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Stateside: Bush Administration Babysitters From Hell
Howards End: The Rub For Entrepreneurial Coasters
NZ – Good Honest Country Since 1840
Images: Whaling Protest At Japanese Consulate
Behind The Veil: S11 Attackers Unlikely Muslims
Robert Redford Pleas For Alaska Not To Be Forgotten
WTO Doha Meeting Briefing
Guy Fawkes: Spare A Thought For The Moggies

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
New NZ Military Assets Not To Be Used Militarily - Alliance
ZZZZZzzzzt War Coverage Feedback
Peace Movement Aotearoa Short Of Cash!
Eyewitness Report: Civilian Casualties In Kandahar
Read Arabic News In English
State Department Denies CIA/bin Laden Dubai Meeting
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS
US's Pious Promises Just Hot Air Say Australian Muslims

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Stateside: Bush Administration Babysitters From Hell

- "Math Instructor. 2 month assignment on US Navy ship at sea. Immediate openings. Masters Degree in Math required. Central Texas College, San Diego." Try telling me THAT's not scary! It's an ad currently on the San Francisco Chronicle's website sfgate.com. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Pass The Envelope Please [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00021.htm


Howards End: The Rub For Entrepreneurial Coasters

- When Government paid the West Coast $120 million of taxpayer's money to halt native timber harvesting, optimism for new jobs was high. But a year on, the publicly-elected economic development trust who is charged with managing the money, has not held a public meeting or produced an agenda or minutes for public scrutiny. See... Howard's End: Show Us The Money! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00025.htm


NZ – Good Honest Country Since 1840

- NZ has been ranked as 3rd cleanest country in terms of corruption again by Transparency International. See... NZ Remains In Top 3 Clean In Corruption Countries [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00027.htm


Images: Whaling Protest At Japanese Consulate

- Giant eyeballs are protesting today at the Japanese consulate in Auckland imploring the Japanese Prime Minister not to send his whaling fleet to Antarctica to kill minke whales. See... Japanese Whalers At It Again [1] . See also... Progress Towards Commercial Whaling Resumption [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00027.htm


Behind The Veil: S11 Attackers Unlikely Muslims

- Many people here in the Middle East believe that behind the acts of hijacking and building destructions and the murdering of innocents were non-Muslim encouragement or assistance. See... Behind The Veil: Who Really Attacked The WTC? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00022.htm


Robert Redford Pleas For Alaska Not To Be Forgotten

- It is understandable that we Americans feel an almost reflexive need for unanimity in trying times like these. As a nation, we are rightly consumed with responding to the terrorist attacks on September 11th. See... Open Letter From Robert Redford On Oil Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00013.htm


WTO Doha Meeting Briefing

– The WTO meets this coming weekend in Doha, Qatar, the following links contain all the information you might need about what is up, and what NZ plans to advocate at the meeting… - Jim Sutton - Next Week's WTO Meeting Crucial For New Zealand [1] - NZ Govt - Cabinet Paper: Negotiating Mandate For WTO Meeting [2] - NZ Govt - NZ Govt WTO Position - Enviro. and Trade Policies [3] - U.S. State Department - Qatar Country Report on Human Rights Practices [4] - WTO - Doha Ministerial - Draft Ministerial Declaration [5] - WTO - Doha Ministerial - Proposed Order Of Business [6] - WTO - Doha Ministerial - Tentative List Of Participants [7] - WTO - Doha Ministerial - Press Briefing (75 Pages!) [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00079.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00080.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00033.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00034.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00032.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00031.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00035.htm


Guy Fawkes: Spare A Thought For The Moggies

- The Royal New Zealand SPCA has called on New Zealanders to take special care of pets and farm animals on Guy Fawkes Night. See... Reducing Suffering On Animals' Night Of Terror [1] . Meanwhile The Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind (RNZFB) is warning New Zealanders not to loose an eye over this year's Guy Fawkes. See... Don't Loose An Eye Over Guy Fawkes! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00007.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00006.htm


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Military Assets Not To Be Used Militarily - Alliance

The government is exploring with United Nations agencies measures to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. This re-emphasises New Zealand’s concern over the humanitarian situation, Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Matt Robson said today. See... Government emphasises humanitarian concerns [1] and Humanitarian focus on Afghanistan [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00061.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00060.htm


ZZZZZzzzzt War Coverage Feedback

- In This Edition: Get A Conscience! - NZ's Best Response To Afghanistan Crisis - New Zealand's Stand On Terrorism - Who Are The Real Terrorists? - Part II See... Scoop Feedback: "Get Off Internet And Find A Cave" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00028.htm


Peace Movement Aotearoa Short Of Cash!

- Can you help? We are desperately short of funds at this time - the immense sudden increase in our workload since 11 September has not only dramatically increased our costs, but has also caused a temporary halt to our usual fund raising efforts. See... Urgent PMA Appeal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00018.htm


Eyewitness Report: Civilian Casualties In Kandahar

- It was deafening. The walls shook and I heard glass shatter. Jolted out of bed, I held my breadth. The first thought was whether our building was hit. There was a hiss as if of a low flying plane and then the second explosion shook the walls. See... Eyewitness Report: Nights of Death in Kandahar [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00023.htm


Read Arabic News In English

- News junkies surfing the web for new perspectives on the War Against Terror may find a whole new world opened to them through the following link to an Arabic/English translation engine. See... Scoop Link: You Too Can Read Arabic On The Web! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00026.htm


State Department Denies CIA/bin Laden Dubai Meeting

- QUESTION: Okay. And secondly, Usama bin Laden was reported to have received treatment at an American hospital in Dubai in June, which he was visited by the CIA chief there in Dubai. Do you have any information -- MR. BOUCHER: I think other responsible agencies have said there is no truth to that statement. See… State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 1, 2001 [1] and Links: Le Figaro Reports CIA, bin Laden Contacts [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00022.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00018.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- Rumsfeld Media Availability with Pakistani FM [1] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 2, 2001 [2] - Rumsfeld with Uzbek Minister of Defense Gholomov [3] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing October 31, 2001 [4] - Gen. Myers Interview with Meet the Press, NBC TV [5] - Rumsfeld Presser with Russian Defense Minister [6] - Rumsfeld Presser with Tajikistan Foreign Minister [7] - Rumsfeld Media Availability en Route to Moscow [8] - Enduring Freedom Update 2/11 - Adm. Stufflebeem [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00029.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00023.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00026.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00021.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00019.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00018.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00017.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00016.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00015.htm


US's Pious Promises Just Hot Air Say Australian Muslims

- “As we stand on the precipice of a massive humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, it is becoming painfully evident that the pious promise made by the US regarding the preservation of civilian life is a fallacy”, says the Australian Muslim Public Affairs Committee. See... Australian Muslims On Paying The Price [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00030.htm

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