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The Weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: UQ Wire: DOJ To Attempt Shut Down of 9/11 Evidence

On June 20, Bush Administration officials quietly informed a New York judge of their intention to commence legal actions likely to be far-reaching in their constitutional, political, and individual rights implications pertaining to current lawsuits and ...

2: Read My Lips: Oil Was Well with Harken

"Read My Lips: Oil Was Well with Harken" ( George W's 'Perfect Storm' ) … by Tom Flocco

NOTE: See also Followup at No.21
3: HARD NEWS 12/07/02 - It's Wrong

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... two days ago I was making notes for a Hard News in which I would say, more in sorrow than anger, that a Labour-led government had misled us and broken the law. Turns out, there's no need. Please put aside any question of ...

4: Scoop Images: Indymedia Pictures Of N.Y.C. and D.C

The following images are from the Washington and New York City Indymedia websites who are providing alternative, live breaking coverage of the American terror crisis.

5: UQ Wire: Harken Energy - Bush’s No Good Trade

One key trade just a few weeks before Iraq invaded Kuwait -- but reported some eight months late after the Gulf War was over -- netted Bush close to $1 million in profit as he sold stock in Harken Energy, an oil company doing business in the Middle East ...

6: Howard's End: World Financial Blowout Matters Here

While most of New Zealand seems to be satisfied with the smoke and mirrors of Paintergate, Corngate and political spin, some of us have been taking notice of the more mundane things in life - like New Zealand's economic survival in a global financial meltdown. ...

7: NZ Navy Ships Assist Nottingham - Images

HMS Nottingham, HMNZS Endeavour & HMNZS Te Mana at Lord Howe Island. See... Update On NZ Navy Support To HMS Nottingham for background.

8: Poll Watch: TV3/NFO Poll – NZ First Hits 8%

A TV3 NFO poll was announced on TV last night has NZ First and Winston Peters and his NZ First Party as the major winner.

9: Update On NZ Navy Support To HMS Nottingham

HMNZ Ships Endeavour and Te Mana continue to provide support to HMS Nottingham while she undertakes repairs. Both New Zealand ships are helping the Nottingham with such things as:

10: Sludge Report #139 – A Shrill And Partisan Voice

In this edition: Never has there been such a case of the pot calls the kettle black. A simple question. Whom is shriller, White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer, or Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle?

11: This Baby Will NOT Be Filmed

Condemnation of plans by foreign pornographic film makers to degenerate the dignity of a yet to be born New Zealand baby is backed by Roger McClay, Commissioner for Children.

12: Seeds Of Distrust Author Replies To Government

‘Seeds of Distrust’ author, Nicky Hager, says that the Government seems to be trying to create confusion over the contaminated sweet corn story instead of actually refuting the evidence in the book.

13: Investigator Who Cleared Bush Gets WorldCom Job

A former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman appointed court monitor of WorldCom Inc. on Wednesday was previously responsible for clearing U.S. President George W. Bush of insider trading concerning his involvement in Harken Energy during the lead ...

14: Scoop Editorial: George Bush’s Denouement

This morning's press conference by U.S. President George Bush signalled an interesting new phase in the ongoing battle on the liberal left to hold the White House accountable.

15: 'Cornfusion' Grows

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today that the Government and officials still need to answer serious questions about the GE corn contamination controversy.

16: Govt. Uses Smoke And Mirrors To Hide GE Corn Truth

Auckland, 11th July, 2002: Greenpeace today expressed concern over the comments made by the Government and a scientist today denying conclusive evidence of GE contamination in the testing of corn imported into New Zealand.

17: No Contamination Claim Not Backed Up By Documents

Prime Minister Helen Clark and Environment Minister Marion Hobbs must back up with official papers their categorical statement that there was no GM contamination of imported corn seed, says National Environment Spokesperson Dr Nick Smith.

18: Scoop: Top Scoops + Campaign 2002

Sludge Report: Moral Questions For A Snake - Hard News: Where Are Hager’s Experts? - Howard’s End: Smell The Coffee While You Can - SPCS Injunction Denied, Freedom Upheld - Childbirth Porn Illegal, Says McClay - Greens Still Cornfused, Have Questions ...

19: Keith Rankin: The Campaign We Didn't Need

I find it deeply frustrating that this election campaign is being dominated by the mainstream media relentlessly pushing two non-issues: cover-ups relating to inappropriately autographed artwork and the limited release of genetically modified organisms. We ...

20: Hager’s Facts Fine – Environment Ministry CEO

The information presented in Nicky Hager’s Seeds of Distrust is largely factually accurate, Ministry for the Environment Chief Executive Barry Carbon said today.

21: HARD NEWS 13/07/02 - Having Calmed Down

I feel that this week's Hard News was a little too emotional. It was written in the hours after I interviewed Dr Poulter, and I was angry about what had happened. I remain convinced by him and his view that there was no reliable evidence of GM seed ...

22: Katya Rivas: Do Not Fear; I Am with You

Be calm, My beloved daughter; I know you are afraid of suffering, and especially of humiliation. People’s comments hurt you; be calm and remember that I was also called mad; I also had My feelings tested on the Mount of Olives. Look, I am going ...

23: Hager’s Revelation Of Hobbs Cobb Cover Up Not New

Members of the Mana Mäori Movement, who are contesting the Mäori seats, highlighted today that recent revelations by Nicky Hager regarding the possibility of the release of genetically modified crops in this country are not new.

24: Scoop Weather Images: Typhoon Season In Japan

Two typhoons have been threatening Japan in recent days. The first, Chataan, is passing over Tokyo at present. The second, Halong, is still well south of Japan and, according to the Supercomputer Forecast below, forecast to swing away to the south of the island ...

25: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: DOJ To Attempt Shut Down of 9/11 Evidence

On June 20, Bush Administration officials quietly informed a New York judge of their intention to commence legal actions likely to be far-reaching in their constitutional, political, and individual rights implications pertaining to current lawsuits and ...

26: Greens Playing Kiwis For Suckers

Bluegreens Bluegreens is an independent group of New Zealanders advising the National Party on environment and heritage issues.

27: Seeds Of Distrust - (Extract) Media Manipulation

Seeds Of Distrust - Chapter 8 - Media Manipulation By Nicky Hager - Published July 10th 2002 BUY THE BOOK -

28: Cannabis Effectively Decriminalised In Blighty

The possession of cannabis for personal use is to be effectively decriminalised in the UK.

29: Film Festival Not Victim of Malice as Claimed

Mr Bill Gosden, Director of the NZ International Film Festival, has accused SPCS of “maliciousness” in the timing of its applications to have the classification decisions on two opening night films reviewed by the Film and Literature Board of Review. In ...

30: Good News for Film Festival

The application by the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards for an interim injunction to prevent the screening of Y tu mamá también has been declined by the President of Film and Literature Board of Review.

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