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Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Eco-Economy: Trivialising Speculation

The question of whether we’re in for a rerun of the Great Crash of 1929 is very topical at the moment. Bearish websites hold that the world is in a “credit bubble” possibly more severe than that of the Roaring Twenties.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00185.htm


2: Councillor Alick Shaw Leaves The Labour Party

Labour Party Wellington City Councillor Alick Shaw has announced today that he can no longer be accountable to the party’s Labour Local Body Committee (LLBC). He says he remains totally committed to the Labour Party and to the principles that sustain ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00132.htm


3: Wellington s26 Arrests – Police Violence On TV

An eyewitness account of today’s arrests in Manners Mall, from a teenager on his School holidays - with images from tonight’s TV3 coverage of the protest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00181.htm


4: On The Right: Ugh...

Ugh. With the Olympics dominating the headlines all last week, there has been very little happening in the political world worth writing about. Or if there has, I’ve been too busy watching the Olympics to take any notice.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0009/S00128.htm


5: Sludge Report #31 – Just Do It! (Part 2)

Inside This Edition: Bretton Woods Is Having A Coronary - S26 - The Battle of Prague - The Chavez Factor - The Euro – Baghdad – Moscow – In the Spirit Of The Ozlympics

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00187.htm


6: Scoop Images: The Battle Of Prague Day 1

A victory. As evening approaches protestors occupy part of the conference centre. Some protestors have made it inside the building and onto the balconies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00183.htm


7: Wellington S26 Protest Action

Protester in Wellington showed solidarity with their counterparts in Prague today, the Global day of action against capitalism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00176.htm


8: Guest Opinion: NBC Vs Internet ?

NBC's television ratings in the US are the lowest in the history of Olympic broadcasting. Are we at a watershed in media technology - and of the Olympics themselves ? Adam Bogacki Writes from Sydney.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00184.htm


9: Newsflash: Eight Arrested In Wellington Demo

Eight anti-capitalist protesters were arrested in Wellington following the refusal of a protester to leave Westpac Bank in Cuba mall, police said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00177.htm


10: Arrests Stall Carnival Against Capitalism

After arrests following the occupation of Westpac in Cuba St, protesters moved further up Cuba Mall to avoid further clashes with police. They decided to abandon an undisclosed third phase of their protest, expecting further arrests.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00178.htm


11: SCOOP, Olympic Update, Wednesday, 27 Sept, 2000

ON A stormy 11th day of competition at Sydney 2000, New Zealand hopes were pinned on the experience and skill of our Soling crew who were sailing for a place in the medal round.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00182.htm


12: Cullen Unaffected By Massive Protests In Prague

Finance Minister Michael Cullen’s attendance at meetings of the International Monetary Fund at the World Bank in Prague yesterday was largely unaffected by the thousands of protesters, Mr Cullen’s press secretary, Kim Mackenzie said this morning, at 12:30am ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00186.htm


13: Sludge Report #30 – Just Do It!

IN THIS EDITION: Olympics Upstaged By The World! Who Would Have Thought? - Goodbye Slobodan

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0009/S00169.htm


14: Dom Makes Up Stories On Mccully's Behalf

'News-by-fiction' is the term Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton is giving to a report in the Dominion today claiming, "Senior Labour ministers kept Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton in the dark about plans to raid state-owned enterprises for cash."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00429.htm


15: PM Should Listen to Maori Queen Says Newman

Prime Minister Helen Clark should listen to the advice of the Maori Queen when it comes to “closing the gaps” for Maori, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00397.htm


16: S26: The Battle Of Prague Running Commentary…

UPDATE 22:55 Despite arrests, thousands of people are still in the streets of Praha. Confrontations with police are still continuing. UPDATE 22:14 Reports of more than 500 arrested in the last hour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0009/S00237.htm


17: Grocery bills more bad news for families

Supermarket chains are this week lifting prices of more than 1100 items, National Finance spokesperson Bill English revealed today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00424.htm


18: Industry New Zealand Board Appointed

Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton has today announced an eight-member Industry New Zealand board with a strong private sector background.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00398.htm


19: Government Needs To Get Its Story Straight

The coalition’s attempts to explain a proposed $180 million special dividend from State Owned Enterprises have added to the confusion, said ACT Leader and first Minister of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), Hon Richard Prebble.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00414.htm


20: Shipley blunders in Australia

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that Mrs Shipley's statements about her meeting with the Australian Prime Minister were the "inept blundering of someone unfit to ever be Prime Minister again".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0009/S00440.htm

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