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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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00061.htm


2: Images: Cyanide Terror Threat Letter Released

Police tonight released a copy of the terrorist threat letter intercepted on its way to three diplomatic missions late last week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00246.htm


3: UQ Wire: Tracking All Hijackers (LIHOP Series)

Tracking All Hijackers (LIHOP Series) From forthcoming "911Skeptics Unite! -the encyclopedia" - now up in a preview at http://www.globalfreepress.com See also… UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00218.htm


4: Howard's End: Russia Provides Iraq a Lifeboat

Scoop's Middle-East intelligence sources are reporting that Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has stepped into the bipolar crisis over Iraq between US-led and French-led world blocs with a proposition to avert the war and provide Saddam Hussein with a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00211.htm


5: 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


6: Bush Tied to Terror Suspect Sami al-Arian - Image

George and Laura Bush with Sami Amin Al-Arian during the 2000 campaign in Florida. Al-Arian is charged with 50 counts of terrorism. Al-Arian even went to a White House briefing with Karl Rove.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00207.htm


7: 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


8: NZ Anti-War Documentary to Screen in Three Centres

A 25 minute documentary about the peace weekend (Feb 15, 16) produced by Aotearoa Indymedia - in collaboration with PlaNET TV will screen on community TV stations in 3 main centres around New Zealand. Dunedin Gets to view it tonight!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0302/S00195.htm


9: US Armed Saddam Hussein With Chemical Weapons

On August 18, the New York Times carried a front-page story headlined, ``Officers say U.S. aided Iraq despite the use of gas''. Quoting anonymous US ``senior military officers'', the NYT ``revealed'' that in the 1980s, the administration of US President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00158.htm


10: Evers-Swindell sisters out to show supremacy

World champion sisters Caroline and Georgina Evers-Swindell will defend a string of national titles at the New Zealand rowing chamionships on Lake Ruataniwha near Twizel on Saturday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0302/S00145.htm


11: HARD NEWS 28/02/03 - Very Busy

I thought I'd better get out a post to the list before the week expired. I haven't had the time to blog much this week: my partner strained her back so badly on Friday night that she couldn't walk unaided for two days, and I, as luck would have it, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00220.htm


12: Streets Of London: Smokin' Dude...It Ain't Cool

The best way to give up smoking is to never start in the first place…those of us who've done battle with the evilest weed know this. However, on the Channel Island of Guernsey the number of teenagers smoking or intending to was halved over five ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00215.htm


13: Star Witness on Iraq Said Weapons Were Destroyed

FAIR-L Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting Media analysis, critiques and activism http://www.fair.org/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00271.htm


14: Super liner Oriana berths in Auckland

Hundreds of lucky New Zealanders and Australians will be on board one of the world's great superliners, P&O Cruises' Oriana, when it arrives in Auckland on Monday March 3, 2003.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0302/S00154.htm


15: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Intelligence Sources Reveal A Cunning Plan - Jonnie Howard’s a Protest Target: GPJA - Hey Jonnie – Keep Your Yank Missiles Out Of Our Region - Naked in Nuhaka: Are Coutts and Butterworth Still Kiwis? - Are There Any Terrorists George W Doesn't Know? - ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00221.htm


16: Photograph: Oriana To Birth in Auckland Monday

Super liner Oriana berths in Auckland Hundreds of lucky New Zealanders and Australians will be on board one of the world's great superliners, P&O Cruises' Oriana, when it arrives in Auckland on Monday March 3, 2003.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0302/S00138.htm


17: For Six Years Think Tank Has Been Hell-Bent On War

Never before in the history of the United States presidency has a think tank had such an impact on shaping U.S. foreign policy as the Project for the New American Century has on helping President George W. Bush set foreign policy goals for his ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00204.htm


18: 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


19: UQ Wire: The Crimes Of 9/11 (Part 3)

PATRIOT II - ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card for Federal Officers Responsible for “Intelligence Failure”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00217.htm


20: Iran & North Korea Will Be Next Targets - Mahathir

Kuala Lumpur (Tribune Correspondent, Sunday the 24 Feb ): Western powers are using terrorism as a pretext to conquer the world and will target Iran and North Korea once they succeed in Iraq, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00221.htm


21: UQ Wire: The Crimes Of 9/11 (Part 1)

Where is the line between investigative discretion and obstruction of justice? What level of forewarning of attack is so compelling that failure to order protective measures makes officials liable to prosecution for reckless endangerment?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00079.htm


22: Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up For Your Rights

I am one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks to prevent President Bush from launching a military invasion of Iraq without Congressional declaration of war because to do so would be in direct violation of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00216.htm


23: Naked in Nuhaka: Identity Crisis

"Can you please refer no longer to the likes of Russell Coutts, Brad Butterworth and the rest of the ex-Team NZ defectors as NZers -- they are now Swiss. Let's strip them of any references to being Kiwis because as far as I'm concerned they lost that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00209.htm


24: UQ Wire: The U.S. Tilts toward Iraq, 1980-1984

The Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) was one of a series of crises during an era of upheaval in the Middle East: revolution in Iran, occupation of the U.S. embassy in Tehran by militant students, invasion of the Great Mosque in Mecca by anti-royalist Islamicists, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00197.htm


25: Archiving: Countdown To War Full Coverage (1)

EDITOR'S NOTE: This page archives material from the Scoop: Countdown To War With Iraq A Scoop Special Feature ... page which was getting very long...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00219.htm


26: Terrorism -- A Threat to World Peace?

Marie T. Huhtala, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia Remarks to the Rotary International Dinner Forum Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia February 22, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00267.htm


27: Bernard Weiner: Explaining Iraq To The Grandkids

Within a few weeks, the world is going to change drastically. A terrible war is about to be unleashed, and -- even though the events will happen far, far away from America -- it will affect your parents and Gran and me, indeed all of us in this country ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00214.htm


28: Question And Answer With Ernesto Bertarelli

AUCKLAND - November 15, 2002 - Alinghi President and navigator Ernesto Bertarelli spoke at the Louis Vuitton Cup Press Conference after race 3 of the quarter-finals, a match in which Alinghi emerged victorious against Prada.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00120.htm


29: New Ally In Welfare Reform Battle?

Last week Associate Minister John Tamihere distributed a controversial speech at Auckland's Knowledge Wave Conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0302/S00546.htm


30: UQ Wire: Blood Money

George W. Bush gave a speech Wednesday night before the Godfather of conservative Washington think tanks, the American Enterprise Institute. In his speech, Bush quantified his coming war with Iraq as part of a larger struggle to bring pro-western governments ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00213.htm


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