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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Exposing Bush and His "Techniques of Deceit"

President George W. Bush and his foreign-policy team have systematically and knowingly deceived the American people in order to gain support for an unprovoked attack on Iraq.

2: US Senator Robert Byrd: We Stand Passively Mute

"To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences. On this February day, as this nation stands at the brink of battle, every American on some level must be contemplating the horrors of war.

3: Georgia's Last Minute 2002 Election Machine Fix

Officials from the state of Georgia have admitted that a program "patch" was administered to over 22,000 unauditable touch-screen voting machines in Georgia. This took place shortly before the November 2002 election.


As of 13th of February folk in 484 locations around the world (including Antarctica!) had registered their intention to protest on February 15th against war in Iraq. This weekend’s protests are expected to be the biggest ever public mobilisation against ...

5: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Stifling the Voice of Reason

The campaign to stifle dissent and censor any questioning of current U.S. policies vis-a-vis the Middle East in general, and Iraq in particular, has reached new levels.

6: Scoop Link: American Coup Makes The Guardian

By 2004, most voters in the US may well be voting by touch-screen systems, provided by a handful of companies, mainly private. Routine oversight of the counting process is effectively impossible.

7: People Power: New Zealand Citizens Say No to War

Scoop Images of Auckland's 10,000-strong Anti-War Protest.

8: Thousands March in Auckland Against USA War

The 10,000-strong Anti-War march led by Global Peace and Justice Auckland [GPJA] delivered a peaceful “No War’ message to the New Zealand public, the Government, and to Auckland City’s commerce/retail heart. Thousands more lined the street offering ...

9: Scoop Images: Wellington Mobilises Against The War

Around 6000 Wellingtonians turned out today for a march against war in Iraq. The demonstration is thought to have been around the largest in the capital over the last couple of decades.

10: Photo-Essay - NZ Citizens Say No to War

Scoop Photo-Essay 2: The Anti-War march led by Global Peace and Justice Auckland [GPJA] delivered a peaceful “No War’ message to the New Zealand public, the Government, and to Auckland City’s commerce/retail heart. Thousands more lined the street offering ...

11: We're Gonna Smoke 'em Out: The Butchering of Iraq

At Mayport Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. President George Bush told hundreds of naval personnel on the eve of war that rules of war would not apply to terrorists. "On 9-11, the terrorists brought the war to us - now we are taking ...

12: Artistic Sign Language& The Coming Bush Fall

Sign is symbol, symbol is sign. Consider: *Powell goes to the United Nations so that the missile attacks on Baghdad and Basra can begin -- and, in the lobby of that grand building, Picasso's "Guernica" painting, which depicts the horrific results of the ...

13: 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 ...

14: John Kaminski: Billions Are Wondering Why

Several billion people in the world - including myself - are wondering why: - America is hellbent on destroying its own Constitution.

15: Bush Meets with Prime Minister Howard of Australia

President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Howard of Australia Remarks by the President and Prime Minister Howard of Australia in Photo Opportunity The Oval Office

16: Bush Is Racking Up "Frequent Liar Miles"

Lyndon Johnson is remembered for lying about Vietnam, Richard Nixon for lying about Watergate, Bill Clinton for lying about adultery. George W. Bush is known as a straight shooter. What’s wrong with that picture?

17: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Who is Khidhir Hamza?

This week Khidhir Hamza, a former Iraqi nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. in 1994, testified before a U.S. Senate panel investigating Iraq's nuclear armaments. Hamza told U.S. Senators that Iraq was three years away from creating up to three ...

18: 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, ...

19: New Zealanders reject the War for Oil

A new poll indicating massive opposition to a unilateral US invasion of Iraq augurs well for the turnout at tomorrow's anti-war rallies, Green MP, Keith Locke said today.

20: Germany's responsibility for peace

Chancellor Gerhard Schröder delivered a policy statement on the current international situation to the German parliament on February 13 in which he focused primarily on the Iraq crisis. In this context Schröder reiterated his support for a peaceful settlement ...

21: 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 ...

22: Sat Feb 15th - Anti-War Action in 20 NZ Centres

Anti-war protests have been organised in at least 20 centres around New Zealand as part of more than 500 protests internationally against American plans to invade Iraq.

23: Anti War video - WARNING: Horrific Reality of War

Greenpeace has released graphic and disturbing video footage of the reality of war - Scoop Editors advise that this is published solely to cause people to consider the true reality of allowing war to go ahead...

24: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Huge Majority of NZers Say No War! - Millions To March Against War – Links Galore! - Everyone Invited: Anti-War Protest Tomorrow Sat 15 Feb - Internet Guru Visits Wellington - You're Invited! - Scoop Exclusive: American Coup Smoking Gun Found In Georgia - ...

25: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Misleading the Public

U.S. media touted the official line before even hearing the tape, or awaiting a reliable translation. "Undeniably links Iraq with Al-Qaida," says one CNN anchor. And then something happened that neither the U.S. administration nor the media anticipated: ...

26: Giant NO WAR banner over the America's Cup race

Auckland, Greenpeace flew an 18 by 6 metre 'No War, Peace Now' banner above the opening of the America's Cup yacht challenge today to promote peace, as protest against a war in Iraq spread around the world.

27: 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 ...

28: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

29: UQ Wire: Kissinger, Scowcroft BNL & Iraq

(UQ WIRE EDITOR’S note: Nothing ever changes under the sun… the following comes from deep within the archives of, but it could have been written today with a few names changed. Kissinger you will recall was nominated to head the 911 Commission, ...

30: UN Radio reports on Weapons Inspectors Findings

Dr. Blix reported several positive steps that Iraq has taken including allowing the flight of U2 planes, enabling private interviews and enacting legislation that prohibits weapons of mass destruction. However information on the whereabouts of unaccounted ...

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