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

1: Diebold Targeted By Electronic Civil Disobedience

Swarthmore, Pa. -- Defending the right of a fair, democratic election, Why War? and the Swarthmore Coalition for the Digital Commons (SCDC) announced today that they are rejecting Diebold Elections Systems' cease and desist orders and are initiating ...

2: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now

I had the unique opportunity to interview five US military servicemen who just got back from Iraq, or in the case of two men, corresponded with their wives so that I could ask questions of these soldiers by mail.

3: UN's GA demands Israel stop work on West Bank wall

UN Assembly demands Israel stop work on West Bank wall, urges sides to honour Road Map
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4: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 5)

The following interview is with an enlisted man who has not been in the military that long. He is not really mad at Bush or the leaders and he does not want to get out of what he sees as his duty to serve in Iraq.

5: Feature: What Went Wrong In The 'New' South Africa

In 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected the first black leader of democratic South Africa. Now, in 2003, in Soweto people get their electricity cut off and no longer have ready access to water.

6: 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 ...

7: Secretary Rumsfeld Briefs (Incl. General Boykin)

Q Mr. Secretary, Lieutenant General Boykin, the new deputy undersecretary of Defense for intelligence, has been quoted and seen giving speeches to various religious groups casting the war on terrorism in fairly religious terms...

8: Scoop Has Feedback: Politics, Privy Cl, & Holmes

The latest billboard erected by Greenpeace in Wellington reflects a growing awareness and disquiet over this government's, and particularly the Prime Minister's, inability to listen to the people.

9: Bev Harris: Diebold End-Runs Around Certification

If certification isn't being done properly, the whole house of cards falls. Below are actual copies of internal Diebold memos which show that uncertified software is being used in elections, and that Diebold programmers intentionally end-run the ...

10: US & Israel Square Off In Occupations Death Match

Gaza/Baghdad-- The first annual 'Dueling Occupations' grudge match between the United States and Israel took place over the weekend with the scrappy, young American team surprising the more experienced Israeli occupation force.

11: Recommendations of Iraq panel on security

The United Nations will implement the main recommendations of a panel that investigated the bombing of the UN headquarters in Iraq and which called for reform of the organization's security systems, a spokesperson for Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

12: Return Of The Ringers Revived! – PARTY TIME!!

Haven't been invited to the world premiere of The Return of the King on December 1st? Never fear, neither have a thousand other Lord of the Rings fans who'll be descending on Wellington for the Premiere Weekend. WE PLAN TO PARTY regardless of that.

13: Israeli Troops Assault on Journalists

NABLUS, Palestine -- Israeli occupation forces assaulted Tuesday night on a number of journalists and held others under curfew in separate incidents in the West Bank.

14: Emirates 8 Ultra-Range Airbus Due in December

Dubai-based Emirates will later this week unveil the biggest initiative in its 18-year history to win and retain the vital custom of the world's frequent business flyers with the arrival of the first of its new fleet of eight ultra-range Airbus A340-500s, ...

15: European Union Details Switzerland-EU Relations

Negotiations continued with Switzerland on the accession of the ten new member states to the EU-Switzerland agreement on free movement of persons

16: Public Address 23/10/03 - Fashion And Celebrity

So NZTabloid is no more - the site's founders have left a message thanking the - ahem - "more than 1,000,000 people" who have visited their website since it launched in August. Well, then …...

17: Sony launches its first DVD Handycam camcorders

AUCKLAND, 10 September, 2003 – Sony's has launched a new DVD Handycam® camcorder that advances the simplicity of making and sharing videos. The new camcorder produces DVD recordings that play back in most current home and PC DVD players, as well as ...

18: Negotiating Freer Trade, Or Bigger Bureaucracies?

The collapse of WTO talks in Cancun was predictable. The ''rich'' wanted to discuss customs rules so as not to discuss farm subsidies; the ''poor'' wanted to discuss farm subsidies so as not to discuss investment regulations. They all left vowing ...

19: Major Media Spread Coverage Of Bush-Nazi Nexus

US Senator Robert Byrd, on the floor of Congress, on October 17, has explicitly compared the Bush media operation to that run by Herman Goering, mastermind of the Nazi putsch against the German people.

20: U.S. Sees "Excellent Results" from Bangkok APEC

The United States is pleased with the outcomes of this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders meeting, according to a senior administration official.

21: Barbara Lee one of Fashion Week’s hot new labels

Christchurch fashion designer, Barbara Lee, attracted more than her fair share of media attention on the opening day of L’Oreal New Zealand Fashion Week.

22: Bush And Roh Issue Joint Statement On North Korea

On October 20, 2003, President George W. Bush of the United States of America and President Roh Moo-hyun of the Republic of Korea held a summit meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. At the meeting, the two Presidents noted with satisfaction that there has ...

23: Scoop Has Feedback (2)

On this Supreme Court issue, Thoreau: "For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil - there is one striking at the root." If opposition parties really care about the Rule of Law and Freedom then they'd be more concerned with the root of ...

24: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 4)

The following interview is with another Sergeant who is not really happy about the fact that he feels it is necessary to have to question his commander in chief and chain of command.

25: Et Tu Brute!

ACT spokesman for mental health, Heather Roy said that the findings of the Ellis Inquiry into mental health services in South Auckland released today highlights exactly what has changed in mental health in recent years - nothing!

26: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

27: Helen Clark's Address To CTU Conference

Thank you once again for inviting me to speak to this biennial conference. j At the outset, I would like to express my personal thanks and those of my colleagues in government for the contribution the CTU and its officers and affiliates have made ...

28: Govt slapped in the face over air merger

"The Commerce Commission decision to reject the Qantas Air New Zealand merger is a slap in the face for the Government and a victory for the travelling public," says National Party Leader Bill English.

29: One Rule For All Kiwis, Minister

The Labour Government's Land Access Ministerial Reference Group, formed to review public access to private land, now appears to be advocating a separate strategy for Maori land, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

30: Israel Attacks Press Freedom in West Bank

RAMALLAH, Palestine - - Dozens of Israeli military vehicles and troops invaded evening today several major cities in the West Bank and their surrounding towns and villages, imposing tight curfews and isolating them completely.

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