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Gordon Campbell on our Wild West banking culture, and Iran

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11:58 am | Gordon Campbell

Nine year cycles of neglect seem to be the centre-right’s equivalent of the seven year itch. Certainly, David Hisco’s nine year stint as CEO of the ANZ bank (while his expense claim eccentricities went by unbothered by board oversight) has been ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on asking the banks to be nicer to farmers

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 12:17 pm | Gordon Campbell

At the urging of New Zealand First, the government announced yesterday that it will be creating a compulsory mediation service between debt-laden farmers and their banks , with a view to either throwing those indebted farmers a lifeline, or arranging ... More >>

On the war purposes of our massive defence spend-up

Thursday, 13 June 2019, 12:31 pm | Gordon Campbell

If you’re willing to believe Defence Minister Ron Mark, our defence forces will be operating in future like a high-tech version of Oxfam. Yes, we’re going to be spending $20 billion on Defence in the years out until 2030, but allegedly…” ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the military withdrawal from Iraq

Tuesday, 11 June 2019, 9:45 am | Gordon Campbell

So, New Zealand is pulling out of its military role at Camp Taji in Iraq, where in partnership with the Australians, we currently provide about a quarter of the personnel engaged in a programme that trains Iraqi soldiers. (The Australians currently have ... More >>

The Treasury debacle and NZ's wider security problems

Monday, 10 June 2019, 12:13 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how the Treasury debacle reflects New Zealand’s wider security problems First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell: Best Music of 2019… So Far

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 4:06 pm | Gordon Campbell

M ost ‘best of” lists arrive in summer at the end of the calendar year, when things are winding down and the stakes don’t seem so high. But at this mid-point, as we’re heading into the cold… it seems like an ideal time to list a few albums ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the fallacy of political moderation

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 12:34 pm | Gordon Campbell

S upposedly, political parties live and die by their success in cultivating the middle ground. This is where crucial numbers of rational, well informed voters are believed to congregate, waiting to embrace messages of restraint and moderation, ... More >>

On the ‘morning after’ feeling from the Wellbeing Budget

Friday, 31 May 2019, 9:22 am | Gordon Campbell

A llegedly, there are 628 different synonyms for “ well-being” on this website so there should be one that fits your own response to the Wellbeing Budget. IMO, “in the pink” is the closest fit. Meaning: not socialist red, but a lighter shade ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Budget leak

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 1:17 pm | Gordon Campbell

N o doubt the Police will carry out their investigation of the Treasury Budget hack with more courtesy and nuance than they showed when pursuing the source of those Dirty Politics emails . More >>

Gordon Campbell on Europe’s non-surrender extremism

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 12:16 pm | Gordon Campbell

Thankfully, yesterday’s European Parliament election results show that the feared gains by far right populism did not eventuate . More >>

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 >>

   

 

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