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On Winston Peters’ Pathetic Speech At The UN

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 9:17 am | Gordon Campbell

Tens of thousands of Gazans have been slaughtered, two million are on the brink of starvation and what does our Foreign Minister choose to talk about at the UN? The 75 year old issue of whether the five permanent members should continue to have veto ... More >>

Gordon Campbell On Israel’s Murderous Use Of AI In Gaza

Monday, 8 April 2024, 4:15 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on Israel’s murderous use of AI in Gaza T his may seem like a dumb question– but how come Israel has managed to kill at least 33,000 Palestinian civilians in Gaza, including over 13,000 children? Of course, saturation aerial bombing ... More >>

Gordon Campbell On The Death Of Library Browsing

Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 11:12 am | Gordon Campbell

At present, the content and function of libraries – and the funding for them - are in flux. Increasingly, libraries are being under-funded and seen as unnecessary in the digital age. More >>

On The Death Of Library Browsing

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 4:28 pm | Gordon Campbell

Increasingly, libraries are being under-funded and seen as unnecessary in the digital age. With good reason, many people are worried that the library space devoted to books is shrinking, the ability to browse is vanishing, and the social and communal ... More >>

On The US Opposition To Mortgage Interest Deductibility For Landlords

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 9:58 am | Gordon Campbell

Should landlords be able to deduct the interest on the loans they take out to bankroll their property speculation? The US Senate Budget Committee and Bloomberg News don't think this is a good idea, for reasons set out below. Regardless, our coalition government ... More >>

On Labour’s Fear Of Commitment

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 11:59 am | Gordon Campbell

For 20 years or more, the case for a meaningful capital tax gains has been mulled over and analysed to death, including by the tax working group chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More than once, the International Monetary Fund has said a CGT would be a ... More >>

On The Attack Of The Tax Cut Zombies, And A Music Playlist

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 9:48 am | Gordon Campbell

As long ago as 2007, New Zealanders were telling pollsters that while they wanted tax cuts, a majority of the public opposed tax cuts if the funding for them required cuts to social services. Seventeen years later, we’re still in the same boat. Almost ... More >>

On Dune 2, And Images Of Islam

Monday, 18 March 2024, 11:29 am | Gordon Campbell

Depictions of Islam in Western popular culture have rarely been positive, even before 9/11. Five years on from the mosque shootings, this is one of the cultural headwinds that the Muslim community has to battle against. Whatever messages of tolerance and ... More >>

On National’s Fantasy Trip To La La Landlord Land

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 11:39 am | Gordon Campbell

How much political capital is Christopher Luxon willing to burn through in order to deliver his $2.9 billion gift to landlords? Evidently, Luxon is: (a) unable to cost the policy accurately. As Anna Burns-Francis pointed out to him on Breakfast ... More >>

On Luxon’s Landlord Myths, And The Needless Nightmare Of High Interest Rates

Tuesday, 12 March 2024, 11:05 am | Gordon Campbell

During the PM’s post-Cabinet press conference yesterday, Christopher Luxon claimed that renters will be feeling “grateful” for the way the government is putting “downward pressure“ on rents. Really. Allegedly, the coalition government is ... More >>

On The Government’s Fast Track To Trashing The Environment

Friday, 8 March 2024, 11:27 am | Gordon Campbell

With Shane Jones as the watchdog, who needs predators? Mining on DOC land now seems to be a fait accompli. Plainly, New Zealand‘s conservation estate is now open for business, regardless of the impact on the environment and on the endangered species ... More >>

On The Supreme Court’s Collusion With Trump

Wednesday, 6 March 2024, 11:49 am | Gordon Campbell

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. In the week preceding the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses, a US Supreme Court stacked with Trump appointees obligingly handed the former President a couple of huge victories. First, the Court helped Trump ... More >>

On The Flaws In Anti-gang Laws

Monday, 4 March 2024, 11:34 am | Gordon Campbell

Google “Christopher Luxon“ and “mojo” and you get nearly 60,000 matching responses. Over the past 18 months – here and here and again, here – Luxon has claimed that New Zealanders have either lost their mojo and/or are in the process ... More >>

On The Newshub/Smokefree Twin Fiascos

Thursday, 29 February 2024, 10:57 am | Gordon Campbell

Here’s a tale of two sunset industries. One has a track record of quality investigative reporting, and sound reportage of the 24/7 news cycle. The other sunset industry peddles a deadly substance that kills and injures tens of thousands of New Zealanders ... More >>

On The Perils Of Joining AUKUS Pillar Two

Friday, 23 February 2024, 10:25 am | Gordon Campbell

The lure for New Zealand to join the AUKUS military alliance is that membership of only its “second pillar” will still (supposedly) give us access to state of the art military technologies. As top US official Kurt Campbell said during his visit ... More >>

On National Spreading Panic About The Economy

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 9:03 am | Gordon Campbell

It is a political strategy as old as time. Scare the public with tales of disaster and stampede them into supporting your ideological agenda because they believe There Is No Alternative. Yet, if the NZ economy truly is as “fragile” as PM Christopher ... More >>

On National Passing Bad Policies Under Urgency

Friday, 16 February 2024, 11:10 am | Gordon Campbell

If National really had faith in its welfare policies, it wouldn’t be ramming them through Parliament under urgency – a step that means the policies can’t be exposed to select committee debate, public submissions, expert commentary, media scrutiny ... More >>

On Five Of Luxon’s Gaza Absurdities

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 11:43 am | Gordon Campbell

Earlier this week, PM Christopher Luxon met with 48 public service CEOs to make sure they were on board with his plans to cut spending on public services so that National can proceed to give the revenue away to those New Zealanders least in need. ... More >>

On National’s Misleading Policy Packaging

Monday, 12 February 2024, 12:27 pm | Gordon Campbell

Truth in packaging can be a political rarity, but the gap between what the Luxon administration says it is doing and what its policies will actually deliver is looking as wide as the Grand Canyon. Is it possible to run a government for three years purely ... More >>

On The Politics As A Morality Play

Thursday, 8 February 2024, 12:49 pm | Gordon Campbell

To a striking extent, the working class vote in Western societies has been going to right wing demagogues, not to left wing social democrats. Even the mainstream parties on the right of the political spectrum are running the risk of being rejected ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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