Scoop Election 08: edited by Gordon Campbell

Archive for January, 2009

Gregg Gillis of ‘Girl Talk’ Talks Copyright

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Greg Gillis – pumping out a set of 'fair use' jams in Wellington 2009 - image courtesy of Neon Sleep ***** Gregg Gillis is Girl Talk – a 27 year old former biomedical engineer from Pittsburgh who used to research such things as the effect of light on human ...

Gordon Campbell on Obama’s closing of Guantanamo

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Yes, this is change we can believe in. Barack Obama’s executive order on interrogation stipulates that the US must close its black detention sites, cease using torture in the interrogation of terrorism suspects, stop the process of rendition to countries that torture, and close the ...

The Dividing Line Between PR and News Disappears

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Click to enlarge Gordon Campbell asks whether TVNZ and TV3 should be tutoring the spin merchants Should shepherds be in the business of selling the secrets of how they guard their flocks? I know, that’s an awkward and not particularly accurate analogy - but it was ...

Obama’s Debt To Martin Luther King’s Legacy

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Barack Obama, Sr ***** Gordon Campbell on Obama’s debt to the other, hidden legacy of Martin Luther King As Barack Obama wakes up for the first time as President of the United States, he is starting out from a pretty re-assuring position : sky high approval ratings, a huge ...

On The Gaza Ceasefire, And Its Aftermath

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

On The Gaza Ceasefire, And Its Aftermath By Gordon Campbell The carnage in Gaza has ended in a unilateral ceasefire. Israel has called a halt to its blitzkrieg because of the imminent Obama inauguration, and because the next military phase would have involved difficult street fighting in Gaza City, which could ...

Obama and Key’s responses to the financial crisis

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Gordon Campbell Stung by comments that his government has been on holiday for nearly a third of its first 100 days of action, Prime Minister John Key called back several of his senior Ministers this week for a Treasury briefing and planning session on the state of the ...

Gordon Campbell: NZ’s Gaza Timidity & Goodbye Bush

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Gordon Campbell on the NZ response to Gaza, and on saying goodbye to George W. Bush Murray McCully, head down and rucking - Not so timid on the rugby field. As the slaughter in Gaza continues, the timidity of the New Zealand reaction to the 17 day Israeli offensive becomes even ...

Why NZ Should Say “No’ to Obama’s War in Afghanistan

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

By Gordon Campbell The Taliban circa 2001 ***** If Iraq has been George Bush’s war, Afghanistan is shaping up to be an operation that is owned and operated by Barack Obama. The major increase in US and other Western forces ( and the new ways that these ...