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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Anderton Seeks Talks With McCarten Next Tuesday
Sludge: What Would The Court In Den Hague Say?
Upton Online On His Elevation
Keith Rankin: Allergic Reactions Within The Alliance
Howard’s End: SOS! Divine Right Of Kings Reinvented
Recession Here, Don’t Count On A Rebound – OECD
Nats Legacy Behind Final Macraes’ Mine Approval
PROTEST: Is Breaking Electoral Promises Illegal?
PROTEST: For The Love Of $$$$
Aziz Choudhry: Bittersweet Evergreen Island
Who’s Green? Unlimited Magazine’s Mistimed Joke
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US & UK GOVT COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
King Of Malaysia Dies
Police Pay Settlement
Govt. Deliberations Over Gambling Bill Released
Cunliffe Puts Name In For New New Lynn Electorate
Robson Talks Environmental Wars
More Speechifying…
Greens Accused Of Preciousness Over DNA Database Views
ACT E-Campaign On OSH Bill
Green E-Campaign: Government Stalling On Clean Slate Bill
Nearly 5000 Sign Up For Art Dole
Forest & Bird Says Sutton Supporting Hunting Group Inappropriate

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Anderton Seeks Talks With McCarten Next Tuesday

- Alliance leader Jim Anderton has broken his silence on the Matt McCarten controversy and says he will take a series of proposals to his caucus next week. See... Proposals to go to caucus on Tuesday [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00388.htm


Sludge: What Would The Court In Den Hague Say?

- The military situation around the Northern Afghanistan city of Kunduz is a moral trap, and US Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld has taken the US Administration right into its jaws. See... Sludge Report #120 - US Participating In War Crime [1] . See also Green Party... New Zealand Must Have No Part In Massacre [2] and a reader's response.. "In a rare moment of ideological weakness I find myself "at one" with the Green Party"...Scoop Feedback: Geneva Convention Must Be Upheld [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00384.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00135.htm


Upton Online On His Elevation

- SPECIAL ANTIQUARIAN NUMBER: Upton-on-line reflects on swearing fealty to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council . See... Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00134.htm


Keith Rankin: Allergic Reactions Within The Alliance

- The Alliance appears to be fracturing. The crisis is partly a result of maintaining the identity of a party which is in government as a minority partner. The left today is reactive, a defender of old ideas rather than an intellectual risk-taker. The left - in New Zealand and elsewhere - is in the habit of opposing rather than leading. See... Keith Rankin: Left Scenarios [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00129.htm


Howard’s End: SOS! Divine Right Of Kings Reinvented

- Whether New Zealand should have an air combat force is now not the main issue. What is at issue is whether the reasoning in a judgement of Justice Heron in the High Court defies logic and is, therefore, a logical fallacy. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: SOS! Judge Reinvents Right Of Kings [1] MORE: - SOS - SOS Campaign May Appeal Court Decision [2] - NZ First - Skyhawks Court Decision Sad Day For NZ Defence [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00123.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00369.htm


Recession Here, Don’t Count On A Rebound – OECD

- The world has plunge into recession for the first time in 20 years, says the OECD. See... 1st World Recession In Two Decades Indicated [1] MORE: - Michael Cullen - Economy Well-Placed To Weather Global Slowdown [2] - AMP Henderson Global Investors - NZ Companies Warned Against Kneejerk Investing [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00372.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00200.htm


Nats Legacy Behind Final Macraes’ Mine Approval

- The Department of Conservation's decision to give final approval GRD Macraes' proposed Reefton hard rock gold mine is a toxic legacy of the National Government. See... Reefton Gold Mine Toxic Legacy From Former Govt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00126.htm


PROTEST: Is Breaking Electoral Promises Illegal?

- The substantive hearing of the Petition of Inquiry into the Auckland Local Body Elections starts tomorrow at 10.00am. See... Protest, Inquiry Into Politican Honesty Tomorrow [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00129.htm


PROTEST: For The Love Of $$$$

- Auckland will be one of over 100 cities around the world on December 2, 2001 to host the WalkForCapitalism - the first annual Global Rally for Capitalism. See... Auckland Joins Global Pro-Capitalism Rally [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00128.htm


Aziz Choudhry: Bittersweet Evergreen Island

- It is rare that I wax lyrical about a film. But the independently-produced documentary, An Evergreen Island, about Bougainville, a South Pacific island which survived nine years with little assistance from the outside world has left a big impression on me. See... Bougainville - Small Nation, Big Message [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00127.htm


Who’s Green? Unlimited Magazine’s Mistimed Joke

- Green co-leader Rod Donald said his first reaction was to laugh when he saw the likes of BP, Mobil, Shell, and British American Tobacco in a list of New Zealand's 20 greenest companies. See... But April Fool's Day is in April... [1] . See also... New Zealand’s 20 Greenest Companies Announced [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00383.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00197.htm


Katya Rivas

- My daughter, My beloved little one, your visit pleases Me and fills Me with joy. Look at the solitude, how empty even in this chapel for religious. See... Katya Rivas: Enter the Sanctuary of My Heart [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00128.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US & UK GOVT COMMENTS

- Jack Straw Press Conference On Afghanistan [1] - 10 Downing St. Lobby Breifing November 21st [2] - DoD Briefing 21/11 - Sec. Wolfowitz and Gen. Pace [3] - State Dep. Daily Press Briefing November 20, 2001 [4] - Rumsfeld Editorial Board with Chicago Sun Times [5] The Meeting On Afghan Reconstruction – State Dept Briefing [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00173.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00172.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00171.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00170.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00169.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00168.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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King Of Malaysia Dies

- “The death of the King of Malaysia the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong XI, on Wednesday 21 November marks a sad day for our close neighbour Malaysia and for New Zealand,” Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton said today. See... Death of King of Malaysia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00387.htm


Police Pay Settlement

- Police Minister George Hawkins says he is very encouraged that agreement has been reached on the proposed terms of the 2001 Police Wage Round settlement. See... Minister Welcomes Police Wage Round Agreement [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00391.htm


Govt. Deliberations Over Gambling Bill Released

- Cabinet papers relating to the Government's review of all gaming legislation have been released by the Minister for Internal Affairs, George Hawkins. See... Gaming Review Cabinet Papers Released [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00390.htm


Cunliffe Puts Name In For New New Lynn Electorate

- David Cunliffe, MP for Titirangi today announced his intention to run as the Labour candidate in New Lynn. See... Boundaries: Cunliffe to offer in New Lynn [1] More Boundary Change News: - Owen Jennings ACT - Taranaki Boundary Changes Undemocratic And Absurd [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00389.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00373.htm


Robson Talks Environmental Wars

- Environmental deterioration can lead to humanitarian crises and conflict when people start to fight for dwindling resources, says Development Aid Minister Matt Robson See... Environment And Regional Security Linked [1] and 4th Asia Pacific Alliance - Robsn Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00381.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00382.htm


More Speechifying…

- PAUL SWAIN - Hon Paul Swain to Business Law Forum [1] - LAILA HARRE - Speech to Business Law Forum on Insolvency Review [2] - -


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00380.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00379.htm


Greens Accused Of Preciousness Over DNA Database Views

- United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says criticism by Green MP Sue Kedgley of DNA records of Guthrie Test babies is a little precious.... Green's Criticism Of DNA Test Records "Precious" [1] and DNA Databank Danger [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00375.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00363.htm


ACT E-Campaign On OSH Bill

- The ACT Party has launched what it describes as an e-campaign against the Health and Safety in Employment Amendment Bill that makes stress an occupational hazard with fines up to $500,000 and two years jail for employers. See... ACT Launches E-Campaign Against OSH Bill [1] and Prebble's Letter from Wellington – OSH Special [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00368.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00365.htm


Green E-Campaign: Government Stalling On Clean Slate Bill

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today called for the public to bombard the Justice and Electoral Select Committee with submissions on his Clean Slate bill as the Government continues to deliberately stall the submission process. See... Labour play 'politricks' with Clean Slate Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00386.htm


Nearly 5000 Sign Up For Art Dole

- New Zealand has nearly 5000 unemployed artists, spread all around the country, according to figures released today by ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman. . 5000 in Line to Artfully Claim the Dole [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00385.htm


Forest & Bird Says Sutton Supporting Hunting Group Inappropriate

- Forest and Bird considers it inappropriate that the Minister of Biosecurity is today launching a new lobby group that includes organisations opposed to the control of conservation pests and Tb vectors. See... Pest Control Is Not Just A Game [1] MORE: - Eric Roy - Game And Forest Foundation A Good Move [2] - Jim Sutton - Game and Forest Foundation meeting - Sutton Speech [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00377.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00370.htm

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