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Campbell on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 11:40 am | Gordon Campbell

A pparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care. Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Oprah as a presidential hopeful

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 1:19 pm | Gordon Campbell

O prah for President…That was one of those summer silly season stories, right ? Maybe not. On the morning after the Golden Globes Awards ceremony where she delivered That Speech (“ I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the latest US threats to bomb North Korea

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 8:44 pm | Gordon Campbell

J ust before Christmas, the US political scientist and government consultant Edward Luttwak published an article in Foreign Policy magazine called “Its Time To Bomb North Korea.” More >>

Gordon Campbell on the US demonising of Iran

Friday, 5 January 2018, 12:47 pm | Gordon Campbell

Satan may not exist, but the Evil One has always been a handy tool for priests and politicians alike. Currently, Iran is the latest bogey conjured up by Washington to (a) justify its foreign policy interventions and (b) distract attention from its ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the attacks on Lorde, over Israel

Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 12:53 pm | Gordon Campbell

T he escalation of attacks on Lorde for her considered decision not to perform in Israel is unfortunate, but is not entirely unexpected. In many respects though, the full page Washington Post ad attack upon the New Zealand singer – and on the recent ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the quest for zero net carbon emissions

Tuesday, 19 December 2017, 11:14 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on yesterday’s quest for zero net carbon emissions First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on why a ‘hard Brexit’ has hit a brick wall

Monday, 18 December 2017, 11:11 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on why a ‘hard Brexit’ has hit a brick wall First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on Defence spending, Alabama, & Dolly Parton

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 12:00 pm | Gordon Campbell

T he spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on vulnerable kids and fresh RNZ funding

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:55 am | Gordon Campbell

W hat’s in a word? Often a lot, in politics. In fact, the decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need. And I’m hedging with the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on scaring voters back into line

Monday, 11 December 2017, 12:08 pm | Gordon Campbell

F ear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the drinking water crisis

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 11:46 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how the drinking water crisis has been a failure of political leadership More >>

Gordon Campbell on saying ‘work for the dole,’ nicely

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 10:40 am | Gordon Campbell

A s New Zealand First learned the hard way from its two previous periods in government, small parties in MMP coalitions get blamed for the unpopular stuff done by their senior partner in power, but no one remembers the good stuff the junior player brought ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the right wing’s fetish for tax cuts

Monday, 4 December 2017, 12:11 pm | Gordon Campbell

S o the Trump tax bill has passed in the Senate, which means that the US nominal corporate tax rate is now on track to be cut from 35% to 20%. No doubt… there will be calls from our own business sector to drink the same Kool-Aid, and pass a corporate ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on journalism, Peters and Ghahraman

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 11:48 am | Gordon Campbell

S o how is journalism faring these days in its Fourth Estate role of (a) speaking truth to power, and (b) keeping its independent distance from those it seeks to monitor… you know, for the public good? Not so great. Of late, the relationship with power ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the political risks of the oil price

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 11:31 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the political risks of the rising price of oil, and Harry/Meghan First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s student/beneficiary bashing

Monday, 27 November 2017, 11:35 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on National’s penchant for bashing (a) students and (b) beneficiaries First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell: Zimbabwe, on the morning after…

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:59 am | Gordon Campbell

At 75, Mnangagwa is not exactly what you’d call a new broom. As many observers have pointed out, his track record has been one of unswerving dedication to Mugabe ever since the days of anti-colonial insurgency... More >>

Zimbabwe: new democracy, or a false dawn?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 11:30 am | Gordon Campbell

R obert Mugabe = Hosni Mubarak. The current jubilation on the streets of Harare at the fall of Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe is genuine, and one hates to be negative about the country’s future. Yet the situation is eerily similar to the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the new Pike River agency

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 11:26 am | Gordon Campbell

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation - has never dealt honestly, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the centre right’s love of 'nanny state'

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 11:56 am | Gordon Campbell

L ike clockwork, the old ‘nanny state’ criticism has been wheeled out this week by the National Party and lapped up just as predictably by the mainstream media . More >>

 

 

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