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

 


Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News On Air NZ
Are Saudis With Bush or With the Terrorists?
Scoop's Real Deal Column Now A Radio Show
NZer Arrested In Indian Union-Carbide Enviro-action
How One Kiwi Has Been Getting Attention In Blighty
Scoop Images: George’s Xmas Cheer & New Flag
More on Questionable US Intelligence
BNZ’s Beginners Guide To Mortgage Slavery
Fonterra Cutbacks At Pastoral House – 200 Redundancies
Expert Witness Raises Doubts Of Police Account
Countdown To War: The People Say – Give Peace A Chance!
Countdown To War: Homeland Insecurity Becomes U.S. Law
Katya Rivas Feature - Katya Visits Wellington

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Air NZ Should Put Up The Dollars
The Importance of Being a Nurse
Global Peace and Justice Newsletter
CCA a Risk To Us All
Nzers Risk Unsafe Sex
Most Dangerous Form of Biotech Considered
PM Says Building Crisis an Issue of No Substance: English
Govt Take Notice: Poor Families Mean Ill Kids
Ruapehu Lahar Risk Reduced
Hide’s Got A Hide! Says Worth
Hide’s I’ll Have Epsom Speech
Language Tests Ensure NZ Stays Anglo-Saxon
Activists Ought To Horde Too
ACC Needs an Inquiry
Immigration Petition Launched
Local Govt Bill Needs Revisiting

***** 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/HL0211/S00167.htm
The Real Deal: Saddam's Friend Joe Camel

-----------

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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

Hard News On Air NZ

- We, the public, have conflicting interests over the Air New Zealand-Qantas deal. The proposal is presently the best - well, the only - option for New Zealand taxpayers who do not wish to spend the next decade spending money to support their 86 per cent shareholding in an international minnow, in order to avoid the fate of the Swiss in losing our national carrier. See… Southern Skies [1]


[1] - http://www.publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post150


PM Says Building Crisis an Issue of No Substance

- Helen Clark’s shown her contempt for homeowners by accusing the media of “banging on about issues of no substance” in connection with the leaky buildings crisis says National Party leader Bill English. See... Helen Clark doesn’t care about homeowners [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00594.htm


Are Saudis With Bush or With the Terrorists?

- According to Senator Joseph Lieberman the United States’ ties with Saudi Arabia have reached a "crisis stage". Senator Lieberman claims that this renewed strain is being driven by the US’ looming showdown with Iraq and allegations that a Saudi princess helped channel funds to two of the men involved in September 11. See... David Miller Online: US-Saudi Relations Fraying [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00161.htm


Scoop's Real Deal Column Now A Radio Show

- Catherine Austin Fitts has a new monthly radio show, The Real Deal, on Dennis Bernstein’s Flashpoints [1] . - For The Latest Real Deal Column: - including links to material talked about on the radio show including: Cigarettes as Currency & The European Union Sues RJR Tobacco for Two Decades of Global Money Laundering for Colombian Drug Lords, Russian Mafia, Italian Mafia, Saddam Hussein’s Family & New York Real Estate Investors. See... The Real Deal: RJR Takeover Wars - Episode II [2] MORE: - The Full Indictment - EU v RJR Nabisco cigarette smuggling-laundering [3] - Press Release From The EU - Civil Money Laundering Action Against Rj Reynolds [4]


[1] - http://www.flashpoints.net/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00167.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00142.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00141.htm


NZer Arrested In Indian Union-Carbide Enviro-action

- Delhi, 25 November 2002: Police brutally arrested 56 volunteers, including survivors of the 1984 Union Carbide gas disaster and Greenpeace activists from 14 countries, to prevent them from cleaning up dangerous toxic waste in Bhopal. See... NZer arrested trying to cleanup Bhopal toxic waste [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00139.htm


How One Kiwi Has Been Getting Attention In Blighty

- Wearing nothing but strategically placed lettuce leaves and waving a sign that reads, 'Go Veg!', PETA's newest 'Lettuce Lady', Nichola Baker, will hand out free samples of 'Cheatin' ham' slices and meat free sausages to attendees of the Royal Smithfield Show, the UK's largest international agribusiness event, in hopes of planting the seeds of vegetarianism. See... NZer Makes Uk Debut As Peta's Sexy 'Lettuce Lady' [1] Why The United States President is a Moron - Françoise Ducros, director of communications for Canada's Prime Minister Jean Chretien, said in a private conversation that Mr. Bush was a moron for the way he pushed his obsession over Iraq at a NATO meeting in Prague. See... John Chuckman: But He Is A Moron! [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00138.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00162.htm


Scoop Images: George’s Xmas Cheer & New Flag

- See… Scoop Cartoon: A Christmas Gift That Keeps Giving [1] Scoop Image: A New American Flag? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00165.htm


More on Questionable US Intelligence

- As the war storm against Iraq swirls and gathers momentum, seeded by the efforts of the American and British governments, serious doubts arise as to the credibility of their intelligence sources, particularly the issue of Iraq's nuclear capability. See... Guest Opinion: Iraq's Nuclear Non-Capability [1] Eco-Economy and Helicopter Money - Be careful what you wish for: Deflation may be averted, but if we are to take the proposals sketched out by these Fed officials at face value, the increasingly extreme outcome that lies in store for the US economy may be one of two equally unpalatable scenarios. See... Eco-Economy: Helicopter Money [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00163.htm


BNZ’s Beginners Guide To Mortgage Slavery

- In October debt stood 8.7% up from a year ago at $80.3b after annual growth of 8.6% in September and 6.6% a year ago. This is the highest rate of growth since April 2000. Lending for housing purposes makes up almost 91% of total household debt. See... Household Debt Levels Take Off [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0211/S00221.htm


Fonterra Cutbacks At Pastoral House – 200 Redundancies

- Fonterra has unveiled a new structure that will see the majority of its Wellington-based roles move to Hamilton, Palmerston North and Auckland. See... Fonterra Unveils Integrated Structure [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0211/S00217.htm


Expert Witness Raises Doubts Of Police Account

- An expert witness for the prosecution in the murder trial of Senior Constable Keith Abbott, has raised serious doubts on the accuracy of a police witness’ account of the events leading up to the fatal shooting of Steven Wallace in Waitara. See... Abbott Murder Trial: How Many Shots Were Fired? [1] EARLIER: - Day Four - Abbott Murder Trial: Further Police Evidence [2] - Day Three - Wallace Possessed - Constable [3] - Day Two - Evidence Tampering Claims [4] - Day One - Police Used Excessive Force [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00160.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00145.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00136.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00126.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00119.htm


Countdown To War: The People Say – Give Peace A Chance!

- Undaunted by the odds, peace groups around the globe have staged impressive demonstrations, especially in Europe, against a future U.S. strike. In a show of strength that even surprised organizers, an estimated half a million people protested the Bush drive for war in Florence, Italy on Nov. 9. ... Peace Movement is One Force to Deter War with Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00168.htm


Countdown To War: Homeland Insecurity Becomes U.S. Law

- Today I have signed into law H.R. 5005, the “Homeland Security Act of 2002.” The Act restructures and strengthens the executive branch of the Federal Government to better meet the threat to our homeland posed by terrorism. See... Statement by the President - Homeland Security Act [1] MORE: - Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - November 25 [2] - Homeland Security Reorganization Plan [3] -. President Bush Signs Homeland Security Act [4] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [5] And... Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00146.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00144.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00143.htm
[5] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
[6] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb


Katya Rivas Feature - Katya Visits Wellington

- Periodically Scoop readers – who are mainly politically attuned cynical types – write in and query why we publish daily extracts of, occasionally apocalyptic, theology by Bolivian visionary. My response is to say that Scoop has pitched an unusually big editorial tent, and it stands to reason that we would allow Jesus to contribute, especially if he asks to do so. See... Scoop Feature: Jesus's Secretary Visits Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00139.htm


-----------

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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

Air NZ Should Put Up The Dollars

- United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, today challenged Air New Zealand and Qantas to back their words with real action should the merger of the airlines go ahead. See... Dunne Calls For Air NZ To Put Money Where Mouth Is [1] ALSO: - NZ First - Air NZ/Qantas Proposal Too Early To Determine [2] - United Future - Copeland presents business case against the Qantas/Air NZ prop [3] - See also... SCOOP FULL COVERAGE – Air NZ/Qantas Announcement [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00592.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00589.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00601.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00169.htm


The Importance of Being a Nurse

- Health Minister Annette King says the importance of the contribution nurses make to the quality and safety of health care cannot be overstated. See... King endorses nursing contribution patient safety [1] ALSO: - Ministry of Health - Regulations will provide greater consistency [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00599.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00190.htm


Global Peace and Justice Newsletter

- Auckland Further protests are planned as the US/UK continues its war preparations. We will be taking a Christmas message to George Bush saying “Peace not War for Iraq” through a mass picket of the US Consulate on December 14. See... GPJA Newsletter #13, November 24, 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00189.htm


CCA a Risk To Us All

- Significant risks to the environment, and indirectly to humans, are being posed by chromated copper arsenate (CCA) timber treatment sites, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons warned today. See... A legacy of CCA-contaminated sites [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00598.htm


Nzers Risk Unsafe Sex

- A worrying number of New Zealanders have admitted in the 2002 Durex Global Sex Survey that they did not use a condom when they had sex with a new partner in the previous year. See... New Zealanders slow to grasp safer sex - FPA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00192.htm


Most Dangerous Form of Biotech Considered

- New Zealand Government is in danger of proceeding with the most dangerous form of biotechnology that the rest of the world is fast dropping. See... Govt in danger of proceeding with dangerous tech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00191.htm


PM Says Building Crisis an Issue of No Substance: English

- Helen Clark’s shown her contempt for homeowners by accusing the media of “banging on about issues of no substance” in connection with the leaky buildings crisis says National Party leader Bill English. See... Helen Clark doesn’t care about homeowners [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00594.htm


Govt Take Notice: Poor Families Mean Ill Kids

- A recent study highlighting the long-term health outcomes for children raised in low socio-economic families should set Government alarm bells ringing, ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Poor Families, Poor Health [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00591.htm


Ruapehu Lahar Risk Reduced

- Action already undertaken by Civil Defence and the Department of Conservation have reduced the risk to life if Ruapehu’s Crater Lake produced a lahar (mudslide), a report released today shows. See... CD and DOC action reduces Ruapehu lahar risk [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00588.htm


Hide’s Got A Hide! Says Worth

- “Mr Hide has published comments which he apparently made at a talk to the Act Party faithful today in which he asserts that I have said that he has a chance of winning the Epsom seat; said Richard Worth, MP for Epsom. See... Petty politics by Rodney Hide [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00600.htm


Hide’s I’ll Have Epsom Speech

- I want to thank you for something else because you have seen the calibre of your MPs. You have delivered to Parliament the most outstanding team of MPs ever seen in our Parliament. See... Rodney Hide Speech: Best Team Parliament Has Seen [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00595.htm


Language Tests Ensure NZ Stays Anglo-Saxon

- New language tests for immigrants will turn New Zealand into the world's last remaining white-Anglo-Saxon enclave, Green Immigration spokesperson Metiria Turei warned today. See... Language test turns back the clock [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00597.htm


Activists Ought To Horde Too

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos has spoken up in support of a campaign challenging a ruling that stops people publicly displaying hoardings of who NOT to vote for. See... Nandor accuses council of targeting activists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00596.htm


ACC Needs an Inquiry

- ACC spokesperson Peter Brown has written to the chairperson of the select committee asking for a formal inquiry. See... ACC Needs Formal Inquiry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00593.htm


Immigration Petition Launched

- The ACT party today launched a petition against the recently announced changes to immigration. The new rules require immigrants to have a higher standard of English than that of the average Kiwi. See... Immigration Petition Launched [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00590.htm


Local Govt Bill Needs Revisiting

- “We join with other business organizations in urging the Government to take another good hard look at its Local Government Bill, instead of pushing it through Parliament unchanged prior to Christmas.” See... Take Another Look at Local Govt Bill [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00193.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