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Top Scoop Stories - 19 November 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - November 19, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Climate Change: Will Latest IPCC Report Get World's Attention

NZ POLITICS:

Exclusion: Call For Falun Gong In Auckland Santa Parade
War Crimes: NZ Govt Must Ensure Indonesian Soldiers Face Trial
Legal Issues: Supreme Court Blows All Clear Whistle For TVNZ Over Murder Confession
Crime: Animal Activists Abduct Ducks
Kiwi Pride: French Town Remembers Debt To NZ Every Year

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Industrial Relations: Action Against Supermarkets And Big Box Retailers
Winners Are Losers! 2007 Roger Award's Eight Finalists Named
Power To The People: Transpower To Increase Capacity Of HVDC Pole 2
Food & Environment: Praise For Trans-Tasman Giant's GM-Free Policy
Small Planet: New Zealand Glaciers Shrinking

WORLD:

Atomic Energy: IAEA Report Confirms Need For More Iran Sanctions
Global Warming: International Climate Change Negotiations
Conservation: Strategies To Save India's Tigers From Extinction
South East Asia: ASEAN Does Not Support Sanctions Against Burma

COMMENT:

Robert Parry: The Military Commissions Act's Hidden Wording
Ramzy Baroud: Somalia - What the News Failed to Report
Spike Mountjoy and Joseph Barratt: Calm After The Storm In Ruatoki
Rosalea Barker: Dennis Kucinich Talks Impeachment With Scoop.co.nz
Mohammad Reza Razavi: Iranian Government's Ministry of Flatulence

LIFESTYLE:

Statistics: Average Woman Opts For Another 0.1 Of A Child


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LEAD STORY

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Climate Change: Will Latest IPCC Report Get World's Attention - The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is a stark warning that governments need to take strong action on climate when they meet in Bali to negotiate the Kyoto Protocol's second phase in two weeks time, says Greenpeace. The IPCC has just approved its Fourth Assessment Synthesis report. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00300.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00339.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00278.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Exclusion: Call For Falun Gong In Auckland Santa Parade - Auckland Green MP Keith Locke is calling for the Auckland Chamber of Commerce to rethink its exclusion of Falun Gong from the Santa Parade, after the group's successful participation in the Wellington parade yesterday. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0711/S00343.htm


War Crimes: NZ Govt Must Ensure Indonesian Soldiers Face Trial - The NSW Coroner, Dorelle Pinch has just released her judgment in the inquest held earlier this year into the deaths of the five Australian based journalists at Balibo in East Timor in 1975. One of the five, photographer Gary Cunningham, was a New Zealander. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00286.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00289.htm


Legal Issues: Supreme Court Blows All Clear Whistle For TVNZ Over Murder Confession - In an historic decision, TVNZ today won the right to broadcast footage of a confession to police by Noel Clement Rogers; footage that jurors were prevented from seeing during Rogers' trial for the murder of Katherine Sheffield. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00284.htm


Crime: Animal Activists Abduct Ducks - "Over the past few months we have documented the cruel conditions which ducks are forced to endure on factory farms in Aotearoa. During our investigation, 30 beautiful ducks have been rescued and are now free to spend the rest of their natural life playing in the water, where they belong." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0711/S00312.htm


Kiwi Pride: French Town Remembers Debt To NZ Every Year - Every November in a small corner of the French Republic, there is a party in New Zealand's honour. Once a year the people of Le Quesnoy celebrate a day in November 1918 when New Zealand troops risked their lives to liberate the town. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00266.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Industrial Relations: Action Against Supermarkets And Big Box Retailers - NO to worker rights violations, unsustainable distribution practices and the destruction of local independent businesses! YES to human rights, workers' rights, respect for communities and the environment! November 17 is the International Day of Action Against Supermarkets and Big Box Retailers. The day has been called by labour, and community groups. The idea of the day has now caught on globally with actions in North and South America, Europe and New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00354.htm


Winners Are Losers! 2007 Roger Award's Eight Finalists Named - The finalists for the annual Roger Award For the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2007 are (in no particular order of preference): Telecom, Spotless, Pike River Coal, ANZ, British American Tobacco (BAT), Independent Liquor, APN News & Media (ANM), GlaxoSmithKline. The Roger Award is organised by the Christchurch-based groups Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa and GATT Watchdog. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00347.htm


Power To The People: Transpower To Increase Capacity Of HVDC Pole 2 - Transpower will increase the south to north transfer capacity of Pole 2 from 500 MW to 700 MW next month by reconfiguring the three operational undersea cables of the inter-island high voltage link (HVDC). In order to increase the capacity of Pole 2, one of the two undersea cables currently connected to the 'stood down' Pole 1, will be transferred to the operational Pole 2 on 13 -17 December 2007. This step is being taken to maximise the capacity of the HVDC link. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0711/S00349.htm


Food & Environment: Praise For Trans-Tasman Giant's GM-Free Policy - GE Free NZ is welcoming food giant Goodman Fielder's decision to support continuation of Australia's GM moratorium and to put the wishes of their consumers first. Despite federal government pushing for GM releases most states in Australia have backed moratoria and are seeing their farmers and food producers benefit from being able to a supply the massive market for GM-free ingredients. There is a strong consumer aversion to GM foods. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00056.htm


Small Planet: New Zealand Glaciers Shrinking - New Zealand's glaciers are shrinking and twelve of the largest glaciers in the Southern Alps are unlikely to return to their earlier lengths without extraordinary cooling of the climate. Research released by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA) today shows that the volume of ice in the Southern Alps has reduced by about 5.8 cubic kilometres, or almost 11%, in the past 20 years. More than 90% of this loss is from 12 of the largest glaciers in response to rising temperatures over the 20th century. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0711/S00055.htm


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WORLD

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Atomic Energy: IAEA Report Confirms Need For More Iran Sanctions - Iran's latest revelations to the IAEA about its controversial nuclear program raise more questions than answers, U.S. officials say. The new IAEA report bolsters growing international support for a third round of sanctions to force Tehran to negotiate. U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad told reporters at the UN November 15 that the United States would push for "broad and biting sanctions." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00719.htm


Global Warming: International Climate Change Negotiations - Climate change is a serious problem, and humans are contributing to it. We are at a critical moment. Addressing this global challenge requires substantial global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. And we are committed to doing our part. At this December's climate conference in Bali, we will work with our partners to launch a new phase in climate diplomacy. We seek a "Bali Roadmap" that will advance negotiations. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00730.htm


Conservation: Strategies To Save India's Tigers From Extinction - Wildlife experts and government officials from India and the United States met at India's famed Ranthambore tiger reserve in early November to discuss ways to counter the factors driving one of the world's most iconic animals toward extinction. Poaching and shrinking habitat are chief causes of tiger losses. The Indian tiger population is dwindling rapidly. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00718.htm


South East Asia: ASEAN Does Not Support Sanctions Against Burma - Some Southeast Asian leaders gathering for a summit in Singapore say they do not support sanctions against Burma following the military government's violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators. Leaders of ASEAN are preparing to sign a charter for the 40-year-old organization that among other things calls for its ten members not to interfere in one another's internal affairs. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0711/S00706.htm


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COMMENT

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Robert Parry: The Military Commissions Act's Hidden Wording - In a memorable scene from Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11," Rep. John Conyers explains how it was that Congress passed the USA Patriot Act without knowing many of its provisions. "Sit down, my son," the courtly Michigan Democrat said. "We don't read most of the bills... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00285.htm


Ramzy Baroud: Somalia - What the News Failed to Report - The people of Somalia are enduring yet another round of suffering as Ethiopian forces wreck havoc in the capital, Mogadishu. Apparently in response to an attack on one of its units, and the dragging of a soldier's mutilated body through the city's.. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00302.htm


Spike Mountjoy and Joseph Barratt: Calm After The Storm In Ruatoki - As two Pakeha men travelling into the predominately Tuhoe community of Ruatoki, an area with a history of rejecting Pakeha politics, we were unsure how we would be received. When we stopped to look around, or take photos, passing cars would stop and people would ask us who we were, and what we were doing... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00271.htm


Rosalea Barker: Dennis Kucinich Talks Impeachment With Scoop.co.nz - Click for big version Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich with a pocket version of the document he believes gives Americans the tool to protect themselves against excesses of executive power: the Constitution of the United States of America. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00261.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00262.htm


Mohammad Reza Razavi: Iranian Government's Ministry of Flatulence - Living in exile is never pleasant or easy, especially if one's legal status in the host country is unclear. If one is not confined to concentration camps, like the ones in Australia, one is left with lots of time and very little money. This combination provides the individual with the perfect opportunity to read... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0711/S00301.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Statistics: Average Woman Opts For Another 0.1 Of A Child - New Zealand women averaged 2.1 births per woman in the September 2007 year... Although this represents an increase from recent years, the rate has been relatively stable at around 2.0 births per woman over the last 20 years. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0711/S00095.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, November 19, 2007

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