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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Green (Tinged Yellow) Light Given To GE Research
Scoop Is In The House
Howard’s End: Terror Wins, Privacy & Freedom Lose
Goff Releases The Evidence Against Bin Laden
Feedback: Go You Good Goff, Go!
Indian Christians Shocked At Prayer Massacre
David Miller: When Jihads Have Big Guns & Big Backers
This Weekend’s Carnival Against Capitalism Programme
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Anti-War Art
Taleban Executions Condemned
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS
Peace Protests Latest – Wellington March Thursday

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Ryalling Up Banks Over Auckland Police Numbers
Drug Subsidies: Someone Always Misses Out
Greens Call For Regulation On Antibiotics In Agriculture
Irian Jaya Autonomy Package Welcomed
ACT Call For Investigation Into Wool Board
ACT Speeches

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Green (Tinged Yellow) Light Given To GE Research

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the government’s response to the report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification would ensure that science continued to play a key role in the development of New Zealand in the 21st Century. Science will play key role in 21st Century [1] FULL COVERAGE: - NZ Government - Frequently asked questions about GM decisions [2] - Marian Hobbs - Win-win for environment and research [3] - Pete Hodgson - GM research: forward with caution [4] - ACT - Govt Must Now Show Genuine Support For GM [5] - Fonterra - GM Decision [6] - Federated Farmers - GM Decision Keeps Options Open for NZ Farmers [7] - Libertarianz - Clark Sells Out Science to Stone Age [8] - Employers And Manufacturers - GM decision the right one for now [9] - ACRI - Association of Crown Research Institutes On GM [10] - Life Sciences Network - Govt decision a victory for commonsense [11]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00506.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00508.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00507.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00505.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00512.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00180.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00176.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00175.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00174.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00173.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00172.htm


Scoop Is In The House

– Today's questions of the day concerned: PM On GE Announcement x 2 – Student Debt – Health Bureaucracy – Early Childhood Education Report – Susan Bathgate – Marian Hobbs On GE – Alliance Support For War – Maori Views On GE – Alzheimer’s Drugs – Aviation Security – Boy Racers – TVNZ Inquiry. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –30 October [1] -To receive Questions of the Day (and answers) by email when they are posted CLICK HERE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/cgi-bin/newsagent/new_user.cgi?form=home


Howard’s End: Terror Wins, Privacy & Freedom Lose

- Yesterday, as Justice Minister Phil Goff announced new Government powers to combat terrorism, the terrorists won a major victory. But the blow wasn't physical. There was no loss of life or property. The blow was philosophical. See... Howard's End: The Great Government Power Grab [1] . See also Green Party reaction to the bill ... Time needed for submissions on anti-terrorism bill [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00159.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00510.htm


Goff Releases The Evidence Against Bin Laden

- Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff yesterday released information provided by the British Government which outlines links between Al Qaida led by Osama bin Laden and the terrorist attacks of 11 September. See... Release Of British Terrorist Attack Documents [1] . See also... UK Government Report On Bin Laden, published on Scoop earlier this month.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00490.htm


Feedback: Go You Good Goff, Go!

- Bouquets must surely go to the Prime Minister and the Government for showing the fortitude required in introducing the sweeping new powers to combat terrorism (Oct 30). See... Feedback: Bouquets And Brickbats [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00161.htm


Indian Christians Shocked At Prayer Massacre

- The All India Christian Council and the All India Catholic Union have in a joint statement expressed their shock at the massacre of Pakistani Christians who were killed while at prayer in a Church in Bahawalpur near Multan. See... Indian Christian Community shocked at massacre [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00203.htm


David Miller: When Jihads Have Big Guns & Big Backers

- For the purposes of this column, the ‘new terrorism’ is defined as being built on three pillars. These are the role of the state sponsor, the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, (WMD), the religious connection and a linkage between these aspects. See... David Miller: Welcome to the ‘New Terrorism’ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00160.htm


This Weekend’s Carnival Against Capitalism Programme

- On 9 November 2001, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial meeting opens in Qatar. Around the world at this time, peoples organisations, trade unions, environmental groups and individual activists are taking action against the WTO and WAR. Over the next two weeks in Wellington there will be a number of opportunities to learn, discuss and protest at the role of the WTO and the threat of war. See... Convergence against Capitalism 3-4 November [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00179.htm


Katya Rivas

- Announce to mankind, beloved daughter, joy and peace. Prepare a new world, renewed in love and in My great Mercy. See... Katya Rivas: Prepare a New World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00158.htm


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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Anti-War Art

- Several anti-war images (plus a joke at Hillary Clinton's expense) taken from the indymedia.org website. See... Scoop Images: Indymedia Anti-War Posters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00162.htm


Taleban Executions Condemned

- Amnesty International today condemned the summary and unlawful execution of Abdul Haq on 26 October 2001, following his capture by the Taleban earlier that day. See... Amnesty on summary executions by the Taleban [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00210.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- DoD News Briefing 29/10 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [1] - Secretary Rumsfeld Remarks at Stakeout Outside ABC [2] - Wolfowitz Interview with London Sunday Telegraph [3] - Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Wolf Blitzer CNN [4] - The Importance of International Counterterrorism [5] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing October 26, 2001 [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00209.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00208.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00207.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00206.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00205.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00204.htm


Peace Protests Latest – Wellington March Thursday

- The time has come to show your opposition to the bombing of Afghanistan. Do this by joining the March from the Cenotaph up Mulgrave St on Thursday 1 November at 5pm. See... March To The US Embassy In Wellington - Thursday [1] and Some Important Antiwar Events [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00178.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00177.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Ryalling Up Banks Over Auckland Police Numbers

- The Government is planning no extra police for Auckland despite rising crime in the city, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall said today. See... No extra police for Auckland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00514.htm


Drug Subsidies: Someone Always Misses Out

- “Lynda Scott's calls for taxpayer subsidisation of a new and very expensive drug for Alzheimer's disease will deprive others of medical care,” said Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Richard McGrath. See... National Socialists Renounce Medicine Free Market [1] and Minister should review Pharmac drug assessment [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00169.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00515.htm


Greens Call For Regulation On Antibiotics In Agriculture

- The Greens are calling on the Government to curb the agricultural over-use of antibiotics, following publication of research which shows that harmful bacteria in meat and poultry are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. See... Agricultural Over-Use Of Antibiotics Must End [1] . See also… Drug Testing For Chickens Shows No 'Fowl Play' [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00491.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0110/S00140.htm


Irian Jaya Autonomy Package Welcomed

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff has welcomed Indonesian parliamentary approval of a comprehensive autonomy package for Irian Jaya. See... Goff welcomes autonomy package for Irian Jaya [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00489.htm


ACT Call For Investigation Into Wool Board

- Allegations by wool growers that proxy votes have been mishandled by the Wool Board prior to today's AGM need urgent investigation, ACT Rural Affairs spokesman MP Owen Jennings said today. See... Wool Grower Allegations Must Be Investigated [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00494.htm


ACT Speeches

- Richard Prebble - Superannuation the Answer, Cut Taxes [1] - Muriel Newman - A Balanced View Of Private Property Investment [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00493.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00492.htm

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