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Hard News Is Here
Warnings From The Past - Hiroshima Day Speech From The PM
Sexpo Fears
Scoop Humour? Correctives Spin On Harry Potter
Republicans On The Queen Mum’s Birthday
GE Seed Company Gives Up
Keep Your Eyes On Mike
Scoop Arts: King’s Frame Biography Leaked Online
Scoop Opinion: Upton On Line Bumper Edition
Fiji Coup – Second Rebel Shot
Ceasefire And Looting In Honiara
Bougainville Peace Negotiations
Scoop Australia: Olympic Drug Testing.
Scoop World: The Foreign Policy Of George W. Bush

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Scoop Hot Link – The Streets Of Philedelphia

- Photos [1] from what is perhaps the most sophisticated political protest site existing to-date, The Philadelphia Independent Media Center (http://www.phillyimc.org/) [2] . According to the site it was formed to “...provide an alternative to the inevitably and unavoidably biased corporate media coverage of the [Republican Party} convention.” The website uses the internet to provide a more democratic publishing model than traditional media, anyone can post a news article, editorial, photograph, or audio/video clip on the site.

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.phillyimc.org/

Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and so, the great shepherd reached out to his flock and said: "Alright, there's a bit of a price spike on - but I can ignore it if you do." Writes Russell Brown. See... HARD NEWS 4/8/00 - Good Faith and Going Without [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00019.htm


Warnings From The Past - Hiroshima Day Speech From The PM

- Today’s event marks the fifty-fifth anniversary since the use of nuclear weapons on Nagasaki. Hiroshima was bombed days earlier. In a matter of seconds both cities were erased, there was a terrible toll in human suffering and death, and nuclear ... See... Helen Clark Speech - School of Medicine [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00103.htm


Sexpo Fears

- An unashamedly erotic ‘Sexpo’ opening in Auckland this weekend is likely to increase the already appalling level of sexual abuse in this country, says Christian Heritage. See... Adult “Sexpo” Anti-Family [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00035.htm


Scoop Humour? Correctives Spin On Harry Potter

- The Corrective Party considers there are more important things to worry about Harrier Potty books. These stories appear to be about a young nerdish fellow who is training to be a wizard. See... Correctives Support Harrier Potty and Hunky Wizard [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00033.htm


Republicans On The Queen Mum’s Birthday

- “THE Republican Movement is amazed at New Zealand's obsession with the Queen Mum’s 100th birthday," Republican Movement president Dave Guerin said today. "Her family and friends should celebrate but why are we bothering on the other side of the world? See... Why Are We Bothering With The Queen Mum? [1] in the wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00031.htm


GE Seed Company Gives Up

- Novartis, one of the world’s leading producers of genetically engineered seeds, has informed Greenpeace that it will no longer use genetically engineered ingredients (GE) in its food products worldwide. See... Novartis Bows to Consumer Pressure [1] in the Politics wire


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00029.htm


Keep Your Eyes On Mike

- Trade activist Aziz Choudry writes a letter to the New Zealand SIS over the dangers posed by visiting WTO head Mike Moore and the “shady” organisation he represents. See... Open letter to the Director of the NZ SIS [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00028.htm


Scoop Arts: King’s Frame Biography Leaked Online

- The embargoed text of Michael King's biography of New Zealand writer Janet Frame, launched last night in Dunedin by the Prime Minister, Helen Clark, was offered for sale on the Internet two months before publication. See... Internet Shock Re Janet Frame Biography [1] in the Art & Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0008/S00005.htm


Scoop Opinion: Upton On Line Bumper Edition

- Previous editions of upton-on-line have, from time to time, taxed the patience of some readers. They’ve been rather long. So here’s an up-front caveat: this edition covers two important issues. One is the Employment Relations Bill. For the other, see... Double Edition on The Nation & The ERB [1] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00085.htm


Fiji Coup – Second Rebel Shot

- SUVA: Fiji soldiers shot and killed a rebel gunman and 20 people were wounded in a shootout as the military took control of the troubled Dreketi rice-producing area in Vanua Levu yesterday, media reports said. See... FIJI: Troops shoot rebel dead [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00021.htm


Ceasefire And Looting In Honiara

- GIZO: Solomon Islanders are now anxiously waiting for a positive outcome of the most awaited ceasefire finally signed by one of the warring parties in the ethnic conflicts on Guadalcanal. See... SOLOMONS: Ceasefire fails to stop Honiara looting [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00020.htm


Bougainville Peace Negotiations

- PORT MORESBY: A united leadership must be maintained throughout the negotiation period and beyond if Bougainville is to gain an immediate autonomous government in the near future, the National reports. See... Trade Union Leader Threatened [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00015.htm


Scoop Australia: Olympic Drug Testing.

- Australian Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Amanda Vanstone, today welcomed news that the International Olympic Committee had endorsed an Australian test for the human growth hormone, EPO.See... EPO test developed by Australian scientists [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00019.htm


Scoop World: The Foreign Policy Of George W. Bush

- Thomas Mann, an author and political scholar with the Brookings Institution in Washington, and Robert Zoellick, a Bush senior policy advisor discuss the Republican who would be President in general and his Foreign Policy in particular. See... WORLDNET: George W. Bush’s Foreign Policy Dialogue [1] in the International wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0008/S00017.htm

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