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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Today Is September 11 – Prepare To Be Hugged
Scoop Is In The House
Remembering 911 - Full Coverage
Streets Of London: How Much Is A Fair Share?
Letter From Elsewhere: The Invisible Gender
ZZZZZzzzzt We Have Feedback
The Real Deal: The Grandfather Of Crooked Bookkeeping
Countdown To War: An Israeli Peacenik’s View
Countdown To War: Who Needs Permission?
Countdown To War: Commanders In Thief’s Plan Revealed
Countdown To War: New Agenda Called Into Action
Countdown To War: What The PM Said
Countdown To War: Today's PR Offensive
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
The Best Law Money Can’t Buy
University Funding Wakeup Call From Otago
Kids Who Don’t Know Where They Are
Showing The Ockers What We Got
Ministry Of Environment Briefing Released
Transport Underfunding Dangerous - Sowry
Biosecurity Mess Concerns Adern

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911 Is World Peace Day - Do You Want A Hug?

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Today Is September 11 – Prepare To Be Hugged

- The time has arrived for the world's biggest hug – for peace! See... September 11 2002 Is World Peace Day, Hug Someone! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00056.htm


Scoop Is In The House

- For an uncorrected transcript of today’s questions for Ministers check back after 5.30pm. For today's qyestions see... See... Questions For Oral Answer - 11 September 2002 [1] - Tuesday's Q&A [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00172.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00156.htm


Remembering 911 - Full Coverage

TODAY:
- Green Party - White House does disservice to victims [1] - Prime Minister - 911 Service [2] , US Embassy Service [3] - Tim Wikirwhi - The Gods of war and peace [4] - PMA - Peace meetings around Aotearoa [5]

SCOOP 911 COMMENTARY:
- David Miller - What Came of September 11? [6] - William Rivers Pitt: A Bright September Morning [7] - UQ Wire: Remembering 911 - What's Left Undone [8]

MORE 911 STATEMENTS & EVENTS:
- CCF - Picking Up The Pieces [9] - Mosque and Church linked. 11 Sept. Auck. [10] - Australian Govt. - Remembering September 11 [11] - Catholic Worker - Reflections on September 11 2001 [12] - Between The Lines - Family Member of 911 Victim [13] - Truthout.org - Rage, Rage, Against the Dying Light [14] - Phil Goff - Goff to New York, DC and Copenhagen [15] - Protest at US Embassy on September 11 [16] - Amnesty - Statement On The Anniversary [17] - Triangle Television September 11 coverage [18] - Prime Minister - 11 September Service Of Remembrance [19] - NYC Area Events To Challenge Official 9/11 Story [20] - NZ Aviation Security Service - One Year On [21] - Michael Cullen - Stock Exchange September 11 Gesture [22]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00167.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00171.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00055.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00051.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00048.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00039.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00018.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00048.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00045.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00096.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00050.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00049.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00047.htm
[15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00135.htm
[16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00041.htm
[17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00073.htm
[18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0209/S00022.htm
[19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00087.htm
[20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00055.htm
[21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0209/S00014.htm
[22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00061.htm


Streets Of London: How Much Is A Fair Share?

- Londoners consume three times their fair share of the Earth’s resources according to a comprehensive report released yesterday, only days after the Johannesburg Conference on sustainable development. See... Streets of London: Greedy London [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00064.htm


Letter From Elsewhere: The Invisible Gender

- “What do women want?” Freud famously asked. Well, for starters, we would like to be seen to exist. See... The Strange Case of the Vanishing Women [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00059.htm


ZZZZZzzzzt We Have Feedback

- In this edition: Oil And War In Iraq - How I see 9/11 - Re: David Miller Online. What Came of September 11? - Whining Wankers - The Tauiwi's Whakataukii, “Think Globally Act Locally” See... Scoop Feedback: Oil, Iraq, 911, Nandor & Tauiwi [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00062.htm


The Real Deal: The Grandfather Of Crooked Bookkeeping

- Enron. Arthur Anderson. WorldCom. Global Crossing. Some of the biggest players in corporate America, and what do they have in common? They are all perpetrators of reporting fuzzy numbers as revenue to pump their stock prices. But in the realm of creative accounting run amok, one institution stands apart as the mother of all financial fraud--the Department of Housing and Urban Development. See... The Real Deal: On the Money Trail [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00060.htm


Countdown To War: An Israeli Peacenik’s View

- Slowly, President Bush's war plan against Iraq is emerging from the thick fog. At first it looked like a collection of hazy slogans, but gradually it is becoming clear that it has definite - if hidden - aims. See... Uri Avnery: War Now! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00063.htm


Countdown To War: Who Needs Permission?

- The global diplomatic flurry to gain U.N. support for an offensive against Iraq is a smokescreen and post-dates the start of the U.S. offensive which took place three months ago - not with a bang, but with little-publicised steps. Maree Howard. See... Howard's End: The Iraq War Is Already Underway [1] . See also... Guest Column: War Begins And Nobody Notices! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00061.htm


Countdown To War: Commanders In Thief’s Plan Revealed

- In This Edition: Thou Shalt Not Steal - This Is Not About Persuasion, It Is About PR For A Decision Already Taken - The Countdown To War Has Begun - Poppy’s Friends Run Interference For Junior - The Prize – Cui Bono – Commanders In Thief - There Is Always An Alternative. See... Sludge Report #140 - Thou Shalt Not Steal [1] - Scoop Link - Hawks have plans to reshape entire Mideast [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/253/nation/Iraq_war_hawks_have_plans_to_reshape_entire_Mideast+.shtml


Countdown To War: New Agenda Called Into Action

- Progressive MP Matt Robson said that he is writing to Disarmament Minister Marian Hobbs to suggest that the New Agenda countries should meet to discuss the crisis being engendered over Iraq within the context of destroying all weapons of mass destruction. A preliminary meeting could be held while Foreign Minister Goff is in New York. See... New Zealand must call disarmament meeting on Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00161.htm


Countdown To War: What The PM Said

- “I think the United Nations would need pretty clear evidence to change the track that it is on. We have said that our view is moving very much in line with that of the bulk of the international community. We don't wish to see unilateral intervention in Iraq and we think that decisions about Iraq should be taken at the UN level.” Post Cabinet Press Conference : Monday 9 September [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00160.htm


Countdown To War: Today's PR Offensive

- UK - Defence Secretary [1] - Blair speech to TUC [2] - White House - Ari Fleischer [3] - President On Threat Level [4] - Bush & Portugal’s PM [5] - Ashcroft On Threat Level [6] - State Dept. - Briefing -- September 10 [7] - September 9 [8] Indian Minister of External Affairs & Colin Powell [9] - DoD - Wolfowitz IV Brown Journal of World Affairs [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00110.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00109.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00108.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00107.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00106.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00105.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00104.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00103.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00102.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00101.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Now we are going to talk about contemplation, because you must make sure that your heart is cleansed through silence. See... Katya Rivas: Silence and Contemplation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00058.htm



http://www.sandersresearch.com/CurrentMrG.htm
Lest We Forget - Mr Global On 911

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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The Best Law Money Can’t Buy

- Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today gave away the only rational argument Privy Court abolitionists have been using when she acknowledged that New Zealand presently pays nothing for a final appeal court, and gave estimates of $10 million in set-up costs and $5.2 million per year in running costs for a local court to try to do the same job, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... New Zealand pays nothing for a final appeal court [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00178.htm


University Funding Wakeup Call From Otago

- Otago University Vice-Chancellor Dr Graeme Fogelberg’s scathing comments on Government funding for universities is a wakeup call for the Government, says National’s Tertiary Education spokesperson Simon Power. See... Government’s fee freeze puts squeeze on Otago [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00182.htm


Kids Who Don’t Know Where They Are

- “The finding that 40% of 12 year olds cannot locate NZ on a world map is a symptom of school curriculum overload,” said New Zealand First Education spokesperson, Brian Donnelly. See... Knowledge gap system of curriculum overload [1] and, on a related subject, Govt. Sitting On Thumbs Over Student Transciency [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00180.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00173.htm


Showing The Ockers What We Got

- New Zealand Tourism Minister, Hon Mark Burton, today hosted Australian Ministers, including the Hon Joe Hockey, Commonwealth Minister of Tourism, in their annual Tourism Ministers Council (TMC) meeting. Mr Burton chaired the meeting held in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. See... Tourism Minister showcases NZ to Aust counterparts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00179.htm


Ministry Of Environment Briefing Released

- Sustainable development must be at the core of decision making according to the Environment Ministry's briefing for Environment Minister, Marian Hobbs, released today. See... MfE focus on sustainable development [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00165.htm


Transport Underfunding Dangerous - Sowry

- Transport briefing papers just released paint a picture of dangerous underfunding to safety agencies, says National's Transport spokesman Roger Sowry. See... Transport papers show dangerous underfunding [1] and ACT's... Transport briefing paper outlines problems [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00181.htm


Biosecurity Mess Concerns Adern

- Despite National setting up a Biosecurity Council in 1997, this Government has failed to give Biosecurity issues the priority that it needs and deserves, Shane Ardern, National Spokesman for Biosecurity, said today. See... MAF briefing shows biosecurity is in a mess [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00159.htm

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