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


1: 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


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: The Dumbing Down of America: Part I of II

Something is amiss in the great nation called America. Ominous sirens warning this reality can be heard emanating loudly through invisible winds of change circulating our towns and cities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00161.htm


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 ...

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


5: 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


6: Burmese Demand Action Against Regime

The New Zealand Government needs to urge the United Nations to take a strong stand against the military regime in Burma, Saw Min Lwin, a visiting Burmese trade unionist said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00189.htm


7: UQ Wire: Rookie In Command Of Ops Center On 9/11

Nat. Military Command Center ops director asked newly-qualified substitute on Sept. 10 to stand his watch at 8:30 am on Sept. 11

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00169.htm


8: Marjorie Cohn: The Torturer-in-Chief

The teflon that has enveloped George W. Bush is chipping off. Arriving in office with the promise of a "humble" foreign policy, Bush was sitting pretty at the beginning of his term. But George’s honeymoon has turned sour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00167.htm


9: ACTION ALERT! US citizen to be deported

American citizen Brooke Atherton threatened with deportation Thursday, June 17 - 2:30 a.m GMT [7:30 p.m. Wed. June 16, PDT]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00199.htm


10: UQ Wire: Families Respond to Last 9/11 Hearings

Is the 9/11 Commission Blinded by Hindsight? Whistleblowers, Family Members Raise Need for Separate Investigations

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00206.htm


11: 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


12: The Dumbing Down of America: Part II of II

American education makes no attempt to expose the wonders of a world existing beyond its borders to its children. The outside world and its plethora of diverse people are hardly mentioned, easily summarized in brief mentions of world history.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00162.htm


13: Africa: unending plight of child soldiers

As Africa observes the Day of the African Child, as many as 120,000 children under 18 years old, some as young as eight, may be compelled to spend the day as child soldiers across the continent, Amnesty International said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00194.htm


14: Safety concerns on nuclear-powered vessels persist

Safety concerns about nuclear-powered vessels persist New Zealand's major opposition political party has released a discussion paper on improving the relationship between New Zealand and the United States.1 One key aspect of the paper considers changing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00198.htm


15: Civil Union Bill and Human Rights Demands

Maxim Institute Director Bruce Logan presented the following lecture at the Society's AGM on Monday night 14 June entitled "Human Rights Demands, are they in the Public Good?" He made special reference to the Labour-led Government's anti-marriage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00197.htm


16: Fresh Warnings of Tension and Instability in Congo

Voicing concern at the continuing instability and tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), especially in the eastern city of Bukavu, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged all parties to respect and uphold the country’s fragile peace ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00210.htm


17: Martin LeFevre: The Death Throes of Nationalism

The scene this week of Bill Clinton having a rollicking good time with George Bush at the White House during the unveiling of Clinton’s presidential portrait was hard to take.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00165.htm


18: UQ Wire: Ashcroft Faces Prison Over 9/11 Cover-Up

Two whistleblowers stood side by side before a courthouse in Washington, D.C. on Monday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00152.htm


19: UQ Wire: 9/11 Commission Outline of the 9/11 Plot

We are fortunate to have had access to the fruits of a massive investigative effort by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies, as well intelligence collection and analysis from the Central Intelligence Agency, the National ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00195.htm


20: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: Rookie In Command Of Ops Center On 9/11

Nat. Military Command Center ops director asked newly-qualified substitute on Sept. 10 to stand his watch at 8:30 am on Sept. 11

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/9e/94/200406182305.5b794736.html


21: Dire Situation For Women, Children In South Sudan

A girl born in southern Sudan is 10 times more likely to die in childbirth or pregnancy than to complete primary school, a new study by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows as it observes Day of the African Child today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00189.htm


22: 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


23: Hunger Strike Activist Beaten in Israeli Jail

Hunger Strike Activist Beaten in Israeli Jail Irish Political Activist Ken O'Keefe suffered concussion and bruising at the hands of an Israeli prison guard Monday evening, five days into his hunger strike against detention and possible deportation. He was ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00196.htm


24: GPJA #62: All Out June 30 To Demand Troops Out Now

ALL OUT JUNE 30 TO DEMAND "TROOPS OUT NOW" - ASSEMBLE 5PM WED JUNE 30 US CONSULATE, CUSTOMS ST Please help advertise/join the international protest on June 30 to demand all foreign troops OUT NOW. June 30 is the date when the fake Iraqi authority is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00169.htm


25: www.uptoscratch.govt.nz - road safety information

The LTSA is encouraging people to visit the new website www.uptoscratch.govt.nz to access road safety information and to get their driving up to scratch.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00050.htm


26: 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


27: Sandline Mercenaries Operating In Iraq

PORT MORESBY (The National Online/Pacific Media Watch): Lieutenant-Colonel Tim Spicer, the Sandline mercenary of the Bougainville crisis fame of 1997, has resurfaced in Baghdad, Iraq, to head what is undisputedly the biggest private army in the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00187.htm


28: 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


29: Public Address 18/06/04 - Slack's Back!

November has come to visit in June. Stroppy northeast winds are buffeting Auckland, casting sprays of drizzle before them. The temperature in Grey Lynn is a balmy 16 degrees. But it's alright. It'll lift before tomorrow's test match...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00166.htm


30: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Families Unconvinced By Latest Version Of 9/11 Events - Tamihere And Samuels Welcome 20% Marine Farm Stake For Maori - Sandlines Pacific Mercenaries Killing In Iraq - SCOOP FLASHBACK: Was NORAD Asleep On The Flight Deck? - Hard News & David Slack Are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00168.htm

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