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Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia and Northland

Friday, 27 March 2015, 10:58 am | Gordon Campbell

Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny lies in Asia, and that was one of Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s rationales for his bungled reforms at MFAT. OK. So, if that’s the case why didn’t Prime Minister John Key - who was already in South Korea - ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Pacific spying

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 9:18 am | Gordon Campbell

So New Zealand has using the GCSB to spy on its friends and allies in the Pacific – and has not only been passing on the results to the NSA, but has apparently passed on the details of the Pacific’s relations with Taiwan to our other best friends, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on South African mercenaries in Nigeria

Friday, 20 March 2015, 10:18 am | Gordon Campbell

For anyone with memories of the apartheid era, there will be mixed feelings about the news this week that South African mercenaries are playing a key role in turning the tide against Boko Haram, in northern Nigeria. Years ago, many of those same South ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Vanuatu cyclone and media coverage

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 9:58 am | Gordon Campbell

Having media crews in a disaster zone can help to (a) pinpoint areas of need and (b) provide some re-assurance to the victims that the outside world has not entirely forgotten them. Over time, the media coverage can also motivate First World viewers ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Europe acting on Saudi rights abuses

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 10:19 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how Europe is (finally) acting against Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses More >>

Gordon Campbell on the dairy contamination threats

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 9:53 am | Gordon Campbell

The sole upside for the government in its release of a three month old threat to contaminate infant formula is that the story knocked Winston Peters off the front pages. In case that sounds like a conspiracy theory, the government was in a no win ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Northland by election, and TPP news

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 9:16 am | Gordon Campbell

Incredibly, Winston Peters is back at centre stage of New Zealand politics, and in the role he likes best – as the virtuous underdog, fighting the forces of entrenched political patronage in the Northland by-election. Currently, a rattled Key government ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on legal fudging on the GCSB, and Tikrit

Friday, 6 March 2015, 9:45 am | Gordon Campbell

As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate . More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 9:29 am | Gordon Campbell

The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992 has shone a spotlight once again on a major gap in the New Zealand justice system. To all intents and purposes, access by New Zealanders to the Privy Council ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the recent smackdown over Greece

Monday, 2 March 2015, 10:41 am | Gordon Campbell

There had been a fortnight of fevered buildup. Yet here we are in the aftermath of the February 28 showdown between the new Syriza government in Greece and the European Union “troika” and… no-one seems entirely sure what happened. Did the asteroid ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:41 am | Gordon Campbell

Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being gifted with such a wonderful back-dated bonanza? As usual, Prime Minister John Key has busily tried to distance ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: Are NZ troops the least of IS’s problems?

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 9:40 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on whether New Zealand troops are the least of Islamic State’s problems More >>

Gordon Campbell on drip-fed info about the Iraq deployment

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 10:01 am | Gordon Campbell

There are two ways of framing the story of our troop deployment in Iraq. They go roughly like this: More >>

Gordon Campbell on today’s announcement on Iraq

Monday, 23 February 2015, 8:52 am | Gordon Campbell

Later today, the Key government is expected to announce that New Zealand is planning to send about 100 troops on a training mission to Iraq. This will be followed by a predictably divided debate in Parliament. Have Kiwi troops ever been sent on a ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the dangers of the security review

Friday, 20 February 2015, 10:11 am | Gordon Campbell

Could the June review of New Zealand’s security and intelligence be about to bestow on our spy agencies the express right to break the laws of other countries, if the SIS/GCSB feel inclined to do so ? That’s possible, given that the Law Commission’s ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the America’s Cup, and Lee Marvin

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 9:54 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest non-story about the America’s Cup, and Lee Marvin More >>

Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little’s not-so-great week

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 11:07 am | Gordon Campbell

No, it hasn’t been a terrific week so far for Andrew Little. The Labour leader’s decision to exclude the Greens from the (toothless?) committee that will play a yet-to-be-determined oversight role in the June review of our security and intelligence legislation is ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s latest stance on Iraq

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 10:10 am | Gordon Campbell

On RNZ this morning, Labour leader Andrew Little expressed his support for air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State – and by doing so, he may have unwittingly undermined Labour’s opposition to a military response from New Zealand. For months, it has ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the SkyCity debacle

Monday, 16 February 2015, 9:24 am | Gordon Campbell

As the Key government struggles to put a brave face on its blighted SkyCity deal, Judith Collins could be forgiven be feeling a small inner glow at just how badly this has turned out for the boys, and especially for Steven Joyce. Supposedly, the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the arm-wrestling over Greek austerity

Friday, 13 February 2015, 10:35 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest arm-wrestling bout over Greece’s austerity crisis, and Father John Misty More >>

 

 

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