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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Anti-GE Rally In Auckland – Saturday Nov. 16
The View From The Loo – Linda On Eric’s Blue
N14 Sydney: Saying No To The WTO
N15 Sydney: Talk Radio Piracy
US/Australian Free Trade Negotiations – Is NZ In Or Out?
Howard’s End: Bill Of Rights Litigation Against ACC
Scoop Feature: Could There Be Lessons In Genoa For Sydney’s Police
Naked In Nuhaka: A Visit To Mount Maungaroa
Bad Economic News In The Argentine
As NZ Leaves UN Calls For East Timor Support
Scoop Was In The House
How Many War Toys Do You Get For USD$1.1 Trillion?
Daily Katya Rivas

COUNTDOWN TO WAR
Countdown To War: Donald Rumsfeld, Arms Dealer, Visits Newest Oil Giant
Countdown To War: Prepare To Be Vaccinated

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Sowry Chalks Up A Win For National On OSH
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Dalziel Must Go – Peters
Are There Votes For Cruelty To Animals?
Newman’s Musings: Benefit Sceptics Called To Arms
Marian Waxes Holistically
Jobs Machine Running Well Says Anderton
Helen Gives Spray Petitions Short Shrift
Dragging Maori Into Migrant Debate Not Helpful

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Anti-GE Rally In Auckland – Saturday Nov. 16

- Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is urging people to join the GE-Free march in Auckland tomorrow. See... MPs Call For People To Join GE Free March Tomorrow [1] and Green Party says big NO on HSNO [2] MORE: - LSN - GE-free people should follow their own advice [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00365.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00363.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00117.htm


The View From The Loo – Linda On Eric’s Blue

- Overnight it emerges that the latest victim of “Russ the Roq”, a.k.a. Aucklander and superstar Russell Crowe, is none other than multi-millionaire, entrepreneurial husband of model Nicky, Warrior Rugby League club owner and retail magnate Eric Watson. See... The Fight For Life II – As Related By Linda Clark [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00106.htm


N14 Sydney: Saying No To The WTO

- Initial reports from the streets in Sydney indicate violent overreaction from the police force. The Australian reports that a female reporter was also injured, suffering gashes and an abdominal injury. See... Police Go Stomping At Sydney WTO Protest [1] MORE N14 NEWS - Mainstream Media Links - First Day of Actions at Sydney WTO Protests [2] - Indymedia - Breaking News from the WTO Meetings in Sydney [3] - ARENA - Your Medicine And The WTO [4] - TLN - Sydney WTO Protests - Lots Of Noise Little Cred [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00104.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00110.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00111.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00116.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00119.htm


N15 Sydney: Talk Radio Piracy

- The commercial radio world is in uproar over the unprecedented events of this morning on the day of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) mini-ministerial meeting in Homebush, Sydney, says the Institute for Applied Piracy. See… Commercial Radio Hijacked in Sydney [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00087.htm


US/Australian Free Trade Negotiations – Is NZ In Or Out?

- The United States Trade Representative, Bob Zoellick’s announcement that U.S. President George Bush had authorised him to advise Congress that free trade negotiations would be initiated with Australia, puts real pressure on the New Zealand Government. . See... Clark Should Be More Open On What She’s Up To [1] MORE: - ACT - OZ/USA FTA As Big a Blow as Britain joining the EC [2] - Greens - Paying in blood for a free trade pipe-dream [3] - ACTBlack Day for New Zealand [4] - Government - United States announcement of trade with Australia [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00352.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00360.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00364.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00340.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00336.htm


Howard’s End: Bill Of Rights Litigation Against ACC

- Dispute Resolution Services Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACC who conducts reviews of ACC decisions, is coming under fire from claimants with one preparing to lodge a claim in the High Court alleging breach of natural justice and procedural fairness under the NZ Bill of Rights Act. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: ACC Vs Natural Justice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00109.htm


Scoop Feature: Could There Be Lessons In Genoa For Sydney’s Police

- The weekend of 19 to 21 July 2001 should have been a momentous one for the anti-globalisation movement, and for the newly elected government of Silvio Berlusconi. Yet the protest marches descended into violence and the fatal police shooting of a demonstrator, Carlo Giuliano. The ramifications of the events in Genoa are still being felt at the highest echelons of Italian politics. See... Feature: The Italian Job - The Genoa G8 Summit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00108.htm


Naked In Nuhaka: A Visit To Mount Maungaroa

- It had been a long drive across the fertile green plains and over the Kaiwai Ranges before I began the smooth descent down towards the seaside town of The Mount. The Mount. That's what the locals called it, not wanting to mangle the words of the native tongue that gave the town its full name, Mount Maungaroa, translating literally to Mount-Mount Above the Sea. See... Naked in Nuhaka 8: The Cutoff Falls [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00107.htm


Bad Economic News In The Argentine

- Council On Hemispheric Affairs - Argentina: Grim News - The Argentine government defaulted yesterday on its scheduled $805 million in debt payments to the World Bank, the country's only remaining extant creditor after its catastrophic default. See... What's needed is a changed Argentina & IMF [1] last ...


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00086.htm


As NZ Leaves UN Calls For East Timor Support

- The top United Nations envoy in Timor-Leste today appealed for continued international support for the infant nation, stressing that global backing is particularly important for the development and stability of public administration institutions. See... Continued International Support For Timor-Leste [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00083.htm


Scoop Was In The House

- For this week's Question's of the Day transcripts from the Clerk of the House see... Tuesday [1] - Wednesday [2] - Thursday [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00274.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00322.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00353.htm


How Many War Toys Do You Get For USD$1.1 Trillion?

- The current estimate of program acquisition costs for programs covered by SARs for the prior reporting period (June 2002) was $1,118,668.7 million. See... US DoD Reports For $1.2 Trillion Of Acquisitions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00081.htm


Daily Katya Rivas

- My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my saviour; for He has looked upon the lowliness of His handmaid. See... Katya Rivas: The Blessed Mother’s Canticle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00105.htm

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COUNTDOWN TO WAR

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Countdown To War: Donald Rumsfeld, Arms Dealer, Visits Newest Oil Giant

- DoD News Briefing Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld Thursday, November 14, 2002 - 11:30 a.m. EST See... Rumsfeld Joint Press Conference MoD Kazakhstan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00080.htm


Countdown To War: Prepare To Be Vaccinated

- URGENT! Unlimited Smallpox Vaccines Powers in New Homeland Security Bill, Section 304, Subsection C "Administration of counter measures against smallpox" gives the Secretary of HHS these unchecked powers (pg. 76): --Declare an actual or POTENTIAL bio-terrorist or other kind of incident --He can administer "countermeasures" to a category of individuals or everyone --He can continually extend the declare the declaration without Congress's consent Also, if you are harmed, you cannot sue or take any other civil remedy. See... Homeland Sec. Bill - Unlimited Smallpox Powers [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2] And... Terror Arrives Downunder - FULL COVERAGE [3]

US ELECTIONS 2002: AMERICAN COUP FEATURE PAGE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00079.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq
[3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=balibomb
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Sowry Chalks Up A Win For National On OSH

- The Government's u-turn on prosecuting groups reliant on volunteers under the Health and Safety in Employment Bill is a victory for National, says National Deputy Leader and Labour and Industrial Relations spokesperson Roger Sowry. See... Govt turnaround on HSE Bill victory for National [1] and Health and Safety coverage of volunteers clarified [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00368.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00357.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- See... Select Committee Business to 15 November 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00367.htm


Dalziel Must Go – Peters

- New Zealand First has called for the immediate resignation of the Immigration Minister and for the Government to abandon its “insane” immigration policies following the TVNZ Assignment programme last night. See... Incompetent Immigration Minister Must Go - Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00366.htm


Are There Votes For Cruelty To Animals?

- Green MP Sue Kedgley today said a campaign by National MP Shane Ardern against an SPCA drive to ban sow crates and battery cages was further proof of how hopelessly out of touch National was with the public. See... Vote National - for battery cages and sow crates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00362.htm


Newman’s Musings: Benefit Sceptics Called To Arms

- I am very concerned by Labour's expansion of the welfare state and would like to see whether there is support in New Zealand for a campaign for welfare reform. See... Newman: Your Chance to Speak out on Welfare Reform [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00361.htm


Marian Waxes Holistically

- New Zealand's future prosperity will be determined by how well we use our human, physical, natural and social assets, Environment Minister Marian Hobbs said today. See... Growing a healthy economy and environment [1] 8:57 am


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00355.htm


Jobs Machine Running Well Says Anderton

- “Industry New Zealand’s first full year of operation shows strong success,“ says Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton commenting on the Industry NZ Annual Report 2001/2. See... Industry NZ achieves targets within budget [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00354.htm


Helen Gives Spray Petitions Short Shrift

- Stop Aerial Spraying spokesperson, Sue Berman, is disappointed that neither Prime Minister Helen Clark nor members of her Cabinet made themselves available to receive a 400 plus signed letter expressing concern about the aerial spray campaign to eradicate the painted apple moth. See... Government Refused to Receive Community Concerns [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00120.htm


Dragging Maori Into Migrant Debate Not Helpful

- Comparison between Asian and Maori New Zealanders is not the way to counter attacks on Asian migrants. See... Don’t Pit Kiwis Against Each Other [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00118.htm


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