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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Professor Kelsey Reports From Cancun On WTO Negotiations
Also In Cancun….
Police Appeal For Help To Find Six Year Old Coral Burrows
NEW ZEALAND LEAD HEADLINES:
North Korea Vows To Increase Nuclear Arsenal
Killing Spree Continues In Middle East
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES Who Can Go To The Beaches Hui?

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes To The Land Of Oz
Guest Opinion: Private Prisons Good For Inmates
Globalisation In Iraq At The Point Of A Gun
Satire: UN Inspectors Examine Bush Speech
Remembering 911: The UN Remembers Another 911
Remembering 911: Chile, September 11, 1973
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
NZ Not Ready For Moratorium Lifting
LSN Questions Take5 Ethics
Project Aqua RMA 'Call In'
Free Legal Advice For Shane Ardern – Tractor Rebel
Sex Offender Treatment Working - Report
Goff Shows Sympathy For A Fellow Foreign Minister
Nat MP Offers United Some Net Gambling Education
Icelandic Whaling Plan Condemned
PM Names Terror Names
Forestry Report Welcomed
Lake Rotorua Cleanup
Turangi Schools Decision
Muriel Newman Muses On The Good Ole' Days
Bali Bombing Verdict Welcomed
Border Security Bill Being Foisted On Godzone

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today's questions see... Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 11 September [1] . EARLIER: Wednesday's Questions & Answers [2] and Tuesday's Questions and Answers [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00241.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00224.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00189.htm

LEAD STORY:
Professor Kelsey Reports From Cancun On WTO Negotiations

- Today's opening of the fifth World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting in Cancun was upstaged by about 30 anti-WTO activists just one minute into the opening speech by General Secretary Supachai Panitchpakdi. See... Jane Kelsey: Round One To The Anti-WTO Activists [1] MORE FROM JANE KELSEY: WTO Should Take A Look In Cancun’s Back Yard [2] Jane Kelsey: Erecting Defences Around The WTO [3] Jane Kelsey: Peasants Farmers Mobilise In Cancun [4] MORE: - Aziz Choudry: Trade Talk - Speaking in Tongues [5] - Neoliberal Globalization: Cancun and Beyond: Click here to read Aziz Choudry’s full 24 page report titled: ‘Neoliberal Globalization: Cancun and Beyond’


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00099.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00090.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00088.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00080.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00076.htm


Also In Cancun….

- The Doha Round negotiations will fail if there is no real progress on agriculture, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Minister Sutton speaks to WTO Session [1] MORE: - WTO Secretariat - Cancun WTO conference kicks off with cotton debate [2] - WTO Secretariat - SUPACHAI PANITCHPAKDI Speech: Global unions conf [3] - COHA - Cancún: Real Progress or Another Seattle? [4] - NZFIC - NZ Forestry Represented At Meeting With Ministers [5] - CTU - CTU At WTO Talks In Mexico [6] - World Vision - World Vision: Is Cancun Kicking Away The Ladder? [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00239.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00141.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00140.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00139.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00114.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00113.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00055.htm


Police Appeal For Help To Find Six Year Old Coral Burrows

- The family, friends, teachers and schoolmates of missing Featherston six old Coral Burrows are distraught at the child’s disappearance and are doing everything possible to help police find her. See... Police appeal for help to find missing six yr old [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00071.htm


NEW ZEALAND LEAD HEADLINES:

  • Bali bombing verdict no surprise, says Goff [1]
  • Alzheimers NZ Pressures PHARMAC To Act On Medications [2]
  • Consumer attitudes to GM changing, survey finds [3]
  • One Million Txts To Extend GE Moratorium [4]
  • Forest and Bird seeks GE moratorium extension [5]
  • Kiwi Bond Interest Rates Announced [6]
  • Metservice Weather: Our Cold Wet Windy Weather [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00225.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00037.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00031.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00061.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00060.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00067.htm


    North Korea Vows To Increase Nuclear Arsenal

    - Pyongyang, (KCNA) -- The DPRK will continue to increase its nuclear deterrent force as a means for just self-defence in order to defend the sovereignty of the country as the United States has not yet shown its will to drop its hostile ... DPRK to Steadily Increase Nuclear Deterrent Force [1] ALSO ... Military Parade & Demonstration Held in Pyongyang [2] AND South Korea’s View NK Keeps Military Hardware Under Wraps [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00136.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00135.htm


    Killing Spree Continues In Middle East

    - The Palestinian leadership on Tuesday strongly condemned the renewed Israeli assassinations and the two bombings in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, saying it “will not tolerate them.” Both the leadership and the Prime Minister-nominee said that the deteriorating security ... See... A Child among 6 Palestinians Killed by IOF 24 Hrs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00138.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Asia Pacific

  • China hopes consensus on Iraq can be reached soon [1]
  • United Nations
  • UN Radio: Annan To Geneva For Iraq Meeting [2]
  • Rapid restoration of Iraqi sovereignty priority [3]
  • Talks to bolster transition in Liberia underway [4]
  • AIDS, malaria and TB greatest threats to humans [5]
  • Countries asked to ratify safety of UN personnel [6]
  • SARS in Singapore cannot be confirmed yet [7]
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Children at war [8]
  • European Union
  • Govt Of France Daily Press Briefing [9]
  • United States Of America
  • Powell to Attend September 13 Geneva Meet On Iraq [10]
  • U.S. Urges IAEA resolution on Iran's nuke program [11]
  • U.S. Takes Market Openings to Cancun Ministerial [12]
  • State Department Noon Briefing [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00134.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00127.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00126.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00125.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00124.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00123.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00122.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00121.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00133.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00129.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00130.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00132.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00131.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES Who Can Go To The Beaches Hui?

    - National Party Broadcasting spokeswoman Katherine Rich says Parekura Horomia should apologise for misleading comments surrounding media bans at the taxpayer-sponsored hui on the foreshore and seabed. See... No media ban at hui? Yeah Right! [1] and TPK's advisory… Matai Whetu Marae Foreshore Consultation Hui [2] - For more on the Story Of The Week CLICK HERE.. [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00246.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00063.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/index.html#msow


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes To The Land Of Oz

    - The once-a-day Heartland Flyer trip between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City is one of the few Amtrak routes that make money instead of losing it Service is financed through funds made available by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and the train ... See... Stateside: Fort Worth to Oklahoma City [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00098.htm


    Guest Opinion: Private Prisons Good For Inmates

    - A groundswell of opposition is building to the Government's Corrections Bill which, if passed in its present form, will prevent any agency other than the Public Prison Service from managing a prison. See... Guest Opinion: Bill Puts Ideology Before Inmates [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00097.htm


    Globalisation In Iraq At The Point Of A Gun

    - On August 31, Peter McPherson, a former Bank of America executive, close friend of US Vice-President Dick Cheney and, today, the top US economic “adviser” in Iraq, announced that the US-dominated Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) had selected JP Morgan Chase to head a consortium of Western banks to operate the new Trade Bank of Iraq. See... Green Left Weekly: Iraq Globalisation At Gun Point [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00096.htm


    Satire: UN Inspectors Examine Bush Speech

    - Washington D.C.-- Despite an intense effort to recover notes outlining the administration’s indisputable proof of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, President Bush was unable to find them in time for his speech to the nation and the world Sunday. See... UN Inspectors Uncover No WMD's In Iraq Speech [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00095.htm


    Remembering 911: The UN Remembers Another 911

    - The United Nations has at least one good reason to remember September 11 - it was on that day in 1980 that the first ever assassination of a U.N. diplomat occurred. See... September 11 Remembered - Cautionary Tale for Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00093.htm


    Remembering 911: Chile, September 11, 1973

    - Thirty years ago on September 11, 1973, the Chilean military led by General Augusto Pinochet, crushed the democratically elected Unidad Popular government of Salvador Allende. The objective was to replace a progressive, democratically elected government by a brutal military dictatorship. The military coup was supported by the CIA. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger played a direct role in the military plot. Michel Chossudovsky was there. See... Scoop Link: Chile, September 11, 1973 Remembered [1] MORE REMEMBERING 911: - Busytown: Déjà vu all over again [2] - John Chuckman: The First Two Years Of Insanity [3] - Guest Opinion - The World Before and After [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00092.htm
    [2] - http://publicaddress.net/default,busytown.sm#post664
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00084.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00072.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - This peace, dear daughter, will not be obtained until men want to comprehend that it is found only in the fulfillment of My commandments. See... Katya Rivas: Peace Is Found in My Commandments [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00094.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    NZ Not Ready For Moratorium Lifting

    - New Zealand is not ready to lift the GE moratorium in 49 days, because the Government has not fully actioned the 49 Royal Commission recommendations, the Green Party says today. See... 49 days to go - Greens expose the missing links [1] and Shadows of DDT will haunt environment minister [2] MORE: - Forest and Bird seeks GE moratorium extension [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00250.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00248.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00061.htm


    LSN Questions Take5 Ethics

    - There are serious questions to be asked by Members of Parliament about the ethics of the last-ditch anti-GE campaign being run by the Take5 group says the Chairman of the LSN, Dr William Rolleston. See... Take 5 campaign provides windfall for phone co's [1] and One Million Txts To Extend GE Moratorium [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00065.htm


    Project Aqua RMA 'Call In'

    - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs is calling in applications for the use of water from the Waitaki River, associated lakes, tributaries and groundwater. See... Env. Min. to call in Waitaki water applications [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00247.htm


    Free Legal Advice For Shane Ardern – Tractor Rebel

    - There is no way that you joining your constituents in a lawful protest against the flatulence tax can be disorderly behaviour in a free society. See... Free Legal Advice - Plead "Not Guilty"! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00245.htm


    Sex Offender Treatment Working - Report

    - The Corrections Minister Paul Swain says an evaluation of a prison-based treatment unit for child sex offenders has shown encouraging results. See... Evaluation of Te Piriti sex offenders programme [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00244.htm


    Goff Shows Sympathy For A Fellow Foreign Minister

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today said he was deeply concerned to learn of the stabbing of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh yesterday. See... Goff saddened by attack on Swedish Foreign Min. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00242.htm


    Nat MP Offers United Some Net Gambling Education

    - National Party Internal Affairs spokeswoman Judith Collins is making an eleventh hour bid to convince United Future against supporting the controversial Gambling Bill. See... Free lesson for United Future on internet gambling [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00240.htm


    Icelandic Whaling Plan Condemned

    - New Zealand has joined 23 countries in signing a formal statement presented to the Icelandic government today urging it to reconsider its decision to commence scientific whaling. “We’re pleased to be part of the protest to the Icelandic Government. See... 23 nations condemn Iceland's whaling plan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00238.htm


    PM Names Terror Names

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark has designated the following individuals as terrorist entities pursuant to the provisions of the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002: See... Listing of terrorist entities [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00237.htm


    Forestry Report Welcomed

    - National's Forestry spokesman, Brian Connell, is applauding the release of a Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry report detailing the problems confronting New Zealand's forestry sector. See... Better late than never, Jim [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00235.htm


    Lake Rotorua Cleanup

    - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs has approved a range of actions aimed at Rotorua's polluted lakes. See... Minister approves moves on Rotorua lakes [1] and Rotorua Lakes - Labour's Conflicting Policies [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00233.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00236.htm


    Turangi Schools Decision

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today his final decisions on the review of schools in the Turangi area, a move that will unlock around $1.6 million in extra resources for the education of local students. See... Final decision on Turangi schools announced [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00230.htm


    Muriel Newman Muses On The Good Ole' Days

    During the early Spring those rare, stunningly beautiful, days serve to remind us just how lucky we are to live in this great little country. It’s such a shame, however, that our living standards do not match the calibre of our environment. See... Muriel Newman: Oh, How Times Have Changed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00228.htm


    Bali Bombing Verdict Welcomed

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today welcomed news that Imam Samudra has been found guilty of plotting last October’s Bali bombings. See... Bali bombing verdict no surprise, says Goff [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00225.htm


    Border Security Bill Being Foisted On Godzone

    - The Border Security Bill currently before parliament is both unnecessary and undesirable, according to David Small, who appears before the select committee considering the bill today. See... Border Security Bill Unnecessary and Undesirable [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00068.htm

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