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1: Security Council Disagrees Over Israel Air Strike

Full Coverage: The United Nations Security Council has failed to agree over whether Israel was justified in attacking Syria. The U.S. claimed Syria is on the "wrong side" of the war against terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00060.htm


2: Scoop Images: The Naked Truth About GE

A smallish group of committed anti-GE protests took off their kit to protest the planned passage of the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill today in Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00057.htm


3: NZ First wants religious law in New Zealand

“The New Zealand First leader’s opinion that asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui, a former member of the Algerian Parliament, should not be afforded the protection of the rule of law because he is a Muslim, show that Mr Winston Peters believes that legal rights ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00135.htm


4: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


5: Tuesday's Questions & Answer For Oral Answer

1. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN (NZ Labour—Mana) to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade: What view has New Zealand expressed on the attendance of Zimbabwe at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Abuja in December, and on the continuing suspension ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00140.htm


6: Chuckman Cartoons: Heil Governator!

Cartoons by John Chuckman…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00065.htm


7: Hoskings' Patsy PM Questions Shameless

Mike Hoskings interview of Helen Clark on breakfast television (6 Oct) was shameless. I have never heard a journalist ask so many patsy questions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00060.htm


8: North Korea Demands US BAck Off Military Pressure

Pyongyang - Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet Walter Doran reportedly said on October 1 that the U.S. navy was examining the deployment of a carrier in the waters of Hawaii or Guam. The U.S.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00057.htm


9: Remarks by US Ambassador Charles J. Swindells

Thank you. Let me begin by stating that I understand all too well that there are people – probably some of you here today – who disagree with various policies and actions of the U.S. in recent times. I’m here today to try to explain some of those ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00053.htm


10: Black Box Voting: Live Online Cal. Recall Reports

Sponsored by Black Box Voting: Instant reporting at http://www.BBVreport.org – California voters can submit voting experiences immediately at this site. For unusual or egregious problems, the BBV team contacts the media to direct them to the scene of the action.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00061.htm


11: Roh Does Not Want North Korea to Collapse

BALI, Indonesia - President Roh Moo-hyun said Tuesday that he doesn’t want to see North Korea collapse and that is one of key principles of his administration in dealing with Pyongyang.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00059.htm


12: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


13: France Says Israel Raid In Syria Breached Int. Law

The Israeli operation which targeted a site near Damascus, today, Sunday 4 October, constitutes an unacceptable violation of international law and the rules of sovereignty.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00056.htm


14: Ashcroft To White House: "We're Still Buds, Right?

Washington, D.C.-- Worried that the Justice Department's investigation of the White House will jeopordize his status in the Bush administration's self-described "cabal," Attorney General John Ashcroft is trying to distance himself from the widening "Leakgate" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00064.htm


15: Molesworth & Featherston - 7 October 2003

Reading Molesworth & Featherston for the first time? Browse our back issues at http://www.molesworthandfeatherston.info (click archives). You can subscribe online.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00048.htm


16: 3,000 NZ children beat the world to school daily

To mark International Walk to School Day, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) announced this morning that the number of walking school buses in New Zealand has increased by 230% over the past year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00075.htm


17: NZ International Arts Festival Celebrates10th Fest

2004 will be the tenth biennial New Zealand International Arts Festival and it is a celebration of survival and growth, says Artistic Director Carla van Zon, with only two weeks until the launch of the eagerly awaited events programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00049.htm


18: Stateside with Rosalea: Galloping Gertie

One thing you have to say about the president: he sure knows how to rub people's noses in it. No sooner does a poll come out saying that the most likely voter against the recall in California is a female African-American PhD from the Bay Area than ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00062.htm


19: Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 8 October

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: When she said yesterday that elective surgery waiting lists amount to 31,785, how many had been removed from those waiting lists without treatment under her administration, and does she think that is satisfactory?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00146.htm


20: Schwarzenegger-Ken Lay Meeting Emails Now Online

Santa Monica, CA -- Internal Enron e-mails confirm that Arnold Schwarzenegger was among a small group of executives who met with Lay at the posh Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel in May of 2001, in the midst of California's energy crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00064.htm


21: Wednesday’s Questions For Oral Answer

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: When she said yesterday that elective surgery waiting lists amount to 31,785, how many had been removed from those waiting lists without treatment under her administration, and does she think that is satisfactory?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00141.htm


22: Concerns in the UK and New Zealand Over GE Release

The Guardian reports on leaked details of the results of the farm- scale GE trials held in Britain over the past three years. Two of the three trials reportedly highlight environmental damage. This comes as the final report on the UK’s ‘National GM Debate’ ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00018.htm


23: New RMA Rules Abused for Giant New Coal Mine

Today Greenpeace slammed the first big failure of Marian Hobbs' new Resource Management Act amendments. In the first publicly known example of the RMA's new "limited notification" rules, a giant new Waikato coal mine, Awaroa 4, is being ferreted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00047.htm


24: UN Radio: Mission Finds Evidence of Congo Massacre

An investigating team sent by the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has found 65 bodies at Kachele, northeast of Bunia. The team found 23 people killed in a church and others who were buried in a mass grave. Most of the dead were children. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00063.htm


25: Greens succeed with substantial change to GE bill

The Green Party succeeded in making the only substantial change to the New Organisms and Other Matters Bill in Parliament last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00142.htm


26: Chuckman Cartoon: The Governator Online

Click For Big Version Cartoon by John Chuckman….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00049.htm


27: Limbaugh Uses Himself As Example Of Moral Decay

Palm Beach --Citing his reckless and illegal use of prescription drugs, Rush Limbaugh lambasted liberals for causing the moral decay of the country by refusing to take responsibility for their actions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00051.htm


28: ARC Says Don't Plant Trees!

ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today said that the Auckland City Council's ludicrous decision to fine a ratepayer $2,500 for cutting down a tree on their property has sent a crystal clear message to Aucklanders - don't plant trees.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00147.htm


29: Swain: Draft Walking and Cycling Strategy Released

The Transport Minister Paul Swain is inviting submissions on a strategy to encourage more people to cycle or walk more often.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00137.htm


30: Time NZ exercised its right to ban GE crops

The GE Issue has moved from a purely economic view to the moral and ethical issues on the health of communities and their environments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00014.htm

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