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

1: Wayne Madsen: A Bush Pre-Election Strike On Iran?

According to White House and Washington Beltway insiders, the Bush administration, worried that it could lose the presidential election to Senator John F. Kerry, has initiated plans to launch a military strike on Iran's top Islamic leadership, its ...

2: Latin America: Bush's Disappeared Foreign Policy

Latin America: The Bush Administration’s Disappeared Foreign Policy and Kerry’s Future Vision for the Region

3: 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.
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4: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

5: Cuba And Its Defence Of All Human Rights

Outline of 200 years of aggression and hostility by the United States towards the Cuban nation.

6: Trade growth to exceed 03 despite high oil prices

Despite the sharp rise in oil prices the volume of world trade is likely to grow by 8.5% in real terms by the end of 2004, a significant improvement over 2003, according to World Trade Organization statistics.

7: Scoop Archive: ICC Closer to First Case - Dep. Prosecutor arrives

(New York, November 6, 2003) - With the arrival of Deputy Prosecutor for Investigations at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the first permanent global criminal court moves another step closer to being fully operational. Serge Brammertz, ...

8: How Much More Evidence Does The UN Need?

North Atlantic Ocean, 26 October 2004*: Black-fleshed, luminous green-eyed sharks from the depths of the ocean lie dead on the deck of the Greenpeace ship MV Esperanza, yet another example of the failure of nations to protect deep sea life.

9: Hydrogen Future A Delusion

The hydrogen fuel cell technology proclaimed (Monday 25th Oct) in the Herald ("First stop on the hydrogen highway") is a glorious delusion. Arnold Schwarzenegger dedicated a pioneering hydrogen fuelling station on Friday, calling it the first ...

10: The Nonscientific Reality Behind US Election Polls

The worst mistake a political analyst can make is to offer predictions about future events. The study of politics is nowhere close to being an exact science, and in fact makes meteorology look downright precise.

11: 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 ...

12: The Dilemma Of The British Deployment To Baghdad

Whatever Tony Blair tells the British public and the House of Commons there is certainly a political motivation to his government’s decision to deploy forces closer to Baghdad. The case that he and his ministers have given for the move is that it is what is ...

13: Greg Palast: BBC Reveals New Florida Vote Scandal

A secret document obtained from inside Bush campaign headquarters in Florida suggests a plan - possibly in violation of US law - to disrupt voting in the state's African-American voting districts, a BBC Newsnight investigation reveals.

14: Scoop Images: Multicultural Aotearoa In Wellington

The front of the 2000 strong march against racism reaches Lambton Quay. ''Diversity Yes, Racism No – Multicultural Aotearoa'' – the banner at the front of the march reads.

15: Eyes on the prize: seeking sustainable energy

Low hydro lakes. High petrol prices. No more Maui gas. There’s always something to talk about on the energy front. Opinion piece by Hon Pete Hodgson, Minister of Energy...

16: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 25

IRAQ - Security of State Department Employees in Iraq - Missing Explosives / Timeline / Procedures / Circumstances - Query on When State Department Notified Other Agencies About Missing Explosives

17: Images: Fairies Against Fascism Vs National Front

Click for big version At Parliament during the low key National Front rally around 12.30pm the fairies were to the left, fascists to the right.

18: 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.

19: Mass Suffocations In South Thailand Security Op.

BANGKOK, Thailand -- At least 84 people died, mostly from suffocation so severe their eyes bled, after being arrested and locked inside army trucks in Thailand's Muslim-majority south during clashes with security forces, officials said.

20: Energy report: right direction but hurry up

The Green Party is enthusiastically welcoming the intent and content of the Government's Sustainable Energy report, but says it still lacks a sense of urgency.

21: Kerry Campaign Leaks Nader Appointment:

A confidential disclosure from within the Kerry campaign confirmed a rumor Monday that Ralph Nader will "have an open welcome at the White House" when Kerry is elected. The rumor hit the internet when one of Fox News network's infamous "daily ...

22: OECD: NZ on track with family-friendly policies

The government has welcomed a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) that gives a vote of confidence to the Working for Families package of reforms.

23: Suzan Mazur: Bush And The Mormons

Dan Briody, The Iron Triangle: "So in 1989, when Mr. Marriott made it known that his company's airline catering division, then known as Marriott In-Flite Services, was on the block, one had to suspect that he knew something the rest of the world didn't know.

24: Public Address 27/10/04 - Sweet And Sad

Hope to be taking home a new iMac G5 before Christmas? Don't leave the shop without a Firewire cable - not if you're a current MacOS X user anyway. I uplifted my machine from Magnum Mac's first shipment of 17 (yes, being a journalist helps) on Friday ...

25: Armitage Interview by Salameh Nematt of Al Hayat

MR. NEMATT: So we've had elections in Afghanistan. Are we going to have them in Iraq?

26: Molesworth & Featherston – 26 October 2004

Labour’s lead grows in the exclusive rolling poll of polls. A new report on work-life balance will recommend cutting DPB. We summarise the current odds and State watchlist for the US Presidential election and we ask why the Reserve Bank is still signaling ...

27: Stateside: What (Or Was) The Doctor Ordered?

Pardon my cynicism, but you get like that in the US once you realize what a crock this ''model democracy'' is. How convenient for diverting the focus of the election from Iraq and the economy is the sudden news of Justice Rehnquist's thyroid cancer.

28: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...

29: Sustainable Energy discussion document released

A comprehensive discussion document is released today on the future of sustainable energy in New Zealand.

30: Images: National Front's Bad Day In Wellington

A photo essay from the National Front/Multicultural Aotearoa Marches held on Saturday. The bloodied man is understood to be NF Lower North Island Rep Cale Olsen. Photos by Keith Ng, Aotearoa Student Press Association (ASPA). (See also… Multicultural ...


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