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

1: Consequences of U.S. Pressure on Mexico over Iraq

The Bush administration is about to be successful in breaking Mexico's will by bringing it to heel over Iraq. While Fox will continue to sweet talk his decision and speak bravely, the fact is that in the end he permitted himself to be manipulated by Washington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00128.htm


2: Scoop Image: The Thin Blue Line

08 March 03 - Opposite Sheraton hotel Symonds St., Auckland, as police and protestors face off outside John Howard's dinner engagement, Reinforcements wait... (C) John Collie

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00070.htm


3: Sludge Report #148 - A Nest Of Vipers, But Whose?

In This Edition: A Nest Of Vipers On Penn. Ave. (And Across The Pacific In The Lodge Too…) - But What Of Our Guardians In The Fourth Estate? – WHOSE VIPERS? Did George Bush Junior Work For Langley Like His Dad? What Did The Dim Son Do When He Was AWOL? ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00071.htm


4: David Miller Online: In the Shadows Lies Iran

In hindsight, it was not the cleverest of moves on the part of President Bush to publicly declare that a hard line approach would be taken against the “Axis of Evil”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00061.htm


5: Reasons NZ Should Not Be A US Postal Abbreviation

I don't say that because I've fallen victim to Marxist proselytising, but because it is a truth that is self-evident to anyone in the US with a mailbox and a phone. I am so under siege by telemarketers (mostly for telecommunications or financial ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00054.htm


6: George W. Bush, International Mistress of Mystery

In the greatest achievement of his still-young presidency, George W. Bush has become the “international mistress of mystery” for a string of Arab dictators.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00051.htm


7: Human Rights and Women in Iraq: Voices of Women

COLONEL MACHAMER: Good afternoon and welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center. We're glad to have you here, I think, for a very important briefing today, and we have some special guests with us for that.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00135.htm


8: U.S. Coalition of the Willing or the Coerced?

As the United Nations Security Council prepared to vote on a U.S.-British resolution that would authorize war against Iraq, the Bush administration was working furiously to win over the required nine votes they need for passage of the motion. Employing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00069.htm


9: Mexico On The UN and Iraq - Arm-Twisting Diplomacy

Mexico and Iraq - Arm-Twisting Diplomacy: The Consequences of U.S. Pressure on Mexico over Iraq in the Security Council

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00133.htm


10: Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

Why have electorate agents for list MPs? How do you take rules written for electorate MPs and apply them to a list MP whose electorate stretches from North Cape to Stewart Island? How do you apply rules written before fax machines were invented, to the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00159.htm


11: Matthew Reid: Grandstanding Appeasement

About the only thing missing from the strange scene along the Iraq-Kuwait border late this week was UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan in a black and white striped jersey with a whistle around his neck. Can you hear him? “Off-sides. Iraq. 5-yard ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00067.htm


12: Five arrests at Wellington anti-war demo

Police made five arrests at the end of a demonstration against the looming war in Iraq in Wellington today. About a thousand people turned up to the very noisy protest intended to target the state banquet held at parliament for the visiting Australian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00060.htm


13: 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?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00059.htm


14: 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


15: Guest Opinion: The American Tragedy

Bush, Iraq, Powell, Rumsfeld, Saddaam ...... how did these names come to invade all our conscious and semi-conscious - thoughts. How did we allow one issue to dominate the globe? With a global media outreach, and almost hegemonistic influence over many ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00073.htm


16: 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


17: Jason Leopold: When Poppy Bush Said It How It Is

When Poppy Bush Said It How It Is Bush Sr. Said In 1996 That War With Iraq `Would Turn Entire Arab World Against Us’ By Jason Leopold

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00029.htm


18: Road Politics Cause Chaos

"The traffic chaos in Auckland caused by just 20 millimetres of rain would have cost the city and the country tens of millions of dollars as well as having seriously disrupted people's lives," ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0303/S00162.htm


19: GOP Chairman Resigns – Our Country Above Politics

As the Bush administration moves toward certain war in the Middle East-a war which I believe nothing good will come from, a war which is unjust, unnecessary, and a war which will undoubtedly widen, perhaps even into world war, thereby placing our ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00138.htm


20: Scoop Images: Protesting John Howard At Parliament

A photo story showing today's anti-war demonstration targetting Australian PM John Howard's state luncheon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00058.htm


21: Five arrests at Parliament protest

Five people were arrested for minor disorder offences as Australian Prime Minister John Howard left Parliament this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00071.htm


22: Howard a puppet to the US (With Webcam Image)

Greenpeace has exposed who is pulling the Australian Prime Minister’s strings, unveiling a giant John Howard puppet in downtown Wellington today. The puppet is dangling from the outstretched fingers of Gollum (aka G.W. Bush) on the Embassy Theatre to mark ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00066.htm


23: Imad Khadduri: The Fig Leaf Of Moral Impotence

On March 7, 2003, Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), submitted, in accordance with U.N. Resolution 1441, his third report to the Security Council on Iraq's nuclear non-capability.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00068.htm


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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00072.htm


25: 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


26: Round-Table Interview with Rose Al-Youssef

C. David Welch, Ambassador to Egypt Remarks to Egyptian Magazine Rose Al-Youssef Cairo, Egypt January 20, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00136.htm


27: Mitchel Cohen: The Gulf War Twelve Years Later (1)

On September 11th 1990, U.S. President George H.W. Bush, upholding “democracy” and “peace,” declared his “New World Order” in a speech before the US Congress. He was soon rain thousands of tons of napalm, air-fuel explosives, phosphorous bombs, cluster ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00055.htm


28: Trans Tasman PMs' Press Conference Transcript 10.3

TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE WITH NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER HELEN CLARK WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00139.htm


29: Asia 2000 Foundation announces new Board members

Sir Dryden Spring, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Asia 2000 Foundation of New Zealand (Asia 2000), has welcomed the appointment of five new members to the Board by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Hon. Phil Goff.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0303/S00077.htm


30: Dennis Hans: The Disinformation Age

The Disinformation Age: How George W. Bush and Saint Colin of Powell are lying America into an unnecessary war — and what honest journalists can do about it By Dennis Hans

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00011.htm

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