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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
FULL COVERAGE TERROR IN AMERICA
NZ Contributes To Afghanistan Refugee Aid Fund
Noam Chomsky Answers 6 Questions On Terrorism War
Only United Coalition Will Defeat Terrorism – Annan
Wave Of Poverty To Follow Terrorist Attacks
NY Unions Say “No War”
Between The Lines: Tragedy For Afghanistan
David Miller: Reconnaissance The Weapon Of Choice
Bin Laden’s Kin Evacuated For Own Safety
Scoop Poem: The Bones of Sepember: New York, 2001

OTHER NEWS
Army Chief Dodson Claims He Is Cleared – Opposition Calls For His Suspension
Sludge Report: Davies Found Guilty Till Proven Innocent
Voice Of Enya To Be Wrapped Around LOTR Credits
Post-Cabinet Presser: Cullen’s Comments On Air NZ
Tranz Rail To Get $81 Million For Auckland Rail Corridors
Refugee Concerns
Today’s Questions
Anti Egg Cruelty Campaign Applauded
Climate Change Not Insurmountable


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FULL COVERAGE TERROR IN AMERICA

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AMERICA UNDER ATTACK - SCOOP SPECIAL

NZ Contributes To Afghanistan Refugee Aid Fund

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs Matt Robson announced today that New Zealand will contribute $1 million to the United Nations Consolidated Appeal for Afghanistan. See... $1 million to humanitarian relief for Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00043.htm


Noam Chomsky Answers 6 Questions On Terrorism War

- There has been an immense movement of troops and extreme use of military rhetoric, up to comments about terminating governments, etc. Yet, to many people there appears to be considerable restraint...what happened? See... Six Questions Posed To Professor Noam Chomsky [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00014.htm


Only United Coalition Will Defeat Terrorism – Annan

- "Terrorism will be defeated if the international community summons the will to unite in a broad coalition, or it will not be defeated at all," United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told the General Assembly as it opened a weeklong meeting on measures to combat international terrorism. See... UN General Assembly Terror Session – UN News [1] MORE: - Kofi Annan Address To UN General Assembly On Terrorism [2] - Letter Of Caution To All UN Member States [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00009.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00006.htm


Wave Of Poverty To Follow Terrorist Attacks

- The September 11 terrorist attacks in the US will hurt economic growth in developing countries worldwide in 2001 and 2002, condemning as many as 10 million more people to live in poverty next year, and hampering the fight against childhood diseases and malnutrition, the World Bank says in a preliminary economic assessment released today. See... Poverty To Rise in Wake Of Terrorist Attacks in US [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00008.htm


NY Unions Say “No War”

- September 11 has brought indescribable suffering to New York City's working people. We have lost friends, family members and co-workers of all colors, nationalities and religions -- a thousand of them union members. See... New York City Labor Statement on September 11 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00005.htm


Between The Lines: Tragedy For Afghanistan

- Sonali Kolhatkar: This is quite possibly the worst thing that could have happened for the Afghan people. Of course, it's also the worst thing that has happened to the American people. See... Bin Laden, Taliban Created During Cold War Era [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00004.htm


David Miller: Reconnaissance The Weapon Of Choice

- Over the past week, the Bush Administration appears to have backed off from the threat of launching immediate retaliatory air strikes against targets in Afghanistan. See... David Miller: Tactics for a New Type of War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00007.htm


Bin Laden’s Kin Evacuated For Own Safety

- Patrick Tyler of the New York Times is reporting from Washington: "In the first days after the attacks on Sept. 11, the Saudi Arabian ambasador to Washington, Prince Bandar ibn Sultan, supervised the urgent evacuation of 24 members of Osama bin Laden's extended family from ther United States fearing they might be subjected to violence." See... Bin Laden’s Relatives Evacuated From NYC [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00008.htm


Scoop Poem: The Bones of Sepember: New York, 2001

- Two vast and trunkless legs of steel Like silent Pharaohs stood over Wall Street Scraping the vast canvas of immortality. See... Scoop Poem: The Bones of September, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00011.htm


OTHER NEWS

Army Chief Dodson Claims He Is Cleared – Opposition Calls For His Suspension

- The following is a statement from New Zealand Army Chief of General Staff, Major General Maurice Dodson today. See... Inquiry Concludes No Wrong Doing [1] - NZ Govt - Defence Minister comments on CDF decision [2] - NZ Govt On Defence Inquiry Appointments - Minister welcomes appointments [3] - ACT - Dodson Should Resign [4] - National - Army General should be suspended [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00040.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00045.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00044.htm


Sludge Report: Davies Found Guilty Till Proven Innocent

- C.D. Sludge has often marvelled at the ability of economists to juggle facts and figures to present any manner of results to a stupified public. Last week, we all witnessed an extraordinary set of exchanges, led by the country's most powerful public servant and one of New Zealand's top economists, Dr Allan Bollard. See... Sludge Report #111 - The Case Against Peter Davies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00012.htm


Voice Of Enya To Be Wrapped Around LOTR Credits

- This comes to me from an insider in London, seems that Enya was there recently (or at least she recorded some music recently that was there) along with Howard Shore working on some LOTR music, read on! See... Enya IS Working on LOTR Music! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00010.htm


Post-Cabinet Presser: Cullen’s Comments On Air NZ

- “I've continued to maintain contacts with Australian ministerial colleagues like John Anderson and Peter Costello. So dialogue continues and negotiations are moving along, but there are all sorts of players in this and all sorts of people who are involved in decisions.” See... Cullen on Air New Zealand at PM's Presser [1] EARLIER: - Nats - Taxpayers Get Air NZ Bill For PM's Mistakes [2] - ACT - Govt Must End Air New Zealand Uncertainty Now [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00477.htm


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] REACTION: - NZ First - The Rail Deal's A Scandal: Peters [2] - Nats - More Auckland rail deadlines fail to deliver [3] - ACT - Buy-Back of Auckland Rail Corridors a Money Waste [4] - Railway Spend-up a Waste of Money [5] - Auckland Region Mayoral Forum -Positive progress on rail deal [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00022.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00032.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00030.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00028.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0110/S00003.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] MORE: - United Future - National Shows True Colours Over Afghan Refugees [3] - Aotearoa Indymedia - Scoop Images: Aucklanders Welcome Afghan Refugees [4] - National Party - Security risks of asylum seekers already apparent [5]


[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/PA0110/S00037.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00219.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0109/S00483.htm


Today’s Questions

– For today’s questions in the house see.. Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 2 October [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00039.htm


Anti Egg Cruelty Campaign Applauded

- Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton today congratulated the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for its enabling consumers to buy eggs certified as coming from hens which were free range. See... Minister welcomes egg accreditation scheme [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00046.htm


Climate Change Not Insurmountable

- Climate change will continue throughout the 21st century and its impacts will increase, but there is a wide range of options for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, says the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. See... Climate Change Is A Problem That Can Be Tackled [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00035.htm

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