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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Huge Internet Demand For Donald's Funeral - Infomercials on TVNZ
Susan Wood Is Having A Night Off Tonight – Mai Chen
McCully Gives TVNZ And Mark Prebble A Right Good Rucking -
Nandor Is Back – 'With A Vengeance'
NZ Extends Sympathy To Jordan Following Terrorist Bombings
Lyndon Hood Sees Non-Race-Based Policies Pay Off in France
New US Ambassador Enjoys Scenic Wellington -
MORE HEADLINES:
UK Parliament Waters Down Terror Bill
Presidential Spokesman on the Spot
NZ National Library IT Catches Sun's Eye
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
US Army Confirms Use Of Banned Weapon In Fallujah
Russell Brown & Much Much More Is There!
William Rivers Pitt On Iraq's Winnebagos of Death
Ramzy Baroud On The Inimitable Rosa Lee Parks
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OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:
Statistics Show 'There's Jobs For Africa' ...In NZ
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Huge Internet Demand For Donald's Funeral - Infomercials on TVNZ

Scoop Image: Rod
Donald's funeral.(Click on image for Scoop Video) [1] Television New Zealand may be regretting its decision not to broadcast Rod Donald's funeral live on free-to-air television after its interactive services division struggled to cope with massive viewer demand. On TVNZ's Channel One, instead of Rod Donald's funeral, during the period of the funeral viewers were treated to the final half hour of Good Morning followed by an episode of the quintessential daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless. On TV2 the state broadcaster was playing infomercials. See…. Rod Donald Funeral Rivals Election In Net Ratings [2] & Rod Donald: Cause Of Death Determined [3] Scoop Video.Scoop Video: Snippets From Rod Donald's Funeral [4] Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: Rod Donald's partner Nicola and eldest daughter Holly speak at his funeral. Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning Reports From Rod Donald's Funeral (Scoop report + 95bFM interview) [5] ALSO:

  • Link TVNZ Video: Rod Donald's Funeral In ChCh [6]
  • FULL COVERAGE: Tributes To Rod Donald [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00162.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00158.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00145.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00162.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00159.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00148.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00158.htm


    Susan Wood Is Having A Night Off Tonight – Mai Chen

    - On Doctor’s advice, Susan Wood will not be appearing on Close-Up tonight. Susan has raised a range of issues with TVNZ on how to restore the relationship of trust and confidence, and on resolving outstanding issues arising from the Employment Relations Authority Determination. The matters remain outstanding. See... Wood not appearing on Close-Up tonight [1] ALSO:

  • Is Brand 'Wood' Now A Liability For TVNZ? [2]
  • Statement from Susan Wood’s Lawyer [3]
  • Susan Wood vs TVNZ Ltd – DETERMINATION OF ERA [4]
  • Video On Demand.VIDEO: PrimeTV: Holmes IVs Canwest's Brent Impey [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00194.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00133.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00153.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00122.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00092.htm


    McCully Gives TVNZ And Mark Prebble A Right Good Rucking -

    Amongst the dozens of congratulatory and supportive letters received from regular mccully.co readers this week, there was one very uncongratulatory, unsupportive, very grumpy letter. It was from none other than the State Services Commissioner and regular mccully.co reader Dr Mark Prebble. See... www.mccully.co.nz 11 November 2005 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00143.htm


    Nandor Is Back – 'With A Vengeance'

    - Nandor Tanczos will be taking a seat as a Member of Parliament for the Green Party of Aotearoa / New Zealand. "Rod Donald's death is an enormous blow, personally and politically, but the work continues. Rod always encouraged me to be myself within the constrained environment of Parliament and I intend to do that, with a vengeance," Nandor says. See... Nandor's decision [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00137.htm


    NZ Extends Sympathy To Jordan Following Terrorist Bombings

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today condemned the terrorist attacks which killed more than fifty people in three explosions in Amman, Jordan. Helen Clark has sent a letter of condolence to the Jordanian Prime Minister, Adnan Badran. "Terrorist attacks of any kind must be condemned, but those which target innocent bystanders are particularly abhorrent," Helen Clark said. See... PM appalled at Jordan bombings [1] ALSO:

  • United Nations - Annan Condemns Terrorist Blasts In Jordan [2]
  • UN - Annan to Visit Jordan Tomorrow Following Attacks [3]
  • US State Dept - Terrorist Bombings in Jordan [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00135.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00162.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00164.htm
    [4] - Terrorist Bombings in Jordan


    Lyndon Hood Sees Non-Race-Based Policies Pay Off in France

    - Satire Speaking towards the end of last month, the nation of France extolled the virtues of "one law for all" - a system under which no official notice is taken of ethnic divisions. "We are all French people," explained France, "Since we give no special treatment to anyone, there are now no minorities and everyone is equal and happy." See... International Briefs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00161.htm


    New US Ambassador Enjoys Scenic Wellington -

    Today, New Zealand's new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, set about warming up relations with the latest American Ambassador to New Zealand, William McCormick. Yesterday Mr McCormick experienced a rather less courteous first glimpse of New Zealand. A number of peace activists, many of whom were obviously inspired by both the fashion and verbal excesses of late 1970s punk rock, gave Mr McCormick a less than hospitable welcome to Godzone. See... Peters Gives US Ambassador Good Kiwi Welcome [1] ALSO:

  • Peace Action - Protests against new US Ambassador - one arrest! [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00160.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00083.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Bank workers seek meeting with Cullen [1]
  • Food Price Index: October 2005 [2]
  • Top Ten Toys: Dinosaurs are by no means extinct! [3]
  • Strong Performance for Fairfax Newspapers in Audit [4]
  • Manufacturing continues lackluster performance [5]
  • Portfolio strategy continues to pay-off for APN [6]
  • Air Force Hercules Begin Flights to Antarctica [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00196.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00190.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00189.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00188.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00186.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00183.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00099.htm


    UK Parliament Waters Down Terror Bill

    - Tony Blair at his October 2005 Downing Street press conference The Prime Minister has spoken of his disappointment in losing the parliamentary vote on whether to allow authorities to detain terror suspects for up to 90 days. The government wants the period extended from 14 days in line with requests from police and the security services. MPs voted on the proposal this evening. See... Blair 'disappointed' with terror vote [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00138.htm


    Presidential Spokesman on the Spot

    - Yesterday's White House press briefing covered the leaking of information on secret US prisons, torture and the CIA exemption, the Australian arrests, the riots in France, Karl Rove and other topics. See... Press Briefing: Rove, Torture, France, Australia [1] ALSO:

  • US State Department - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 9, 2005 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00161.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00143.htm


    NZ National Library IT Catches Sun's Eye

    - Sun Microsystems, Inc. has named the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Tauranga o Aotearoa as a SunTM Centre of Excellence for Digital Futures in Libraries. The National Library of New Zealand, the first New Zealand organisation and first-ever non-tertiary institution to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence, will serve as an international model for digital repositories and preservation management. See... National Library To Serve As International Model [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00160.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Socialist Alliance, Australia - Justice In `War On Terror' [1]
  • UN - Zimbabwe: Fears for safety of imprisoned unionists [2]
  • UN - UNEP Reports Plans For ‘Green’ Winter Olympics '06 [3]
  • ISM - Help Release Bil'in Children Abducted by IDF [4]
  • ISM - Israel Human Rights Observers Face Deportation [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00158.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00155.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00154.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00153.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00151.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS


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    US Army Confirms Use Of Banned Weapon In Fallujah

    - A March '05 publication by the US Army confirms that US soldiers used white phosphorus offensively in the Battle of Fallujah. This directly contradicts statements made by the U.S. Department of Defense and by the US State Department. The new discovery also backs up the allegations made in an Italian documentary screened this week [1] concerning the use of white phosphorous in Fallujah. See... US Army Article On Fallujah White Phosphorous Use [2] & VIDEO: US Used Chemical Weapons In Fallujah [3] MORE:

  • State Department Did the U.S. Use "Illegal" Weapons in Fallujah? [4]
  • Field Artillery Magazine - The Fight For Fallujah [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00143.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00173.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00143.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00186.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00185.htm


    Russell Brown & Much Much More Is There!

    - Thanks to Stephen Judd for directing me to the EFF translation of the Sony BMG End User License Agreement for its malware music CDs. Who knew that if you're declared bankrupt you have to erase all the music you've bought from your computer? Seriously... See... Public Address 11/11/05 - Five Post Frenzy [1] & Public Address 10/11/05 - Mo French [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00172.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00157.htm


    William Rivers Pitt On Iraq's Winnebagos of Death

    - I've been digging into one of the justifications for invading Iraq proffered by the Bush crew over the last two years. Bear with me, as this gets into chemistry. Let's take a look at the Winnebagos of Death. You will remember these as the mobile biological weapons laboratories in Iraq so dramatically described by Colin Powell before the UN in February of 2003. "We have firsthand descriptions," said Powell, "of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails. The trucks and train cars are easily moved and are designed to evade detection by inspectors. See... William Rivers Pitt: Winnebagos of Death [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00171.htm


    Ramzy Baroud On The Inimitable Rosa Lee Parks

    - What I find truly remarkable in Rosa Parks’ now legendary defiance is the simple forthrightness of her actions. Her death, at the age of 92, should be more than a sober reminder of the legacy of a legendary Civil Rights pioneer, but rather a reminder of an often forgotten lesson that meaningful change can be achieved if there are those willing to fight for it. See... Ramzy Baroud: Rosa Parks' Enduring Legacy [1] . EARLIER: Stateside: Rosa Lee Parks - The Power of Many [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00152.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00337.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Martin LeFevre - Meditations: Positive Thinking is Negative Acting [1]
  • Michael Hammerschlag - An Ounce Of Prevention [2]
  • William Blum - Anti-Empire Report - Nov. 10, 2005 [3]
  • Mary Pitt - Bring Old Glory Home [4]
  • Ghali Hassan - French Ghettos, Police Violence and Racism [5]
  • Ray McGovern - Ray McGovern: CIA v. Cheney [6]
  • Narconews - The Struggle for Coca Decriminalization in Bolivia [7]
  • Ernest Partridge - The Sleeping Giant Stirs [8]
  • Kamala Sarup - Environment in War in Nepal [9]
  • US ELECTIONS:
  • Sam Smith - Undernews: U.S. Election News Roundup Nov. 2005 [10]
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman - What Kerry Definitely Said Re. '04 Stolen Election [11]
  • Joe Baker - GAO Report Upholds Ohio Vote Fraud Claims [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00156.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00170.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00169.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00168.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00164.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00155.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00153.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00151.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00150.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00154.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00166.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00165.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS:

  • Transtasman Political Letter – 11 November Digest [1]
  • Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) – 11 November 2005 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00167.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00174.htm


    Statistics Show 'There's Jobs For Africa'...In NZ

    - Unemployment has fallen to its lowest point since the Household Labour Force Survey began in 1986 with 2,093,000 New Zealanders now in employment. Statistics New Zealand's quarterly survey shows New Zealand's official unemployment rate has fallen to 3.4 percent, the lowest in the 19-year history of the survey. The unemployment rate fell a further 0.2 points, down from 3.6 percent in the June quarter, meaning New Zealand still has the lowest rate of unemployment in the OECD. See... Unemployment lowest since HLFS records began [1] ALSO:

  • NZCTU - Unemployment figures a considerable achievement [2]
  • Statistics NZ - Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.4 Percent [3]
  • National - Sickness, Invalid numbers a more worrying trend [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00130.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00090.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00089.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00136.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Key should put away the politics [1]
  • Office of the Clerk - Select Committee Membership And Chairs Late 2005 [2]
  • National - Stronger message needed for child-hurters [3]
  • ACT - Hide calls for Select Committee Inquiry into TVNZ [4]
  • National - Cullen must clear mortgage confusion [5]
  • Greens - Nandor's decision [6]
  • National - Sickness, Invalid numbers a more worrying trend [7]
  • NZ Govt - MacKay NZ Permanent Representative to UN in Geneva [8]
  • National - Student loan numbers change again [9]
  • National - Ryall: More drug rehab services needed [10]
  • NZ Govt - Goff: NZ's role in peacekeeping and Afghanistan [11]
  • NZ Govt - WTO: still committed to ambition [12]
  • National - Midwife crisis worsening [13]
  • The Maori Party - Maori Party Stance On More Maori Police [14]
  • WIN Party - Smoking ban not working [15]
  • Problem Gambling Foundation - Casino licence suspension strongly supported [16]
  • Community Sector Taskforce - Community Sector Taskforce National Forum [17]
  • Lindsay Mitchell - Benefit Dependency Rates [18]
  • NZ Commissioner to the IWC - A step Forward in Saving the Whales [19]
  • SPCS - Chief Censor Ignores Court of Appeal on Baise-Moi [20]
  • WIN Party - Smokefree Coalition find losses 'encouraging' [21]
  • Prison Fellowship - Fellowship Calls for Prison Muster Crisis Debate [22]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00144.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00142.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00141.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00140.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00139.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00137.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00136.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00134.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00133.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00132.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00131.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00129.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00128.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00127.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00098.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00096.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00095.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00094.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00093.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00092.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00088.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00087.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Newsworthy: 11 November 2005 [1]
  • www.mccully.co.nz 11 November 2005 [2]
  • Maxim Institute: Real issues [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00138.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00143.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00097.htm


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