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

1: 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 ...

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: 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. ...

4: 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.

5: Scoop Link: Newsweek Notes Bush Family's Nazi Tie

The following highly unusual item appeared in the Polish media this week in the wake of coverage of President Bush's tearful visit to Auschwitz.

6: Julz’s World: The ins and outs of Riot Tourism

There’s a new and thrilling way to fill your evenings in Geneva this week: participate in the latest fad, Riot Tourism!

7: 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, ...

8: UQ Wire: The Failure to Defend the Skies on 9/11

On May 21 and 22, 2003, the 9/11 Independent Commission held its second set of public hearings, focusing on the issue of air defense. It's not surprising if you haven't heard about this, because the hearings were poorly covered by the media, with major papers such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times failing to write any articles on them.

9: Good On You, TV3 -- Stephen Franks

ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today congratulated TV3 news for having the courage to name convicted paedophile Lloyd Alexander McIntosh, when the wider media would not.

10: UQ Wire: 911 The American Connection

A controversy over the sudden closing of a flight school in Orlando in early March reveals a hidden connection between the bankruptcy in Orlando and the secretive organization which ran Huffman Aviation in Venice, the unacknowledged home base of Mohamed Atta ...

11: Kiwibank Slashes Home Loan Interest Rates

Kiwibank reacted immediately this morning to the reduction in the official cash rate by the Reserve Bank, making significant cuts to its variable and fixed home loan interest rates.

12: UN Radio: Liberian President Indicted War Crimes

The United Nations-backed war crimes court for Sierra Leone has indicted President Charles Taylor of Liberia. Desmond de Silva is the Deputy prosecutor of the special court for Sierra Leone:

13: 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 ...

14: Parody: The World according to

Sourced from - Parody based on original cartoon by Cox & Forkum .

15: When Mounties Stormed The Melting Pot Café

Six burley men burst through the door waving their guns, yelling and screaming, on this last sunny Friday afternoon. I filmed the whole thing, but of course they have stolen all incriminating evidence against them, and locked it away, where the tape ...

16: 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 ...

17: White House's Ari Fleischer On The Search For WMDs

Q Is the President satisfied with the intelligence he got before the war? Because now one Cabinet officer is saying that they buried the weapons; another said they destroyed them; and another official said they -- what is the President's view on ...

18: Inghams food product GE contaminated

Auckland, Thursday, 5 June 2003: Greenpeace today released results that show an Ingham frozen chicken product on sale in New Zealand is contaminated with genetically engineered (GE) soy ingredients (1). Earlier in the year, tests also revealed the ...

19: 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 ...

20: Interest rate cut good for jobs, bad for dollaroo

Today's decision by the Reserve Bank to reduce the level of its Official Cash Rate is good news for jobs, says Progressive MP Matt Robson.

21: Scoop Feedback: Further Rebuttal Re: Iraq War End

Thank you for publishing my feedback under the heading The Pro-War Backlash & Rebuttal . I would like to comment further on some assumptions you made in your rebuttals.

22: The Amazon River, a surfer's paradise

The Amazon River, a surfer's paradise: 37 minutes of surfing on a single wave

23: Heads Must Roll

ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded answers from the Government, in the wake of reports that two girls were found in drug convulsions after running away from a Dunedin-based Child, Youth and Family Home.

24: PM And Ministry Hoist With Own Petard

Plans to unveil a tomb of the unknown warrior, at the National War Memorial on Armistice Day, have now hit the RMA's wall of frustration, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

25: John Chuckman: Banality, Bombast, And Blood

The saga of America's Private Lynch, no matter what the details of her movie-set escape prove to be, adds only banality to needless bloodshed in Iraq.

26: Labour Rips Motorists Off - Again

ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble today accused the Labour Government of forcing motorists to pay for its ideological ACC scheme, in the wake of reports that petrol tax is due to increase by another three cents per litre by July 1.

27: Say no to plastic bags

The Reduce Your Rubbish Campaign, run by the Ministry for the Environment in conjunction with regional councils, is calling on people to say no to plastic bags.

28: Ingham's "chicken surprise" unwelcome

Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for an urgent audit of Inghams' poultry company, after tests have revealed it is selling frozen chicken products contaminated with GE ingredients, without any label to declare their presence.

29: Powell, Rice Say Arab Support for Roadmap Grows

Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice said President Bush received a "new commitment to end terror and violence" from Arab leaders at a meeting at the Egyptian seaport of Sharm El-Sheikh June 3, indicating ...

30: Social and economic development go hand in hand

Social and economic development go hand-in-hand, Economic Development Minister and Progressive Leader, Jim Anderton, said on Thursday.

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