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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Suburban GE Propaganda Wars
Scoop Images: Deliberating Cabinet Besieged By GE Free Banners
TODAY’S GE DEBATE RELEASES…
Howard’s End: NZ’s Trustpower Takes Windpower To Adelaide
Big News: Asylum Seekers Update
Freeing The Free Trade Agreement
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Guest Opinion: US Special Forces Veteran Has Serious Misgivings
Stateside: The Ugly Face of Racist Resistance
Scoop Debate: What Would Jesus Do About 911?
Auckland And Wellington Peace Protestors March Again
Phil Goff Delivers A “World Has Changed” Speech
One Small Voice
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Immigration Inquiry Call Into Stowaway Claims
Housing Minister Houses Family Healthily
Wellington Central Electoral Rumblings Begin
Hamner Drownings Sorrow
ACT Rejuvenated In Hamilton
Auckland Metro College Put On Notice
How Will Feel Heaven When The Millionth Battery Hen Cries

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Today's View From The Beehive

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More Images Of Parliament's GE Free Lawn

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Suburban GE Propaganda Wars

- When is an ad not an ad? And should an advertiser be required to say who they are when they place an advert? See... The Les Mills Pro-GE Advertorial Mystery [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00156.htm


Scoop Images: Deliberating Cabinet Besieged By GE Free Banners

- GE-Free banners were stretched through Parliament grounds this morning prior to the final Cabinet meeting on New Zealand's GE Free status. See... Scoop Images: Spelling Out GE-Free NZ To Cabinet [1] and Scoop Images: GE Free On Parliament’s Lawn [2]


[1] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00155.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00154.htm


TODAY’S GE DEBATE RELEASES…

- ACT- Shutting Ourselves Off From the Biotech Revolution [1] - ACT - Govt Dithering Likely to Lead to Unrest Over GM [2] - Northern EMA - GM Recommendations Must Go Through [3] - GE Free NZ - Hundreds of delegates hear concern at GM dairy [4] - PSRG - Scientists And Physicians Call For Caution On GE [5] - Mana Maori Party (Ken Mair) - Mana Maori Considers Legal Action Against Govt. [6] - Charles Drace - Research Shows That GE Doesn't Work [7] For full coverage of the GE DEBATE see the Just Politics Feature Page [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00483.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00482.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00156.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00167.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00166.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00165.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00160.htm
[8] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Howard’s End: NZ’s Trustpower Takes Windpower To Adelaide

- As this country struggles to produce enough electricity to meet demand, New Zealand power utility Trustpower, is to finance a $AUD 200 million wind farm electricity project not in New Zealand, but in South Australia. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Trustpower Gets Env-Friendly In Oz [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00151.htm


Big News: Asylum Seekers Update

- Well, Australia has decided to take in 40 asylum seekers, and Fiji could host up to 1000. That’s according to Government ministers from both countries. It appears that Australia is quite happy to fund the setting up and maintenance of a facility for asylum seekers, as long as the absolute minimal amount of asylum seekers are processed on Australian soil. See... Big News: Passing The Buck Oz Style [1] . See also… Big News: Pagan In A Pagan Land [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00148.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00128.htm


Freeing The Free Trade Agreement

-Following the refusal of the New Zealand government to release the text of the Hong Kong-New Zealand “Closer Economic Partnership” free trade and investment agreement, GATT Watchdog activist Aziz Choudry has gone to Hong Kong hoping to liberate the text of the agreement so that there can be serious independent analysis and informed debate about the agreement before it is signed. See... Secret Trade And Investment Agreement [1] and Aziz’s latest speech The Terror Of Corporate Globalisation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00161.htm


Katya Rivas

- Among so many earthly creatures, I have chosen you precisely to give you riches, light, and love. See... Katya Rivas: I Have Chosen You All [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00149.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Guest Opinion: US Special Forces Veteran Has Serious Misgivings

- I'm a retired Special Forces Master Sergeant. That doesn't cut much for those who will only accept the opinions of former officers on military matters, since we enlisted swine are assumed to be incapable of grasping the nuances of doctrine. See... Former Green Beret Tells Pravda Bush Is Lying [1] . See also (mining a similar vein)... Sludge Report #114 – The Great Game [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00147.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00097.htm


Stateside: The Ugly Face of Racist Resistance

- This column has been nobbled by anthrax. It was going to be about the October 21st report-back of the delegation from the Women of Color Resource Center who went to the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban. But the previous Thursday the House of Representatives shut down early because of an anthrax scare and Congresswoman Barbara Lee came home to Oakland for the weekend. So the column's a bit fat, but hopefully what it contains is neither too finely milled nor any flakier than usual. See... Stateside: You Go Girl! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00153.htm


Scoop Debate: What Would Jesus Do About 911?

- A Response To Richard Davis’s From Patriotism To Peace: Christian Reflections On September 11 [1] . See... Guest Opinion: Pondering ‘Prophetic Politics’ [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00134.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00152.htm


Auckland And Wellington Peace Protestors March Again

- 300 people attended today's anti-war march and rally in Auckland despite a steady downpour of rain. See... Scoop Images: Antiwar Coalition Brave the Rain [1] . Meanwhile in Wellington hundreds of people joined the rally for peace as part of the International Day of Action to Stop War and End Racism. See... Wellington People’s Court Finds Govts Guilty [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00150.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00163.htm


Phil Goff Delivers A “World Has Changed” Speech

- "The world changed on September 11, 2001. We will probably never erase from our minds the dramatic images of the planes crashing into the World Trade Centre and the collapse of the twin towers." See... Goff Speech To Waikato Uni Colloquim On Terrorism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00478.htm


One Small Voice

- Just one Senator spoke against the USA Patriot Act, legislation which many believe has severely curtailed US civil and political rights. See... Senator Russ Feingold On The Anti-Terrorism Bill [1] . See also... ACLU Responds to Passage of Anti-Terrorism Bill [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00196.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00185.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- Rumsfeld Interview with Cokie Roberts, ABC TV [1] - ASD PA Clarke Interview with CNN Reliable Sources [2] - Enduring Freedom Update 26/10 - Adm. Stufflebeem [3] - Secretary White Briefing on Homeland Security [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00200.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00199.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00198.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00197.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Immigration Inquiry Call Into Stowaway Claims

- ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster today called for an inquiry into whether our border security is sufficient, following claims that stowaways are turning up in New Zealand. See... Border Security Inquiry Is Necessary [1] . See also National’s Marie Hasler… Govt Puts Out Welcome Mat On NZ's Back Door [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00481.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00479.htm


Housing Minister Houses Family Healthily

-- Housing and Pacific Island Affairs Minister Mark Gosche and Associate Health and Housing Minister Tariana Turia were delighted to attend a 'healthy home' opening in Otara for a family of nine including 7 children this morning. See... Family Of Nine Get 'Healthy Home' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00480.htm


Wellington Central Electoral Rumblings Begin

- Wellington Central MP Marian Hobbs says she will definitely be seeking the Labour Party electorate nomination for next year’s General Election and is confident of being returned to Parliament. See... Hobbs Welcomes Challenge [1] and National… Candidates line up for Wellington Central [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00477.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00466.htm


Hamner Drownings Sorrow

- “I am profoundly sorry that this tragedy has happened and first want to express my sympathy to the families of the two girls. I also feel for the teachers, parents and other students who were on this outdoor activity. “Steve Maharey said Friday. See... Comment on Hamner drownings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00476.htm


ACT Rejuvenated In Hamilton

- The ACT Party has held a successful three-day caucus retreat in Hamilton, leader Richard Prebble says. See... ACT Buoyed by Positive Caucus Retreat [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00475.htm


Auckland Metro College Put On Notice

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard has accepted a recommendation that Auckland Metropolitan College should close, and the school now has one last chance to present its case. See... Metropolitan College Told It Is Likely To Close [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00474.htm


How Will Feel Heaven When The Millionth Battery Hen Cries

- Green Animal Welfare spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said she is horrified at an Environment Court decision to allow Mainland Poultry to expand a Dunedin battery farm from 270,000 to 1,000,000 hens. See... Greens horrified at one million hen battery farm [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00470.htm

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