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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
Govt. Silence On “Howard Doctrine” Insults Asia
Sludge Report: The Root Of All Evil
Howard’s End: Time To Look For The Truth About ACC
Another Victory To The Corporadoes
... Like Finding Maggots In A Sandwich
Homeland Insecurity & The Rise Of American Fascism
The Heat Comes On To Criminalise Abortion
Firas Al-Atraqchi: Watching What They Do
David Miller: Al Qaeda & Mombassa
Israel Destroys United Nations Food Warehouse
Auckland Spraying Resumes On International No Pesticide Day
Guest Opinion: A Week Of Political Correctness
Steven Wallace’s Final Sixty Four Seconds
Countdown To War: UNMOVIC Inspects Missile Site
Countdown To War: Smallpox Vaccination Programme Launched In UK
Countdown To War: UK Dossier Says Saddam Is A Bad Bad Man
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Harre - A Smacking Law Change Backdown Will Condone Abuse
Maori TV Procrastination Is Pathetic
Land Transport Strategy And PPP Enabling Bill
Richard Has Been Writing
LOTR Stamps Launched By Mark Burton
Save The Blue Duck With The Market
Winston Discovers Affection For Hairy Mountain Goat
Waitaki Hydro-Scheme Gets Special Status
Playground Poisoning Can Be Avoided
Sir Geoffrey To Represent NZ On Whaling Commission
Cannabis Cops A Waste Of Resources
NZEI Not Impressed With Rodney
Prostitution Reform Bill Report Back A Cop-Out

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 3 December [1] . Come back at 5.30pm for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00061.htm


Govt. Silence On “Howard Doctrine” Insults Asia

- Helen Clark is insulting our Asian neighbours and giving credibility to a US invasion of Iraq by not categorically rejecting the moral and legal justification for pre-emptive strikes on other countries, Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today. See... Clark's silence insults our neighbours [1] MORE ON THE HOWARD DOCTRINE: - White House Support- White House Briefing: Howard & Pre-Emptive Strikes [2] - Australian PM's Statements - I/V On Lateline [3] and Laurie Oakes I/V [4] - Greens - 'Pre-emptive' strikes would legitimise terror [5] - ACT - Australian PM is Correct on Pre-Emptive Strikes [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00029.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00028.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00027.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00022.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00037.htm


Sludge Report: The Root Of All Evil

- C.D. Sludge has in recent days found himself in correspondence with no less than the grey-eminence himself of NZ monetary policy, National Party Finance spokesman and former Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor Dr Don Brash. And the subject of said correspondence hasn’t been the size of his car, the colour of the sky or the cut of his recent jib in the house. See... Sludge Report #144 - Re: The Morality Of Money [1] More Scoop Eco-Economy: - Tomás Smith - The Poverty of Power [2] and Arresting The U.S. Economy’s Suicidal Trajectory [3] - Marshall Auerback - Eco-Economy: Helicopter Money [4] - Hans Schicht - The Long Bond Mystery [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00010.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00007.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00174.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00163.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00142.htm


Howard’s End: Time To Look For The Truth About ACC

- On Thursday the Transport Select-Committee, which covers ACC matters, will meet to discuss launching an investigation into ACC after senior politicians demanded urgent action. In their deliberations they ought to remember that now and then one error may be driven out by an opposite error; one piece of nonsense by another piece of nonsense; but for barring the door effectually and for ever against all error and all nonsense, there is nothing like the simple truth. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Nonsense Follows Nonsense at ACC [1] MORE: - Big News: ACC Boss Misleads Public Again [2] - Howard’s End: ACC Examination Back To 1991 Needed [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00006.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00189.htm


Another Victory To The Corporadoes

- On Monday the following law was signed into effect in the United States by President George W. Bush. See... US Criminalises POS Consumer Awareness Campaigns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00019.htm


... Like Finding Maggots In A Sandwich

- Julian Borger writes in The Guardian that Americans reacted to this appointment with "relief mixed with nostalgic affection," while Europeans were surprised to learn Kissinger was not dead or in jail. I knew he was not dead or in jail. But to this American, having him back in government is like finding maggots in a sandwich. See... Barbara O’Brien: Another Henry Kissinger Article [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00018.htm


Homeland Insecurity & The Rise Of American Fascism

- The first part of a three-part series on the Homeland Security Act (HSA). The first part reviews the origins of the Act in the Hart-Rudman Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations. Tomorrow, Part 2 will discuss Cheney's plan for global dominance and how that relates to homeland security. Wednesday, Part 3 will detail some of the HSA provisions themselves and briefly discuss what worries civil libertarians. See... UQ Wire: The Rise of the American Police State [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00017.htm


The Heat Comes On To Criminalise Abortion

- Interview with Terry O'Neill, membership vice president of National Organization for Women conducted by Denise Manzari. See... BTL: Women's Right to Choose Under Severe Attack [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00016.htm


Firas Al-Atraqchi: Watching What They Do

- In the formative years of paxa Romana it was common practice for wealthy families to seek out soothsayers who would read the entrails of geese, sheep, and fish to prophesy into the future. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Reading The Entrails [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00015.htm


David Miller: Al Qaeda & Mombassa

- Despite no evidence being produced to show that al-Qaeda was behind the recent terrorist attacks in Kenya, both the Israeli and American governments have already placed the blame with Osama bin Laden’s network. See... David Miller: Al-Qaeda’s Changing Tactics [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00014.htm


Israel Destroys United Nations Food Warehouse

- Reacting to the weekend destruction of a United Nations food warehouse in the Gaza Strip, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on Israel to investigate the incident. See... Annan says Israel should probe its demolition [1] MORE: - UN - UN agency call for compensation for Gaza warehouse [2] - WFP - WFP Urges Restraint - Gaza Warehouse Destruction [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00023.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00022.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00021.htm


Auckland Spraying Resumes On International No Pesticide Day

- Community groups in NZ are joining those in Sri Lanka, India , Malaysia, Bangladesh, Nepal, United Kingdom to mark World No Pesticide Day on December 3. See... December 3 - World No Pesticide Use Day [1] MORE: - WASP - Today is No Pesticide Day to Commemorate Bhopal [2] - MAF - Painted Apple Moth Aerial Operation To Resume AM [3] - Greenpeace - Dow must take responsibility for Bhopal [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00012.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0212/S00017.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0212/S00016.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00020.htm


Guest Opinion: A Week Of Political Correctness

- Monday morning I was talking to a friend who expressed his growing anger at political correctness – “it’s like a form of censorship” he said, “by attacking dissenting views it effectively shuts down debate”. See... A Politically Correct Week [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00018.htm


Steven Wallace’s Final Sixty Four Seconds

- At the conclusion of yesterday’s evidence in the trial of Senior Constable Keith Abbott for the murder of Steven Wallace the difficulty of the jury’s task was shown in sharp relief through the eyes and ears of almost-eye-witness Todd Wilson. See... Abbott Murder Trial: Sixty Four Seconds [1] and Abbott Murder Trial: Constable Abbott Takes The Stand [2] EARLIER: - Day Six - Warning Shot, The Worst Thing [3] - Day Five - How Many Shots Were Fired? [4] - Day Four [5] - Day Three [6] - Day Two [7] - Day One [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00187.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00178.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00172.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00160.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00145.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00136.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00126.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00119.htm


Countdown To War: UNMOVIC Inspects Missile Site

- 2 December – United Nations experts visited one of Iraq's principal missile development sites as weapons inspections in the country continued today. See... UN team conducts probe at missile development site [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00024.htm


Countdown To War: Smallpox Vaccination Programme Launched In UK

- Small teams of health care workers are to be vaccinated against smallpox as a precaution against any potential outbreak in the UK. In addition a small number of specialist military personnel will be vaccinated. See... Health workers to be vaccinated against smallpox [1] and Downing St. Briefing Monday 2 December [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00017.htm


Countdown To War: UK Dossier Says Saddam Is A Bad Bad Man

- The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published a report on the human cost of Saddam's policies. The report is based on the testimony of Iraqi exiles, evidence gathered by UN rapporteurs and human rights organisations, and intelligence material. See... FCO report on human cost of Saddam's policies [1] . See also Amnesty’s response... Iraq: UK Govt Dossier On Human Rights Abuses [2] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [3] And... Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00018.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00016.htm
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb


Daily Katya Rivas

- Nobody really believes that I perspired blood that night at Gethsemane, and few believe that I suffered much more in those hours than in the Crucifixion. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Prays in the Garden [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00013.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Harre - A Smacking Law Change Backdown Will Condone Abuse

- “The Government will fail to protect children if it allows parents to continue to use ‘reasonable force’ on their children” Alliance Leader and former Minister of Youth Affairs Laila Harré said today. See... Govt Will Fail To Protect Children Says Harré [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00023.htm


Maori TV Procrastination Is Pathetic

- The Cabinet’s failure to make a decision on whether to force the Maori Television Service to use a second-rate frequency reveals a bitter division between ministers, ACT Broadcasting Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Maori TV Indecision is Pathetic [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00046.htm


Land Transport Strategy And PPP Enabling Bill

- Transport Minister Paul Swain today released the New Zealand Transport Strategy – a document which will guide government decision-making on transport. The strategy has been developed in partnership with the Greens. See... New Zealand Transport Strategy Released [1] and Land Transport Management Bill Introduced [2] REACTION: - United Future - Baldock hugely encouraged by Land Transport Bill [3] - Greens - Greens help forge a new path [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00063.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00062.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00069.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00065.htm


Richard Has Been Writing

- We are poorer now than when Labour took office. The ACT research unit used answers to parliamentary questions, official data and methodology checked with the parliamentary library to determine the average real net wage (take home pay) is 3.3% lower than in November 1999. See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00052.htm


LOTR Stamps Launched By Mark Burton

- Last December, The Lord of the Rings turned the eyes of the world to New Zealand. Our spectacular natural environments proved to be as unique, beautiful, and varied as Middle Earth itself. See... Burton Speech: Lord of the Rings Stamp Launch [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00059.htm


Save The Blue Duck With The Market

- The Government's refusal to participate in private enterprise could well seal the fate of such species as the blue duck and yellowhead, ACT New Zealand Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Spokesman Gerrard Eckhoff said today. See... Government Grim Reaper For Birds [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00067.htm


Winston Discovers Affection For Hairy Mountain Goat

- New Zealand First is calling on the Government to stop the shooting of the Tahr until a thorough investigation has taken place. See... Stop Shooting Tahr [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00066.htm


Waitaki Hydro-Scheme Gets Special Status

- The government has decided that Meridian Energy's Project Aqua will be declared a network utility operation under the Resource Management Act, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... Project Aqua declared network utility operation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00057.htm


Playground Poisoning Can Be Avoided

- Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is calling on all local councils around New Zealand to immediately adopt a series of simple steps to protect children in playgrounds built from CCA-treated timber. See... Steps to protect children from poisoned playground [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00056.htm


Sir Geoffrey To Represent NZ On Whaling Commission

- Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer has been appointed as New Zealand's representative on the International Whaling Commission (IWC), Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Sir Geoffrey Palmer appointed to IWC [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00054.htm


Cannabis Cops A Waste Of Resources

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos says Auckland could immediately gain the equivalent of another 30 sworn police officers - if police were directed not to enforce the ludicrous cannabis laws. See... Thirty Auckland police waste time on cannabis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00051.htm


NZEI Not Impressed With Rodney

- NZEI Te Riu Roa says Rodney Hide has today shown his ignorance of how the union works as a professional and industrial organisation to provide better working conditions for its members and a better learning environment for the country’s children. See... Rodney Hide Shows Ignorance About Unions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00019.htm


Prostitution Reform Bill Report Back A Cop-Out

- The Select Committee reviewing prostitution law reform has ignored virtually every major concern raised by city councils, police, feminists and others who consider that the proposed Bill will raise a host of problems if introduced. See... Prostitution Bill ignores most major concerns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0212/S00013.htm

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