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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Sludge Report: Why Does It Always Rain On George?
Kiwi Poppies Peeping Over The Picket Fences
Keith Rankin: Central Auckland No Place For Spaghetti
Middle East Womens' Own Culture, Behind The Veil
WTO DOHA: Work Programme Agreed
WTO DOHA: The Longest Night
Cresswell: The Anti-GE Philosophy Deficit
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
ZZZZZttttt Feedback – On Demilitarising NZ
Winning Which War?
Afghanistan Civilians Failed Again – Amnesty
Fighting Terrorism Through Free Trade
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS
East Timor Deployment Audit Report
Greens Thank Alliance For EUB Support
Bouquets And Brickbats For GE Free Waitakere
The Future Of The FM Dial
Searching Prison Officers Humiliating
George Hawkins Dismisses Interference Claims
Reclaiming The Streets By Turning Them Into Parks

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– Today's questions of the day concerned: Economic Development – Susan Bathgate - NZ Economy – Tariana Turia – TPK Audit Of Training Programmes – Tariana Turia (And the Maori Land Court) – WTO Meeting Outcome – Susan Bathgate – NZ A State Of Australia? – Cancer Inquiry – Early Childhood Education Grants – George Hawkins And The Distribution Workers Union – ANZFA Amendments. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –15 November [1] . For earlier Q&A see... Wednesday [2] and Tuesday [3] -To receive Questions of the Day (and answers) by email when they are posted on Scoop CLICK HERE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00097.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00089.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00082.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


Sludge Report: Why Does It Always Rain On George?

- As this item is published US President George W. Bush and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are headed south to “The Ranch” for a superpower summit. And as has been oft reported before by this column. Where goes Dubya, there often follows a rain cloud. See... Sludge Report #119 - Superpower Summit Forecast [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00098.htm


Kiwi Poppies Peeping Over The Picket Fences

- New Zealand is one of the world's most entrepreneurial countries. It ranks second in the world behind Mexico and two percentage points ahead of third-place Australia in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2001. See... 3 Releases: NZers Among World's Top Entrepreneurs [1] MORE: - Jim Anderton - Kiwis Highly Entrepreneurial Nation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00139.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00289.htm


Keith Rankin: Central Auckland No Place For Spaghetti

- Auckland has a serious traffic problem. Not congestion. Strangulation. Spaghetti Junction and its tentacles already surround over 200 degrees of the central business district (CBD). See... Keith Rankin: Auckland Traffic Blues [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00095.htm


Middle East Womens' Own Culture, Behind The Veil

- Being a woman in the Middle East is an art in itself. The western woman in general is very frank, casual and extroverted. The Middle Eastern woman, and in particular the Saudi woman is not. Women here almost have a culture all to themselves. See... Behind the Veil: Women Have Their Own Culture [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00096.htm


WTO DOHA: Work Programme Agreed

- Ministers from WTO member governments approved a work programme — which they called “broad and balanced” — that includes negotiations on a range of subjects and other tasks for the coming years. See... WTO Meeting Ends With Agreement On New Programme [1] MORE FROM DOHA: - WTO DOHA: Final Ministerial Declaration [2] - WTO DOHA: Declaration On The TRIPS Agreement [3] - WTO DOHA: Developing Country Extensions Procedure [4] - WTO DOHA: Implementation Issues And Concerns [5] REACTION: - National - Praise for WTO Head Mike Moore [6] - ACT - Trade Breakthrough a Headache for the Coalition [7] - Greens - Trade Yes, Exploitation No [8] - Jim Sutton - Finally…… An Agreement to Launch [9] - Federated Farmers - FFNZ Applauds WTO Round Launch [10] - Arena - Doha Meeting Crushes NZ Govt’s Free Trade Hopes [11] - Trade Liberalisation Network - Trade Network Delighted By WTO Outcome [12] - Fonterra - WTO Round Launch “Takes Us To The Starting Line” [13] - John Luxton - Doha Agreement Welcomed [14]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00110.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00114.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00113.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00112.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00298.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00297.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00295.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00290.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00099.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00097.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00137.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00135.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00285.htm


WTO DOHA: The Longest Night

- The WTO Doha meeting has gone all night Tuesday night and it is now around 8am Wednesday Doha time. A new text is allegedly about to be presented though nobody has seen it yet (apparently). The following reports have been posted recently on Indymedia San Francisco and consist of an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) conservation transcript with an Indymedia reporter (Sarah identified as “mexicatl”)attending the Doha convention. This is the cutting edge of activist news reportage. See... WTO All Night Talks Reported On Indymedia Via IRC [1] For full coverage of WTO Doha Meeting see WTO MEETING/PROTESTS FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00093.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=n9


Cresswell: The Anti-GE Philosophy Deficit

- A restive audience sits shivering in a school gymnasium on a cold Auckland evening. They hear a scientist painstakingly explaining the exciting new technology of gene modification, yet they are not listening. See... PC's Opinion: GE - Why They Don’t Get It [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00091.htm


Katya Rivas

- Flower of My Passion, I want you to conceal yourself, concealment not only from the eyes of others, but from your own eyes… See... Katya Rivas: I Want to Establish a New Kingdom [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00094.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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ZZZZZttttt Feedback – On Demilitarising NZ

- Thank you for publishing my letter on increasing this country's diplomatic role in international conflicts today (14 November). I feel it is important for me to say something about the "demilitarisation" title you gave it. See... Scoop Feedback: Further To Demilitarising NZ [1] and Scoop Feedback: Demilitarising Aotearoa [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00087.htm


Winning Which War?

- Optimists will say that the Taliban is in full retreat and the war is over. The Anti-mine movement has an alternative viewpoint. See... War In Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00095.htm


Afghanistan Civilians Failed Again – Amnesty

- The civilian population of Afghanistan has again been put at risk by the failure of the international community to protect them, Amnesty International said today as the Northern Alliance reached Kabul and reports were received of the execution of prisoners. See... Afghanistan: Risk Of Reprisals [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00105.htm


Fighting Terrorism Through Free Trade

- Fears over new terrorist attacks, calculatedly welded to the present U.S. economic downturn, have given the Bush administration's quest for Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the eventual passage of a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) a significant face-lift, even though it is difficult to establish the connections. See... Trade Promotion Authority And The FTAA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00116.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- State Dept. Remarks To The Press November 13 [1] - DoD News Briefing 13/11- Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00109.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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East Timor Deployment Audit Report

- The professional manner in which the New Zealand Defence Force responded to the East Timor crisis has been rightly acknowledged in an audit report, the Minister of Defence Mark Burton said. See... Glowing audit report on East Timor deployment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00302.htm


Greens Thank Alliance For EUB Support

- Green Social Services Spokesperson Sue Bradford today welcomed Alliance support for a Green motion supporting the reintroduction of the Emergency Unemployment Benefit (EUB) for students over summer. See... Alliance support for Green EUB position welcomed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00300.htm


Bouquets And Brickbats For GE Free Waitakere

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today congratulated Waitakere City Mayor Bob Harvey and his councillors on their overwhelming support for Waitakere City to become GE-Free. See... Waitakere City joins the GE-Free brigade [1] and ACT’s Waitakeres GE Decision is Silly [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00292.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00299.htm


The Future Of The FM Dial

- Communications Minister Paul Swain and Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs today announced decisions on the future of the FM radio broadcasting band. See... Decisions Taken On Future Of The FM Band [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00294.htm


Searching Prison Officers Humiliating

- Green Party Justice spokesperson Nandor Tanczos said a new policy to search prison officers when they arrive at work would be humiliating and ineffective. See... Drug search money better spent on rehab programmes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00291.htm


George Hawkins Dismisses Interference Claims

- Police Minister George Hawkins has dismissed the National Party’s latest accusations of government meddling as another beat up. See... Another National Beat Up [1] . See also... No double standards [2] and Another Case of Ministerial Interference [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00284.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00280.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00273.htm


Reclaiming The Streets By Turning Them Into Parks

- "The anti-Bypass gardening movement is digging the dirt again literally this Saturday with 'Park Up 2'. See... Anti-Bypass Action This Saturday - Park Up 2 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00098.htm

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