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

1: Translation Of Newsweek Article On Bush Nazi Ties

NOTE: The following is a translation of the Polish Newsweek article linked to by Scoop last week. A big thankyou to Scoop reader Luke for providing the translation. – The Scoop Editor

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00055.htm


2: 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


3: PLO: Israel Still Not Committed to ‘Roadmap’

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee slammed the Israeli position during the Sharm el-Sheikh and Aqaba summits, saying it proved that Israel is still not completely committed to the implementation of the “roadmap”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00111.htm


4: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00029.htm


5: Thom Hartmann: Midnight Ride of the Rabble

Let's be blunt. The real agenda of the new conservatives is nothing less than the destruction of democracy in the United States of America. And feudalism is one of their weapons.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00052.htm


6: Bush Optimistic About Middle East "March to Peace"

President Bush said he is optimistic about "the march to peace" in the Middle East. Bush spoke at the White House June 9, following a cabinet meeting.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00129.htm


7: Greens endanger NZ lives

United Future leader, Peter Dunne, said tonight he was appalled at the Green Party's reaction to the Government's commitment of New Zealand military personnel to the rebuilding of Afghanistan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00142.htm


8: Stateside With Rosalea: Blonde v. Blonde

"I'm from the South, so I've had people like that in my home. They're one step up from trailer trash." People like the Clintons, that is. Thus spake a well-heeled matron in a San Francisco bookstore vox pop last week, when asked if she was likely ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00047.htm


9: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 10 June 2003

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported comments on 25 March that New Zealand will not provide peacekeepers in Iraq unless the United States hands over control to the United Nations; if not, why not?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00148.htm


10: Germany In 1933: The Easy Slide Into Fascism

The veneer of civilization is thin. We know this from our own observations, and various writers -- from Shakespeare to Sinclair Lewis (''It Can't Happen Here'') -- have shown us how easily populations can be manipulated by leaders skillfully playing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00060.htm


11: Powell Press Briefing En Route To Puerto Rico

SECRETARY POWELL: I want to thank you for joining the party on a Sunday afternoon, and on our way to Santiago, Chile for the annual General Assembly of the Organization of American States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00132.htm


12: Capital In Crisis As Coffee-Shortage Kicks In

Wellington is a city twitching irritably in the throes of a crisis today as regional coffee-levels slumped to their lowest point since the pre-café days of the 1970’s.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00063.htm


13: Top 10 Programmes Planned For Maori TV

1. Maggie's Wira Gardner Show - Wira gets spectacular results with horse manure and lots of taxpayer's money.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00067.htm


14: Future of Iraq - State Dept. Testimony To Senate

Alan P. Larson, Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC June 4, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00106.htm


15: New Zealand Joins the War Criminals

Global Peace and Justice Auckland is appalled at the government decision to commit New Zealand troops to the occupation of Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00044.htm


16: Scoop Feedback: Red Sheds, Nazis & Bras For Kids

In This Edition: Tindall Foundation Strings Attached - On Bush's Nazi Ties... - Are We So Blind?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00054.htm


17: NZ Airforce images from Gulf of Oman

Sergeant Phil Wraight an Orion Flight Engineer, on the flight deck of an Orion during a patrol of the Gulf of Oman. The aircraft's air-conditioning package is meeting the needs of the equipment and crew with outside temperatures of over 40 degrees ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00046.htm


18: Ash Pulcifer: Further Fanning Of The Flames

In December of 2002, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released a study titled, "What the World Thinks in 2002." The study, containing poll results from 27 countries around the world, examines how the global community perceives the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00064.htm


19: NZ Pro Photographer Of The Year Announced

The country¹s most prestigious photography awards were announced last night at a black tie dinner in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00037.htm


20: 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.''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00308.htm


21: U.S. Chile Sign Historic Free Trade Agreement

On June 6, the United States and Chile signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) "that when fully implemented eliminates bilateral tariffs, lowers trade barriers, promotes economic integration and expands opportunities for the peoples of both countries," ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00127.htm


22: NZ joins “colonial occupation” says Alliance

The New Zealand Government decision to join the colonial military occupation of Iraq makes a mockery of its claim to have opposed the legal and moral basis for the war waged by the US and its few allies, says Alliance spokesperson on Peace and Disarmament, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00045.htm


23: Evidence Doesn’t Hold Up In Powell Denials On WMDs

The evidence, or lack thereof, speaks for itself. In the months leading up to the war in Iraq, the Bush administration produced hundreds of pages of intelligence for members of Congress and for the United Nations that showed how Iraq’s President Saddam ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00061.htm


24: Call To Speak Out against Law Changes in Tonga

The National Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation) in New Zealand is urging Governments in the Pacific to follow the lead from the New Zealand Government and speak out strongly against the Tongan Government’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00108.htm


25: Why NZ Should Oppose Air NZ / Qantas Alliance

Air New Zealand wishes to form an alliance with Qantas to enable it to maintain its international operations. Is a monopolistic or duopolistic airtravel market within and into New Zealand a price worth paying? Will the deal even be good for Air New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00047.htm


26: Scoop.co.nz Moves Into Growth Mode

Scoop Media Limited, publishers of the Scoop.co.nz raw news web site, has announced the appointment of Wade Bishop as its Business Development Manager and the contracting of Red Sheriff to audit site traffic as the company moves into a growth phase.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00057.htm


27: War on Terrorism Makes World More Dangerous

Amnesty International Declares U.S. War on Terrorism Has Made the World a More Dangerous Place - Interview with Joshua Rubenstein, northeast regional director with Amnesty International USA, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00062.htm


28: John Kaminski: The Bursting Of The Dam

This is a dream. I am standing in front of a giant dam. The vast expanse of beige concrete stretches across the field of my vision, towers above me. I am dwarfed into utter insignificance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00065.htm


29: U.S.Terrorist Attacks Must Not Stop Peace Process

Washington -- Bush administration officials deplored a June 8 terrorist attack that killed four Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip, but said the attack should not be allowed to stop the Middle East peace process.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00125.htm


30: Israeli Violations against the Palestinian People

Statistics of Israeli Violations against the Palestinian People - 29/9/2000 to 31/05/ 2003 - Prepared by International Press Center...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00121.htm


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