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1: The New Write 27/11/2001

"The one thing I hate is the National Party. I think they're loathsome people. I do." -Helen Clark

2: Scoop Satire: Caring Missile Aims To Soften Blow

Washington - The US government today revealed it's controversial new 'caring' missile, In a statement to the world's press President Bash, flanked by Rentagun officials and business representatives, said that the new missile - codenamed the SYMP-1 - ...

3: US Plot Or Orbital Mind Control Lasers??

Hmm… let's see... the Taliban representatives in various places have been saying for a few weeks that they'll fight to the death.... and when some of them do so it's suddenly a US plot?

4: Sludge Report #121 – Jim Vs Matt

By the looks of things today - the morning after - Jim Anderton is just as intent on getting rid of his longtime pal and resident Alliance party head kicker (President) Matt McCarten today as he was yesterday.

5: Wellington By-Pass Eviction!

We were kind of expecting it but not so soon. It's finally going to happen in Wellington. Just today, they have served eviction notices to Upper Cuba St, so they can try and build their bluddy by-pass.

6: Oz Perspective: Alliance Torn Apart By Afghan War

AUCKLAND -- When the New Zealand parliament voted on October 3 to offer Special Air Services troops and other military assistance to the US-led war in Afghanistan and declared that it ``totally supports the approach being taken by the United States ...

7: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 28 November

Today's questions of the day concerned: Tax Rates – Major General Dodson And Ron Mark – Stress In The Alliance Party – Regional Development – Criminal Defamation – Keeping Kids Safe – Cuba Street Evictions – Cancer Treatment – Government Internet ...

8: Feedback: US Manufactured Mazar-e-Sharif Riot

In This Edition: The Final Solution-Prison Riot-700 Foreign Taliban Killed - Guadalcanal Revisited?? – Kabul FM

9: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 28 November

1. Hon RICHARD PREBBLE to the Minister of Finance: Given the McLeod Tax Review statement that "The 39 percent rate above $60,000 sends a negative signal to mobile, highly-skilled taxpayers", and "since the Government moved to increase the top personal ...

10: Images And Reviews : inSalt From The SEEyD Company

(For a Scoop image report of SEEyD’s first widely acclaimed and signature production, Seeyd, see… Scoop Images: Claw Footed Tomatoes Present Seeyd and Scoop Images: Anna Shows How To Be A Seed )

11: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 27 November

Today's questions of the day concerned: PM’s Confidence In Cabinet – Regional Dev. – Air NZ Bailout Boost – Air NZ Board – Cancer Treatment Payments – Super Provision – Electoral Defamation and the BOR – Cancer Treatment Safety – Ron Mark’s Military ...

12: Where the Stars are Strange: Part II

Quickbeam's exclusive trip to the LOTR sets continues today with journal entry number II, tea with Gandalf, Karaoke with Sauron and the healing of Theoden! Be sure to read Quickbeam's very detailed (yet spoiler free) journal entries!

13: Mild Greens Solve Twin Towers Puzzle....

The Mild Greens say the War on Drugs fails all ethical and quality standards, is a gross abuse of international Health Policy, and is well past its used-by date.

14: Greens alarmed at shock bypass evictions

Green MP Sue Kedgley today called on Transport Minister Mark Gosche to launch an urgent inquiry after Te Aro residents were today served with eviction notices to make way for the proposed inner city bypass, before Transit has even applied for ...

15: Where Is The Truth In New Zealand Marriage?

A new study into the state of New Zealand marriage has shown that a quarter of New Zealand’s wives has woken up wishing they weren't married.

16: US President Strongly Warns Iraq It May Be Next

President Welcomes Aid Workers Rescued from Afghanistan Remarks by the President in Welcoming to the White House the Aid Workers Rescued From Afghanistan The Rose Garden

17: Images: Water Protester Refuses To Remove Signs

Ike Finau, who has been campaigning against the commercialisation and privatisation of Auckland City's water supply for three years, has become something of a celebrity in Grey Lynn for his communication strategy in support of the cause.

18: Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington

Jim Anderton has lost control of the Alliance Party. The executive has pledged to support Matt McCarten and tomorrow's showdown caucus meeting won't solve the crisis - it just illustrates how weak Anderton's position has become. The caucus doesn't ...

19: Sept. 11 Attack Derails Global Social Justice?

* From Ottawa, the site of the November World Bank/International Monetary Fund summit, author and spiritual activist Starhawk assesses the impact of the attacks on New York City and Washington on activists organizing opposition to corporate-led globalization.

20: Howard's End: Teaching Old Dogmas New Tricks

Global outrage is building on the news that scientists in America have cloned the first human embryo by scrapping out the DNA from a human egg cell, injecting it with the nucleus of human skin cells and then kick-starting new growth in the egg with ...

21: David Miller: Can’t Stop The Music

The decision made by New Zealand musicians and members of the recording industry to crack down on compact disc piracy is like trying to bolt the door after the horse has bolted.

22: Scoop Links: Kunduz Falls, 100s Die In Prison Riot

The Northern Afghanistan city of Kunduz has fallen to the Northern Alliance on a day that also saw a riot in a Northern Alliance prison end in the deaths of an estimated 700 Taliban prisoners. The following are links to wire reports of today’s developments.

23: Bill English joins thousands on

The leader of the Opposition, National Party leader Bill English, has pledged his support for Sing4Peace this week. All of those registered are listed on and also include the Speaker of the House, Jonathan Hunt, who is hoping to gather ...

24: Big News: The Soft Cells Of Tainted Life

When is a human embryo not a human? When it is a clone, say US scientists at Advanced Cell Technology. The news that the scientists have cloned human embryos has opened up the ethical debate as to whether human embryos are human life. The scientists ...

25: Alliance to differentiate on GM Bill

Today the Alliance announced it would move in Parliament for changes to proposed GE legislation. The amendments have been agreed under the Coalition Government’s party differentiation procedures.

26: BBC Transcript Of Osama Bin Laden Statement

Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite television channel

27: Government passes new anti-terrorism measures

Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced that Cabinet today approved Regulations providing tougher measures against specified terrorist organisations.

28: Aquaculture law to get much-needed overhaul

The Government has agreed on a package of legislative reforms providing for the sustainable development of aquaculture, Fisheries Minister Pete Hodgson and Environment Minister Marian Hobbs announced today.

29: Smart Steps To Buying A Student’s PC

AUCKLAND, November 27, 2001 - For today’s students, the PC is an indispensable part of learning, but parents don’t have to go back to school for a lesson on making smart technology choices. Six simple steps will help parents select the right desktop or ...

30: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 21, 2001

AFGHANISTAN 1-2 Whereabouts of Ambassador Jim Dobbins 1-2 Haass' Meetings in the Region 2 Participants in UN Talks in Berlin 2 King Zahir Shah Participation 2-3 Role of Women 3 People in Kunduz 3 Funding of Schools by the British 3-4 Deputy Secretary ...

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