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Gordon Campbell on the Mt Albert aftermath

Monday, 27 February 2017, 12:54 pm | Gordon Campbell

P ersonality politics – Jacinda is great! Jacinda is not so great! – have dominated the coverage of the Labour Party’s fortunes this week, just as a different form of personality politics – Picking Willie Jackson/Greg O’Connor is a masterstroke! ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on using ‘kaupapa Maori’ as a cloak

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

T he faux outrage yesterday from the Maori Party over the ‘kaupapa Maori’ critical comment made by Labour leader Andrew Little has been quite a sight to behold. Surely in an election year, it is very much open to question whether the Maori Party’s ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Mana-Maori Party deal

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 10:53 am | Gordon Campbell

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. More >>

Gordon Campbell on what Trump may mean for us

Friday, 17 February 2017, 10:31 am | Gordon Campbell

T he chaotic presidency of Donald Trump has been a weird form of spectator sport for the past three weeks. Horrible, but you can’t stop watching it. So far though, not much effort has been put into tracing the possible implications for New Zealand ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s candidacy troubles

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 11:03 am | Gordon Campbell

S o its official. Greg O’Connor will indeed be Labour’s candidate in Ohariu and – as also signaled well in advance – the Greens will not be standing a candidate in the electorate. At this point, you have to question the validity of the Greens’ ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the limits of conspiracy thinking

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 11:28 am | Gordon Campbell

O n the left, there’s long been a tendency to attribute phenomenal powers of competence and technological expertise to its opponents on the political right. (In this mindset, 9/11 was an inside job, carried out to foster the creation of the surveillance state.) ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the looming conflict over the Iran deal

Friday, 10 February 2017, 11:55 am | Gordon Campbell

J ust in case war breaks out over the weekend… for the past 10 days or so, the court rulings on President Trump’s travel ban have dominated the news out of the United States. At the same time, a more serious threat has been gathering in intensity. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the English call and the travel ban case

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 10:08 am | Gordon Campbell

S o this is the Alice in Wonderland world in which we now live. One where PM Bill English wins praise for not provoking the Orange Queen into one of his “Off with their heads!” Twitter tirades. It's nice that English had a pleasant phone conversation ... More >>

On Thiel, and the sympatico between Peters and English

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 11:45 am | Gordon Campbell

Overall, I think we got a less manicured and truer picture of Bill English at yesterday’s press conference. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the govt’s (lack of a) response to Trump

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 11:44 am | Gordon Campbell

It is unfortunate, but hardly a surprise that Bill English and his Cabinet colleagues should have been left gormlessly uncertain about the impact of the Trump travel ban on New Zealand citizens. We’ve been down this road before, of being smacked around ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ as an escape hatch for US survivalists

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 10:38 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on NZ as an escape hatch for US survivalists First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ’s silence over Trump’s agenda

Monday, 30 January 2017, 12:11 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on NZ’s silence over Trump’s anti-Muslim agenda First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on Peter Thiel’s bid for citizenship

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 12:22 pm | Gordon Campbell

So we now we know how much it costs to buy New Zealand citizenship. More >>

Gordon Campbell on journalism future in the era of “alternative facts”

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the journalism’s future in the era of “alternative facts.” First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on Bill English, abroad

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 11:21 am | Gordon Campbell

I f David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on populism and Labour 2017

Monday, 16 January 2017, 11:48 am | Gordon Campbell

S ince the resignation of John Key, the speculation about what-might-happen in election year 2017 has been framed almost entirely in terms of personality politics. Is National’s Bill English more - or less – chemically inert than Labour’s Andrew Little, and ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: the ethics of publishing the Trump dossier

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:24 pm | Gordon Campbell

T he controversy over the dossier purporting to show US President-elect Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia has been virtually overshadowed by the related controversy over whether the Buzzfeed site should have published the dossier in the first place. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on why tax cuts in 2017 would be a bad idea

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 1:37 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on why tax cuts in 2017 would be a (proven) bad idea First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on Meryl Streep’s speech

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 12:12 pm | Gordon Campbell

P rimarily, Meryl Streep’s critical speech last night at the Golden Globes – which is the award ceremony hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - was a defence of journalism and of journalists. Notably, she cited the journalist Serge ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the UN resolution on Palestine

Friday, 30 December 2016, 4:51 pm | Gordon Campbell

Our foreign policy is trade, as Robert Muldoon observed back in 1980 – give or take the accidents of history that may have created a few allegiances for us along the way. For any small trading nation, trading opportunities need to be at the forefront ... More >>

 

 

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