Scoop Election 08: edited by Gordon Campbell

Archive for August, 2012

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s recent bout of mid-flight turbulence

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

It has been quite a week for Labour, on three counts at least. First came the signs in the polls that the recent slide in support for the Key government – which had raised Labour hopes that the second term blues would become an avalanche leading to election victory for ...

Gordon Campbell on the haste and waste involved in us staying in Afghanistan

Monday, August 6th, 2012

In the wake of the weekend’s deadly attack on New Zealand forces in Afghanistan, the interesting aspect of the political response has been the across-the-board acceptance (from the Greens as well) that this attack should not change the timetable for withdrawal. The mainstream media, like the Victorian Gentleman that it ...

Gordon Campbell on the remarkable successes of the student strikers in Quebec

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

If anyone is still wondering what happened to the energies and the organising principles that drove the Occupy movement – or if they’re merely wanting to be re-assured that neo-liberalism can be successfully resisted – they should be looking at the current student movements in Chile, and in Quebec. In ...