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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: The Assault On Fallujah Has Begun
Phil Goff Urged To Address Indonesia’s Release Of War Criminal
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN States Commitment To Political Process In Iraq
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: American Coup II: - William Rivers Pitt
American Coup II: - Thom Hartmann
American Coup II: - Bob Fitrakis
American Coup II: - Rosalea Barker
American Coup II: - Mary Pitt
American Coup II: - Graham Reid
American Coup II: - John Chuckman
American Coup II: - Douglas O'Rourke
American Coup II: - John Cory
American Coup II: - Bernard Weiner
American Coup II: - Norma Sherry
American Coup II: - Much Much More …

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John Roughan's Letter From Honiara
The Latest From Public Address
Ramzy Baroud: Life Without Arafat

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Unknown Warrior Is On His Way Home
Crown To Pay Back $11.4 Mil To TVNZ
Goff: Stats Confirm Crims behind Bars For Longer
Brash Says He Will Walk The Maori Issues Talk
Sutton Says 2nd Longest Trade Scrap Settled
Robson Supports Youth-Booze-Raids
Nats Say Labour’s Planing A Propaganda Legislation Push
Health Minister’s Waiting List Performance Revealed
ACT Speech: Rodney Hide Waxes Nostalgic
Tax Breaks For Small Business Proposed By Progressives
Booboo Talks Nukes In Aussie
O’Connor Is Off To Thailand To Recruit Immigrants

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LEAD STORY:
Assault On Fallujah Has Begun

- Four years ago in December 1999 Grozny, the capital of the rebel Russian region of Chechnya, faced a very similar situation to that now faced by Fallujah. Ultimatums to surrender the city had expired several times and the Russian Government led by then interim Prime Minister Valdimir Putin had declared its intention to launch an all out offensive on the city to remove the rebels in the city once and for all. See... Is An All Out Assault On Fallujah A War Crime? [1] MORE: - Daniel Patrick Welch - Daniel Patrick Welch: Arma-geddon Sick of You [2] - Scoop Link - NY Times: Fallujah Invasion Begins [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00092.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00103.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00093.htm


Phil Goff Urged To Address Indonesia’s Release Of War Criminal

- Indonesia frees war criminal Abilio Soares, the only person held in Indonesia for the 1999 East Timor Crimes. See... Indonesia Frees War Criminal: Goff Urged To Act [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00068.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Housing NZ Plans To Repossess Neville Yates' Home [1]
  • No consistency in taxpayer-funded Treaty courses [2]
  • Pressure On Labour To Reform Self-Defence Laws [3]
  • King's Waiting List Rage Returns To Haunt Her [4]
  • Westpac Builds On Strong Earnings Momentum [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00065.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00181.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00180.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00179.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00103.htm


    UN States Commitment To Political Process In Iraq

    - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today pledged the world body's full support for the political process in Iraq as a senior UN aide announced that more international staffers would head to the war-ravaged country to help with preparations toward elections. See... Annan Says UN Will Do All It Can To Help Iraqis [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00088.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Displaced Camp In Sudan's Darfur Looted, Destroyed [1]
  • Concern Mounts: Montagnards Crossing Into Cambodia [2]
  • Uri Avnery: A Man And His People [3]
  • Tunisia: Releases scores of political prisoners [4]
  • Sri Lanka: Free Nallaratnam Singarasa [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00086.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00084.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00079.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00075.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00074.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: American Coup II: - William Rivers Pitt

    - Everyone remembers Florida's 2000 election debacle, and all of the new terms it introduced to our political lexicon: Hanging chads, dimpled chads, pregnant chads, overvotes, undervotes, Sore Losermans, Jews for Buchanan and so forth. See... Worse Than 2000: Tuesday's Electoral Disaster [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00106.htm


    American Coup II: - Thom Hartmann

    - When I spoke with Jeff Fisher this morning (Saturday, November 06, 2004), the Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida's 16th District said he was waiting for the FBI to show up. See... Hartmann: Evidence Mounts That The Vote Was Hacked [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00102.htm


    American Coup II: - Bob Fitrakis

    - Why did a voting machine in Republican Gahanna, Ohio report 4,258 votes for George W. Bush when only 638 people cast votes at the New Life Church polling site? See... Bob Fitrakis: Did Kerry Concede Too Soon? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00095.htm


    American Coup II: - Rosalea Barker

    -Those states that went blue--the West coast, around the Great Lakes, and in the North East--have been subsumed into The United States of Canada. The rest of the country is renamed Jesusland. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Election Miscellany [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00091.htm


    American Coup II: - Mary Pitt

    -These are the emotions that are being felt by those of us who have been appalled by the actions of George W. Bush during these last four years and have now learned that he has another four years to complete the job of dismantling the democracy which ... See... Mary Pitt: , Dread, And Utter Terror [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00094.htm


    American Coup II: - Graham Reid

    - America has re-elected its president. Well, as Forrest Gump said, that's all I have to say about that. Other than this. When it all went down television's Jane Young breathlessly informed us the election proved America was a deeply conservative country... See… Graham Reid's many things - Days of Rage [1]


    [1] - http://www.publicaddress.net/default,1650.sm


    American Coup II: - John Chuckman

    - Two post US Election 2004 cartoons from John Chuckman. See... Chuckman Cartoons: US Election 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00101.htm


    American Coup II: - Douglas O'Rourke

    - An evangelical web site has posted a story claiming the near-complete Republican sweep of Democrats on Election Day was actually the first public use of a top secret Pentagon weapons program reportedly called ENDAYS. See... Republicans Test 'Rapture Weapon' on Democrats [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00100.htm


    American Coup II: - John Cory

    - It was so close, yet so far away, and now the dance of the cannibals begins, devouring and dissecting the disillusionment, fixing blame, and pondering where to go next. Shoulda-Woulda-and-Coulda come to dine. See... John Cory: The Election - My Two Cents [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00098.htm


    American Coup II: - Bernard Weiner

    - Let the rumpus begin! We liberals are much better carving each other up than in going after our opponents, and the stilettos are being sharpened for just such in-house butchery as the blame game begins. See... Let the Rumpus Begin! - An Oppositional Strategy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00097.htm


    American Coup II: - Norma Sherry

    - Dear Democratic Party, what became of you? Once upon a time, in our father's time and grandfather's time, you were the party of conscience, the party that spoke for the working folk, the everyday folk. See... Norma Sherry: Open Letter to the Democratic Party [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00096.htm


    American Coup II: - Much Much More …

    - AMERICAN COUP II – SCOOP SPECIAL FEATURE [1]


    [1] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup



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    John Roughan's Letter From Honiara

    - The last few weeks of political theatre remind all how hard it is for the current government leadership to change its way of acting. See... John Roughan: Political Leaders Re-Visit 2001! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00104.htm


    The Latest From Public Address

    - Ok, this is a serious question, and one that someone must have asked before. Do paranoid schizophrenic Muslims think they're Mohammed? Or is this just a Christian thing? I know the media is hot right now on this story of the bloke who climbed into the lion's den... See... Public Address 08/11/04 - Rage, Hubbub & Adoration [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00105.htm


    Ramzy Baroud: Life Without Arafat

    - If Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's illness and unexpected departure to France represents the end of an era, as some rashly noted, it is because the absence of Arafat, even as a living symbol, is a matter of great consequence. See... Ramzy Baroud: Life Without Arafat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00099.htm



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    A Sunset To Inspire

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    Unknown Warrior Is On His Way Home

    - Parliament will this week hold a special sitting to enable MPs to pay their respects to the Unknown Warrior, whose casket is now on the way home for formal ceremonies before interment in the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, Prime Minister Helen Clark said ... See... Parliament to pay respects to Unknown Warrior [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00186.htm


    Crown To Pay Back $11.4 Mil To TVNZ

    - 8 November 2004 Media Statement Crown to return $11.4 million of TVNZ's dividend See... Crown to return $11.4 million of TVNZ's dividend [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00189.htm


    Goff: Stats Confirm Crims behind Bars For Longer

    - Stats confirm more offenders being jailed, for longer Conviction and sentencing statistics confirm that the Sentencing Act 2002 is having the intended result of more recidivist and serious offenders being imprisoned, and for longer terms, says Phil Goff ... See... Stats confirm offenders being jailed, for longer [1] ALSO: Maori Party - Maori Party Response to High Risk Offenders Report [2] ACT - Recidivism Study Highlights Need For Reform [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00164.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00193.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00188.htm


    Brash Says He Will Walk The Maori Issues Talk

    - "New Zealand needs a National Government that will deliver policies of equality, rather than just talk about it," says National Party Leader Don Brash. He is responding to mounting speculation about the long-awaited announcement on the Helen ... See... PM to abdicate responsibility on Maori issues [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00187.htm


    Sutton Says 2nd Longest Trade Scrap Settled

    - New Zealand's second-longest running trade dispute has been successfully resolved, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... NZ's Second-Longest Running Trade Dispute Resolved [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00192.htm


    Robson Supports Youth-Booze-Raids

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson said today that he'd support a big increase in the number of surprise checks to ensure young people aren't purchasing alcohol. See... Supports for move to protect minors from alcohol [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00191.htm


    Nats Say Labour’s Planing A Propaganda Legislation Push

    - Labour's proposal to fast-track laws through Parliament this week to allow election hoardings to be put anywhere, providing the Labour Cabinet approves of their colour, design and layout, is an election rort and an abuse of power,"... See... Whistle Blown On Labour's Election Hoarding Rort [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00190.htm


    Health Minister’s Waiting List Performance Revealed

    - Months of pursuing the Health Minister Annette King to disclose the true number of patients on waiting lists has finally resulted in the revelation that, at the end of September 2004, there were over 62,000 people assessed by a specialist as ... See... King's Waiting List Rage Returns To Haunt Her [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00179.htm


    ACT Speech: Rodney Hide Waxes Nostalgic

    - Ten years ago this weekend, the ACT Party was formed. As founding Party president, I remember those days well. See... Rodney Hide speech: Trust The People [1] MORE ACT SPEECHES: Newman Speech: Labour's Uncharitable Approach [2] Shirley Speech: RMA Taking Us Back In Time [3] Roy Speech More ACC And Labour Highway Robbery [4] Franks Speech: "Make My Day", Or Self-Defence? [5] Ease Off The Peddle Saves $$$ And Fuel - Motorists can cut their fuel bills by around 25 per cent by changing their driving style. That's the result of EECA's EnergyWise rally that finished on the evening of Friday, 05 November 2004. See... Hodgson's praise for drivers that save [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00174.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00178.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00177.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00176.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00175.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00173.htm


    Tax Breaks For Small Business Proposed By Progressives

    - Nearly nine out of ten companies in New Zealand are small, often family-run enterprises that deserve community support, says Progressive MP Matt Robson. See... Company tax cut for small firms that create jobs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00172.htm


    Booboo Talks Nukes In Aussie

    - Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Marian Hobbs will be in Sydney on Monday for an Australian Government hosted conference focused on reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism. See... Asia Pacific Nuke Terrorism Threat to be Discussed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00166.htm


    O’Connor Is Off To Thailand To Recruit Immigrants

    - Associate Immigration Minister Damien O'Connor headed to Bangkok yesterday for a New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS) workshop aimed at improving the offshore recruitment of migrants. See... Minister to Bangkok for Immigration workshop [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00165.htm

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