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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Stateside: The Buick of Unconditional Love
Prayer For Peace
Scoop Negative Feedback
Guest Comment: As Samson Said To The Philistines
Auckland March For Peace
Green Party Outlines It’s Position On NZ Involvement in War On Terror
Howard’s End: Osama bin Laden’s Next Target, Saudi Arabia

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Tranz Rail To Get $81 Million For Auckland Rail Corridors
Supercomputer Weather: Another Dousing For Tokyo
Action Call For Qatar WTO Meeting
Refugee Concerns
Costly Air NZ Bailout Expected

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Stateside: The Buick of Unconditional Love

- To hell with the twin towers, where's my laundromat?!! Just half a block down the street was the scummiest, not-workingest collection of washers and driers you ever did see, and now the building's been gutted. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Bizzaroland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00002.htm


Prayer For Peace

- “ It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and spluttering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spread of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun…” See... The War Prayer by Mark Twain [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00004.htm


Scoop Negative Feedback

- “..it only stands to reason that New Zealand must declare itself a terrorist free zone so as to make sure that the terrorists of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein exempt New Zealanders should there be any future terrorist activity. ..” See... Feedback: Three Disgruntled Readers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00003.htm


Guest Comment: As Samson Said To The Philistines

- “…when America wants something, really wants something, nobody can say no. Not even Sharon, the hero. The question is whether the Americans will be satisfied with some phony exhibition, like the Arafat-Peres meeting, or insist, this time, on a real solution of the conflict that arouses so much fury and hatred towards America in the Arab world, to the delight of Bin Laden & Co.” Uri Avnery writes in the latest Gush Shalom bulletin. See... The Bastards Changed The Rules [1] . See also Amnesty’s latest on Palestine... One Year After The Intifada [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00002.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00003.htm


Auckland March For Peace

- Around 500 people marched up Queen Street in Auckland to protest against any US military response to the World Trade Centre attacks on September 11. They also called for the New Zealand government to not lend support to any US actions and called for racist attacks against members of the Arab and Muslim community to end. See... Scoop Images: March Against US War And Peace Vigil [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00232.htm


Green Party Outlines It’s Position On NZ Involvement in War On Terror

- The Green Party has written to Prime Minister Helen Clark outlining the party's position on the role New Zealand can play in the efforts to combat terrorism, following the recent tragedies in the USA.See... Greens outline position - NZ role combating terror [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00490.htm


Howard’s End: Osama bin Laden’s Next Target, Saudi Arabia

- The overwhelming consensus at a dinner party I attended last night was that in the confusion in the West, Osama bin Laden will strike at the corrupt rulers of his home-land and try to recapture the sacred soil of his country which will economically destabilise the West without him firing a shot. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: USA's Achilles Heel – Saudi Arabia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00230.htm


OTHER NEWS

Tranz Rail To Get $81 Million For Auckland Rail Corridors

- “The exchange of letters concluded between the Crown and Tranz Rail is a sign of the good progress being made in negotiations over the Auckland rail corridor,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen, Transport Minister Mark Gosche and Tranz Rail Managing Director ... See... Tranz Rail Statement - Michael Cullen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00022.htm


Supercomputer Weather: Another Dousing For Tokyo

- Typhoon Lekima is presently monstering Taiwan, again (Lekima has already passed over the island travelling in the other direction!). But what will the Typhoon be doing after it leaves Taiwan? See... Supercomputer Weather: Typhoon Lekima Tokyo Bound? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00231.htm


Action Call For Qatar WTO Meeting

- Peoples Global Action calls on all grassroots social movements, community based organisations, trade unions, student organisations, indigenous peoples, farmers organisations, autonomous collectives and everyone who wishes to participate around the world to carry out actions against the World Trade Organisation (WTO) during the next ministerial summit in Doha, Qatar, November 9th-13th, 2001. See... Peoples Global Action Call for Qatar WTO Protests [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00001.htm


Refugee Concerns

-The Immigration Service's naivete in dealing with refugees resulted in the brawl at the temporary refugee camp in Whangaparaoa, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today. See... Refugee Brawl Should Have Been Expected [1] . Meanwhile New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, is not surprised that two of the Afghani queue jumpers have been intercepted by Police before they even got out of Auckland Airport and are now in Mt Eden Prison. See... What Now Minister? [2] EARLIER: - Aotearoa Indymedia - Scoop Images: Aucklanders Welcome Afghan Refugees [3] . Security risks of asylum seekers already apparent [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00017.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00001.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00219.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00483.htm


Costly Air NZ Bailout Expected

- Taxpayers are headed for a bill of hundreds of millions of dollars more to bail out Air New Zealand, National's Finance spokesperson Bill English said today. See... Taxpayers Get Air NZ Bill For PM's Mistakes [1] . See also ACT... Govt Must End Air New Zealand Uncertainty Now [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00477.htm


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