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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Istanbul Bombings Target British Consulate: 26 Dead
Crown To Proceed With Kupe Gas Field Sale
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Blood, Oil, Guns, Bullets Partner the Neoliberlisation Agenda: Aziz Choudry Writes
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

STORY OF THE WEEK
Bush Schmoozes Whitehall Over Iraq Invasion
UK Indymedia On The Occupation Of Trafalgar Square
Bush’s UK Talkfest Outlines ‘Pillars Of Peace’

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & More Is There!
Malcolm Aitken Addresses The Field
St Molesworth
Martin LeFevre On Bush In Blighty
Sam Smith: GOP Bullying & What To Do About It
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Taranaki Treaty Settlement Passed By Parliament
Singaporean Guest Urged To Bring A Cheque
Goff & Swain Vs Mark On Corrections & Assault Issues
Politicians Columns: Coddington Pays Tribute To The NZ Party
Jim Anderton Urged To Save Forestry Jobs
National Declares CCA Timber Safe
Commonsense About Gangs & Families Applauded
Chipping Of Native Trees Policy Odd Says Adern
Clandestine Recycler Should Be Rewarded Not Punished
Retaining Public Broadcasting For The Public Good
Workplace Drug Agreement Pleases Nandor
Green Locke Off To Japan For Nuke Talks
Winston Hot On Tail Of A Legal Aid Scandal
Coddington Champions Northland Families
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Scoop Was In The House

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LEAD STORY:
Istanbul Bombings Target British Consulate: 26 Dead

- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today “utterly condemned” the latest car bombings in Turkey that wrecked the British consulate and the HSBC bank headquarters in Istanbul, killing at least 26 people. See... Istanbul Bombings Target British Consulate [1] ALSO: - NZ PM Helen Clark - PM condemns Istanbul bombings [2] - Scoop Link: Al-Qaida, Turkish group behind blasts [3] - Turkey: Bomb attacks condemned [4] - Security Council denounces attacks in Turkey [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00204.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00456.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00206.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00203.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00208.htm


Crown To Proceed With Kupe Gas Field Sale

- The Crown will proceed with the sale of its 11 percent share in the Kupe gas field to the state-owned electricity generator Genesis Power. The Government decided in April this year to sell to Genesis its share in Kupe, which is off the southern Taranaki ... See... Sale of Crown's stake in Kupe gas field to proceed [1] ALSO: Govt Response Waitangi Tribunal's Petroleum Report [2] - Greens - Government ruling rides roughshod over Treaty [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00446.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00447.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00452.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Alleged International Drugs Syndicate In Court [1]
  • Auckland set to welcome gigantic cruise ship [2]
  • Auck Chamber Of Com Concerned At Rising Dollar [3]
  • CHH Begins Consultation To Close Tokoroa Sawmill [4]
  • “NOT a Silent Night” nearly sold out! [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00158.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00155.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00253.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00255.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00114.htm


    Blood, Oil, Guns, Bullets Partner the Neoliberlisation Agenda: Aziz Choudry Writes

    - Terror, invasion, occupation and militarization are hallmarks of the US-led corporate recolonisation of Iraq. But they have long been the hallmarks of colonialism and imperialism the world over. See... Blood, Oil, Guns And Bullets - Globalisation & War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00161.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN Radio: Iran's Nukes – Istanbul Bombing and more [1]
  • Annan Hails Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme [2]
  • Iran committed many breaches of nuclear treaty [3]
  • Nepal: Escalating reports human rights violations [4]
  • Mass Protest Against FTAA in UK & U.S. [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00212.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00211.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00209.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00202.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00201.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK
    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


    UK Indymedia On The Occupation Of Trafalgar Square

    - Massive demonstrations are currently taking place in Trafalgar Square in London. Indymedia reporters on the scene estimate 250,000 - 300,000 people were in attendance for the toppling of a George Bush statue at 5:22 PM GMT. See... Indymedia UK: Stop Bu$h - National Demonstration [1] . EARLIER: - Indymedia Images: Bush Protests In London [2] and Indymedia UK: First Full Day Of Bush Protests [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00164.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00158.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00157.htm

    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: Few UK Politicians Greet Bush - Blair Not An Issue [2] - Bush & Queen Exchange Toasts at Buckingham Palace [3] - Powell & British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw IV [4] - UK Chancellor praises transatlantic relationship [5] - Blair's Spokesman Press Brief On Bush Visit [6] - Interview Of Bush by Sir David Frost of BBCTV [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00167.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00199.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00198.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00196.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00179.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00178.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00168.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & More Is There!

    - There was a palpable air of unreality about the Bush-Blair press conference in London overnight. Even though events were raging as the two men spoke, the talk was such that it might have been scripted any time in the past few months... See... Public Address 21/11/03 - Challenges [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00168.htm


    Malcolm Aitken Addresses The Field

    - Former Scoop Streets Of London correspondent Malcolm Aitken gets all official about information, reassesses the Muldoon era (sort of) and wonders how worrying it is that he agrees with Winston Peters… See... Malcolm Aitken: Agreeing With Winston!!! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00167.htm


    St Molesworth

    - . In a remarkable coincidence all state-owned media misplace all footage of Jim Anderton smugly telling the country in 1999 that we've never won the world cup with a centre right government but we'll win the next one with a centre left one. See... Top 10 Repercussions Of The All Blacks Defeat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00166.htm


    Martin LeFevre On Bush In Blighty

    - So we've come full circle--the Queen of the old word order toasting the King of the New World Order. With polished insincerity, Queen Elizabeth droned: ''as your father [Bush the First] said, we know what is right; freedom is right.'' See... Meditations: Protests Flatter Bush's Vanity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00165.htm


    Sam Smith: GOP Bullying & What To Do About It

    - For many years now, the Republican right has engaged in a politics of cultural bullying that is the direct descendent of the southern segregationists. See... Sam Smith: Handling The Bullies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00163.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. See... Katya Rivas: How I Love Those Who Console Me! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00162.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Taranaki Treaty Settlement Passed By Parliament

    - Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson said this event of great significance for the tribe marks the settlement of long-held historical grievances in Taranaki and the beginning of a new era of progress. See... Ngati Tama settlement becomes law [1] . See also... Talks the Treaty Talk, But Where's the Walk? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00436.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00425.htm


    Singaporean Guest Urged To Bring A Cheque

    - Green Co-leader Rod Donald is asking Singapore's Deputy PM Lee Hsien Loong to bring a cheque for $634 million with him when he arrives here on Sunday to wave the free-trade flag at the "Seriously Asia" forum at Parliament next week. See... Give us our money back, Mr Lee [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00454.htm


    Goff & Swain Vs Mark On Corrections & Assault Issues

    - The Corrections Minister Paul Swain has released the following correspondence to the New Zealand First MP Ron Mark, in response to documents tabled in Parliament and a letter received from Mr Mark. See... Corrections Minister responds to Ron Mark claims [1] and Goff seeks Mark's help on assault allegations [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00451.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00424.htm


    Politicians Columns: Coddington Pays Tribute To The NZ Party

    - Those were the words; that was the slogan of the New Zealand Party, founded 20 years ago by Sir Robert Jones. Last night Liberty Belle hosted a wee function in Parliament's Grand Hall to celebrate the occasion. See... Liberty Belle: Freedom & Prosperity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00450.htm


    Jim Anderton Urged To Save Forestry Jobs

    - ''How many jobs have to go before the Government will reduce compliance costs?'' asks Brian Connell, National's spokesman for Commerce and Forestry. See... How Many Jobs Have To Go, Jim? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00449.htm


    National Declares CCA Timber Safe

    - National’s Forestry spokesman, Brian Connell, has welcomed the publication of another report dismissing safety concerns over the use of timber treated with Copper Chromium Arsenate (CCA). See... Treated timber cleared by experts [1] MORE: - Greens - Timber report PR dressed in store-bought lab coat [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00448.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00440.htm


    Commonsense About Gangs & Families Applauded

    - National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich is claiming a victory for commonsense after Government moves to change clumsy wording in a Bill that would have included gangs in the definition of a family. See... Commonsense prevails in definition of a 'family' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00444.htm


    Chipping Of Native Trees Policy Odd Says Adern

    - “I have grave fears for the safety of our native forests both on private property and Crown land, because it now appears that the Labour Government have decided native trees should be chopped up for firewood”, Shane Ardern, National Conservation Spokesman said today. See... Minister Adopts Unique Conservation Policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00443.htm


    Clandestine Recycler Should Be Rewarded Not Punished

    - The actions of the Ashburton District Council to bring charges against a civic-minded tip recycler have been described by Green MP Mike Ward as "short-sighted, unfortunate and environmentally insensitive". See... Give Kremers an award, not a conviction [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00441.htm


    Retaining Public Broadcasting For The Public Good

    - The government has reasserted the importance of public service broadcasting as part of the push to develop New Zealand’s national identity, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... Public service broadcasting increasingly relevant [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00439.htm


    Workplace Drug Agreement Pleases Nandor

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos today congratulated the NZ Dairy Workers Union and NZ Dairy Foods for negotiating a world leading policy on alcohol and other drugs in the workplace. See... Nandor applauds workplace drug agreement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00435.htm


    Green Locke Off To Japan For Nuke Talks

    - Keith Locke, Green Party disarmament spokesperson and secretary of the New Zealand branch of the Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament (PNND) will be speaking this weekend at the Second Nagasaki Global Citizens Assembly for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. See... Locke to address anti-nuke assembly in Japan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00432.htm


    Winston Hot On Tail Of A Legal Aid Scandal

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters has asked the Justice Minister to explain why he has refused to answer written questions about legal aid believed to have been granted to an 18 year old South Korean student facing serious sex assault charges in Tauranga. See... Government Dodges Peters’ Legal Aid Questions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00428.htm


    Coddington Champions Northland Families

    - Families on the Russell Peninsula know what's best for their children, not Education Minister Trevor Mallard, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Russell Peninsula Families Rule [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00455.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - There were 16 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business to 21 November 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00453.htm


    Scoop Is In The House

    – For Thursday's Q&As see... Questions & Answers For Oral Answer Thursday [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/S00438.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00405.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00369.htm

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