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Archive for October, 2014

Gordon Campbell on John Key avoiding being held accountable for the SIS and GCSB

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Will the management split on security and intelligence issues that Prime Minister John Key announced yesterday serve to enhance or to reduce his public accountability on such matters ? On RNZ’s Checkpoint last night, Key was vague about the substance of the division of labour, which seemed to entail ...

Gordon Campbell on the Lyttleton executive pay scandal, and more TPP problems

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

It isn’t often that one story can encapsulate (a) the bogus rhetoric used to justify sky-high pay packages for top executives, (b) the unequal way that workers are rewarded for their efforts, and (c) the threat that outsourcing can pose to workplace health and safety. Yet yesterday’s story about ...

Gordon Campbell on the last rites for the TPP

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality. To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked content of the TPP (b) the ...