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German Greens Key To Schroeder’s Razor Thin Election Victory
The Real Deal: Austin Fitts Takes On The $64 Question
Israel Launches Operation Murder The Peace
Scoop Feedback: One Rule For Iraq, Another For Israel
Stateside Election Special: Campaign 2002 Countdown Begins
Survey Discovers A Flight From Extortion To Kiwibank
Protest Tomorrow Against Ngawha Prison
Young And Writeshuss Gets Down And Dirty
Countdown To War: Iraq Is More Than Saddam
Countdown To War: UK Labour’s Counter Dossier On Iraq
Countdown To War: Official Plan For US Global Domination
MORE US & UK WAR PR:
Where Condaleeza Rice Further Fudges Her 911 Lies
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Plain Bill Turns Straight Right
This Week's Gospel According To Richard
Problem Gambling Head Should Step Down
Race Politics Lurking In Privy Council Debate
Leaky House Crisis – Website For Submissions Set Up
MP Says He Decided Not To Complain About Assault
PN Mayor’s Loud Attempts At Critic Censorship
Parent’s Centre Wants GE Labelling

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Green Vote Saves Schroeder

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German Greens Key To Schroeder’s Razor Thin Election Victory

- Projections on Germany’s ARD and ZDF television channels both give Schroeder's SPD and Edmund Stoiber's conservatives the CDU/CSU 38.5 percent of the vote. But though Chancellor Schroeder's own party lost ground to the conservatives his mandate was rescued by the resurgence of his Greens coalition partners. See... Germans return "Red-Green" coalition to power by a whisker [1] and NZ Green Party reaction... German Greens show the way [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00368.htm


The Real Deal: Austin Fitts Takes On The $64 Question

- It is time to deal with the 64 dollar question --- the biggest crazy aunt in the living room. See... UQ Wire: What's Up With the Black Budget? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00126.htm


Israel Launches Operation Murder The Peace

- Israeli occupation troops continue their aggression and now they occupy virtually every Palestinian population center on the West Bank, and maintain a system of checkpoints, security cordons and curfews in the rest of the Palestinian territories. See... Aggression on the Palestinian People – 21-22 Sept [1] MORE: - Gush Shalom - 200 Demonstrate Against Eliminate Yasser Arafat [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00215.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00214.htm


Scoop Feedback: One Rule For Iraq, Another For Israel

- People must speak out about the recent fact that the US continuously stated that forces must go into Iraq to make that state realise that they cannot disobey UN resolutions. Where are their cries for similar action regarding the State of Israel? See... Scoop Feedback: UN Resolutions Re Israel/Palestine [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00122.htm


Stateside Election Special: Campaign 2002 Countdown Begins

- Halfway through each President's 4-year term, the entire US House of Representatives and one-third of the US Senate is elected, thus mid-term elections are seen as a way of measuring how effective the President has been in building support for the party he belongs to. This year promises to be a particularly fierce battle because the Republicans need only one seat to regain control of the 100-seat Senate, giving them the trifecta of House, Senate, and President - assuming they hold onto their majority in the House. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Middle-politics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00120.htm


Survey Discovers A Flight From Extortion To Kiwibank

- Support for Kiwibank has risen sharply over the past year, with the fledgling bank now the most popular alternative for New Zealanders unhappy with the service they’re getting from their current banks. See... Kiwibank alternative for unhappy bank customers [1] , ASB Bank Tops The Big Five Banks Once Again [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00137.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00139.htm


Protest Tomorrow Against Ngawha Prison

- On Tuesday, 24 September, support the Ngawha people who are opposing the construction of the prison on wähi tapu: See... Act Now For Ngawha! – Peace Movement Aotearoa [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00114.htm


Young And Writeshuss Gets Down And Dirty

- Oh dear – another grubby one this week. So grubby in fact that I have appointed a new author, Sneaky R. Wilson, to write this column. Some of his stuff is just not printable, sorry, but here are some goodies: See... New Zealand Young Nationals official newsletter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00122.htm

Countdown To War: Iraq Is More Than Saddam

- Iraq is one man, North American media reminds us. MSNBC has taken to calling the latest crisis "Showdown With Saddam", while Senators fall over each other to "Saddam this" or "Saddam that". When they speak of attacking Iraq they say, "let's go and take this guy out." See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: 24 Million in Iraq Not One Man [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00123.htm


Countdown To War: UK Labour’s Counter Dossier On Iraq

- There is no case for a war on Iraq. It has not threatened to attack the US or Europe. It is not connected to al-Qa'ida. There is no evidence that it has new weapons of mass destruction, or that it possesses the means of delivering them. This pamphlet separates the evidence for what we know about Iraq from the wild suppositions used as the pretext for a war. See... The Dishonest Case For War On Iraq Counter Dossier [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00223.htm


Countdown To War: Official Plan For US Global Domination

- The new “National Security Strategy of the United States of America” even mentions New Zealand. “We have deepened cooperation on counterterrorism with our alliance partners in Thailand and the Philippines and received invaluable assistance from close friends like Singapore and New Zealand.” See... The National Security Strategy of the USA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00220.htm


MORE US & UK WAR PR:

- White House - Radio Address by President Bush to the USA [1] , President Advises Of Deployments In Terror War [2] - State Department - US Administration's Position On Iraq: As Delivered [3] , (As Prepared) [4] , Powell Remarks After Group on Strategic Issues [5] - UK Foreign Minister - Weapons inspections must take place without games [6] , Straw responds to Iraqi Foreign Minister's speech [7] - DoD - Rumsfeld's CNN Television Interview [8] , Secretary Rumsfeld's Meeting With NATO Ministers [9] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [10]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00222.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00221.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00219.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00217.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00218.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00213.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00212.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00210.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00209.htm
[10] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Where Condaleeza Rice Further Fudges Her 911 Lies

- Q Dr. Rice, can I clarify something you said a couple weeks ago? When the August 6, 2001 memo came out, you came here and said that nobody -- I don't have the quote in front of me, but nobody could have imagined a plane being used as a weapon and being driven into one of our buildings. But the hearings revealed some intelligence -DR. RICE: Somebody did imagine it. Right. See... Condi Rice Clarifies May Comments On 911 Knowledge [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00216.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Let us work, little one, for the world is hungry; let us prepare the food they need. See... Katya Rivas: Do Exercises That Bring You Closer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00121.htm



http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00214.htm
CAPTION: The Murder Of Peace

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Plain Bill Turns Straight Right

- It seems that Labour’s very very very good friendship with the US has lasted for only a very very very short time. See... The Straight Right - 20th September 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00376.htm


This Week's Gospel According To Richard

- Out of the gloom of Tranz Rail’s annual report is the very significant statement that freight volumes are up - a good indication that the economy is growing strongly. Feedback from business is that prices and wages are both heading upwards. See... Richard Prebbles Letter from Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00374.htm


Problem Gambling Head Should Step Down

- Problem Gambling Foundation director Ralph Gerdelan must step down while investigations are carried out into his spending, says National’s Internal Affairs spokesperson Judith Collins. See... Gambling head must step down [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00369.htm


Race Politics Lurking In Privy Council Debate

- Race politics lurk in proposals to replace access to the Privy Council with an indigenous New Zealand final court of appeal, ACT justice spokesman Stephen Franks says. See... Parliament committee debates judge race criteria [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00366.htm


Leaky House Crisis – Website For Submissions Set Up

- New Zealanders can use the internet to make a submission to the Parliamentary Select Committee inquiring into leaky homes. National Party spokesman on housing Dr Wayne Mapp has set up a website. See... Leaky Homes Inquiry Submissions Via Internet [1] MORE: - National - Govt washes hands of leaky homes disaster [2] - National - Action needed on building crisis – and now [3] - National - Building meeting calls for wider inquiry [4] - Auckland Chamber of Commerce - A “leaky house” register and process is needed [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00365.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00370.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00375.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00364.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00123.htm


MP Says He Decided Not To Complain About Assault

- NZ First MP Brian Donnelly says that it was his decision not to immediately call the police following the fracas in Wellington on Thursday morning. See... My Decision Not To Contact Police Says Donnelly [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00362.htm


PN Mayor’s Loud Attempts At Critic Censorship

- The Mayor of Palmerston North, Mark Bell-Booth this evening went to see some of the tenants of the City Council pensioner flats and shouted and waved his arms at them, telling them that they should have gone to him to get overdue repairs done to their units instead of the media. See... Palmerston North Mayor Shouts And Waves Arms [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00120.htm


Parent’s Centre Wants GE Labelling

- Delegates at the Parents Centre 50th anniversary conference, being held in Wellington this weekend, voted to support the full labelling of all food products. See... Parents Centre votes to support full labelling [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00116.htm

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