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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
World Vision Orders Coffins, Blankets, Food & Medicine For Pakistan
Sutton Encouraged By U.S. Farm Subsidy Spin
Eric Roy’s Back, Commits to Saving The Moose
Video: Pacific Solution: From Afghanistan to Aotearoa
Alleged Organised Crime Gang Of Ten Appear In Manukau Court
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
UN Expert Warns Of Draconian Laws In USA, UK, and Iraq
AID Agency Reponses - Pakistan Earthquake:
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Public Address: Brown On Turia, Tibby On English & Ng On Salient
Sonia Nettnin Reports From A Chicago ME Peace Conference
(Satire) To Hang (Or Not To Hang) The GOP
Bill Berkowitz On Michael Moore's Next Move
Stephen de Tarczynski: Liberia Goes To The Polls
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POLITICS HEADLINES:
National’s Chief Of Staff, Richard Long, Resigns


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World Vision Orders Coffins, Blankets, Food & Medicine For Pakistan

World Vision has got grim reports back from its assessment team which traveled into the upper north of the North West Frontier Province and the Mansehra District, the area hardest hit by Saturday's earthquake in Pakistan. The team leader, Igaz Ahmed said there are at least 10,000 dead and 200,000 injured just in that area, and dead bodies are everywhere. "The hospital is completely filled and the wounded are lying all around the compound." Mr Ahmed said there's a shortage of coffins and World Vision has ordered immediate transport of coffins, tents, water, food, medicines and blankets to the district. See... Grim Reports Back From Assessment Team [1] ALSO:

  • New Zealand To Assist Following Disasters [2]
  • Pakistan: UN Quake Relief Moves Into Higher Gear [3]
  • UN To Help Countries Affected By Pakistan Quake [4]
  • UN Provides Cash To Earthquake-Hit Pakistan [5]
  • Scroll down for Aid Agency Relief Info.

  • [1] -
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00073.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00037.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00188.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00157.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00156.htm


    Sutton Encouraged By U.S. Farm Subsidy Spin

    - Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton today welcomed news overnight of a United States offer to make deep cuts in trade distorting farm subsidies. US Trade Representative Rob Portman has offered to cut the most trade-distorting forms of support by 60%. The offer is conditional on equivalent cuts from the European Union and Japan. See... United States proposal welcomed [1] ALSO:

  • Oxfam - NZ Trade Minister must refuse US snake oil [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00046.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00074.htm


    Eric Roy’s Back, Commits to Saving The Moose

    - Invercargill MP Eric Roy will introduce a Members’ Bill to protect Fiordland’s moose population if the Department of Conservation or Conservation Authority tries to have them culled. Mr Roy said he was supporting a call from the Game and Forest Foundation to protect the moose from extermination provisions in the National Parks Act. The proposed Bill would also protect the moose from hunters in general who wanted to try and bag a Fiordland moose. “This is the only successful liberation of moose in the Southern Hemisphere. If there are surviving moose as recent DNA tests indicate, then we should protect them in the spirit of conservation, science, and public interest,” Mr Roy said. See... If DOC Won’t Protect Moose, Then I Will, Says Roy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00045.htm


    Video: Pacific Solution: From Afghanistan to Aotearoa

    is a documentary that follows the plight of the Tampa refugees. The Tampa refugees are 438 Afghanis who on the day the World Trade Center crumbled were awash in a small boat off the coast of Australia, fleeing the persecution of the Taleban regime. Four years after their arrival in New Zealand, kiwis had the opportunity to hear their incredible story at the world premiere when the documentary featured at the DOCNZ International Documentary Film Festival in Auckland in September. Makers of the doco received funding from NZ on Air and TVNZ. It screens on TVNZ later this year. See... Video Promo: Tampa Refugees Doco Broadcast Looms [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00125.htm


    Alleged Organised Crime Gang Of Ten Appear In Manukau Court

    - A depositions hearing gets underway in the Auckland High Court today which is the result of thousands of hours of work carried out by Police from the Auckland City and Counties Manukau Districts. See... Alleged Organised Crime Gang Appear In Court [1] MORE LAW & ORDER NEWS:

  • Police Thank Public After Brauer Homicide Arrest [2]
  • Tompkins report finds no violent police culture [3]
  • CMPD: Local policing promotes healthy culture [4]
  • Govt Welcomes Inquiry Into CM Police Culture [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0510/S00062.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0510/S00060.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00069.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00068.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00041.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • National Caucus Votes Lindsay Tisch As Senior Whip [1]
  • Man Crushed by One Tonne Plate Flown to Hospital [2]
  • Fashion’s ‘a-Team’ Unite Again for Campaign [3]
  • Major Increase In Auckland Passenger Rail Services [4]
  • BATS Hosts "Production Of The Year" [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00137.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0510/S00029.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0510/S00030.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0510/S00065.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00068.htm


    UN Expert Warns Of Draconian Laws In USA, UK, and Iraq

    - Proposed anti-terror laws in the United Kingdom could undermine human rights, United States military commissions on terror suspects violate the right to a fair trial, and Iraq’s special tribunal breaks international standards and should be replaced by a United Nations-backed independent court, a new report by an independent UN legal expert says. “The bloody attacks in London and Sharm el-Sheikh clearly demonstrate that terrorists continue to commit acts which should be unanimously condemned and whose eradication requires concerted action by the international community.” See... US, UK, Iraq Counter-Terror Laws Erode Rights - UN [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00198.htm


    AID Agency Reponses - Pakistan Earthquake:

  • Oxfam - Oxfam scales up response to quake: water a concern [1]
  • Salvation Army - Cash Needed For Pakistan Relief [2]
  • World Vision - WV Responds to Devastating Earthquake [3]
  • Oxfam - 300,000 people affected by the earthquake [4]
  • Oxfam - Oxfam: 300,000 people affected by the earthquake [5]
  • Save The Children - Critical Supplies Delivered to Quake Victims [6]
  • Christian World Service - Emergency Appeal for Pakistan [7]
  • Caritas - $10,000 for Pakistan/India Earthquake [8]
  • Tear Fund - Emergency Pakistan earthquake appeal [9]
  • Guatemalan Mudslides:

  • Tear Fund - Appeal to support victims of Guatemalan Mudslides [10]
  • Christian World Service - Appeal for El Salvador [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00192.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00186.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00153.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00155.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00155.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00060.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00057.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00056.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00054.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00061.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00058.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Greenpeace - GE Crops Out Of Control in Romania [1]
  • Cuba Report To UN On Why USA's Blockade Must End [2]
  • UN Eyes Looming Liberia National Elections [3]
  • World Must Save Environment Or Face Poverty [4]
  • NZ Suggests New Thinking Needed on Human Rights [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00187.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00197.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00196.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00189.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00064.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    Public Address: Brown On Turia, Tibby On English & Ng On Salient

    - I don't think this is what the Maori Party wanted before its first group of MPs are even seated. Its third-ranked list candidate Atareta Poananga has blasted its consultative hui process, describing it and co-leader Tariana Turia's glad-eye approach to National as "political suicide"... See... Public Address 11/10/05 - Salient Sells Out & More [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00136.htm


    Sonia Nettnin Reports From A Chicago ME Peace Conference

    - Director and President of the Sabeel Center in Jerusalem, Rev. Canon Naim Ateek opened the 2005 Chicago Sabeel Conference at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. The theme for the conference, “Jerusalem: will justice and peace embrace?” focused on the struggles Palestinians face living under Israeli military occupation; and the ways in which Jews, Christians and Muslims can stand together for human rights and social justice. See... Sabeel 2005: Will Justice And Peace Embrace? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00139.htm


    (Satire) To Hang (Or Not To Hang) The GOP

    - "It's a well known fact that when your enemy is hanging himself, the best thing to do is stay out of the way and make sure he has enough rope. That's more or less our plan." But experts agree that the Democrats have a troubling history of giving their Republican counterparts so much rope that they are able to put their feet on the ground, walk away from the execution, and then use the rope to tie politically inept Democrats to their horses and drag them through town. See... Freepressed: Democrats Fiddle While GOP Burns [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00133.htm


    Bill Berkowitz On Michael Moore's Next Move

    - As Moore prepares a new film on America's ailing health care industry, will it continue being open season on the 'scruffy guy in a baseball cap'? See... Bill Berkowitz: Michael Moore gets ready to roll [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00131.htm


    Stephen de Tarczynski: Liberia Goes To The Polls

    - Liberia’s George Weah was crowned as FIFA’s World Footballer of the Year in 1995, the most prestigious individual award that a soccer player can achieve. Ten years later, Weah is running for President of the small West African nation of Liberia, ... See... George Weah: From Soccer Star to President? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00130.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Good Returns - Book Review: Get Your Head Out Of The Sand [1]
  • Ivan Eland - Cheney's Counterproductive Policy Toward Terrorist [2]
  • Cindy Sheehan - I Have Arrived - I Am Home [3]
  • Leuren Moret - Depleted Uranium Is WMD [4]
  • Yasser Abu Moailek - Letter From Gaza [5]
  • Scott Galindez - Remove All Torturers from [6]
  • Between The Lines - Groups Campaign to End Veneration of Columbus Day [7]
  • Between The Lines - Library Challenge to Patriot Act Gag Rule Appealed [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00128.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00140.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00135.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00138.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00126.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00134.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00132.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00129.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Greens - Stop jet-boats' high speed contamination [1]
  • NZ First - Penalties needed to break down 'Code of Silence' [2]
  • For More Polics News, See…
  • Scoop's Parliament Raw News Channel

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00048.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00047.htm


    National’s Chief Of Staff, Richard Long, Resigns

    - National Party Leader Don Brash says today he has received, with regret, the resignation of his Chief of Staff, Richard Long. “Richard has advised me that he does not wish to commit to another term in opposition and we have accordingly agreed that it is time to put in place a transition.” Dr Brash says Mr Long brought dual skills of staff management and media knowledge to the role. He has agreed to see through the transition to a new appointment. See... National Party staffing change [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00035.htm

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