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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Big News: The Road To Justice Is Clear As Mud
Stateside: Changing The World One Doorknob At A Time
Scoop Images: A Cracker Taste Martinborough
Scoop Images: ‘Lofty’ And Company Welcomed To East Timor
Letter From Wellington: Politics According To Prebble
The Young And The Write-shuss
Parliament’s Guardians On Work Experience
Scoop Link: Extreme Texas Weather
Katya Rivas

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Uri Avnery: Name Your Terrorist
Guest Opinion: Afghanistan’s New Masters
Cherie And Laura Stand By Their Men
Have A Nice Ramadan
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)
Tariana Did No Damage With Unwise Phonecall - Wilson
National Moves To Ameliorate Govt. Defamation Law Swifty
Human Genes In Animals Issue Resurfaces
Kiwi School’s E-Friendliness Assessed
Business Roundtable Redirects ERA Commentary
Immigrant Compassion Costs Millions

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Big News: The Road To Justice Is Clear As Mud

- Well, if it wasn’t for the war, the Taliban would still be in Kabul - and so would the eight Christian Aid workers who were detained for three months after being accused of preaching Christianity. See... Big News: When Bombing Activates Peace Activists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00109.htm


Stateside: Changing The World One Doorknob At A Time

- On Saturday I started changing the world, one doorknob at a time. Armed with some pamphlets that fit over doorhandles and the house numbers of registered voters who'd voted in the November 2000 election. See... Stateside with Rosalea: San Francisco's Streets [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00106.htm


Scoop Images: A Cracker Taste Martinborough

- Images from the weekend’s 10th annual Taste Martinborough event, a sellout with 10,500 tickets sold. See... Scoop Images: Taste Martinborough [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00108.htm


Scoop Images: ‘Lofty’ And Company Welcomed To East Timor

- Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Antony 'Lofty' Hayward along with another one hundred and sixty members of the Fifth New Zealand Battalion Group (NZBatt 5) arrived in East Timor on Thursday to begin a six month tour of duty with the United Nations ... See... New Commanding Officer Welcomed In True Tradition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00138.htm


Letter From Wellington: Politics According To Prebble

- The PM and her deputy have become experts at claiming all is well with the coalition, but an objective way of measuring the cost of internal tensions is to look at the parliamentary order paper - the government's legislation and its progress through ...See... Richard Prebble's Letter from Wellington – 19/11 [1] . See also Richard Prebble’s latest speech... Prebble To ACT Christchurch Regional Conference [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00331.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00325.htm


The Young And The Write-shuss

- In the Young Nat's latest newsletter… 1. Yet Another Controversial TEAC Report 2. Bush Still The Man 3. Walk For Capitalism 4. Top Ten Headlines We'd Like To See & 5. Website Of The Week. See... The New Write - November 14th 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00108.htm


Parliament’s Guardians On Work Experience

- New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, has learned that Armourguard have been staffing the new anti-terrorist security force in Parliament with students who are working for free and are on work experience. See... Crack Anti-Terrorism Squad Working For Free. [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00320.htm


Scoop Link: Extreme Texas Weather

- Tornadoes uprooted trees, ripped roofs off buildings and overturned 18-wheelers. Flash floods transformed major streets and intersections into streams. At least four people died, and three others were reported missing, including an Austin police officer. Scoop Link: Texas Floods Kill At Least Four So Far [1] . See also... Sludge Report #119 [2] and Sludge Report #120 – Let It Rain And Rain And Rain [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00101.htm


Katya Rivas

- I do not want the consecrated souls to be silent, because only then will sin move away from them and they will grow in virtue. They must be alert to the sound of the bell. See... Katya Rivas: My Goal Is for Priests to Return [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00107.htm

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AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE

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Uri Avnery: Name Your Terrorist

- At the reception desk of the War-Against-Terror Coalition, there lies an application form for new partners. After stating his name, country and function (king / president / emir / dictator / tyrant), the applicant is invited to answer the question: “Do you have local opponents that you wish to have branded as terrorists and dealt with accordingly?” See... Uri Avnery: The Holy Alliance, Past And Present [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00110.htm


Guest Opinion: Afghanistan’s New Masters

- Although the Taliban’s rap sheet is miles long with countless beatings, torture, killings, and oppression of women, the new rulers of Kabul are certainly no better. While the Taliban is accused of keeping women at home, barring them from education and public health, and executing them in public areas, the Northern Alliance seem to get off the hook with ‘minor’ rape and murder. See... Opinion: From The Frying Pan To The Fire [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00111.htm


Cherie And Laura Stand By Their Men

- The promised PR offensive to justify US and UK actions in Afghanistan has been launched, and interestingly it appears to be being fronted by the first women of the western world, Cherie Blair and Laura Bush who say the Taliban are bad news for women’s rights. See... 10 Downing Street Lobby Briefing - 16 November [1] and Radio Address by Laura Bush to the Nation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00139.htm


Have A Nice Ramadan

- “As the new moon signals the holy month of Ramadan, I extend warm greetings to Muslims throughout the United States and around the world.” See... President Bush's Message for Ramadan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00140.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL US COMMENTS

- Wolfowitz Interview with CBS Face the Nation [1] - Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Parade Magazine [2] - Enduring Freedom Update 16/11 - Adm. Stufflebeem [3] - Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Fox News [4] - Rumsfeld Media Availability at Great Lakes, Ill. [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00137.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00136.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00135.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00134.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00133.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Tariana Did No Damage With Unwise Phonecall - Wilson

- Attorney-General Margaret Wilson said today she had now considered a Courts Department report on a telephone call list MP Tariana Turia made to Maori Land Court Chief Judge Joseph Williams. See... Attorney-General Statement On Contact With Courts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00327.htm


National Moves To Ameliorate Govt. Defamation Law Swifty

- National will next week seek leave of the Parliament to change a tough new defamation clause which was slipped into the Electoral Amendment Bill (No.2) at the last minute. See... National moves on last-minute libel law [1] . FULL COVERAGE: - NZ First -Labour Admit They Botched Up Electoral Bill [2] - ACT - Govt Blocked Debate on Election Defamation Clause [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00332.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00321.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00313.htm


Human Genes In Animals Issue Resurfaces

- Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today called on Environment Minister Marian Hobbs to urgently clarify whether the Govt will allow new experiments involving genetically engineered sheep and cows with human genes to go ahead. See... Hobbs fudging GE sheep and cow dilemma [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00330.htm


Kiwi School’s E-Friendliness Assessed

- New Zealand Schools are in a good position to move to a greater level of e-technology. See... Schools gear up for e-technology [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00329.htm


Business Roundtable Redirects ERA Commentary

- “In my view a good deal of commentary about the Employment Relations Act has been misdirected. I want to open this panel discussion by making six brief points.” See... Assessing The Employment Relations Act - R. Kerr [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00173.htm


Immigrant Compassion Costs Millions

- Labour's policy of allowing illegal overstayers to live permanently in New Zealand is costing the taxpayer a fortune in hospital and welfare bills, ACT Immigration spokesman MP Penny Webster revealed today. See... Illegal Overstayers Cost Taxpayers Millions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00328.htm

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