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Archive for August, 2014

Gordon Campbell on Internet Mana’s swearing video

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Hand on heart time, folks. At any time in the past six years, has the thought “ F+++ John Key” ever crossed your mind? I know it has crossed mine, from time to time. I think it was about the time that he sold down everyone’s shares in ...

Gordon Campbell on the Gaza truce, and ‘human shields’

Friday, August 8th, 2014

While the truce in Gaza allows time for negotiations on a more lasting solution, the current signs emerging from the Israeli side are not encouraging. Gaza has been devastated. It has no functioning water supply or electricity system and many, many homes have been destroyed or seriously damaged. Yet the ...

Gordon Campbell on Winston Peters as an endangered species

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

It is still anyone’s guess which major party will Winston Peters support after Election Day 2014, though suspicions are rife. But if we’re being reduced to guesswork, it seems more rewarding to speculate on the chances that New Zealand First will not reach the 5% threshold, and won’t be back ...

Gordon Campbell on how Gaza affects our UN bid

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

At an international level, the Key government is waging another election campaign right now, to win a temporary seat on the UN Security Council. So far, the government’s tepid response to the carnage in Gaza has done nothing but erode our only real selling point – that New Zealand would ...

Gordon Campbell on the rise of ISIS, and Labour

Friday, August 1st, 2014

While global attention got distracted by the fate of MH17 and the atrocities in Gaza, the world’s other mega ‘bad news’ story – the rise of ISIS-led fundamentalism in Iraq - has reached a tipping point. Reportedly, the ISIS fighters have been halted (temporarily at least) north of Baghdad around ...