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

1: UQ Wire: 9/11 In Never-Neverland

Think you're already amazed, alarmed or appalled enough by the state of US journalism today? Chew on this a while and think again.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00040.htm


2: Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned - Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00151.htm


3: Images: U.S.Troops In Iraq Sexual Abuse Photos

*** WARNING: This page contains graphic images of sexual abuse seemingly being committed by US Troops against Iraqi civilians and POWs. While images have been edited to remove sexually explicit details, many of the images remain highly offensive. Please view ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00001.htm


4: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned

Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00124.htm


5: Iraq: Beheading Of Civilian Condemned

Amnesty International condemns in the strongest terms the abduction and beheading of an American civilian by an armed group, Muntada al-Ansar, in Iraq - a video of which was released yesterday. The organization is appalled by the public display ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00145.htm


6: Bush Condemns Brutal Execution of Nicholas Berg

THE PRESIDENT: I want to express my condolences to the family and friends of Nicholas Berg. Nicholas Berg was an innocent civilian who was in Iraq to help build a free Iraq. There is no justification for the brutal execution of Nicholas Berg -- no justification ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00126.htm


7: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


8: Image: Ronald McDonald Arrested At GE Protest

Auckland, Tuesday 11 May 2004: Ronald McDonald has been arrested today after locking himself to the gates of McDonalds' South Auckland distribution centre in Golden Arches Place, Wiri. Greenpeace Activist Gareth Hughes from Wellington, in full Ronald regalia, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00098.htm


9: 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


10: Israel Agents Send NZ Message Via Asian-Based NGOs

Non-Government-Organisations with New Zealand connections are being sent a stern message from the Israeli intelligence community apparently in retaliation for New Zealand openly trying two suspected Israel intelligence connectives on passport charges.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00133.htm


11: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00265.htm


12: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm


13: Full Coverage: Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal (2)

Just when I thought I couldn’t feel more disgust in this race-to-the-bottom ''war against terrorism,'' both sides attain new depths of human depravity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00150.htm


14: Suzan Mazur: Peak Oil - Debate Or Vendetta?

I sometimes think peak oil has already hit Manhattan as subways become increasingly unpredictable (although surveillance cameras are state-of-the-art) and escalator shut-downs present stair master survival challenges, a kind of perverse underground ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00143.htm


15: Chuckman Cartoon: American Women Can Do Anything

This cartoon is based on a popular World War II poster promoting women in what had been men's jobs...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00136.htm


16: Naked in Nuhaka: The Day After Tomorrow

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF DISASTER MOVIES. I'm particularly excited about a new flick due to arrive on the world's screens at the end of this month, "The Day After Tomorrow." In the film, directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day), the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00140.htm


17: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00258.htm


18: AI Condemns Killing Of Abducted Journalist

Amnesty International condemns the killing of Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl who had been abducted on 23 January in Karachi and held hostage since then. A video showing his beheading was received by Pakistani and US officials on Thursday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0202/S00098.htm


19: Martin LeFevre: Whirling on the Axis of Twin Evils

Just when I thought I couldn’t feel more disgust in this race-to-the-bottom ''war against terrorism,'' both sides attain new depths of human depravity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00149.htm


20: Photo-Essay 2: Tell Us Is This Liberation?

GRAPHIC IMAGES MAY DISTURB: The purpose of information sharing is to empower individuals to make informed choices. If publishing these images causes those, who would support more killing to consider their decisions, then publishing is justified.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00005.htm


21: PM Caught Telling Porkies

I formally request the foreign affairs notes regarding the meeting held between the leader of the opposition, Dr Don Brash MP, and US Congressmen, during a January meeting this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00313.htm


22: Full Coverage: Iraq's Abu Ghraib Torture Scandal

Ivan Eland: Who Should Be Held Responsible? - If the torture and abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military personnel is revolting, almost as shocking is the reaction of American politicians to the scandal. Under political pressure, President Bush ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00130.htm


23: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 13 May 2004

1 Prosecution of Member of Parliament—Minister's Actions 2 Youth—Education, Training, and Work Initiatives 3 Terrorism—Residency 4 Pay and Employment Equity—Public Sector 5 Painted Apple Moth—Spraying 6 Methamphetamine—Sample Testing 7 Music—Promotion ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0405/S00291.htm


24: Plans For Repatriating Sudanese Refugees To South

UN AGENCY PLANS FOR REPATRIATING SUDANESE REFUGEES TO SOUTH New York, May 13 2004 4:00PM

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00155.htm


25: Scoop Images: U.S. POWs Shown On Al Jazeera TV

An unknown group of U.S. soldiers have been captured by Iraqi forces. The U.S. mainstream media has not shown footage of the event, even though they have shown footage of Iraqi POWs. Apparently there are five U.S. soldiers captured, and an unknown number ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00212.htm


26: UQ Wire: 9/11 Visibility Project - Action Alert

A number of AMAZING breakthroughs are taking place right now within the 9/11 Truth movement. There are so many, in fact, that we decided to compile them together into this single ACTION newsletter, rather than send them out one at a time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00161.htm


27: PUBLIC ADDRESS 14/05/04 - Five For Friday!

After wondering whether we'd have anything to post today I unexpectedly find us with a Friday feast. You are cordially invited skive off and spend the rest of the day reading blogs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00144.htm


28: Sizing Up The 2004 Budget

Speech by Roger Kerr of the New Zealand Business Roundtable to the Institute of Chartered Accountants Friday 14 May 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0405/S00151.htm


29: Annan Horrified By Hostage's Murder

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today condemned the brutal execution of a civilian hostage in Iraq recently , which was captured on videotape and broadcast worldwide Tuesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00135.htm


30: USA: Interrogation Techniques Amount To Torture

Coercive interrogation methods endorsed by members of the US government amount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and violate international law and the USA's treaty obligations, Amnesty International said today, as it called on the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00162.htm

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