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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: SIS Investigation: Was Operation Leaf Originally Operation Maple Leaf? - Herald Smear Campaign Diversion From National Interest Issue
Those Who Perished On Mt Erebus Remembered
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
United Kingdom Urged Not To Use 'Evidence' Acquired By Torture
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Inquiry Convened Into SIS Allegations Raised On Scoop
American Coup II: How The Grinch Stole The White House... Again

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Online Petition - Hugo Chavez For Nobel Peace Prize
Hard News & More Is There!
Letter From Elsewhere: Domestic Violence By Another Name
Rosalea Barker: Hijacked By Strict Constructivism
Toni Solo: Condoleeza Rice & The Murder Of Danilo Anderson
A Letter From A Canadian Ahmed Zaoui
Mark Anderson: The True Costs Of Christmas Bargains
A Final Audience With The Late Edward Said
Mary Pitt On The Merits Of Re-Education
Sheila Samples: A Evidently Clever American Kid
Iraq Eyewitness Reports: Lord Of The Flies
Kamala Sarup: Peace, Violence & Women
Media 101 - Death of Rafael Eitan

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Tariana Turia Speaks To Her New Party Faithful
Greens Oppose ASEAN Non-Interference Pact
David Benson-Pope Welcomes Civil Unions Select Committee Report
Cullen Talks Social Development Policy
Progressive's Welcome National Support For Super Fund
Free Education Illusion Will Ghettoise Poor Families
Mallard Urged To Get Waipareira Wananga $$$ Back
Schools Stand To Suffer From Pokie Changes
Newman Online: Nanny State On The March
Greens Celebrate Clean Slate Bill Coming In To Effect
CER Decile Report Supports Parent Choice - English

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Was Operation Leaf Originally Operation Maple Leaf?

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LEAD STORY:
SIS Investigation: Was Operation Leaf Originally Operation Maple Leaf? - Herald Smear Campaign Diversion From National Interest Issue

- A stinging attack against two men by the Herald on Saturday was a diversion from Operation Leaf and appears to be motivated by an attempting to present a ‘who has the best contacts’ parody. Scoop goes beyond the hype to investigate the real issue... See... Secret Source Wars A Diversion From Main Agenda [1] For reaction to Scoop's SIS Expose see...Full Coverage: SIS SPECIAL FEATURE [2] and STORY OF THE WEEK [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00358.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=spooks
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow


Those Who Perished On Mt Erebus Remembered

- [1] Residents at Scott Base and nearby McMurdo station today remembered all those aboard flight TE901 who died in Antarctica on Mt Erebus 25 years ago. See... Erebus Tragedy Remembered In Antarctica [2] ALSO: - Govt - Goff and Hillary commemorate Erebus crash [3] - Goff Speech - Goff Speech: Mt Erebus 'time of remembrance' [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00235.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00235.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00595.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00596.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Air Force Orion Snaps Suspected Illegal Fisher [1]
  • Refusal to Monitor Soil Health Puts NZ at Risk [2]
  • Kim Hill, TV ONE, “Hate Speech” Ban & Chief Censor [3]
  • Absolute Abstinence a Hit with Teens [4]
  • ANZ To Sponsor Prime’s New Holmes Programme [5]
  • Student Loan Borrowers: 1997-2002 [6]
  • New Boutique Lodge Opens In Lake Wanaka, NZ [7]
  • Finn Brothers star in campaign to Make Trade Fair [8]
  • Ak Growing Faster Than Politicians’ Can Manage [9]
  • 1,454 Wait Two Years Or More On Waiting List [10]
  • Aviation Service signs explosives detection deal [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00243.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00241.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00233.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00229.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00372.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00366.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00365.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00361.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0411/S00359.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00589.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00239.htm


    United Kingdom Urged Not To Use 'Evidence' Acquired By Torture

    - [1] The United Kingdom Government should make a formal undertaking that it will not rely on, or present "evidence" obtained through torture in any proceedings, the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) recommended today. See... UK Urged Not To Use 'Evidence' Obtained By Torture [2] RELATED: Iraq: UN Voices Extreme Concern For Kurd Refugees [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00304.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00304.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00309.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Amnesty Global Round-Up: Latest Human Rights News [1]
  • UN Lebanon Agree To Try Revitalizing Peace Process [2]
  • Darfur: 300,000 Displaced Persons Cut Off [3]
  • 'Jury Is Still Out' On Iran's Nuclear Ambitions [4]
  • Jamaica Protecting right to defend human rights [5]
  • UN Envoy Discusses Fallujah With Iraqi President [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00315.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00306.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00307.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00305.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00303.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00296.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: 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: - ARENA - Letter to PM on SIS Review [2] - Anti-Bases Campaign - A Weekend Of Protest Against Spies And Spybases [3] - Greens - Don’t make this a punitive inquiry [4] & Greens call for broader inquiry into SIS [5] For reaction to Scoop's SIS Expose see...Full Coverage: SIS SPECIAL FEATURE [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00323.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00242.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00240.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00543.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00545.htm
    [6] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=spooks


    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - American Coup II:
    American Coup II: How The Grinch Stole The White House... Again

    - Despite mainstream media attempts to kill or ridicule away the story, Talk Radio and the Internet are abuzz with considerable evidence that John Kerry was elected president on November 2. See... How The Grinch Stole The White House... Again [1] MORE: - Ukraine Election Observers Cite U.S. Voting Fraud [2] - Daniel Hopsicker: The Big Fix 2004 (Part 2) [3] - Kerry Supports Ohio Vote Investigation - Jackson [4] - Bob Nichols: Voting Machines Count Backwards In OK [5] See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00372.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00367.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00376.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00371.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00362.htm
    [6] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


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    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Online Petition - Hugo Chavez For Nobel Peace Prize

    - VHeadline.com commentarist Carlos Herrera writes: Thursday evening 9:00 p.m. on Venezuelan National Radio (RNV) I learned that there are moves afoot to propose President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias as a leading candidate for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. See... Petition: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez For Peace Prize [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00377.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - Blowing up the PA system is the stuff of ordinary legend in garage rock. It takes a special talent to set the PA on fire by playing through it. And that, friends, is what the D4 managed at the King's Arms on Friday night... See... Public Address 29/11/04 - On Fire [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00374.htm


    Letter From Elsewhere: Domestic Violence By Another Name

    - I put my winter woollies away last week, so I should have known that trouble was bound to follow. By Friday, the weather and the news had both turned nasty. See... Anne Else: It Sounds Better If You Call It IPV [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00373.htm


    Rosalea Barker: Hijacked By Strict Constructivism

    - Well, my dear little piwakawakas, I had many things I was planning to tell you about this beautiful Sunday morning -- Oregon Gooseberries, aka Baby Kiwis; San Franciso's Not in LA advertising campaign; the full-page attention NZ's Pinot Noir and Wellington ... See... Stateside with Rosalea: Strict Constructivism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00370.htm


    Toni Solo: Condoleeza Rice & The Murder Of Danilo Anderson

    - On Tuesday November 16th, George Bush put forward Condoleeza Rice as his proposed Secretary of State to take over the diplomacy of US warmongering from the outgoing fraud, Colin Powell. See... Toni Solo: Danilo Anderson And Condoleeza Rice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00361.htm


    A Letter From A Canadian Ahmed Zaoui

    - Adil Charkaoui, a father of two and a student of French literature, has spent almost 18 months in a Montreal prison. He has been neither convicted nor even charged with any crime. See... Letter From Montreal's Equivalent To Ahmed Zaoui [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00359.htm


    Mark Anderson: The True Costs Of Christmas Bargains

    - Everybody loves a bargain, especially during the holiday shopping season. In fact, that seems to be part of the fun of Christmas: finding that perfect gift for Uncle Fred on sale, or picking something up for little Timmy at half off. See... Christmas Shopping No Bargain If We Exploit Others [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00369.htm


    A Final Audience With The Late Edward Said

    - The film is an interview with the late Edward W. Said -- a writer, critic, political activist, teacher, scholar, and passionate spokesman for the Palestinian people. See... Sonia Nettnin: Edward Said - The Last Interview [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00368.htm


    Mary Pitt On The Merits Of Re-Education

    - President Bush is right! We need to re-educate ourselves in order to prepare for the future which faces us, and not only in the job market. See... Mary Pitt: Re-Educate For The New Future [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00375.htm


    Sheila Samples: A Evidently Clever American Kid

    - The kid and I were chatting happily last week about really really important things such as this country's top movie, Spongebob Squarepants, when, suddenly, she pointed at the TV screen behind me. Then, as her face contorted in anger, she said ominously ... See... Sheila Samples: Stinky And The Vulcans [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00366.htm


    Iraq Eyewitness Reports: Lord Of The Flies

    - Together with Americans the flies invaded the city. They are millions. The whole city seems to be under their power. The flies cover the corpses. The older is corpse, the more flies are upon it. First they cover a corpse as by some strange rash. See... Fallujah Eyewitness Report: Lords Of The Flies [1] MORE: - Dahr Jamail: This Time Last Year... [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00365.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00364.htm


    Kamala Sarup: Peace, Violence & Women

    - At a time when insecurity is on the rise in Asia, women and girls are told that the insecurity and fear of sexual violence or abduction is keeping them in their homes, out of schools, and away from work and looking for employment. See... Kamala Sarup: Peace and Women - Some Sad Stories [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00363.htm


    Media 101 - Death of Rafael Eitan

    - Former Israeli Chief-of-Staff Rafael Eitan was swept to his death on 23 November by a giant wave as he stood on a breakwater. See... Sol Salbe: Media 101 - Death of Rafael Eitan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00360.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0411/S00077.htm
    Where Is Woody?

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    Tariana Turia Speaks To Her New Party Faithful

    - The invite asked me to check out the ‘uncut hori-fied hiphop crews from GM2 kick it live’. That would then be followed with a ‘chillout party’ due to kick off about 3am. See... Turia Speech to Maori Party Annual General Meeting [1] MORE ON THE MAORI PARTY CONFERENCE: - National - National deplores calls for violence [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00600.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00592.htm


    Greens Oppose ASEAN Non-Interference Pact

    - The Greens are warning the Prime Minister against signing a non-interference pact with ASEAN, because it would inhibit New Zealand's ability to stand up publicly to human rights violators. See... PM shouldn't sign away our right to speak out [1] MORE ON THE ASEAN MEETING: - Greens - How Can Our PM Do Business With Burma's Butchers? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00602.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00599.htm


    David Benson-Pope Welcomes Civil Unions Select Committee Report

    - Minister welcomes Civil Union report which confirms marriage only for a man and a woman in NZ See... Minister welcomes Civil Union report [1] MORE ON CIVIL UNIONS BILL: - ACT - Civil Union Threat To Freedoms Of Speech: ACT [2] - United Future - Bill goes 95% of way to same-sex marriage [3] - United Future - Dunne welcomes NZ First support [4] - Campaign Against Civil Unions - Pro-homosexual Agenda Underlies Labour Govt. [5] , Bully Tactics By "Gay" Paper Against MPs [6] & Human Rights Complaint to Hon. M. Wilson [7] - Gay Eaters for Jesus - Support Civil Unions With An Extra Helping [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00603.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00591.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00608.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00606.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00238.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00237.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00232.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00244.htm


    Cullen Talks Social Development Policy

    - It is my pleasure to welcome you to this Social Development Symposium, and particularly to welcome Dr Raymond Torres, who will deliver today’s keynote address. See... Cullen: Address to Social Development Symposium [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00607.htm


    Progressive's Welcome National Support For Super Fund

    - "The National Party's commitment today to pre-funding part of the future costs of National Superannuation is welcome because it is good news for future retirees," says Progressive leader Jim Anderton. See... Progressive welcomes National's commitment [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00605.htm


    Free Education Illusion Will Ghettoise Poor Families

    - Green MP Metiria Turei says the skyrocketing cost of educating children will inevitably "ghettoise" poorer families living in upmarket areas. See... Free education - yeah right [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00609.htm


    Mallard Urged To Get Waipareira Wananga $$$ Back

    - ACT Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today called on Trevor Mallard to recover taxpayers' money poured into a Maori wanaga in Waitakere, in light of the local council's decision to recoup a $2 million loan it made to the Waipareira Trust for the land ... See... Mallard Treats Taxpayers' Money With Contempt [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00604.htm


    Schools Stand To Suffer From Pokie Changes

    - National's Education spokesman, Bill English, says schools are poised to lose millions of dollars when new gaming laws come into effect. See... Gambling Act: schools set to lose $3.8m [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00601.htm


    Newman Online: Nanny State On The March

    - This week, Newman On-line looks at the Labour Government’s attempt to regulate many aspects of New Zealanders’ lives. . See... "Newman Online" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00598.htm


    Greens Celebrate Clean Slate Bill Coming In To Effect

    - The Greens are celebrating the coming into effect of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act, which will enable half a million law abiding New Zealanders to put their past minor convictions behind them. See... Nandor wins justice for 1/2 million New Zealanders [1] MORE: - Govt. - Clean Slate laws come into force today [2] - ACT - Govt Tells Multiple Offenders To Start Lying: ACT [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00597.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00594.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00590.htm


    CER Decile Report Supports Parent Choice - English

    - A New Zealand Council of Educational Research report shows that parents in low-decile areas are frustrated by the lack of choice when it comes to their children’s education, says National’s Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Report backs call for choice in education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00593.htm

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