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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Feb 15th: Largest Mobilisation in Planet's History

New Zealand will lead the largest mobilisation of human beings in the history of the planet when the No War Against Iraq march takes place in Auckland this coming Saturday (12noon from QEII Square at the bottom of Queen Street...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00053.htm


2: John Kaminski Fake Terror Alerts

How stupid do they think we are? Only hours after our much-praised Secretary of State is revealed to have been using material plagiarized from a college student to justify why we're going to kill thousands of people with bombs, our government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00056.htm


3: Germany Sets Out a Peacemaking Solution on Iraq

Germany and France will present a plan to the United Nations security council on Feb 14 that will see a European military peacekeeping presence inside Iraq. The United States is enraged.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00048.htm


4: BREAKING NEWS: Voting System Integrity Flaw

Yesterday, technicians of the company that supplied voting machines for the surprising 2002 results in the state of Georgia, admitted to a file-sharing system that amounts to a colossal security flaw.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00036.htm


5: USA Viewers: Want to Impeach Your President?

George W. Bush Must Answer to the People - The U.S. Constitution provides the means to prevent George W. Bush from engaging in a war of aggression against Iraq, and from advancing a first strike potentially nuclear preemptive war. It's called impeachment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00047.htm


6: Was Downing St’s Iraq dossier plagiarised?

The UK government's carefully co-ordinated propaganda offensive took an embarrassing hit today after Downing Street was accused of plagiarism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00045.htm


7: New Zealand Attacks Europe’s Public Services

Secret documents viewed by Professor Jane Kelsey from ARENA reveal that the New Zealand Government wants Europe to abandon the protection of its public services and utilities from coverage by the free trade rules of the General Agreement on Trade in Services ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00054.htm


8: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzttt.. Scoop Has Feedback

Letters: Is ACC a Vexatious Litigent? - Does the PM Keep Her Word? - In response to Ian Gear - A pigeon special perhaps? - If the UN vetoes the US, it risks irrelevance? - No Satisfaction with the UN - Sen. Edward Kennedy's Opinion regarding the Defense ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00051.htm


9: U.S. Election Integrity Flaw Discovered At Diebold

Recently, technicians and programmers for Diebold Election Systems, the company that supplied every single voting machine for the surprising 2002 results in the state of Georgia, the company that is preparing to convert the state of Maryland to its ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00052.htm


10: The Saddam Hussein Interview

Scoop details here the interview between Saddam Hussein and former UK Labour MP Tony Benn. We hear why - according to Saddam - Iraq has no interest in war and possesses NO weapons of mass destruction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00044.htm


11: ISM Activists Beaten and Shot at Nablus Checkpoint

When ISM activists Maria, Margaret (Maria's mother) and Linus (all from Sweden) and Danish reporter Tommy approached the Azmut checkpoint east of Nablus they saw 4 Israeli soldiers holding between 40 and 50 Palestinian men, women and children captive at ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00070.htm


12: U.S. VP Cheney Off Hook As GAO Declines To Appeal

The identities of the people who advised Vice President Dick Cheney on the National Energy Policy—particularly those who work in the energy industry—will remain secret.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00058.htm


13: Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Telling of a Tall Tale

"A third-rate intelligence team could have done it," said Iraqi General Amer Al-Saadi, Chief Science advisor to Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in his refute of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's 'evidence' before the U.N. Security Council.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00050.htm


14: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


15: Stateside: Not yer Missile Crisis

Just in case you thought I was a few paua short of a pattie with last week's little hom-ily about huiaroha, I'd like to confirm that. Oops! I mean elaborate. I hope you'll stick with a couple of paragraphs of technical bits up front.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00054.htm


16: American GE tree plan arrogant, say Greens

The Green Party is concerned at the reported aggressive comments of an American company, which outline its plans to grow genetically engineered redwood trees in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00109.htm


17: Howard's End: ACC Day Of Shame March 18

Small and medium business operators along with members of the general public, alarmed by increasing costs while ACC investments and surpluses grow, look set to join injured claimants who are planning a nation-wide "Day of Shame" protest on 18 March ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00053.htm


18: Courage And More Martyrs

I was in the centre of Nablus yesterday, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, when a youth was shot and killed by the IOF. He is SAMER ZORBHA, aged 18, a student at the High School in Nablus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00049.htm


19: Tube Talk: Night Of The Saggy Globes

Gird your loins and slap on your tiara - it’s Award Shows time! If, like me, you’ve been practising your Oscar acceptance speech in the shower since the age of nine, you’ll re-plan your life around the awards show TV schedule. Even if you hate Hollywood, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00055.htm


20: Labour Invites The Big Finger

ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today accused the Government of inviting teenage offenders to give the law the finger, after a Hamilton teen clocked up $9,205 in fines - after having nearly $20,000 written off last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00106.htm


21: Submitted: Have The Brits Got"Psy-Ops" On Da Job?

Hours Before U.S. Secretary Of State Colin Powell Was To Deliver His Speech Before The U.N. Security Council, British Defence Intelligence Officials Leaked A Top Secret Report To Bbc, asserting that there are no current links between Iraq and the al-Qaeda ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00046.htm


22: Scoop Archive: The Real But Unspoken Reasons For The Iraq War

Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking - it an an oil CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration's goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a9/bf/200301290001.1d20a05d.html


23: Rumsfeld Ralles for War in Munchen

NATO member nations have an Article V commitment to defend Turkey, should it come under attack by Iraq. Those preventing the Alliance from taking even minimum measures to prepare to do so, risk undermining the credibility of the NATO Alliance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00075.htm


24: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm


25: Confronting the Empire - Noam Chomsky Speech

We are meeting at a moment of world history that is in many ways unique – a moment that is ominous, but also full of hope. The most powerful state in history has proclaimed, loud and clear, that it intends to rule the world by force, the dimension in which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00032.htm


26: Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

The ACT Caucus will suspend her [Donna Awatere Huata] tomorrow because she admitted to them last Monday that she had broken the ACT Caucus rules on conflicts of interest; she accepted with her husband a plane trip to Sydney, all expenses paid to see the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00100.htm


27: Government-Funded Gangs

Ongoing violence in Palmerston North highlights the need for police to be given the mandate and resources to adopt a zero tolerance approach to crime - especially gang-related crime - ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00099.htm


28: Bypass treasures in ruin as Transit creams profit

Transit New Zealand has been treating houses in the path of the proposed Wellington bypass as a cash cow, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00092.htm


29: Act MP Rejects Kangaroo Court

After very careful and difficult deliberations, I have decided to remain an ACT Member of Parliament. I am staying because I am innocent. There is no way I am leaving. No charges have been laid. The auditor general hasn’t reported back.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00110.htm


30: Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition

Welcome back to upton-on-line for 2003 after a Christmas/New Year ‘holiday’ in New Zealand (as if any such thing is possible for ex-pat kiwis at such a frenetic time of year) and nearly ten weeks of serial computer crashes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00043.htm

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