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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings


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.

2: 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.

3: UN – Iraq Electoral Fact Sheet

Iraq Electoral Fact Sheet Table of Contents Who is responsible for organizing the elections?.2 What is the role of the UN?.2 What is the election date? .2 How will voters be registered?.2 What is the out come of the Registration Process?.3 has been ...

4: Ghost Stories Haunting Thailand's Tsunami Zones

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Many Thais believe ghosts are wandering tsunami-hit beaches, spooking taxi drivers, making the Andaman Sea hungry for more victims, and jinxing an economic recovery for devastated resorts.

5: Seymour Hersh: ''We've Been Taken Over by a Cult''

the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to vote today on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for Attorney General, we hear a speech by Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter Seymour Hersh on torture from Guantanamo to Abu Ghraib to Vietnam.

6: Images: Alanis Morissette "Exposes" US Censorship

In a pre-planned, live sketch last night at The 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's music awards, host Alanis Morissette made light of the recent Super Bowl controversy in the United States when she ''exposed'' herself on Canadian television.

7: Tsunami Tragedy: Relief-to-Reconstruction Strategy

The Indian Ocean tsunami was truly horrific, and we are still uncovering, over a month later, the full human cost of this disaster.

8: Ordinary Heroes and the Rising Power of the Roots

Kevin Spidel was National Field Director for the Kucinich for President campaign, served as a field organizer for Amnesty International, and currently serves as Deputy National Director for Progressive Democrats of America , which he co-founded in the ...

9: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Ford Transit

The final screening of FORD TRANSIT at the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival showed on Friday.

10: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - A Stone's Throw Away

“I lost the will to live when I lost my friend,” the boy said. “But Kiftah will always be in my heart…I will never forget him.” A STONE’S THROW AWAY is a documentary about life under military occupation and the Palestinian youth who suffer from it.

11: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Arna's Children

The film ARNA’S CHILDREN, opened the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Friday.

12: Sonia Nettnin: Review - Salt Of The Earth

SALT OF THE EARTH is an exploration into the lives of Palestinian Christians. Martame and Elizabeth Sanders directed the production. It had its final showing on Sunday at the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival.

13: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 (Part II)

People climb the stairs along the rocky landscape. Once they reach the top, they walk a dirt road. Everyone is dressed up for a special occasion. A few men carry flowers arrangements and they move quickly.

14: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181 (Part III)

The Palestinian people of Qaqiliya enter and exit the city through a gate. Israeli soldiers lock it with a key. The gate is part of the concrete wall.

15: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review and Analysis of JIHAD!

The Chicago Palestine Film Festival hosted the world premiere of JIHAD! at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday. Directed by Muhammed Rum, the Topiary Productions film is an individual and global exploration of the word and its meaning.

16: Review: Elias Chacour - Prophet in His Own Country

ELIAS CHACOUR: PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY is a film about a Melkite priest who brings the seeds of peace to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival hosted the screening at the Southwest Youth Collaborative on Saturday.

17: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Siege

Israeli soldiers left their mark. In the Ministry of Culture’s office, they draped the windows with barbed wire. On the floor, crates filled with bottles of urine. Feces on the rug. The inside of a Xerox machine smeared brown.

18: Sonia Nettnin Review: Freedom I Have Lost

The bulldozer rolled over the metal-frame homes. Israeli soldiers grabbed the Bedouin men. Women yelled into the air. Horses, camels and sheep ran everywhere. Within 24-hours, the land became a military zone.

19: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Keys

KEYS is a documentary film about several Palestinian families who crossover the green partition line; and they revisit the remains of their homes and villages. During the third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival, KEYS (in Arabic, MAFATEEH,) had ...

20: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Rachel's War

RACHEL’S WAR is a documentary short about peace activist, Rachel Corrie. Firas Abdelrahman directed the film (2003). The third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival showed it on Friday.

21: Sonia Nettnin: To Create Something Out of Nothing

On stage, they dance the movement of life. When they speak, their voices reveal the meaning behind the burning heart.

22: Meditations: A New Theory of Human Nature, Pt. 2

Meditations (Politics) - From Martin LeFevre in California A New Theory of Human Nature, Pt. 2

23: Sonia Nettnin: Film Review - Route 181

ROUTE 181 is a cinematic journey through Palestine-Israel. Directors Michel Khleifi and Eyal Sivan trace a route based on the theoretical line presented in Resolution 181 (United Nations, 1947).

24: Trans Tasman Airfares For Only $1*

Pacific Blue celebrates 12 months since its first flight took off from Christchurch to Brisbane on 29 January 2004.

25: UQ Wire: Book Review - The New Pearl Harbor

Americans appear to have an attention span that is relevant to the flicker on MTV. Remember ENRON? I grew up in a slower time when focus and concentration was the rule and multi-tasking, which research has shown to be counterproductive, was unheard ...

26: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

LEAD STORY: Iraqi Elections About To Make NZ Local Govt Elections Look Like A Spectacular Success - The Iraq Election – Scoop Commentary - Is Rich About To Join Te Heu Heu As Another Sidelined Spokesperson? - Ivan Eland & Others On The Coming War In Iran ...

27: Kamala Sarup: Is Gender Equality Practised Today?

Are gender equality and social justice ultimately achievable within capitalism as it is practised today? What does the women's movement need to do to challenge the global trend of economic and political conservatism?

28: Ivan Eland: Should Iran Be The Next Target?

In a recent article in The New Yorker , investigative journalist Seymour Hersh reports that the Bush administration has conducted missions using military special forces on Iranian territory in an attempt to find Iran’s nuclear facilities for possible ...

29: Angie Pratt: If Bush Really Wanted To He Could

If George W. Bush was really interested in having China drop its peg to the US dollar he could force the issue. If George Bush actually wanted to see China's Yuan appreciate toward its true value he could simply institute a tariff against Chinese goods.

30: Public Address 28/01/05 - Ask Ms Manners

A bill in the government's programme of proposed legislation has already won widespread public support despite drawing fire from civil liberties groups. The Urban Protocols (And Safety Standards) Bill is intended to make for better living environments and ...


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