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Two Arrested in Washington Sniper Case
Editorial: Bush, Betrayal, & The War For Our Lives
Anti-War Protest: QE2, Auckland, Noon
Now for Something Completely Different
Howard's End: ACC Squeezed Against The Press
Keith Rankin: Ethnic Cleansing closer than Bali
Armstrong Affair Rolls On: Coddington Seeks Green Support
LV Cup: Clean-up Time for Cup Teams
Daily Katya Rivas

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
Countdown To War: US Dept Of Defense News Briefing
Countdown To War: Rumsfeld Revelations on CNN

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Stock, Blacklists and Case Managers
Gosche Launches Pacific Corrections Strategy
King Snubs Strike-Affected Patients
NZ and US Edge Closer on Climate Change
Helium Balloons Against GE
WRAG Walks, Weaving and Wisdom

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Two Arrested in Washington Sniper Case

- The hunt for the Washington Sniper may be over after two men have been held on firearms charges. Further charges are expected. Here, Scoop links to breaking stories... Scoop Report: Washington Sniper Suspects Held [1] ALSO: Alleged: The Eyes Behind The Scope Bush and Bushmaster Assault: Buzzflash News Analysis [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00173.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00175.htm


Editorial: Bush, Betrayal, & The War For Our Lives

- When George W. Bush uses the war on terrorism to achieve personal, financial, and electoral goals, he isn't just playing politics; he's playing with our lives. See... Editorial: Bush, Betrayal, & The War For Our Lives [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00174.htm


Anti-War Protest: QE2, Auckland, Noon

- Saturday 26th October is another day of international action to oppose American plans to attack Iraq. Big gatherings are planned in many centres around the world - including Washington - and here in New Zealand marches are planned in several centres. See... Anti-War Protest This Saturday - QE2 at Noon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00167.htm


Now for Something Completely Different

- This is Naked in Nuhaka, a weekly rant on identity in NZ in the 21st Century. Today is HB Anniversary Day, so I'm taking a Bay Day and not writing a full-on column this week. Instead, here's something on a quite different tangent… See... Naked In Nuhaka: Bay Day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00172.htm


ACC Squeezed Against The Press

- With the latest scrutiny by The Press in Christchurch of the $3.8 billion ACC has invested, don't you just love it when the journalists from all sections of the media finally come together to expose the injustices being perpetrated by ACC and its subsidiary. See... Howard's End: Media Mobilising Against ACC [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00171.htm


Ethnic Cleansing closer than Bali

- The Kuta Beach (Bali) bombings are supposed to be of special concern to New Zealanders because they bring terrorism to our back yard (or at least to within 6,500 km of us). Yet Keith Rankin writes: “arguably the most disturbing ethnic-cum-sectarian conflict of the last three has been taking place even closer to New Zealand. It's in Indonesia's far east; Maluku, known formerly as the Spice Islands.” See... Ethnic Cleansing closer than Bali [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00169.htm


Armstrong Affair Rolls On: Coddington Seeks Green Support

- ACT Commerce Spokesman Deborah Coddington has approached Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons with draft terms of reference for a Transport and Industrial Relations Committee inquiry into public-private partnerships. See... Green Party Holds Key to Inquiry [1] ALSO: National demands release of withheld meeting papers [2] - GPJA - PPPs The Second Wave of Rogernomics [3] - For full coverage of the Armstrong Affair See... The Helen, Ross & Enron Show - Full Coverage [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00521.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00524.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00166.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00157.htm


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LV Cup: Clean-up Time for Cup Teams

- Seven of the America’s Cup syndicates have signed up to the Auckland Regional Council’s environmental action campaign, The Big Clean Up, to help care for our environment and encourage Aucklanders to do likewise. See... America’s Cup syndicates join The Big Clean Up [1] ALSO: Le Defi Areva Joins The Big Green Clean Up [2] Fast ÖRM Shows Form Against Le Defi Areva [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00200.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00199.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00198.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- This is the last night of the year; I want you to include all these writings in the "Door to Heaven". If we make a balance sheet of all the personal activities of each of the members of the group, we will see that some people have worked hard and conscientiously. See... Katya Rivas: Willing to Give and to Receive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00170.htm


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COUNTDOWN TO WAR

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Countdown To War: US Dept Of Defense News Briefing

- See... DoD News Briefing with Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00206.htm


Countdown To War: Rumsfeld Revelations on CNN

- Today we focus on the challenges facing the man at the helm of the United States military. Inside the Pentagon with US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Let's go there now. See... Rumsfeld Interview with CNN International [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00205.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq



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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Stock, Blacklists and Case Managers

- The recent controversies for ACC, including labelling of claimants as 'stock' and allegations of blacklisting of case managers are worrying signs of a culture problem within the company, says National's ACC spokesperson Dr Paul Hutchison. See... ACC concerns still not addressed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00532.htm


Gosche Launches Pacific Corrections Strategy

- The first Department of Corrections’ strategy developed specifically for Pacific peoples was launched by Corrections and Pacific Island Affairs Minister Mark Gosche in Auckland today. See... Pacific Corrections Strategy Launched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00530.htm


King Snubs Strike-Affected Patients

- Health Minister Annette King is ignoring the plight of thousands of patients affected by hospital strikes which will prevent patients getting treatment where and when they need it. See... Minister ignores strike-affected patients plight [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00528.htm


NZ and US Edge Closer on Climate Change

- New Zealand and the United States will increase cooperation on areas of mutual interest concerning climate change, says Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change Pete Hodgson. See... Increased cooperation with US on climate change [1] ALSO - Business NZ -New climate change policy centre mooted for NZ [2] - Pew Centre -Possibility of a Pew Branch Office in South Pacific [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00527.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00529.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00169.htm


Helium Balloons Against GE

- Labour weekend will mark the launch of a nationwide education campaign alerting the public to the looming threat of airborne GE contamination should the government allow commercial GM release from next October. See... Labour Weekend 2002- Helium Balloon Release [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00171.htm


WRAG Walks, Weaving and Wisdom

- Starting this Labour weekend comes a week of free classes and activities to celebrate the world's rainforests. See... World Rainforest Week: weaving, wisdom and walks.. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00168.htm

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