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Gordon Campbell on whether Trump is likely to be impeached

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:10 am | Gordon Campbell

‘T is the season to be jolly, and for wrapping a plea bargain under the Christmas tree for all ye formerly merry, Trump-connected gentlemen. Reportedly, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn have all been co-operating with the probe led by ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Brexit & Huawei clusterfudges

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 9:47 am | Gordon Campbell

Come December 2019, the West’s social democracies could be gone through quite a few changes at the top. British PM Theresa May might not even make it through to the New Year. In a year’s time Angela Merkel’s shaky coalition will have probably ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Judgment Day for Theresa May

Monday, 10 December 2018, 10:48 am | Gordon Campbell

W hen under stress, British PM Theresa May reportedly eats peanut butter straight from the jar . More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Pope of Parliament

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 1:28 pm | Gordon Campbell

’Tis the season of goodwill towards all humankind… except it would seem, towards the Speaker of Parliament. More >>

Gordon Campbell on why we politely fake political obituaries

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 11:01 am | Gordon Campbell

One unfortunate side effect of “personality politics” is that when prominent politicians die, the niceties we observe at the death of private individuals get automatically extended to them as well. More >>

Gordon Campbell: five lingering questions on the Huawei ban

Monday, 3 December 2018, 11:23 am | Gordon Campbell

The ban on Spark using Huawei technology within their planned 5G phone and Internet network continues to raise more questions than answers. If the security concern is that Huawei could possibly install a ‘backdoor’ into this network that only Chinese ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: banning Huawei and new hostility to China

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 12:02 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how banning Huawei fits into our new hostility towards China First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on Emmanuel Macron’s no good, very bad year

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 1:05 pm | Gordon Campbell

E arlier this year, PM Jacinda Ardern’s harmonious meeting with Emmanuel Macron was deemed to be the most important political coup of her entire trip to Europe. Supposedly, the rapport would help to lay the groundwork for a future trade agreement ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on meningococcal, and NZ’s Brexit response

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:28 am | Gordon Campbell

Y esterday, the government announced a vaccination programme to help combat an outbreak of the deadly W strain of meningococcal disease in Northland. Good, but the programme faces an uphill battle. As the school year ends, the window to use schools as the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ’s complicity in Western Sahara

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:44 am | Gordon Campbell

Two NZ companies called Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients appear to be the only independent firms in the world still willing to import phosphate from the disputed territory of the Western Sahara. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Malaysia exposing our China policies

Monday, 19 November 2018, 11:02 am | Gordon Campbell

L ast week, we all owed a vote of thanks to Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad for breaking with protocol during his bilateral meeting in Singapore with New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern. Reportedly, Mahathir used the photo opportunity phase of the meeting – ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the latest roll of the Brexit dice

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 10:41 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the latest roll of the Brexit dice, and prisoner voting More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Royal Commission into child abuse

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 11:18 am | Gordon Campbell

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. In effect, there will now be two closely related reports. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Democratic leadership and Trump

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:59 am | Gordon Campbell

On the big picture, the poll predictions were dead right. In the end, the Democratic Party won a clear victory in the House, and lost as expected in the Senate, where it had been defending at least 10 seats in regions that had voted heavily for Trump ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Aussie banks and their profits

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 11:45 am | Gordon Campbell

S ome folk rob you with a six-gun, as Woody Guthrie once memorably put it, and some rob you with a fountain pen. And some do it in broad daylight without blinking, while the government looks on impotently. The members of the Aussie Banking Gang for instance, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on maximizing gains from the Avatar sequels

Monday, 5 November 2018, 12:26 pm | Gordon Campbell

B y now, I’m sure we’ve all noted in our diaries the release dates (and alleged working titles) for all the Avatar sequels, but just in case… Avatar 2: The Way of Water is due in theatres on December 18, 2020 followed by Avatar 3: The Seed Bearer ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: ministerial transparency, presidential lies

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 12:33 pm | Gordon Campbell

M inister gets inadequate advice from departmental officials, gets caught out . That’s embarrassing, but hardly of lasting impact, given that the person most affected by the new information – the Czech convict and whistle blower Karel Sroubek – ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on (finally) changing the abortion law

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 11:28 am | Gordon Campbell

The right to abortion in this country has always rested on a very flimsy foundation. As many observers have noted, New Zealand has a very conservative abortion law in place that has always been interpreted liberally in practice, in order to bring it ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on why deportation should be transparent

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 11:44 am | Gordon Campbell

Kicking the problematic cases upstairs for the Minister to operate as some kind of ‘last chance saloon’ is to turn the deportation decision into a lottery. More >>

Gordon Campbell on our addiction to the monarchy

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 11:07 am | Gordon Campbell

Of all the major outposts of Empire, New Zealand has always been the very last to shed its fascination with the British royals. More >>

 

 

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