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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Letter From Elsewhere: Trains
Scoop Images: Who Is That Guy!

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
This Is An Unnecessary War
Domestic Coalition Against Terror Proposed
Peace Petition Presented
David Miller: America’s New War
Scoop Feedback
News From US Official Sources:
UN On UN workers Killed In Afghanistan Attacks
Amnesty Calls For Civilian And Refugee Protection

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Urgency – But Not As You Knew It
PPTA Strike - Trevor Hoist On His Own Petard
Broadband In The Regions
Matt Robson Pursues Nuclear Disarmament Agenda
Smoking In Bars
Education Amendment

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STRIKES AGAINST AFGHANISTAN - SCOOP SPECIAL


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TOP SCOOPS


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Scoop Is In The House

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Mobile Phone Regulation – NZ Economy – UN Approval Of Air Strikes – Surgery Waiting Lists – Air NZ Bailout – CYFS Recruitment – Taranaki DHB – Radiotherapist Shortages – Defence Inquiry Powers – ICT In Schools – Iraq Policy – Judith Tizard’s Auckland Achievements (& The Mayoralty Race). See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 10 October [1] . For yesterday's Q&A see... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 9 October [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00053.htm


Letter From Elsewhere: Trains

- I really like trains. I always used to get sick on long car trips. It wasn’t just the bad ventilation and windy metal roads. Five minutes watching a video shot with a hand-held camera, and I start getting nauseous. Today I still need frequent stops on journeys lasting more than an hour or so, I can’t look out the side windows, and I don’t even try to drive long distance by myself. See... Letter From Elsewhere: I Like Trains [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00056.htm


Scoop Images: Who Is That Guy!

- Members of the tribalwar.com forum have been having fun with the guy pictured in Scoop Oddity #5 : Postcard From The Edge , perhaps the most emailed hoax photo of all time. As can be seen this guy has been everywhere! See... Scoop Oddity #6 : WTC Guy Spotted Everywhere! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00058.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE


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This Is An Unnecessary War

- In the aftermath of 11 September, we now have a 'smoking gun'. But it is not evidence of Osama bin Laden's guilt in relation to the atrocities of 11 September. It is evidence of Government lies about the basis for the current war against Afghanistan. See... Taliban and Bin Laden Agreed to Extradition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00046.htm


Domestic Coalition Against Terror Proposed

- Opposition Leader Bill English is calling on Helen Clark to reconsider her dismissal of National Party support for the Government's commitment to the war on terrorism. See... Bi-partisan commitment to war on terror required [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00201.htm


Peace Petition Presented

- The first batch of 1,140 signatures on the petition calling for peaceful resolution were handed in to parliament today. They were presented to Keith Locke (Green party Foreign Affairs spokesperson and member of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade ... See... Petition for peaceful resolution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00057.htm


David Miller: America’s New War

- Osama bin Laden is not the only enemy in the United States’ declared war on terrorism because this is also a war that aims to remove Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban militia from its seat of power. See... David Miller: America’s War Against the Taliban [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00057.htm


Scoop Feedback

- In this edition of Scoop Feedback: A Devoted Fan - Writes Todd from The United States - Congratulations on Coverage II - RE: Guest Opinion: The First War Of The 21st Century - Geroge W phones Helen C. See... Scoop Feedback: Brickbats, Bouquets & Views [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00059.htm


News From US Official Sources:

- State Department – State Dept. Daily Press Briefing October 5, 2001 [1] - Department of Defence - DoD News Briefing - Sec. Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00049.htm


UN On UN workers Killed In Afghanistan Attacks

- 9 October – Four members of a local mine-clearing organization funded by the United Nations were killed in Afghanistan last night during the bombardment of the capital, Kabul, a UN spokesperson said today. See... UN News: Four UN Workers Killed In Afghanistan [1] . See also Green Party response... Deaths of UN aid workers worsens crisis [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00210.htm


Amnesty Calls For Civilian And Refugee Protection

- “My greatest wish is to be happy, to learn to read and write, to have warm shoes and eat as much as I want to. I want to return home.” Ahmad Hussein, 12 year old internally displaced Afghan child. See... Afghanistan: Protect Afghan civilians and refugees [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00047.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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Urgency – But Not As You Knew It

- In response to a Government request to extend the sitting hours of the House to make progress with a backlog of legislation, the Greens have agreed for the House to sit 9am - 10pm this Thursday and 9am - 6pm this Friday. See... Greens agree to more sitting hours [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00199.htm


PPTA Strike - Trevor Hoist On His Own Petard

- “Secondary teachers are hanging the Minister of Education with a petard of his own making,” New Zealand First Education Spokesperson, Brian Donnelly said today. See... Government Has Encouraged Teacher Strike Action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00211.htm


Broadband In The Regions

- The Government is launching pilot schemes designed to bring broadband services to regional New Zealand. See... Regional hi-speed Internet pilots [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00207.htm


Matt Robson Pursues Nuclear Disarmament Agenda

- New Zealand and its partners in the New Agenda initiative reaffirmed their determination to pursue global nuclear disarmament in New York yesterday. See... Key anti-terror initiative [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00205.htm


Smoking In Bars

- ACT New Zealand Internal Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster today said the Government is trying to conceal massive changes to 'smokefree' legislation. See... Judy Keall's Swansong Will Ruin Bars and Cafes [1] . See also... Advisory: 'Morning Drinks at the Backbencher' [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00204.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00197.htm


Education Amendment

- Important new measures strengthening the effective governance of tertiary education institutions were agreed in Parliament last night. See... Legislation improves tertiary governance [1] and Greens help protect academic freedom in Education [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00203.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00202.htm


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