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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Haste To Fix The Seabed & Foreshore Plays Kiwis For Suckers - Brownlee
Helen Clark Delivers Leader's Speech To Party Conference
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Young Men & Children Die As Bush Spends His Political Capital
Amnesty Concerned USA Committing War Crimes In Falluja
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: American Coup II: Stupid Journalism Tricks From The Washpost & NYT
American Coup II:When Democrats Get Angry

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Simon Pound Urges Investigation Of Investigate
Hard News Was At The Netguide Awards
Anne Else: The W Word – Work
Tony Baldwin Considers Fonterra's Play For National Foods
Poll Watch: National Business Review – Phillips Fox Poll
Stateside With Rosalea On Veterans Day
Yasmine Ryan: Takács Quartet Visits NZ
Torture Advocate To Become US Attorney General
UQ Wire: Doubts Cast On Official WTC Collapse Explanation
Sol Salbe On The Yasser Arafat Poisoning Speculation
Sonia Nettnin: The Economics Of Occupation & More

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Working For Families Leaves Out The Children – CPAG
Former Mayor Selected To Stand For Wellington Central
Jail Breaks Bring Call For Security Review
Progressives Talk About The Deposit Gap & Home Ownership
Greens Want Govt. To Pay For Pesticide Poisoning In Suburbia
Progressives Announce Intentions On Drinking Age Change
Mallard Calls For Celebration Of Early Childhood Ed.
Opposition On How Waiting Lists Are Getting Ever Longer
Eckhoff Seeks Clarity On Party Positions On Land Access

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LEAD STORY:
Haste To Fix The Seabed & Foreshore Plays Kiwis For Suckers - Brownlee

- "The Labour Government is playing New Zealanders for suckers with its cheap and nasty quick-fix law to settle the seabed and foreshore issue," says National Party Maori Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... Labour plays Kiwis for suckers on seabed law [1] and Labour gets out the chequebook [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00327.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00313.htm


Helen Clark Delivers Leader's Speech To Party Conference

- Thirty two years ago, in 1972, I attended the Labour Party annual conference for the first time. See... Prime Minister's Speech To Labour Party Conference [1] ALSO: - Michael Cullen - Cullen Speech To Labour Party Conference [2] - Don Brash - Clark’s talk-fest nothing more than a diversion [3] - Gerry Brownlee - Labour gets out the chequebook [4] - Rodney Hide - Constitution Should Protect Our Rights [5] - ACT - PM Wrong To Claim ACT Support For Inquiry [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00320.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00319.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00314.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00313.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00310.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00321.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Wait to get on a waiting list gets longer [1]
  • 3,803 Die On Hospital Waiting Lists Under Labour [2]
  • NetGuide Awards reveal blogger’s true identity [3]
  • Cape Rodney experiences non-toxic red algal bloom [4]
  • State of the Music Nation report released [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00312.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00309.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00187.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0411/S00078.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0411/S00093.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00142.htm
    Eye Witness Accounts From Arafat's Funeral.

    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=israelpalestine
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    Young Men & Children Die As Bush Spends His Political Capital

    - ''The people have spoken,'' Bush gloated on Nov.4 to an ecstatic White House press corps. ''The voters of America set the direction of our nation for the next four years...They've given me political capital -- and I'm gonna spend it.'' See... Sheila Samples: Haunted Empire [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00191.htm


    Amnesty Concerned USA Committing War Crimes In Falluja

    - Amnesty International is deeply concerned that the rules of war protecting civilians and combatants have been violated in the current fighting in Falluja. Dozens of civilians have reportedly been killed during the fighting between US and Iraqi forces and insurgents. See…Iraq: Fears of serious war crimes in Falluja [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00149.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • HAITI: A Brutal Regime Shows Its Colours [1]
  • Downer Op-Ed: Nuclear Security & Terrorism [2]
  • Broadcaster Shot In Aklan [3]
  • Death Of Mindanews Photoeditor Big Loss [4]
  • Colombian Army cracks down on protests [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00153.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00152.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00151.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00150.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00148.htm



    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup
    AMERICAN COUP II – FULL COVERAGE

    STORY OF THE WEEK: American Coup II: Stupid Journalism Tricks From The Washpost & NYT

    - The NY Times has picked up where the Washington Post left off with a misleading story headed ";2004 Vote Fraud Theories, Spread by Blogs, Are Quickly Buried." The story is of a genre the wise reader should approach with the greatest skepticism: one which purports to know the truth without any real investigation and which declares the case closed when it is anything but. See... Sam Smith: Blame It On The Blogs [1] and Sam Smith: It's The Internet's Fault Again [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00175.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00168.htm


    American Coup II:When Democrats Get Angry

    - LANGUAGE WARNING: This article has strong uncensored language and attitude, and is not altogether tolerant. However it is an example of an new genre in terms of reaction to the Bush election victory among some Democrat voters. See... A Message To The Ignorant Fools Who Support G.Bush [1] MORE US ELECTION REACTION & RECRIMINATION: - Ahmed Amr: Blame Kerry’s DLC Straight Jacket [2] Latino Vote Expert Disputes Exit Polls [3] Greg Palast: Kerry Won Ohio [4] Carolyn Baker: How Progressives Gave The Election [5] - Intelligent US Voters Lost More Than An Election [6] MORE: Full Coverage of American Coup II [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00182.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00180.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00185.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00184.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00176.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00169.htm
    [7] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup



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    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Simon Pound Urges Investigation Of Investigate

    - Investigate Magazine is one of those absolute gems - a self-styled home for true hard-hitting investigative journalism, a bastion for the truth, and, incongruously, the home of very conservative Christian values. See... Simon Pound: Investigate The Editorship [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00183.htm


    Hard News Was At The Netguide Awards

    - Warmest congratulations to Bizgirl for taking out the Best Personal Blog category at Friday Night's NetGuide Web Awards. I discovered only a day or so previous that I actually knew Bizgirl, only as a bloke, and was thus on the night in a position ... See... Public Address 15/11/04 - Another Night [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00190.htm


    Anne Else: The W Word – Work

    - It’s official: Kiwi couples are working longer hours. Who knew? Seriously, I’m very pleased a new survey* has pinned down precisely how long a long working week now is, and how widespread. Just one small thing – the words “for pay” are missing. See... Letter from Elsewhere: The W Word – Work [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00189.htm


    Tony Baldwin Considers Fonterra's Play For National Foods

    - ''Milk is the business of the dairy cooperative. The co-operative is not an investment company''. This from a report by Nuffield Scholar and dairy farmer, Catherine Bull, speaks for many Fonterra shareholders. See... Fonterra: How Does National Foods Fit? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00188.htm


    Poll Watch: National Business Review – Phillips Fox Poll

    - Labour 44 National 33 NZ First 8 greens 6 United Future 2.8 ACT 2.3 Maori 1.7 See... Scoop Poll Watch: NBR-Phillips Fox Poll 12.11.04 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00179.htm


    Stateside With Rosalea On Veterans Day

    - November 12, 2004, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the closure of New York's Ellis Island immigration facility, which had processed more than 20 million immigrants since its opening in 1892. See... Veterans Day: Musings On A Rainy Day Holiday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00166.htm


    Yasmine Ryan: Takács Quartet Visits NZ

    - One of the world’s finest string quartets, the Takács Quartet, will be performing one-stop shows in both Wellington and Auckland on 18 and 20 November respectively. See... Takács Quartet Visits NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00165.htm


    Torture Advocate To Become US Attorney General

    - Most Republicans and many Democrats have hailed Bush's nomination of White House counsel Alberto Gonzales for attorney general as a brilliant choice. See... Marjorie Cohn: The Quaint Mr. Gonzales [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00178.htm


    UQ Wire: Doubts Cast On Official WTC Collapse Explanation

    - An executive at Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the company that certified the steel used in the construction of the World Trade Center, has questioned the common theory that fuel fires caused the Twin Towers to collapse. See... UQ Wire: Underwriter Speaks Out On WTC Study [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00177.htm


    Sol Salbe On The Yasser Arafat Poisoning Speculation

    - The exact cause of Yasser Arafat's death remains a mystery. The Internet is flooded with speculation on the matter. Right-wing pro-Israeli sources are pushing the view that it was AIDS. See... Sol Salbe: Web Site Analyses: Was Arafat Poisoned? [1] . For more misinformation around the death of the PLO leader see also.. Sol Salbe: Media 101 - An Occasional Series [2] MORE COMMENT ON THE DEATH OF ARAFAT: - Genevieve Cora-Fraser - Poem: Palestine Clad in Black Awaits Rebirth [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00187.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00186.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00174.htm


    Sonia Nettnin: The Economics Of Occupation & More

    - Dr. Sarah Roy is one of the foremost scholars on the economy in Gaza. She is the author of over 90 publications on the Israel-Palestine conflict; and she is senior researcher at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. See... Researcher Speaks About Her Life Work in Gaza [1] MORE FROM SONIA NETTNIN: - Remember These Israeli and Palestinian Children [2] - Sonia Nettnin Film Review: About Baghdad [3] - Nonviolence Movement in Israel and Palestine [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00172.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00173.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00171.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00170.htm


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    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] ALSO: - Govt: Maharey - Thousands better off with Working for Families [2] - CPAG Responds To Minister - CPAG Urges Government To Change Welfare Plans [3] - QPEC - Child Poverty Action Report Welcomed [4] - Public Health Assn - Longterm costs to health system of child poverty [5] - Greens - Surplus should fund a Universal Child Benefit [6] - ACT - Lower Taxes Answer To Ending Child Poverty [7] - Alliance - Alliance supports CPAG report on child poverty [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00113.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00317.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00116.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00114.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00115.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00318.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00311.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00122.htm


    Former Mayor Selected To Stand For Wellington Central

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says he is delighted with the selection of Mark Blumsky as the National candidate for Wellington Central at the 2005 general election. See... Don Brash delighted with Mark Blumsky selection [1] , National selects Mark Blumsky in Wellington [2] and Mark Blumsky lines up Marian Hobbs in '05 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00331.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00330.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00329.htm


    Jail Breaks Bring Call For Security Review

    - United Future MP Marc Alexander has called today for a review of prison security measures. See... Alexander: Give jail-breakers a real shock [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00328.htm


    Progressives Talk About The Deposit Gap & Home Ownership

    - The biggest obstacle to home ownership is the deposit gap - the problem of saving enough to pay a deposit for a house, Progressive MP Matt Robson says. See... The biggest obstacle to home ownership [1] and Something to come home to [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00326.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00315.htm


    Greens Want Govt. To Pay For Pesticide Poisoning In Suburbia

    - The Green Party is launching a petition, calling on the Government to accept responsibility for the pesticide poisoning of Auckland properties and for the cost of tests and decontamination. See... Petition calls on Govt to accept blame [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00325.htm


    Progressives Announce Intentions On Drinking Age Change

    - Progressive MP Matt Robson says that if his party is in the next coalition government it will seek to negotiate an agreement with Labour that would allow Parliament the opportunity to reconsider the drinking age. See... Let Parliament set drinking age [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00324.htm


    Mallard Calls For Celebration Of Early Childhood Ed.

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard says all New Zealanders have the opportunity this week to celebrate the one investment that is guaranteed to last a lifetime - providing quality education for our very youngest children. See... Early childhood education - a week to celebrate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00322.htm


    Opposition On How Waiting Lists Are Getting Ever Longer

    - The wait to get on a surgery waiting list is getting longer, says National’s Health spokeswoman Judith Collins. See... Wait to get on a waiting list gets longer [1] and 3,803 Die On Hospital Waiting Lists Under Labour [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00312.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00309.htm


    Eckhoff Seeks Clarity On Party Positions On Land Access

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today challenged every political party in Parliament to tell farmers where they stand on the land access issue. See... Land Access: Where Do The Other Parties Stand? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00308.htm

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