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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Foreshore & Seabed Act Becomes Law
PM Confronted Face To Face Over Zaoui
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Darfur Sudan: Help To Curb Human Catastrophe Blocked
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: The Message That Accompanied The PM's Office Axe Attack
COMMENT: The Foreshore & Seabed's Last And Sorry Act
SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT: American Coup II: Buzzflash Reports On Berkeley Vote Discrepancy Study
American Coup II: Freepress.Org Public Meetings In Ohio

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is (Just) Here!
Blogwatch: The Latest From Dog Biting Men
Ramzy Baroud: Viva La France!
Am Johal: The Politics Of Time And Dispossession
Thailand's Security Forces Trained To Secure Western Tourists
Scoop Feedback - AIDS, Mosquitos and Selenium
Manuel Valenzuela: War Is Hell
Dave Stratman: The Triumph of Liberalism

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Widely Travelled NZ First MP Defended By Brother
Talented Kiwi Film Maker Takes Out Top US Award
Robson Talks Up Progressive Conference and Policies
Alexander Delves Into Topical Liquor Issues
Small Children Receive Educational Funding Boost
Former Resident Of Mao's China Welcomed To Parliament By Pansy Wong
Brash Requests Cabinet Minister Vacate Position
Judith Collins Explores Maori Health Statistics
Government Accused By National Of Ignoring The Elderly
Dail Jones Wants Judiciary And Executive To Kiss And Make Up
Mozzies To Be Terminated With Extreme Prejudice
ACT Attacks Charity Consultation

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00256.htm
Kim Hill Debates Zaoui With The Prime Minister

See also.. http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00265.htm
Face To Face Zaoui Debate Full Transcript

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Foreshore & Seabed Act Becomes Law

- “The government will uphold equally the rights of access to the foreshore and seabed and the right to lawful, peaceful protest by those who wish to express opposition to the new legislation,” says Acting Prime Minister Michael Cullen. See... Rights must be respected – Cullen [1] MORE 3rd READING COMMENT: - Maori Party - Turia: Third Reading Of Foreshore And Seabed Bill [2] - Greens - Shameful foreshore legislation enshrines racism [3] - Govt. - Certainty restored to foreshore and seabed [4] - National - Brash: Foreshore and Seabed Bill Third Reading [5] - Labour Party - Maori customary rights enshrined in law [6] - United Future - Foreshore Act passage a sad event for New Zealand [7] For more on this issue see... STORY OF THE WEEK


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00421.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00412.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00416.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00415.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00413.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00411.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00406.htm


PM Confronted On Face To Face Over Zaoui

- Kim Hill: It is a very, very odd thing for a Labour Prime Minister, a Labour party veteran like yourself to say that as long as people are fat and healthy then to hell with the guy rotting in jail! See... Kim Hill Debates Zaoui With PM - Transcript [1] and Prime Minister Bamboozles Kim Hill On Zaoui [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00265.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00256.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Tonight, Auckland, 5pm: Protest Against Iraq Occupation [1]
  • King Says Cervical Audit Report Gives Confidence [2]
  • Govt ignores crisis in aged care [3]
  • NZ First Country To Welcome World Children's Day [4]
  • Mosquito eradication programme approved [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00139.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00426.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00424.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00422.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00420.htm


    Darfur Sudan: Help To Curb Human Catastrophe Blocked

    - Achievements on humanitarian access in Darfur 'fast falling apart' Renewed insecurity stops Oxfam delivering vital aid to 200,000 people. See... Humanitarian access in Darfur 'fast falling apart' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00220.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Kyoto Protocol to enter into force 16 February 05 [1]
  • Ecuador: Police courts permit impunity [2]
  • ISM Calls for Support in Difficult Times [3]
  • James A. Kelly: U.S.-East Asia Policy [4]
  • An Unjust Attack on Nicaraguan President Bolaños [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00215.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00211.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00214.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00222.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00218.htm

    STORY OF THE WEEK:


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00233.htm
    Foreshore & Seabed Protest At Parliament Thursday

    The Message That Accompanied The PM's Office Axe Attack

    - Scoop has acquired a copy of a message found by Police after an axe was driven deep into a window-frame fronting the Prime Minister’s electorate office. The message said the attack symbolised the shattered trust between the Crown and the people. See... Scoop Acquires Copy Of Axe Activists’ Message [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00267.htm


    COMMENT: The Foreshore & Seabed's Last And Sorry Act

    - It should not be surprising that it has ended like this: that the government’s inept response to last year’s Court of Appeal decision on the foreshore and seabed should have ended with the ramming through under urgency of one of the most controversial ... See... Foreshore & Seabed Act: Sad End to Sorry Spectacle [1] FOR MUCH MORE see... STORY OF THE WEEK: Foreshore & Seabed Act Passed [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00253.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0411/S00255.htm

    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - American Coup II

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00264.htm
    2004 Exit Poll "Red Shift" As Seen In Vote Numbers

    American Coup II: Buzzflash Reports On Berkeley Vote Discrepancy Study

    - A research team at UC Berkeley reported Thursday morning that irregularities associated with electronic voting machines may have awarded 130,000 - 260,000 or more in excess votes to President George W. Bush in Florida in the 2004 presidential election. See... Berkeley Study Finds Suspicious Votes In Florida [1] . For the full paper see... Berkeley Paper: Florida E-Voting Machines In 2004 Election [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00249.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00229.htm


    American Coup II: Freepress.Org Public Meetings In Ohio

    - Highly-charged, jam-packed hearings held here in Columbus have cast serious doubt on the true outcome of the presidential election. See... Hearings On Ohio Voting Put 2004 Election In Doubt [1] MORE FRESH USACOUP 2004 NEWS & VIEWS: - Thom Hartmann - 'Stinking Evidence' of Possible Fraud in Florida [2] - Democracy Now: David Cobb Discusses the Ohio Recout [3] - US Greens - Ohio Recount Must Start Now [4] , Kucinich Supports Green's Demand for Ohio Recount [5] & Greens Urge National Support Of Ohio Recount [6] - League Of Women Voters - Voting Problems Should Be Fully Investigated [7] See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00250.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00258.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00262.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00228.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00227.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00226.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00225.htm
    [8] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is (Just) Here!

    - I have a tendency to overcommit, which is why I spent this morning finishing a slightly-past-deadline Wide Area News column for the Listener (on the clever Cunliffes and IdolBlog), and why the sun is passing over the yard-arm as I begin today's post... See... Public Address 19/11/04 - Fridayed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00261.htm


    Blogwatch: The Latest From Dog Biting Men

    - A regular update from DogBitingMen: DogBitingMen is home to Mediacow, David W Young, Olivia Kember, Ben Thomas, Mister Neil Falloon and The Funniest New Zealander Alive. See... DogBitingMen Digest – 19 November 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00259.htm


    Ramzy Baroud: Viva La France!

    - By honoring President Yasser Arafat, France has honored every Palestinian man, woman and child. For this we will be forever grateful. See... Merci La France: We Will Be Forever Grateful [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00252.htm


    Am Johal: The Politics Of Time And Dispossession

    - When the aging Arab poets, fashionably grey haired and in their eighties, tremble and read their beautiful words on the stage of the Al Midan Theatre they are like the trunks of olive trees, testaments to the suffering. See... Am Johal: The Politics Of Time And Dispossession [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00266.htm


    Thailand's Security Forces Trained To Secure Western Tourists

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- The U.S. Defense Department has trained and equipped police on the tourist playground island of Phuket to prevent "international terrorists" staging a copycat of the Bali island bombing, a Thai official said. See... Thailand Recieves Anti-Terror Training From US DoD [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00251.htm


    Scoop Feedback - AIDS, Mosquitos and Selenium

    - The well-known researcher/author Dr. Harold Foster has two articles entitled "AIDS and the Seleno-Enzyme Solution." These deal with the relationship between - simply put - AIDS and the trace element selenium. See... Scoop Feedback - AIDS, Mosquitos and Selenium [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00248.htm


    Manuel Valenzuela: War Is Hell

    - To be in war is to be in hell on Earth, captured by lunacy and bewilderment, panic, fear and unmatched levels of stress invading your body. Bullets whizzing by, helicopters flying low, machine gunning anything that moves, fighter jets roaring overhead, explosions ... See... Valenzuela: Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00260.htm


    Dave Stratman: The Triumph of Liberalism

    - The electoral campaign has finally crawled to its dreary and foreseeable end: the victory of George W. Bush, anti-''red state'' hysteria and despair among Kerry supporters, and the effective end of the antiwar movement. See... Dave Stratman: The Triumph of Liberalism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00257.htm



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    Widely Travelled NZ First MP Defended By Brother

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters has referred a National Business Review article relating to List MP Jim Peters to Parliament’s Privileges Committee. See... NBR Article Referred To Privileges Committee [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00438.htm


    Talented Kiwi Film Maker Takes Out Top US Award

    - Two Cars, One Night , written and directed by New Zealander Taika Waititi, has won the Grand Jury Prize for best international short film at the AFI Los Angeles Film Festival. See... Two Cars, One Night wins major US film award [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00419.htm


    Robson Talks Up Progressive Conference and Policies

    - Progressive conference in Auckland tomorrow - Progressive key policies are coming thick and fast - The case of Mallard v Supreme Court - Binge-drinking and liquor industry go together. See... robson-on-politics 19 November 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00439.htm


    Alexander Delves Into Topical Liquor Issues

    - The avoidable death of 19 year old Willy Cranswick through alcohol abuse will raise the call for tougher alcohol laws .It is an understandable reaction. While everyone seems to want to blame the industry, the bar manager, and even that nebulous concept, See... Marc My Words November 19 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00437.htm


    Small Children Receive Educational Funding Boost

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today a further $4 million to create more places for under-fives in early childhood education, as part of the government's push to make quality early childhood education more affordable and accessible. See... Funding boost to create more places for under-five [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00436.htm


    Former Resident Of Mao's China Welcomed To Parliament By Pansy Wong

    - National's Asian Relationships spokeswoman, Pansy Wong, says she is delighted to welcome the third Asian and second Chinese MP to Parliament. See... Wong welcomes NZ's next Asian MP [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00435.htm


    Brash Requests Cabinet Minister Vacate Position

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says it is time for Police Minister George Hawkins to stand down - for the peace of mind of all New Zealanders. See... Time for Police Minister to go, says Brash [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00434.htm


    Judith Collins Explores Maori Health Statistics

    - National's Health spokeswoman, Judith Collins, says the Ministry of Health's Cervical Screening Audit shows that hiding the cervical cancer statistics for Maori women for so long has put their health at risk. See... Screening audit shows hiding stats hurt Maori [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00433.htm


    Government Accused By National Of Ignoring The Elderly

    - National’s Senior Citizens spokeswoman, Lynda Scott, says the Government has turned its back on some of our most vulnerable citizens – the elderly. See... Govt ignores crisis in aged care [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00424.htm


    Dail Jones Wants Judiciary And Executive To Kiss And Make Up

    - New Zealand First Justice spokesman Dail Jones is concerned at the ever-widening split between the minority Labour-led Government and the Judiciary. See... Judiciary And Executive [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00423.htm


    Mozzies To Be Terminated With Extreme Prejudice

    - The Cabinet has approved a $10 million programme to attempt to eradicate the southern saltmarsh mosquito around the Wairau and Lake Grassmere, Associate Biosecurity Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See Mosquito eradication programme approved [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00420.htm


    ACT Attacks Charity Consultation

    - This week's special consultation meeting on the proposed re-write of the Charities Bill - organised by Labour for a small selected group of charitable organisations - is an indictment of New Zealand's democratic process, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader. See… Charities Bill Lacks Proper Scrutiny [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00440.htm

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