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Archive for November, 2014

Gordon Campbell on our IS counter measures, Forbes’ hostility to the TPP, and CNBC’s idiocy

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

There are two dimensions to the security measures announced yesterday: (a) the deployment of New Zealand forces in ‘training” roles inside Iraq, and (b) the expansion of SIS powers to monitor and intercept any budding jihadis here at home. It seems unlikely that any Islamic State fighters will be quaking ...

Gordon Campbell on Greens MP James Shaw, and the prospects for ecumenical politics

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Every now and then Parliament gets an MP who is regarded kindly by those in the opposing ranks as being a basically good sort who, if only given the proper life chances, could well have ended up on their side of the House. You could have called it the Katherine ...