The latest good reason for dumping the monarchy

Column – Gordon Campbell T he monarchy, the media and the masses is a threesome made in tabloid heaven, and it has seen a lot of action during this past month. The birth of Princess Charlotte, and then Prince Harrys visit to New Zealand.To a quite embarrassing extent, …

U.S. Senate votes down TPP FastTrack bill:

Press Release – Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network The conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal is now in doubt following the defeat in the US Senate of a proposal to advance the FastTrack Bill. The Fast Track Bill would prevent the U.S. Congress from amending the TPP, and instead …

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 …

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 …