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SCOOP LEAD STORY
Feature: Why Fiji's Military Believes It Ought To Threaten Its Govt
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NEW ZEALAND LEAD:
Local Government: Rates Inquiry Panel Announced
Scoop Report: Amnesty U-Turns Over Yadegary Says It's Now Unsafe To Send Him To Iran
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SCOOP INTERNATIONAL LEAD STORY:
UN News: Guatemala and Venezuela Request UN Vote For Security Council Seat Be Postponed
Mexico: Zapatistas Call For General Strike For Oaxaca
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SCOOP LEAD STORY
Feature: Why Fiji's Military Believes It Ought To Threaten Its Govt

Scoop's Selwyn Manning writes that last week, while covering the Forum in Nadi, Fiji, Scoop sought the views of Fijians as to why their military was threatening to over-throw the Fijian government. Should the demands of Fiji's military commander be taken seriously? All said most definitely. What's more, all said Bainimarama had their support. Why is this so? Also, Fiji PM Qarase says he will not quit. See... Scoop Feature: Fiji An Icon Of Pacific Instability [1] ALSO:Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning on the BBC:Scoop Audio. [2] Reports how Fiji's government has lost control of its military after its PM Qarase ordered the country's military chief to be sacked. He issues an update on events. See… Scoop Analysis on BBC [3]

  • Scoop Report - NZ PM Calls For Fiji Military Boss To Stand Aside [4]
  • Scoop Report - Scoop Report: Fiji PM Fails To Oust Military Chief [5]
  • NZ Govt - Peters urges Fiji commander to stop threats [6]
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Fiji Travel Advisory [7] Scoop Audio: Selwyn Manning and Radio Adelaide's Peter Godfrey Discuss:Scoop Audio. [8] How Fiji's government appears to have lost control of its military after its PM Qarase ordered the military chief to be sacked. See… Scoop on Australia's Radio Adelaide [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00023.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00027.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00027.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00018.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00002.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00028.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00017.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00003.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00003.htm

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    Scoop Audio.Scoop Audio: KiwiFM Audio: Wammo n List - Fiji, Refugees, CO2 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00017.htm


    NEW ZEALAND LEAD:

    Local Government: Rates Inquiry Panel Announced

    - New Zealand First is pleased that having secured an independent rates inquiry, the government has worked with us to deliver an independent high calibre inquiry panel and a robust terms of reference, says New Zealand First leader Winston Peters. "The calibre of David Shand, Graeme Horsley and Dr Christine Cheyne speaks for itself and bodes well for both the independence and the rigor which we hope to see applied to this critical issue." See... Rates Inquiry Details - Prospect of Real Change [1] ALSO:

  • NZ Govt - Local Government rates inquiry details announced [2]
  • NZ Govt - Independent Inquiry into Local Government Rates (Terms of Reference) [3]
  • National - Public get only limited voice on rates inquiry [4]
  • National - Rates inquiry to cost at least $8,300 a day [5]
  • Greens - Greens welcome rates inquiry announcement [6]
  • ACT - Terms At Last For The Invisible Rates Inquiry [7]
  • Maori Party - Maori Must Have Say In Local Govt Rating Inquiry [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00011.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00016.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00020.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00022.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00030.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00019.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00024.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00041.htm


    Scoop Report: Amnesty U-Turns Over Yadegary Says It's Now Unsafe To Send Him To Iran

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by Lyndon Hood - Scoop's Selwyn Manning writes that Amnesty International has conducted a U-Turn on the Thomas Yadegary asylum-seeker case after discovering new information suggesting that if New Zealand deports him it will be in breach of its international human rights obligations. Also, both the U.S. State Dept and the UN General assembly cite concerns about Iran. See... Scoop Report: Amnesty Does U-Turn On Yadegary Case [1] ALSO:

  • Global Peace And Justice Auckland - 1 November – Labour Government’s Day of Shame [2]
  • No Right Turn - No Right Turn: Two Years Is Still Too Long [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00486.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0611/S00002.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0611/S00024.htm


    MORE HEADLINES:

  • David Parker Speech: The end of cheap oil [1]
  • Former Malaysian PM to speak at Victoria [2]
  • School Bus Safety in Question [3]
  • Lay off the party pills - NZMA [4]
  • A festive event not to be missed [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0611/S00004.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00109.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0610/S00108.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0611/S00001.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0611/S00002.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
    UN News: Guatemala and Venezuela Request UN Vote For Security Council Seat Be Postponed

    - Today’s vote in the United Nations General Assembly on which country will fill the non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the Latin American and Caribbean region has been suspended until next Tuesday at the request of Guatemala and Venezuela, the frontrunners in a contest that has been going on since last month. See... Vote on final seat for Security Council suspended [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00022.htm


    Mexico: Zapatistas Call For General Strike For Oaxaca

    - Brothers and sisters: It is now known publicly that yesterday, 29th of October 2006, Vicente Fox’s federal forces attacked the people of Oaxaca and its most legitimate representative, the Popular Assembly of the Peoples of Oaxaca (APPO). See... A Call from the Zapatistas: Oaxaca Is Not Alone [1] MORE FROM OAXACA:

  • Narconews - Brad Will (1970-2006) - Final Report [2]
  • Julie Webb-Pullman - : The Mad Hatter’s PRI Party [3]
  • Al Giordano - Brad Will Indy. Reporter Assassinated in Oaxaca [4]
  • Narconews - Federal Police Authorized to Enter Oaxaca [5]
  • Narconews - Oaxaca's Popular Assembly Challenges The Governor [6]
  • Narconews - Narconews: Oaxaca Teachers Refuse to Budge [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00485.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00470.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00461.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00460.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00448.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00442.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0610/S00387.htm


    UN AUDIO NEWS:

    UN Audio: Security Council Puts Off Vote on Cote d'IvoireScoop Audio. [1] Palestinians Contend with Israeli Occupation and Unrelenting Armed Conflict: UNRWA - Israel Launches Major Military Operation into Gaza - SPECIAL FEATURES: Palestinians in Gaza Continue to Suffer Military Attacks and Revenue Loss: UNRWA + St. Vincent and the Grenadines expresses disappointment over the suspension of the Doha Round of trade talks. See… UN Radio Audio. [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00023.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00023.htm


    MORE WORLD HEADLINES:

  • Al-Jazeera's decade paying price for outspokenness [1]
  • Gush Shalom: Stop the siege! Stop the war! [2]
  • Ozone-friendly vaccine refrigerator in India [3]
  • Condoleezza Rice Interview on North Korea Talks [4]
  • Bolton Briefing - Latin American UNSC Seat [5]
  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00021.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00020.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00019.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00017.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0611/S00011.htm

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