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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Cannibals Cooked Alive, Served With White Wine Sauce
NEW ZEALAND:
RECOMMENDED AUDIO & VIDEO:
Taxpayers Passing Go Could Collect Forgotten Money
Scoop Report: One Minute Spectacle Leads To Gridlock
Kiwi Contingent for Global Scrabble Rumble
New Report Blames Weak Laws For Increasing Violence Against Children In Cyberspace
CTU: In Solidarity With Aussie Workers - Public Rallies In Auckland And Wellington
Unite Union Organiser Killed In Motorcycle Accident
MORE HEADLINES:
WORLD:
Palestinian Exiles Desperate To Return To Territories
Annan Renews Call For Counter-Terrorism Pact
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
John Pagani On The Smoldering Fires Of France
Bonus Joules Reflects On The Passing Of Rod Donald
Stateside: Where Rosalea Barker Plays Meet The Ambassador
David Swanson Spots A US Election Form Bright Spark
Jason Leopold: Turd Blossom Remains In The Target Zone
A New US Declaration Of Independence
SAARC Leaders Meeting Exercises South Asian Commentators
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:
US Army Confirms Use Of Banned Weapon In Fallujah

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Carter In Hospital Recuperating From Cancer Operation
Harawira Gutted Boy Spent Twelve Days In A Cell
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Cannibals Cooked Alive, Served With White Wine Sauce

[1] - Cannibalism, thought to be relatively rare in the animal kingdom, has been found to be prevalent among the green-lipped mussel. AUT University marine ecology and aquaculture senior lecturer Dr Andrea Alfaro’s paper exploring mussel cannibalism was recently published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Dr Alfaro collected adult mussels from three intertidal mussel beds along the Far North’s Ninety Mile Beach between August 2000 and March 2001 and analysed their gut contents. See... Cannibalism popular with mussels [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0511/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0511/S00030.htm


RECOMMENDED AUDIO & VIDEO:

Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning Tony Amos, Radio Live media pack Nov 13 2005 [1] Scoop Video.PrimeTV Video: Holmes Interview... Topics include Science Ethics + Jeannette Fitzsimmons and Sue Bradford talk about Rod Donald [2] Scoop Video.VIDEO: Sigfrido Ranucci Doco - Fallujah The Hidden Massacre [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00181.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00179.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00178.htm


Taxpayers Passing Go Could Collect Forgotten Money

- More than 5,000 people could be in for a welcome surprise. Inland Revenue has around $4.8 million of forgotten and abandoned money waiting to be distributed to its owners. Most of the unclaimed money comes from deposits left in financial institutions such as insurance proceeds, and also includes unclaimed funds such as cheques or wages. See... Inland Revenue seeks owners of forgotten money [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00107.htm


Scoop Report: One Minute Spectacle Leads To Gridlock

The cruel sea off Wellington's South Coast acted as the knackers yard for the once mighty and proud HMNZS Wellington. Thousands of Wellingtonians trooped out to see their city's naval namesake make its final downward journey. Tragically, post-sinking many of these same people then thought it be a good idea to jump into their four wheel drives and leave, all at the same time. See... Neptune Gets More Military Hardware [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00183.htm


Kiwi Contingent for Global Scrabble Rumble

- Five NZ Champions are going to London for the World Scrabble Championships 2. All seasoned International players,the five include Jeff Grant whose competition victories have spanned 25 years and the current New Zealand champion Howard Warner. Also going are Nigel Richards, Peter Sinton and Rogelio Talosig. See... Kiwis Set For World Scrabble Scrap [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00112.htm


New Report Blames Weak Laws For Increasing Violence Against Children In Cyberspace

- ECPAT – Weak laws and fragmented industry action is exposing children around the world to increasingly serious violence through the Internet and other cyber technologies, according to a new report released today. See... Report blames weak laws for online child violence [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00102.htm


CTU: In Solidarity With Aussie Workers - Public Rallies In Auckland And Wellington

- The Australian Federal Government is bringing in new industrial relations laws that will fundamentally alter Australian workplaces. The WorkChoices bill went through the Lower House late last week, and will be debated in the Senate shortly. See... Australian Day of Action Nov 15 2005 - NZ Events [1] ALSO: NUPE - Union Organiser to Take Kiwi Support to Oz Workers [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00103.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00104.htm


Unite Union Organiser Killed In Motorcycle Accident

- Piripi Pokaitara-Wikiriwhi, a union organiser of low paid workers died in a motorcycle accident in Grey Lynn Saturday morning. See... Fighter for Low Wage Workers Dies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00101.htm


MORE HEADLINES:

  • Latest Sea Squirt Find A Blow To Marine Farmers [1]
  • Diabetes Day: Call for Diabetes Balanced Scorecard [2]
  • Disabled NZers face unequal access to rehab [3]
  • Maternity Funding Boost Inadequate - NZMA [4]
  • $9.4m Powerball Winning Ticket Bought In Manukau [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0511/S00029.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0511/S00049.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0511/S00048.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0511/S00047.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00110.htm


    Palestinian Exiles Desperate To Return To Territories

    - Yasser Abu Moailek writes that Palestinian exile Hatem Hamoud fondly remembers embracing his West Bank comrades last February, at the doorstep of his Gaza apartment, and bidding them farewell as they returned to their homes in the West Bank after nearly four years of exile. "We will embrace again soon, once we are reunited in our hometowns," Hamoud, from Bethlehem, told his departing comrades. The men were among 26 Palestinians deported to the Gaza Strip at the close of what became known as the Church of Nativity standoff. See... Yasser Abu Moailek's Letter From Gaza [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00195.htm


    Annan Renews Call For Counter-Terrorism Pact

    - United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan renewed his call for a comprehensive counter-terrorism pact after he arrived in Amman, Jordan, today to express solidarity with its people and their king following this week’s suicide bombings on three hotels there that killed scores of people and injured more than 100 others. Mr. Annan said that a comprehensive convention against terrorism “could be a New Year’s gift to the world’s people if it can be adopted before the end of this year,” according to a UN spokesperson. See... Annan, in Jordan, Renews Call for Terrorism Pact [1] ALSO: Perspectives on the Recent Attacks in Jordan [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00206.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00177.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Australia Moves To Beam Witnesses Via-Video In terrorism cases [1]
  • FBI, CIA helped Plan Venezuelan Prosecutors Murder [2]
  • France: Affirmative action to quell growing unrest [3]
  • APEC Ushers Korea into Realm of Advanced Nations [4]
  • UN Commends Peaceful Run-Off Elections In Liberia [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00219.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00216.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00214.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00212.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00203.htm

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    John Pagani On The Smoldering Fires Of France

    - The odd English word 'curfew' comes from French, 'couvre-feu'. Literally 'smother fire'. Some form of curfew has been introduced in forty small towns and larger suburbs around France since the state of emergency was announced on Wednesday. Mostly the rules prevent under-18s from assembling late at night. See... Pagani: Embers Of Resentment Burn On In Paris [1] & Earlier… John Pagani: A Kiwi Impression Of Paris Burning [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00205.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00118.htm


    Bonus Joules Reflects On The Passing Of Rod Donald

    - Today is the funeral of Rod Donald, co leader of the NZ Green Party, profound patriot and outspoken advocate for the dispossessed and for Fair Trade. I have just heard his coffin will be taken to Christchurch cathedral in a bus. Trees are being planted the across the land in his memory. These are my thoughts on this day. See... Bonus Joules: The Cartoon Perfectimo [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00203.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Barker Plays Meet The Ambassador

    - Read the Meet the Ambassador page on the US Embassy's website, and if you do not have alarm bells ringing in your head about the buddy-buddy relationship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rt Hon Winston Peters, and William P. McCormick, the newly appointed ambassador, then let me spell it out for you. See... Stateside With Rosalea: Fishy Whiff [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00202.htm


    David Swanson Spots A US Election Form Bright Spark

    - John Bonifaz is seriously considering running for election next year as Massachusetts Secretary of State, or more properly, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A victory for him would be a victory of national importance for election reform and voting rights. John is apparently not planning to model his service on that of Katherine Harris or Ken Blackwell. See... John Bonifaz: A Candidate For The Rest Of Us [1] MORE ELECTION REFORM COMMENT:

  • Fitrakis & Wasserman- Has American Democracy Died An Electronic Death? [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00196.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00192.htm


    Jason Leopold: Turd Blossom Remains In The Target Zone

    - News reports in recent weeks have suggested that Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has narrowed his criminal inquiry into whether Rove purposely failed to tell the grand jury hearing evidence in the case that he spoke with Time Magazine reporter Matthew Cooper in July 2003 and revealed the identity of the undercover CIA agent. But Fitzgerald hasn't resolved another important element in the case: what appears to be misleading statements Rove made to FBI investigators on Oct. 8, 2003, less than two weeks after the Justice Department announced that it had launched a criminal probe into Plame's outing, the attorneys said. See... Despite His Demeanor, Rove's Still a Target [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00185.htm


    A New US Declaration Of Independence

    - The history of the present King of the United States [George II], and that of his predecessors [of the Royal Houses of Elephant and Donkey alike] dating back to the reign of King Richard of the Royal Family of Nixon, is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations [by kings and their trusted advisors], all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these Colonies and their Poor and Middle Class inhabitants. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. See... Jason Miller: A New Declaration Of Independence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00184.htm


    SAARC Leaders Meeting Exercises South Asian Commentators

    - Before he flew into Dhaka to attend the much-delayed summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh warned of the danger of failed states emerging in the region. Long before he left the Bangladeshi capital, Dr. Singh must have discovered the futility of India’s worry of having to bear the neighborhood’s burdens alone. See... South Asia 101: Democracy And Geopolitics [1] MORE:

  • Kamala Sarup - Nepal Border & Regional Security Issues [2]
  • Mohan Sharma - Indian Politics & Bhutanese Refugees [3]
  • M.R. Josse - Nepal's Conflict And National Security [4]
  • M.R. Josse - Curbing Terrorism, Restorating Peace And Democracy [5]
  • P. Kharel - Terrorism Is Terrorism By Any Name [6]
  • M.R. Josse - US Warning Sets Loose Cat Among Alliance Pigeons [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00193.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00207.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00236.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00235.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00234.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00233.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00232.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Russell Brown & Ors. - Public Address 14/11/05 - Updatin' [1]
  • John Roughan - The Dog Ate My Homework! [2]
  • Bob Fitrakis - Green Fuel Replaces Gas – Gallon For Gallon [3]
  • William Fisher - Why One Person Matters [4]
  • Narconews - Guatamela's Antinarcotics Chief to Step Down [5]
  • ISRAEL & OCCUPIED PALESTINE:
  • Uri Avnery - A Great Miracle [6]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Poem: There Is No Palestine, Israelis Say [7]
  • Sonia Nettnin - Coalition Voices Opposition to Sharon in Canada [8]
  • UNITED STATES:
  • William Rivers Pitt - That Warm Feeling [9]
  • David Swanson - David Swanson: Politically Strategic Impeachment [10]
  • Senator John McCain - Torture's Terrible Toll [11]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Bin Laden Sitting In A Cave Laughing [12]
  • William Fisher - The Next Judy Miller? [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00201.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00200.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00191.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00189.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00188.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00195.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00186.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00199.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00204.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00187.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00198.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00197.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00194.htm


    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]
  • Scoop Video.VIDEO: Sigfrido Ranucci Doco - Fallujah The Hidden Massacre [6]


    [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
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00178.htm


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    Carter In Hospital Recuperating From Cancer Operation

    - Northland MP John Carter is on leave from Parliament for the next six weeks, recovering from surgery. Mr Carter was recently diagnosed with an early, isolated case of bowel cancer. He says the prognosis is good and he does not expect to be away from Parliament for more than six weeks. Mr Carter is at Wakefield Hospital in Wellington. See... John Carter recuperating after surgery [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00156.htm


    Harawira Gutted Boy Spent Twelve Days In A Cell

    - “What sort of society are we creating, if we allow our most vulnerable, our children, to be locked up in police cells?” asked Hone Harawira, Mâori Party spokesperson on justice. See... Children in police cells - Hone Harawira [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00155.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • Govt - PM Speech: Opening of AUT Business Faculty [1]
  • Govt - Minister Calls for Racing Board Nominations [2]
  • Greens - Public must not be gagged over dolphins' fate [3]
  • Nats - Farcical appeal puts power and growth at risk [4]
  • Nats - Diabetes Day highlights lack of Govt response [5]
  • Nats - Who will take the rap for slump in TVNZ dividend? [6]
  • Nats - Brownlee questions relocation costs [7]
  • Nats - Nats asks for select committee inquiry into TVNZ [8]
  • Nats - Tokelau vote should include all Tokelauans [9]
  • Nats - CYF boss should donate tax-funded ‘furnishings’ [10]
  • Maori Party - Tama Poata another tragic loss for Aotearoa [11]
  • Maori Party - Turia: A World Without Violence' [12]
  • Maori Party - Turia Speech: Opening of Te Ra o Te Reo Festival [13]
  • Maori Party - Tariana Turia Speech: A world without violence [14]
  • ACT - ACT's The Letter 14 November 2005 [15]
  • ACT - ACT To Test Parliament On Tax Cuts [16]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00165.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00157.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00160.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00168.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00167.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00166.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00151.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00150.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00149.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00158.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00162.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00159.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00154.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00153.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00169.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00152.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Nats - Gerry in the House [1]
  • ACT - Heather Roy's Diary - Armistice Day 11 Nov 2005 [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00161.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00164.htm

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