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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Christian Reflections On September 11
Sludge Report: Pots Of Gold For Chasing Rainbows
Keith Rankin: Days Off, An Endangered Species
Scoop Feedback: Your Emails
Kedgley Says Smith’s Water Email Game Playing
UN News: Annan Praises IRA
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Control Of Oil The Seed Of Conflict
THE RECEIVED VERSION - LATEST OFFICIAL US REMARKS
Lindsay Perigo: Hardy Capitalism, Rooting Out The Taliban Within
Latest Peace Protest Timetable

OTHER NEWS
The GE Debate: The Confidence Issue
No GE Labelling Extension Outrages Greens
The GE Debate Full Coverage:
Be Paid To Mind The Kids – Peter Dunne
Fiji Sanctions Continue
Maori TV Director Resigns
Marine Farm Moratorium Call
Climate Change Action Slowdown Call

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Christian Reflections On September 11

- Christianity is a religion of peace. The peace Christians should now seek is not the peace that existed before 11 September; that was an illusory peace that disguised much wrong with the world. That peace, Pax Americana, concealed the germinated seeds of injustice and terrorism that were about to break forth above ground. See... From Patriotism to Peace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00134.htm


Sludge Report: Pots Of Gold For Chasing Rainbows

- As a member of staff, who prefers to remain anonymous, I am amazed to learn that the CEO of Airways Corporation has received a salary increase of nearly 200% in a period of under 5 years. See... Sludge Report #118 – Airways, Airplanes, Feedback [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00136.htm


Keith Rankin: Days Off, An Endangered Species

- Last Monday was Labour Day, supposedly a holiday, and a day to reflect on the balance between paid work and its relationship to the other aspects of life. See... Keith Rankin: Labour Pains [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00135.htm


Scoop Feedback: Your Emails

- In This Edition: Kiwi Bashing Shows Frustration - Quick (one-question) Political Scholastic Aptitude Test - Its Official: We're Mates With US Again. See... Scoop Feedback: Kiwi Bashing Shows Frustration [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00139.htm


Kedgley Says Smith’s Water Email Game Playing

- Though reluctant to engage in puerile games, Sue Kedgley responds to Nick Smith's 'statement' today titled 'Greens oppose water!': See... Sigh [1] MORE FROM NICK SMITH'S OFFICE: - Greens Support Ban On Water! [2] - DHMO Email To Sue Kedgley’s Office + Response [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00446.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00440.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00444.htm


UN News: Annan Praises IRA

- HEADLINES: - Annan urges Israel to halt strikes in West Bank - Air strikes against Afghan city of Herat send civilians fleeing, UN reports - UN food agency signs new accords to provide aid throughout Afghanistan - Annan hails Irish Republican Army. See... UN News: Israel, Aghanistan, Ireland & East Timor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00174.htm


Katya Rivas

- Christ ascended into Heaven and comes back to earth in a different aspect. Having risen in Glory, He returns dressed as a victim at the hands of His priests. See... Katya Rivas: Live in Unison the Holy Sacrifice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00133.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Control Of Oil The Seed Of Conflict

- "Is there any man, is there any woman, let me say any child here", Woodrow Wilson asked a year after the First World War ended, "that does not know that the seed of war in the modern world is industrial and commercial rivalry?". See... America's Pipe Dream - The Struggle for Oil [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00171.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - LATEST OFFICIAL US REMARKS

- Background Briefing on Enemy Denial and Deception [1] - DoD News Briefing - Rear Adm. Stufflebeem [2] - Powell To House Committee on Intl. Relations [3] - DoD Images: Pentagon Spokespeople [4] - Reserve Forces Called To Active Duty - Oct. 24 [5] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing October 23, 2001 [6] - Powell & British Secretary of State Jack Straw [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00180.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00178.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00177.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00176.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00175.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00173.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00172.htm


Lindsay Perigo: Hardy Capitalism, Rooting Out The Taliban Within

- There is nothing about the War on Terrorism that justifies or necessitates emulating the Taleban's denial of freedom of speech. On the contrary, there is everything about this war that necessitates the upholding of that freedom. See... Lindsay Perigo: Two Of The Best [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00138.htm


Latest Peace Protest Timetable

- See... Peace Vigils, Rallies And Meetings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00142.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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The Confidence Issue

- Recently there has been much speculation in Parliament and the media about Green Party vacillation on support for the Government on confidence and supply issues as a result of the current debate on the GM issue. See... Votes of Confidence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00447.htm


No GE Labelling Extension Outrages Greens

- Health Minister Annette King says a majority of Australia New Zealand Food Authority ministers have agreed to allow a 12-month stock-in-trade provision for GM food labelling. See... Stock-In-Trade Provision In GM Food Labelling [1] . See also… GE Labelling Loophole An Outrage - Greens [2] MORE: - ANZFA - Transitional Arrangement For GM Food Labelling [3] - GE Free NZ - Continued Erosion Of Labelling Laws On GE Foods [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00436.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00439.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00141.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00140.htm


The GE Debate Full Coverage:

- GE Free Hikoi Latest - Hikoi Press Release 24 Oct [1] earlier... GE Free Hikoi [2] - Federated Farmers - Farmers Pro Choice [3] - C.D. Sludge - Sludge Report #117 – Inside The Pro-GE Lobby [4] - Life Sciences Network - Prominent NZers call on Govt to Implement RCGM [5] - ACT - Maori Should be Supportive of GM Development [6] - Greenpeace - Forest Certification System Says No to GE Trees [7] - Wellington Chamber Of Commerce - Economic Sabotage Threatened [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00117.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00137.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00130.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00135.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00423.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00124.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00123.htm


Be Paid To Mind The Kids – Peter Dunne

- United Future, the pro-family party, is calling on the Government to introduce a child care allowance for parents who care for under five year olds in the home. See... United Future Calls For A Payment For Childcare [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00445.htm


Fiji Sanctions Continue

- Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Phil Goff said today that New Zealand would defer lifting sanctions against Fiji until the issue of the constitutionality of the current Cabinet was resolved. See... Lifting Of Fiji Sanctions Deferred [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00443.htm


Maori TV Director Resigns

- Maori Affairs Minister, Parekura Horomia said he is disappointed about the resignation of Hekia Parata as an interim director of the Maori television service, especially with her unfounded concerns about funding. See... Funding Concerns Of Ex-Maori TV Director Unfounded [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00437.htm


Marine Farm Moratorium Call

- Green Party Agriculture spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street MP today called on the Government to reinstate a moratorium on applications for new marine farms. See... Greens ask for moratorium on new marine farms [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00435.htm


Climate Change Action Slowdown Call

- Slow down on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol was the message to Government from a cross-industry group which met today to discuss climate change issues. See... Cross-industry group urges slow down on Kyoto [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00136.htm

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