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Gordon Campbell on (not) taking responsibility

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 11:59 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on (not) taking responsibility, terrorism porn, and Dylan’s 76th birthday First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Navy’s dealings with Fat Leonard

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:38 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the Navy’s dealings with Fat Leonard, and Twin Peaks First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the demonising of Iran

Monday, 22 May 2017, 11:31 am | Gordon Campbell

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East? More >>

Gordon Campbell on Bill English’s bizarre new/old trade deal

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:29 pm | Gordon Campbell

S o, according to the Prime Minister, we all have an obligation to get in behind his zombie TPP deal, because of all the “jobs and income” it will bring in its wake. Really? That’s hilarious. This new “TPP 11” deal is entirely a pig in ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on housing, exploding lap-tops & Jon Taplin

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:27 pm | Gordon Campbell

O K, and since we’re all barrelling towards the Budget and beyond … how useful a thing really is National’s programme of building 34,000 houses, as a solution to the crisis of housing affordability? Answer: not very. The details are here . More >>

Gordon Campbell on dealing with Japan over the TPP

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 12:27 pm | Gordon Campbell

A s PM Bill English flies off to Japan with his business delegation today, his discussions with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will focus on how to keep the TPP trade pact alive, now that the United States has bailed. It is much, much easier to see what ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Alfred Ngaro’s standover tactics

Monday, 15 May 2017, 11:54 am | Gordon Campbell

When someone like Alfred Ngaro is being paid circa $350,000 a year (in salary and perks) you’d think he wouldn’t have to learn on the job about the basic moral rules of his role. More >>

Gordon Campbell on our caving in to the Aussies

Friday, 5 May 2017, 1:43 pm | Gordon Campbell

Much as New Zealand may brood over its links with Australia, they barely acknowledge our existence. On Anzac Day, when Kiwis make so much of our identity-forging mateship on the battlefield, we barely register in the commemorations held across the Tasman. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the killing of the Fairfax/NZME merger

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 10:34 am | Gordon Campbell

S o the Commerce Commission has nixed the Fairfax/NZME merger. Why? On the grounds that it would have had unacceptably bad consequences for the public interest in terms of media diversity, and for the quality of democratic debate. How come? Partly because ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Willie Jackson’s list ranking

Tuesday, 2 May 2017, 11:08 am | Gordon Campbell

As it turned out, Hurricane Willie puttered off ineffectually out to sea, and his list ranking of 21 will remain. (He did get a shiny new badge though, making him Labour’s high sheriff of negotiations with the Maori Party though. Wow.) The party ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Kim regime

Friday, 28 April 2017, 1:16 pm | Gordon Campbell

S upposedly, we’ve been on the verge of thermonuclear war for the past fortnight. In the circumstances, it would be nice to know (a) what the guy in Pyongyang is thinking about all this and (b) what an achievable strategy goal for the US might look like. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the French election result

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:11 pm | Gordon Campbell

I t is the safest of safe bets that Emmanuel Macron will be the next President of France. The same French polls that accurately predicted today’s outcome to within one percentage point – right down to detecting Marine Le Pen’s slight fade in ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the snap election in Britain

Friday, 21 April 2017, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

S upposedly, Theresa May’s calling of a snap election in Britain is all about ‘getting a mandate’ and ‘leadership’ and other such cant. In fact, the election call is entirely opportunistic and self-serving and will – regardless of the outcome ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the aged-care settlement

Wednesday, 19 April 2017, 11:46 am | Gordon Campbell

S trange indeed to hear a National Prime Minister not only singing the praises of raising the wages of the lowly paid, but also preaching that this will enable employers to reap future benefits from reduced staff turnover via upskilling their workers ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the costs of cost-cutting

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 11:31 am | Gordon Campbell

A s Jesus said, blessed are the poor who almost end up riding in unsafe taxis and school buses, so that others among them may enjoy lower taxes on their investment income. More >>

Gordon Campbell on regime change, bombs and Syria

Monday, 10 April 2017, 12:27 pm | Gordon Campbell

N ow that America has found its greatness again the traditional way – by bombing someone – the misgivings have set in. Despite the 57 Cruise missiles fired at the al Shayrat airbase in Syria, the airbase was reportedly functioning again soon afterwards ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the MSD’s privacy problems

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12:52 pm | Gordon Campbell

This fiasco has been a perfect example of a bad policy, terribly executed – on a rushed timetable that appears to have been driven by an MSD desire to cut costs in the contracts due for renewal, mid year. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Shifty Bill’s Last Stand

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

S o that’s alright then. Nothing to see with this SAS raid bizzo, move on. Or so PM Bill English would have us believe, at yesterday’s post-Cabinet press conference. More >>

Gordon Campbell: John Pilger, and making war on China

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 10:56 am | Gordon Campbell

Why is New Zealand taking part in military war games aimed at our main trading partner ? by Gordon Campbell First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Labour/Greens Deal

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 11:50 am | Gordon Campbell

I f Labour and the Greens were hoping their Budget Responsibility Rules (BRR) agreement would foster an unlikely alliance then hey… mission accomplished! Because it isn’t every day that Sue Bradford, the CTU and Matthew Hooton speak with one voice, as ... More >>



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