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1: Scoop Link: White House Lied About Air Force One

The White House has been caught in a lie about the alleged terrorist threat against Air Force One [U.S. President's official airplane] which it had cited as the reason for President Bush's absence from Washington for most of September 11.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00010.htm


2: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief

In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00021.htm


3: Six Questions Posed To Professor Noam Chomsky

(1) There has been an immense movement of troops and extreme use of military rhetoric, up to comments about terminating governments, etc. Yet, to many people there appears to be considerable restraint...what happened?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00014.htm


4: The lessons of privatisation - Anderton Speech

I’m reminded of the old story about a surgeon, an engineer and an economist discussing which profession has the longest history.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00070.htm


5: Guest Comment: On The Pro-GE Media Lobby

“It’s about science” says Act. “If we don’t go ahead New Zealand will become a 3rd world country” says National. “We don’t want frog genes in our potatoes” say Greens. In this debate, the remarkable news story is being completely ignored. Where are ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00018.htm


6: New York City Labor Statement on September 11

September 11 has brought indescribable suffering to New York City's working people. We have lost friends, family members and coworkers of all colors, nationalities and religions -- a thousand of them union members. An estimated one hundred thousand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00005.htm


7: No Announcement Expected On Air New Zealand

Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen is NOT expecting to make an announcement on Air New Zealand today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00073.htm


8: Feedback: God Save America

An apology to Michael Kepler and the American people on behalf of many New Zealanders

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00017.htm


9: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday 3 October

1. DAVID BENSON-POPE to the Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education): Is he committed to continuing to ensure the affordability of tertiary education?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00074.htm


10: Statement on Behalf of Peter Davies

My response to these allegations has not altered from the time they were first put to me on 4 September 2001. I reiterate that I do not accept responsibility for the leaks.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00020.htm


11: NZ's First World Secure Data Centre Initiative

Auckland, October 1, 2001 - Businesses and government agencies meeting here have endorsed a plan to set up a world data security centre in New Zealand, an initiative that is gaining momentum in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the United States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00002.htm


12: Sludge Report #111 - The Case Against Peter Davies

C.D. Sludge has often marvelled at the ability of economists to juggle facts and figures to present any manner of results to a stupified public. Last week, we all witnessed an extraordinary set of exchanges, led by the country's most powerful public ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00012.htm


13: Electric fence interference with Internet

The government is taking steps to help stop electric fences interfering with internet service in rural areas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00071.htm


14: Feedback: Who The Hell Are We Welcoming In?

How far we have come as a nation from the notorious “dawn raids” of the 70s aimed at finding and consequently sending home Samoan overstayers to welcome parades, packets of biscuits, cakes and cuddly toys for illegal Afghan immigrants.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00013.htm


15: Privatisation failed

New Zealand's experiment with privatisation of publicly-owned strategic assets largely failed, Deputy Prime Minister and Alliance leader Jim Anderton argues in a speech prepared for the Commonwealth Business Forum.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00069.htm


16: New Zealand Comic Anthology Officer Pup Released

The New Zealand comic anthology Officer Pup was released this week and is now available from comic stores and magazine retailers around the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0110/S00006.htm


17: Feedback: Three Disgruntled Readers

Pacifists like our current Government and the Greens, are far from being the "moral choice" of say refusing to fight for the Nazi's in WW2 would have been are actually hurting the cause of freedom by siding with the perpetrators of terror and whether ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00003.htm


18: Law change corrects technicalities

The government has moved to ensure that Parliament’s intentions for employment relations are given full effect.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00072.htm


19: Israel: Four New Settlements To Be Created

Four new settlements are about to be created on Sunday, October 7, at various points in the occupied territories. The pirate radio station "Channel 7", which operates illegally but unimpeded from studios at the settlement of Beit El, right ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00012.htm


20: Govt confusion over US response causes criticism

It's outrageous for Foreign Minister Phil Goff to create the impression that National has discredited New Zealand overseas, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00056.htm


21: Scoop Images: Protests D.C., San Francisco, Athens

All photos are from http://www.indymedia.org where many more pictures can be found...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00019.htm


22: Bin Laden’s Relatives Evacuated From NYC

Patrick Tyler of the New York Times is reporting from Washington: "In the first days after the attacks on Sept. 11, the Saudi Arabian ambasador to Washington, Prince Bandar ibn Sultan, supervised the urgent evacuation of 24 members of Osama bin Laden's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00008.htm


23: Eyewitness Report: WTC Crashes And Burns On IRC

Another Eyewitness account of what it felt like in New York this morning. This time the account is relayed in the form of an Internet Relay Chat conversation between Jeremy in NZ and Glyn in NYC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00073.htm


24: Car Stops Proposed To Relieve Auckland Congestion

The idea of introducing car stops in order to relieve traffic congestion has been put to Infrastructure Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0110/S00004.htm


25: Scoop Poems: The Blood Banks Are Full

EDITORS NOTE: Two more poems from New York City, this time from Scoop Correspondent Miles Thompson. See also… Scoop Poem: The Bones of September, 2001 .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00020.htm


26: Bin Laden, Taliban Created During Cold War Era

* Afghan Women's Mission's Sonali Kolhatkar says that in the 1980s, the U.S. government, through the CIA, gave billions of dollars' worth of arms, weapons and training to the seven most fundamentalist, extremist parties that the United States could find ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00004.htm


27: NZSO Celebrates The Life Of VERDI - Never Boring

"Verdi...has bursts of marvellous passion. His passion is brutal, it is true, but it is better to be impassioned in this way than not at all. His music is never boring." Georges Bizet 1959

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0110/S00008.htm


28: Scoop: Daily Ratings...

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

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29: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

A Sober Analysis Of Some Very Troubling Thoughts - George Bush And Dick Cheney Admit Telling Lies - Poetry Concerning Motion - Scoop Images: Protests For Peace - More Negative Scoop Feedback

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00022.htm


30: Who Goes First At Air New Zealand?

ACT Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks says if Gary Toomey and other senior Air New Zealand executives are being dumped, the directors who have brought that company to its humiliation should fall on their swords first.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00058.htm

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