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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Sludge Report: All Is Not Lost – Yet!
Aucklanders Back On The Streets For Peace
Stateside With Rosalea: Oil And The Imperialism It Encourages
Howard’s End: The Mother Question
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
US Prepares For Phase Two of Its War – Ground Troops
Guest Opinion: On Globalized War
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US WAR SOURCES:
Christian Children’s Fund In Afghanistan
War Resisters Resist War
Anthrax Fears At Home

OTHER NEWS
Food Prices Up Sharply – CPI On Target
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS REACTION
Police Employment Explanation Requested
To Smack Or Not To Smack
New Powers For Power Consumers
World Day of Action Against McDonalds

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STRIKES AGAINST AFGHANISTAN - SCOOP SPECIAL


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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Sludge Report: All Is Not Lost – Yet!

- We the people of planet earth stand at the edge of a precipice. As the bombs rain down on Kabul, Jalalabad and Kandahar we should not in anyway underestimate the stakes being played with. See… Sludge Report #113 – At The Edge Of A Precipice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00078.htm


Aucklanders Back On The Streets For Peace

- Two weeks after the last peace demonstration, (See… Scoop Images: March Against US War And Peace Vigil [1] ) Aucklanders took to the streets on Saturday again to protest against the US and British military strikes against Afghanistan. See... Scoop Images: Auckland Peace March Take Two [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00232.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00083.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Oil And The Imperialism It Encourages

-“We can adjust our way of doing things but we should not adjust the things we do.” John Ashcroft, US Attorney General on 'Meet the Press', Sunday October 14, 200. He was talking about being alert to suspicious-looking mail but those are my sentiments exactly on energy matters. Britain and the US have 25 years before the North Sea oil runs out, and I'm not for a minute suggesting that they should adjust from having strong economies and high living standards, but their focus should be on adjusting how those outcomes are delivered without having to rely on fossil fuels. See... Stateside: John Ashcroft for President! [1] . See also... Stateside: Travel Special - True Grit [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00081.htm


Howard’s End: The Mother Question

- As the bombs of death and destruction fall across Afghanistan, the Islamic world erupts at the injustices, and the world appears to be heading towards World War III, the fundamental "Mother Question" - the historic Israeli Palestinian conflict which is at the root of this whole fiasco, still remains unresolved. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: The Nub Of The Problem [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00080.htm


Katya Rivas

- I have suffered a lot, My children, on seeing that the infernal foam, with God’s permission, would have initiated the great fight against my Divine filiation. I spent days of great sadness because a Mother’s heart suffers much when she knows in advance the dangers of her children. See... Katya Rivas: Work for Jesus… Together with Me [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00079.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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US Prepares For Phase Two of Its War – Ground Troops

- Ground troops and special military forces look set to strike deep into Afghanistan in a planned second phase offensive in the USA’s push against terrorism. The move is timed to ease off a heavy bombing campaign that has angered Islamic religious observers around the world. Selwyn Manning Reports. See... US Military Prepares Ground Force Offensive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00077.htm


Guest Opinion: On Globalized War

- The United States is currently engaged in initiating a war against terrorism and is seeking an alliance with countries it deems as loyal to this cause. In retaliation for the recent bombings on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon which resulted ... See... Guest Opinion: America's Globalized Order [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00084.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US WAR SOURCES:

Background Briefing on Afghanistan [From The CIA?] [1] Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with New York Times [2] JDAM Misses Intended Target in Afghanistan [3] USA - Uzbekistan Joint Statement [4] DoD Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [5] America's Fund for Afghan Children - G.W. Bush [6] President Bush Holds Prime Time News Conference [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00084.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00083.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00080.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00079.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00078.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00077.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00076.htm


Christian Children’s Fund In Afghanistan

- Usually focusing its work on child development in third world countries, like India, Kenya and Brazil, development agency, the Christian Children’s Fund (CCF), has extended it’s service to New York and Afghanistan. See... War Is Not Child’s Play [1] and NZ Kids To Help Afghani Kids In Need [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00085.htm


War Resisters Resist War

- On Sunday, October 7, without a declaration of war from Congress, George W. Bush took the United States to war, sending out bombs and missiles against Afghanistan, a country that had not attacked us. See... War Is the Problem, Not the Solution [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00082.htm


Anthrax Fears At Home

- “The Prime Minister is employing delaying tactics to avoid answering a number of questions I have asked about the Government's and the country's readiness for any outbreak of Anthrax, or other forms of bio-terrorism” ACT MP Dr Muriel Newman ... See... Is New Zealand Ready For Anthrax? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00294.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Food Prices Up Sharply – CPI On Target

- Food prices were 1.8 per cent higher in September than in August 2001 according to latest figures from Statistics New Zealand. This follows an increase of 0.5 per cent in August and 0.3 per cent in July. See... Food Prices Rise 1.8 Per Cent [1] and CPI Rises 0.6 Per cent [2] REACTION: - ACT - Ideology Doesn't Fill Supermarket Trolleys [3] - National - Inflation Hits Families In The Shopping Trolley [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00084.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00083.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00296.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00292.htm


LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS REACTION

- ACT - Local Government Should Not Get Greater Powers [1] - Greens - STV needed to lift turnout, improve mandate [2] - National - Banks won't want dithering over transport problems [3] - Government - LG Minister congratulates new Mayors [4] - Life Sciences NZ - Anti-GE Campaign fails to get local body traction [5] - Richmond Fellowship - Board Members Must Understand the Role of NGOs [6] - Libertarianz - Tauranga Libz delighted with Mayoral vote [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00290.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00288.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00287.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00286.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00077.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00074.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00072.htm


Police Employment Explanation Requested

Police Minister George Hawkins should explain why former police officers can quit the police, receive thousands of dollars in PERF payouts, and then get back on to the police payroll, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... Police get a cheque and a new job [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00293.htm


To Smack Or Not To Smack

- Barnardos has proposed a four-step approach to advance change of the law relating to physical punishment of children. See... New way forward to protect children [1] - Barnardos Speech - Beyond Section 59: The way forward... Speech [2] - Laila Harre Speech - Harre Speech to Baranardos Forum on Section 59 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00079.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00291.htm


New Powers For Power Consumers

- Consumer rights need to be strengthened for utility services such as electricity and new legislation is being introduced to do this, says Acting Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Anderton. See... Consumers to get electricity redress [1] . See also National’s response… Consumer Protection Bill about turn on electricity [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00278.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00282.htm


World Day of Action Against McDonalds

- Ronald McDonald will be facing numerous charges on Tuesday, the 16th of October, World Day of Action Against McDonalds. He is set to appear in front of an unbiased and just jury of animal and human rights activists, environmentalists, and anti-capitalists ... See... Ronald McDonald Faces Numerous Charges [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00070.htm

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