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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: US Soldiers Being Killed With Super-Explosives They Failed To Secure
Catholic & Anglican Bishops Say Foreshore Bill Should Not Be Passed
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Financial Embargo Against Cuba To Be Debated At UN
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Agenda Takes On The Tamihere Affair – IV Transcripts
Hide Says Tamihere Must Be Sacked

SCOOP NZ COLUMNS:
Thousands Of Wellingtonians March Against Racism
Hard News & Much More Is There!
Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition
Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Who's Watching Our Vaccines?
Latest Political Poll – Sunday Star Times
John Roughan On The Solomons Relations With China
GoodReturns Book Review: Property Investment Truths Told

SCOOP INTL COLUMNS:
Ernest Partridge Appeals To GOP Leaderships Best Side
Strike Against Iran Tipped For Final Week Of US Election
David Miller On The Black Watch Baghdad Deployment
Ramzy Baroud: Wake Up Arab World!!
Genevieve Cora Fraser: Poem For Palestine
Guest Opinion: Terrorising Medical Science
John Dean On The Likely Storm After The US Election
Kamala Sarup: Media Gender Discrimination In Asia
UQ Wire: Zelikow Fails To Impress At Stanford
UQ Wire: 9/11 Mom Not Buying Presidential Spin

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Get Your Burka Off Muslim Woman Told
Govt. Welcomes Russia's Moves Towards Kyoto Ratification
Coddington Seizes A Headline From Vincent Ward's Pain
But With What Shall We Fix It, Dear John
High Country Tenure Review Worrying Sheep Farmers
Prison Muster Secrecy Tweaks Ryall's Nose For A Coverup
Drug Education Literature For 12 to 18-year-olds
Gender Neutrality Coming Soon For Sex With Minors Law
School Zoning & School Leaving On The Up And Up
Labour Day Coffee Cost Blamed On Holiday Spirit

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Greenpeace Finds More Ocean Bottom Destruction Evidence

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LEAD STORY:
US Soldiers Being Killed With Super-Explosives They Failed To Secure

- The disappearance of 350 tonnes of specialist high explosive that at the time of last year's invasion of Iraq was under IAEA lockdown appears to be a case not only of grotesque incompetence by the occupying powers, but of a sustained cover-up... Hard News 26/10/04 - Nightmare Scenario [1] MORE: - White House - Scott McClellan Press Gaggle - October 25 [2] - State Dept. - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for October 25 [3]


[1] - http://publicaddress.net/default,1606.sm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00322.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00321.htm


Catholic & Anglican Bishops Say Foreshore Bill Should Not Be Passed

- Catholic and Anglican Bishops, meeting in Wellington jointly on 22 October 2004, expressed support for the position taken by various church organisations in their submissions on the Foreshore and Seabed legislation. See... Catholic and Anglican Bishops on Foreshore Issue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00244.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • China’s Former Leader Sued for Genocide [1]
  • Race Relations Conciliators Interviewed [2]
  • Ministry Of Fisheries Refuses Mediation [3]
  • How Much More Evidence Does The UN Need? [4]
  • PM to attend Niue’s 30th anniversary celebrations [5]
  • GPJA's Free Zaoui Meeting To Be On Monday Nov 1st. [6]
  • Maori Party Selects Candidate For Tamaki Makaurau [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00251.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00250.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00249.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00248.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00420.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00240.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00239.htm


    Financial Embargo Against Cuba To Be Debated At UN

    - UN General Assembly Resolution 58/7 - Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. See... UN General Assembly Resolution 58/7: Cuba Blockade [1] ALSO: REPORT BY CUBA ON RESOLUTION 58/7 OF THE UNGA [2] - Cuba And Its Defence Of All Human Rights [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00298.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00297.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00296.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Australian Soldiers Killed in Vehicle Attack In Baghdad [1]
  • Trade growth to exceed 03 despite high oil prices [2]
  • UN Nuclear Agency Computer System Is Out Of Date [3]
  • Gush Shalom examines Gaza Pullout Sharon Style [4]
  • How much more evidence does the UN need? [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00294.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00316.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00313.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00306.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00295.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Agenda Takes On The Tamihere Affair – IV Transcripts

    - KATHRYN Margaret Wilson can I ask you what's your view of that excerpt, how reluctant was David Lange to ban the American ships? See... Agenda: Kathryn Ryan IVs Margaret Wilson [1] & SUSAN: There are new allegations this morning on the John Tamahere affair, the New Zealand Herald reports this morning that Mr Tamahere himself was one of two people who approved the payment of eight cheques for a total of a hundred thousand dollars made out to ... See... Agenda: Susan Wood IVs Clayton Cosgrove [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00271.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00270.htm


    Hide Says Tamihere Must Be Sacked

    - ACT New Zealand Leader Rodney Hide today said Prime Minister Helen Clark couldn't continue to duck responsibility for John Tamihere and the golden koha scandal now engulfing her government. See… Helen Clark's Tamihere Woes Deepen - He Must Go [1] ALSO: - Gerry Brownlee - PM should tell us where she stands on Tamihere [2] - Rodney Hide - Tamihere payout – whatever you call it [3] & John's Golden Koha [4] FOR MUCH MORE SEE... STORY OF THE WEEK: John Tamihere [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00414.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00429.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00416.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00412.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00235.htm



    Photo Essays
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00266.htm
    Multicultural Aotearoa In Wellington

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00265.htm
    Fairies Against Fascism Vs National Front

    (note: more photos linked below)

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Thousands Of Wellingtonians March Against Racism

    - When first-generation Chinese New Zealander Tze Ming Mok talked to a National Front member outside the Chinese Embassy in June, she was called a "peasant" and to return to her "third-world country". When she asked why he refused to look at her, he said the sight of her face was disgusting and ugly. See... A Backgrounder On Today's Anti-Racism March [1] MORE: - Tze Ming Mok - Multicultural Aotearoa Says 3000+ Marched [2] - Pansy Wong - We are all New Zealanders [3] IMAGES AND VIDEO: - Keith Ng - Images: National Front's Bad Day In Wellington [4] - Scoop - Video: The Scary Fairies And The National Front [5] - Scoop Images: Multicultural Aotearoa In Wellington [6] - Images: Fairies Against Fascism Vs National Front [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00268.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00243.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00415.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00269.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00267.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00266.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00265.htm


    Hard News & Much More Is There!

    - This week we'll forgo the comedic pretences and talk about something close to everyone's heart, the big fulla. But, before I even begin to begin let me say that I have absolutely no problem with Christianity... See... Public Address 26/10/04 - Nightmare Scenario Et Al [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00291.htm


    Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition

    - In this edition: Why Turkey is and isn’t European, all at the same time; funeral anthems for the death of a philosopher – republican obsequies for Jacques Derrida ; and for dwellers on planet earth, some numbers on the potential and limitations of renewable energy sources ... See... Upton-on-line Diaspora Edition - 21st October 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00272.htm


    Barbara Sumner Burstyn: Who's Watching Our Vaccines?

    - In July the British Medical Journal published an open letter to Health Minister Annette King from 35 international doctors decrying the dismantling of NZ’s medicines monitoring programme. Is New Zealand now in danger of drug-vax-dumping? See... IMMP / The Independent Safety Monitoring Board [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00287.htm


    Latest Political Poll – Sunday Star Times

    - Labour 44 National 39 Greens 6 NZ First 5 ACT 2 Maori 2 United Future 1 See... Scoop Poll Watch: Sunday Star-Times/BRC Poll 24.10 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00286.htm


    John Roughan On The Solomons Relations With China

    - A subject of concern for citizens should be to discuss the growing importance of the Red Dragon, mainland China, to our neck of the woods. I share with readers my unease with our present (past ones as well) government's handling of the colossal ... See... John Roughan: Solomon's Taiwan Connection [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00283.htm


    GoodReturns Book Review: Property Investment Truths Told

    - Here's a refreshing change! A book which demonstrates that all the alleged tax benefits of property investment are either irrelevant or complete garbage, and that, in most cases, the tenant does not pay the mortgage. See... Book Review: The Truth About Property Investment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00278.htm


    Ernest Partridge Appeals To GOP Leaderships Best Side

    - Gentlemen, Rarely in the course of human events, does an opportunity fall upon a single individual to dramatically and favorably alter the course of history. See... Ernest Partridge: Open Letter Powell & McCain [1] MORE US ELECTION COUNTDOWN COMMENT: - Bernard Weiner - Seismic Shifts For Both Parties [2] - Bill Grigsby - A BushCo Playbook For Kerry [3] - John Chuckman - The Government You Deserve [4] - Between The Lines - Ralph Nader Answers Critics [5] - Net Underground - Kerry Campaign Leaks Nader Appointment: [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00290.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00285.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00288.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00275.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00274.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00319.htm


    Strike Against Iran Tipped For Final Week Of US Election

    - According to White House and Washington Beltway insiders, the Bush administration, worried that it could lose the presidential election to Senator John F. Kerry, has initiated plans to launch a military strike on Iran's top Islamic leadership, its nuclear reactor at Bushehr on the Persian Gulf, and key nuclear targets throughout the country, including the main underground research site at Natanz in central Iran and another in Isfahan. See... Wayne Madsen: A Bush Pre-Election Strike On Iran? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00276.htm


    David Miller On The Black Watch Baghdad Deployment

    - Whatever Tony Blair tells the British public and the House of Commons there is certainly a political motivation to his government’s decision to deploy forces closer to Baghdad. The case that he and his ministers have given for the move is that it is what is ... See... The Dilemma Of The British Deployment To Baghdad [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00289.htm


    Ramzy Baroud: Wake Up Arab World!!

    - I fail to come across a region in greater need of self-reflection and internal transformation than the Arab world. Yet it is as if the opposite is true. No Arab country exempt, Arab nations, led by their governments and intellectuals, continue to succumb to a prevailing state of unresponsiveness despite an urgent need for an awesome awakening. See... Ramzy Baroud: The Stifling Absence of Arab Voice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00284.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser: Poem For Palestine

    - As the Palestinian world folds : Into a chasm of despair and destruction : An Israeli soldier draws his gun : To kill shots fired in rapid succession : Syncopate with the dull drone and thud : Of a bulldozer plowing fields of hate See... Poem: Zionist Liquidation Squads Melt Down [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00282.htm


    Guest Opinion: Terrorising Medical Science

    - In an unprecedented move, the Royal Society -- Britain's National Academy of Science -- this week asked the United Nations to ignore President George W. Bush's call for a ban on all forms of human cloning, including stem-cell research. See... Guest Opinion: Stem-Cell 911 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00281.htm


    John Dean On The Likely Storm After The US Election

    - This next presidential election, on November 2, may be followed by post-election chaos unlike any we've ever known. See... John W. Dean: The Coming Post-Election Chaos [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00280.htm


    Kamala Sarup: Media Gender Discrimination In Asia

    - Chief Sub-Editor of Amar Asom, a popular daily in Assamese where Sabita Lakhar accused the editor of the newspaper of sexually harassing her. She wrote a protest letter to the Managing Editor. See... Kamala Sarup: Media Discrimination Against Women [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00279.htm


    UQ Wire: Zelikow Fails To Impress At Stanford

    - After witnessing the excruciating travails of fellow 9/11 activists trying to make a difference, I now have more first hand experience of what a monster all of us face, and how much respect and admiration I have for people in the 9/11 truth movement. See... UQ Wire: Welcome To My World Dr. Philip Zelikow [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00277.htm


    UQ Wire: 9/11 Mom Not Buying Presidential Spin

    - Sometimes, Mr. Bush, it’s the smallest of details that makes everything click. The smallest of details. Right now, Mr. Bush, I am looking at your watch. See... UQ Wire: A 9/11 Mom Writes To George Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00273.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00187.htm
    South Island Shows Auckland How To Curl.

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    Get Your Burka Off Muslim Woman Told

    - ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today called on Attorney General Margaret Wilson to tell us whether she will uphold the fundamental principle that a court must be able to observe demeanour and body language in assessing the credibility of witnesses. See... One Law For All Shouldn't Allow Masked Accusers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00431.htm


    Govt. Welcomes Russia's Moves Towards Kyoto Ratification

    - The latest steps by the Russian government towards ratification of the Kyoto Protocol were today welcomed by Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson. See... Hodson welcomes latest Kyoto move [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00419.htm


    Coddington Seizes A Headline From Vincent Ward's Pain

    - The latest River Queen movie debacle, whereby Director Vincent Ward has been sacked, is yet more proof that governments have no business "investing" taxpayers' money in risky projects, ACT New Zealand Arts, Culture and Heritage Spokesman Deborah Coddington says. See... Govt Plays Roulette With Taxpayers' Money [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00427.htm


    But With What Shall We Fix It, Dear John

    - "The Labour Government has left small exporters high and dry, after raising expectations about the effect of exchange rate intervention," says National Party Finance spokesman John Key. See... Labour's Exchange Rate Policy Flounders [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00425.htm


    High Country Tenure Review Worrying Sheep Farmers

    - The Government’s dithering over the release of its controversial plans for the South Island’s high country is causing further anxiety among farmers, says National’s Agriculture spokesman David Carter. See... Govt dithering over land tenure review [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00418.htm


    Prison Muster Secrecy Tweaks Ryall's Nose For A Coverup

    - The Corrections Department's refusal to release briefing papers on prisoner muster numbers suggests it has something to hide, says National's Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... What is the Corrections Minister hiding? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00430.htm


    Drug Education Literature For 12 to 18-year-olds

    - All schools with Year Seven to Year Thirteen pupils have today been posted a resource kit to strengthen drug education in schools, including a handbook on drug education developed by the Ministry of Youth Development called Strengthening Drug Education ... See... Schools to receive handbook on drug education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00432.htm


    Gender Neutrality Coming Soon For Sex With Minors Law

    - Women who commit sex offences against children will no longer be able to escape the law when a Bill closing the current loophole is passed, says Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Stronger sex offence laws a step closer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00428.htm


    School Zoning & School Leaving On The Up And Up

    - Trevor Mallard must think parents are stupid if he expects them to swallow his claim that Labour's zoning regulations are increasing parental choice in education, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Schools with zones increase by almost 50% [1] & Ogilvy: More under-16s allowed to leave school [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00423.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00421.htm


    Labour Day Coffee Cost Blamed On Holiday Spirit

    - People out for a coffee or a meal on Labour Day will pay extra because Labour has no holiday spirit, says National’s Industrial Relations spokesman, Wayne Mapp. See... Where is Labour’s holiday spirit? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00417.htm

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