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Gordon Campbell on Defence spending, Alabama, & Dolly Parton

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 12:00 pm | Gordon Campbell

T he spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking, given how successive governments have been reluctant to spend even a fraction of those amounts on the nation’s actual ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on vulnerable kids and fresh RNZ funding

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 10:55 am | Gordon Campbell

W hat’s in a word? Often a lot, in politics. In fact, the decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need. And I’m hedging with the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on scaring voters back into line

Monday, 11 December 2017, 12:08 pm | Gordon Campbell

F ear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the drinking water crisis

Thursday, 7 December 2017, 11:46 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how the drinking water crisis has been a failure of political leadership More >>

Gordon Campbell on saying ‘work for the dole,’ nicely

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 10:40 am | Gordon Campbell

A s New Zealand First learned the hard way from its two previous periods in government, small parties in MMP coalitions get blamed for the unpopular stuff done by their senior partner in power, but no one remembers the good stuff the junior player brought ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the right wing’s fetish for tax cuts

Monday, 4 December 2017, 12:11 pm | Gordon Campbell

S o the Trump tax bill has passed in the Senate, which means that the US nominal corporate tax rate is now on track to be cut from 35% to 20%. No doubt… there will be calls from our own business sector to drink the same Kool-Aid, and pass a corporate ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on journalism, Peters and Ghahraman

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 11:48 am | Gordon Campbell

S o how is journalism faring these days in its Fourth Estate role of (a) speaking truth to power, and (b) keeping its independent distance from those it seeks to monitor… you know, for the public good? Not so great. Of late, the relationship with power ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the political risks of the oil price

Tuesday, 28 November 2017, 11:31 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the political risks of the rising price of oil, and Harry/Meghan First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s student/beneficiary bashing

Monday, 27 November 2017, 11:35 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on National’s penchant for bashing (a) students and (b) beneficiaries First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell: Zimbabwe, on the morning after…

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:59 am | Gordon Campbell

At 75, Mnangagwa is not exactly what you’d call a new broom. As many observers have pointed out, his track record has been one of unswerving dedication to Mugabe ever since the days of anti-colonial insurgency... More >>

Zimbabwe: new democracy, or a false dawn?

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 11:30 am | Gordon Campbell

R obert Mugabe = Hosni Mubarak. The current jubilation on the streets of Harare at the fall of Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe is genuine, and one hates to be negative about the country’s future. Yet the situation is eerily similar to the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the new Pike River agency

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 11:26 am | Gordon Campbell

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation - has never dealt honestly, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the centre right’s love of 'nanny state'

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 11:56 am | Gordon Campbell

L ike clockwork, the old ‘nanny state’ criticism has been wheeled out this week by the National Party and lapped up just as predictably by the mainstream media . More >>

Gordon Campbell: Saudi Arabia seems out of control

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:42 am | Gordon Campbell

Is This Guy the World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething? Saudi Arabia seems out of control by Gordon Campbell First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the TPP outcome, and the Hobbit law

Monday, 13 November 2017, 11:55 am | Gordon Campbell

W hen even Justin Trudeau seems willing to abandon you by the wayside, you know you’re in trouble. Yet somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Ardern’s trade battles at APEC

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 11:53 am | Gordon Campbell

R esurrections are rarely pain free. Coming back from the dead changes you – in the Bible, and on Buffy The Vampire Slayer alike. It should therefore come as no surprise that this week’s attempt to resurrect the Trans Pacific Partnership trade ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the battle over select committees

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 11:16 am | Gordon Campbell

O ver the past 30 years, so many of our economic theories, health, education and law and order policies, and surveillance activities by the state have been imported from the United States. Basically, our politicians – National, Labour and Act – ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: Devising National’s comeback

Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 10:44 am | Gordon Campbell

How the backroom strategists might be concocting National’s battle plan… More >>

Across the generational divide in politics

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 12:13 pm | Gordon Campbell

Across the generational divide in politics Most of the criticism of the Ardern government has come from market dinosaurs by Gordon Campbell First Published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on the fear of change

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:43 pm | Gordon Campbell

C hange isn’t the same old menu, with merely a better range of desserts. As New Zealand has woken from its nine-year slumber to confront National’s dire legacy of social and economic neglect, the changes involved are going to be extensive. Everything ... More >>

 

 

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