The Defence Pretence

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

by Gordon Campbell

Adoption At A Standstill

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

by Anne Else

Alone Again, Naturally

Singing the praises of your own company…

by Ana Avia-O’Connor

Strangers In Our Midst

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

by William Shakespeare

Obsolete, At Birth

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

by Gordon Cambpell

Killing For A Living

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

by Andy West

The Great Financial Crisis Still To Come

An interview with Financial Times columnist John Kay

by Max Rashbrooke

He’s Not Here

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

by Philip Matthews

Corresponding To Life

Writing – and getting – letters is still something to treasure

by Ana Avia-O’Connor

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

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

America, The Gated

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

by Richard McLachlan

Defending the Homeland

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

by Gordon Campbell

In A New York Groove

NYC rekindles its love affair with its outlaw past

by Richard McLachlan

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

Safety In Numbers

New Zealand’s new export industry : predicting child abuse

by Gordon Campell

Uber Dreaming

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

by Steven Hill

Flying With Food Allergies

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

by Gordon Campbell

‘Disruption’ Is For Losers

Its time to retire the corporate world’s favourite buzzword

by Gordon Campbell

Coney Island, Baby

Under the pier, down by the sea…

by Richard McLachlan

Searching For The White Wail

White hipsters, Art Pepper etc

by Gordon Campbell

Pitch Perfect

How Pope Francis is selling the world on the Catholic Church

by Gordon Campbell

Climate of Opportunity

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

by Gordon Campbell

Secret Justice

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

by Gordon Campbell

At The Crossroads

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

by Richard McLachlan

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

Talent To Burn

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

by Richard McLachlan

Castles in The Square

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

by Gordon Campbell
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