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Gordon Campbell on the farming sector’s persecution complex

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:07 am | Gordon Campbell

The narrative that our farmers are ‘doing it tough’ plays into a number of wellworn stereotypes: of hardworking farmers under siege from (a) desk-bound bureaucrats and (b) regulations created by urban idealists who lack understanding of what life on ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on why Sustainable NZ isn’t self-sustaining

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 11:38 am | Gordon Campbell

It has become a familiar story. National is the party that wins the most votes but – since the demise of the Maori Party – it has lacked sufficient partners on the centre-right to form a governing majority. Enter from stage right, the Sustainable ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s anointing of Christopher Luxon

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 9:58 am | Gordon Campbell

Amid excited whispers of bigger things in line for Luxon further down the track. Such are the levels of anticipation that this week, Luxon was instantly forgiven for making up welfare policy, off the top of his head. More >>

Gordon Campbell unnecessary new Police powers, and Spain

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 11:07 am | Gordon Campbell

Safety can be dangerous stuff. Paradoxically, when governments say they’re doing things to make us more safe, the effects often make us feel less safe. Police pursuits for example, have a track record (and a body count) that makes them more dangerous ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on National’s Stone Age package

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 9:29 am | Gordon Campbell

B ad enough that the National Party led by Simon Bridges is still aiming to run a modern economy with a package of ideas - tax cuts, de-regulation, small government – that were fashionable in the late 1980s, but which became discredited over a ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the killing of the Islamic State leader

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 11:41 am | Gordon Campbell

S o…as a few other reports have noted, the US has now killed the Islamic State monster – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi – that it created in the first place. The US invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the subsequent decision to disband much of the Iraqi Army ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Greens' love for a forest destroyer

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 11:22 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the Greens learning to love a global destroyer of native forests, and on the stereotypes facing women at work First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on Trudeau’s election ‘victory’

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 12:10 pm | Gordon Campbell

Y esterday in Canada… was a bad, bad election outcome for the fossil fuels industry. Not only were Justin Trudeau and his Liberals returned to power, but Trudeau’s most likely coalition partner – the NDP – is adamantly opposed to the huge Trans ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Simon Bridges and political correctness

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 12:46 pm | Gordon Campbell

Having failed all year at being a credible alternative Prime Minister, National leader Simon Bridges has lowered his aspirational target this week to something more within his range. On radio yesterday, Bridges did his best to come across as National’s ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on global factors facing TV3

Monday, 21 October 2019, 11:33 am | Gordon Campbell

T o date, most of the diagnosis of TV3’s problems has had to do with the gloomy future of free-to-air television in the age of digital streaming, the erosion of advertising revenues by the impact of Facebook and Google, and a few other internal ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:35 am | Gordon Campbell

While his new deal is flawed, British PM Boris Johnson has achieved the impossible by coming up with a formula that (a) significantly differs from the Theresa May deal (b) that scraps the Irish ‘ backstop” and avoids a hard land border on the island ... More >>

Campbell on China’s ability to infringe free speech

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 1:15 pm | Gordon Campbell

Luckily for us, China seems to have no interest in rugby, netball or cricket. Therefore, New Zealand is probably safe from the amazing erosion of those cherished American constitutional rights to free speech that China has just ripped to shreds in the ... More >>

Campbell on the fallout from the selling out of the Kurds

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 10:35 am | Gordon Campbell

Less than a week can seem like a long time in politics…Reportedly, the US betrayal of the Kurds in northern Syria has not only trashed the Kurds’ bold experiment in egalitarian self-rule, but has also pushed them into the arms of the Assad regime. ... More >>

Campbell on the local body election result in Wellington

Monday, 14 October 2019, 12:59 pm | Gordon Campbell

F or obvious reasons, politics is more of a big deal in the capital city than anywhere else in the country. Even so, fewer than four in ten eligible voters bothered to vote in Saturday’s local body elections in Wellington (turnout 39.66%). Even less ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on betraying the Kurds

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 1:30 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on betraying the Kurds, and the criticism of Adrian Orr First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on a new book on the leaky homes scandal

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 11:09 am | Gordon Campbell

We all know that journalism is short of cash and under pressure from the speed, brevity and clickbait pressures of the 24/7 news cycle… but hey, given the right subject and a sufficiently stubborn journalist, it can still surpass most of the works of ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on British apologies, and interest rates

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 3:42 pm | Gordon Campbell

I n April this year, the British High Commissioner to India laid a wreath and expressed official “regret” for the massacre that occurred in Amritsar on 13 April, 1919. In brief, British troops fired on a large crowd of unarmed people who had gathered ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: Could a Kiwi Boris suspend Parliament?

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 10:46 am | Gordon Campbell

Interesting piece in yesterday’s NZ Herald about the unanimous decision by the British Supreme Court that it was unlawful for PM Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament in the run-up to Brexit. Interesting because the two experts cited at length – ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Saudis (not) getting away with murder

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 12:41 pm | Gordon Campbell

On October 2nd last year, the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered inside the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul, by a hit squad of assassins acting on the orders of the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman. Regardless, the Trump White House has ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the media falling out of love with Ardern

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 12:27 pm | Gordon Campbell

Of late, the mainstream media has plainly been suffering from Jacinda fatigue, and is going out of its way to bite the hand it used to lick. Too bad. IMO the sensible antidote to Jacinda-mania isn’t this anti-Jacinda (middle of the) road rage. Especially ... More >>



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