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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Greens Want Answers On Monsanto Rat Study Suppression
Medical Association Urges MPs Not The Change Abortion Law
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
U.S And Russia Assist South Korea In Nuke-Race
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Remembering 9/11 - Another Open Letter Blasts 911 Commission's Findings

SCOOP COLUMNS:
On Millionaires, Prison Torture And Jonathan Hunt
Latest From Public Address
Molesworth & Featherston's Inside Oil On Politics & Biz
Martin LeFevre: Addressing Evolution’s Error
Latest From Fighting Talk
William Rivers Pitt: Blowback
Richard Ehrlich Reports On The War Crimes Of Laos
Sam Smith: Kitty Kelly Ties D.C. Media's Knickers In A Knot
Ivan Eland: What Price Cheap Gas?
Military Families Campaign to Bring Troops Home
U.S. Poverty on the Rise, According to Census Bureau

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Keith Locke Heads To Norway To Get Some Peacemaking Tips
Alexander Supports Prison Torture Compensation Ban
RMA Reform Package Announced
Maori Health Providers Urged To Get With Meningococcal B Program
Savings Schemes In The Workplace – Your Views Sought
Closed Courts Encourage Domestic Violence – Newman
Helping Kiwi Kids Move From Education Into Work
ACT Supports Tresspass Order Of Foreshore Submissioner
Rodney Hide Resumes His Barrage On The Maori Party
Gobs Of Jobs An Antidote To Crime
New Arts Websites For Kiwi Professional Artists
Inquiry Sought On Killing Bailed Mental Patient

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Scoop Is In The House

- For today's questions see… Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday 15 September [1] . For Tuesday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 14 September [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00305.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00294.htm


LEAD STORY:
Greens Want Answers On Monsanto Rat Study Suppression

- The Green Party is demanding to know why Monsanto still hasn’t provided FSANZ with the adverse rat-feeding data on their GE corn MON 863, despite supposedly signing a declaration it would reveal all the facts relevant to its approval application. See... Did Monsanto breach GE rat-feeding declaration? [1] RELATED: - Govt. - Discussion paper on GM-labelling welcomed [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00303.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00310.htm


Medical Association Urges MPs Not The Change Abortion Law

- A proposed law change could have devastating consequences for young pregnant girls, and could foresee a return to the era of dangerous illegal abortions. See... Doctors’ organisations urge MPs not to change law [1] ALSO: - Scoop Report - PM Comments On Nat Abortion Plan - College Of GPs - College Of GPs Warn Against Care of Children Bill SOP [2] EARLIER: - National - Underage abortions: parents’ right to know [3] & Dismay at Govt's attitude to child abortions [4] - United Future - Smith Slams Medical Associations [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00125.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00123.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00237.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00261.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00262.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Kiwi aid worker heads for scene of genocide [1]
  • Manufacturing Sales Increase 2.5 Percent [2]
  • Thanks Banks, but we won’t be striking…Hubbard's Workers [3]
  • Dick Hubbard - Address Auck. Chamber Of Commerce [4]
  • NZ Officers To Be Tried By General Court Martial [5]
  • Protest At Music Video Awards This Evening [6]
  • Debtors Getting Younger [7]
  • Mâori Language Week Awards [8]
  • Skink Research Earns Award for Eight Year Old [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00192.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00184.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00128.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00158.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00127.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00099.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00178.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00092.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0409/S00091.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00156.htm
    IMAGE: F16 strike against Palestinian Authority building in Bethlehem.
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    U.S And Russia Assist South Korea In Nuke-Race

    - Seoul, September 13, 2004 - As new evidence reveals that uranium enrichment experiments in South Korea have been assisted by laboratories in the United States and Russia, Greenpeace is calling for an immediate end to international collaboration on plutonium ... See... Sth Korean Nuke Tests Helped by US & Russia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00184.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • US F/A-18 Hornet Crash In Australia Pilot Ejected [1]
  • Cycle Of Violence Undermines Iraq Reconstruction [2]
  • Nigeria's Planned Pullout Of Bakassi Delayed [3]
  • Security Council Extends UN Mission In Ethiopia [4]
  • Guerrilla Commander On Columbian Prisoner Exchange [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00185.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00191.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00190.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00189.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00187.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Remembering 9/11 - Another Open Letter Blasts 911 Commission's Findings

    - The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States ended its report stating that ''We look forward to a national debate on the merits of what we have recommended, and we will participate vigorously in that debate.'' See... UQ Wire: Security Experts Blast 9-11 Commission [1] For much more see… STORY OF THE WEEK: Remembering 9/11 [2] & 911 Unanswered Questions -Scoop Special Feature '01-'04 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00157.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00153.htm
    [3] http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=UnansweredQuestions[3]


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    On Millionaires, Prison Torture And Jonathan Hunt

    - During yesterday's Oral Questions to Minister's the Acting Minister for Justice, Rick Barker, was posed this question from Green MP Nandor Tanczos in relation to Justice Minister Phil Goff's recent proposals for drafting amendments relating to whether or not inmates should receive compensation for illegal acts inflicted upon them whilst incarcerated. See... Green Torture Question Leads to Criminal Confusion [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00167.htm


    Latest From Public Address

    - A couple of guest posts today. I would recommend putting some time aside to read Dave McArthur's essay, which advances the view that we're steadily moving further away from what a modern electricity network ought to be. See... Public Address 15/09/04 - Energy And Freedom [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00165.htm


    Molesworth & Featherston's Inside Oil On Politics & Biz

    - A long Cabinet agenda this week, so we’ve summarised it for the convenience of tired Ministers and other readers. Herald staff stop work, we have updated odds from the election across the Tasman and a copy of one of the dodgy deposit cards the BNZ issued to Access Brokerage clients. We ask why more politicians aren’t bald, review regional slogans, consider the United Future conference and update our exclusive rolling poll of polls… See... Molesworth & Featherston – 14 September 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00164.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Addressing Evolution’s Error

    - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a paleontologist and Jesuit priest who believed humankind represents a milestone in an ascending evolution of all life. His work is a touchstone for thinkers on the meaning and future of humanity. See... Meditations: Addressing Evolution’s Error [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00163.htm


    Latest From Fighting Talk

    - Lyndon Hood - arborophile, Lower Hutt Wednesday, September 15, 2004 I've written my first letter to the editor. Well, technically it was an email, and by 'letter to the editor' I mean one intended for publication - I have corresponded with the ... See... Fighting Talk – Latest Talk Sep 15 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00169.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: Blowback

    - This is the comforting fiction: Osama bin Laden is a monster who sprang whole from the fetid mire. He had no childhood, no influences, no education, no experiences to form his view of the world. See... William Rivers Pitt: When the Rabbits Get a Gun [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00168.htm


    Richard Ehrlich Reports On The War Crimes Of Laos

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- The military in communist Laos committed "war crimes" and "atrocities against Hmong children" by raping, killing and mutilating descendents of a tribe formerly used by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in its failed bid to topple the regime, according to Amnesty International. See... Laos Govt. Accused Of Atrocities Against Children [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00162.htm


    Sam Smith: Kitty Kelly Ties D.C. Media's Knickers In A Knot

    - Few things get the conventional media more riled up than one of its own who doesn't play by the rules, such as the requirement demanding sycophancy towards whatever sociopaths currently lead the country and, coincidentally, provide the propaganda that the media passes on as news. See... Sam Smith: Sycophants To Sociopaths [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00161.htm


    Ivan Eland: What Price Cheap Gas?

    - The tragic milestone of 1,000 U.S. deaths in the Iraqi quagmire should cause introspection about why the United States really went to war and whether it has been worth it. While the Bush administration’s public justifications never really added up, evidence exists that there was a hidden agenda behind the invasion of Iraq: securing oil. See... Ivan Eland: Have 1,000 U.S. Souls Died for Oil? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00160.htm


    Military Families Campaign to Bring Troops Home

    - Interview with Charlie Richardson, co-founder of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Melinda Tuhus See... Military Families Campaign to Bring US Troops Back [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00159.htm


    U.S. Poverty on the Rise, According to Census Bureau

    - Interview with Scott Klinger, co-director of United for a Fair Economy's Responsible Wealth Project, conducted by Scott Harris See... U.S. Poverty On The Rise - Census Bureau [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00158.htm



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    IMAGE: The Green Room - (EAR)TH – Out Now!

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Keith Locke Heads To Norway To Get Some Peacemaking Tips

    - Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke is travelling to Norway to learn more about that country's highly effective international peacemaking work. See... Locke to learn from 'peacemaking superpower' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00313.htm


    Alexander Supports Prison Torture Compensation Ban

    - United Future's Marc Alexander today called for an immediate freeze on compensation claims for prisoners to allow an inquiry to be held with a view to retrospective legislation that will make sure that crime never pays. See... Freeze prison payouts and bring in back-dated law [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00315.htm


    RMA Reform Package Announced

    - The Government has announced a comprehensive package of measures designed to improve the working of the Resource Management Act (RMA). See... Comprehensive package of RMA improvements [1] RELATED: - LGNZ - Partnership approach to resource management [2] - NZ First - RMA - Balancing Progress With Protection [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00317.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00130.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00298.htm


    Maori Health Providers Urged To Get With Meningococcal B Program

    - New Zealand First is calling on Maori health providers to spread the word about the Meningococcal B immunisation programme. See... Maori Must Move On Meningitis Vaccinations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00316.htm


    Savings Schemes In The Workplace – Your Views Sought

    - The public and interested parties are invited to make submissions to the Government on savings schemes in the workplace. See... Public submissions invited on workplace savings [1] MORE: - Greens - Greens support workplace savings [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00314.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00311.htm


    Closed Courts Encourage Domestic Violence – Newman

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today predicted that New Zealand would never be able to reduce its levels of domestic violence so long as the Family Court protects perpetrators behind closed doors. See... Secrecy No Answer To Domestic Violence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00312.htm


    Helping Kiwi Kids Move From Education Into Work

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard today named the 75 schools that will take part in a new pilot programme aimed at helping young people plan their move from school to further education or work. See... Schools join new Designing Careers pilot [1] and Career Services: 2004 Fact Sheet [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00308.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00309.htm


    ACT Supports Tresspass Order Of Foreshore Submissioner

    - ACT New Zealand representative on the Select Committee hearing the Foreshore and Seabed Bill Ken Shirley to supported the actions of Chairman Russell Fairbrother in invoking a trespass order and effectively banning submitter H T Rikihana from the Select Committee hearing held at the Cotswold Hotel in Christchurch today. See... Shirley Supports Ban On Committee Abuser [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00307.htm


    Rodney Hide Resumes His Barrage On The Maori Party

    - ACT New Zealand Leader Rodney Hide today accused Maori Party Co-Leader Dr Pita Sharples of talking double-speak in claiming that the Maori Party was for all New Zealanders. See... Maori Party Talks Double-Speak [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00306.htm


    Gobs Of Jobs An Antidote To Crime

    - Despite New Zealand's unemployment rate standing at its lowest level in a generation, today's ANZ Job Ads survey for August suggests there will be further growth in jobs in coming months, says Progressive MP Matt Robson. See... A secure, well-paying job antidote to crime [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00304.htm


    New Arts Websites For Kiwi Professional Artists

    - A website launched today by Creative New Zealand and the Australia Council for the Arts will be a valuable resource for arts professionals, says Associate Arts Minister Judith Tizard. See... Artists fuel-up on new website [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00300.htm


    Inquiry Sought On Killing Bailed Mental Patient

    - National is calling for a high-level independent inquiry into the ‘fury of finger-pointing’ surrounding the freeing on bail of insane mental patient Jesse Moore. See... Stop the ‘blame game’ on killer’s bail [1] and Need Good Psychiatric Care? Kill Someone [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00299.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00277.htm

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