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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Bush Schmoozes Whitehall Over Iraq Invasion
Indymedia Is On The Barricades As Bush Invades London
Look Out Clem! ACT’s Ken Shirley Eyes Up Tamaki
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Bush’s UK Talkfest Outlines ‘Pillars Of Peace’
Gloved Ones Denies Child Abuse As Arrest Warrant Issued
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There
Feedback: Unimpressed With Richard Writes From Napier
Sam Smith: Sorry Kids!
Ivan Eland: “Turning Point” in the War in Iraq
Green Left: Washington’s Unpopular War
David Miller: Introduction To New Book On Iraq Propaganda
UQ Wire: Parallels Between The Death Of JFK & 911
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Maori Fisheries Settlement Bill Introduced
NZ Food Labelling Bill Goes To Aussie Senate
Williamson To Be Given Chance For Redemption
PM Should Explain Mallard's School Closures
Artistic Well-being As A Performance Indicator For LG
Breast Buses Idle – Should Be Saving Lives
Deborah Coddington On NZ Inc.'s Aspirations
Dental Nurses Need Freedom Of Speech
South Island Needs Protection Against NI Pests
Ministerial Twaddle On Families Out Of Touch
Muriel Newman Calls The Kettle Black
More Working Tourists Allowed
Leading French Diplomat In The Country
Pig Wasting Disease Concerns

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A Security Lapse In London - Queen & Bush

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions of the day see... Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 20 November [1] . See also... Questions & Answers For Oral Answer Wednesday [2] & Questions & Answers For Oral Answer Tuesday 18 Nov [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00417.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00405.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00369.htm


LEAD STORY:
Bush Schmoozes Whitehall Over Iraq Invasion

- Europe's peaceful unity is one of the great achievements of the last half-century. And because European countries now resolve differences through negotiation and consensus, there's sometimes an assumption that the entire world functions in the same way. ... See... Bush Discusses Iraq Policy at Whitehall [1] ALSO: Photo-Essay: Queen Polishes The Silver For Bush [2] - Amnesty International - UK-Bush: Police Must Respect Protester's Rights [3] - Comment - Daniel Patrick Welch: Love, American Style [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00182.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00183.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00181.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00143.htm


Indymedia Is On The Barricades As Bush Invades London

- The following is a snapshot of Indymedia coverage of the second day of protests in London against U.S. President George Bush's state visit to the United Kingdom. See... Indymedia Images: Bush Protests In London [1] and for a timeline… Indymedia UK: First Full Day Of Bush Protests [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00158.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00157.htm


Look Out Clem! ACT’s Ken Shirley Eyes Up Tamaki

- At a public meeting in the Selwyn College Auditorium, Kohimaramara last night, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley was announced as the ACT candidate for the Tamaki electorate challenging Clem Simich for the seat at the next election. See… Shirley To Stand In Tamaki [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00413.htm


HEADLINES:

  • Inside Indonesia's hidden war on Aceh [1]
  • Shark Death Tragedy-Set Nets Should Be Banned [2]
  • Never Mind the Rugby, We’re Good at Virtual Golf [3]
  • Wgtn. Radio Audience Measurement Survey T2/2003 [4]
  • Uncovered - JRR Tolkien's Real Middle Earth [5]
  • Two Marae Fires in Three Days – Unacceptable Loss [6]
  • London Based Kiwis Back England In World Cup Final [7]
  • NZEI Negotiates Pay Rise For School Support Staff [8]
  • Capital Goods Price Index Rises 0.2 Percent [9]
  • Not Coming to a Multiplex Near You [10]
  • Fed Farmers Wants Open Season On Canadian Geese [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00138.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00137.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00080.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00106.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00105.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00141.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00103.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0311/S00063.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00248.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00104.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00244.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00183.htm
    IMAGES: Don't Mention The War! Prince Charles Greets Bush at Heathrow

    Bush’s UK Talkfest Outlines ‘Pillars Of Peace’

    - A senior administration official briefed reporters on Air Force One November 18 as they accompanied President Bush on a royal state visit to Great Britain at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth. See... Bush's UK Speech Will Outline Pillars for Peace [1] ALSO: UK Chancellor praises transatlantic relationship [2] - Blair's Spokesman Press Brief On Bush Visit [3] - Interview Of Bush by Sir David Frost of BBCTV [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00167.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00179.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00178.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00168.htm


    Gloved Ones Denies Child Abuse As Arrest Warrant Issued

    - "Michael would never harm a child in any way. These scurrilous and totally unfounded allegations will be proven false in a courtroom. Naturally, the implications are distressing to everyone who hears them, which is precisely the point." See... Statement By Michael Jackson's Spokesman [1] MORE: - Sheriff - Arrest Warrant Issued for Michael Jackson [2] - District Attorney - Santa Barbara DA Statement On Michael Jackson [3] - Earlier - Feb 2003 Santa Barbara DA PR On Michael Jackson [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00194.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00193.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00192.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00185.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Uzbekistan Secret executions flawed justice system [1]
  • U.S. to Reorganize Forces in Korea Around Two Hubs [2]
  • EU Tells Israel To Dismantle Apartheid Wall [3]
  • Palestine: Truce Talks Begin Amid Factions Consent [4]
  • Annan launches UN humanitarian appeal for $3bil [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00180.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00170.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00177.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00175.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00174.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There

    - Unacceptable uses of technology department: if you have a modern, RDS-enabled car radio, the ZM Network can - and does - force it to retune to ZM whenever the station broadcasts a traffic update. Yes, they have ways of making you listen ... See... Public Address 20/11/03 - Just Thursday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00159.htm


    Feedback: Unimpressed With Richard Writes From Napier

    - I’ve read Richard Prebble’s latest Association of Consumers and Taxpayers ‘Letter’ and it’s good to see he’s taking creative writing classes while he’s spending time in America. Let’s look at a few choice morsels from Preb’s ‘Letter’: See... Scoop Reader Opinion: I've Been Reading... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00152.htm


    Sam Smith: Sorry Kids!

    - In observance of the approaching 66th anniversary of my arrival on this planet I would like to apologize to you on behalf of my generation. See... Sam Smith: An Apology To Younger Americans [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00149.htm


    Ivan Eland: “Turning Point” in the War in Iraq

    - As Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the top U.S. general in Iraq, unleashed a more aggressive plan to pulverize the intensifying insurgency, he declared that the war was at a turning point and was breaking America’s way. The divergence of that statement from reality is much like a blind man with an assault rifle insisting that he has killed all the gophers under his lawn. See... Ivan Eland: Which Way Is Iraq Turning? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00156.htm


    Green Left: Washington’s Unpopular War

    - For the first time since the US began its war to conquer Iraq and turn its oil resources over to US corporations, a majority of US voters disapprove of the way US President George Bush is handling the situation in Iraq according to the latest USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll. See... Unpopular War: Americans Turn Against Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00155.htm


    David Miller: Introduction To New Book On Iraq Propaganda

    - Since September 11 2001 the propaganda machine in the US (and UK) has been cranked up to levels not seen outside the 1939-45 war. See... Lies Propaganda & Media Distortion in Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00150.htm


    UQ Wire: Parallels Between The Death Of JFK & 911

    - Last January, Mike Ward compared the post-9/11 conspiracy frenzy to what occurred in the aftermath of JFK’s murder. See... UQ Wire: JFK, 9/11 and Conspiracy Theories [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00148.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - I want you to be in peace, to have full confidence. Am I not here with you? I am the one who guides you, who leads you. Do you think that you yourself would resolve the problems that confront you? See... Katya Rivas: How I Love Those Who Console Me! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00154.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00138.htm
    IMAGE: NZ Journalist Arrested In Aceh To Share Experiences
    Wednesday, 26 November 6-30pm to 8pm, Turnbull House,

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Maori Fisheries Settlement Bill Introduced

    - Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson has introduced legislation that will give effect to the agreed model for allocating Maori Fisheries Settlement assets. See... Maori Fisheries Settlement legislation introduced [1] MORE: - National - Fisheries Bill cuts across constitutional process [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00411.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00420.htm


    NZ Food Labelling Bill Goes To Aussie Senate

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley's private member's bill on mandatory labelling of all GE ingredients in food is to be investigated by the body with more influence over New Zealand's labelling laws than our Parliament - the Australian Senate. See... Labelling Bill Boomerangs Across The Tasman [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00418.htm


    Williamson To Be Given Chance For Redemption

    - At its regular monthly Board meeting today, The National Party Board of Directors received a letter from Maurice Williamson MP seeking a review of his suspension from membership of the National Party. See... Hon Maurice Williamson [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00398.htm


    PM Should Explain Mallard's School Closures

    - It's time the Prime Minister went out to schools and explained to angry and bewildered parents exactly why the Labour Government is hell bent on closing up to 300 schools, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Mallard Can't Explain, Can the Prime Minister? [1] . See also… Mallard Talks The Talk, Walks ... Away? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00412.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00397.htm


    Artistic Well-being As A Performance Indicator For LG

    - The explicit inclusion of cultural well-being as one of the ‘quadruple bottom-line’ purposes in the Local Government Act 2002 represents an exciting opportunity for local authorities. See... LG Act an opportunity for cultural growth in NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00410.htm


    Breast Buses Idle – Should Be Saving Lives

    - The six mobile breast-screening buses are lying idle when they could be saving more lives, says National's Health spokeswoman Dr Lynda Scott. See... Breast cancer screening buses lie idle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00421.htm


    Deborah Coddington On NZ Inc.'s Aspirations

    - Address to the Importers - Institute Annual Conference, Heritage Hotel, Auckland, 20 November 2003 See... New Zealand Can Do Better - Deborah Coddington [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00422.htm


    Dental Nurses Need Freedom Of Speech

    - New Zealand First family affairs spokesperson Barbara Stewart says that former dental nurse, Health Minister Annette King should be ashamed of the new contract’s dentists are being asked to sign prohibiting criticism of the scheme and muzzling them so they cannot speak to the media. See... Decaying Dental Service [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00416.htm


    South Island Needs Protection Against NI Pests

    - Some form of agriculture border control needs to be introduced between the North and South Islands, ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today See... Inter-island Border Controls Needed? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00415.htm


    Ministerial Twaddle On Families Out Of Touch

    - The Social Development Minister's claim that sole mother families are just as good as traditional nuclear families is absolute 'twaddle', says National Party Family spokeswoman Judith Collins. See... Govt proves it has lost touch with families [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00414.htm


    Muriel Newman Calls The Kettle Black

    - The column looks at the Government's mis-management of taxpayers' money, and the lack of control mechanisms that Labour has in place to ensure that public money is spent as it should be... See... The Column November 19th [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00407.htm


    More Working Tourists Allowed

    - The international popularity of New Zealand’s Working Holiday Scheme is to lead to an increase in the number of places made available, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today. See... Working Holiday Scheme increased [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00404.htm


    Leading French Diplomat In The Country

    - French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Renaud Muselier, will call on Prime Minister Helen Clark and Foreign Minister Phil Goff tomorrow as part of a three-day visit to New Zealand. See... Muselier to meet Clark, Goff during visit [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00402.htm


    Pig Wasting Disease Concerns

    - The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) announced today that the porcine infection post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), discovered in September, was unable to be contained. See... MAF lets in wolf, loses more than 3 little pigs [1] MORE: - ACT - Labour's Biosecurity Strategy Lacking [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00396.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00419.htm

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