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

1: Sludge Report #152: George W's Revisionist History

In This Edition: Just Whose Revisionist History Is That George? - Revisionist History Is Code For Holocaust Denial - And Does George Really Want To Remind Us About The Holocaust? - Why Then Would Bush Risk Such An Association?

2: An Earlier "Patriot" Law Brought Down A President

Many Americans are suggesting that the Patriot Act (and its proposed "improvements" in Patriot II) is totally new in the experience of America and may spell the end of both democracy and the Bill of Rights. History, however, shows another view, which ...

3: Armitage Remarks at Sri Lanka Donors' Conference

Richard L. Armitage, Deputy Secretary of State Akasaka Prince Hotel Tokyo, Japan June 10, 2003

4: All News Is Lies: Lights Are Going Out Over Europe

One by one, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are falling into line and voting to join the European Union. In all cases, the pattern is basically the same.

5: Somalia: human rights-committed interim parliament

As delegates to the Somalia Peace and Reconciliation Conference begin, in the coming days, to choose an interim parliament, Amnesty International calls on them to ensure that the new members of parliament, and of the interim government it will subsequently ...

6: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 17th June 2003

ROD DONALD (Co-Leader—Green): I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. We submitted this question to the Prime Minister because we believed that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is coordinating the Government’s sustainable development ...

7: Sen. Jim Jeffords: Does He Think We Don't Notice?

The following speech by Sen. Jim Jeffords was delivered at the National Press Club on June 5, 2003 to commemorate the second anniversary of his decision to leave the Republican Party and become the Senate's only Independent.

8: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday 18th June

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY to the Minister of Maori Affairs: Does he have confidence in the chief executive of Te Puni Kokiri; if not, why not?

9: FT Agreements US, Chile, Singapore "Comprehensive"

U.S. free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore are the most comprehensive and modern trade agreements the United States has concluded and will serve as catalysts for future free trade initiatives, says Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Peter Allgeier.

10: Afghanistan needs help to fight insecurity & drugs

With insecurity threatening to derail Afghanistan's entire political process and the country's drug production turning the old Silk Road into a new "opium-paved road," two top United Nations officials called on the international community ...

11: John Kaminski: The Lies Of Our Leaders

President Bush and virtually the entire American power structure lied to the whole world when they said Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction that were an imminent threat to the safety of the so-called free world.

12: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for June 17th

LIBERIA 1-2 Ceasefire/President Taylor Committed to Leaving Office 1-2 Changes in Government/Hope for Democracy 2 Human Rights Violations Accountability

13: Why are Moslem groups listed and not Jewish groups

Commenting on the Australian Government’s listing of Al Aqsa Foundation as “an entity involved in terrorism”, the Head of the General Palestinian Delegation to Australia and Ambassador of Palestine to Vanuatu, Mr Ali Kazak, criticised the Australian government’s ...

14: Images: Turoa Prepares For D-Day This Friday

An image of Turoa Skifield's Giant T-Bar taken this morning. In recent days a fair amount of snow has fallen on the mountain, setting it up for the planned opening of the field this Friday.

15: Harley Sorensen: The War Built On A Lie

Why mince words? These are the facts: 1) President George W. Bush is a liar. 2) Secretary of State Colin Powell is a liar. 3) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is a liar. 4) National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice is a liar.

16: Israeli Settlers' bus runs over four-year-old girl

A 4-year-old Palestinian girl was critically wounded when an Israeli settlers’ bus ran her over near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem while another child was wounded in the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) invasion of the Fara’a refugee camp, ...

17: Matthew Riemer: Op.Iraqi Freedom - Another Chapter

Prior to attacking Iraq, the Bush administration was warned by everyone from CIA Director George Tenet to stereotypical anti-war demonstrators that any such invasion would lead to an increase in terrorist acts against the U.S. and its interests.

18: Brian Cloughley: America And War Crimes

The US has bribed and bullied over thirty countries to help it cripple and if possible destroy the ICC, but the great majority of nations (including many of the bullied ones) consider it a major advance in international cooperation.

19: Radioactive "Dirty Bomb" Sting In Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.S. investigators said they want to send to America a sample of the illegal radioactive cesium-137 seized from a Thai smuggler in a hotel parking lot, amid fear that it may have been destined to create a "dirty bomb".

20: An American And Two Europeans Arrested In Laos

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Two European journalists said they were arrested in Laos with an American pastor after Lao troops killed an ethnic Hmong guerrilla in a jungle ambush, according to a Canadian teacher who met them near the scene.

21: ACT Guilty As Charged Says Peters

New Zealand First says ACT is as guilty as sin over the way it used taxpayers’ money to fund an electorate office and staff but the Auditor General’s hands were tied because of loose parliamentary rules about the use of resources.

22: Armed forces role in EU-Congo peacekeeping mission

On June 13 the cabinet approved the involvement of armed forces personnel in support of Operation ARTEMIS, an EU-led peacekeeping mission in the Congo. Through its involvement the German government wants to assist in the process of stabilizing the Republic ...

23: Iran must not be the next military target

"Ex-British cabinet ministers Robin Cook and Clare Short are revealing the dishonest basis for the attack on Iraq led by the Bush administration. It is important for the integrity of international law that the same path is not taken with Iran, ...

24: Mars & Venus: Transatlantic Cooperation Prospects

Charles Ries, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Remarks at the XXI German American Conference, Atlantik-Bruecke and The American Council on Germany Berlin, Germany June 13, 2003

25: UN Radio: Liberian Truce and other world news

UN Radio: Liberian Truce – Monrovia Refugee Camps – Afghan Peace Process – UN Official Meets Kurd Leader – Drought and Desertification World Problem

26: Powell Press Briefing En Route Phnom Penh

SECRETARY POWELL: Thanks for joining us on this longest of all trips. I think we ve been in the air for about three days, as best I can figure it out. But it is an important meeting, to have the opportunity to, for a day and a half, sit and talk ...

27: Cullen Address: Wellington Chamber of Commerce

Michael Cullen Address to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce: Economic Outlook and what it means for Wellington.

28: Scoop Link: Tony Baldwin Opens Web Site

Former policy adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Tony Baldwin, is returning to professional life after an extended sabbatical helping with family matters.

29: John Chuckman: Hall Of Mirrors

Perhaps you remember the "fun houses" that were once part of old big-city amusement parks? They were filled with mazes, frights, and surprises. Often, these included a hall of mirrors, a maze of rooms walled with mirrored doors. The confusion ...

30: Stateside with Rosalea: Patti Smith

It's a relief to get back inside and sit down at my typewriter... I've just been standing in the sun for three hours at a local park. Patti Smith and her band played for a large part of that time and the concert was broadcast live on KPFA, Pacifica ...

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