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1: Links: Le Figaro Reports CIA, bin Laden Contacts

The Front-Page lead story in French Newspaper Le Figaro on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 is that Osama bin Laden was in an American Hospital in Dubai, in July, and had contacts with the CIA. The story, also featured on Radio France Internationale and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00018.htm


2: An Open Letter From NYC – From Mitchel Cohen

The bones of September have barely been exhumed, and new crises are already punching through the once hum-drum droppings of everyday life. Flying in an airplane; attending antiwar protests; wearing darker skin; praying to an unsanctioned God facing the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00016.htm


3: HARD NEWS 02/11/01 - Clean Up After Yourself

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Taliban with an "i" or an "e"? GM or GE? It might be taken as a sign of the confusion of the present times that we don't seem to even agree on how to spell or what to call what we're all worried about.


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00017.htm


4: GE Free NZers Face Attacks From PM

Public Majority Supporting A GE Free New Zealand Face Attacks From Prime Minister Shameful comments by our prime minister, describing majority public opinion as extremism and according to National radio comparing the public to the Taleban, show the lengths ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00013.htm


5: Lecturer should be dismissed

The Christian Heritage Party Leader, Graham Capill, calls for the immediate dismissal of Canterbury University lecturer Dr. Anwar from her position at the university.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00016.htm


6: New Zealand’s Top Ten Volunteers Honoured By Lions

Hundreds of New Zealanders selflessly give time to their communities every year. These efforts often go unrecognised – but not this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0111/S00002.htm


7: Libz Declare War On Activists

"In the wake of the Clark Compromise on GE, the eco-terrorists and sandalled vandals have crawled out of their caves and begun boasting about the violent direct actions they will be taking," notes Libertarianz leader and environment deregulation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00014.htm


8: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

CIA And bin Laden Met In July! - Hard News Is Here! - Impassioned Comment From Ground Zero - Images: Concerned Kiwis & Grave Greens March For Peace - Long-time Peace Activists Petition PM - GATT Watchdog Sniffing Around In Hong Kong - Latest GE Debate Releases

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00019.htm


9: DoD Images: The B-2 Bomber Meets Bomber Rumsfeld

With a B-2 Spirit bomber as a backdrop, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld (2nd from left) thanks the men and women at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., on Oct. 19, 2001, for their efforts in bringing the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00011.htm


10: NZSO Appoints Artistic Manager

Ian Fraser, CEO of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, has announced the appointment of Roger Lloyd as the orchestra's Artistic Manager.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00005.htm


11: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00108.htm


12: Scoop Images: Wellington Peace March - Nov. 1

A windy Thursday afternoon, threatening and occasionally spitting rain, was the backdrop to a procession of around 250 Wellington peace lovers from the Cenotaph to the US Embassy at the top of Mulgrave Street.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00015.htm


13: Mobile V8 International At Pukekohe

Motor racing fans are guaranteed three days of petrol head heaven when the V8 SUPERCARS cross the Tasman in November this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00094.htm


14: Prime Minister Asked To Bring The SAS Forces Home

Three long-term peace activists - Maire Leadbeater, Marion Hancock and Joyce Browne * have joined together to send an urgent appeal to Helen Clark to end New Zealand involvement in the war on the people of Afghanistan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00012.htm


15: Photographs Of The Sex Industry

"The women told me many stories while I photographed, mostly about survival....." In 1999, one of New Zealand's most significant documentary photographers went behind the scenes to strip clubs, massage parlours and brothels in Auckland and Hamilton ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0109/S00019.htm


16: Streamlined Committee Structure For Auckland City

A streamlined committee structure will bring greater efficiency to Auckland City Council’s day to day business, says Deputy Mayor David Hay.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00001.htm


17: Six Questions Posed To Professor Noam Chomsky

(1) There has been an immense movement of troops and extreme use of military rhetoric, up to comments about terminating governments, etc. Yet, to many people there appears to be considerable restraint...what happened?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00014.htm


18: Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World

One of the most extraordinary documentaries this Scoop has ever seen was broadcast on TV2 last night. The documentary "Signs Of God - Science Tests Faith", from Fox News was broadcast live on October 13 in Los Angeles (yesterday NZT).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00078.htm


19: GAPbuster Asia Pacific buys Shop n’ Chek UK

GAPbuster Asia Pacific Ltd, founded by New Zealand entrepreneur Phil Prosser, has bought Shop n’ Chek UK, a licensee company which provides mystery shopping programmes to businesses throughout the European Union.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0002/S00101.htm


20: Motornet: S Is For Jag's New S-Type V8

What do you get when you take a standard S-Type Jag, lower the ride, add flash new wheels and hit the delete button on the chrome? One stylish ride, that's what...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00006.htm


21: John Lyons To Produce New "Austin Powers" Picture

MIKE MYERS, JAY ROACH AND MICHAEL Mccullers REUNITE WITH NEW LINE CINEMA FOR “AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER" -- John Lyons To Produce New "Austin Powers" Motion Picture --

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0109/S00012.htm


22: The vexed issue of genetic modification - Speech

I want first to respond to my colleagues from the Greens who have said they are the only party that has continuing concerns about this issue, by reminding them that just because they chose to name themselves the "Green Party' does not give them ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00056.htm


23: King sets up health information management group

Health Minister Annette King today announced she was establishing a Working Group to keep New Zealand at the forefront of health information management.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00487.htm


24: Convergence against Capitalism 3-4 November

CONVERGENCE @ Zeal, Victoria Street, (Opposite the Police Station!) Wellington PROGRAMME

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00179.htm


25: Howard's End: The History Of Christianity Vs Islam

As the Western world prepares for strikes against Afghanistan we can take little comfort from the U.S. Government's assertion that "this is not a war against Islam." For more than 1,000 years the Christian West and the Muslim world have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00176.htm


26: Symantec 2002, Windows XP Compatible Security

Symantec Makes Internet Security Protection a Breeze with its 2002, Windows XP Compatible, Versions of World’s Most Trusted Security Products

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00103.htm


27: Vision New Year's Eve Festival 2001/2002

Vision is a new year's eve festival happening in a beautiful, bush-clad coastal valley near Farewell Spit, Golden Bay, in the Nelson region of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. It starts on December 30th 2001 and runs until Jan 2nd 2002. Tickets are available nationwide ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0110/S00001.htm


28: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief

In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00021.htm


29: Roger McClay Community Newspaper Column

Recently, I gave verbal support to the suggestion that we might well hold a day of shame about child abuse in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00015.htm


30: ACT must end 'conspicuous silence' on cannabis

"If the ACT Party has any intention to rekindle a 'liberal vision' then it must end its conspicuous silence on cannabis law reform," Green MP Nandor Tanczos said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00053.htm

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