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Yesterday’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.

2: Film Fest “Lies” and Defending Coprophagia

Mr Bill Gosden, Director of the New Zealand Film Festival Trust (“the Trust”), who appeared before the eight member Film and Literature Board of Review (“the Board”) representing the Trust, failed in his bid to overturn the Office and Film and Literature ...

3: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

4: Mass Graves in the Tamil Homeland

Avis Harrell Sri-Jayantha, B.A., M.A (Sociology) Princeton University Proceedings of International Conference On Search for Peace in Sri Lanka,

5: UQ WIRE: The 9/11 Commission Report

Distribution via the Unanswered Questions Wire Sign up for the wire at: Unanswered Questions : Thinking for ourselves.

6: STORY OF THE WEEK: Mossad Spies Tracked To Korea

STORY OF THE WEEK - Week Ending July 23rd - Israeli Passport Scam Spies Tracked To Korea

7: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 27 July 2004

1. CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the state of the New Zealand economy?

8: Scoop Archive: 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.

9: Team Alinghi to dismiss Russell Coutts

Geneva – Team Alinghi is left with no choice but to terminate its contract with Russell Coutts. Repeated violations of his duties resulted in Coutts’s dismissal.

10: GOP's Virtual Control Over U.S. Political Power

"Banana Republicans" Examines How GOP Gained Virtual Control over U.S. Political Power - Interview with John Stauber, co-author of ''Banana Republicans: How the Right-Wing is Turning America into a One-Party State,'' conducted by Scott Harris

11: Public Address 27/07/04 - Fresh

I like the look of the New Zealand Institute, if only because we do need some fresh intellectual energy. Face it: if you don't know what Roger Kerr or the EPMU are going to say about anything by now you haven't been paying attention for the last 15...

12: Humanitarian Crisis Looms Over Bangladesh Floods

Unceasing heavy rains in Bangladesh have prevented water levels from dropping, leading to continued flooding as well as the potential for a major humanitarian crisis, the United Nations warned today.

13: ACT's The Letter

A significant political realignment has occurred during the parliamentary recess. The NBR poll has National with a significant lead at 40.3%. Labour has fallen to 37%. The Maori party's support is 2.7%.

14: UQ Wire: Hopsicker - 9/11's Big Dirty Secret

Based on an ''investigation'' notable only for failing to interview a single firsthand eyewitness, the National Commission on Terrorism’s report will totally ignore the big dirty secret lying at the heart of the 9/11 coverup: elite deviants trafficking ...

15: PM's Presser: Spies, The CJ, Think Tanks & Zaoui

In This Edition: Israelis And Intelligence New New Zealand Public Policy Think Tank Justice Sian Elias's Comments To British Parliamentary Committees Zaoui's Place Of Detention And Diplomatic Cables Concerning His Case

16: Treaty settlement milestone achieved

The government and Moriori have taken a significant step towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.

17: Businesses endorse ENOUGH IS ENOUGH campaign

Scott Unsworth, the director of ORCA – official New Zealand Olympic Apparel Supplier, has declared his support for the ENOUGH IS ENOUGH mass gathering, which will take place on Monday 23rd August 2004 at the grounds of Parliament.

18: Gush Shalom

Zvi Bar'el confronts the general Israeli public opinion. The Chomsky's article is a pragmatic reminder to activists.

19: Bradford: Bash the system not the beneficiaries

The Green Party says beneficiaries are being unfairly victimized by politicians, when inadequacies in the health and welfare systems are really to blame for the rise in people claiming sickness and invalid’s benefits.

20: Noam Chomsky: The Rules Of Disengagement

In this article Noam Chomsky clarifies his position about Sharon's ''disengagement plan'', as well as the Geneva Initiative, binationalism and what should be the aim of activists in the short term.

21: ACT Criticises Rata Critic

ACT New Zealand Maori Affairs Spokesman Stephen Franks today welcomed the report of respected Auckland academic Dr Elizabeth Rata - but expressed concern that Maori Language Commission chief executive Haami Piripi has only just heard of her.

22: Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ Ltd. In Liquidation

Jeff Meltzer and Arron Heath of Meltzer Mason Heath, Liquidators of Tasman Pacific Airlines of NZ Limited (formerly trading as Qantas New Zealand), today announced that they estimate a dividend to unsecured creditors of approximately 15 cents in ...

23: Foreign Affairs Sought Offshore Critique Of RSAA

Foreign Affairs documents obtained by Scoop reveal the New Zealand government initiated a response from France, Belgium and Switzerland inviting those countries to criticise a judicial Refugee Status Appeals Authority report supporting Ahmed Zaoui.

24: Russell Coutts Responds to Ernesto Bertarelli

Auckland, New Zealand, 27 July 2004: Russell Coutts said today that he had been surprised by Ernesto Bertarelli’s decision to abruptly terminate his contract today.

25: George W. Bush’s Lasting Legacy to America (3)

Oh how the incompetent fail when granted the keys to the world. It was just after 9/11 that all corners of the globe came together in support of America.

26: Symantec Security Response 27 July 2004

Symantec Security Response has identified a new variant of the Mydoom worm -- W32.Mydoom.M@mm. The worm was discovered today, July 26, and Symantec has upgraded this threat to a Level 4 (Level 5 being the most severe) due to increased submission rates.

27: Extra Pumps Help Remove Floodwater

Environment Bay of Plenty has made new controlled cuts through stopbanks and is using dozens of pumps and to get rid of floodwater from the Rangitaiki Plains as quickly as possible.

28: Dennis Hans: Those 16 Words Still Smell

We are now told that the controversial 16-word sentence in the January 28, 2003 State of the Union address (hereafter ''SOTU'') about alleged Iraqi efforts to procure unenriched uranium from Africa was ''truthful'' (William Safire) and ''well-founded'' ...

29: Action taken on NZ's most potent greenhouse gas

26 July 2004 Media Statement Action taken on New Zealand's most potent greenhouse gas

30: Scoop Reader Opinion: More of The Same

For those caught up in the hype and hope of the recent launch of The New Zealand Institute -purportedly an apolitical organisation whose purpose is 'to generate new thinking, new ideas and new solutions that contribute to a better and more prosperous ...


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