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Gordon Campbell on a new obstacle to the 'Hit & Run' inquiry

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:52 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest High Court obstacle to the Hit & Run inquiry First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Waikeria Prison decision

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:39 am | Gordon Campbell

S o much for the easy part on prison policy. Yesterday, the coalition government announced its decision to build a smaller 500 bed high security prison at Waikeria, with a 100-bed mental health unit attached – rather than the huge 2,000-3,000 bed ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Sir Peter Gluckman and his prisons report

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:06 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Sir Peter Gluckman and his report on prison reform First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the media vs Trump's untruth-in-packaging

Monday, 11 June 2018, 12:16 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the media’s untruth-in-packaging problem with the Trump circus First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on Jim Bolger’s workplace reform task force

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 11:55 am | Gordon Campbell

T he neo-liberal wing of the National Party has never really felt that Jim Bolger was one of them, and the feeling was entirely mutual. Back in October 1980 when the ideologues wanted Bolger to topple Robert Muldoon (in the so called ‘colonels coup’) ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the talks with North Korea

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1:15 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on what we can expect from the talks with North Korea First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the carnage being caused by Police pursuits

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:36 pm | Gordon Campbell

Must be that time again. Time for the Independent Police Complaints Authority (IPCA) to produce yet another review of the high speed pursuit policy, which the Police will no doubt ignore, and shelve alongside all the others. They’re consistent like ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on showing love to farmers over M Bovis

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 12:13 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on showing maximum love to farmers over M Bovis First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the M bovis outbreak

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 12:46 pm | Gordon Campbell

A s the public keeps on being told, there is no risk at all to human health from cows infected with Mycoplasma bovis. In that respect, it is not at all like mad cow disease. Even so, the M bovis outbreak is still doing the head in of Agriculture ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on why we should be anxious about AI

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:11 pm | Gordon Campbell

Poor old Phil Twyford. Caned by everyone, including his own team – the Prime Minister, the PSA – for saying something so very obvious. Treasury has, and always has had, some people in it with precious little of the life experience relevant to understanding ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on racism and the Windsors

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 3:08 pm | Gordon Campbell

For all the talk about the modernizing effect that Meghan Markle could have on the Royal Family, the suspicion all along has been that the House of Windsor is resistant to change at any level beyond the purely decorative. Yes, Prince Harry has married ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Budget 2018

Friday, 18 May 2018, 9:56 am | Gordon Campbell

To put it mildly, Budget 2018 has not been an outbreak of wild-eyed, tax and spend liberalism. “Unfortunately not,” says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg agrees laconically. “But what you're seeing and within the constraints [the government] have set themselves, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on prospects of US talks with North Korea

Friday, 11 May 2018, 11:10 am | Gordon Campbell

On June 12, the leaders of North Korea and the United States will meet across a table in Singapore, and Kim Jong Un must already be feeling giddy at the thought that this meeting is already being described with the word “summit” formerly reserved for ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on nine Trump lies about the Iran deal

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 12:10 pm | Gordon Campbell

The cascade of Orwellian lies that US President Donald Trump has used to rationalize why his country is reneging on the commitments it made under the Iran nuclear deal should be posing a genuine problem for our media. What Trump has done to the Iran ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s latest attempts at relevance

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 10:07 am | Gordon Campbell

National has now moved to Plan B in its pose as the only “responsible” party of government. Having ignored the existence of massive problems in health and education for nine years in government, it is no longer politically viable for National for ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on petrol pricing and the midwives march

Friday, 4 May 2018, 11:24 am | Gordon Campbell

The public brawl between Energy Minister Megan Woods and BP looks like spinning off – as brawls tend to do – into a whole array of extraneous matters. Evidently, some people find it hard to see the difference between taxes and profits. More >>

On hostility against journalists & Israel’s lies about Iran

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 10:52 am | Gordon Campbell

At last count, 32 working journalists had been killed this year up until April 30, and recent weeks have seen the worst period of sustained violence against journalists since the 2015 Charlie Hebdo killings in France. In Kabul on Monday, a suicide bomber ... More >>

On health promises, BP, and the White House correspondents furore

Tuesday, 1 May 2018, 10:44 am | Gordon Campbell

Remember that classic clip of Homer Simpson reacting to news of the government’s best effort at speed –roasting a buffalo? More >>

On the need for immediate action on WINZ

Friday, 27 April 2018, 10:37 am | Gordon Campbell

So the old saying goes, the main difference between the centre-right and centre-left is that both believe in market solutions, but the centre-left spends a lot more time worrying about the effects, afterwards. (If only market capitalism could be nicer ... More >>

On the perils of using PPPs to meet Auckland’s roading needs

Thursday, 26 April 2018, 1:42 pm | Gordon Campbell

More than once, the coalition government has ruled out using public private partnerships (PPPs) to fund the country’s infrastructure needs in health and education – apparently private profiteering in those areas is recognised as being undesirable. Not the same ... More >>

 

 

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