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Howard’s End: If NZ Had The Luck Of The Irish
Irish Eyes: Imagine…
Stateside: Sweet Jazz In Oakland
A Sydney Colombian Consulate Protester Tells The Story
Hide Reveals New People’s Bank Figures
Hurry Call On Anderton Invesitgation
National Hand’s On Economic Policy Flip Flop Applauded And Decried
GE Free NZ Meeting Tonight – Thistle Hall 7pm
Global US Embassy Star Wars Protests
Feedback: Rankin On Air NZ & Sludge On Middle East
Scoop World: Another Suicide Bomb
Power Crisis: Brash Urged To Anticipate Crisis Impacts
Katya Rivas: Why?

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Howard’s End: If NZ Had The Luck Of The Irish

- We're told the success of Ireland is an example for New Zealand to follow in surfing the knowledge wave into the future. But, hold on, Ireland receives millions of dollars of U.S. and EU cash subsidies. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: The Luck Of The Irish [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00064.htm


Irish Eyes: Imagine…

- Imagine if the opposite to Metamorphosis were to come about one morning and everyone but yourself was turned into a some kind of huge and monstrous insect. See... Irish Eyes: If Your Friends Had Six Legs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00066.htm


Stateside: Sweet Jazz In Oakland

Friday night I set out for a dinner in Oakland - the city that has the temerity to take out full-page ads in the San Francisco papers saying things like: June 21 Beginning of summer in Oakland, Beginning of winter in San Francisco. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Botti, Benson and Godinez [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00065.htm


A Sydney Colombian Consulate Protester Tells The Story

- As you may have gathered from media reports North Sydney was shut down on Wednesday 8 August by the armed police tactical response squad (at least 80 with guns). Apparently the N.U.S. flag I took to the peaceful human rights protest was the "weapon" which led to Australia's most full on terrorist action plan response since the Hilton bombing in 1978. See... Report On Sydney "Seige" Over Trade Union Rights [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00034.htm


Hide Reveals New People’s Bank Figures

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today released a Treasury document revealing the 'People's Bank' would profit from its customers even more than existing banks. See... Jim's Bank Will Profit More than Other Banks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00244.htm


Hurry Call On Anderton Invesitgation

- ACT Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today he was yet to hear from the Securities Commission following his complaint two weeks ago regarding Jim Anderton's breach of the Securities Act and Securities Regulations. See... Securities Commission Slow To Respond To Complaint [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00251.htm


National Hand’s On Economic Policy Flip Flop Applauded And Decried

- Bill English's comment as reported on Radio NZ that the National Party supports regional development is in stark contrast to National's behaviour over the last 11 years says Alliance Leader Jim Anderton. See... National Flip Flop Welcomed [1] , Libertarianz are not quite so polite about the change of heart, Nats Principles Go Up In Smoke [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0108/S00248.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00052.htm


GE Free NZ Meeting Tonight – Thistle Hall 7pm

On Monday, August 13th, at 7 pm a public meeting will be held in Thistle Hall for anyone concerned about the recommendations from the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification. See... Public Meeting for a GE free New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0108/S00048.htm


Global US Embassy Star Wars Protests

- Greenpeace has launched a global day of action in support of 15 Greenpeace activists who are appearing in federal court in Los Angeles today to be formally charged in connection with the delay of the Star Wars missile test at Vandenberg Air Force base a month ago. See... US Embassies Feel The Force Of Star Wars Support [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00035.htm


Feedback: Rankin On Air NZ & Sludge On Middle East

- An Australian who has walked this world finds Keith Rankin’s [1] Southland/Otago analogy for trans-Tasman relations lacking, and C.D. Sludge’s [2] latest report on the Middle East situation inspires more ranters. See... Feedback: RE: Don’t Cry For Air NZ [3] . See also... Feedback: Sludge Report #94 Responses [4] and Sludge Report #100 - F16s Back In Action + Feedback [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00059.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00068.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00067.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00061.htm


Scoop World: Another Suicide Bomb

- This morning brings news of another suicide bombing attack in Israel. At least 15 people were injured in the attack. See YAHOO FULL COVERAGE [1] for live wire service coverage of developments. SCOOP COVERAGE: - C.D.Sludge - Sludge Report #99 – As Night Follows Day [2] and Sludge Report #100 - F16s Back In Action + Feedback [3] - Amnesty International - Amnesty - reprisal attacks banned under intl. law [4] - U.S. State Dept. - Daily Press Briefing, 8/9/01 - Gush Shalom - Intl. Observers Now! [5] - Kofi Annan - Annan condemns suicide bomb [6] - George Bush - Terrorist Bombing in Jerusalem [7] - Amnesty International - Reprisal attacks banned under intl. law [8]


[1] - http://dailynews.yahoo.com/fc/World/Middle_East_Peace_Process
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00059.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00061.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00033.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00027.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00031.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00030.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0108/S00033.htm


Power Crisis: Brash Urged To Anticipate Crisis Impacts

- Interest rates should take into account the prospect of price rises caused by the electricity crisis says Business New Zealand Chief Executive Simon Carlaw. See... Cut Interest Before Power Costs Impacts Economy [1] See... Electricity Information for Sunday 12 August 2001 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0108/S00128.htm


Katya Rivas: Why?

- My daughter, so beloved. You all ask Me, why this avalanche of messages? I do not want to sadden you, although I said that My messages had ended for the group, I had My reasons for it. See... Katya Rivas: These Notebooks...Your Daily Bread [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0108/S00063.htm

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