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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 >>

Gordon Campbell: the lack of accountability on Philip Smith

Friday, 2 October 2015, 10:34 am | Gordon Campbell

In New Zealand, accountability is an exotic creature rarely glimpsed at ministerial level, or among senior management. The flight to Rio by the paedophile /murderer Philip John Smith/Traynor is no exception. Oh, a couple of foot soldiers at the operational ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Putin’s diplomatic coup over Syria

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 10:03 am | Gordon Campbell

There’s a simple historical precedent for what is occurring in Syria. During WWII, the Allies joined forces with a known butcher and tyrant – Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union – in order to defeat a greater evil, Nazi Germany. Choosing the lesser ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Chris Brown furore

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 10:17 am | Gordon Campbell

Thank goodness Dame Tariana Turia has been able to inject a bit of common sense into the Chris Brown visa issue – her argument being that forgiveness has a place in this decision, and there is an opportunity here that should be taken. Namely, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on TPP dairy , and investor-state disputes

Monday, 28 September 2015, 11:25 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on New Zealand’s TPP done deal on dairy, and on investor-state disputes More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Greens bad deal over the flags

Thursday, 24 September 2015, 10:09 am | Gordon Campbell

So thanks to the Greens, the Red Peak design has now been added to the options for the flag referendum in November. Wow. In one fell swoop the Greens’ Gareth Hughes has (a) rescued Prime Minister John Key from his personal flag fiasco (b) got the ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Paula Bennett’s gaffe and Luna in Newtown

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 10:53 am | Gordon Campbell

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett ’s statement of support for cutting red tape in the building industry was probably self-certified as being politically OK, but it has blown up in her face. Self-regulation can be like that: its OK until it ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Carly Fiorina and the anti-abortion scam

Friday, 18 September 2015, 10:06 am | Gordon Campbell

So Carly Fiorina – hitherto best known as the CEO who drove Hewlett-Packard to the brink of ruin - was the big winner in the second Republican candidates debate yesterday. One of her big debate moments – played unedited and without comment ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the rise of Malcolm Turnbull

Wednesday, 16 September 2015, 9:38 am | Gordon Campbell

… supposedly, the elevation of Malcolm Turnbull to Aussie PM will tell us a bit about the export potential of the John Key model of governance. That’s because famously, at the close of his first press conference as PM-elect, Turnbull cited ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Corbyn, Trump and outsider politics

Monday, 14 September 2015, 10:19 am | Gordon Campbell

Jeremy Corbyn elevated to the leadership of Britain’s Labour Party! Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders on the rise in the US… On both sides of the Atlantic, these are dark days for the political Establishment. Career-wise, it must be hard to have ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on selecting refugees and Aussie generosity

Thursday, 10 September 2015, 10:44 am | Gordon Campbell

Now that we know how many Syrian refugees New Zealand will accept, the focus can shift onto how they’ll be selected, and the criteria in play. Some 600 extra Syrian refugees will be welcomed here over the next three years, and 150 more will enter ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on our response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Tuesday, 8 September 2015, 11:14 am | Gordon Campbell

The full scale of the New Zealand government response to the Syrian refugee crisis – reportedly, the world’s biggest humanitarian challenge since the post-war formation of the UN – has now been revealed . More >>

Gordon Campbell on the lack of leadership on refugees

Friday, 4 September 2015, 9:42 am | Gordon Campbell

John Key still doesn’t get it. At least he’s now talking about raising the UN quota, after – only last Monday - flatly denying that there was any need to do so. Yet even this potential turnaround (the step has yet to be taken ) seems weirdly ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on refugees, the flag and Bo Diddley

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 9:33 am | Gordon Campbell

There’s a simple statistical reason why New Zealand should increase its refugee intake. Our UN quota has remained static – or fallen slightly – over the past 30 years. Over the same period, both our economy and our population has grown substantially ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ’s response to Euope's refugee crisis

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 9:40 am | Gordon Campbell

The government’s refusal to accept an emergency intake of refugees from the hundreds of thousands now pouring into Europe is pretty shameful. This country makes so much of its Anzac heritage. Yet now, John Key and Tony Abbott are standing side by side ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Children’s Commission report on CYF

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 9:37 am | Gordon Campbell

Accusing the overworked and underfunded staff at Child, Youth and Family of a “ dump and run culture of neglect " is the kind of luxury that a Children’s Commissioner can afford to indulge in from his own comfy perch in the bureaucracy. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the flag campaign

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 10:30 am | Gordon Campbell

So far, the public has treated the government’s flag campaign with something between disinterest and disdain. Most New Zealanders have instinctively seen through the marketing hype involved. Basically the flag campaign is a ‘feel good’ bit of ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Donald Trump, and Dr Dre

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 9:24 am | Gordon Campbell

For the past few months, you, me, and Rupert Murdoch have been waiting for the wheels to fall off the Trump campaign, and for some drab incarnation of business-as-usual (Jeb Bush, Scott Walker) to emerge as the real Republican standard bearer in next ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Tim Groser and the Wrecking Crew

Monday, 17 August 2015, 10:23 am | Gordon Campbell

At times, a protest march can feel like a futile political tactic, but at least afterwards… Trade Minister Tim Groser can always be relied on to put his foot in his mouth. The weekend’s turnout of thousands – in Auckland in wet weather - ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on China’s devaluation, and Wolf Alice

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 10:13 am | Gordon Campbell

As China’s currency takes the down elevator towards the basement – and after two days of decline no one knows how far down it will eventually go – its hard to see any good news for New Zealand. Our main export commodity (dairy powder) has ... More >>



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