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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Scoop Images: Kuwait And Iraq Satellite Images

Image of Kuwait and Iraq taken today by the NOAA Modis satellite imagery programme. Each image below zooms in closer on the head of the Gulf, and a larger version of each image can be viewed by clicking on the images. Scoop will post follow up images ...

2: Swiss Police Attack Anti-War Protesting Children

Exclusive Breaking News – Hundreds of Swiss school children have been fired upon by riot police outside the US Mission in Geneva. The attack, witnessed by workers from the nearby World Health Organization, was unprovoked.

3: Satellite Images: Iraq Bathed In A Winged Cloud

Image taken by the NASA MODIS satellite Terra 01/28/03 07:50 UTC

4: 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.

5: Scoop Photo-Essay: Swiss Police Attack School-Kids

Scoop broke the news – Here is photo-coverage of hundreds of Swiss school children being fired upon by riot police outside the US Mission in Geneva. The attack, witnessed by workers from the nearby World Health Organization, was unprovoked.

6: Top 10 Messages On Saddam Hussein's Answer Phone

1. "Hi, I've always been a big admirer. Kia kaha. It's Keith Locke here." 2. "Mike Hosking here. Your hair always looks great - what product do you use?"

7: Eco-Economy: Economic Perspective On The War

*** It's Not About Oil Or Iraq. It's About The US And Europe Going Head-To-Head On World Economic Dominance. ***

8: Scoop Images Confirm Iraqi Oil Fields Alight

According to an unconfirmed report from Associated Press quoting Fox News, fires southwest of the city of Basra have been burning for several hours.

9: UQ Wire: Now, I Am the Terrorist

Now, I Am the Terrorist By William Rivers Pitt From: t r u t h o u t | Perspective Friday 21 March 2003

10: Cops Gather Intelligence at Anti-War Protest

Photo-Essay: [Part 5] Police began gathering intelligence on those taking part in anti-war protests in auckland, New Zealand this afternoon when approximately 10,000 people of all ages and races took part in a protest march against this latest US-Led ...

11: Scoop Images: The Last Iraq War Looked Like This

A few days after the end of the Gulf ground war, an American soldier inspects the carbonized bodies of Iraqi soldiers killed when their convoy of vehicles was bombed and strafed by Allied aircraft as the convoy attempted to retreat from Kuwait back ...

12: Senator Robert Byrd: Today, I Weep for my Country

Arrogance of Power US Senator Robert Byrd Speech delivered on the floor of the US Senate Wednesday 19 March 2003

13: Guest Opinion: Who Are The Real, Useful Idiots?

I would say that people who hold up the First Amendment as an example of America’s greatness but then disparage those who exercise that right to peaceably assemble are the real, useful idiots.

14: He Really Shouldn't Have Said That, Should He?

Not content with moves to restrict short selling, to allow companies to break rules applying to share buybacks, to sell their currency, and to mobilize state pension monies massively to move the Nikkei off yet another 20-odd year low, the Japanese ...

15: The Parents Of Rachel Corrie Hold Press Conference

Rachel’s Congressman, Brian Baird’s (D-WA) office arranged the press conference, in which the congressman participated and announced his plan to introduce a resolution in Congress later this week.

16: Photo-Essay: USA-UK-Australia-Spain Blitzkrieg

American and British air forces unleashed a crippling aerial assault on Baghdad last night setting Baghdad ablaze. There is no estimate of how many people are dead nor injured.

17: Scoop Feedback: Looking For A Dead Person

Hi! The police of Geneva is looking for the dead person it is supposed to have killed, according to your web site. Can you help us?

18: Undernews: Following The War

AND NOW THE NEWS MODELS AT CNN lift up the shell and - whadayaknow? - it's not Adolph Hitler under there at all but just some dispirited, ill-trained and ill- motivated Iraqis in soldiers' uniforms looking to surrender.

19: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Disillusion, Anger on Arab St.

Feelings of anger and outrage in the Arab world are becoming more vocal as the first day of military action winds down.

20: Scoop Images: Wellington Marches Against War - M22

Four or five thousand Wellingtonians took to the streets on a beautiful day today to protest against the war currently underway in Iraq.

21: 10,000 People in Auckland March In Disgust of USA

Photo-Essay: [Part 1] Approximately 10,000 people of all ages and races took part in a protest march against the USA-UK-Australia-Spain’s decision to begin killing Iraqi people in this latest US-Led War against Iraq.

22: New Research Exposes "Shock and Awe" War Plans

The Not in Our Name Project (NION) is pleased to announce publication of The ‘Shock and Awe’ Experiment on its website. This research document is a compilation, analysis, and discussion of available information on the Pentagon’s “Shock and Awe” battle ...

23: 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.

24: Images: World's Biggest Bomb (10 Tonnes) Tested

U.S. Air Force images of the MOAB – "Mother Of All Bombs" – being prepared for testing.

25: Bring Home The Troops - Send In The Protestors

Gmng, gmng, gmng! I'll say one thing about this war - it's getting me into some very good habits. I walked up Market Street to school again last night because it didn't look like a bus would be coming any time soon, on account of a protest march. On ...

26: Pained by War, John Paul II Prays for Iraqi People

VATICAN CITY, MARCH 20, 2003 ( After learning of the outbreak of war, John Paul II offered his Mass this morning for the Iraqi people, ZENIT learned from Vatican sources.

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: 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, ...

29: HARD NEWS 21/03/03 - Special Edition

One criticism that cannot so far be levelled against the new Kim Kill TV vehicle Face to Face is that it is dull. Having galloped through an interview last week with an American military strategist, Dear Kim hooked up this week with Saint John Pilger ...

30: The Coalition Of The Willing [/Killing] Is Named

The U.S. "Coalition Of The Willing" has finally been named. In naming it U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell observed that it was a bigger group than that arrayed to support the first Gulf War in 1991.

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