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

1: UQ Wire: Tenet Lied Under Oath To 9/11 Commission

Former CIA Director George Tenet committed perjury in his April 14 testimony before the 9/11 Commission when he claimed he had not met with President Bush in the month before the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

2: 9/11 Whistleblower & Dan Ellsberg At Hearing 14/06

For over two years Attorney General John Ashcroft has been relentlessly engaged in covering up my reports and investigations into my allegations. He has asserted the rarely invoked State Secret Privilege in my court proceedings, and has used it to ...

3: 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.

4: 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 ...

5: Imminent Decline Of Oil And Gas

(Greens Co-Leader) Fitzsimmons Warns Public About Imminent Decline Of Oil And Gas

6: Colombia: Killings double under USbacked president

The United States plays a primary role in the massive violation of human rights in eastern Colombia, says Colombian human rights advocate Yenly Méndez. In the Department of Arauca, killings and torture have doubled under the current US backed president ...

7: Bernard Weiner: Bush's 2004 Scandals for Dummies

There are so many Bush Administration scandals and so little time to figure them all out. So I checked in with the franchised book series that succinctly provides clear answers for confused dummies like me.

8: NZ National Front Responds to Anarchist PR

In regard to the article: 'National Front Thwarted in Wellington ' the so-called Wellington Activists responsible for this press release were an ad hoc group of anarchists who regard the National Front as of more significance than the impending threat to ...

9: 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 ...

10: “No Politicians, No Extremists” Just Foreigners!

Rt Hon Winston Peters wants Television New Zealand to explain how much it is costing to import a host for the State of the Nation programme tonight and whether host Anita McNaught is being issued with her own gold plated credit card.

11: One Shot: When Obsession Becomes Compulsion

Scoop Review: There’s a place far away from the light that exists in all of us. For some, it may be a slight obsession that’s kept tucked away nice and secret. For others it’s an overwhelming void that craves attention.

12: Sam Smith: Anti-Semitism When It’s Useful

For a newspaper run by those who like to prattle at length about journalistic ethics, publishing an uncorroborated charge of anti-Semitism against a congressman five days before a primary election seems a little strange.

13: Top 10 Things You Never Knew About Mohamed Atta

The truth which no one dares speak of is that as we approach the third anniversary of the Sept 11 attack there has still been no official investigation into the murders of 3000 people that least no investigation to which the American people ...

14: Images: Greenpeace Locates Bottom Trawlers At Sea

High Seas: The role of the New Zealand bottom trawl industry on the high seas will come under close scrutiny in New York, after Greenpeace discovered three New Zealand bottom trawlers fishing on the high seas yesterday.

15: Ernest Partridge: The Vulnerable Giant

Why does the Bush Administration freely invade sovereign countries that it claims "might" be a danger -- some day, if not today? Why does it violate international treaties at will?

16: UQ Wire: The Growing 9/11 Truth Movement

A new umbrella organization called today announced the launch of a website to serve as a clearinghouse for the highest quality work of the emerging 911 truth movement. The site highlights the efforts of leading investigators, authors, videographers, ...

17: Ministers telling different stories on Dobson

"The Government must come clean and clearly state its position on the Dobson hydro scheme rather than having different Ministers saying different things," says Nelson MP Nick Smith.

18: Scoop's 5th Birthday Is Today!!!

On June 10th 1999 went live out of an office in Victoria Street Wellington. Back then the Scoop team consisted of myself (Alastair Thompson) our technical director Andrew McNaughton and Ian Llewellyn.

19: National Front Thwarted in Wellington

Forty Wellington Left activists organised a counter-demo to the National Front’s demonstration against China.

20: Real Deal: A Letter To John D. ''Jerry'' Hawke Jr.

Mapping The Real Deal - An Open Letter to John D. (“Jerry”) Hawke, Jr. Comptroller of the Currency United States Treasury

21: Fitzsimmons Warns Of Decline Of Oil And Gas

Last night I attended a public meeting of about forty people at Te Manawa here in Palmerston North. As coordinator of the energy-related RunnningOnEmptyNZ internet group , I was curious to see what Jeanette Fitzsimmons might say about the energy ...

22: William Rivers Pitt: Planet Reagan

Ronald Reagan is dead now, and everyone is being nice to him. In every aspect, this is appropriate. He was a husband and a father, a beloved member of a family, and he will be missed by those he was close to.

23: Air New Zealand’s World Leading Solution Honoured

Air New Zealand’s enterprise application software programme Connect, comprising PeopleSoft® Enterprise Financials, Procurement and Route Profitability solutions, recently received international recognition by becoming a finalist in the 2004 Global Computerworld ...

24: Baldock: NZ headed in wrong direction again

Britain's decision to overhaul its sex laws for the first time in 50 years by looking at adopting the Swedish model of criminalising the purchasing of sexual services and assisting prostitutes to leave the industry is further proof that New Zealand ...

25: Copeland appalled by Greens’ powerless agenda

United Future’s energy spokesman, Gordon Copeland, says he’s pleased that the Green Party has finally had the honesty to reveal its fundamental energy policy of consigning New Zealand to the Dark Ages – literally.

26: Public Address 10/06/04 - Youth, Belief & Cuteness

It was interesting too see last night's One News item on a potential youth radio network, even if it was largely given over to opposition to a plan that doesn't actually exist yet. What happened yesterday was that Radio New Zealand CEO Peter Cavanagh ...

27: Higher Interest Rates, Higher Prices, Lower Growth

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that New Zealanders were now suffering price hikes, higher interest rates and slower growth - all because of the daft Labour Government.

28: Killer, Coward, Conman - Bye-Bye Ronnie Reagan

You're not going to like this. You shouldn't speak ill of the dead. But in this case, someone's got to. Ronald Reagan was a conman. Reagan was a coward. Reagan was a killer.

29: Global survey charts anti-union repression spread

Brussels (ICFTU Online): With129 trade unionists killed worldwide and an upward swing in death threats, imprisonment and physical harassment; trade union rights continue to be violated across the world

30: Undernews: Ronald Reagan’s Last Con

SAM SMITH - Ronald Regan has carried out his last con. The first occupant of the White House to make politics just another form of show business is being buried as a hero despite having been one of the worst presidents America ever had.


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