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

1: Wayne Madsen: A Bush Pre-Election Strike On Iran?

According to White House and Washington Beltway insiders, the Bush administration, worried that it could lose the presidential election to Senator John F. Kerry, has initiated plans to launch a military strike on Iran's top Islamic leadership, its ...

2: 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.

3: Cuba And Its Defence Of All Human Rights

Outline of 200 years of aggression and hostility by the United States towards the Cuban nation.

4: Latin America: Bush's Disappeared Foreign Policy

Latin America: The Bush Administration’s Disappeared Foreign Policy and Kerry’s Future Vision for the Region

5: Scoop Images: Multicultural Aotearoa In Wellington

The front of the 2000 strong march against racism reaches Lambton Quay. ''Diversity Yes, Racism No – Multicultural Aotearoa'' – the banner at the front of the march reads.

6: Images: Fairies Against Fascism Vs National Front

Click for big version At Parliament during the low key National Front rally around 12.30pm the fairies were to the left, fascists to the right.

7: Images: National Front's Bad Day In Wellington

A photo essay from the National Front/Multicultural Aotearoa Marches held on Saturday. The bloodied man is understood to be NF Lower North Island Rep Cale Olsen. Photos by Keith Ng, Aotearoa Student Press Association (ASPA). (See also… Multicultural ...

8: March against racism backed by communities

Against a backdrop of concerns about racist attacks and harassment, ethnic community leaders and prominent New Zealanders from diverse cultural backgrounds are endorsing a planned anti-racism march in Wellington.

9: Public Address 26/10/04 - Nightmare Scenario Et Al

The disappearance of 350 tonnes of specialist high explosive that at the time of last year's invasion of Iraq was under IAEA lockdown appears to be a case not only of grotesque incompetence by the occupying powers, but of a sustained cover-up...

10: Kerry Campaign Leaks Nader Appointment:

A confidential disclosure from within the Kerry campaign confirmed a rumor Monday that Ralph Nader will "have an open welcome at the White House" when Kerry is elected. The rumor hit the internet when one of Fox News network's infamous "daily ...


"The necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba"

12: 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.

13: Hydrogen Future A Delusion

The hydrogen fuel cell technology proclaimed (Monday 25th Oct) in the Herald ("First stop on the hydrogen highway") is a glorious delusion. Arnold Schwarzenegger dedicated a pioneering hydrogen fuelling station on Friday, calling it the first ...

14: 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 ...

15: Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition - 21st October 2004

In this edition: Why Turkey is and isn’t European, all at the same time; funeral anthems for the death of a philosopher – republican obsequies for Jacques Derrida ; and for dwellers on planet earth, some numbers on the potential and limitations ...

16: Russian Ratification of Kyoto a big step for NZ

The Chairman of the Environmental Defence Society, Gary Taylor, has welcomed the announcement today that the Russian Duma has decided to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.

17: 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.

18: Multicultural Aotearoa Says 3000+ Marched

3000-4000 people joined the march against racism in Wellington on Saturday, which marched to parliament peacefully to affirm diversity in New Zealand and reject racist ideology. Police have given some strange estimates of the crowd-numbers for the anti-racism ...

19: The Dilemma Of The British Deployment To Baghdad

Whatever Tony Blair tells the British public and the House of Commons there is certainly a political motivation to his government’s decision to deploy forces closer to Baghdad. The case that he and his ministers have given for the move is that it is what is ...

20: We are all New Zealanders

National MP Pansy Wong says it’s time to reinstate the shared values that make us proud to be New Zealanders and to look to the things that unite us.

21: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 25

IRAQ - Security of State Department Employees in Iraq - Missing Explosives / Timeline / Procedures / Circumstances - Query on When State Department Notified Other Agencies About Missing Explosives

22: How Much More Evidence Does The UN Need?

North Atlantic Ocean, 26 October 2004*: Black-fleshed, luminous green-eyed sharks from the depths of the ocean lie dead on the deck of the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza, yet another example of the failure of nations to protect deep sea life.

23: World records and endangered squid

An attempt to break the world record for keeping squid alive will highlight the plight of the endangered animals to thousands across the world, says world-renowned squid expert, Dr Steve O’Shea.

24: Destiny: Immorality Anywhere Is A Threat

“Immorality Anywhere Is A Threat To Morality Everywhere” – Bernice A King, 23/10/04, Destiny NZ Political Rally

25: A Backgrounder On Today's Anti-Racism March

When first-generation Chinese New Zealander Tze Ming Mok talked to a National Front member outside the Chinese Embassy in June, she was called a "peasant" and to return to her "third-world country". When she asked why he refused ...

26: Scoop Cartoon: The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum

Cartoon from Paul McDonald of George W. Bush And Planet Earth POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ

27: Catholic and Anglican Bishops on Foreshore Issue

Catholic and Anglican Bishops, meeting in Wellington jointly on 22 October 2004, expressed support for the position taken by various church organisations in their submissions on the Foreshore and Seabed legislation.

28: NewsFlash: All Black Squad Named

The All Blacks squad announced today is undoubtedly the most controversial in recent history with numerous big names, most notably Andrew Mehrtens and Christian Cullen not included.

29: Australian Vehicle Attack In Baghdad

Defence Minister Robert Hill said today's vehicle attack in Baghdad was a reminder of the risks to our Australian Defence personnel who are helping the Iraqi people achieve freedom and a better future. Senator Hill said he deeply regrets the deaths ...

30: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...


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