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Sludge Report: A War Crime Is Underway As APEC Leaders Meet
David Miller: Banishing The Old Boy Within
Stateside: American Women Of Substance
Scoop Feedback: A Reader Answers The Question, What Happens Next?
Feedback: 100% Pure Opinion, Enquire Within
APEC 2001: The Statement
APEC FULL COVERAGE
Freeing Up Trade, Terror, And Fast Track Trade Authority
Rainbow Warrior And Mike Moore Doha Bound
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
UN And US In Talks Over Afghanistan
US Food Drops (1) - An Eyewitness Account From 30,000ft
US-led Bombing Illegal “State Terrorism” – US Greens
THE RECEIVED VERSION - LATEST OFFICIAL US REMARKS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Opposition Gears Up For Election
Youth Rehabilitation Facility Announcement
Youth Offending Rising – Ryall And Awatere
Wellington Business To Get Ministerial Ear Bending Opportunity

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Helen Clark And Jiang Zemin

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Sludge Report: A War Crime Is Underway As APEC Leaders Meet

- Let the cowards of the world unite. It should be easy enough. They are all in the same place this weekend - Shanghai. And they are all falling over themselves with the same objective - fawning over the United States President. See... Sludge Report #116 – Shanghaied! [1] . See also STRATFOR.COM - Humanitarian Crisis Will Jeopardize U.S. Military Goals [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00117.htm
[2] - http://www.stratfor.com/home/0110221700.htm

David Miller: Banishing The Old Boy Within

- While doing some research for a column on Afghanistan, I happened to come across an article that featured in ‘The Press’ a few months ago concerning those people, or should I say men, who are believed trapped in the ‘old boys network’. See... David Miller: Escaping the ‘Old Boys Network’ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00120.htm


Stateside: American Women Of Substance

- Tired of turbanned and beribbonned men? Here's some newsworthy ladies. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Ladies’ Week [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00119.htm


Scoop Feedback: A Reader Answers The Question, What Happens Next?

- An extensive speculation on what comes next in the “War Against Terror” submitted to Scoop (and many other publications around the world) as a letter to the editor by a clearly enthusiastic news user from Indiana. It is republished here in the expectation that it is unlikely to be republished elsewhere, and because it is a good read, albeit a somewhat sobering one. See... Scoop Feedback: Jihad Anyone? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00123.htm


Feedback: 100% Pure Opinion, Enquire Within

- In this edition: The Colour Of Ignorance – Green - Where Is The Promised “Light At The End Of The Tunnel”? - I Take Exception (Scoop Feedback 12 Oct) - “All For One, One For All” - The Resource Management Act. See... Scoop Feedback: Three Readers Share Their Thoughts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00121.htm


APEC 2001: The Statement

- In the long run, a major challenge for the Asia-Pacific community is to manage the profound changes brought forth by globalization and the New Economy and to benefit from the opportunities that abound. See... APEC ECONOMIC LEADERS' DECLARATION [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00142.htm


APEC FULL COVERAGE

- Cooperation and New Challenges: Jiang Zemin Speech [1] - Jiang Gives Press Conference [2] - APEC Image: Helen Elizabeth Clark And Jiang Zemin [3] - APEC Determined" to Fight Economic Slowdown [4] - Bush Tells Leaders War on Terror Is Long-Term [5] - APEC Leaders Issue Condemnation of Terrorism [6] - US Coordinator for APEC Reports Unity in Shanghai [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00147.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00144.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00143.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00139.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00138.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00137.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00134.htm


Freeing Up Trade, Terror, And Fast Track Trade Authority

- As PM Helen Clark returns with news of possible NZ-US Free Trade pact, US Labor leaders and others have condemned Republican party attempts to link passage of Fast Track to the fight against terrorism. See... BTL Q&A: Fighting Fast Track/Trade Promotion Bill [1] . See also Aziz Choudry's similar views... APEC 2001 Exploiters of Terrorism - GATT Watchdog [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00152.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00123.htm


Rainbow Warrior And Mike Moore Doha Bound

- Mike Moore and the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior are both headed for Qatar for the WTO Ministerial Conference. See... Mike Moore Speech - 4th WTO Ministerial Conf. [1] and Rainbow Warrior Heading For Qatar [2] . See also Jim Sutton... Sutton optimistic for WTO launch [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00151.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00396.htm


Katya Rivas

- Away from the noise of the world you will be near Me. Near and not far, faithful and secure, good and not tasteless: these are the three stages that you must fulfill in order to possess Me much more than in the past… See... Katya Rivas: Away from the Noise of the World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00108.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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UN And US In Talks Over Afghanistan

- The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special envoy for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, returned to New York today after visiting Washington, D.C., over the weekend for talks with United States government officials. See... UN News: UN Consults US & Pakistan On Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00149.htm


US Food Drops (1) - An Eyewitness Account From 30,000ft

- he C-17 cargo plane was ten minutes from its drop zone when the rear doors opened onto the night sky high above Afghanistan. Frigid air burst into the cabin, washing across two rows of boxes filled with food that stood like soldiers at attention before a fluttering American flag. See... Scoop Images: Aboard A US Humanitarian Air Drop [1] US Food Drops (2) - Condemned As Media Manipulation - The Pentagon's air drops of food parcels and President Bush's plea for American children to aid Afghan kids with dollar bills will go down in history as two of the most cynical manoeuvres of media manipulation in the early 21st century. See... FAIR: Starvation and Dollar Bills For Afghan Kids [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00122.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00133.htm


US-led Bombing Illegal “State Terrorism” – US Greens

- The Green Party USA condemns the U.S. and British bombing of Afghanistan as inhumane and an act of “state terrorism” against a starving and impoverished nation. The killing of innocent civilians, whether intended or not, is a violation of international law. See... Green Party USA Condemns Bombing of Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00130.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - LATEST OFFICIAL US REMARKS

- DoD News Briefing 22/10 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [1] - Colin Powell Interviews - Fox News, CNN & CBS [2] - Gen. Myers Interview with ABC This Week [3] - Names Of Those Killed In Helicopter Accident [4] - Rumsfeld Comments On Ground Troop Deployment [5] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing October 18, 2001 [6] - Rumsfeld Meeting with Media Pool Bureau Chiefs [7] - DoD News Briefing 19/10 - Quigley and Stufflebeem [8] - Two U.S. Servicemembers Die in Helicopter Crash [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00148.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00146.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00145.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00136.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00135.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00132.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00131.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00129.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00128.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Opposition Gears Up For Election

- ACT New Zealand Members of Parliament are holding a three-day Caucus at the Anglesea Motel (36 Liverpool Street) in Hamilton starting at midday Wednesday, October 24 and running to Friday, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today. See... ACT to Hold Three-Day Caucus in Hamilton [1] . Meanwhile National Party President, Michelle Boag, today announced the appointment of Tina Symmans, as Director of Communications for the Election Campaign. See... National gears up for election - Michelle Boag [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00409.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00122.htm


Youth Rehabilitation Facility Announcement

- A working group of Canterbury political and community representatives is proposing crown-owned rural land between Burnham and Rolleston as the site for Child, Youth and Family’s new Christchurch-based youth justice residence. See... Proposed site for youth justice residence [1] and Rehabilitation not site should be the main issue [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00406.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00405.htm


Youth Offending Rising – Ryall And Awatere

- Labour's credit card promise to crack down on youth crime has been exposed as empty rhetoric with latest Police figures showing a rise in youth offending under the Labour Government, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... Credit Card Pledge Falls Short [1] . See also... Children Commit Crime When They Aren't In School [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00404.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00400.htm


Wellington Business To Get Ministerial Ear Bending Opportunity

- Business leaders from the Wellington region are attending a forum with government ministers to identify initiatives which will help improve New Zealand's economic performance. See... Government To Host Wellington Business Forum [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00403.htm

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