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Archive for October, 2017

Gordon Campbell on the fear of change

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

First published on Werewolf Change isn’t the same old menu, with merely a better range of desserts. As New Zealand has woken from its nine-year slumber to confront National’s dire legacy of social and economic neglect, the changes involved are going to be extensive. Everything from the minimum wage rate – ...

Is Kaiser Bill alive and well in the White House?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Article - Gordon Campbell T he Passchendaele centenary commemorations were held last week. Amid the military rituals, there was a notable lack of commentary on the imperial platitudes that sent those young soldiers off to kill and be killed. That seems unacceptable, today. Even ...

What does Winston Peters want his legacy to be?

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Article - Gordon Campbell A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it. By next week, he’ll have become ...

Gordon Campbell on Peters’ end game in the coalition talks

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

First published on Werewolf We’re now entering the Agatha Christie phase of the coalition negotiations, given that all the main characters have been summoned to the drawing room today by M. Hercule Peters. Although the resolution of the plot will take a few days yet, one can bet that all be ...