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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Ahmed Zaoui Granted Right To Apply For Bail
Inquiry Convened Into SIS Allegations Raised On Scoop
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Fallujah Focus Of Crisis Meeting Between UN And al-Yawar
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Herald’s ‘Mystery Man’ Not Scoop Contact On Leaf

SCOOP COLUMNS:
MOTORNET: A Night On The Town In An S-Type
Hard News & More Is There!
Blogwatch: More Fighting Talk from Fighting Talk
Simon Pound Provides An Unprintable Review Of Open Water
Martin LeFevre: Children Of Fire
Steve Weissman: Four More Wars
Kelpie Wilson: A Virtual Ecotopia
New Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Tapes Publicly Available
Doughlas O'Rourke On The Failure Of Intelligence Reform
Kamala Sarup On War, Women And HIV/AIDs In Asia
Steven Hass: The Home Of The Fearful
Command and Control of Iraqi Guerrilla War

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Greens Indict Govt. For Failure To Address Child Poverty
United Future Disputes Claims About UK Civil Unions
Cross Ditch Taxation Comparisons Not Flattering - Key
Inquiry Into Police Rapes Costs Heaps Does Nothing
Anderton Defends Laws Aimed At Drug Peddlers Property
Rick Barker Accused Of Burying His Head In The Sand
ACT Leader Gives National Tax Policy A Rev Up
Christmas Is Coming!
Education Research Projects Get $$$
PM To Attend Commemorative ASEAN Summit
Wellington Conference On Social Policy Investment
Fish & Game Accused Of Betraying The Heartland
Keeping This Crim Inside Is Not Enough – Marc Alexander

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00339.htm
An Ahmed Zaoui Supporter Pays Respects At Auckland Remand Prison This Afternoon - photo essay by Kevin List

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Ahmed Zaoui Granted Right To Apply For Bail

– The Supreme Court has decided that the High Court does have an inherent right to grant bail for detained refugee Ahmed Zaoui. A bail hearing has been set down for 9 December in the Supreme Court in Wellington. See... Supreme Court Will Hold Zaoui Bail Hearing Dec 9 [1] . See also... Media Release: Ahmed Zaoui V The Attorney-General [2] and the full text of the judgement… ZAOUI V THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL & Ors SC CIV 13/2004 [3] ALSO: - NZ First - Labour Dithering Will Set Zaoui Free [4] - National - Time for Inspector-General to rule [5] - Amnesty International NZ - Amnesty Welcomes Supreme Court Zaoui Decision [6] - Greens - A great day for justice [7] - Progressive Party - Zaoui decision a victory for procedural fairness [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00339.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00213.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00214.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00560.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00558.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00215.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00557.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00556.htm


Inquiry Convened Into SIS Allegations Raised On Scoop

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has given the Inspector General of Security and Intelligence a green light to inquire into allegations made by Scoop.co.nz and in the Sunday Star Times concerning the propriety of SIS investigations into the Maori Party and Iwi organisations. See... Inspector General To Inquire Into SIS Allegations [1] ALSO: - Greens - Don’t make this a punitive inquiry [2] & Greens call for broader inquiry into SIS [3] For reaction to Scoop's Scoop see...SCOOP SPOOKS SPECIAL FEATURE [4] and STORY OF THE WEEK [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00323.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00543.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00545.htm
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=spooks
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Civil Union Bill Rubbished by Marilyn Waring [1]
  • PM urged to press for opening of West Papua & Aceh [2]
  • AK05 launches Auckland as Cultural Capital [3]
  • Students welcome Code of Practice for students [4]
  • Astronomers’ sights set on December 1 [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00212.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00211.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0411/S00172.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0411/S00078.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0411/S00066.htm


    Fallujah Focus Of Crisis Meeting Between UN And al-Yawar

    - The top United Nations envoy for Iraq today discussed the situation in Fallujah with Iraqi President Ghazi al-Yawar, focusing on humanitarian conditions in the town and the impact of the hostilities on the civilian population following the United States ... See... UN Envoy Discusses Fallujah With Iraqi President [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00296.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • GAO to Investigate 2004 Election Irregularities [1]
  • Iraq: Annan Condemns Brutal Aid Worker Execution [2]
  • Locust Swarms Moving Towards Middle East [3]
  • Global Help Needed To Fight Opium Production [4]
  • Kaitani Denies Complicity In Fiji Coup [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00299.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00295.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00293.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00292.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00286.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: Herald’s ‘Mystery Man’ Not Scoop Contact On Leaf

    - A man the New Zealand Herald today said was behind Sunday Star Times allegations of SIS bugging is not a Scoop source of information on Operation Leaf. The Herald claimed: “One of the alleged spies behind newspaper allegations of the SIS bugging ... See... NZ Herald’s Mystery Man Not Scoop Source On 'Leaf' [1] ALSO: - Cate Brett SST's Editor - Sunday Star-Times Stands By SIS Story [2] MORE:SIS Spy Operation Broader Than Just Politics [3] FOR MUCH MUCH MORE... see SCOOP SPOOKS SPECIAL FEATURE [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00307.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00210.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00290.htm
    [4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=spooks

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    MOTORNET: A Night On The Town In An S-Type

    - It's a Saturday night, and town is heaving. Courtenay Place is alive with people and cars of all shapes and descriptions cause a bottleneck in Wellington's party central locale. See... MOTORNET: Jaguar's 'Character Building' S-Type [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00338.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - And so the fencing begins. Helen Clark announces an inquiry into claims that the SIS illegally spied on Maori groups and individuals - and then implies that the Sunday Star Times should surrender its sources to the inquiry... See... Public Address 25/11/04 - Not Just Cricket [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00334.htm


    Blogwatch: More Fighting Talk from Fighting Talk

    - Now, Aaron. If you're not too busy quoting other bloggers without linking to them or being unelected or something, I'd like a word. I wouldn't normally be offended (and I certainly wouldn't be surprised) by a right-wing ideologue sneering at somebody ... See... FIGHTINGTALK - right-wing sneering [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00326.htm


    Simon Pound Provides An Unprintable Review Of Open Water

    - A certain publication that I hadn't worked for in this capacity asked me to review a film this week. I imagine they wont be asking again. The film was Open Water and this is the unprintable review...... fair enough really. See... In For A Penny… Honesty In Advertising [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00325.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Children Of Fire

    - In his excellent book, ''The Neanderthal’s Necklace,'' Juan Luis Arsuaga, a paleo-anthropologist and professor at the University of Madrid, provides a clear and cogent discussion of consciousness. See... Meditations: Children of Fire [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00333.htm


    Steve Weissman: Four More Wars

    - Somewhere in the Middle East, an exile group fights to overthrow a ruthless dictatorship, one that has long feuded with the United States and encouraged terrorists, especially against the Israelis. See... Nukes, Neo-Cons, and the Bush Who Cried Wolf Again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00337.htm


    Kelpie Wilson: A Virtual Ecotopia

    - Like many, my first thought on seeing the electoral map of November 2nd was a blue state secession. The blue left coast hanging there off of Canada looked just like Ecotopia to me. See... Kelpie Wilson: A Virtual Ecotopia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00336.htm


    New Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Tapes Publicly Available

    - Whatever you think you may know about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. you may be surprised to find that you were wrong. See... James Earl Ray Congressional Interview Available [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00335.htm


    Doughlas O'Rourke On The Failure Of Intelligence Reform

    - LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2004 ( columnleft.com ) -- The 'old far right' seemed a classic Wagnerian bunch that would never really lead America. We laughingly called them the Lunatic Fringe. See... O'Rourke: Neocongress To 9/11 Widows: Drop Dead! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00332.htm


    Kamala Sarup On War, Women And HIV/AIDs In Asia

    - "While intuitively this makes sense from a research perspective this has not been conclusively proven so far. But what is definitely known is that violent conflict and war affect human health both directly - through the violence of bombs and bullets - and indirectly, by disrupting economic and social systems that address health needs." See... Conflict, Putting Women At Risk Of Contracting HIV [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00331.htm


    Steven Hass: The Home Of The Fearful

    - To put it mildly, Americans live in a ''climate of fear''. In a peculiar twist, the rest of the world has somehow escaped this fate, at least in comparison to how deeply Americans have settled into this abyss. See... Nothing To Fear But Self-Imposed Fear Itself [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00330.htm


    Command and Control of Iraqi Guerrilla War

    - The Iraqi resistance will continue on its present course of limited engagements with US forces in as many different places as possible. Command and control of a guerrilla war was mapped out well before the invasion of the country last year. See... William Kulin: Command of Iraqi Guerrillas [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00329.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00338.htm
    MOTORNET: Karl Ferguson Reviews The New S-Type Jag

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Greens Indict Govt. For Failure To Address Child Poverty

    - Despite its election promise to end child poverty, the Government has failed the alarming number of children living in sub-standard conditions, Green MP Sue Bradford says. See... Green MP slams Government’s child poverty efforts [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00559.htm


    United Future Disputes Claims About UK Civil Unions

    - United Future MP Gordon Copeland today strongly refuted Labour MP Russell Fairbrother’s claim that parallels exist between the Civil Union Bill proposed for New Zealand, and the Civil Partnerships Bill which received the Royal Assent in Britain on 18 ... See... Fairbrother disingenuous over civil unions [1] MORE: - ACT - Government Must Assure On Civil Union Agenda [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00555.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00537.htm


    Cross Ditch Taxation Comparisons Not Flattering - Key

    - "A report that claims Australian tax rates are too high and damaging the economy also suggests New Zealand's rates are far worse," says National Party Finance spokesman John Key. See... Report confirms NZ is a high tax country [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00554.htm


    Inquiry Into Police Rapes Costs Heaps Does Nothing

    - The Prime Minister has wasted over a million taxpayer dollars on her ill-advised commission of inquiry into police conduct, ACT Deputy Leader and Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman revealed for the first time today. See... Stalled Govt Commission So Far Cost $1.2m [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00553.htm


    Anderton Defends Laws Aimed At Drug Peddlers Property

    - Proposed new laws to increase powers to search and seize, without warrant, suspected drug peddlers are very tough, but they are justified because of the extreme danger that drugs, particularly methamphetamine, pose to innocent people, says Progressive Leader Jim Anderton. See... Anti-drug peddler laws are tough, and rightly so [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00552.htm


    Rick Barker Accused Of Burying His Head In The Sand

    - "Rick Barker is employing the ostrich defence by putting his head in the sand and refusing to acknowledge the existence of major problems in his Community & Voluntary Sector portfolio," says National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich. See... Rick Barker employs ostrich defence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00551.htm


    ACT Leader Gives National Tax Policy A Rev Up

    - ACT Leader Rodney Hide is pleased the National Party is setting its sights on tax cuts but he says it needs to look beyond cutting the corporate rate to 30 cents in the dollar. "That's Jim Anderton's policy!" See... Hide Tells National To Help Hardworking Families [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00550.htm


    Christmas Is Coming!

    - The Green Party is reminding New Zealanders that it’s the thought that counts this Christmas. See... Make love, not environmental war [1] MORE: - NZ First - Christmas Great For The Healthy [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00549.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00547.htm


    Education Research Projects Get $$$

    - Eighteen new research projects have been awarded grants under the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI), aimed at contributing to the government's goal of raising education standards, Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. See... Research projects to raise education standards [1] MORE: - Govt. - Wanganui school takes part in education research [2] - Govt - Teaching & Learning Research Initiative Projects [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00546.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00539.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00538.htm


    PM To Attend Commemorative ASEAN Summit

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark will visit Vientiane, Laos, to attend a commemorative summit on 29-30 November with the leaders of ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations) and Australia. See... PM to attend ASEAN leaders’ summit [1] . See also… Goff: Getting serious about Asia [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00541.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00534.htm


    Wellington Conference On Social Policy Investment

    - A conference focusing on investment in social policy leading to better social outcomes and economic growth is attracting leading international researchers and evaluators to Wellington this week. See... “What Works?” - investing in social policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00540.htm


    Fish & Game Accused Of Betraying The Heartland

    - Fish & Game New Zealand has clearly renounced political impartiality by throwing its weight behind the Labour Government's destructive rural policies, ACT Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today. See... Fish And Game Declares War On Rural NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00536.htm


    Keeping This Crim Inside Is Not Enough – Marc Alexander

    - A murderer who admitted that he killed an elderly couple simply to watch somebody die has had his parole bid declined, “but unfortunately he hasn’t been barred from reapplying for three years”, United Future’s Marc Alexander said today. See... Alexander: Parole decision weak [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00532.htm

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    Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

    Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

    I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

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