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Published: Fri 29 Oct 2004 04:51 PM
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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Maori Party Leader Calls For Justice For Zaoui
Sian Elias Talks Judicial Independence To Bar Assoc.
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Miloševic’s Lawyers Ask To Be Stood Down
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Hard News & More Is There!
SCOOP COLUMNS:
LINKS: Al Qaqaa Explosives Caught On Camera In Situ
Greg Palast: Let The Vote Stealing Begin
Guest Feature: The Techniques Of Election Theft
Simon Pound: We’re All Watching America
William Rivers Pitt: Believe
Kamala Sarup: Chaos facing Nepali Women
UQ Wire: The Black Hole Of Conspiracy Theory
UQ Wire: Black Box Cover-up At Ground Zero
OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
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LEAD STORY:
Maori Party Leader Calls For Justice For Zaoui
- Maori Party leader Tariana Turia has called for secret information held by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service against Ahmed Zaoui to be tested before High Court Judges. She drew parallels between Zaoui and injustices forced on Te Whiti. See... Turia Leads Maori Call For Justice For Zaoui [1] MORE: - Scoop - Brash: Length Of Zaoui’s Detention Unsatisfactory [2] - Greens - Locke welcomes Brash criticism of Zaoui detention [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00332.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00312.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00510.htm
Sian Elias Talks Judicial Independence To Bar Assoc.
- I am not sure what the organisers had in mind when they asked me to speak to the topic ''the next generation judge''. The programme raises a number of options. I have decided to be selective. See... CJ Sian Elias Address '04 Intl. Bar Assoc. Conf. [1] REACTION: - Michael Cullen - Cullen: Cullen Address to Public Law Conference [2] - National - Resourcing is a serious issue for judiciary [3] - Helen Clark - PM responds to Chief Justice’s comments [4]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00289.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00518.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00522.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00503.htm
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Past horticultural land use information on LIMs [1] Weather a factor in 40% of fatalities [2] Worker disciplined for wearing union badge [3] More Defence Force Staff For Solomon Islands [4] PM responds to Chief Justice’s comments [5] Referendum on GE-free Option Govt's Best Antidote [6] Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #73 [7] US Election Live On Prime [8] Red Cross efforts to build community resilience [9]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00216.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00288.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00287.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00286.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00503.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00284.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00283.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00282.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0410/S00123.htm
Miloševic’s Lawyers Ask To Be Stood Down
- The lawyers appointed by a United Nations war crimes tribunal to represent former Yugoslav President Slobodan Miloševic against genocide charges have asked to withdraw from the case because the defendant is uncooperative. See... Miloševic Lawyers Ask To Be Removed From Trial [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00371.htm
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
Alshobaki: President Arafat's Health Stable [1] UN Eyeing Developments As Arafat Reported Ill [2] Khan Younis: Israeli Forces Kill Nine-Year-Old Child [3] UN Moves To Protect Kids Caught In War [4] Three UN Staff Abducted In Afghanistan [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00370.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00368.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00369.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00367.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00366.htm
STORY OF THE WEEK: Hard News & More Is There!
- John Tamihere is reportedly being advised by "senior Labour figures" to pay back part of the $195,000 payment he received from the Waiparera Trust "as a way of salvaging his career". Am I alone in not being particularly fussed about this particular element ... See... Public Address 29/10/04 - Blogging It All [1] MORE: - ACT's The Letter - Tuesday 26 Oct 2004 [2] FOR MUCH MORE SEE... STORY OF THE WEEK: John Tamihere (2) [3] & STORY OF THE WEEK: John Tamihere [4]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00338.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00457.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00310.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00235.htm
SCOOP COLUMNS:
LINKS: Al Qaqaa Explosives Caught On Camera In Situ
- The original link to this KSTP-TV report has a video link at the top which shows the embedded reporters filming the now-disputed explosive materials at the al Qaqaa facility in Iraq. See... LINKS: Explosives Caught On Tape After Invasion [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00333.htm
Greg Palast: Let The Vote Stealing Begin
- Before one vote was cast in early voting this week in Florida, the new touch-screen computer voting machines of Florida started out with a several-thousand vote lead for George W. Bush. See... Florida Computers Snatch 1000s of Votes from Kerry [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00335.htm
Guest Feature: The Techniques Of Election Theft
- We all remember what happened in Florida in 2000. The candidate that had the most support lost both the state, and the electoral college. There were police barricades in minority precincts. See... Steve B. Cobble: Stolen Election Deja Vu [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00340.htm
Simon Pound: We’re All Watching America
- With the entire world’s attention focused on the American election it is pretty interesting to look at how the rest of the world views what is, in fact, purely up to the Americans. See... Simon Pound: Well Meaning Goats [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00336.htm
William Rivers Pitt: Believe
- Four score and six years ago, a relatively new Boston baseball team called the Red Sox won the World Series for the fifth time. Not long after, a man named George Herman Ruth, Jr. exchanged Sox red for Yankee blue in a trade that had more to do with Broadway ... See... William Rivers Pitt: Believe [1] MORE US ELECTION COMMENT: - Rosalea Barker - Stateside: Important Notice To California Voters [2] - Freepressed - October Surprise: Hummer Giveaway Extravaganza! [3] - Patricia Johnson - My Vote Counts, Will Yours? [4] - Marshall Mathers - Eminem Rocks The Vote Against Bush - MOSH [5] - Sam Smith - Faith-Based Conversation [6] SEE ALSO.... FULL COVERAGE: Countdown To US Election (1) [7]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00339.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00337.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00334.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00330.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00313.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00322.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00326.htm
Kamala Sarup: Chaos facing Nepali Women
- Rama KC had thought that some kind of a way out will be found out and the violence would not return. See... Kamala Sarup: Chaos facing Nepali Women [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00331.htm
UQ Wire: The Black Hole Of Conspiracy Theory
- The world of conspiracy theories is like a black hole....And it is the place the Powers That Be will toss any sinister and dark questions about their behavior, safe in the knowledge that anyone who goes to look for the answer will have to dive into that gnarled world and will look foolish and silly and will be probably be laughed off the stage. See... UQ Wire: Mark Morford On Conspiracy Theory [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00329.htm
UQ Wire: Black Box Cover-up At Ground Zero
- Two men who worked extensively in the wreckage of the World Trade Center claim they helped federal agents find three of the four " black boxes " from the jetliners that struck the towers on 9/11 - contradicting the official account. See... UQ Wire: 9/11 Black Box Cover-Up At Ground Zero? [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00328.htm


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Eminem Takes Aim At Bush – GNN.TV Video
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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)------------
140,000 Kiwis Call For A Relook At Prostitution
- Two MPs today presented 140,000 signatures to the Office of the Clerk at Parliament, placing them about halfway to their goal of having a citizens-initiated referendum on repealing the Prostitution Reform Act on next year's election ballot papers. See... MPs present prostitution petition [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00525.htm
Richard Worth On The Important Things In Life
- The National Party website has been refreshed to strike out the word "spokesperson" and replaces it with "spokesman/spokeswoman" after comment from a News Worthy subscriber. Homer must have nodded. See... News Worthy - 29 October 2004 [1] MORE POLITICAL COLUMNS: - Matt Robson - robson-on-politics 29 October [2] - Marc Alexander - Marc My Words - 29 October 2004 [3] - Muriel Newman - Newman On-Line: International Eyes On Our Welfare [4] - Labour Party - Beehive Bulletin - Fri, 29 Oct 2004 [5]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00517.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00528.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00526.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00500.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00520.htm
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
- Committee meetings Three committee meetings were held this week, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business 22 Oct Till 29 Oct 2004 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00511.htm
Minister Should Resign Over Late Election Results – Smith
- "Local Government Minister Chris Carter should resign as the debacle over the local elections held on the 9th October now enters its fourth week," says National's Local Government spokesman Nick Smith. See... Four weeks and waiting - the Minister should go! [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00524.htm
Yet Another Train Service Comes To An End
- Green Party co-leader Rod Donald is saddened by the demise of the Northerner overnight train service between Auckland and Wellington. See... Northerner goes west [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00523.htm
English Offers To Put His Back Into Education Funding
- National's Education spokesman Bill English has offered to mow the lawns at Parliament if the Education Minister gets serious about education and reducing the financial burden on parents. See... English offers to mow the lawns [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00521.htm
Police Staff Shortages In Call Centers
- New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark says serious staff shortages in Police call centres are placing the public in jeopardy. See... Staff Shortages To Blame For Asher Case [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00519.htm
Mallard - Lets Talk More About Our Schools
- A schooling strategy aimed at improving educational achievement for all students has moved into its next phase, with the release of a second consultation document by Education Minister Trevor Mallard. See... Schooling strategy enters second consultation [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00516.htm
… And Reward Those Schools That Talk To Each Other
- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced a new policy designed to reward schools that are successfully lifting the education standards of their students, and that are sharing their experiences with other schools. See… Mallard: New Education Initiative [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00515.htm
Dail Jones Sees A Connection Between Interest Rates & Trade
- New Zealand First trade spokesperson Dail Jones says New Zealand’s record-high trade deficit figures are no surprise given the Government’s increasing interest rates. See... Boom Or Bust? [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00513.htm
Greens Seek Eco-Tax To Rehabilitate Toxic Land
- The Green Party has renewed its call for a ‘polluter-pays’ eco-tax, after reports that more than a thousand Auckland homes might be built on contaminated land. See... Make the polluters pay - not the victims [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00508.htm
Alexander Takes Heart From Pink Opposition To Tax Plan
- United Future MP Marc Alexander is pouring scorn on the Greens and the Progressive party for their opposition to United Future’s call for the government to give back part of its massive tax take to working New Zealanders. See... ‘Pink thinkers’ see red over UF tax plan [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00505.htm
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