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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Howard’s End: Dead Or Alive bin Laden Wins
Howard’s End: Flight 587 Explanations Highly Improbable
Motornet: Honda Accord Never Misses A Beat
The Misguided Winners Of DICKNZ Awards Are...
Supermarkets Go GE Free
Colin Powell Speech: A Vision For Israel & Palestine
Feedback: 6 o’clock Swill Made A Nation Of Pigs
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Between The Lines: Afghanistan Analysis
David Miller mulls Over Bin Laden’s Options
Cherie Blair Stands Up For Women Victims Of Joyless Regime
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw Writes On Afghanistan
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
GE Bioreactors Will Not Be Eaten - Hobbs
Teenage Drinking Survey Alarms
Youth Politics Gets FUNny
Secondary Teachers Return To Table
Disarming Bougainville
Being A Kid In Godzone
Mayor Banks Challenged On His Pensioner Housing Plans
House Holiday Speechifying…
Learning To Live Without Bees

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Howard’s End: Dead Or Alive bin Laden Wins

- The West is fighting a war on the other side of the globe. To determine how soon we will extricate ourselves from that regional tar pit, we need to consider how we got into it. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Playing The "Great Game" Badly [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00119.htm


Howard’s End: Flight 587 Explanations Highly Improbable

- Some media, including Scoop, is not convinced the explanations of the U.S. administration that American Airlines flight 587 out of JFK New York simply came apart and crashed over Long Island passes the smell test. See... Howard's End: Flight 587 - Truth Will Out [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00115.htm


Motornet: Honda Accord Never Misses A Beat

- While not exactly the newest kid on the block in the on-going medium sized sedan stakes, Honda's ever green Accord continues to achieve a consistently good report card... See... Motornet: Honda's A for effort Accord [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00117.htm


The Misguided Winners Of DICKNZ Awards Are...

- Winners of the DICK (Destructive Industries Connected to Killing) NZ Awards Awards 2001 and the DICKNZ Special 'Guided missiles and misguided men' Awards 2001 for government politicians. See... Winners of the DICKNZ Awards 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00110.htm


Supermarkets Go GE Free

- Auckland 20th November 2001. Greenpeace today welcomed a statement from Progressive Enterprises Ltd that will see them becoming the first supermarket chain in New Zealand to go GE free in their own brands. See... Progressive goes GE free [1] . See also…Woolworth's Brand's go "GE-Free" [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00107.htm


Colin Powell Speech: A Vision For Israel & Palestine

- “We have a vision of a region where Israelis and Arabs can live together in peace, security and dignity. We have a vision of a region where two states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side within secure and recognized borders.” See... Sec. Colin Powell Address On Israel And Palestine [1] and Powell Briefing On Middle East Peace Speech [2] . See also British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw’s response… Middle East: Statement By The Secretary Of State [3] and the response of Israeli peace activists...Gush Shalom On Colin Powell’s Speech [4] Eco-Analysis: Water, GATS & The WTO - There is general consensus that the world is facing a looming water crisis and investment in water resource management and a water strategy is needed. GATS and the WTO are not the appropriate fora to address this, however, and there are many reasons why GATS will not help solve the crisis. See... Stealing our Water - Implications of GATS on water [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00143.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00151.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00148.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00152.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00150.htm


Feedback: 6 o’clock Swill Made A Nation Of Pigs

- In this edition: Blame The 6 O’clock Swill For Piggy Drinking Habits - Double-dip, toodle-pip - Letter To Editor Of The Star They Would Not Print. See... Feedback: This Little Piggy’s A Binge Drinker [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00118.htm


Katya Rivas

- My children, so disturbed because of the uncertainty, why have you lost your trust in your God? See... Katya Rivas: Let Nothing Distract You nor Confuse [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00113.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Between The Lines: Afghanistan Analysis

- Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Eugene J. Carroll Jr. of the Center for Defense Information, who assesses the quick turn of events in Afghanistan and how this may affect the U.S. goal of capturing Osama bin Laden and dismantling his Al Qaeda terror network believed to be responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. See... Between The Lines: Guerrilla War in Afghanistan? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00116.htm


David Miller mulls Over Bin Laden’s Options

- According to General Tommy Franks, head of the US Central Command and the war effort in Afghanistan the noose around Osama bin Laden is tightening. See... David Miller: What Remains for Afghanistan? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00114.htm


Cherie Blair Stands Up For Women Victims Of Joyless Regime

- I don't think I can recall repression or cruelty quite as horrifying as that joyless regime that the Taliban have imposed on the people of Afghanistan, and the Al-Qu'eda network which supports it. See... Cherie Blair Press Conference On Taliban & Women [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00149.htm


Foreign Secretary Jack Straw Writes On Afghanistan

- What a difference a week makes. Last weekend, the main criticism of the military action in Afghanistan was that it appeared not to be working. This weekend, the criticism is that military action has moved too fast. Writes UK Foreign Sec. Jack Straw. See... Campaign In Afghanistan Regrettable But Necessary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00147.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld [1] - Colin Powell IVs: Fox News And ABC [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00146.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00144.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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GE Bioreactors Will Not Be Eaten - Hobbs

- Controls imposed on genetic research will ensure that no animals used as bioreactors can end up in the food chain, Environment Minister, Marian Hobbs said today. See... GM animals won't enter food chain [1] . See also… . Govt Will Be Implicated In Unethical Experiments [2] and Hobbs fudging GE sheep and cow dilemma [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00335.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00111.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00330.htm


Teenage Drinking Survey Alarms

- New figures showing a worsening in youth drinking over the past 5 years have lead the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) to call on the government to take a serious look at the problem. Time Government Did Something About Youth Drinking [1] - Medical Association - Survey shows drinking situation worsens [2] - Tariana Turia - Launch of Alcohol Survey - Turia Speech Notes [3] - Mild Greens - Youth Drinking Linked To Cannabis Hypocrisy [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00044.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00336.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00113.htm


Youth Politics Gets FUNny

- “I am extremely happy to see that ACT is trying to join Young Labour in our effort to to put some fun into politics,” said Jordan Carter, Young Labour President. See... "We've never heard of Kate Sheppard" - ReACTionary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00114.htm


Secondary Teachers Return To Table

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard said he had been informed that negotiations between the Ministry of Education and the PPTA were to start again this morning. See... Teacher negotiations back on [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00343.htm


Disarming Bougainville

- The first batch of fifteen secure containers from New Zealand for weapons disposal will arrive in Bougainville this week, Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff said. See... NZ Plays Part In Bougainville Weapons Disposal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00338.htm


Being A Kid In Godzone

- The Labour-Alliance Government is well down the track of rebuilding New Zealand as the great place to be a child that it once was, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey. See... Building Better NZ For Children And Young People [1] and New Zealand Breaches UN Obligations on Children [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00342.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00344.htm


Mayor Banks Challenged On His Pensioner Housing Plans

- The Green Party is demanding Auckland Mayor, John Banks guarantee the security of the council's pensioner housing scheme. See... Back Off, Banks [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00345.htm


House Holiday Speechifying…

- When the house rises Ministers tend to hit the road with speech notes in hand. This week is no exception. Michael Cullen - Address to NZ Association of Philanthropic Trusts [1] and Off the Map in a Global Economy - Cullen Speech [2] . Annette King - Tauranga Diabetes Information Centre Opening [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00341.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00340.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00339.htm


Learning To Live Without Bees

- Green Party Biosecurity spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street said today the real cost of living with varroa was starting to show, as gardeners suffer from a dearth of wild bees in Auckland. See... Real Cost Of Living With Varroa Mounts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00337.htm

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