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The Defence Pretence

Why keep spending billions on defence, when there’s no discernible threat?

by Gordon Campbell
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Adoption At A Standstill

When will the Government dare to reform our sixty year old laws on adoption?

by Anne Else
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Alone Again, Naturally

Singing the praises of your own company…

by Ana Avia-O’Connor
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Strangers In Our Midst

Shakespeare has relevant words for how the world should be responding to refugees and migrants

by William Shakespeare
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Obsolete, At Birth

Already, the European Commission wants to scrap the TPP’s investor-state dispute mechanisms

by Gordon Cambpell
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Killing For A Living

The human cost of the ‘killing animals for food’ industry

by Andy West
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The Great Financial Crisis Still To Come

An interview with Financial Times columnist John Kay

by Max Rashbrooke
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He’s Not Here

David Bowie never endorsed Velvet Goldmine but it has become the ideal tribute film.

by Philip Matthews
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Corresponding To Life

Writing – and getting – letters is still something to treasure

by Ana Avia-O’Connor
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Tom Petty : Keeping Hard Promises

A terrific new biography of Tom Petty rekindles the love for one of music’s most under-rated stars.

by Gordon Campbell
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The Cult of Cuteness

How the Japanese concept of kawaii exalts female vulnerability

by Gordon Campbell
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David Bowie Meets Laurence Aberhart

Revisiting a 1978 photo shoot encounter with The Thin White Duke….

by Gordon Campbell
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No Climate For Change

The Paris conference will deliver only paper promises on global warming

by Gordon Campbell
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America, The Gated

Immigration has become a polarising issue in the 2016 US election campaign

by Richard McLachlan
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Defending the Homeland

Women warriors, and how the US entertainment industry handles Middle East politics

by Gordon Campbell
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In A New York Groove

NYC rekindles its love affair with its outlaw past

by Richard McLachlan
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Syria Eats Itself

Countering the logic of the war economy in Syria

by Rim Turkmani with Ali A. K. Ali, Mary Kaldor and Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic
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Safety In Numbers

New Zealand’s new export industry : predicting child abuse

by Gordon Campell
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Uber Dreaming

How Uber CEO Travis Kalanick drove right over Stephen Colbert, and a few inconvenient truths

by Steven Hill
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Flying With Food Allergies

For those with allergies, air travel can be a real hazard

by Gordon Campbell
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‘Disruption’ Is For Losers

Its time to retire the corporate world’s favourite buzzword

by Gordon Campbell
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Coney Island, Baby

Under the pier, down by the sea…

by Richard McLachlan
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Searching For The White Wail

White hipsters, Art Pepper etc

by Gordon Campbell
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Pitch Perfect

How Pope Francis is selling the world on the Catholic Church

by Gordon Campbell
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Climate of Opportunity

An interview with the Greens new co-leader, James Shaw

by Gordon Campbell
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Secret Justice

How should the secret evidence gathered by security agencies be handled by New Zealand courts?

by Gordon Campbell
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At The Crossroads

The Democratic Party (once again) tries to engage with the realities of ordinary Americans

by Richard McLachlan
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Lawyers Don’t Surf

Point Break : Is there any point to a reboot of one of the greatest action movies of the 1990s?

by Philip Matthews
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Talent To Burn

Bearing mute witness to America’s Got Talent, and to the urge to compete

by Richard McLachlan
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Castles in The Square

Has the building of convention centres become our new cargo cult ?

by Gordon Campbell
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