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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 >>

Gordon Campbell on Iraq’s Foreign Minister

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 10:04 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how Iraq’s visiting Foreign Minister embodies an Iraq that’s not worth fighting for More >>

Gordon Campbell: Reluctance to treat IS's enimies as friends

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 10:04 am | Gordon Campbell

While the government attacks the left’s alleged reluctance to respond militarily to Islamic State, it continues to be strangely timid about another aspect of its own response. Question: under our anti-terrorism legislation, is it legal or illegal ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Maori “separatism” bogey

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 9:58 am | Gordon Campbell

Leadership requires the leader to set aside self-interest. It is a concept that sometimes seems quite alien to Prime Minister John Key – who has reached instinctively for the most inflammatory card in the race relations deck – “separatism” – ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on reluctance to help the Kurds against IS

Monday, 9 February 2015, 10:20 am | Gordon Campbell

The boundary line between our troops having (a) an ‘advise and assist’ role in Iraq and (b) an actual combat role – which Prime Minister John Key insists they will not have – would seem sheer wishful thinking. The Canadian special forces ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on govt's narrow conception of Waitangi Day

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 10:17 am | Gordon Campbell

Come Waitangi Day each year, Treaty settlements have become a de facto scorecard for New Zealand’s progress in race relations. It is not a good measure. That kind of approach not only places the sources of disadvantage in the past and the onus ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on a desperate health system merger

Wednesday, 4 February 2015, 10:31 am | Gordon Campbell

The economic version of the sound of one hand clapping is a “market” with only one provider – and that is exactly what the three DHBs in the Wellington region now seem about to create, as they chase after cost saving “efficiencies” in laboratory ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the freeing of journalist Peter Greste

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 10:42 am | Gordon Campbell

W ell, so much for all that enthusiasm about free speech in France. A couple of weeks ago, a 16 year old student was taken into police custody in Nantes for posting on Facebook a cartoon ironically commenting on one of Charlie Hebdo’s more notorious ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Russel Norman resignation

Monday, 2 February 2015, 9:56 am | Gordon Campbell

While not the decisive factor, last year’s election result must have made it easier for Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman to finally call it a day. After three years of solid campaigning on social justice, economic and environmental issues – and amidst ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Eleanor Catton rumpus

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 9:45 am | Gordon Campbell

If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point. By ‘some quarters’, I mean (a) RadioLive host Sean Plunket who called ... More >>

 

 

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