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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Titiwhai Harawira Leads Maori Party Picket Of PM’s Office
ACT MP Donna Awatere Huata Loses Fight To Stay In Parliament
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Green Left Weekly On War Crimes In Fallujah
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SPECIAL REPORT: American Coup II: - First Full Set Of US Exit Poll Data In The Wild

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Feedback: CPAG Still Unimpressed After Using Own Pocket Calculator
Hard News Is There!
Sol Salbe Finds A Salient Observation On Palestinian Leadership
Genevieve Cora Fraser: Opportunity Lost
UQ Wire: 9/11 Whistleblower Fired
Kamala Sarup: Corruption In South Asia A Big Threat
Ocker Opines On Jemima Khan's Relationship With Islam
Angie Pratt On The Rise Of Condeleeza Rice

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Human Rights Tribunal Gets New Faces
Ryall Criticises Departments Regarding Rapists Re-offending
Mallard's Verbal Explosion Results In Friendly Fire Casualty
Robson Reckons Peters' Privatisation Claims Are An Insult To Intelligence
New Zealand First Fire Fines Broadside At Barker
Alexander calls For Government Intervention For Rest Home Residents
NZ First Goes In To Bat For Potentially Slaughtered Sea Lions
Soil Tests Called For
Mike Gets On His Trike
Reserve Bank Warning Highlights Need To Act On Student Debt

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Titiwhai Harawira Leads Maori Party Picket Of PM's Electorate Office

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LEAD STORY:
Titiwhai Harawira Leads Maori Party Picket Of PM’s Office

- A Northern faction of the Maori Party, led by Titiwhai Harawira is picketing Prime Minister Helen Clark’s electorate office in protest against the Government’s foreshore and seabed bill. Earlier this morning an axe was embedded in the Prime Minister’s electorate office window frame... See... Images: Maori Party Pickets PM’s Electorate Office [1] ALSO: Axe Attack Smashes PM’s Electorate Office Window - A criminal investigation into an axe attack on Prime Minister Helen Clark’s electoral office in Mt Albert was initiated shortly after 6.30 this morning. See... Axe attack sparks investigation [2] IMAGES: - Scoop - Scoop Images: Foreshore & Seabed Protest At Parlt. [3] - Scoop - Images: Maori Party Pickets PM’s Electorate Office [4] For more on this issue see... STORY OF THE WEEK [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00230.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00151.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00233.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00230.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow


ACT MP Donna Awatere Huata Loses Fight To Stay In Parliament

- ACT MP Donna Awatere-Huata appears to have lost her bid to stay in Parliament till the next election. Ms Awatere was booted out of the ACT Party after she was charged by the Serious Fraud Office over payments made by her Pipi Foundation educational ... See... NEWSFLASH: Former ACT MP Donna Awatere Huata Loses [1] and Scoop Images: Prebble vs Huata - Judgment Day [2] MORE: - Judgment Full Text - PREBBLE And Ors V HUATA SC SC CIV 9/2004 – 18 Nov [3] - Supreme Court - Richard William Prebble & Ors V Donna Awatere Huata [4] - Scoop Images - Prebble vs Huata - Judgment Day [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00231.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00232.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00157.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00156.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00232.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Police report a death without a body [1]
  • Emergency Protest Against Iraq Occupation [2]
  • NZ First Says Fines Collection System Stuffed [3]
  • Climate Change Quiz Questions and Answers [4]
  • Trawler Responsible for Floating Fish Found [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00152.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00139.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00398.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00146.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00141.htm

    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00145.htm
    NZ Protest Against Japanese Dolphin Slaughter Friday.

    Green Left Weekly On War Crimes In Fallujah

    - On November 8, the US military launched its long-anticipated second attempt to recapture the rebel Iraqi city of Fallujah, located 55 kilometres west of Baghdad. See... GLW: US Launches Mass Slaughter In Fallujah Iraq [1] MORE COMMENT ON FALLUJAH: - William Rivers Pitt: His Red Right Hand [2] - Fallujah Eyewitness Account: Tragedy Engulfs City [3] - Sheila Samples: Haunted Empire [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00238.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00208.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00209.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00191.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Child Soldiers: Governments Failing Generations [1]
  • Israel/Palestine Future Leaders Past Leaders [2]
  • Sound Note Of Optimism In War On Disease [3]
  • Time Running Out On Sustainable Development [4]
  • Settlers Burn Palestinian Olive Groves [5]
  • General Assembly Fails To Protect Deep Sea Life [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00199.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00203.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00202.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00201.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00200.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00197.htm


    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - American Coup II

    http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup
    President Bush laughs as he watches early poll results Tuesday – Source CNN.Com

    American Coup II: - First Full Set Of US Exit Poll Data In The Wild

    - Scoop.co.nz is delighted to be able today to publish a full set of 4pm exit poll data for the first time on the Internet since the US election. The data emerged this evening NZT in a post on the Democratic Underground website under the forum name TruthIsAll. See... Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions [1] MORE FRESH VOTE FRAUD COMMENT: - Freepress.org [2] - Where The Hell Are The Democrats & John Kerry? [3] - Blackboxvoting.org [4] - Bev Harris: Vote Fraud, Volusia County On Lockdown [5] - Truthout.org [6] - Steve Weissman: How Much Fraud Does the GOP Need? [7] - Martin LeFevre - Meditations (Politics): The Way Ahead [8] - Online Journal [9] - Exit Polls: Former Soviet Rep. Of Georgia Vs. USA [10] See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II [11]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00227.htm
    [2] - http://Freepress.org
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00235.htm
    [4] - http://Blackboxvoting.org
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00246.htm
    [6] - htp://Truthout.org
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00245.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00241.htm
    [9] - http://OnlineJournal.com
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00242.htm
    [11] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Feedback: CPAG Still Unimpressed After Using Own Pocket Calculator

    - At her Monday press conference , a busy Helen Clark claimed to have done some ''brief work with a pocket calculator this morning, before I did my first radio interview at half past six'', working out how much benefit families would get from the Working For Families package. See... PM’s ‘Calculator’ Increases Don’t Look So Large [1] EARLIER: - PM's Presser – Poverty and Legislative Progress [2] - Dr David Craig - CPAG Author Angrily Responds To PM's Criticism [3] - Full CPAG Report - 'Cut Price Kids' [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00229.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00193.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00212.htm
    [4] - http://www.cpag.org.nz/Final_cut_price_kids.pdf


    Hard News Is There!

    - What, exactly, was Trevor Mallard thinking when he told a group of businesspeople that it was a pity the Supreme Court had not been appointed on merit? Did he think it wouldn't get out - which would be naïve - or did he intend it to get out... See... Public Address 18/11/04 - Sando To Amsterdam [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00244.htm


    Sol Salbe Finds A Salient Observation On Palestinian Leadership

    - This news service gets a weekly message from Gush Shalom which I usually agree with. Nevertheless Gush Shalom represents only a small section of the Israeli left and peace movement and therefore their messages are not as a rule forwarded. See... Sol Salbe: Gush Shalom On Future Leaders [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00243.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser: Opportunity Lost

    - The saddest thing about the American election of George Bush is that in the long run it will make the United States irrelevant in all matters save that we have the power to blow the world up, many times over, through our military might. See... Bush Folly, Campaign 2004 and the Middle East [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00240.htm


    UQ Wire: 9/11 Whistleblower Fired

    - According to Nic Levis, east coast director of 911truth.org, "David Ray Griffin has received confirmation that Kevin Ryan, site manager of the Environmental Health Laboratories (Underwriters Laboratories), was fired today by the parent company. See... UQ Wire: 9/11 Whistleblower Kevin Ryan Fired [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00239.htm


    Kamala Sarup: Corruption In South Asia A Big Threat

    - A Berlin-based watchdog, Transparency International chairman, Peter Eigen, said Corruption is crippling the global battle against poverty and robbing oil-rich nations of their development potential. He further said corruption was ''rampant'' worldwide, draining ... See... Kamala Sarup:Corruption In South Asia A Big Threat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00237.htm


    Opines On Jemima Khan's Relationship With Islam

    - Since her divorce with cricketer turned politician Imran Khan in June this year, Jemima Khan is under constant media spotlight. See... Is Jemima's Marriage With Islam Also In Trouble? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00236.htm


    Angie Pratt On The Rise Of Condeleeza Rice

    - No one argues that Colin Powell isn't a man of integrity. When Colin Powell speaks the truth is expected. His sincerity is not questioned. His facts are expected to be facts, not hyped spin. See... Rice To Powell - Trading Credibility for Certitude [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00234.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00232.htm
    MP In Waiting – ACT's Kenneth Wang

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Human Rights Tribunal Gets New Faces

    - Associate Justice Minister Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of nine new members to the Human Rights Review Tribunal panel. See... Appointments to the Human Rights Review Tribunal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00402.htm


    Ryall Criticises Departments Regarding Rapists Re-offending

    - There should be an urgent independent inquiry into a chain reaction of incompetence which allowed a refugee rapist to re-offend while on parole, says National's Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Government's chain reaction of incompetence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00395.htm


    Mallard's Verbal Explosion Results In Friendly Fire Casualty

    - Green - MP Nandor Tanczos says Trevor Mallard's view that the Supreme Court judges were not chosen on merit is an attack on his colleague, Attorney General Margaret Wilson, who made the appointments. See... Mallard's attack on judiciary also swipes Wilson [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00400.htm


    Robson Reckons Peters' Privatisation Claims Are An Insult To Intelligence

    - Winston Peters' attempts in Parliament this morning to re-write history with absurd claims that his privatization of Auckland airport was "successful" are an insult to everyone's intelligence, says Progressive MP Matt Robson. See... Peters rewrites history of his role in asset sales [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00399.htm


    New Zealand First Fire Fines Broadside At Barker

    - New Zealand First has accused the Minister for Courts of being the last person in the country to realise the infringement system is dysfunctional. See... Problems Collecting Fines? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00398.htm


    Alexander calls For Government Intervention For Rest Home Residents

    - “What are the elderly supposed to do in Dunedin now that this Government has let the second rest-home collapse in just three months?” asked United Future senior citizens spokesperson Marc Alexander today. See... Rest-home collapses outrage Alexander [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00397.htm


    NZ First Goes In To Bat For Potentially Slaughtered Sea Lions

    - The announcement that 115 sea lions can be killed by squid fishery trawl operations this fishing season reflects badly on both the Fisheries and Conservation Ministers says New Zealand First’s conservation spokesman, Edwin Perry. See... Sealion Toll Shameful [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00396.htm


    Soil Tests Called For

    - The Greens are calling for tests within a year of all sites that have been identified as potentially contaminated. See... Kedgley calls for contamination tests [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00408.htm


    Mike Gets On His Trike

    - Green MP Mike Ward is cycling from Kaitaia to Wellington, via the Bay of Plenty and Hawkes Bay, to meet with Mayors, councillors, schools, waste organisations, regional business associations, local Greens and the public on the issues of waste, community. See... Green MP triking through Northland [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00389.htm


    Reserve Bank Warning Highlights Need To Act On Student Debt

    - "The warning by Dr Adrian Orr, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank, that high and rising debt level puts our economy at risk highlights the need to act on student debt", said Progressive MP Matt Robson today. See... Action On Student Debt Needed [1] ALSO: Reserve Bank Says External Debt Needs Stabilising [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00391.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00233.htm

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