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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Inquiry Convened Into SIS Allegations Raised On Scoop
Herald’s ‘Mystery Man’ Not Scoop Contact On Leaf
Waikato Gears Up For Zaoui Event Tonight
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Chaos Flares In Iraq Around Ramadi Refugee Camp
US Officials Take Exception To Alleged Ukraine Election Theft
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
American Coup II: Freepress.Org On Stealing The Vote In Franklin County
American Coup II: Votersunite.Org's Electile Dysfunction Graphics

SCOOP COLUMNS:
The Tale Of A Canadian/Kiwi Turned Back On The US Border
Hard News Is There!
Phil Goff's New Guilty Until Your Prove Yourself Innocent Policy
Kidd Millennium & John Chuckman Cartoons
Am Johal: The Arabs of Israel: Citizens without Citizenship
When Sorry Is Not The Hardest Word
GLW: When War Crimes Make The Nightly News
Eyewitness Reports From Iraq: Fallujah Refugees
IDF To Investigate 'Trophy Photos' Of Dead Palestinians
William Kulin: Counting The Casualties
Ivan Eland On The Passing Of Arafat
Sonia Nettnin: The Politics of Nuclear Power

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
National Decides Not To Contest Seats It Wants To Scrap
Tanczos Slates Governments Crime Forfeiture Proposals
Wayne Mapp Wants To Go Underground
Collins Questions Health Sectors Fiscal Well Being
Turner Disputes Working Mum Research
Minister And Mountaineer To Re-visit Erebus Disaster
Government Invests In Tiny Tots Education
Prospective Parents Prevented From Becoming Pregnant Through Prevarication
Wang Gets Portfolios
Progressives Outline Plans To Limit Maori Students Debt Levels

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A Report On Refugees From Fallujah

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Inquiry Convened Into SIS Allegations Raised On Scoop

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has given the Inspector General of Security and Intelligence a green light to inquire into allegations made by Scoop.co.nz and in the Sunday Star Times concerning the propriety of SIS investigations into the Maori Party and Iwi organisations. See... Inspector General To Inquire Into SIS Allegations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00323.htm


Herald’s ‘Mystery Man’ Not Scoop Contact On Leaf

- A man the New Zealand Herald today said was behind Sunday Star Times allegations of SIS bugging is not a Scoop source of information on Operation Leaf. The Herald claimed: “One of the alleged spies behind newspaper allegations of the SIS bugging ... See... NZ Herald’s Mystery Man Not Scoop Source On 'Leaf' [1] ALSO: - ACT - Clarify Role Of NZ's Intelligence Agencies [2] MORE:SIS Spy Operation Broader Than Just Politics [3] For reaction to Scoop's Scoop see...SCOOP SPOOKS SPECIAL FEATURE [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00307.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00512.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00290.htm
[4] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=spooks


Waikato Gears Up For Zaoui Event Tonight

- Association of University Staff and Waikato Students Union will be facilitating a forum to discuss the current legal situation regarding Ahmed Zaoui. Students, staff and Hamilton community will participate in the debate. See... Waikato Students and Staff to support Ahmed Zaoui [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00202.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Astronomers’ sights set on December 1 [1]
  • Social engineering In Students' Economics Tests [2]
  • Rural areas get more teachers, education funding [3]
  • Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #75 [4]
  • Oil-rig workers settle deal [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0411/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00517.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00516.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00201.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00200.htm


    Chaos Flares In Iraq Around Ramadi Refugee Camp

    - The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern over “alarming” reports that up to a third of the Iranian Kurd refugees at Al Tash camp in Iraq have fled because of the fighting last week around the town of Ramadi. See... Reports Of Refugees Fleeing Camp In Central Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00271.htm


    US Officials Take Exception To Alleged Ukraine Election Theft

    - Question: Did Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Jones meet with/contact the Russian Ambassador, Yuriy Ushakov, yesterday to discuss Ukraine elections? Did she ask the Russians to change their position on this issue? See... Meeting with Russian Ambassador (Taken Question) [1] and State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for November 23 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00277.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00276.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Incident Involving Chilean & US Security Officers [1]
  • Powell IV with Hussein Abdel Ghani of Al Jazeera [2]
  • Powell Interview with Christiane Amanpour of CNN [3]
  • Annan Voices Hope For Israeli-Palestinian Movement [4]
  • Sri Lanka: reactivation of death penalty [5]
  • Haiti Deteriorating Due To Arms Proliferation [6]
  • Number Of Hiv-Infected Women Rising Worldwide [7]
  • Colombia: Unrest Could Lead To New Refugee Flood [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00268.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00280.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00279.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00269.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00266.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00274.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00273.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00270.htm

    SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup
    American Coup II
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    Why Recount Ohio?

    American Coup II: Freepress.Org On Stealing The Vote In Franklin County

    - The Republican head of the Board of Elections in Franklin County, Ohio, manipulated the supply of voting machines on November 2, denying thousands of likely Democrats the right to cast their votes in a fair and timely manner. See... How The 2004 Central Ohio Vote Was Manipulated [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00319.htm


    American Coup II: Votersunite.Org's Electile Dysfunction Graphics

    - An examination of news reports around the country on problems with election tabulation has produced the following overview. We hope this will help underline the extent of the malfunctions in the 2004 U.S. election. See... VotersUnite.Org – Election '04: Smooth Or Shameful [1] See also...Full Coverage of American Coup II [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0411/S00275.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The Tale Of A Canadian/Kiwi Turned Back On The US Border

    - Mr. Kirby's account of his entry and exit from the US port of entry in New York at Niagara Falls with his friend and family entourage is most enlightening [and frightening!]. See... Rob Kirby: Burning Down The House [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00311.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - The news that one of the sources for the Sunday Star Times' SIS scoop is international man of mystery - and apparent fabulist - Jack Sanders certainly casts a new light on the story. The Sanders story appears in this morning's Herald, whose journalists presumably pricked up their... See... Public Address 24/11/04 - Man Of Mystery? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00318.htm


    Phil Goff's New Guilty Until Your Prove Yourself Innocent Policy

    - Phil Goff has introduced his move in his struggle to pander to the "hang 'em high" brigade and be ever more vicious and vindictive towards criminals: a civil forfeiture regime . See... No Right Turn: Ahmed Zaoui Standards Of Evidence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00317.htm


    Kidd Millennium & John Chuckman Cartoons

    - See... Chuckman Cartoon: What's Wrong With This Picture? [1] and Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Kidd Is On Hiatus [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00308.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00309.htm


    Am Johal: The Arabs of Israel: Citizens without Citizenship

    - On the corner of Balfour and Arlozoroff in Haifa, there's a pizza joint around the corner where the deliveries are done on Vespa scooters. This part of Haifa, midway up the Carmel Mountain, gets wealthier as you go higher up the slopes. See... The Arabs of Israel: Citizens without Citizenship [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00322.htm


    When Sorry Is Not The Hardest Word

    - So what’s so wrong about saying you’re sorry? Apparently, quite a lot, if the response to a popular new web site called Sorry Everybody ( sorryeverybody.com [1] ) is any indication. See... Patriotism Means Having To Say You’re Sorry [2]


    [1] - http://sorryeverybody.com
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00321.htm


    GLW: When War Crimes Make The Nightly News

    - The NBC TV footage of a US marine executing a wounded and unarmed Iraqi resistance fighter in a Fallujah mosque was a rare crack in the facade that Washington, with the complicity of most of the corporate media, has tried to present to the world of its brutal assault on the rebel Iraqi city. See... GLW: Political Blowback From Fallujah Begins [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00320.htm


    Eyewitness Reports From Iraq: Fallujah Refugees

    - ''Doctors in Fallujah are reporting there are patients in the hospital there who were forced out by the Americans,'' said Mehdi Abdulla, a 33 year-old ambulance driver at a hospital in Baghdad, ''Some doctors there told me they had a major operation going, but the soldiers took the doctors away and left the patient to die.'' He looks at the ground, then away to the distance. See... Dahr Jamail: Fallujah Refugees [1] and Dahr Jamail: From Inside The Mosque [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00316.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00315.htm


    IDF To Investigate 'Trophy Photos' Of Dead Palestinians

    - This story has even made it to sections of the Australian media. It is certainly caused a lot of feelings of revulsion in Israel. And it is indeed disgusting to find that Israeli soldiers used the body of a Palestinian whom THEY thought was innocent (and nicknamed accordingly.) as a trophy to take pictures with. See... Sol Salbe: Israel's Abu Ghraib? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00314.htm


    William Kulin: Counting The Casualties

    - In the strictest terms of a tactical scorecard, the body count of casualties would appear to support that claim. An estimated total of 1200 Iraqi resistance fighters were reported killed so far, while the US military admits that their own forces suffered about 50 battlefield fatalities. See... William Kulin: Alamo on the Euphrates [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00312.htm


    Ivan Eland On The Passing Of Arafat

    - President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon have finally gotten their wish: Yasir Arafat, their long-time nemesis, has passed from the scene. See... U.S. Policy Harms Prospects for Middle East Peace [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00313.htm


    Sonia Nettnin: The Politics of Nuclear Power

    - Joseph Cirincione spoke about nuclear energy, security and non-proliferation to members of the North Suburban Peace Initiative at St. Frances Xavier in Wilmette, IL on Saturday night. See... Sonia Nettnin: The Politics of Nuclear Power [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0411/S00310.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0411/S00188.htm
    Rail Travel Celebrated With A Red Carpet Surprise

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    National Decides Not To Contest Seats It Wants To Scrap

    - The National Party today announced that it plans to campaign for the party vote only in the Maori electorates at the 2005 general election. See... National opts for party vote only in Maori seats [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00527.htm


    Tanczos Slates Governments Crime Forfeiture Proposals

    - The Government should follow advice contained in its own Cabinet papers and reject proposed changes to Proceeds of Crime legislation, the Green Party says. See... Officials slam new civil forfeiture regime [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00525.htm


    Wayne Mapp Wants To Go Underground

    - North Shore Member of Parliament, Wayne Mapp, is calling on Auckland Mayor Dick Hubbard and North Shore Mayor George Wood to work together with local MPs to ensure the Auckland harbour tunnel project gets off the ground. See…Mapp says get moving on tunnel [1] MORE: - Labour - MP wants Mayor to go further [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00531.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00526.htm


    Collins Questions Health Sectors Fiscal Well Being

    - National’s Health spokeswoman, Judith Collins, says the health budget blowout shows the crisis in the health sector is worsening. See... Health crisis worsens as budget blows out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00529.htm


    Turner Disputes Working Mum Research

    - A Ministry of Women’s Affairs report that claims there are no ill-effects on a child if both parents return to work immediately after its birth is far too narrowly focused on intellectual achievements, United Future’s Judy Turner said today in calling for. See... Narrow research on working mums achieves little [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00528.htm


    Minister And Mountaineer To Re-visit Erebus Disaster

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff and Sir Edmund Hillary travel to Antarctica tomorrow to take part in ceremonies marking the 25th anniversary of the Mt Erebus disaster. See... Goff, Hillary to Antarctica for Erebus anniversary [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00523.htm


    Government Invests In Tiny Tots Education

    - More than one thousand early childhood education centres are to benefit next year from the first stage of a new funding system aimed at making top quality early childhood education more affordable and accessible, Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced. See... Funding rates rise for early childhood education [1] MORE: - National - Time to scrap 20-hours-free policy [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00522.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00530.htm


    Prospective Parents Prevented From Becoming Pregnant Through Prevarication

    - The Health Minister’s continued dithering on the implementation of a second cycle of IVF is a cruel blow for many who will now miss out on a chance to have a child, says National’s Health spokeswoman, Judith Collins. Yesterday, a meeting of representatives. See... Delays rob dream of children for many [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00521.htm


    Wang Gets Portfolios

    - New Zealand's newest MP Kenneth Wang has been made ACT Spokesman for Commerce and Associate Spokesman for Education. He was also given the newly created spokesmanship of Small Business, ACT Leader Rodney Hide announced today at a special ACT caucus. See... Wang To Be Advocate For Small Business [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00519.htm


    Progressives Outline Plans To Limit Maori Students Debt Levels

    - Mounting Maori student debt shows need for Progressive debt relief scheme, and universal allowances. See... Progressive debt relief scheme needed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0411/S00520.htm

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