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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 >>

Gordon Campbell on Greta Thunberg and Friday climate actions

Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 11:59 am | Gordon Campbell

While there’s been an understandable focus by the media upon Greta Thunberg as her generation’s galvanising voice on climate change, one remarkable thing about the movement she has inspired is that it is so de-centralised. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the RWC, and the Op Burnham inquiry

Monday, 23 September 2019, 11:09 am | Gordon Campbell

Last week’s cross-examination of the military’s former top brass demonstrated in detail that the NZDF had consistently misled its Ministers (and the wider public) for years, over the impact of our military activities in Afghanistan. More >>

Gordon Campbell on abortion law reform

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 9:32 am | Gordon Campbell

Abortion is such a polarising issue that politicians commonly avoid it like the plague. Co-incidentally though, New Zealand and New South Wales are both trying to reform their abortion laws right now, at exactly the same time – and in our case, that ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Saudi oil refinery crisis

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:32 pm | Gordon Campbell

So the US and the Saudis claim to have credible evidence that those Weapons of Oil Destruction came from Iran, their current bogey now that Saddam Hussein is no longer available. Evidently, the world has learned nothing from the invasion of Iraq in ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on allegations of left wing media bias

Monday, 16 September 2019, 10:19 am | Gordon Campbell

The “left wing bias” accusation dates back at least to the mid 1990s, when complaints of left wing bias were commonly being levelled at RNZ’s Morning Report programme, largely by National MPs discomfited by being interviewed by Kim Hill. The charge ... More >>

On Labour’s mishandling of the alleged sexual assault

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 10:44 am | Gordon Campbell

The focus of Labour’s alleged sexual assault scandal has now shifted from the party organisation to the Beehive. Earlier this week, once the scandal took the shape of PM Jacinda Ardern being mis-informed by party president Nigel Haworth about the nature ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the SIS/GCSB’s compliance with torture

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 10:24 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on this week’s damning report into the SIS/GCSB’s tacit compliance with torture More >>

Gordon Campbell on China and Hong Kong, and Boris

Thursday, 5 September 2019, 12:30 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on China’s concessions to Hong Kong’s protest movement and Johnson’s Waterloo First published on Werewolf More >>

Gordon Campbell on combatting the measles outbreaks

Wednesday, 4 September 2019, 11:05 am | Gordon Campbell

At Monday’s post-Cabinet press conference, the director-general of Health Dr. Ashley Bloomfield predicted that the current measles outbreaks will peak in about two weeks time. Let's hope. Let's also hope that the causes of the measles outbreaks will be ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on ensuring Boris gets blamed for Brexit

Monday, 2 September 2019, 11:35 am | Gordon Campbell

In the face of Boris Johnson’s latest provocations, the best response for Remainers and Tory rebels alike would be… to do nothing at all. Everyone needs to step back and let Johnson have his ‘no deal’ Brexit More >>

Gordon Campbell on National's cheap politics on gun reform

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 11:52 am | Gordon Campbell

“The best reforms are made against the demands of your own base.” In the wake of the Port Arthur massacre, Tim Fischer chose not to pander to his own party’s worst short term instincts. (He did the same when publicly rejecting the bigotry ... More >>

   

 

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