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Yesterday’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: BTL: Ralph Nader Speaks Out Against War With Iraq

Interview with Ralph Nader, citizen activist and former Green Party presidential candidate, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

4: Dennis Hans: I'm Calling You Out

Marching Orders for Journalists, Officials and Celebrities - Stop what you’re doing! I’ve got something far more important that you need to do this very instant. Here is your assignment, if you are. . .

5: Scoop Images: Kofi Annan Speaks Volumes (Softly)

UN Secretary General whispers in French President Jacques Chirac's ear during a European Union Leaders Summit called overnight to discuss the Iraq crisis. Image from European Union website .

6: Recovered History: BCCI, BNL, GW Bush and Iraq

One of the White House aides who unlawfully intervened in the BNL prosecution was a certain factotum named Jay S. ByBee. Last week, said factotum was nominated by the current warmer of the Oval Office seat, George W. Bush, to a place on the federal ...

7: Gays And Immigrants? You Must Be Joking: Peters

New Zealand First wants to know who is paying for gay immigrant advocate Professor Richard Florida to come to this country for the so-called Knowledge Wave conference.

8: Imad Khadduri: The Demise Of The Nuclear Bomb Hoax

Much to the chagrin of President Bush and Colin Powell, the nuclear inspection chief's findings not only cleared the smoke from the imagined "smoking gun," but also dissipated the smog of misinformation with which the American government, hungry for war, has ...

9: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 18 February

1. KEITH LOCKE to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: In light of the weekend protests by thousands of New Zealanders against the “war talk” of President George W Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair, will New Zealand’s United Nations ambassador ...

10: ACC case manager and assessor collude

ACC case managers are arranging to have claimants assessed on the pretence of providing rehabilitation, but in reality the aim in many cases is to save the corporation money. In some cases the case manager is colluding with the assessor to reduce entitlements ...

11: Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon

TUCSON, Ariz., (Jan. 30, 2003) -- The New Zealand Army has selected the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin anti-tank weapon system to meet its medium range anti-armor weapon capability.

12: Why the UN is in the Firing line over Iraq

Although the military offensive in Iraq has not yet been launched, the war has already started. In fact, it never actually ended because even though the hostilities on the battlefield may have subsided, the never-ending war of opinion has ground on ...

13: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

14: Behind the Blockades in Cochabamba, Bolivia

When the Government of Bolivia announced last week a tax hike which would further depress the poorest of this nation into poverty, the masses of Bolivia took to the street to demand the resignation of both the tax and the Bolivian president Goni ...

15: Helen Clark Makes Major Mistake in Australia

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today strongly criticised the Prime Minister for involving herself in domestic Australian politics, and for delivering a frightening message that New Zealand does not stand alongside our traditional allies.

16: Howard's End: Peace Message Clear To World Govts

A million marched in Rome, 1.3 milion paraded in Barcelona, two million in Madrid, a half million in London, 250,000 in New York. From Canberra to Cape Town, from Karachi to Chicago, from Wellington to Warsaw, millions of stern, defiant, impassioned and ...

17: French Address By Dominique De Villepin to UN

To what extent do the nature and scope of the threat justify the recourse to force? Use of force can only be a final recourse. Why go to war if there still exists an unused space in resolution 1441?

18: Virtual Spectator launches new 3D for Americas Cup

New Zealand’s leading interactive sports entertainment company, Virtual Spectator has today launched its premium 3D service for the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup.

19: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Time For Iraq To Act

Friday's U.N. Security Council briefing by UNMOVIC head Blix and IAEA head Al-Baradei allowed the world a short reprieve from talk of war. The condemning report and evidence the U.S. and U.K delegations had been hoping for from the inspectors never materialized ...

20: 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 ...

21: Minister goes public on Bill of Rights vets

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson has decided Bill of Rights vets of Bills introduced to Parliament will be made public in future.

22: 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, ...

23: NZ’s fastest growing site gets 100,000th member, the website where you can find your old school friends, registered it’s 100,000th member today.

24: Labour & Green MPs Hacky with the World's Best

Labour & Green MPs Hacky with the World’s Best Minister of Youth Affairs, John Tamihere, and Green MP Nandor Tanczos will play hacky sack on the steps of Parliament with the double world-champion footbag player at 9.30am on Wednesday 19 February to promote ...

25: Maharey On Shaky Ground

Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey's reiteration that a person on the dole, who works one hour, is not unemployed, reveals that he has succumbed to his own officialese, ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman ...

26: Deep Insult to Anti-War Kiwis from Prime Minister

Over the weekend the Prime Minister dismissed the protests by tens of thousands of New Zealanders in 20 centres yesterday as "not as large" as those from previous issues in the past.

27: Worldwide Peace Mobilisation - F15 Full Coverage

All We Are Saying Is Give Peace A Chance - A million marched in Rome, 1.3 milion paraded in Barcelona, two million in Madrid, a half million in London, 250,000 in New York. From Canberra to Cape Town, from Karachi to Chicago, from Wellington to ...

28: 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 ...

29: Scoop Image & Poem: United In Peace

A Photograph From Wellington's Peace March With Poem...

30: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

The Prime Minister undersold the government programme as boring. It is actually dangerous "snake oil". Successive governments have avoided real structural reform by claiming as Clark did on Tuesday to be moving the economy "up the value chain" ...

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