Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

**** ZAOUI BOOK OUT NOW!!! ****
Scoop has launched the book investigating the Ahmed Zaoui case 'I almost forgot about the moon' - The Disinformation Campaign Against Ahmed Zaoui.

Click here:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00016.htm

.. to order your copy direct from the publisher. Price NZ$17.00 inc GST and includes postal charges inside NZ. email selwyn@scoop.co.nz

**** ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY ****

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: SIS Investigation: Intelligence Expert Says Public & National Interest Threatened
Govt Welcomes Brash Into Super Fund Fold
Ahmed Zaoui Granted Right To Apply For Bail
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Kiwi Aid Agencies Ready To Assist With Volcano Victims
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
American Coup II: Freepress.org - Voter Transcripts Fuel Election Doubt

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Jim Kirwan: No Surrender
Hard News & More Is There!
An Expat American Gives Up On Explaining His Homeland
Rosalea Barker: Thanksgiving Day
William Kulin: Iraqi Police Quitting En Masse
Am Johal: No Carrie Fisher Please We're Jewish
More Going On In Fallujah Than Simple U.S. Victory
Genevieve Cora Fraser: Carving Up The Terra Sancta
Kamala Sarup: Threats To Children's Security
Chossudovsky On US Cross Border Military Ambition

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Govt. Commences Negotiations With Te Arawa
Ron Mark Not Impressed With Judges Leniency
Greens Welcome Prisoner Reintegration Program
Columns: Marc Alexander Talks Justice To Oldies
Insurance Support Of Farmer Opposition To Land Access Proposals
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Govt. Announces New Use For Wallaceville Research Facility
Greens Get On Their Bikes
Bill Gudgeon Talks Out Against Partner Abuse
Civil Unions Partly About Choice – Benson-Pope

TO CHANGE MY SCOOP OPTIONS OR UNSUBSCRIBE FROM THIS LIST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/signin.html
IF YOU HAVE LOST YOUR PASSWORD
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/myscoop/newpass.html


...TODAY'S PHOTO STORY...


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00301.htm
Volcano Erupts In PNG Endangering Villagers

-----------

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

------------

LEAD STORY:
SIS Investigation: Intelligence Expert Says Public & National Interest Threatened

- Paul Buchanan: “I believe that, then and now, the public should be very concerned about the extremely broad scope of the SIS charter, its lack of accountability, its relative impunity, and the virtual absence of viable oversight mechanisms, parliamentary or otherwise, to hold the SIS leadership responsible for the actions it takes.” See... A Conversation With Paul Buchanan On The NZ SIS [1] For reaction to Scoop's SIS Expose see...Full Coverage: SIS SPECIAL FEATURE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00354.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=spooks


Govt Welcomes Brash Into Super Fund Fold

- "The greater the political consensus around the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, the safer New Zealanders' long term security in retirement," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today. See… Cullen on National's support for NZ Super Fund [1] ALSO: - Greens - Dinosaur parties go hand-in-hand into swamp [2] - Progressives - War against future poverty in old age [3] - United - Dunne applauds National’s superannuation change [4] - ACT - National Adopts Labour's Policies [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00570.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00572.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00576.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00574.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00568.htm



An Ahmed Zaoui Supporter Pays Her Respects At Auckland Central
Remand Prison This Afternoon - photo essay by Kevin List

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: - CTU - Zaoui decision protects our rights [4] - GPJA - Public Rally in Support of Zaoui to Proceed! Dec 4 [5] - NZ First - Labour Dithering Will Set Zaoui Free [6] - National - Time for Inspector-General to rule [7] - Amnesty International NZ - Amnesty Welcomes Supreme Court Zaoui Decision [8] - Greens - A great day for justice [9] - Progressive Party - Zaoui decision a victory for procedural fairness [10]


[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/PO0411/S00226.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00221.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00560.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00558.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00215.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00557.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00556.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Dealers should pay for endangering children [1]
  • Factory Farming Activists To Take Highway 58 [2]
  • How Widespread Is Surveillance Of NZ People? [3]
  • Level playing field in electricity industry? [4]
  • Commission to investigate TelstraClear [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00578.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00225.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00224.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00353.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00346.htm


    Kiwi Aid Agencies Ready To Assist With Volcano Victims

    - New Zealand Red Cross is giving $10,000 to replenish emergency shelter materials and water containers for residents affected by volcanic activity on Papua New Guinea’s Manam Island. See... NZ Red Cross assists volcano-affected villagers [1] and World Vision Readies Aid For Volcano Victims [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00302.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00301.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UN Envoy Discusses Fallujah With Iraqi President [1]
  • GAO to Investigate 2004 Election Irregularities [2]
  • Iraq: Annan Condemns Brutal Aid Worker Execution [3]
  • Locust Swarms Moving Towards Middle East [4]
  • Global Help Needed To Fight Opium Production [5]
  • Kaitani Denies Complicity In Fiji Coup [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00296.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00299.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00295.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00293.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00292.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00286.htm


    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - American Coup II:
    American Coup II: Freepress.org - Voter Transcripts Fuel Election Doubt

    - A floodtide of evidence of questionable practices in the 2004 election is mounting fast against Ohio Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell and Republican Franklin County Board of Elections (BOE) Director Matt Damschroder. See... Voter Transcripts Feed Floodtide Of Election Doubt [1] MORE: - US Should Stand Down Criticism Of Ukraine Election [2] - Greg Palast Seeks Donations For Vote Investigation [3] See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00348.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00344.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00343.htm
    [4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Jim Kirwan: No Surrender

    - We are still being told to ''come together and allow the nation to heal.'' No surgeon worth the name would dream of sewing up a patient with all those bullets still inside. See... Apathy, Arrogance or Fear - We Must Face All Three [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00342.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - What odds then, on the government actually presenting any evidence now that Ahmed Zaoui has been granted his bail hearing by the Supreme Court? It would be ironic if a man's two years of internment ended because no case was made against bail... See... Public Address 26/11/04 - Four-Piece Pack [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00356.htm


    An Expat American Gives Up On Explaining His Homeland

    - For the last three and a half years I have been making excuses for Americans. You see, I was born in the US and therefore I am continually asked by non-Americans, to explain the mysterious ways of my former countrymen. See... No More Excuses: Understanding the Americans [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00353.htm


    Rosalea Barker: Thanksgiving Day

    - The Thanksgiving Day holiday is ''long enough to fly home and short enough to have to submit to it,'' according to someone I'd asked about its significance. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Hospitality Day, 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00352.htm


    William Kulin: Iraqi Police Quitting En Masse

    - Unfortunately for DoD planners, ''Iraqification'' isn't working. The US has made ''essentially no progress in increasing the number of Iraqi forces during the year 2004'', according to GlobalSecurity.org. See... William Kulin: 50% Of Iraqi Police Have Deserted [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00351.htm


    Am Johal: No Carrie Fisher Please We're Jewish

    - In Jerusalem, Sarah Jessica Parker, the former star of Sex and the City, had a billboard featuring her in a skimpy, spaghetti strap dress removed after complaints from Orthodox Jews who were offended by the ad. See... Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Sexy Advertising [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00350.htm


    More Going On In Fallujah Than Simple U.S. Victory

    - Now that the smoke over Fallujah has cleared, and victory declared, let’s review: War is wrong. Always has been, always will be. See... More Going On In Fallujah Than Simple U.S. Victory [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00349.htm


    Genevieve Cora Fraser: Carving Up The Terra Sancta

    - Non-Semite : Zionist Israel : Carves up : The remains : Of Palestine : Into bite-sized bits : Swallowing hard : Line rhetoric : As justification : For selfish : And bestial : Behavior : Non-Semite : Zionist Israel : Craves the remains See... Poem: Israel Carves Up the Remains of Palestine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00347.htm


    Kamala Sarup: Threats To Children's Security

    - ''There a better way to promote communal harmony and peace. Even recently, the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers said that children are fighting in almost every major conflict, in both government and opposition forces." See... Kamala Sarup: Threats To Children's Security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00346.htm


    Chossudovsky On US Cross Border Military Ambition

    - Territorial control over Canada is part of Washington's geopolitical and military agenda as formulated in April 2002 by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. See... Is The Annexation Of Canada Part Of Bush's Agenda? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00345.htm



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

    -----------

    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

    ------------

    Govt. Commences Negotiations With Te Arawa

    - The Crown and Nga Kaihautu o Te Arawa Executive Council have agreed to enter into negotiations settling the tribes' land-based historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Treaty Negotiations Minister Margaret Wilson said today. See... Te Arawa to begin negotiations for land claims [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00586.htm


    Ron Mark Not Impressed With Judges Leniency

    - New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark today called for a judge who wiped a Rotorua teenager’s $43,000 of unpaid fines to be removed from the bench. See... Wrong Message Sent To Offenders [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00585.htm


    Greens Welcome Prisoner Reintegration Program

    - The Green Party has warmly welcomed a pilot programme to help newly released inmates reintegrate into society. See... Reintegration programme will help make NZ safer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00583.htm


    Columns: Marc Alexander Talks Justice To Oldies

    - This week I have been to four cities (Te Puke, Rotorua, Whakatane and Gisborne) to talk to Rotary and Grey Power groups about our criminal justice system. See... Marc My Words - 26 Nov: A Tale to Four Cities [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Richard Worth - Newsworthy - November 26 2004 [2] - Labour Party - Beehive Bulletin - Friday, 26 November 2004 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00582.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00571.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00580.htm


    Insurance Support Of Farmer Opposition To Land Access Proposals

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today welcomed the support of one of New Zealand's largest rural insurers behind ACT and Federated Farmers' campaign against Labour's dopey land access proposals. See... ACT Welcomes Insurer's Opposition To Land Access [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00581.htm


    These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Committee meetings Seven committee meetings were held this week, five in the parliamentary complex and two in Auckland. See... Select Committee Business 19 Nov -26 Nov 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00584.htm


    Govt. Announces New Use For Wallaceville Research Facility

    - The Government has approved in principle the establishment of a National Centre for Emerging Diseases and Biosecurity at Wallaceville, Upper Hutt. See... National Biosecurity Centre Planned For Upper Hutt [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00579.htm


    Greens Get On Their Bikes

    - Green MP Mike Ward will take a break from his North Island trike tour tomorrow joining two fellow Green MPs competing in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. See... Three Greens to tackle Taupo bike race [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00577.htm


    Bill Gudgeon Talks Out Against Partner Abuse

    - New Zealand First social services spokesperson Bill Gudgeon says he’s appalled by the number of women falling victim to domestic violence at the hands of men who think it is okay to abuse women. See... It’s Time For Men To Be Men And Not Bullies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00575.htm


    Civil Unions Partly About Choice – Benson-Pope

    - The new civil union legislation offers not just more choice to people but greater protection to couples in committed relationships, says Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope. See... Civil Unions provide greater protections [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00569.htm

    ENDS

    © Scoop Media

     
     
     
     
     
    Top Scoops Headlines

     

    Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

    Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

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

    The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

    ALSO:

    Buildup:

    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>>

    ALSO:

    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>>

    Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

    It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

    ALSO:


    Get More From Scoop

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Top Scoops
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news