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Gordon Campbell on Trump’s open white nationalism

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 12:15 pm | Gordon Campbell

This has been the week that the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln – which once led a civil war that ended the slave economy of the South – has now defined itself openly as being the party of white nationalism. More >>

Gordon Campbell on what’s wrong with Wellington

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 12:54 pm | Gordon Campbell

A s a rule, expectations tend to be as low about Wellington weather as they are about the workings of central government – which makes this place such an ideal choice as the nation’s seat of power. After all, the subtext of “You can’t ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Aussie banks’ latest fee hike excuse

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 11:52 am | Gordon Campbell

When the Reserve Bank sought feedback on its plans to require the country’s major banks to raise their capital reserves (so that the banking system could survive a crisis in future without a taxpayer bailout and without raiding the deposit accounts ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on New Zealand First’s stellar balancing act

Tuesday, 9 July 2019, 11:52 am | Gordon Campbell

At this point, New Zealand First needs to more than double its current poll numbers to survive beyond Election Day, 2020… but that’s what Winston Peters is so very good at doing, once an election campaign begins in earnest. (No-one has ever accused ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the usual grumbling over screen subsidies

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 12:46 pm | Gordon Campbell

Ultimately, we seem to have won this production largely because of the mature film industry infrastructure that New Zealand has built on the back of those previously subsidized productions. For example: we now have the studio sound stages that Scotland ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the US's Operation Burnham evidence

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 11:56 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how the Americans are helping us realise the scale of the Operation Burnham fiasco First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the public service reforms

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 12:29 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the ways the public is being left unprotected by the public service reforms First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s cosmetic banking reforms

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 11:40 am | Gordon Campbell

The elephant in the room as the government carries out its latest bout of tinkerings with our banking practice is the extraordinary level of profit-taking still being extracted by the Australian Banking Gang from ordinary New Zealanders. Yes indeed, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on this week’s Operation Burnham revelations

Friday, 21 June 2019, 10:37 am | Gordon Campbell

Eight centuries ago at Beziers in France, the papal soldiers besieging the town faced much the same problem as the New Zealand troops engaged in Operation Burnham – namely, how to how to tell the difference among the town’s inhabitants as to which ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the gun buy-back scheme

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 4:24 pm | Gordon Campbell

Do gun amnesties and buy-backs save lives? Since it’s always difficult to exclude all of the socio-economic factors that may be operating in parallel, the die-hard denialists in the gun lobby will always be able to find a bit of wiggle room. Yet ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on our Wild West banking culture, and Iran

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11:58 am | Gordon Campbell

Nine year cycles of neglect seem to be the centre-right’s equivalent of the seven year itch. Certainly, David Hisco’s nine year stint as CEO of the ANZ bank (while his expense claim eccentricities went by unbothered by board oversight) has been ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on asking the banks to be nicer to farmers

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 12:17 pm | Gordon Campbell

At the urging of New Zealand First, the government announced yesterday that it will be creating a compulsory mediation service between debt-laden farmers and their banks , with a view to either throwing those indebted farmers a lifeline, or arranging ... More >>

On the war purposes of our massive defence spend-up

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 12:31 pm | Gordon Campbell

If you’re willing to believe Defence Minister Ron Mark, our defence forces will be operating in future like a high-tech version of Oxfam. Yes, we’re going to be spending $20 billion on Defence in the years out until 2030, but allegedly…” ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the military withdrawal from Iraq

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 9:45 am | Gordon Campbell

So, New Zealand is pulling out of its military role at Camp Taji in Iraq, where in partnership with the Australians, we currently provide about a quarter of the personnel engaged in a programme that trains Iraqi soldiers. (The Australians currently have ... More >>

The Treasury debacle and NZ's wider security problems

Monday, 10 June 2019, 12:13 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how the Treasury debacle reflects New Zealand’s wider security problems First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell: Best Music of 2019… So Far

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 4:06 pm | Gordon Campbell

M ost ‘best of” lists arrive in summer at the end of the calendar year, when things are winding down and the stakes don’t seem so high. But at this mid-point, as we’re heading into the cold… it seems like an ideal time to list a few albums ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the fallacy of political moderation

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 12:34 pm | Gordon Campbell

S upposedly, political parties live and die by their success in cultivating the middle ground. This is where crucial numbers of rational, well informed voters are believed to congregate, waiting to embrace messages of restraint and moderation, ... More >>

On the ‘morning after’ feeling from the Wellbeing Budget

Friday, 31 May 2019, 9:22 am | Gordon Campbell

A llegedly, there are 628 different synonyms for “ well-being” on this website so there should be one that fits your own response to the Wellbeing Budget. IMO, “in the pink” is the closest fit. Meaning: not socialist red, but a lighter shade ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Budget leak

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 1:17 pm | Gordon Campbell

N o doubt the Police will carry out their investigation of the Treasury Budget hack with more courtesy and nuance than they showed when pursuing the source of those Dirty Politics emails . More >>

Gordon Campbell on Europe’s non-surrender extremism

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 12:16 pm | Gordon Campbell

Thankfully, yesterday’s European Parliament election results show that the feared gains by far right populism did not eventuate . More >>

 

 

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