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Scoop: Weekend Ratings

(NOTE: Today is Wellington anniversary day and a public holiday in Wellington. Top Scoops will not be sent out today.)

The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Libraries unite to strike digital gold for NZers

All New Zealanders will now have an enormous range of electronic resources at their fingertips, thanks to the innovative thinking of libraries around the country. In a move that is the first of its kind in New Zealand, public, education, research ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0401/S00014.htm


2: The Largest Coordinated AntiWar Protest In History

People throughout the world have thronged to anti-war demonstrations on February 14-16 in numbers that even protest organisers thought unimaginable. As Green Left Weekly went to press, it appears, based on conservative estimates, that more than ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00141.htm


3: O'Neill To Enter Witness Protection Program

O'Neill to enter witness protection program Cheney reportedly contemplating post-emptive strike on former Treasury secretary. Satire from… freepressed.com

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00053.htm


4: Washington's Vendetta against President Aristide

The Bush administration, like the Clinton administration before it, continues to pursue a ruinously counterproductive policy towards the democratically-elected government of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00118.htm


5: Intl. day of solidarity with the Haitian people

Numerous Haitian non-governmental organizations will be mobilizing today to draw attention to the Haitian people's struggle for respect of their fundamental human rights. The organizations will be also calling on the international community to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00117.htm


6: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


7: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00261.htm


8: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


9: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: A Message From Mars

Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00051.htm


10: Chuckman Cartoon: There Goes The Neighbourhood

Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00054.htm


11: 911 Victim Ellen Mariani Open Letter To The POTUS

This ''open letter'' is coming from my heart. I want you to know that I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat and that this is not an attempt to ''bash the Government''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00262.htm


12: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Bin Forgot

Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00056.htm


13: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: "They wanted it to happen" - J. Buchanan

I stand before you today less as a candidate and more as a messenger and the message I bear is simple and stark. We have all been lied to about 9/11, the country is in mortal danger and only you can make it right.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/5c/7b/200401151409.4baa9d1b.html


14: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


15: Americans on Trial for Protesting Terror Training

Columbus, GA – On Monday January 26th the federal trial for the 28 human rights activists from across the United States, facing federal charges for civil disobedience, begins in Columbus, Georgia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00122.htm


16: Memorial March For Tom Hurndall In Rafah Friday

[Rafah, GAZA] On Friday January 16, the ISM Rafah, together with the Children's Parliament and the people of Rafah will demonstrate in response to the death of our colleague and friend, Thomas Hurndall. Tom succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, January 13 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00123.htm


17: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


18: O’Neill’s Claims Against Bush Supported By Letters

Anyone who doubts former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill’s recent claims that President Bush mislead the public and secretly planned the Iraq war eight months before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 needs to read the two letters sent to then President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00046.htm


19: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics (Hello 2004!!!)

UK Peace Activist Tom Hurndall Dies - 'P' Concern Tops New Year Agenda In Parliament - EDITORIAL: Pro-Nuke Pro ‘Preventative War’ Cost Of U.S./NZ Free Trade Deal - Stateside: Where Rosalea Gets Metaphysical About The Moon - Hard News & More Is There! - Meditations: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00057.htm


20: Appeal On French Sex-Violence Film – ''Baise-Moi''

The Society for the Promotion of Community Standards (SPCS) lodged a Notice of Appeal (see Appendix II below) with the Court of Appeal late Monday afternoon, 8 December 2003, against the decision of the High Court of New Zealand dated 11 November 2003 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00070.htm


21: UQ Wire: "They wanted it to happen" - J. Buchanan

I stand before you today less as a candidate and more as a messenger and the message I bear is simple and stark. We have all been lied to about 9/11, the country is in mortal danger and only you can make it right.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00045.htm


22: The Ten Differences Of Christmas (Bolivia vs USA)

A couple of weeks ago I was in New York, walking up a snowbound Fifth Avenue and watching the holiday season in the USA in full bloom - the neck-twistingly tall tree in Rockefeller Center adorned with enough lights to replace the stars;

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00050.htm


23: Power & Interest News Rept: The U.S.-U.K. Alliance

One of the results of al-Qaeda's unprecedented terrorist attack on the United States in September of 2001 was to thrust the United Kingdom into a new and conspicuous geopolitical role.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00052.htm


24: John Chuckman: President From Podunk Drilling Inc.

Thinking people aren't surprised to be told that failed-oilman George Bush qualifies as a moral and intellectual dry hole.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00055.htm


25: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


26: Dems Mixed Signals in Voting Technology Debate

There's something strange going on in the Democratic Party. While George Bush's buddies dominate the vote counting business with no apologies to anyone about this rather incredible conflict-of-interest, Democrats are sending mixed signals on this continuing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00048.htm


27: Avian Flu in Asia

The Ministry of Health says New Zealanders travelling in Asia should be alert to World Health Organisation advice of a bird flu outbreak in parts of Asia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0401/S00017.htm


28: Kiwi Stars Of The Lord Of The Rings In Auckland

The Two Towers Karl Urban (Eomer of Rohan ) and Bruce Hopkins (Gamling of Gondor ) and Ed Sims, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Air New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0212/S00198.htm


29: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm


30: “Baise-Moi” A Case of Censorship Collusion

The appeal case against Film and Literature Board of Review’s classification of the French sex violence film “Baise-Moi” (transl. “F**k Me”), that came before the High Court for the second time on 8 July 2003, was dismissed in a decision issued ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00086.htm


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