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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Working For Families Leaves Out The Children – CPAG
Scoop Exclusive: SIS Launched Covert Operation Investigating Maori Party and Associated Networks
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Nigerian Govt Enforces Haves And Have-Nots Rule On Oil Wealth
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: American Coup II: Now Is The Winner Of Our Discontent
American Coup II: Weissman - Who Counts in Ohio?

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Simon Pound: Are NZ Newspapers Short Of News To Pad Their Ads
A Double Edition Of Hard News Is There!
Blogwatch: DogBitingMen
No Right Turn: The Return of the Unknown Soldier
Sonia Nettnin On Israel After The US Elections

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Boss of ACT criticises Dukes Of Hazzard style driving escapade involving PM
Getting yourself banged up becomes more pleasant
Mallard seeks to sow seeds of dissension amongst National MP's
Robson calls for Cabinet Ministers to question British MP
Small number of sea-lions gain reprieve from watery death
Greens Consider it time for a genuine pow-wow on Treaty of Waitangi
Richard Worth ponders how 'Unknown Warrior' would view NZ in 2004
Copeland accuses Govt of memory loss regarding superannuitants and tax
Anderton explores debt relief for debt riddled generation

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LEAD STORY:
Working For Families Leaves Out The Children – CPAG

- Does the ‘Working for Families’ budget work for children? The latest major publication from Child Poverty Action Group, Cut price kids, poses the question and gives the Budget package the thumbs down. See... Working for children? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00113.htm


Scoop Exclusive: SIS Launched Covert Operation Investigating Maori Party and Associated Networks

- By Selwyn Manning: Intelligence sources have revealed the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) has launched a major covert operation investigating the Maori Party, Tariana Turia, its members, networks and associates. See... Intel Sources Say SIS Investigating Maori Party [1] ALSO: - Govt - Govt Responds To SIS - Maori Party Story [2] - The Maori Party - Turia Shocked at SIS Rumours [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00144.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00296.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00297.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Has the Government forgotten our superannuitants? [1]
  • UF gets it wrong: Green amendment bans human GE [2]
  • Brash attacks mean-spirited childcare policy [3]
  • SNAP! film night - Sunday Nov 14, 7pm [4]
  • Aceh Community Dinner and World Premiere Screening [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00277.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00274.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00273.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00107.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00106.htm


    Nigerian Govt Enforces Haves And Have-Nots Rule On Oil Wealth

    - THE alleged designs by agents of the Nigerian government to muffle the freedom and endanger the life of Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), the militia group agitating for improved socio-economic ... See... Jitters In Nigeria's Oil Region Again! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00139.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN Establishes Internet Governance Work Group [1]
  • Healthy Ducks May Be Spreading Bird Flu [2]
  • Prevention Techniques Online For Sex Workers [3]
  • Nato Security Force To Stay The Course In Kosovo [4]
  • Australia Seeks To Uncover Journalists' Sources [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00138.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00134.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00133.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00131.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00128.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: American Coup II: Now Is The Winner Of Our Discontent

    - LOS ANGELES, November 11, 2004, (columnleft.com) -- What an interesting time to be a Democrat, in an odd, 'post-Nagasaki' sort of way. See... O'Rourke: Now Is The Winner Of Our Discontent [1] MORE FROM DOUGLAS O'ROURKE: - Republicans Test 'Rapture Weapon' on Democrats [2] - Satire: CDC To Study Post Traumatic Bush Disorder [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00159.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00100.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00115.htm


    American Coup II: Weissman - Who Counts in Ohio?

    - Is Team Bush stealing the presidential election in Ohio? And, if it is, can the rest of us do anything to save our embattled democracy? See... Steve Weissman: Who Counts in Ohio? [1] MORE AMERICAN COUP II COVERAGE: - Mary Pitt - Mary Pitt: What We Have Here........ [2] - Michael C. Ruppert - Snap Out Of It! [3] - Harvey Wasserman - Why Did John Kerry Abandon His Crew In Battle? [4] - Bob Fitrakis - And So The Sorting And Discarding Of Votes Begins [5] - Scoop Reader- Dave Taggart: A Letter To An American Friend [6] - Vincent Guarisco - Democracy is Unequivocally Dead [7] - Dog Skin Report - Bush's 'Incredible' Vote Tallies [8] MORE: AMERICAN COUP II – SCOOP SPECIAL FEATURE


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00158.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00155.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00157.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00153.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00151.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00149.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00156.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00148.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00161.htm
    Tanks Turn Up To Anti-War Protestors In LA

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Simon Pound: Are NZ Newspapers Short Of News To Pad Their Ads

    - There was a little something that I reckon was overlooked when the decision was made to enlarge our existing papers and to set about publishing another weekend paper: We don't really have the content to pad out the advertising. See... Simon Pound: Papers Short Of Content To Pad Ads [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00150.htm


    A Double Edition Of Hard News Is There!

    - When a Ministry of Research, Science and Technology discussion paper earlier this year recommended that the government provide at least part of the funding for a gigabit-speed Advanced Network, it seemed hopeful news indeed... See... Public Address 11&12/11/04 - Madness And Drama [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00160.htm


    Blogwatch: DogBitingMen

    - DogBitingMen is home to Mediacow, Ben Thomas, David W Young, Mister Neil Falloon and The Funniest New Zealander Alive. See... Dogbitingmen Digest –12 November 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00162.htm


    No Right Turn: The Return of the Unknown Soldier

    - Today, 11 November, Armistice Day, we commemorate the end of the First World War , misnamed "the war to end all wars". See... No Right Turn: Eleven Eleven [1] and Scoop Image: Our Unknown Soldier's Final Journey [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00152.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00147.htm


    Sonia Nettnin On Israel After The US Elections

    - The Director of Education and Policy of Jewish Voice for Peace, Mitchell Plitnick, spoke to a group of concerned Illinois citizens at the Oak Park Public Library on Wednesday night. See... Israel-Palestine Conflict after the U.S. Elections [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00154.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Boss of ACT criticises Dukes Of Hazzard style driving escapade involving PM

    - ACT New Zealand Leader Rodney Hide today said it was appalling that Prime Minister Helen Clark has escaped any blame for her speeding motorcade, while those who work on her behalf will get hammered. See... PM Ducks Responsibility Over Speeding [1] ALSO: -National - PM should put her hand up for the crime [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00299.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00300.htm


    Getting yourself banged up becomes more pleasant

    - Corrections Minister Paul Swain today said less than 40 inmates were being housed in police and court cells due to the easing of the prison population. See... Corrections use of police and court cells dropping [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00295.htm


    Mallard seeks to sow seeds of dissension amongst National MP's

    - National leader Don Brash and the man he rolled Bill English are at odds over their early childhood education policy, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Confused Brash contradicts English [1] ALSO: - National - Mallard creates another smokescreen [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00292.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00294.htm


    Robson calls for Cabinet Ministers to question British MP

    - Surprise guest at Labour Party Conference - Human rights activists in Wellington - Security agency pays $200,000 compo to refugee -Nobel Peace Prize laureate on Iraq and the Progressives tax cuts defended. See... robson-on-politics 12 November [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00291.htm


    Small number of sea-lions gain reprieve from watery death

    - Fisheries Minister David Benson-Pope has reduced the number of fishing-related New Zealand sea lion deaths allowed before the southern squid trawl fishery will be closed. See... Minister reduces limit for NZ sea lion deaths [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00285.htm


    Greens Consider it time for a genuine pow-wow on Treaty of Waitangi

    - The Green Party is urging the Prime Minister to ensure that the national dialogue on the Treaty, to be announced tomorrow, involves and engages all New Zealanders. See... Greens support genuine dialogue [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00283.htm


    Richard Worth ponders how 'Unknown Warrior' would view NZ in 2004

    Newsworthy is different this week. The body of the Unknown Warrior exhumed from the fields of France was taken yesterday and entombed. See... News Worthy - 12 November 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00280.htm


    Copeland accuses Govt of memory loss regarding superannuitants and tax

    - United Future revenue spokesperson Gordon Copeland wonders whether the Government, in its anxiety to dismiss his call for tax cuts as being “only for the wealthy”, has forgotten that superannuitants also pay tax. See... Has the Government forgotten our superannuitants? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00277.htm


    Anderton explores debt relief for debt riddled generation

    - Freedom from debt… sweet as - Opinion piece on Progressive policy to reduce student loan debt See... Freedom from debt… sweet as [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00275.htm

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