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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Dead Man On Govt's Banned Terrorist List
Business Roundtable Turns Monopoly Theory On Its Head
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Over 185 Million People Unemployed Globally
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
ZZZZZzzzzt: Scoop Has Feedback
Hard News & More Is There!
SOTU: Jay Shaft On The Real State Of The Union
SOTU: William Pitt On Bush Lies
SOTU: Greg Palast On Bush Lies About & To Kids
SOTU: Bush Likes His Flags
SOTU: How To Beat Bush In 2004
Israel Rafalovich: The Faceoff Across The Taiwan Straits
Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Dopey In Charge Of A Motor Vehicle
Sutton Kicks A Nearly Dead DOHA Horse
United Suggests Abandoning Right To Silence
Booboo's Bondage Shop Visit Seen As Ironic
Work Stoppage Statistics Applauded
Movement Of Sick Children An Interim Measure
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Psychiatrist Shortage Concerns NZ First
Cullen Heading For Trans-Tasman Conflab

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Dead Man On Govt's Banned Terrorist List

- Green MP Keith Locke accused the government of spinning its failure to realise it had named a dead man on its list of 20 alleged terrorists released yesterday. See... Government spinning dead men in their graves [1] and Government's 'terror list' includes dead man [2] MORE: - Govt. – Listing of terrorist entities [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00165.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00153.htm


Business Roundtable Turns Monopoly Theory On Its Head

- Progressive MP Matt Robson is predicting that the National and ACT parties will go into next year's general election promoting less protection for consumers' rights and interests and more protection for private oligopolies. See... Tory Tale: Private oligopoly good for your health [1] . See also Business Roundtable…Antitrust Policy Found to be of Little Benefit [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00177.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00096.htm


NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Bruce Hubbard Wins Email Case [1]
  • Peace Action on Lambton Quay 12.30pm Today [2]
  • TVNZ Stands By Its Winston Peters Story [3]
  • Key Report on Rotorua Lakes Released [4]
  • Price Of Milk Going Up by 6% [5]
  • NZ Consumers Paying Up To $300 Year Too Much For Power [6]
  • Nine Work Stoppages Ended in September 2003 Q. [7]
  • Mike Moore to receive honorary doctorate from Cant. Uni [8]
  • Elephant Burma’s escape short lived [9]
  • Whenuapai submissions close with over 2200 received [10]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00058.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00057.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00056.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00055.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00101.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00099.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00093.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0401/S00026.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0401/S00079.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0401/S00076.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00096.htm
    John Chuckman On The State Of The Union

    Over 185 Million People Unemployed Globally

    - Overall global unemployment rose in 2003 to 185.9 million, remaining at record levels for men and women and escalating more sharply among young people despite a pickup in economic growth after a two-year slump, the International Labour Office (ILO) said in its annual jobs report released today. See… 2003 Global Unemployment remains at record levels [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00158.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Voter Verification Newsletter -- January 19, 2004 [1]
  • Israel: Budrus - Hundreds march to plant trees [2]
  • Congress Reinstates Indonesia Military Training Ban [3]
  • Jakarta Paper Loses In $1m Defamation Suit [4]
  • North Korea: Denial Of Right To Food [5]
  • Guatemala: Pending Trial Of Human Rights Defender [6]
  • Solomons Trauma Support Project [7]
  • Mandatory Latham Represents A Minority In Oz [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00164.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00163.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00162.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00161.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00160.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00159.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00157.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00156.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    ZZZZZzzzzt: Scoop Has Feedback

    - In this edition: Common Law & The Constitution – Cuba, Internet - Senator Byrd- NZ Flag- Problems With Telecom's $10 Txt Campaign - Hiding Student Failure - U.S. Secret Virus Program = HIV/AIDS Pandemic- Paying Sex Workers To Sleep With Disabled ... See... Scoop Feedback: Cuba, Common Law, The Flag & More [1] and Scoop Feedback: The Cuban Ambassador On Amnesty [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00100.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00088.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Well, this ought to get entertaining. Winston Peters, whose claims had a great deal to do with the establishment of a select committee inquiry into alleged corruption in allocating scampi quota, allowed himself to be shouted a fish supper by the alleged ... See... Public Address 23/01/04 - Fish And Bird [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00099.htm


    SOTU: Jay Shaft On The Real State Of The Union

    - So what’s the good news George? Homelessness increased 50% in three years, poverty increased again in 2003, and more children are going hungry. 502 soldiers died in Iraq, and 100 soldiers have now died in Afghanistan. Is there any good news? See... Jay Shaft: The Real State of the Union [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00101.htm


    SOTU: William Pitt On Bush Lies

    - It took a little less than a half hour for George W. Bush to taint the 215th State of the Union address with a bald-faced lie about Iraq. It was, in the end, merely an accent in the symphony. See... William Rivers Pitt: The Color of Bush’s Sky [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00098.htm


    SOTU: Greg Palast On Bush Lies About & To Kids

    - Go ahead, George, and lie to me. Lie to my dog. Lie to my sister. But don't you ever lie to my kids. See... Greg Palast: No Child's Behind Left [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00097.htm


    SOTU: Bush Likes His Flags

    - 2004 State of the Union cartoon from John Chuckman see... Chuckman Cartoon: Bush Likes His Flags [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00096.htm


    SOTU: How To Beat Bush In 2004

    - Is the tide turning? George W. Bush and his puppetmaster Karl Rove tried to upstage the Democrats with a State of the Union Address full of tricks and gimmicks, martian distractions and rattling sabers. See... Harvey Wasserman: Bush Can Be Beaten [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00095.htm


    Israel Rafalovich: The Faceoff Across The Taiwan Straits

    - Taiwan's failure to conduct government-to-government talks to normalize relations with China, came as no surprise to those who observe the China Taiwan relations. See... Taiwan - Between Annexation & Independence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00094.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas Meditations

    - I choose the smallest and most useless things of the world to confuse the great ones of this century… See... Katya Rivas: I Shall Not Ask Them to Account [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00093.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0401/S00055.htm
    Fairyable - 23rd Jan- 8th Feb - Christchurch

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Dopey In Charge Of A Motor Vehicle

    - United Future leader Peter Dunne said today it was fascinating to watch the Pavlovian response of the Greens’ drug advocate, Nandor Tanczos, to any suggestion that the police might crack down on dope-smokers. See... Nandor defends dopey drivers [1] and 'Drugged driver' study meaningless and risky [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00173.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00164.htm


    Sutton Kicks A Nearly Dead DOHA Horse

    - Preliminary work on how to get World Trade Organisation members to re-engage in multilateral negotiations will be done at a meeting in Switzerland this week, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Doha Round too important to let slide [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00166.htm


    United Suggests Abandoning Right To Silence

    - While not opposed to the Government suggestion of 11-1 jury verdicts, United Future justice spokesman Murray Smith today said applying pressure on defendants to give evidence would have far more impact on cutting the number of hung juries. See... Smith: Pressure defendants to testify [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00176.htm


    Booboo's Bondage Shop Visit Seen As Ironic

    - "There's rich irony in the visit by Marian Hobbs to a sex gear manufacturer, when this Government has had small business in bondage for so long," says the National Party spokesman for Small Business Lindsay Tisch. See... Rich irony in business visits [1] and Connecting with small business [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00175.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00167.htm


    Work Stoppage Statistics Applauded

    - Labour Minister Margaret Wilson has welcomed the latest statistics on work stoppages, which have decreased for the third year in a row. See... Work stoppages decline for a third year [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00174.htm


    Movement Of Sick Children An Interim Measure

    - The people of the West Coast need to be reassured that sending sick children to Christchurch for treatment is only an interim measure, says National's Health spokeswoman Dr Lynda Scott. See... Concern over transfer of sick children [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00178.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - This is the first press release for the year. There were no committee meetings held this week. Committees to meet next week will be Education and Science, Health and Local Government and Environment. See... Select Committee Business to 23 January 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00172.htm


    Psychiatrist Shortage Concerns NZ First

    - The Mental Health Foundation’s revelation of a national shortage of psychiatrists is another example of the Government’s failing health system, said New Zealand First’s health spokesperson, Barbara Stewart. See... Shortage Of Psychiatrists Potentially Disastrous [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00171.htm


    Cullen Heading For Trans-Tasman Conflab

    - The CER relationship will be high on the agenda when Finance Minister Michael Cullen goes to Melbourne next week as guest of Australian Treasurer Peter Costello. See... Cullen-Costello bilateral in Melbourne next week [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00170.htm

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