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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
A Coup Against The International Rule Of Law
David Miller: Youth Drinking
Phil Goff Responds To Operation Murder The Peace
Protest Today Against Ngawha Prison
Scoop Satire: Not So Pure New Zealand
Transcript Of Steven Gray & Bill Hastings Re: Sick Films
Without Kiwishare Telecom Profit Would Double!
UQ Wire: How The US Hides Half Its Military Spending
German Election Results
Countdown To War: Al Gore’s Alternative
Countdown To War: NZers Oppose Iraq War
Countdown To War: Bush’s New Security Strategy
Countdown To War: An Earlier Plan For Domination Critiqued
Countdown To War: Homeland Resistance
Countdown To War: William Rivers Pitt
Countdown To War: We Shall Stiff Them On The Beaches
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Keep The Pipeline Turned Off
The State Of Our Arts
Energy Agreement Deadline Needed
Guardians Of Smear Data
Excellence In Research Approach Unveiled
Leaky Building Crisis – Today’s Developments
Jim Talks About Rules Based Trade
What About Maori Women?
Jim Delighted At Kiwi Bank Survey Results
Donnelly Complains About His Punch In The Face
Parent’s Centre Child Assault Law Change
Jen’s Triumphant Teachers Address
… Meanwhile All Is Not Happy In The PPTA

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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A Coup Against The International Rule Of Law

- President Bush’s resolution to Congress is nothing less than an attempted coup-d’etat, against not only the constitution of the United States – which gives the US Congress the sole power to make war - but against the International Rule of Law and the UN Charter. See... Scoop Editorial: Let There Be No Mistake [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00137.htm


David Miller: Youth Drinking

- The announcement by the government that it is undertaking another review of the liquor laws is a step in the right direction towards alleviating the problems associated with youth binge drinking and alcoholism. See... The Problems in Overcoming Youth Drinking [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00129.htm


Phil Goff Responds To Operation Murder The Peace

- Foreign Minister, Phil Goff, today condemned the resumption of suicide bombings in Israel and Israel’s heavy handed response directed at Yasser Arafat. See... Concern at Renewed Violence in Middle East [1] MORE: - UK Govt. - Straw on the siege of President Arafat's HQ [2] - Gush Shalom - Demo In Nazareth 24/9 Supports Palestinian Protest [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00383.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00235.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00236.htm


Protest Today 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


Scoop Satire: Not So Pure New Zealand

- These are NOT images from the official PureNZ advertising campaign. See... Scoop Satire: Not The 100% PureNZ Campaign [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00134.htm


Transcript Of Steven Gray & Bill Hastings Re: Sick Films

- In an interview with film critic Steven Gray on Radio 95 bFM, Chief Censor Bill Hastings discusses the “strong” sex-violence films Baise-Moi (F*ck Me”), Visitor Q and Bully. He justifies their initial restricted release and says that one can view their “objectionable” content as designed to “pierce through the defensive shield” of film-goers emotions etc. to “actually make a social commentary”. See... Bill Hastings on 'Banned' Sex-Violence Films [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00135.htm


Without Kiwishare Telecom Profit Would Double!

- Telecom has evaluated its Telecommunications Service Obligation (TSO) loss at $226 million for the period 20 December 2001 to 30 June 2002 – or $425 million on an annual basis. See... Telecom Calculates TSO Loss [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00148.htm


UQ Wire: How The US Hides Half Its Military Spending

- On 8 January last year [2000], around 6.45pm, residents of Delaware in the US were startled by a sonic boom, strong enough to shake walls, rattle windows and cause the citizens to call their local police offices, demanding explanations. See... UQ Wire Background: In Search Of The Black Budget [1] , UQ Wire: What's Up With the Black Budget? [2] and USAF's Area 51 Exemption Certification Renewed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00136.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00126.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00224.htm


German Election Results

- The Federal Returning Officer has released the official provisional result of the elections to the 15th German Bundestag held on 22 September 2002. See... Official provisional German Election 2002 results [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00240.htm


Countdown To War: Al Gore’s Alternative

- I’m speaking today in an effort to recommend a specific course of action for our country which I believe would be preferable to the course recommended by President Bush. Specifically, I am deeply concerned that the policy we are presently following with respect to Iraq has the potential to seriously damage our ability to win the war against terrorism and to weaken our ability to lead the world in this new century. See... Transcript: Iraq and the War On Terrorism [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00239.htm


Countdown To War: NZers Oppose Iraq War

- According to a TV3/NFO poll published this evening New Zealanders are overwhelmingly against military action against Iraq without UN approval. See... Poll Watch: NZers Overwhelmingly Back UN On Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00128.htm


Countdown To War: Bush’s New Security Strategy

- “Our freedom has been challenged”, “Our democracy has been attacked” “The great nation on earth”, “America the most powerful nation on earth”, these are the words, George W. Bush has continuously been using since the 9/11 attacks. Behind these words, Bush’s administration has well planned global operation to control this globe once and forever. See... U.S. Unilateralism Is Crystal Clear Now… [1] and The National Security Strategy of the USA [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00220.htm


Countdown To War: An Earlier Plan For Domination Critiqued

- Attention residents of planet Earth: A white-collar criminal from the state of Texas is about to endanger the general well-being and lives of you and all your progeny. The citizens of the United States are to blame. See... America's War On The World [1] and UQ Wire: Bush Regime Change Blueprint - The Report [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00133.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00103.htm


Countdown To War: Homeland Resistance

- As the drums of war beat ever louder, peace groups around the U.S. have responded by organizing teach-ins, protests and vigils. One of the projects now underway, the Iraq Pledge of Resistance, is modeled on an earlier effort to stop American military intervention in Central American conflicts during the 1980s. See... BTL: Groups Opposed to a New U.S. War Against Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00132.htm


Countdown To War: William Rivers Pitt

- Some will tell you the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Others will say it ended when the Soviet Union finally collapsed, when their breed of communism was cast aside in favor of free-enterprise democracy. See... William Rivers Pitt: Out of History Into History [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00131.htm


Countdown To War: We Shall Stiff Them On The Beaches

- “ I'm talking about Iraq....a leader who told the United Nations and the world he would not develop weapons of mass destruction, and for 11 long years has stiffed the world.” President Calls on Congress to Act On Iraq [1] MORE US & UK WAR PR - White House - President Bush at Doug Forrester for Senate Event [2] , - Downing Street - Monday 23 September Downing St. lobby briefing [3] - DoD - Rumsfeld And Polish Minister Siwiec Press Conf. [4] , Backgrounder On Senior Defense Official Trip [5] , Rumsfeld Media Availability En Route to Poland [6] - State Dept. - See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00237.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00238.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00234.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00232.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00229.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00228.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00230.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- Most of My children are subject to living in an active world. So did I, though not in this time of madness. You must learn how to escape inside yourselves to find solitude in Me. It does not matter where you are. See... Katya Rivas: Peace, Solitude, Contemplation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00130.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Keep The Pipeline Turned Off

- Auckland Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said the Waikato Pipeline should not be re-opened, after it was shut this morning following a spill of highly poisonous chemicals into the Waikato River. See... Keep The Pipeline Off - Greens [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00391.htm


The State Of Our Arts

- Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Helen Clark today released the post-election briefing papers prepared by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the arts organisations established by statute. See... Arts and culture briefing paper [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00390.htm


Energy Agreement Deadline Needed

- The Energy Minister needs to set a deadline for key industry players to agree to new rules from the Commerce Commission, says National's Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... Energy Minister should come clean [1] . See also Govt. reaction... Brownlee comes clean on Nats' energy legacy [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00388.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00394.htm


Guardians Of Smear Data

- Women’s Affairs Minister Ruth Dyson today announced the outcome of the government’s review of the 1995 Kaitiaki Regulations. See... Kaitiaki Group retain cervical screening data [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00387.htm


Excellence In Research Approach Unveiled

- A new approach to funding research in tertiary education institutions will support and reward excellence, Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey told participants at a stakeholder workshop. See... Performance-based funding for research excellence [1] and A Strategic Approach to Funding Research [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00384.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00386.htm


Leaky Building Crisis – Today’s Developments

- Today’s meeting of Local Government Authorities to discuss ways to address the needs of owners of leaking buildings is a welcome move, Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins says. See... Local Government meeting on leaky buildings [1] MORE: - Clyde Risk Services - Solution Offered For Building Industry Crisis [2] - ASTE - Industry destruction behind leaky building issue [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00381.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00151.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00049.htm


Jim Talks About Rules Based Trade

- Global rules for trade are becoming more important as global trade increases, Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton told a conference in Christchurch today. See... Global trade rules more important [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00380.htm


What About Maori Women?

- There is no Government strategy for women and economic development or Mâori and economic development, says Georgina te Heuheu, National spokesperson for Mâori and Women Affairs. See... Lack Of Govt Strategy Double Blow For Mâori Women [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00379.htm


Jim Delighted At Kiwi Bank Survey Results

- Jim Anderton today congratulated Kiwibank on the growth in New Zealanders support from 12 per cent a year ago to 43 per cent. See... Kiwibank policy success [1] MORE: - Kiwibank alternative for unhappy bank customers [2] - ASB Bank Tops The Big Five Banks Once Again [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00378.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00137.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00139.htm


Donnelly Complains About His Punch In The Face

- New Zealand First MP Brian Donnelly says he has made a statement to the police about the events in Wellington on Thursday morning. See... Donnelly Makes Statement To Police [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00377.htm


Parent’s Centre Child Assault Law Change

- At its jubilee conference Parents Centre delegates overwhelmingly supported a call to join the growing number of groups and individuals calling for the repeal of section fifty-nine of the Crimes Act. See... Parents Centre supports the repeal of section 59 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00134.htm


Jen’s Triumphant Teachers Address

- This is a conference for celebration; it’s our 50th birthday and we’re still here; still going strong. See... Jen McCutcheon Speech To PPTA Annual Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00047.htm


… Meanwhile All Is Not Happy In The PPTA

- “PPTA President Jen McCutcheon needs to stop telling half truths and insulting her own members (paying her $550 per annum) - and begin actually representing the 25% of teachers without degrees,” says Martin Cooney, spokesperson for the September 20 group. See... PPTA President Told to Cut the Insults [1] , PPTA President’s U-Turn Welcome But … [2] and Ministry stonewalling over G3 equivalent teachers [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00046.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00048.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0209/S00044.htm


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