American Friends of NZ Assist US Presidential Candidates

Article – Connie Lawn Former Assistant Secretary of State for Asia/Pacific, Dr. Kurt Campbell, who was appointed an honourary Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2013 for services to New Zealand-United States relations, quietly remains involved in U.S. policy matters, …

Gordon Campbell Key’s abuse of secrecy over Iraq & The TPP

Opinion – Gordon Campbell For the past week or so weve been hearing a lot about the child-like side of our Prime Minister . So I guess we shouldnt be too surprised that if you put him on the mat in Dubai, he will say the darndest things. Heres what happened. During …

Hobbling Democracy: TPPA and The Covenant of Secrecy

Opinion – Binoy Kampmark The TTIP and TPPA, both sounding like ominous injections of political disaster, continue their march towards belittling, and corroding the democratic content of its participating countries. The holder of the needle remains US President Barack Obama, while the …

The Decline and Fall of the United States | David Swanson

Opinion – David Swanson After a speech I gave this past weekend, a young woman asked me whether a failure by the United States to properly surround and intimidate China might result in instability. I explained why I thought the opposite was true. Imagine if China had military bases …

Fearing the loss of Hegemony: The Concept of US Retreat

Opinion – Binoy Kampmark Nothing upsets those drunk on imperialist virtue than the fact it might end. Such romances with power do have a use-by-date, going off like old fruit. Eventually, the crippling contradictions will win through in the end. The days of the US empire …

Gordon Campbell on Obama’s key battle over the TPP

Column – Gordon Campbell For the past two and a half years , this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress. This so called fast …

Groser Set for Washington as Hopes for TPP Fade

Press Release – iPredict Trade Minister Tim Groser is set to become New Zealands next Ambassador to the United States as hopes of a successful outcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations fade, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders …

Gordon Campbell on parity with Australia & disarming Israel

Column – Gordon Campbell As the New Zealand dollar edges towards parity with the Aussie dollar, it seems facile to treat this as some game of Transtasman arm-wrestling that yay, were winning. The political rhetoric is all about our economic strength versus their …