Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Don’t Ask Me – Ask The Ministry!
UQ Wire: Gore Vidal Intimates Bush Complicity In 911
Paul Wellstone RIP - A Too Convenient Death?
Streets Of London: The War As Seen In Berlin
Hear No Enron, See No Enron, Speak No Enron
Stateside: Where Rosalea Visits Ground Zero
UQ Wire: Bush’s War Machine Hits Turbulence
ZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Brazil Elections: A Nation Smiles
Israel Considers Making Collaboration With ICC A Crime
Hot Celebrity Gossip!
LV Cup: At Last Some Racing – Just Not As Much As Expected
Daily Katya Rivas

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
Countdown To War: An Audience With The US Field Commander
Countdown To War: A Letter From Osama

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
King Ignoring Her Own Laws
No FEC Inquiry Into Armstrong Affair
Travel Ban to Zimbabwe Extended
Environment Minister welcomes Rangitata report
Laptops For Secondary Teachers
Don’t Sell Air New Zealand! Greens
Views Sought on Fringe Benefit Tax
Safety Culture and Injury Prevention the Goal
Peters Gets Nod and a Wink For Spook Committee
Don’t Scrap Bursary
Expenditure Key to Timely Treaty Settlements

***** Love Scoop! *****
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00070.htm
Sustain Scoop
http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=thankyou
Advertise On Scoop
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00056.htm
****** # # # ******

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/signin.html

...TODAY'S PHOTO STORY...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00204.htm
Talking War In Berlin

-----------

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

------------

Don’t Ask Me – Ask The Ministry!

- New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says any inquiry into allegations of corruption around the scampi industry should be aimed at the dysfunctional Ministry of Fisheries. See... Ask Ministry About Fishing Corruption - Peters [1] . Meanwhile National is looking for support from all political parties as it pushes for an urgent select committee inquiry into alleged corruption at the Ministry of Fisheries. See... National Pushes Fisheries Inquiry [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00577.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00570.htm


UQ Wire: Gore Vidal Intimates Bush Complicity In 911

-Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish Vidal’s remarkable personal polemic urging a shocking new interpretation of who was to blame. See... UQ Wire: Gore Vidal‘s The Enemy Within [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00205.htm


Paul Wellstone RIP - A Too Convenient Death?

- A summary of the facts available at this time via the media, surrounding Senator Paul Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. Judge for yourself, was this more likely an assassination or an accident? See... Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey [1] . See also Scoop Link... The death of US Senator Paul Wellstone: accident or murder? [2] EARLIER SCOOP COVERAGE: - Senator Wellstone, Minnesota, Dies In Plane Crash [3] - Tribute - Senator Paul Wellstone - 1944-2002 [4] - Background - Background: US Politicians Killed In Plane Crashes [5] - Colin Powell - Statement Upon the Death of Senator Paul Wellstone [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00206.htm
[2] - http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/oct2002/well-o29.shtml
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00181.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00183.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00185.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00215.htm


Streets Of London: The War As Seen In Berlin

- Streets of London special: on the Streets of Berlin. Malcolm Aitken speaks with some Berliners about Iraq, Saddam Hussein, war and the Nazis at Tacheles, Berlin’s renowned alternative arts centre. See... Streets of London: Do Mention The War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00204.htm


Hear No Enron, See No Enron, Speak No Enron

- Secretary of the Army Thomas White is preparing to lead thousands of the nation’s soldiers into war with Iraq and still, not one journalist has spilled any ink on White’s knowledge of the suspect accounting practices at Enron Energy Services, the division he ran for several years before being tapped to run the Army. See... Press Silent As US Army Is Entrusted To Wrongdoer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00203.htm


Stateside: Where Rosalea Visits Ground Zero

- Columbus Day this year was observed on October 14. As usual, it wasn't observed by everyone, including my employer, so I had to take a day's leave in order to have a long weekend. See... Stateside With Rosalea - New York, New York [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00202.htm


UQ Wire: Bush’s War Machine Hits Turbulence

- All over the world, both internationally and here at home, the wheels are coming off of the Bush Administration's plans for the invasion and occupation of Iraq. And Bush Administration responses to recent events appear to be moving a tense international situation into a new phase where chaotic, scattered and increasingly bloody violence may spread risk to civilian populations and the estimated 80,000 to 100,000 U.S. troops that have been forward-deployed in anticipation of the attacks for months. See... UQ Wire: Wheels Come Off U.S. War Plans For Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00200.htm


ZZZZzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

- Scoop readers have been exercising their index fingers over the issue of ACC. See... Scoop Feedback: All About ACC [1] MORE ON ACC: - Howard's End: When Is A Review A Review? [2] - Big News: How ACC Breaks The Law [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00198.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00190.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00196.htm


Brazil Elections: A Nation Smiles

- In the streets of every city of this great country the people celebrate, sing and dance over the victory that, as the leader of the Workers Party (PT) has said, belongs to every one of them… Brazil has exchanged its face for an enormous smile tonight. See... Lula Is President [1] MORE: - Joy in Brasilia, Despair in Buenos Aires [2] - Brazil And The World Await Lula's Path [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00197.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00224.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00209.htm


Israel Considers Making Collaboration With ICC A Crime

- A bill tabled today at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) would criminalize any assistance rendered by an Israeli citizen to the International War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague. It was presented by MK Zeev Boim, a senior member of the ruling Likud party and chair of the government coalition. See... Assistance To War Crimes Tribunal To Be Punishable [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00225.htm


Hot Celebrity Gossip!

- He's been married less than four months but already Danny Moder's out and about seeing pretty women in LA's strip clubs. Julia Roberts' hubby and pals were spotted partying up a storm in the Fourplay club, chugging down lagers and stuffing girls' garters ... See... Today's Celebrity News [1] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00225.htm


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00187.htm
Images: Areva Bomb Discovered In Viaduct Basin!

LV Cup: At Last Some Racing – Just Not As Much As Expected

- The Race Committee was able to complete this afternoon only one of the four matches of Flight 4 of Round Robin Two. See... Only One Match Of Flight Four Completed [1] - Alinghi - Team Alinghi Victorious Over Mascalzone [2] - GBR Challenge - OneWorld Win [3] - Prada - Another Point For Luna Rossa [4] - - Team Dennis Conner - Stars & Stripes Match Against Orm Is Close [5] - Le Defi Areva - AREVA unable to break PRADA’s winning streak [6] -

LOUIS VUITTON CUP FEATURE PAGE [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00223.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00222.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00221.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00220.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00227.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00224.htm
[7] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=lvcup2002


Daily Katya Rivas

- Beloved child, sweet daughter of Mine, to be saintly is to stretch out your hand to those who are in need and who do not feel able to tell you. Thank you for offering your help. See... Katya Rivas: Brief Messages - 2 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00201.htm

-----------

COUNTDOWN TO WAR

------------


Countdown To War: An Audience With The US Field Commander

- “Well, as you know, we remain active in the global war on terrorism. Certainly the United States Central Command is engaged in that, has been, will continue to be. Seventy countries involved in supporting our efforts, as we speak today; 27 of those countries actively represented inside Afghanistan; 43 of those countries with liaison elements at our headquarters down in Tampa.” See... General Tommy Franks Briefs At The Pentagon [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00226.htm


Countdown To War: A Letter From Osama

- A letter from Osama bin Laden replies to two questions addressing the Americans: Q1) Why are we waging Jihad against you? Q2) What advice do we have for you and what do we want from you? See... Osama bin Laden: Why We Are Attacking America [1] . Not everybody is convinced that this letter really comes from Osama... see.. Jihad Unspun - Commentary On Letter [2] . - See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [3] - And... Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00223.htm
[2] - http://www.jihadunspun.com/index-side_internal.php?article=31029&list=/home.php&
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb

-----------

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

------------


King Ignoring Her Own Laws

- Health Minister Annette King is ignoring her own changes to the law which give her the powers to intervene to make sure district health boards are providing necessary services, says National Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... Law empowers Minister to sort out health dispute [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00576.htm


No FEC Inquiry Into Armstrong Affair

- Cosgrove: Today the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee considered a proposal put forward by Rt Hon Winston Peters for an inquiry to be held into the circumstances relating to Dr Ross Armstrong’s resignation. See... No Select Committee Inquiry into Armstrong Affair [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00575.htm


Travel Ban to Zimbabwe Extended

- The Government is extending its ban on travel to New Zealand by key members of the Zimbabwe Government and administration, Foreign Minister Phil Goff said today. See... New Zealand extends travel ban on Zimbabwe [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00574.htm


Environment Minister welcomes Rangitata report

- Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has welcomed the release of the Special Tribunal’s report on the Rangitata Water Conservation Order application. See... Environment Minister welcomes Rangitata report [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00573.htm


Laptops For Secondary Teachers

- Secondary teachers will soon have access to laptop computers for around $7 a week under a leasing scheme to improve learning outcomes, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. “The Government has committed $6.5 million per year to this scheme, enabling ... See... Laptops for secondary teachers enhances ICT [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00572.htm


Don’t Sell Air New Zealand! Greens

- Green co-leader Rod Donald today urged Finance Minister Michael Cullen to reject selling any of Air New Zealand to Qantas. See... Greens urge Cullen not to sell Air New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00571.htm


Views Sought on Fringe Benefit Tax

- Employers and other interested parties are being invited to put forward their concerns about Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT), as the first step in the government’s FBT Review, Associate Revenue Minister Paul Swain announced today. See... Govt seeks employer’s views on Fringe Benefit Tax [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00569.htm


Safety Culture and Injury Prevention the Goal

- A draft government strategy released today aims to prevent injuries and develop a safety culture in New Zealand. See... Draft strategy focuses on injury prevention [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00568.htm


Peters Gets Nod and a Wink For Spook Committee

- National Leader Bill English has nominated New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters for an opposition roll on the committee overseeing the country's intelligence service. See... Peters Gets Nod For Intelligence Committee [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00567.htm


Don’t Scrap Bursary

- The decision to abolish Bursary in 2004 and replace it with Level 3 of the NCEA is grossly premature, says National's Education spokesperson Nick Smith. See... Abolition of Bursary premature [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00566.htm


Expenditure Key to Timely Treaty Settlements

- It has been a fair expectation for both Maori and the public that significant expenditure would result in more timely Treaty settlements, says National Treaty and Maori Affairs Spokesperson Georgina te Heuheu, responding to a report on legal costs of the Treaty ... See... Spending must be matched by swifter resolution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00565.htm

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news