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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
New York Locked Down – WEF Meetings Begin Tomorrow
Shipley Sailin’ On
Keith Rankin: Perceptions of Inequality
Iran, Iraq and North Korea an "Axis Of Evil" - Says GWB
... But What Did He Mean?
... Meanwhile, Bill Clinton Spoke At Berkeley
Satire: International News In Briefs
Oz Media Protesting Woomera Restrictions & Arrest
Upton Online: Saving Ourselves From The Ockers
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS
Record Tourism Year Inspite Of 911
Gore - NZ’s New Artistic Destination
1080 Documentary Makes Unfounded Allegations - Sutton
Law’n’Order Legislation
Kyoto According To Ken
WINZ Under Attack From Beneficiaries
Oil Industry Praised For Sulphur Moves
Goff Leaves For Commonwealth Ministers Meeting
Thousands To Be Married By Govt. Tomorrow
Two Views On Room Tax

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New York Locked Down For Anti-WEF Protests

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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New York Locked Down – WEF Meetings Begin Tomorrow

- Tuesday morning a coaliton of anti-WEF groups based in New York implored an overflowing room of journalists to be fair and informed in their reporting. See…. The World Media Descends on Anti-WEF Groups [1] and FAIR’s analysis of how New York papers responded to the challenge …Newspapers Smear Activists Ahead of WEF Protests [2] FULL COVERAGE: - Images - Protest Poster [3] and Big Apple Lockdown - Map - Press Conference [4] - Another World Is Possible - Permits Obtained For New York Anti-WEF Events [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00094.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00065.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00064.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00095.htm


Shipley Sailin’ On

- National Party Leader Bill English today paid tribute to the huge contribution Jenny Shipley has given to both New Zealand and the National Party following the announcement that she intends to retire from politics after this year's election. See... Jenny Shipley's Great Contribution Acknowledged [1] and Jenny Shipley Announces Retirement [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00238.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00236.htm


Keith Rankin: Perceptions of Inequality

- Many people think that economics is (or should be) a glorification of the market. Leaving aside alternative economics, textbook economics is merely a way of describing market capitalism. Thus, for an economist, the market is neither good nor bad. See... Keith Rankin: Perceptions of Inequality [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00061.htm


Iran, Iraq and North Korea an "Axis Of Evil" - Says GWB

- “Our war on terror is well begun, but it is only begun. This campaign may not be finished on our watch -- yet it must be and it will be waged on our watch. We can't stop short. If we stop now -- leaving terror camps intact and terror states unchecked -- our sense of security would be false and temporary. History has called America and our allies to action, and it is both our responsibility and our privilege to fight freedom's fight.” See... The President's State of the Union Address [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00088.htm


... But What Did He Mean?

- Defence Sectretay Rumsfeld: He said exactly what he said. He said it well. He didn't suggest anything. If there was anything about last night's speech, it was that it had near perfect clarity. Q: But a senior administration official after the speech said he didn't necessarily mean to say military action, but it could be other action. Rumsfeld: What do you mean, "necessarily mean to say"? He didn't say. He not only didn't necessarily say, he did not say. He said exactly what he said. See… See... DoD News Briefing 30/1- Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00096.htm


... Meanwhile, Bill Clinton Spoke At Berkeley

- As President George W. Bush so very nearly said in his State of the Union address: drivel is real and it must be opposed. See... Stateside: Clinton’s Address Today At Berkeley [1] . For pictures see... Berkeley News [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.berkeley.edu/news/features/2002/clinton/index.html


Satire: International News In Briefs

- Headlines: Blair re-appointed as cheerleader - Sharon Reassures Palestinians - Canada wasn’t last Tuesday - Tragic deaths somewhere. See... Scoop Satire: International Briefs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00062.htm


Oz Media Protesting Woomera Restrictions & Arrest

- The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance is protesting at the arrest of an ABC journalist and restriction of media coverage at the Woomera Detention Centre. ABC Radio journalist, Natalie Larkins, was arrested on Saturday, January 26, for failing to leave Commonwealth land outside the Centre after media covering the hunger strike were forced behind a perimeter fence 800m away. See... MEAA Protests ABC Journalist Arrest At Woomera [1] , Australian Press Council Statement Woomera Arrests [2] and RSF Protests About Media Curb At Woomera [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00089.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00090.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00093.htm


Upton Online: Saving Ourselves From The Ockers

- We open the year with a round of hostilities on a familiar battlefront involving Carl Stead, there is the (inevitable) meditation on the arrival of the Euro in people’s pockets and (strictly serious stuff) a call for further comment on the need for a Trans-Tasman Foundation to help save Australians and New Zealanders from one another, writes Simon Upton from Paris.See... Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 31/1/2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00054.htm


Katya Rivas

My daughter, if the world would only understand how important and necessary are the apparitions of My Mother… Just like there is only one ruler in each country and the others are subjects, there is one sovereign in the universe. See... Katya Rivas: Come to Me Through Her You [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00060.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Record Tourism Year Inspite Of 911

- Despite the global downturn in travel, New Zealand still welcomed a record number of international visitors for a single calendar year in 2001, Tourism Minister Mark Burton said. See... Record Tourism Year [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00259.htm


Gore - NZ’s New Artistic Destination

- National leader and Clutha-Southland MP Bill English says he's delighted that the move to house one of New Zealand's most comprehensive and diverse art collections in Gore is now a step closer. See... Priceless art collection moves a step closer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00258.htm


1080 Documentary Makes Unfounded Allegations - Sutton

- Allegations of corruption by a would-be documentary maker were ridiculous slander, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... New Zealand public service the best in the world [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00257.htm


Law’n’Order Legislation

- The debate on the sentencing and parole Bill, which is set to return at the top of the Parliamentary Order Paper on February 12th, is intensifying. FULL COVERAGE: - Richard Prebble -Truth in Sentencing [1] - NZ Government - ACT reheats tired “truth in sentencing’ policy [2] - National - Labour to release criminals early [3] - ACT - Causes of Crime -- Dr Muriel Newman [4] - ACT - Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill Bad for Policing [5] - ACT - Seven Day Breather on Sentencing and Parole Bill [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00246.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00244.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00249.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00256.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00255.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00252.htm


Kyoto According To Ken

- Displaying messianic zeal, the Labour/Alliance government of New Zealand is determined to ratify the Kyoto Protocol in 2002 irrespective of the resulting economic damage and erosion of New Zealander's living standards. Writes Ken Shirley in a chapter from ACT’s latest book. See... The Kyoto Protocol - The Emperor's new clothes [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00254.htm


WINZ Under Attack From Beneficiaries

- WINZ Staff have had their personal safety put at risk because of Steve Maharey's inept leadership, says National's Social Services spokesman Bob Simcock. See... Maharey must take responsibility for staff threats [1] and the PSA’s view Beneficiary Group Threats Unacceptable [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00250.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00058.htm


Oil Industry Praised For Sulphur Moves

- Associate Energy Minister Paul Swain has welcomed voluntary steps by the oil industry to lower diesel sulphur levels. See... Voluntary sulphur level lowering welcomed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00247.htm


Goff Leaves For Commonwealth Ministers Meeting

- Zimbabwe will be high on the agenda for New Zealand Foreign Minister Phil Goff during his upcoming meetings with southern African leaders. See... Zimbabwe high on agenda of Goff Africa Visit [1] . See also... Commonwealth Wimps Out On Zimbabwe [2] , comment from Peter Dunne.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00245.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00239.htm


Thousands To Be Married By Govt. Tomorrow

- Tomorrow will be a significant day for 236,000 New Zealanders whom the Government is marrying against their will, National's Justice Spokesperson Wayne Mapp said today. See... National Will Change Matrimonial Property Law [1] and the NZ Law Society media backgrounder… Property (Relationships) Act 1976 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00242.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00059.htm


Two Views On Room Tax

-Local Government New Zealand today expressed strong disappointment at the Government’s decision to reject a room tax as ‘weakness in the face of scaremongering’. Weakness In The Face Of Scaremongering [1] TIANZ Welcomes Govt's Rejection Of The ‘Room Tax' [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00055.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00054.htm

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