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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: United States Veto Prevents UN Demands For Israeli Withdrawal
Health Select Committee Releases Agent Orange Report
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT: NZ Army Launches Inquiry Into Cadet Abuse
Why Darfur Won't Receive A US Intervention
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Thom Hartmann: Bush & Hitler vs Jefferson

SCOOP COLUMNS:
PM's Presser: Prisoner Compo, The OIA. Mahuta & Agent Orange
Hard News Is There!
Fighting Talk Fights With NBR
Thailand Rejoins Its Bloody War On Drugs
Paul Buchanan: The World Steps Backwards
Greg Palast: An Interview With The CBS Document Source
Guest Opinion: A Nuclear Veteran Writes About Bush
Ernest Partridge On Loyalty
Ivan Eland: War Lies Are Piling Up
Sol Salbe: Death And Destruction In Gaza
Scott Galindez: Repairing The Damage Of Bush Foreign Policy

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Seek Ban On Super Baby Selection
David Benson-Pope Struggles With The Aquaculture Industry
John Key Accuses Cullen Of Talking With Two Heads
Greens Blame Govt. For Record Trade Deficit
Dioxin Contamination Fears Flow From BOP Flood
Anderton Takes A Tipple For Marlborough
Getting Kiwi Kids Active
There's Money In Them There Endangered Species
Aoraki Polytech Remains In Bill English's Sights

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions see… Questions for Oral Answer - 6 October 2004 [1] . For Tuesday's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 5 October [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00094.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00080.htm

LEAD STORY:
United States Veto Prevents UN Demands For Israeli Withdrawal

- Gaza: The United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would have demanded Israel halt all military operations in northern Gaza and withdraw from the area. See... Gaza: US Veto Blocks UN Action On Israel Invasion [1] ALSO: Gaza - A Truly Disturbing Situation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00073.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00057.htm


Health Select Committee Releases Agent Orange Report

- Inquiry into the exposure of New Zealand defence personnel to Agent Orange and any related health effects See... Media release - Health Committee [1] and Link to full report - .PDF Format [2] MORE: - National - National celebrates victory for veterans [3] - Govt. - Veterans' Minister welcomes defoliant report [4] - RSA - RSA supports select committee report [5] - NZ First - Government Yellow On Agent Orange [6] - NZ First - Agent Orange - New Zealand First Minority Report [7] - Greens - Vietnam vets are owed an apology [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00095.htm
[2] - http://www.clerk.parliament.govt.nz/Content/SelectCommitteeReports/i6e.pdf
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00087.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00086.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00058.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00085.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00084.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00083.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • New Zealand Held to Ransom by Mahuta Blackmail [1]
  • Call For UN Action On Bottom Trawling [2]
  • Christians Call To Dump Civil Union Bill [3]
  • Commission Brief Select Committee On Human Rights [4]
  • Trans-Tasman Day of Action against Ingham [5]
  • Stadium Adds $175 Million To Wgtn. Regional Economy [6]
  • Record Entries into the Air NZ Wine Awards 2004 [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00057.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00055.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00053.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00050.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00049.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00063.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00054.htm


    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT: NZ Army Launches Inquiry Into Cadet Abuse

    - New Zealand Army urges all former cadets of the Regular Force Cadet School with concerns over the treatment they received while under training, to write directly to the Chief of Army, Major General Mateparae. See... Regular Force Cadet School Information [1] EARLIER - SCOOP EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS: - Investigation: Inside The Waiouru RF Cadet School [2] - Ian Fraser - Victims Of Army Cadet School Violence Sought [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00015.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00017.htm


    Why Darfur Won't Receive A US Intervention

    - September 21, Salih Booker, the director of the Africa Studies Program at the Washington-based Council on Foreign Relations ruling-class think tank, argued in the International Herald Tribune that the US government has failed to convince the UN Security Council to take tough action to end Sudan's ''government-sponsored campaign of genocide'' in Darfur because it ''cried wolf'' over Saddam Hussein's non-existent weapons of mass destruction in order to justify its illegal invasion of Iraq. See... Why Washington Won't Save Darfur Villagers [1] MORE: - WV's James Addis Reports From Chad [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00055.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00036.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Activists block road to be used by US nuke convoy [1]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 5 [2]
  • UQ Wire: The Summer Of Truth - Update [3]
  • Noriega: Remarks at the Miami Americas Conference [4]
  • Powell: Remarks to the Press En Route to Sao Paulo [5]
  • AI: Israel/Occupied Territories Excessive use of force [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00068.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00072.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00071.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00070.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00069.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00067.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Thom Hartmann: Bush & Hitler vs Jefferson

    - The day after his first debate with John F. Kerry, in a speech before a handpicked and adoring audience, George W. Bush recalled a moment from the evening before. See... Hartmann: Who Was Right About the Global Test? [1] For much more see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Presidential Debates [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00060.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0410/S00067.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00032.htm
    IMAGE: Leading Dancer Returns To NZ To Dance With Parmenter

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    PM's Presser: Prisoner Compo, The OIA. Mahuta & Agent Orange

    - In This Edition: - Compensation For Prison Inmates - The Official Information Act And Parliament - Nanaia Mahuta's Oral Submission On The Foreshore And Seabed Bill - Compensation For Military Personnel Affected By Agent Orange See... PM's Presser: Prisoner Compo, The OIA & Mahuta [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00050.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - Donald Rumsfeld says he has not seen "any strong, hard evidence" linking the old Iraqi regime and al Qaeda. Hardly surprising: no one has. Then he has to rush out a damage-control statement in which he claims to have been "regrettably misunderstood." ... See... Public Address 06/10/04 - Alternative Reality News [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00066.htm


    Fighting Talk Fights With NBR

    - WANTED: Journalistic protégé to acerbic and elegant New Conservatives spokesman. Must enjoy rambling romps along headlined beaches, support the state of Israel and prefer Soft News. Knowledge of html and blogging admired (and deeply needed). NSOH. ... See... Fighting Talk – Elections And The Ginger Media [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00065.htm


    Thailand Rejoins Its Bloody War On Drugs

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand has declared a fresh war on drugs, vowing to send dealers and smugglers to "hell", and shrugged off complaints by human rights groups that the previous crackdown left 2,500 people dead, mostly in unsolved murders. See... Ehrlich: Thailand's War On Drugs Begins A Fresh [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00058.htm


    Paul Buchanan: The World Steps Backwards

    - Around a decade ago two proclamations were made by prominent US scholars: the demise of the Soviet bloc had brought about ''the end of history'' in which a ''third wave'' of democratization would result in the extension of liberal democracy, or at least democratic capitalism, throughout the world. See... Paul Buchanan: The Return To Dictatorship [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00062.htm


    Greg Palast: An Interview With The CBS Document Source

    - When Dan Rather went down for airing a document he couldn't source, he did the courageous thing: blamed someone else. See... Shooting Messenger Doesn't Discredit the Message [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00061.htm


    Guest Opinion: A Nuclear Veteran Writes About Bush

    - The euphoria in the West that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union had an amazing effect. The general public came to believe that the end of the Cold War also meant the end of the nuclear peril, and that the nuclear issue can be taken off the agenda of important problems. See... Joseph Rotblat: Nuclear Policy of the Bush Admin. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00064.htm


    Ernest Partridge On Loyalty

    - Senator Lincoln Chafee, Republican from Rhode Island, has decided not to vote for George Bush in November. See... Ernest Partridge: A Question Of Loyalty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00063.htm


    Ivan Eland: War Lies Are Piling Up

    - Even though a mound of evidence keeps accumulating that the Bush administration exaggerated the threat to fulfill its obsession to invade Iraq, administration officials keep standing by—in Goebbels-like repetition of the “big lie”—the need for war. See... Ivan Eland: War Lies Are Piling Up [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00059.htm


    Sol Salbe: Death And Destruction In Gaza

    - ''75 Palestinians have been killed by IDF forces. This includes 31 civilians who took no part in the fighting. Among the dead are 19 children, ages 17 and under.'' See... Gaza - A Truly Disturbing Situation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00057.htm


    Scott Galindez: Repairing The Damage Of Bush Foreign Policy

    - From day one in office, the Bush Administration has alienated many allies. Not ratifying the Kyoto treaty, walking away from the ABM Treaty, and not joining the International Criminal Court are just a few examples. See... Scott Galindez: Kerry Can Win the Allies Bush Lost [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00056.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00091.htm
    IMAGE: Anderton Toasts Marlborough Wine

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    Greens Seek Ban On Super Baby Selection

    - The Green Party wants to tighten the rules around embryo selection technology to prevent prospective parents from selecting "designer baby" embryos on cosmetic grounds, such as the colour of eyes, or because of prospective athletic ability. See... Greens want ban on 'super baby' selection [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00097.htm


    David Benson-Pope Struggles With The Aquaculture Industry

    - A package of reforms that will allow the lifting of a moratorium that was stifling the aquaculture industry was a direct response to industry concerns, says Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope. See... Aquaculture reforms a response to industry concern [1] MORE: - Mussel Industry - Mussel Industry Treated Like 'Nuke Waste' [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00096.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00100.htm


    John Key Accuses Cullen Of Talking With Two Heads

    - "Michael Cullen should be more up-front about interest rates with Kiwi mortgage holders, after being caught out telling one story to the Americans and another here at home," says National's Finance spokesman John Key. See... Michael Cullen caught out telling two stories [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00099.htm


    Greens Blame Govt. For Record Trade Deficit

    - The Green Party has placed responsibility for the all- time record August year trade deficit of $3.83 billion firmly at the feet of the Labour-led government. See... Record trade deficit highlights flawed policies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00098.htm


    Dioxin Contamination Fears Flow From BOP Flood

    - Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is calling for dioxin testing in Whakatane homes flooded in July with water that had passed through contaminated sites. See... Dioxin test homes contaminated by Whakatane floods [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00092.htm


    Anderton Takes A Tipple For Marlborough

    - Marlborough winegrowers celebrated their latest vintage with Jim Anderton, Minister for Regional Development, in the Beehive today. Mr Anderton raised his glass to them for their successes at home and in the international arena. See... Anderton raises his glass to winegrowers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00091.htm


    Getting Kiwi Kids Active

    - Encouraging Kiwi kids to be more physically active is the aim of a groundbreaking new initiative for primary schools announced today by Education Minister Trevor Mallard. See... Physical activity for primary school pupils [1] and Announcement Summary: Physical Activity Initiative [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00090.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00089.htm


    There's Money In Them There Endangered Species

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today urged the Northland Conservation Board to keep an open mind when it considers a proposal - by one of its members - to back a trade in rare native species. See... Time To Reconsider Native Species Trade [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00088.htm


    Aoraki Polytech Remains In Bill English's Sights

    - National’s Education spokesman Bill English says Timaru people at a recent business lunch could be forgiven for believing they were filling out yet another Aoraki Polytechnic enrolment form. See... More Aoraki Polytech courses in doubt [1] and English calls for Aoraki investigation [2] MORE: - Govt. - English wrong again on Aoraki course claims [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00082.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00101.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00081.htm

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