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

1: Robert Byrd: A High Price for a Hollow Victory

Senator Byrd delivered the following remarks as the Senate debated whether to grant final Congressional approval to the President's $87 billion funding request for the military and Iraqi reconstruction.

2: Eritrea & Ethiopia pledge to stop shootings

Eritrea and Ethiopia today gave assurances to the United Nations that they would cooperate to avoid a reoccurrence of last weekend's deadly border area shooting, according to a report from the UN mission to both countries, known as UNMEE.

3: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

4: Condoleezza Being Used By White House - J. Jackson

BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice does not represent the black community and is being used by a White House which "carefully manipulated images of race," Rev. Jesse L. Jackson said Tuesday (Nov. 4).

5: Carlos Santana Calls On Bush To End His Evil Ways

BANGKOK, Thailand -- After denouncing the U.S.-led war in Iraq, rock legend Carlos Santana told more than 10,000 cheering fans at a sensational concert on Monday (Nov. 3) that President George W. Bush must change his "evil ways".

6: Questions And Answers For Oral Answer - Wednesday

1. ROD DONALD (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Does the Government support Commonwealth Secretary-General Rt Hon Don McKinnon's bid for a second term as Secretary-General; if so, why?

7: Martin LeFevre: What Happened, Helen Clark?

The charges brought against activist Bruce Hubbard in New Zealand, who was arrested for making "offensive" comments to the US Embassy in Auckland, have import well beyond North and South Islands.

8: Bill Grigsby: What Almost Rhymes With Iraqi? Happy

In case you haven’t been following the news of the news lately, President Bush recently finished a PR/campaign fundraising tour, courtesy of the American Taxpayers, in which he complained in key red and swing state radio and TV markets that he wasn’t getting ...

9: UN Radio: Vote Says USA Must End Cuba Embargo

Special Report: UN General Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly To End USA’s 40 Year Embargo On Cuba

10: Record loss of ozone over Antarctica this year

Recent analysis of satellite-based measurements by scientists from the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) shows that record amounts of ozone were destroyed over Antarctica in September this year.

11: Clue to climate change in Antarctic ice

New Zealand scientist Mike Williams has received $100,000 funding over two years to study how ice shelves respond to climate change in one of the world’s most pristine and least explored parts of Antarctica – and he won’t even need to get his feet wet.

12: White House Sued For Stealing Humorists' Material

Washington, D.C.-- Writers of political satire are scornfully mocking a cynical attempt by the Bush administration to co-opt irony and satire for its evil ends.

13: Judge Speeds Case On E-Voting Company's Threats

San Jose, CA - A federal district court judge today set an accelerated schedule for consideration of a request to halt legal harassment of Internet publishers. The suit, brought by a nonprofit Internet Service Provider (ISP) and two Swarthmore college ...

14: Garuda Airline Says “Thanks New Zealand”

Garuda Indonesia celebrates 15 years in NZ by offering 15% discount on its fares throughout Asia

15: Scoop Images: Guy Fawkes Over Wellington Harbour

Images by Alastair Thompson…

16: EFF Stanford Law Clinic Sue E-Voting Company

San Francisco - A nonprofit Internet Service Provider (ISP) and two Swarthmore College students are seeking a court order on Election Day tomorrow to stop electronic voting machine manufacturer Diebold Systems, Inc., from issuing specious legal threats. ...

17: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

18: UQ Wire: Memo to Central Intelligence Agency

This morning’s front page of the Washington Post carried a story entitled, “Inquiry Faults Intelligence on Iraq.” The story described statements by the Republican-dominated Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The first two paragraphs read as follows:

19: Dennis Hans: My Name Is Rummy and I Have a Problem

The problem: A president and senior officials who cannot control their need to deceive the public. The solution: A system of hand signals that alerts the public to the nature of the impending deception.

20: Top 10 Signs You're Enrolled In A Dodgy IT Course

Top 10 signs you're enrolled in a dodgy computer course

21: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 6 November

1. Dr DON BRASH to the Minister of Finance: In making his statement yesterday that he is "not without options" to combat the rise in the New Zealand dollar, was it his intention to signal possible changes to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand ...

22: Sándor Lau: The Man Who Shut Down the WTO

It's my first time seriously asking anyone, "So what's your real name." But it seems only appropriate to ask Andy Bichlbaum, aka Granwyth Halutberi, aka Hank Hardy Unruh. And I have to admit I feel slightly uneasy when, in a quiet American accent, he says ...

23: Catholics Partner With AIDS Virus To Hit Africa?

The Catholic Church: partnering up with the AIDS virus for a new genocide in Africa?

24: Public Address 06/11/03 - Less Than Free

Another little defeat for free speech in the US, with the extraordinary cowardice of CBS's dumping of The Reagans in response to conservative pressure. My impression is that while The Reagans might not be very good - it's a made-for-TV movie, for ...

25: Anarchist Infoshop opening in Dunedin - NZ

After several years (at least!) of people wanting an infoshop/anarchist resource centre in Dunedin, a group of us are setting up an infoshop and media space called Black Star Books.

26: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now

I had the unique opportunity to interview five US military servicemen who just got back from Iraq, or in the case of two men, corresponded with their wives so that I could ask questions of these soldiers by mail.

27: Free Yourself from Conservative Talk Radio

Step 1: Admit that you were under the sway of right-wing, anti-democracy radicals.

28: Bahamas: "Forgotten Detainees" need protection

People in detention in the Bahamas are dehumanized by a system that denies them both adequate access to the outside world and to the most basic elements of human dignity, Amnesty International said today, as it published a new report highlighting ...

29: US Selling High Tech Missiles To Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. is supplying Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) to Thailand because of "an imminent threat" posed by Russian rockets offered to China and Malaysia, according to weapons monitors.

30: Australian Premiere Of ''The Matrix Revolutions''

In addition to the recent world premiere of “The Matrix Revolutions” at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the film’s unveiling at the exact same moment in time in every major city around the world on November 5 will be prefaced with two spectacular ...

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