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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hot Link: The Terror Trail That Is Left Cold
Stateside: Antidotes To Hawkish Mawkish Media
WTO DOHA: NZ Leads Call For Better Labour Standards
WTO DOHA: Mike Moore Sweats In Doha
WTO DOHA: Official Statements Reveal The Great Divide
Scoop Images: Wellington Carnival Against Capitalism
NZ Ready To Help Keep Middle East Peace
Peace A Casualty At Alliance Conference – Greens
Oz Result Signals Trouble For Lefty Governments In Conservative Clothing, English Says
Bye Bye Breakfast, Beauty Doesn’t Happen Overnight
Kiwi Bank Logo Too Similar To Agresearch’s
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Guest Opinion: Salman Rushdie’s Verbal Diarrhea
Scoop Images: Protesting In The USA
A Terrorist Is Identified To The PM
ZZZZZzzzzt Feedback
Mazar-e-Sharif - From One Oppressor To Another
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS(JUST POLITICS)
More From The Weekend’s Alliance Conference
Kyoto Concessions Create False Sense Of Security – Greens
Politics According To Prebble
Goff Talks Nukes To The UN
Auckland Aerial Spray Anxiety
Creative Unemployment
Post Leaks Reveal High Level Bank Concerns
Taking Back The Tracks


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Hot Link: The Terror Trail That Is Left Cold

- The following is the first part of a transcript of a BBC Newsnight programme broadcast on November 6th concerning problems the FBI has been having with investigating certain Saudi citizens and their connections in their efforts to combat terror in the US. See... Scoop Link: BBC On GW Bush - Bin Laden Connection [1] The programme sheds further light on issues raised in The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00108.htm


Stateside: Antidotes To Hawkish Mawkish Media

- Jon was also on the panel discussion "What You Lookin' At? The Search for Content in New Media" along with a variety of critics, distributors, film makers and writers, some with astonishing anecdotes. See... Stateside with Rosalea: What You Lookin' At? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00069.htm


WTO DOHA: NZ Leads Call For Better Labour Standards

- The New Zealand Government was the first World Trade Organisation member to call for a closer link between trade negotiations and decent working conditions at the WTO ministerial meeting in Doha, Qatar. See... NZ Leads The Way In Call For Labour Standards [1] MORE FROM JIM SUTTON: - Showdown on Agriculture put off for another day [2] - Taiwan Joins the World Trade Organisation [3] - NZ Pushes Ahead To Cut World Fishing Subsidies [4] - NZ Welcomes China's Accession To The WTO [5] - Cairns Group Role Explained By NZ Minister [6] - Tensions Over Agriculture Text Emerge At WTO [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00201.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00219.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00218.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00217.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00202.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00203.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00200.htm


WTO DOHA: Mike Moore Sweats In Doha

- News that World Trade Organisation Director-General and former Christchurch MP is "nervous" as the WTO Ministerial Meeting begins in Doha, Qatar comes as no surprise to GATT Watchdog. See... Anti-WTO Group Says "We Told You So" [1] MORE: - Business NZ – 'Leading the world' in pushing a flawed idea [2] - Arena - WTO: Nothing To Lose But Your Jobs [3] - Arena - Bullying And Threats Set The Scene For Doha [4] - Arena - Farmer Jim (Sutton) In Bed With Global Agribusines [5] - Greenpeace - Greenpeace: WTO Update - 9 November [6] - Greenpeace- Greenpeace WTO Campaign Update - 10 November [7] - NZ Govt - Images: NZ to play bridge building role at WTO [8] - WTO - WTO DOHA: Summary Of 10 November [9] - WTO - WTO DOHA: Summary Of 11 November [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00076.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00065.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00073.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00066.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00069.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00086.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00059.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00082.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00083.htm


WTO DOHA: Official Statements Reveal The Great Divide

- Statements to the DOHA Ministerial meeting from: - Germany - France - Canada - Australia - United Kingdom - United States - Japan – Italy… WTO DOHA: Developed Country Statements [1] and statements from Pakistan - South Africa - Turkey - Phillipines - Mexico - India – Brazil…see... WTO DOHA: Developing Country Statements [2] . See also Jim’s official statement in Doha... Jim Sutton Speech To WTO Meeting [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00084.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00216.htm


Scoop Images: Wellington Carnival Against Capitalism

- A group of around 50 protestors raged against free trade outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade today as part of Wellington’s ‘Carnival Against Capitalism’, timed to strike a sour note against Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton’s attendance ... See... Scoop Images: Free Trade = Misery, Protestors Say [1] and Scoop Images: GE Free Cuba And Street Party [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00066.htm


NZ Ready To Help Keep Middle East Peace

- Foreign Affairs Phil Goff has told Yasser Arafat, the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority, New Zealand would be willing to participate fully in a peacekeeping operation to help implement a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. See... NZ Willing To Provide Middle East Peacekeepers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00209.htm


Peace A Casualty At Alliance Conference – Greens

- Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke expressed disappointment that anti-war delegates at the Alliance conference lost a motion for the withdrawal of SAS troops from the Afghanistan war. See... Alliance conference rejects peace - Greens [1] . See also National... Govt in shambles over commitment to war [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00205.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00220.htm


Oz Result Signals Trouble For Lefty Governments In Conservative Clothing, English Says

- Bill English spoke to John Howard to congratulate him on his victory in the Australian election. See... National welcomes Australian election result [1] MORE: - Helen Clark - PM on Australian election [2] - Green Party - Kiwis say well done to Aussie Greens [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00210.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00192.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00207.htm


Bye Bye Breakfast, Beauty Doesn’t Happen Overnight

- Research released today indicates 34 percent of New Zealand women aged 18 to 39 years of age forgo breakfast to spend more time in the shower, putting on make-up and deciding what to wear in the mornings. See... Research Shows Women Choose Vanity Over Health [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00019.htm


Kiwi Bank Logo Too Similar To Agresearch’s

- The similarity between the recently launched Kiwi Bank identity and one launched 18 months ago for AgResearch has raised alarm bells with a leading New Zealand brand identity and design specialist. See... Kiwi Bank Identity Cause For Concern [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00097.htm


Katya Rivas

- My children, pray the Holy Rosary more often, but do it with devotion and love; do not do it because of routine or fear, because you will be confused. See... Katya Rivas: When Someone Offends and Slanders You [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00068.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Guest Opinion: Salman Rushdie’s Verbal Diarrhea

- A few weeks ago, infamous author Salman Rushdie published an article, which was carried by various media, in which he attempted to explain his personal theory of Islamism and its relevance to the events of the past two months. See... Guest Opinion: Who Is Salman Rushdie? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00071.htm


Scoop Images: Protesting In The USA

– Atlanta Saturday, Nov. 10 - 100 people came out for a CNN protest march and rally. See... Scoop Images: "CNN - Half The News, All The Time" [1] . Meanwhile protestors have also been out in the big apple…


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00074.htm


A Terrorist Is Identified To The PM

- I attach information sufficient to identify a woman whom I think you wish to kill. Or perhaps you wish to kill only her sons or some of her associates. She clearly identifies herself as a harbourer of some people who qualify as terrorists in terms ... See... Dear PM: Eliminating Terrorists & their Associates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00070.htm


ZZZZZzzzzt Feedback

- In This Edition: Re: HARD NEWS - Selling The War See... Scoop Feedback: More Views On The War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00072.htm


Mazar-e-Sharif - From One Oppressor To Another

-In light of statements by the United Front that they have taken Mazar-e Sharif, Amnesty International calls on its forces to ensure respect for international humanitarian law and international human rights standards, in particular to refrain from reprisal killings and other serious abuses. See... UF must ensure abuses of the past are not repeated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00077.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- DoD News Briefing - ASD Clarke & Adm. Stufflebeen [1] - Wolfowitz Interview with Radio Networks [2] - 10th Mountain Division Soldiers - Uzbekistan [3] - Rear Adm. Quigley Meeting With Bureau Chiefs [4] - ASD PA Clarke Meeting With Bureau Chiefs [5] -Secretary Rumsfeld Interview With CBS [6] -Secretary Rumsfeld Interview With Fox News Sunday [7] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 8, 2001 [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00078.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00076.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00075.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00074.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00073.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00072.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00071.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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From The Weekend’s Alliance Conference

- The jobs machine - The Alliance’s most important achievement I want to talk today about the Alliance’s most important achievement. 32 examples of the Alliance in Government are displayed here at this conference. See... The Alliance's most important achievement [1] MORE: - Development Conference places nearly all taken [2] - Afghan Humanitarian aid and development package [3] - Afghan Humanitarian package - Robson Speech [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00196.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00195.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00194.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00193.htm


Kyoto Concessions Create False Sense Of Security – Greens

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today that the concessions made to get the Kyoto Protocol deal signed were dangerous because they could lead to a false sense of security. See... Kyoto concessions dangerous - Greens [1] Full Coverage: - Environmental Defence Society - Forest Sinks Not Invalidated [2] - Business NZ - Rushing to harm [3] - Federated Farmers - Time for Honesty on Climate Change [4] - ACT - Govts Gung Ho Approach on Kyoto Carries Huge Risks [5] - Peter Hodgson - Statement by Hon. Pete Hodgson COP7, Marrakech [6] - United States Govt. - US Comments To UN Convention on Climate Change [7] - Federated Farmers - .. Kyoto Protocol - At What Cost? [8] - Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) - Kyoto Plan Bodes Ill For Growth [9] - Business NZ…Don't Worry - Three Weeks To Decide On Kyoto [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00206.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00075.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00068.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00067.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00184.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00179.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00060.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00064.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00076.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00073.htm


Politics According To Prebble

- Helen Clark's first action to protect her Associate Corrections Minister was to tell staff in the Police and Corrections departments that if they spoke to the media, it would not be a career-enhancing move. So they are talking to the Letter. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington - 12 Nov [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00222.htm


Goff Talks Nukes To The UN

- “At the end of World War Two three nuclear weapon states, the United Kingdom, the United States and France, decided to test their nuclear weapons far from their own countries in the Pacific, where we live.” See... Goff To Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00215.htm


Auckland Aerial Spray Anxiety

- “There is no plan to aerial spray wide areas of West Auckland.” Said Titirangi MP David Cunliffe, referring to today’s Herald article on Painted Apple moth spraying. “Any such suggestion is sensationalist and unhelpful to local residents.” He said. See... No Blanket Spraying [1] and


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00214.htm


Creative Unemployment

- A new programme to assist job seekers to develop a career in the arts and creative industries was launched in Auckland today by Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey and Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard. See... Supporting employment in the creative industries [1] and See... PACE – Pathways to Arts and Cultural Employment - FAQ [2] . See also... Launch Of The Elitist Bludgers [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00212.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00213.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00069.htm


Post Leaks Reveal High Level Bank Concerns

- National's Murray McCully says he will be calling on the Auditor General and the Speaker to investigate New Zealand Post after he obtained confidential board minutes which raise serious doubts about NZ Post's decision to proceed with the Kiwibank ... See... Audit Office & Speaker approached over Post [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00204.htm


Taking Back The Tracks

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today the Transport Minister should act now on signals from Tranz Rail that they were interested in selling the national rail network back to the Government. See... Time is ripe for taking tracks back - Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00198.htm

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