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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Israel’s Latest War Crime
The Dangers Of Truth Telling – The Jason Leopold Story
The Real Deal: Austin Fitts Takes On DoD Misinformation
UQ Wire: The MI5’s Dirtiest Secret – Payoffs To bin Laden
Stateside: Butterflies!
LV Cup: Areva Gets A Big Message
LV Cup: Race 5 Results – Prada’s Lucky Day
Countdown To War: Senators With Spine Stand Up To Be Counted
Countdown To War - More Inside Information On Bush Administration Policy
Countdown To War: Manifest Destiny
Countdown To War: Latest US War Propaganda
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nandor’s Not So Nice To McNair
Action Sought On Child Poverty
Jane Kelsey Talking Tonight In Far North
Student Debt Report Sparks A Storm
Marian Hobbs On Landmines
Qantas Sale Spin Warning
Feedback Request On Leaky Homes Just Spin
GE Food For Animals – Greens Want Loophole Closed
No Respite For Minister Of The Moment
NZ’s Approach To Global Warming
Animal Welfare Coming, Just Not Yet

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Scoop Is In The House

– For an uncorrected transcript of today’s questions come back at 5.30pm. For today’s questions See... Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 9 October [1] - Q&A Transcripts - Tuesday [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00161.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00160.htm


Israel’s Latest War Crime

- Israel’s latest assault against Palestinian civilians in Gaza would be a crime against humanity if perpetrated by soldiers of any other nation. See... Butchers Must Be Tried for War Crimes [1] MORE: - UN - Annan deplores Israeli military attack in Gaza [2] - Gush Shalom - About The Gaza Bloody Provocation [3] - White House - Bush Comments On Israeli Attack On Gaza [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00058.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00068.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00067.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00076.htm


The Dangers Of Truth Telling – The Jason Leopold Story

- This is a story about a story. A great story. A scoop that ought to see a member of George Bush's cabinet at least indicted, if not behind bars. But that is not what has happened. This is a scoop, that for reasons unknown to its author, appears to be about to cost a brilliant investigative journalist his career. This is his story. See... Jason Leopold – Shafted By The New York Times [1] . See also - The Article That Salon & The NYT Don’t Want You To Read... US Army Secretary Helped Cook Enron's Books [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00052.htm


The Real Deal: Austin Fitts Takes On DoD Misinformation

– When the ABC attempts to pass off trillions of dollars of missing DoD money on credit card fraud by Defense employees, the Real Deal media fights back. See... The Real Deal: ABC Distracts As Pockets Are Picked [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00062.htm


UQ Wire: The MI5’s Dirtiest Secret – Payoffs To bin Laden

- Tony Blair has tonight ordered a D-Notice on British media reporting government officials signing court gag orders. This regards the case of former MI5 officer David Shayler, who has evidence to prove MI6 gave £100,000 to bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, arms to Iraq and had prior knowledge of several terrorist attacks on London in the 1990's. See... British Press Gagged Over MI6's £100,000 bin Laden [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00061.htm


Stateside: Butterflies!

- The monarch is here. She flew in from Canada to be at a garden party last Sunday at the Museum of California in Oakland, which is where I saw her. No, I don't mean Betty Windsor! I mean the monarch butterfly. See... Stateside With Rosalea - Quiet, please! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00060.htm


LV Cup: Areva Gets A Big Message

- Greenpeace yesterday hung a banner from the cliffs of Torbay, Auckland with the message ‘Keep the Cup Nuclear Free’ to show opposition to the French nuclear industry’s involvement in the Cup. See... Greenpeace Images: Keep The Cup Nuclear Free [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00051.htm


LV Cup: Race 5 Results – Prada’s Lucky Day

- Louis Vuitton Cup race results for Race 6: Prada beat Sweden's Victory Challenge in Race 6 in the only Louis Vuitton Cup race to conclude on a fickle Hauraki Gulf this afternoon. See... Prada sneaks in a win ahead of all others [1]

LOUIS VUITTON CUP FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00057.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=lvcup2002


Countdown To War: Senators With Spine Stand Up To Be Counted

- We face no more serious decision in our democracy than whether or not to go to war. The American people deserve to fully understand all of the implications of such a decision. See... The Bush Doctrine of Pre-Emption - E. Kennedy [1] and Senator Carl Levin… Response to the President's Statement on Iraq [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00073.htm


Countdown To War - More Inside Information On Bush Administration Policy

This study covers the trends that appear on the horizon for the international oil industry in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the U.S. and analyzes the impact altered geopolitics might have on the supply and demand for oil. See... Post September 11 Update Report - Oil Security [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00074.htm


Countdown To War: Manifest Destiny

- George W. Bush has resurrected the scourge of Manifest Destiny, a depraved philosophy that states we are morally compelled by God Almighty to kill weaker people and steal their land. See... UQ Wire: Manifest Destiny [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00045.htm


Countdown To War: Latest US War Propaganda

- White House - White House Gaggle with Ari Fleischer October 8 [1] - State Dept. - Daily Press Briefing for October 7 [2] October 8 [3] - DoD - DoD Briefing on Iraqi Denial and Deception [4] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00078.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00077.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00075.htm
[5] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- Why are you so worried, My little one? (I tell Him that at last He has spoken to me again after a week's silence... I am so happy!) See... Katya Rivas: I Do Not Leave You Alone [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00059.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Nandor’s Not So Nice To McNair

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today described parliament's new 'role model for youth', NZ First MP Craig McNair, as spineless for refusing a number of invitations to publicly debate the cannabis issue. See... No sex, no smoke, no spine [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00153.htm


Action Sought On Child Poverty

- In June 2002 the Government launched its Agenda for Children – which aims to put children at the centre of policy making, and end child poverty. CPAG was one of the community groups that welcomed the Agenda. See... We have the Agenda – now lets start the action [1] MORE: - Greens - Government must finally wake up to child poverty [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00164.htm


Jane Kelsey Talking Tonight In Far North

- Professor Jane Kelsey is New Zealand’s own internationally renowned expert and critic of globalisation. She is speaking at a Public Meeting this Thursday evening about her vision for the future. See... Kelsey to speak At The Crossroads in Whangarei [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00053.htm


Student Debt Report Sparks A Storm

- The Minister of Tertiary Education Steve Maharey's spin on student debt totally contradicts what he said while in opposition, says National's Tertiary Education spokesman Simon Power. See... It's the Maharey Principle again [1] MORE: - NZ First - Urgent Steps Needed To Ease Student Loan Debt [2] - National - Student debt keeps going up [3] - ATSA - Maharey’s Student Loan Release 1/2 a Billion Short [4] - NZUSA - Govt Spin Can’t Turn Student Loans Into Good News [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00172.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00169.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00154.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0210/S00023.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0210/S00022.htm


Marian Hobbs On Landmines

- Global progress in halting the use of mines (including in hotspots such as Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sri Lanka) has been offset by the massive new mine-laying operations of India and Pakistan, particularly in the Kashmir region. See... Launch of Landmine Monitor Report 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00170.htm


Qantas Sale Spin Warning

- New Zealanders should be wary of any spin likely to be attached to a deal that would see Qantas buy a 25 percent stake in Air New Zealand as early as 29 October this year, says Nationals' Associate Transport spokesperson John Key. See... NZ consumers shouldn't be "Sucked in by the Spin" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00168.htm


Feedback Request On Leaky Homes Just Spin

- People affected by the rotting home crisis will barely have time to comment to the Department of Internal Affairs panel seeking feedback on the Government's mediation process, says National Housing Spokesperson Dr Wayne Mapp. See... Feedback on rotting homes mediation red herring [1] MORE ON LEAKY HOUSES: - Greens - Kedgley demands health action on leaky buildings [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00167.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00162.htm


GE Food For Animals – Greens Want Loophole Closed

- Green Party MP Sue Kedgley is calling on the Government to close a major loophole in GE laws relating to animal feed immediately, saying the current free-for-all has to stop. See... Clamp down on GE stock feed - Kedgley [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00165.htm


No Respite For Minister Of The Moment

- The speech today by the Police Minister to the annual Police Association Conference shows he's grasping for credibility in this portfolio as well as in Internal Affairs, says National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall. See... Hawkins struggling with police portfolio too [1] and George Hawkins to Police Association Conference [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00159.htm


NZ’s Approach To Global Warming

- It is a great pity that Dr Pachauri, the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is unable to be here as scheduled. We have missed the opportunity to hear from someone with vast expertise on climate change, See... Hodgson: Climate change: the New Zealand response [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00158.htm


Animal Welfare Coming, Just Not Yet

- Green Animal Welfare Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today said she was appalled at the Government's announcement today of a bill that delays implementation of animal welfare codes by between one and three years. See... Animal welfare codes delay, outrageous - Kedgley [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00155.htm

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