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On coal’s negative message to today's school protest

Friday, 24 May 2019, 11:21 am | Gordon Campbell

As schoolkids around the world commit today to another round of protest action against climate change, the re-election of (a) the Morrison government in Australia and (b) the Modi government in India have been a kick in the teeth for future generations. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on reforming Parliament’s toxic culture

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 12:38 pm | Gordon Campbell

It would be nice to think Parliament was a forum where rationality ruled – and where policies are raised and evaluated in terms of their contribution to the greater good. Obviously, it isn’t like that. Long ago, politics was defined as a blood ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: Why we shouldn’t genuflect to security

Monday, 20 May 2019, 12:01 pm | Gordon Campbell

R eportedly most (and possibly all) of the Royal Commission investigation into the Christchurch mosque shootings will be closed to the general public and to the media . More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Christchurch Call, and Lizzo

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 12:48 pm | Gordon Campbell

W hile its easy to deride the Christchurch Call To Action as a set of well meaning platitudes – which it is – the zigzagging nature of its content (“steps to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online” on one hand… and “must ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the end game for the teachers strike

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 12:20 pm | Gordon Campbell

Currently, the education sector looks like one of those games of American football where its hard to keep your eye on where the ball is, and where ministerial quarterback Chris Hipkins is trying to throw it. Neither side seems to have much of a plan for ... More >>

On the token moves on climate change and interest rates

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:50 am | Gordon Campbell

Yesterday, a visiting Martian would reasonably conclude that New Zealanders takes the threat of inflation a lot more seriously than climate change. To all outward appearances, the Reserve Bank has been set up to act independently of the wishes ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the government’s timidity on welfare

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 11:13 am | Gordon Campbell

O nly six months ago, the jury was still out on whether the Ardern government would enter the history books as a radical force for change, or as mere tinkerers with the status quo. That verdict was always going to hinge on the fate of (a) the Tax ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on collective punishment in Venezuela

Monday, 6 May 2019, 12:00 pm | Gordon Campbell

Yemen, Venezuela, Iran, Gaza… beyond the particulars of their suffering, each of these countries currently share one thing in common: their ordinary citizens are being subjected to collective punishment, in order to bring about regime change. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Christchurch shooter trial coverage

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 11:12 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the media’s novel rules for the Christchurch shooter’s trial First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on why we should support the junior doctors

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 11:33 am | Gordon Campbell

If they want to settle the junior doctors strike on anything like reasonable grounds, the DHBs should stop acting as if they’re still living 30 years in the past. Meaning: the powers that individual DHBs are seeking (ie to unilaterally determine the rosters ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the left-wing victory in Spain

Monday, 29 April 2019, 1:07 pm | Gordon Campbell

P ortugal and Spain continue to be striking exceptions to the rise of rightwing populism in Europe, a fact that’s commonly explained by the relatively recent experience both countries have had of living under fascist regimes. (Franco in Spain, and Salazar ... More >>

On Ardern and Macron’s campaign against violent social media

Friday, 26 April 2019, 10:27 am | Gordon Campbell

Should tech companies be liable for the content they carry on their digital platforms? No more so surely, than a library should be held responsible for what readers do with the books on its shelves. Yet in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings, ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Islam’s view of Easter

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 11:42 am | Gordon Campbell

T he “You are Us” messaging since the Christchurch mosque attacks has been a genuine and heartwarming recognition of our shared humanity. Given this current mood of mutual tolerance, it seemed worthwhile to take a closer look at what Islam says ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on scrapping the capital gains tax

Thursday, 18 April 2019, 10:05 am | Gordon Campbell

W ith the wisdom of hindsight, the Labour/Greens combo never did have the numbers to get a meaningful capital gains tax (CGT) across the line. New Zealand First was unlikely to abandon the Mum and Dad property investors and small business owners ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the extradition of Julian Assange

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:07 am | Gordon Campbell

I t isn’t necessary to like Julian Assange to think that his extradition to the US (on the charge of aiding and abetting Chelsea Manning) would be a major injustice. And lest that be construed as a claim that the right to justice of his Swedish accusers ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the policing of social media content

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 11:42 am | Gordon Campbell

At the height of the Arab Spring less than a decade ago, social media platforms were hailed as bright new tools of liberation in the hands of the oppressed. In the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks though, the pendulum has swung in the opposite ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the pitfalls facing the Royal Commission

Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 10:11 am | Gordon Campbell

Much of that information about the leadup to the attacks will be useful only to the extent that it illuminates two of the meatier aspects of the Inquiry’s terms of reference... More >>

Gordon Campbell: Islamic State Meets 'The Searchers'

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 2:48 pm | Gordon Campbell

The fall of Islamic State gives fresh relevance to John Wayne’s classic Western by Gordon Campbell More >>

Gordon Campbell on the legal crackdown on hate crimes

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 12:42 pm | Gordon Campbell

U nexpectedly, Justice Minister/SIS Minister Andrew Little has proven to be something of a loose cannon in the government’s response to the mosque attacks. Allegedly a safe pair of hands, Little initially tried to pre-empt criticism of the security ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on human rights and Ardern's visit to China

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 11:53 am | Gordon Campbell

Fairly and otherwise, the media often gets criticized for not speaking truth to power, especially on human rights issues. Why didn’t the media ask the government to take a stand on the dreadful human rights situation in Brutopia, or Thuggovia? And if ... More >>

 

 

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