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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
Huge Crowds Turn Out To Protest Howard's Industrial Reforms
Phar Lap Memorabilia Goes Under The Hammer In London
SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:
Brownlee Singles Out SSC For Opposition Attack -
Naked Swim Winner Donates Prize To Auckland Region's Mayors
TVNZ's Kay Gregory Gets Behind Good Cause -
MORE HEADLINES:
Annan condemns suicide bombings against international forces in Afghanistan
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Imogen Prickett Reports On A Victory For African Women
Suzan Mazur Profiles Accused Antiquities Looter Bob Hecht
Book Extract - America And The Making And Breaking Of Global Rules
Jason Leopold: 2001 CIA Testimony Rediscovered
Michel Chossudovsky: Were There Warnings Of The Amman Bombings?
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UN Human Rights Rapporteur To Visit NZ/Maori
Scoop Report: PM To Attend CHOGM + Visit To EU Representatives
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Huge Crowds Turn Out To Protest Howard's Industrial Reforms

Indymedia Image Melbourne - Indymedia [1] has estimated more than 150 000 people demonstrated today in Melbourne against the Howard Federal Government's proposed industrial relations reforms. The massive crowd stretched from Melbourne's Federation Square up to Carlton Gardens. Rallies also took place across Australia where people attended in unprecedented numbers. The rallies are part of a broader campaign to oppose the employer led efforts to reduce wages and working conditions by undermining collective bargaining, and deregulating the labour market. See... 150,000 Protest Against Howard's Industrial Reform [2] ALSO:

  • NZ Indymedia: Solidarity Protest Outside Aus. High Commission [3]
  • CTU: Kiwi workers backing their Aussie mates [4]
  • Lyndon Hood: Satirist 'Apologises' to Howard [5]
  • Business NZ - Australian labour law sends signal NZ [6]

  • [1] - http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/index.php
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00224.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00228.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00113.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00227.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00242.htm


    Phar Lap Memorabilia Goes Under The Hammer In London

    - Prized memorabilia of former NZ equine star Phar Lap goes under the hammer in London tonight. The legend of Phar Lap is well know to racing enthusiasts the world over but very little memorabilia has found its way to the UK over the years and opportunities to purchase mementoes have been scarce. A number of rare and priceless auction items will come under the hammer at an auction by Sotheby’s, in association with Graham Budd Auctions, on November 16. The two lots of memorabilia are expected to fetch up to stg1900. See... Phar Lap Memorabilia Auctioned In London [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00250.htm


    SCOOP IS IN THE HOUSE:

    Questions & Answers for Oral Answer Tues November 15 2005 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00195.htm


    Brownlee Singles Out SSC For Opposition Attack -

    National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says the Minister needs to ask some more questions about the nature of the deal offered to outgoing CYF boss Paula Tyler. "Was there any agreement, formal or informal, to find Ms Tyler's partner a 'suitable' job or a 'senior state sector position' as reported today? Mr Brownlee first raised concerns about the contract offered to Ms Tyler, revealing she received $70,000 to cover travel and relocation expenses. See... Did CYF contract involve job promise? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00176.htm


    Naked Swim Winner Donates Prize To Auckland Region's Mayors

    - The winner of the much talked-about naked swim with Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey has gifted the prize to Auckland’s three other metropolitan mayors and the Minister for Auckland Issues - all in the name of closer regional relationships. See... Auckland mayors win nude swim with Bob Harvey [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0511/S00092.htm


    TVNZ's Kay Gregory Gets Behind Good Cause -

    Television personality Kay Gregory today officially launched the 2005 Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal – New Zealand’s largest Christmas gift appeal which assists families in need. Last year the Wishing Tree Appeal collected a record 21,500 gifts for families in need and over the past 10 years, the appeal has helped more than 104,000 New Zealanders. See... TV Presenter kicks off national Xmas gift appeal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00230.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • Energy Experts Ponder End of Oil [1]
  • Conviction Sends A Warning To Overseas Investors [2]
  • Fonterra, Foodstuffs Agree on Sale of Kapiti Foods [3]
  • AUT Signs Deal With Chinese Research Partner [4]
  • Silo Is NZ's Fastest Growing Theatre Co [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0511/S00056.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00114.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00226.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0511/S00057.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00120.htm


    Annan condemns suicide bombings against international forces in Afghanistan

    - Reacting with concern to the upsurge in violence in Afghanistan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan strongly condemned the suicide bombing attacks carried out against the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul today. In a statement released by his spokesman, Mr. Annan called upon the Government of Afghanistan, the Coalition Forces and ISAF to take all necessary measures to address the security situation. See... Afghanistan: Suicide bombings hit international forces [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00265.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Shadow over UN Summit, French Journalist Attacked [1]
  • Rice With Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas [2]
  • See... Bush May Soon Order Attacks on Bases Inside Syria [3]
  • Former Rwandan MP pleads not guilty, UN trial [4]
  • New Lucas Heights reactor puts Sydney at risk [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00271.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00256.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00254.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00266.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00261.htm


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    Imogen Prickett Reports On A Victory For African Women

    - Imogen Prickett is a New Zealander working with the UN in Liberia. Imogen writes: On a bustling street in central Monrovia, my favourite message of the presidential campaign is still scrawled on a wall; it reads “Ellen, She’s our Man”. See... Liberians Elect Africa’s First Woman Leader [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00210.htm


    Suzan Mazur Profiles Accused Antiquities Looter Bob Hecht

    - We've seen little in the popular press about the secretive 86-year old Robert "Bob" Emmanuel Hecht, Jr., shaman of the antiquities trade, in between news of his trial this week in Rome for trafficking in stolen art and his sale of the Euphronios vase to the Metropolitan Museum for $1million over thirty years ago. And that's the way Hecht likes it. He prefers to operate under the radar. See... Suzan Mazur: The Provenance Of Bob Hecht [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00226.htm


    Book Extract - America And The Making And Breaking Of Global Rules

    - In the 1940s the United States and Britain led efforts to replace a world of chaos and conflict with a new, rules-based system. Although their views were not exactly identical—one had an empire to protect and the other did not, one had a constitutional order promoting individual rights and the other did not—they hoped to make the world a better place, free from fear or want. See... New Non-Fiction: "Lawless World" By Philippe Sands [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00223.htm


    Jason Leopold: 2001 CIA Testimony Rediscovered

    - President George W. Bush's attempt Friday to silence critics who say his administration manipulated prewar intelligence on Iraq is undercut by congressional testimony given in February 2001 by former CIA Director George Tenet, who said that Iraq posed no immediate threat to the United States or other countries in the Middle East. Details of Tenet's testimony have not been reported before. See... '01 CIA Testimony Suggests Iraq Intel Manipulation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00222.htm


    Michel Chossudovsky: Were There Warnings Of The Amman Bombings?

    - Did Israel have prior knowledge of the terror attacks on three hotels in Amman, Jordan, which led to the death of 57 people? According to an official Jordanian statement, the casualties included 33 Jordanians, six Iraqis, two Bahrainis, three Chinese, an Indonesian, a Syrian, a Saudi and an American. See... Did Israel have Prior Knowledge of the Amman Bombs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00214.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Paul Clearwater - The Eclipse Of The Spanish Sun [1]
  • Keith Ng - Public Address 15/11/05 - Revolution In Maori Time [2]
  • William Rivers Pitt - Aid and Comfort [3]
  • Marjorie Cohn - Graham Amendment Invokes Constitutional Crisis [4]
  • Kelpie Wilson - Pombo's Poison Pills [5]
  • Russ Wellen - Nuclear Terrorism Goes Prime Time [6]
  • Evelyn Pringle - Evelyn Pringle: Bush Team Has Good Reason To Worry [7]
  • Genevieve Cora Fraser - Clinton & McCain Proud Supporters of Israel [8]
  • William Fisher - Good News, Bad News [9]
  • Narconews - Drug War Testimonies from Ecuador [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00225.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00221.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00220.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00219.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00218.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00217.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00216.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00215.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00213.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00212.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)


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    UN Human Rights Rapporteur To Visit NZ/Maori

    - The Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia today confirmed that the New Zealand Government will host a visit by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples, Rodolfo Stavenhagen. See... NZ to Host United Nations Special Rapporteur [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00185.htm


    Scoop Report: PM To Attend CHOGM + Visit To EU Representatives

    Prime Minister Helen Clark will attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta from 25 to 27 November. She will also address the Commonwealth Business Forum on arrival in Malta on 24 November. The summit will bring together leaders from 53 Commonwealth countries representing nearly one-third of the world’s population. Helen Clark said she was looking forward to visiting Malta again after a successful visit there last year. See... PM to attend CHOGM and hold EU talks in Brussels [1] Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00172.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • Labour - Sue Moroney Maiden Speech [1]
  • Govt - Airport inquiry report released [2]
  • Govt - Students leaving school better equipped [3]
  • Govt - NZ Red Cross team depart for Pakistan [4]
  • Govt - Mussel Farm approved for Clifford Bay [5]
  • Govt - Mallard: The politics of leisure and recreation [6]
  • Govt - Maharey wishes students well with exams [7]
  • Greens - Environmental role for Nandor [8]
  • Maori Party - NZ stance on Indigenous issues queried [9]
  • Nats - Pharmac review must be public [10]
  • Nats - Did CYF contract involve job promise? [11]
  • Clerk's Office - Questions for Oral Answer - 15 November 2005 [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00182.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00181.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00180.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00179.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00175.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00174.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00173.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00183.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00186.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00184.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00176.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00177.htm

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