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Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:55 am | Gordon Campbell

This election campaign is getting no less strange as it heads on down to the wire. Winston Peters is still refusing to say whether a vote for New Zealand First is a vote for changing the current government and its awful, awful policies, or ensuring ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on first time voting (Greens)

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:45 am | Gordon Campbell

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on first time voting (centre right)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:17 am | Gordon Campbell

For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: the Greenwald/Snowden revelations aftermath

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 4:18 pm | Gordon Campbell

1 The email. This has to do with whether Key knowingly agreed to use our immigration rules as a tool to ensnare and ultimately extradite Kim Dotcom, and do so largely at the behest of Hollywood’s leading corporates and their best friend in the White ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:28 am | Gordon Campbell

All that hanging out with the All Blacks clearly hasn’t taught Prime Minister John Key a thing about the ethics of playing the ball, and not the man. Still, in slagging off Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald as “Dotcom’s ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Obama’s major foreign policy speech today

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:25 am | Gordon Campbell

For the Syrian people, the next ten years offers them two really unpleasant choices. They can be slaughtered by the forces of the Islamic State, or take their chances with another decade of the murderous stalemate into which the Syrian civil war has ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s phantom tax cut package

Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 9:19 am | Gordon Campbell

Hmmm. So National’s tax cuts package turns out to be one of those television advertisements that screams a headline promise – perfect skin! a youth tonic that works! - while in very small print there’s an out clause: special conditions may apply. Heading ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on wondering what to do with Putin and IS

Friday, 5 September 2014, 10:04 am | Gordon Campbell

Say one thing for Russian President Vladimir Putin. At least he’s given NATO a purpose in life. Right now, that consists of being something that Barack Obama and David Cameron can hide behind, point at Putin, and say : “Go get him, tiger.” ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Greens plan to lift the minimum wage

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 10:23 am | Gordon Campbell

Heading into the election home stretch, voters have a clear choice about the best way to help low and middle income New Zealanders. They can do so by gradually lifting the minimum wage (as the Greens propose ) or by a small tax cut, as the government ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s ‘blame it on Judith’ strategy

Monday, 1 September 2014, 10:50 am | Gordon Campbell

Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on last night’s debate, and Collins

Friday, 29 August 2014, 10:28 am | Gordon Campbell

Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:48 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Winston Peters’ latest bout of immigrant bashing, and Bob Dylan in the basement (again) More >>

Gordon Campbell on the US somersaults over Syria and Iran

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 10:11 am | Gordon Campbell

Amidst the day-to-day reports about the military advances of the Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, one remarkable aspect of this war has barely been mentioned. Namely, the complete 180 degree turn of US foreign policy whereby its former enemies – ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s housing assistance plan

Monday, 25 August 2014, 9:51 am | Gordon Campbell

So, as many as 90,000 people could derive some benefit from National’s housing assistance plans for low and middle-income earners. As much as $218 million might be spent on the programme that was announced yesterday by Prime Minister John Key. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on mud slinging and name-calling

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:32 am | Gordon Campbell

The media, as its critics regularly point out, is far too easily diverted by political sideshows and slanging matches, from its duty to cover the real issues. Yet this week gave an interesting example of how hard it is to untangle the reality from the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy

Tuesday, 19 August 2014, 10:07 am | Gordon Campbell

When future historians seek to identify the exact moment when the prime ministerial career of John Key hit the downward slope, they may well point to Key’s interview yesterday with Guyon Espiner on RNZ’s Morning Report. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the ongoing fallout from Hager's book

Friday, 15 August 2014, 9:55 am | Gordon Campbell

Call me old-fashioned, but ad hominem attacks have almost seemed the last refuge of a scoundrel. That doesn’t mean you can’t reach a conclusion or make a judgement call – but you need to be guided by the evidence. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Nicky Hager’s new book

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 10:32 am | Gordon Campbell

According to Minister of Everything Steven Joyce – whose duties now extend to fielding questions about Nicky Hager’s new book Dirty Politics - Hager has got it all wrong, and the apparent collusion recorded in its pages between the prime minister’s office ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on dropping bait for election coverage

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 10:59 am | Gordon Campbell

Getting yourself criticised by the educated elite is a well-worn path to electoral success in this country, dating all the way back to Rob Muldoon and the Citizens for Rowling campaign, which played right into his hands. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the US rescue mission in Iraq

Monday, 11 August 2014, 10:48 am | Gordon Campbell

It isn’t often that unilateral US bombing raids within a foreign country can be supported, but the current US bombing campaign in northern Iraq is one such case. The fighters of the Islamic State (IS) appear to be intent on committing genocide ... More >>

 

 

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