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1: America’s Latest Threat - Terror Food

Details are starting to leak from of Scoop's Washington sources that after anthrax, food terror will be the next weapon unleashed on the U.S. Maree Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00171.htm


2: Scoop Images: Indymedia Anti-War Posters

The following anti-war images (plus a joke at Hillary Clinton's expense) are all taken from the indymedia.org website.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00162.htm


3: NEWSFLASH: Anti-GE Direct Action Begins

Scoop understands that direct action against Genetic Engineering - expected in the wake of yesterday’s decision to allow contained field trials - has begun already with the occupation of the Environmental Risk Management Authority [ERMA] premises ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00170.htm


4: Letter From Elsewhere: Your Money and Your Life

We learnt a useful double lesson this week. Today’s expert highwaymen don’t believe in giving us a choice. They want both our money and our life.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00167.htm


5: Green Gloves Direct Action Pledge

GE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH TODAY - 3,000 NEW ZEALANDERS PLEDGE TO REMOVE GE FIELD TRIALS

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00186.htm


6: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 30 October

1. JEANETTE FITZSIMONS to the Prime Minister: Who was she trying to please when she said, in relation to the Government's position on genetic engineering, "the Government's taken a pragmatic path and come up with a commonsense outcome"?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00496.htm


7: NZ Government Assets To Be Frozen?

Did you hear Phil Goff discussing the government's amendments to the Terrorism (Bombings and Financing) Bill on the radio yesterday? The amendments will allow for the assets of 'terrorists' to be frozen immediately. In a discussion about the difference between ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00537.htm


8: Sludge Report #114 – The Great Game

If the official story of the World Trade Center attacks reads like a Tom Clancy novel, simple plot, good guys, bad guys and cruise missiles, then this could be the LeCarre version.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00097.htm


9: Guest Opinion: Recognise Taliban and Negotiate

Stop Bombing Afghans, Recognise Taliban and Negotiate By Brigadier (retd) Usman Khalid, Leader of Al-Ansaar

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00168.htm


10: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 31 October

Today's questions of the day concerned: GE Announcement x 2 – Maori and GE Announcement – Alzheimer’s Drugs – Southland Employment – Susan Bathgate – China & The WTO – War Against Terror x 2 – Susan Bathgate – Southern Institute Of Technology – Occupational ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00172.htm


11: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 31 October

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: What process will she follow to progress the legislative agenda necessary for the successful implementation of yesterday's genetic engineering announcement, and which issues, if any, are still open for negotiation?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00538.htm


12: Feedback: What The World Needs Now…

In This Edition: Stan Goff & Lindsay Perigo - From Suez To Afghanistan, A Very Slow Learning Curve - USA Hypocrisy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00169.htm


13: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –30 October

Today's questions of the day concerned: PM On GE Announcement x 2 – Student Debt – Health Bureaucracy – Early Childhood Education Report – Susan Bathgate – Marian Hobbs On GE – Alliance Support For War – Maori Views On GE – Alzheimer’s Drugs – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00163.htm


14: Release Of British Terrorist Attack Documents

Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff today released information provided by the British Government which outlines links between Al Qaida led by Osama bin Laden and the terrorist attacks of 11 September.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00490.htm


15: Scoop: Feedback: GE, GE, GE… & GE

In this edition: It Ain’t Meme, Babe… - It’s Only Natural – It Just Ain’t Natural – Les We GE

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00166.htm


16: Former Green Beret Tells Pravda Bush Is Lying

I'm a retired Special Forces Master Sergeant. That doesn't cut much for those who will only accept the opinions of former officers on military matters, since we enlisted swine are assumed to be incapable of grasping the nuances of doctrine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00147.htm


17: Greenpeace Resorts To Mistruths - Again

Unable to persuade the Government that it should take a fundamentalist position on genetic modification the multi-national environmentalist corporation, Greenpeace, has resorted to mistruths, again, to bolster its flagging campaign, the Chairman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00187.htm


18: The Les Mills Pro-GE Advertorial Mystery

When is an ad not an ad? And should an advertiser be required to say who they are when they place an advert?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00156.htm


19: GE free NZ now up to the people

30 October, Wellington. The government’s GE policy released today goes no way towards addressing the concerns raised over genetic engineering. A ‘constraint period’ on commercial release, and no substantial changes to the way field trials are conducted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00181.htm


20: GE Decision At Outer Limit Of Public Acceptability

United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the government's decisions on genetic engineering are at the outer limit of public acceptability.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00536.htm


21: Secret Draconian Terrorism Bill Amendments Push

Last night's television and this morning's newspapers and radios highlighted the plans of the Government to introduce amendments to the Terrorism (Bombing and Financing} Bill. The Bill is likely to go back to Parliament early November.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00188.htm


22: Feedback: Bouquets And Brickbats

Bouquets must surely go to the Prime Minister and the Government for showing the fortitude required in introducing the sweeping new powers to combat terrorism (Oct 30).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00161.htm


23: Minister welcomes TVNZ/Sky deal

Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs says she’s pleased TVNZ and Sky Television have reached agreement for TV ONE and TV2 to be available on the Sky digital platform.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00539.htm


24: Picket! Trade Liberlisation Network Launch - Today

Picket the Trade Liberalisation Network Launch - Only freetrade freaks and pro-corporate gouls, would launch evil on Halloween.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00190.htm


25: NZ limps towards a GE-Free Organic Future

"The government¹s two year moratorium on commercial releases of genetically engineered crops is a qualified, and partial, victory for the organic movement, but it is not enough", said Dr Meriel Watts, Director of the Soil & Health Association ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00184.htm


26: Symantec 2002, Windows XP Compatible Security

Symantec Makes Internet Security Protection a Breeze with its 2002, Windows XP Compatible, Versions of World’s Most Trusted Security Products

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00103.htm


27: Maori concerns about GM get serious attention

Willie Jackson, leader of Mana Motuhake and Alliance MP, is pleased to announce a win for Maori in the Genetic Modification debate, fought for by the Alliance/Mana Motuhake within the coalition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00517.htm


28: Government Unmasked By Air NZ

The Government's attempt to look like the knight in shining armour for Air New Zealand has fallen flat with the release of the company's annual report today, says National's Transport spokesperson Belinda Vernon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00529.htm


29: Clark Sells Out Science to Stone Age

"Cowards!" That was the reaction today from Libertarianz party leader Peter Cresswell to what he calls the "cowardly response" of Helen Clark's government to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00175.htm


30: Labour Maori Caucus on GM

Genetic modification strikes at the core values of Maori and we are committed to ensuring those values are able to be upheld, says Labour's Maori Caucus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00522.htm

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