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Gordon Campbell on the Saudi oil refinery crisis

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:32 pm | Gordon Campbell

So the US and the Saudis claim to have credible evidence that those Weapons of Oil Destruction came from Iran, their current bogey now that Saddam Hussein is no longer available. Evidently, the world has learned nothing from the invasion of Iraq in ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on allegations of left wing media bias

Monday, 16 September 2019, 10:19 am | Gordon Campbell

The “left wing bias” accusation dates back at least to the mid 1990s, when complaints of left wing bias were commonly being levelled at RNZ’s Morning Report programme, largely by National MPs discomfited by being interviewed by Kim Hill. The charge ... More >>

On Labour’s mishandling of the alleged sexual assault

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 10:44 am | Gordon Campbell

The focus of Labour’s alleged sexual assault scandal has now shifted from the party organisation to the Beehive. Earlier this week, once the scandal took the shape of PM Jacinda Ardern being mis-informed by party president Nigel Haworth about the nature ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the SIS/GCSB’s compliance with torture

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 10:24 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on this week’s damning report into the SIS/GCSB’s tacit compliance with torture More >>

Gordon Campbell on China and Hong Kong, and Boris

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 12:30 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on China’s concessions to Hong Kong’s protest movement and Johnson’s Waterloo First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on combatting the measles outbreaks

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 11:05 am | Gordon Campbell

At Monday’s post-Cabinet press conference, the director-general of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield predicted that the current measles outbreaks will peak in about two weeks time. Let's hope. Let's also hope that the causes of the measles outbreaks will be ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on ensuring Boris gets blamed for Brexit

Monday, 2 September 2019, 11:35 am | Gordon Campbell

In the face of Boris Johnson’s latest provocations, the best response for Remainers and Tory rebels alike would be… to do nothing at all. Everyone needs to step back and let Johnson have his ‘no deal’ Brexit More >>

Gordon Campbell on National's cheap politics on gun reform

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 11:52 am | Gordon Campbell

“The best reforms are made against the demands of your own base.” In the wake of the Port Arthur massacre, Tim Fischer chose not to pander to his own party’s worst short term instincts. (He did the same when publicly rejecting the bigotry ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on our suicide rates, and Prince Andrew

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 11:37 am | Gordon Campbell

Since yesterday’s release of the Chief Coroners provisional statistics on our suicide rates, most of the commentary has focused on the need to fund families, schools and communities with better resources to prevent the incidence of suicide – which the ... More >>

On why New Zealand shouldn’t try to curry favour with Trump

Friday, 23 August 2019, 12:22 pm | Gordon Campbell

The bizarre spat over Donald Trump trying to buy Greenland shows just how foolish it would be for any country to treat the US as a reliable ally these days. Obviously, there is no lasting benefit to be gained from doing your bit in any traditional alliance ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Commerce Commission fuel report

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 11:48 am | Gordon Campbell

O il companies have always struggled to win public affection. Over the past 20 years, Gallup’s annual US poll of public perceptions of the leading business sectors has found oil companies either coming in dead last in public esteem, or sitting just ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Hong Kong protest movement

Monday, 19 August 2019, 12:27 pm | Gordon Campbell

Nearly ten weeks after the huge Hong Kong protests began, managing to still get 1.7 million people onto the streets in the rain is a testament to how strong the pro-democracy movement has become . More >>

Gordon Campbell on why Boris is threatening to shoot a puppy

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 11:53 am | Gordon Campbell

It may help to think of the October 31 ‘no deal’ Brexit as a warm, rascally puppy. And British PM Boris Johnson has made it clear that he will shoot that puppy, unless someone stops him. Look, Johnson is as good as saying, here I go across the room ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ First and the ban on prisoner voting

Monday, 12 August 2019, 11:07 am | Gordon Campbell

Justice Minister Andrew Little has indicated that he will be taking a paper to Cabinet with the aim of repealing the ban. Good luck with that. The road block at Cabinet is likely to be New Zealand First, which also derailed Little’s attempt to repeal ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Supreme Court and the Ellis case

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 11:40 am | Gordon Campbell

There is a sense of inevitability about the Supreme Court being asked to review the Peter Ellis case. Last October the Criminal Case Review Commission Bill passed its first reading. More >>

Gordon Campbell on reforming the abortion laws

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 10:29 am | Gordon Campbell

Generally speaking, abortion will be treated as a health issue between a woman and her doctor rather than as a subset of the Crimes Act. Abortion is to be medicalised, rather than criminalised. That’s progress, I guess. More >>

Gordon Campbell on public inquiries and public access

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 11:15 am | Gordon Campbell

In New Zealand, there are at least two major inquiries into security/defence issues running in parallel at the moment, and the one that’s demonstrating more transparency and candour is not the one that you’d expect. Surprisingly, it has been the Royal ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the barriers facing female politicians

Monday, 29 July 2019, 11:10 am | Gordon Campbell

Likeability is an elusive political quality. So much so that pollsters sometimes define it as… with which politician would you be willing to share a beer? On the current evidence though, voters are less likely to regard a female politician as ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Ihumatao dispute

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

There is no tidy way forward on the Ihumatao dispute, given that the mana whenua with valid claims to the site are locked in conflict. Earlier this year though, Fletchers did indicate its willingness to consider any serious offer to buy the 33 hectares ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the latest struggle for gun reform

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 10:40 am | Gordon Campbell

The gun lobby can be relied on to drag its feet at best (and actively resist at worst) in the face of any attempt to make gun ownership safer for the families and communities within which the gun owners happen to live. More >>

 

 

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