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Archive for October, 2013

Gordon Campbell on the media’s duty to evaluate the Trans Pacific Partnership

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

One downside of so called ‘objectivity’ is that it can turn the media into a simple megaphone for those in power - especially in situations where the media chooses to effectively abandon its role in evaluating the information it is being fed. The reportage on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) ...

Gordon Campbell on the shutdown of the US government by Tea Party terrorists

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Surely, isn’t it time for the Republican Party to be designated as a terrorist organisation? Their current shutdown of the federal government has been bad enough, but the jihad these fanatics have chosen to wage against the Obama administration will shortly spill over into a conflict over the debt ceiling ...