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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 >>

Gordon Campbell on the best albums of 2016

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 10:56 am | Gordon Campbell

OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the politics of boredom

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 10:21 am | Gordon Campbell

As yet the nation still doesn’t know what to make of its new leadership team. Last weekend’s Cabinet shuffle of the same old names around a few different chairs didn’t tell us much. Given the chance to innovate, Bill ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Fairfax/NZME merger

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 1:33 pm | Gordon Campbell

N ot that Mark Zuckerberg probably thinks about us all that much, but Facebook is having a profound impact on the survival strategies of every media company in New Zealand, big or small. Basically, Facebook, Google etc continue to soak up the lion’s ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the new team’s potential Cabinet picks

Monday, 12 December 2016, 10:07 am | Gordon Campbell

T hings will be just the same, but really, really different! Its so exciting! Bill English is from the South and I’m from the North! How great a team is that? And can I tell you again how awesomely talented all my colleagues are? Yikes. I have ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the National leadership “contest”

Thursday, 8 December 2016, 10:46 am | Gordon Campbell

S o…. we’re 72 hours into this journey into deep space after dropping the rocket that took us out of earth orbit (adieu, John Key) and we’re taking stock of who’s on the flight deck, and whether any warps in the space/time continuum (like Jonathan ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Key resignation

Monday, 5 December 2016, 4:09 pm | Gordon Campbell

T>he resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on India’s huge socio-economic experiment

Monday, 5 December 2016, 11:54 am | Gordon Campbell

W ithout much coverage at all in the West, India has just been engaged for the past few weeks in one of the world’s biggest socio-economic experiments since the Cultural Revolution in China. With only four hours warning on November 8, Indian Prime Minister ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Anne Tolley’s callous folly

Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:29 am | Gordon Campbell

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More >>

Gordon Campbell: Putin’s wonderful, fabulous, very good year

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 10:49 am | Gordon Campbell

Safe to say that no-one, but no-one has had a better 2016 than Vladimir Putin. What an annus mirabilis it has been for him. Somehow, Russia got away with directly interfering in the US election process, such that a friendly oligarch that Putin can do business ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the death of Fidel Castro

Monday, 28 November 2016, 12:16 pm | Gordon Campbell

New Zealand likes to think we played ourpart – via the 1981 Springbok tour – in bringing the apartheid regime in South Africa to an end. Cuba played a far, far more substantial role. That’s why South African president Jacob Zuma treated the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the media normalisation of Trump

Friday, 25 November 2016, 12:38 pm | Gordon Campbell

W e all supposedly agree that the media is going to hell in a tabloid handbasket, but the trends to the contrary can be a bit harder to spot. In his 1970s book The Right Stuff , Tom Wolfe had mocked the way the media instinctively acts as what he ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the transport options, post earthquake

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 10:22 am | Gordon Campbell

As the immediate task of repairing and re-opening SH1 north and south of Kaikoura begins, the configuration of rail, road and shipping likely to emerge in the longer term, post earthquake, still remains opaque. According to Rail and Maritime Union ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the government’s tax cuts fixation

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 11:06 am | Gordon Campbell

L ong before the earthquake hit, the dodginess of the government tax cuts programnme was evident in the language of its packaging. It is being touted as a “tax cuts and family care” package. Yes, this $3 billion election bribe is going to be packaged ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on trade, Trump and Steve Bannon

Friday, 18 November 2016, 11:32 am | Gordon Campbell

A s APEC leaders get together this weekend in Peru, they could be forgiven for looking back nostalgically at Barack Obama’s time in office and wondering whether the world will ever be quite so safe and prosperous again. Because if anyone can further bankrupt ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Leonard Cohen

Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 10:27 am | Gordon Campbell

If Bob Dylan owned the 1960s, Leonard Cohen was an inescapable presence during the early 1970s period, pre-disco and pre-punk. There were a lot of 3am moments during that era when, after the lovebirds and the lightweights had gone home, someone – ... More >>

 

 

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