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On Blurring The Lines Around Political Corruption

Friday, 24 May 2024, 1:40 pm | Gordon Campbell

We like to think NZ is free from a culture of political corruption. But the I am Hope charity whose chair donated $27K to National has been awarded a $24M contract to provide mental health services, & the ACT MP formulating the party’s stance ... More >>

On The Privatising Of State Housing Provision, By Stealth

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 11:44 am | Gordon Campbell

The scathing “independent” review of Kāinga Ora barely hit the table before the coalition government had acted on it. And, Biden seems oblivious to the prospect that his “ironclad” commitment to Benjamin Netanyahu may well end up handing ... More >>

Gordon Campbell On Israel’s Political Split, And The New Caledonia Crisis

Monday, 20 May 2024, 12:01 pm | Gordon Campbell

A three-way split ois pening up in Israel’s “War Cabinet” between Netanyahu, his long-term rival Benny Gantz, and Defence Minister Yoav Gallant. And Noumea is reeling from the economic, infrastructure, social and political cost of the ongoing unrest. More >>

On The Psychological Horror Film Possession

Friday, 17 May 2024, 12:43 pm | Gordon Campbell

You don’t need to have gone through a horrible breakup to relate to the 1981 film Possession, but it would help. Arguably, this is cinema’s most accurate portrayal of the lunacy of heartbreak. As one critic advised, don’t get divorced before you’ve More >>

On ACT’s Charter Schools Experiment

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 10:55 am | Gordon Campbell

If there was still any doubt as to who is running this government, this week’s charter schools announcement has settled the matter. While jobs and public services continue to be cut in the name of austerity the government has somehow found $153 ... More >>

On Why Anti-Zionism Is Not Anti-Semitic

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 9:54 am | Gordon Campbell

The term “anti- Zionism” refers to criticism of the political movement that created a modern Jewish state on the historical land of Israel, and “anti-Semitism” is bigotry and racism directed at Jewish people, per se. US President Joseph Biden treated More >>

On Miserly School Lunches, And The Banning Of TikTok’s Gaza Coverage

Friday, 10 May 2024, 10:38 am | Gordon Campbell

The school lunches programme is to be downgraded by $107 million, and women need bother their heads no longer about pay equity, let alone expect ACC to provide adequate sexual violence prevention services. Meanwhile, the government is keeping up its ... More >>

On The Hamas Ceasefire Offer, And Mark Mitchell’s Incompetence

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 9:27 am | Gordon Campbell

With hindsight, it was inevitable that (a) Hamas would agree to the ceasefire deal brokered by Egypt and Qatar and that (b) Israel would then immediately launch attacks on Rafah, regardless. More >>

On unemployment, Winston Peters’ low boiling point and music criticism

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 2:08 pm | Gordon Campbell

The rise in unemployment numbers for the March quarter was bigger than expected – and especially sharp amongst young job seekers. The surge in migration has boosted the ranks of the jobless, and is depressing wage growth. As usual this government ... More >>

On The Coalition’s Awful, Not Good, Very Bad Poll Results

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 10:19 am | Gordon Campbell

Over the past 36 hours, Christopher Luxon has been dong his best to portray the centre-right’s plummeting poll numbers as a mark of virtue. Allegedly, the negative verdicts are the result of hard economic times, and of a government bravely set out on a perilous ... More >>

On Iran Killing Its Rappers, And Searching For The Invisible Dr. Reti

Monday, 29 April 2024, 11:11 am | Gordon Campbell

Health Minister Dr. Shane Reti has been only a ghostly presence of the government’s front bench, in a case of the incredible shrinking Minister. Meanwhile, leaked documents reveal planned funding cuts of over $100M to public hospitals that are already sinking ... More >>

On bird flu, AUKUS entry fees and Cindy Lee

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 11:36 am | Gordon Campbell

Bird flu – often deadly to humans - is not only being transmitted from infected birds to dairy cows, but is now travelling between dairy cows. And, Aukus members are all being pressured by the USA to devote at least 2% of their GDP to Defence ... More >>

On Fast Track Powers, Media Woes And The Tiktok Ban

Monday, 22 April 2024, 2:53 pm | Gordon Campbell

Feel worried. Shane Jones and a couple of his Cabinet colleagues are about to be granted the power to override any and all objections to projects like dams, mines, roads etc even if: said projects will harm biodiversity, increase global warming More >>

On The Public Sector Carnage, And Misogyny As Terrorism

Thursday, 18 April 2024, 9:57 am | Gordon Campbell

Public service cuts are being enacted without the coalition government having a clue (or visible concern) about what the impact will be. The prior promise to go through this stuff “ line by line” has gone out the window. More >>

On When Racism Comes Disguised As Anti-racism

Monday, 15 April 2024, 11:45 am | Gordon Campbell

The meaning of the word “racism” is being deliberately blurred, for political reasons. Lets re-state the obvious: when people are chronically experiencing worse social outcomes and lower life expectancy due to the colour of their skin, that’s More >>

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 >>





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