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

1: The Development Of War Propaganda

The hackneyed phrase maintains that truth is the first casualty of war, but this does not suggest nearly clearly enough that it is a casualty because the US and UK governments are making a concerted attempt to destroy it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00277.htm


2: Photo-Essay 1: Consider Whom You Bomb

Warning. These Graphic Images May Disturb: Dawn air raids pounded areas south of Baghdad on Saturday March 29, after a night in which the Information Ministry was targeted by U.S. cruise missiles and Iraqis said an attack on a market killed dozens ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00286.htm


3: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00258.htm


4: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00265.htm


5: Photo-Essay 2: Consider Whom You Bomb

Warning. These Graphic Images May Disturb: Dawn air raids pounded areas south of Baghdad on Saturday March 29, after a night in which the Information Ministry was targeted by U.S. cruise missiles and Iraqis said an attack on a market killed dozens ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00285.htm


6: Scoop Images: U.S. POWs Shown On Al Jazeera TV

An unknown group of U.S. soldiers have been captured by Iraqi forces. The U.S. mainstream media has not shown footage of the event, even though they have shown footage of Iraqi POWs. Apparently there are five U.S. soldiers captured, and an unknown number ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00212.htm


7: Photo-Essay 3: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00260.htm


8: Photo-Essay 2: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00259.htm


9: Colin Powell Interview on Abu Dhabi TV

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, we've asked our viewers to participate in these questions and they've sent us overwhelming questions over the e-mail, so I'm going to try to cram in as many as I can. Let me start.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00405.htm


10: Scoop Continues To Publish Reality Of War Images

Editorial: Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage of this US invasion of Iraq will not be censored nor sanitised. Let us consider why this is so.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00261.htm


11: Cheney's Daughter To Be Human Shield In Baghdad?

The United Arab Emirates leading semi-official daily newspaper, Alittihad, reported on Thursday that a US government delegation had arrived in Amman, Jordan, on its way to Baghdad for negotiations with the Iraqi government about an immediate ceasefire. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00275.htm


12: Photo-Essay 2: The Many Faces of War

"Iraqis living outside who say they support this war are living in comfort and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of their homes. They have no bombs taking their children away form them or raining down on them terrifying night after night."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00268.htm


13: War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down

Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00228.htm


14: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq (2)

The following is additional feedback received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war. For earlier feedback on this issue see… Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00278.htm


15: The Many Faces of War

Much has been made in recent days of the controversy regarding the ethics of publishing pictures that may offend some people. However, war in of itself is offensive. It is offensive to nature, offensive to morality, and offensive to the human condition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00269.htm


16: Photo-Essay 1: The Many Faces of War

Because war was so packaged as a Disney reality TV tour of Baghdad, the pictures you see here are more important than ever. Without them we would all continue to think a war fought far way has no bearing on us.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00267.htm


17: Firas Al-Atraqchi: What You Aren't Being Told

Remember all those "intelligence sources" who promised that Iraqis would be cheering as the U.S. and U.K. armies rolled into Basra or Nasiriyah or any major town in southern Iraq? Apparently, in day 7 of the invasion of Iraq, these intelligence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00247.htm


18: Saddam Hussein's time is running out says Hoon

Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has said the most important task within the Iraq campaign objectives is to deny Iraq use of its Weapons of Mass Destruction. Coalition efforts have centred on disabling command and control facilities through which the Iraqi ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00466.htm


19: Scoop Link: Dick Cheney's Daughter A Human Shield?

The London based Arabic daily Al Quds Al Arabi reported on Tuesday, March 25 that the American vice president, Dick Cheney, would soon head to the Jordanian capital, Amman. The newspaper claimed that the visit would be an attempt by Cheney to convince ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00239.htm


20: News Consumers Beware: You Are Being Lied To

News consumers beware: You are being lied to. Throughout the build up to the war in Iraq the US and UK governments tried to show that Iraq had weapons of Mass Destruction and that Hussein was a threat. Within days and sometimes hours these lies were exposed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00282.htm


21: Jason Leopold: Richard Perle - Enterprising Hawk

Richard Perle’s resignation Thursday as chairman of the Defense Policy Board, a Pentagon advisory group, is long overdue. Perle quit the board because he was hired to help bankrupt telecommunications firm Global Crossing win approval from the Department ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00279.htm


22: Stateside: Something Beginning With "Ch"

It's Friday morning here, and I have the day off work because of a holiday honoring Cesar Chavez. He's a Mexican American who established the National Farmworkers Association in Delano, California, in 1962 - an organisation that gained international fame in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00284.htm


23: Michael Franti on Gov't Surveillance of His Band

Hip Hop Artist Michael Franti Speaks Out on U.S. Government Surveillance of his Band and MTV Self-Censorship

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00274.htm


24: Rumsfeld Ignored WMDs In Pursuit Of Oil Pipeline

Examining recently released government and corporate sources, researchers at the Institute for Policy Studies have uncovered new evidence that oil has long been the driving concern behind US-Iraqi relations. Key figures associated with the Bush Administration, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00432.htm


25: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00125.htm


26: Naked in Nuhaka: Hunkering Down

OVER THE PAST WEEK I've been thinking a lot about what my first column would be like since Gulf War II broke out. I was out here in Nuhaka the day the proverbial hit the fan. Stopping at home briefly on the way out to Mahia to do a site visit, I flicked ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00271.htm


27: Satellite Images: Iraq Bathed In A Winged Cloud

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00148.htm


28: Bernard Weiner: The Vietnam Connection

Anyone Detect a Familiar Odor in the Air? The Vietnam Connection By Bernard Weiner The Crisis Papers

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00283.htm


29: IAEA labels Bush "fake", Powell "inauthentic"

A mere three weeks after the International Atomic Energy Agency demonstrated conclusively that letters between Iraq and Niger about the purchase of uranium were forgeries, the U.N. body is about to prove an even more startling claim: President George W. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00281.htm


30: Scoop Images: Tui Billboard Bandits In Auckland

Helen Wiseman-Dare, Chairperson, WASP (West Aucklanders Against Aerial Spraying) writes to Scoop regarding a recent Scoop report on the The Tui Billboard Bandits In Wellington .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00276.htm

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