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Gordon Campbell On Turkey And Russia

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:03 am | Gordon Campbell

So why did Turkey shoot down that Russian plane? According to the Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, it was all about Turkey (a) being hand in glove with Islamic State in general, and (b) wanting to protect the lucrative joint Turkish/Islamic State ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Phil Goff mayoral candidacy

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:41 am | Gordon Campbell

What is about the centre right in Auckland? There they are, in the citadel of commerce, and yet they’re routinely unable to put up a credible mayoral candidate to run the place. All they’ve got for now is poor old Mark Thomas, the former National ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on why IS’s weakness makes it more dangerous

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:39 am | Gordon Campbell

One of the great things about writing online is that if you have a bad morning, readers will pick up on it, and take you to task. I’m totally willing to concede that my last column a couple of days ago on the Paris terrorism attacks wasn’t ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Islam and the Paris attacks

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:15 am | Gordon Campbell

According to polls, a third of Republican voters in Iowa want Islam to be criminalized . Unfortunately, the cornfields of middle America aren’t the only place that ‘Islam’ is being blamed for the terrorism attacks in Paris. More >>

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s detainee do’s and don’ts list

Friday, 13 November 2015, 10:10 am | Gordon Campbell

Since Prime Minister John Key plainly has trouble with the leadership thing, maybe we should keep it simple for him. So, here’s a list of what he should do, and what he shouldn’t do when it comes to the brutal detention/deportation of New Zealand ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the John Key smear attack

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 10:15 am | Gordon Campbell

The rationale behind Prime Minister John Key’s smear attack against Labour yesterday (and the subsequent walkout from Parliament) was obvious enough. When you’re in a hole, don’t even try to explain... More >>

Gordon Campbell on holding the powerful to account

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

Don’t know how you feel about it, but the selective unavailability of Ministers and senior public servants to media scrutiny seems to be a growing concern. Regularly on RNZ – which usefully reports when this occurs – an issue will arise that begs ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Malcolm Turnbull, and rugby mania

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 10:23 am | Gordon Campbell

When Malcolm Turnbull took over as PM across the Tasman, much was made of him citing the populist touch of Prime Minister John Key – who, Turnbull noted, had managed to keep the electorate onside while making significant changes. It says a lot about ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the deliberate non-defeat of IS

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 10:28 am | Gordon Campbell

Unlike the US and (allies like New Zealand) Russia and Iran have a very clear goal for their intervention in Syria. Russia and Iran want the Assad regime to survive and prevail against an Islamic State that they regard as a mere proxy of the Saudi/Israeli/US ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the gender pay gap

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 10:10 am | Gordon Campbell

Care to know what Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence thinks about the gender wage gap? No? Well, I suppose she is only (a) a successful entertainer and (b) a 25 year old woman, so… what would she know about politics? Whereas men who succeed in business ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on copyright, the Authors Guild case & TPP

Friday, 23 October 2015, 10:35 am | Gordon Campbell

A few days ago, Google finally and comprehensively won a very long-running case brought against it by the Authors Guild which had claimed that Google’s Book Project – which operates as a digital library catalogue with a few snippets of content ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the lessons of the Canada election result

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 9:45 am | Gordon Campbell

So Canada has delivered a resounding goodbye and good riddance to Stephen Harper and his Conservative government. Yesterday’s ‘landslide’ victory for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party was the outcome of a campaign that (a) started out as a ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Govt’s refusal to use tackle obesity

Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 10:10 am | Gordon Campbell

True to form, the government seems more concerned about the financial health of the food industry than the actual physical health of New Zealand children. No real surprise there. The Key government has consistently refused to take meaningful action ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Australia giving us the flick

Monday, 19 October 2015, 10:00 am | Gordon Campbell

Nice bloke, but you wouldn’t want him to run the country. Once again, the failings of John Key on the world stage have been cruelly exposed. Over the weekend, Australia’s new leader Malcolm Turnbull played Key like some steely-eyed Aussie test batsman ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour-bashing over the TPP, and Canada

Friday, 16 October 2015, 10:56 am | Gordon Campbell

Should we be surprised that Labour has ended up as the media’s cheap and easy target over the TPP ? Clearly, it would be more risky to attack with similar gusto the government that actually negotiated and signed this deal. Treasonous even, for ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on our inability to stand up to Australia

Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 10:50 am | Gordon Campbell

If you fight your bullies, the TV series Freaks and Geeks suggested, it can be painful at the time… but you earn respect and they will tend to leave you alone afterwards. Alas, and only days before the first meeting between our Prime Minister John Key ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s trip to Iraq

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 11:04 am | Gordon Campbell

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has just returned from a quick visit to our troops in Iraq, where he reportedly discovered that (a) Iraq is hellishly hot and dusty (b) our troops are doing a great job and (c) that he personally, certainly ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Govt’s favourite crony Serco, and the TPP

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 10:24 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Serco’s emerging role as the government’s favourite corporate crony, and the TPP fallout More >>

Gordon Campbell on the TPP deal reached in Atlanta

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 10:48 am | Gordon Campbell

If the TPP was the Rugby World Cup, the New Zealand team probably wouldn’t be making it out of pool play. While the final details will not emerge for a month, the TPP is offering disappointing returns for New Zealand… and over a very long ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the TPP countdown, & Mary Margaret O’Hara

Monday, 5 October 2015, 9:39 am | Gordon Campbell

While Australia and the US have reached agreement on the patent exclusivity term for biologics – the new drugs that have been one of the last sticking points on a TPP deal – this agreement has reportedly been rejected by both Chile and Peru, ... More >>



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