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Top Scoop Stories - 04 September 2007 News Summary


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Today's Top Scoops - September 04, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Immigration: David Cunliffe And The PM Discuss Ali Panah

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007
Families: Violence Not OK
Syd Jackson Dies: Turia Pays Tribute To Veteran Activist

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Philanthropy: Tauranga Public Get Dead Good Legacy

WORLD:

Rendezvous : Bush Heads to APEC 2007 Following Brief Iraq Stop
On the Agenda: APEC 2007 Business Summit Program Details
The Gathering: APEC Leaders Week 2007 -- John Howard PM Australia
Blown To Kingdom Come: UN Envoy Speaks Out Against Attacks In Nepalese Capital

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: Microsoft 811 - Safety For Voting Machine Vendors
Sherwood Ross: Bush Restricts Travel Of More Than 100,000 Americans
Carolyn Baker: Bush's Bogus Bailout: Tony Soprano Economics 101
Catherine Austin Fitts: Dillon Read (5): Narco Dollars in the 1980s — Mena, Arkansas

LIFESTYLE:

Film: Kiwi 60 Sec Film On World Shortlist
Literature: Real Non Glam NZ Bowie Launches Autobiography
Obituaries: Tribute to an Extraordinary New Zealander


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LEAD STORY

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Ali PanahImmigration: David Cunliffe And The PM Discuss Ali Panah - Iranian asylum seeker Ali Reza Panah has been released into the care of the Anglican Church following a 53 day hunger strike. Mr Panah is a Muslim convert to Christianity, namely the Anglican faith, and is fearful of being persecuted should he return to Iran. Since 1999, the US Secretary of State has designated Iran as a "Country of Particular Concern" under the International Religious Freedom Act for particularly severe violations of religious freedom. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00054.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00028.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00031.htm


Families: Violence Not OK - The Families Commission says it is time for all New Zealanders to take action and make it absolutely clear that violence within families is not OK. “Many people look to government to “do something” about family violence, but this is not a problem that the Government can fix on its own,” said Chief Commissioner Rajen Prasad at the launch of the campaign for Action on Family Violence. Call for public to be clear family violence not OK [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00037.htm


Syd Jackson Dies: Turia Pays Tribute To Veteran Activist - “A true agent of transformation has left us” said Tariana Turia, on hearing of the death of long-time friend and veteran activist, Syd Jackson. “Some forty years ago in 1968, it was Syd, the son of the 1937 All Black and Maori Battalion veteran Everard Jackson, who challenged the Federation of New Zealand Mâori Students that All Black tours to South Africa should be opposed as a stand against apartheid”. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00036.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Philanthropy: Tauranga Public Get Dead Good Legacy - Funeral director Gregory Brownless surprised the Tauranga public last night when he announced that he is gifting his funeral business, valued at being worth more than one million dollars, to the Tauranga community. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0709/S00025.htm


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WORLD

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Rendezvous : Bush Heads to APEC 2007 Following Brief Iraq Stop - President Bush is planning to meet individually outside the summit sessions with the presidents of China, Russia, South Korea and Indonesia, and the prime ministers of Japan and host, Australia. The NSC's Dennis Wilder says Bush remains very much engaged with Asia and its leaders. He says the meetings will give Bush an opportunity to discuss matters that go outside the formal APEC agenda - such as Iraq, Darfur, Iran, North Korea and the repression of pro-Democracy activists in Burma. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00058.htm


On the Agenda: APEC 2007 Business Summit Program Details - Announcing further arrangements including program details for the APEC Australia 2007 Business Summit, to be held in Sydney from 6-7 September 2007. The two-day summit will be the key event bringing together business and economic leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region including: professional services, financial services, education, information technology, retail trade, engineering, consumer services, media, and energy. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00050.htm


The Gathering: APEC Leaders Week 2007 -- John Howard PM Australia - "I look forward to welcoming economic leaders, ministers, senior officials and business leaders from APEC's 21 member economies to Sydney for APEC Leaders Week. This is the most significant gathering of its kind ever hosted by Australia. It is a historic opportunity for us to showcase our economy, our industry and business, as well as Sydney itself. The theme for the week is Strengthening our community, building a sustainable future." More >> [1]

APEC 2007 WORLD NEWS ROUNDUP

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00055.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00054.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00053.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00050.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00049.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00048.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00042.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00041.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00651.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00030.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00023.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0708/S00652.htm


Blown To Kingdom Come: UN Envoy Speaks Out Against Attacks In Nepalese Capital (Monday, 3 September 2007) - The top UN envoy to Nepal has condemned the bomb blasts which struck Kathmandu, resulting in casualties. Media reports say at least two people were killed and more than two dozen injured following three blasts that took place aboard a minibus packed with commuters, at a bus stop in the city centre, outside army headquarters. "The UN expresses its condemnation of the bomb attacks," Special Representitive of the Secretary-General Ian Martin said in a statement. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0709/S00047.htm


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COMMENT

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Michael Collins: Microsoft 811 - Safety For Voting Machine Vendors - Why shouldn’t the world be safe for vendors? Microsoft in particular? After all, they pay the bills. Just let them have whatever they want and let the rest of us be thankful we’ve got jobs. This is the prevailing philosophy in Washington, DC, your capitol and the supposed heart of modern democracy.... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00056.htm


Sherwood Ross: Bush Restricts Travel Of More Than 100,000 Americans - The freedom to travel of more than 100,000 Americans placed on "watch" and "no fly" lists is being restricted by the Bush-Cheney regime. "Making it more difficult for people out of favor with the state to travel back and forth across borders is a classic part of the fascist playbook," Wolf says… More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00044.htm


Carolyn Baker: Bush's Bogus Bailout: Tony Soprano Economics 101 - We have only begun to see the reverberations of the mortgage meltdown. They will be as sweeping and mindboggling as global warming or an earthquake measuring 10 on the Richter scale. I'm an historian, not an economist, so anything about economics-macro, micro-whatever, has been as foreign to me for most of my adult life as soil samples from Mars… More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00037.htm


Catherine Austin Fitts: Dillon Read (5): Narco Dollars in the 1980s — Mena, Arkansas - Gary Webb’s "Dark Alliance" story was persuasive that the U.S. government and their allies were involved in narcotics trafficking ...(Part 5 of a 20 Part Serial) More >> [1]

See Also:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0709/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00302.htm#2
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00302.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00361.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00399.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0708/S00435.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Film: Kiwi 60 Sec Film On World Shortlist - "We are very pleased to announce that our film 'GRAHAM' has made the 2007 Filminute Shortlist! 25 films have been chosen from 800 submissions from 45 countries to be presented from September 1-30. ‘GRAHAM’ is the only NZ submission to be selected and we think that’s pretty bloody cool." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00039.htm


Literature: Real Non Glam NZ Bowie Launches Autobiography - The original David Bowie may have been anything but a rock star, but he was as much a mould-breaking pioneer as his contemporary namesake. David Bowie was a pioneering Wellington businessman whose diaries have now been published as a readable and fascinating insight into the early days of Wellington and the Hutt Valley. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00020.htm


Obituaries: Tribute to an Extraordinary New Zealander - Organisations in the Tangata Whenua, Community and Voluntary Sector today farewelled Sir Roy McKenzie as one of New Zealand’s most significant philanthropists. Sir Roy McKenzie, one of New Zealand's most prolific philanthropists, died in Wellington, aged 84, at the weekend. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00024.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00013.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0709/S00027.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00021.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0709/S00022.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0709/S00030.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, September 04, 2007

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