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Yesterday's Top 30 Items On Scoop

Yesterday's Top 30 Items On Scoop

Dates: 30/Nov/2005 1: Veil of Secrecy lifted on Somali Community

In a national first, one of New Zealand’s newest and most misunderstood communities is the focus of a social photography project due to open at the Waikato Museum on December 3.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00213.htm

2: Jason Leopold: Fitzgerald Targets Rove Again

Continuing his two-year-old investigation into the leak of Valerie Plame Wilson's identity as a covert CIA agent, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald will present evidence to a second grand jury this week that could lead to a criminal indictment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00357.htm

3: William Engdahl: Bird Flu & Chicken Factory Farms

Clouds can have ‘silver linings’ the adage goes, and Bird Flu seems to be no exception. While much of the world trembles in panic and fear over an as-yet-non-existent human-to-human mutation of the Avian Flu or H5N1 virus, and while most worry what to do to protect ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00351.htm

4: Pioneer of the trade union struggle in Haiti

Brussels, 28 November 2005 (ICFTU OnLine): A pioneer of the trade union struggle in Haiti, Yannick explains how the complex strategy combining local action and international mobilisation was organised. As one of the key players in the birth of Haiti's first ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00505.htm

5: Fitrakis & Wasserman: Ohio's Diebold Debacle

Massive Election Day irregularities are emerging in reports from all over Ohio after the introduction of Diebold's electronic voting in nearly half of the Buckeye State’s counties. A recently released report by the non-partisan General Accountability Office ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00340.htm

6: Evelyn Pringle: Pharma's Poisoned Generation

A growing number of professionals in the health care field are reporting that a relationship exists between the epidemic in neurodevelopmental disorders of autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, and speech or language delay all across the country, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00347.htm

7: 2° Celsius: A World Of Difference To Life On Earth

The World Conservation Union urges parties to Climate Change Convention to keep global warming below 2° Celsius to prevent massive species extinctions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00507.htm

8: Public Address 28-29/11/05 - Call Of The Wild

After defecting from the Communist Party, my grandfather worked the Golden Triangle with a fleet of trucks as an opium smuggler. When the family got to Singapore from Burma, the PAP tried to hire him as a political strategist - Nguyen Tuong Van's not ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00358.htm

9: Nguyen Tuong Van Will Be Hanged on Dec. 2

1. This is to inform you that the death sentence passed on Nguyen Tuong Van will be carried out on 2 Dec 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00364.htm

10: Cindy Sheehan: Blessings?

It was hard to feel blessed today as I sat at Casey's grave here in Vacaville, California. Sure, a lot of good things have happened in my sphere of influence this year, but the blessings are always hampered by the reason for the blessings.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00345.htm

11: Audio: Robert Fisk Speaks On Middle East

Audio courtesy of L.A. Sound Posse - Robert Fisk: Report From The Middle East, U.C.L.A. ....in association with an introduction of his latest book "The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00245.htm

12: Lennon's Cousin Donates A Slice Of History

Kiwi cousin of Beatle John Lennon, 71 year-old Jack Mathews of Hamilton, with the four covers of the December issue of Reader’s Digest. Jack, one of 14 John Lennon cousins in New Zealand, presented the first collectors set to the Beatles Museum ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00214.htm

13: Toni Solo: US v Latin America - No Neutral Corner

Mediocrity detests talent. On one level, the recent exchange of abuse between lilliputian Vicente Fox and Hugo Chavez reflects no more than that. Chavez looms large over Fox for many reasons, not least because 80 years ago Mexico under President Calles defied ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00356.htm

14: Cindy Sheehan: Thanksgiving Letter to George

George, My family is spending our 2nd Thanksgiving without Casey, thanks to you and your lies. I am spending the day crying on a plane on my way to Crawford to again ask you for a meeting.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00346.htm

15: Sanjay Upadhya: China’s ‘Nepal Card’?

A week that began with the Economist magazine attempting to make sense of China’s emerging robust diplomacy -- aimed at creating what President Hu Jintao calls a “harmonious world” -- ended with one more display of Beijing’s finesse. The Chinese army, according ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00338.htm

16: National to thank for loan loophole closure

National to thank for loan loophole closure National Party Finance spokesman John Key says the public of New Zealand have National to thank for identifying a student loan loophole which could have seen students profiting off the generosity of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00426.htm

17: Kiwi Beachwear On the World Stage

The best beachwear proposals enrolled to Mittelmoda will be exhibited in Cannes once again during the Salone 100% Beachwear Maredimoda, dedicated to beachwear fabrics and accessories, which will take place from 29 November to 1 December 2005, Cannes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00215.htm

18: Solomons - Is It Time To Push The Panic Button?

Solomon Islands leaders normally wait until the last minute before 'leaping' to action. This is especially true when it comes to preparing for major national disasters. Recall the Level 5 cyclone which roared through Tikopia a few years back. A few New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00330.htm

20: Every brain cell helps in understanding ADHD

The holy grail of a diagnostic test for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) could be discovered through interdisciplinary collaborations set up at a University of Otago conference on the neurobiology of ADHD.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0511/S00061.htm

21: Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Sets Records

New Zealand’s box office records are being rewritten after HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE swooped in to gross a massive NZD $2,098,477 in its opening weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00467.htm

22: Biotech sector sets high standard in engagement

New Zealand's biotechnology sector is setting high standards in its work to improve public engagement and consultation around science, Research, Science and Technology Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00427.htm

23: GG shortlisted for Cambodia War Crimes Tribunal

Government House today confirmed that the Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright has been shortlisted as a candidate for the Cambodia War Crimes Tribunal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00222.htm

24: Canadian Government Falls on No-Confidence

Toronto: A corruption scandal forced a vote of no-confidence Monday that toppled Prime Minister Paul Martin's minority government, triggering an unusual election campaign during the Christmas holidays. Canada's three opposition parties, which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00524.htm

25: ASH Votes for British American Tobacco New Zealand

“In light of the fact that half of their best customers will die as a result of smoking their products, it is only right that British American Tobacco New Zealand be recognised for their contribution to our society,” says Becky Freeman, Director, ASH NZ.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00223.htm

26: Marjorie Cohn: Bush Game on Padilla May Backfire

Once again, at the 11th hour, the Bush administration has pulled its punches in the case of Jose Padilla. Using an approach that more closely resembles a game of chess than a system of justice, Team Bush has altered its strategy, while seeking ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00350.htm

27: Starbucks Anti-Union Practices a Global Phenomenon

As Starbucks in the United States faces a hearing over allegations that managers dismissed employees for promoting unionisation, New Zealand fast-food workers are facing similar problems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00454.htm

28: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Canada's Government Falls On No-Confidence Vote - Foreign Affairs News: TEAR Fund Takes Exception To Commonwealth Sec-Gen McKinnon's Comments - Tech News: Finda First Off The Block With Pay Per Call Technology - Biz News: Eight Finalists Named As Roger ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00359.htm

29: John Pilger: A News Revolution Has Begun

The Indian writer Vandana Shiva has called for an "insurrection of subjugated knowledge." The insurrection is well under way. In trying to make sense of a dangerous world, millions of people are turning away from the traditional sources of news and information ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00352.htm

30: Student loan loophole to be closed

The government will move to close a potential loophole in the transition to interest free student loans when the legislation returns to the House, Minister of Tertiary Education Michael Cullen announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00425.htm

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