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

1: Images: All Blacks Take A Tour Of Frodo's Plane

Pictures of the majority of the new All Blacks squad - pictured courtesy of All Blacks sponsor Air New Zealand today at Auckland Airport.

2: Wolfowitz Interview with Vanity Fair's Tannenhaus

Wolfowitz - ''The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason, but -- Hold on one second.''

3: Lies, Damned Lies And The Iraq Debate In NZ

The debate in this country over Iraq and over New Zealand's chances of a free trade agreement with the US has become mired in lies, distortions, misrepresentations and hypocrisy.

4: The Independent Science Panel on GM Final Report

Dozens of prominent scientists from seven countries, spanning the disciplines of agroecology, agronomy, biomathematics, botany, chemical medicine, ecology, histopathology, microbial ecology, molecular genetics, nutritional biochemistry, physiology, toxicology ...

5: Giant cruise ship on course for New Zealand

The biggest cruise ship ever to sail to New Zealand - P&O Cruises' new NZ$1.1 billion mega-liner, Star Princess - makes its inaugural visit at the end of the year.

6: All News Is Lies: Darkest Peru

At least the foreign investors are happy - or so Allan Wagner claims. The Foreign Minister of Peru was defending the decision, taken on 28th May, to declare a state of emergency in the South American state.

7: War Based On Shaky Evidence & Wrong Intelligence

Here’s what we know so far about Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction: of the 600 or so sites identified by United States intelligence and Iraqi officials as places where the country biological weapons may be hidden, about 100 of these sites have ...

8: UQ Wire: We Used To Impeach Liars

In September of 2002, fully six months before George W. Bush attacked Iraq, I published a small book entitled "War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You To Know." The essential premise of the book was that the threats surrounding weapons of mass destruction ...

9: Samsung Brings Superior Optics To Digital World

Media Release on behalf of C.R. Kennedy New Zealand Subject: New to market - Samsung Digimax 350SE June 2002

10: Greatest Hits On Iraq Shows Up Corporate Media

Good to hear that elements of the mainstream media are raising questions, however gingerly, about whether or not the Bush administration may have deceived the public to garner support for the war in Iraq. Duh!!!!!

11: Wolfowitz Remarks at the IISS Asian Security Conf.

Thank you, John. I am delighted that the Shangri-La conference is back for a return engagement and I am delighted to be back again, myself, and very honored to be here sharing the podium with two distinguished Senators like Chuck Hagel and Jack Reed. ...

12: Iraq War Planned Two Days After 9-11- Wolfowitz

While the hawks in the Bush administration attempt to justify the logic behind a pre-emptive strike against Iraq now that its become clear the country’s alleged weapons of mass destruction are nowhere to be found, the true reasons for going to war are ...

13: Research Memo: Rio Group Makes a Big Statement

Rio Summit meeting in Peru fails to salvage Peruvian president's popularity, but succeeds in establishing a "Latin American agenda," which distances member nations from U.S. policy, and sends a message of renewed solidarity among the 19-member group. ...

14: Strong projects from emerging filmmakers

What would a truly two-dimensional film, devoid of symbol, narrative and space, look like? To answer that question, Porirua installation artist Douglas Bagnall is creating a film-making robot with no concept of space, supported by the Screen Innovation ...

15: Hard News 03/06/03 - Arguments

Neil Morrison feels that it was "beneath" me to have described Denis Dutton's most recent column in the Herald as an "embarrassing brain fart". "Dutton makes a reasonable argument - if you disagree argue your case." ...

16: New book - Broken Silence

Allegations ACC continued to refer clients to a therapist who had been the subject of five sexual abuse complaints surface in a new book to be released this week.

17: 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.

18: G-8 Leaders Endorse Iraq Reconstruction

Evian, France -- "The time has now come to build peace and reconstruct Iraq," the leaders of the Group of Eight (G-8) said in a statement at the end of their June 1-3 summit on the shores of Lake Geneva.

19: Kucinich Demands Intelligence That Led To War

Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich, leader of the opposition to the Iraq war in the U.S. House, is announcing at a noon news conference on Wednesday that he will use a Resolution of Inquiry to demand the release of the intelligence that led to the war in Iraq, ...

20: Myanmar: Safety of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Amnesty International is strongly concerned by an escalation in political violence and repression in Myanmar, following a reported confrontation between authorities and members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) on Friday 30 May 2003.

21: Best Of The Blogs: What a Tangled Web We Weave...

Quotes from the Bush Administration and U.S. Military on the presence of WMDs in Iraq.

22: GM foods threaten local farmers and environment

This is a media release in response to US ambassador letter to the Fiji Times (3/6) slamming EU moratorium on GM products and arguing that biotech and GM foods are safe and is for the benefit of the worlds poor and undernourished.

23: Clark outflanks Wilson on new Court debate

The Prime Minister's call for senior Court of Appeal judges to form the proposed Supreme Court kneecaps the Attorney General's plan for an advisory group to recommend appointments, says National's Justice spokesman Richard Worth.

24: Another promise broken over 'one-off' petrol tax

The Government's now racking up an impressive record of broken promises as yet another pledge to the public is discarded says National Party Transport spokesman Roger Sowry.

25: Civilians, Rights Activists Targeted In Terror War

JAKARTA — Amid mounting reports of civilian casualties and human rights violations by Indonesia's armed forces (TNI), the government is moving to suppress opposition to the so-called “restoration of security” operation in Aceh, Indonesia's northern-most ...

26: Bush Transcript: Promise for Middle East Peace

Speaking at the conclusion of their meeting June 3 in Egypt, President Bush and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reaffirmed their commitment to the roadmap for peace in the Middle East and to the vision of two states, Israel and Palestine.

27: Supercomputer Weather: Rain Rain Won't Go Away

The best forecasters will always follow up a forecast with a report on how things turned out. And in the case of NOAA's forecast for Russian President Vladimir Putin's St Petersburg party Scoop can today report that NOAA was spot on, cloud seeding or ...

28: Israel, the Palestinians, Sharon, Arafat and Bush

After ignoring the unending bloodshed between Israel and the Palestinians for the first two years of his administration, Bush is being sent out by Karl Rove to burnish up his appearance as a ''statesman''.

29: Stateside with Rosalea: Unlucky for most?

On June 6, Proposition 13 celebrates its 25th anniversary here in California. Associated Press correspondent Jim Wasserman, in a story picked up in the San Francisco Examiner yesterday, said it was dubbed "a political earthquake" when it passed and ...

30: Wolfowitz Availability at the US Embassy in Tokyo

(Media availability at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Also participating was U.S. Ambassador to Japan Howard H. Baker, Jr.)

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