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British Austerity: Cutting One’s Own Backyard

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:26 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“Have you ever wondered how the prime minister sleeps at night?” George Monbiot, The Guardian, Nov 11, 2015 More >>

Gordon Campbell On Turkey And Russia

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:03 am | Gordon Campbell

So why did Turkey shoot down that Russian plane? According to the Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, it was all about Turkey (a) being hand in glove with Islamic State in general, and (b) wanting to protect the lucrative joint Turkish/Islamic State ... More >>

Tributes To Scoop's Alastair Thompson

Friday, 27 November 2015, 10:23 am | The Scoop Team

Today marks Scoop founder and editor Alastair Thompson's last day in charge of the site he has built and nurtured over more than 16 years. As he heads overseas for new challenges, a collection of Scoop staff, supporters, friends and colleagues reflect ... More >>

Ten billion reasons to demand system change

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 3:56 pm | Rajesh Makwana

Has the international community left it too late to prevent runaway climate change and widespread ecological degradation? Does the typical citizen and career politician have the inclination to accept the severity of the ‘planetary emergency’, let ... More >>

Ten billion reasons to demand system change

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:32 pm | Redress Information

With the release of a refreshingly pessimistic science-based documentary that connects human development with the global ecological crisis, there is even more reason for concerned citizens to take to the streets in unprecedented numbers to demand a radical ... More >>

The Perils of Certainty: Obama and the Assad Regime

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 12:00 pm | Binoy Kampmark

In Kuala Lumpur, the US president continued the line that Bashar al-Assad had to go. His approach, one that has failed on all fronts thus far, has been to marginalise Assad while supplying a fictional grouping of regime opponents conveniently designated ... More >>

25 November: Silent Violence Against Women

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:42 pm | Renee Wadlow

“How many victims of silence there are, and at what cost! Silence has its laws and its demands… Silence demands that its enemies disappear suddenly and without a trace. Silence prefers that no voice of complaint or protest or indignation disturb ... More >>

What If the Future Doesn’t Unfold as It Should?

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:38 pm | Professor Bruce Muirhead

There has been talk in the media of milk prices slowly increasing over the rest of this year and into 2016. Dairy farmers in New Zealand, or so the mantra goes, can then heave a sigh of relief and get on with the business of making money. More >>

Animals in Conflict

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:01 pm | Binoy Kampmark

When it was realised that a police Belgian Shepherd by the name of Diesel had perished at the end of a last act of defiance in St. Denis by suspected ISIS militants, social media, allied to the sentimental industrial complex, took over. Extensive coverage ... More >>

Political Salafism Has Failed Lebanon’s Palestinians

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 3:29 pm | Franklin Lamb

Political Salafism Has Failed Lebanon’s Palestinians. Will Jihadist Salafism succeed? Franklin Lamb Burj al-Barajneh Palstinian camp, Beirut Following the June 6, 1982 Yawm an-Naksa (‘day of the setback’) of the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian ... More >>

Werewolf Issue 28: Getting Hot In Here

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:52 am | Werewolf

Hi and welcome to the 58th edition of Werewolf . For the second time recently, the world is treating what happens in Paris as a barometer of just screwed the planet really is right now. This month, our cover story examines the need for urgency on ... More >>

"An act of war" - and other unfortunate phrases

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 4:14 pm | Professor Richard Jackson

Watching the terrible events unfolding during and after the Paris terrorist attacks, I have a helpless sense of deja vu. It reminds me of the movie, Groundhog Day , only much more deadly and depressing. It feels like we have been here so many times before: ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Phil Goff mayoral candidacy

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:41 am | Gordon Campbell

What is about the centre right in Auckland? There they are, in the citadel of commerce, and yet they’re routinely unable to put up a credible mayoral candidate to run the place. All they’ve got for now is poor old Mark Thomas, the former National ... More >>

PM Post Cabinet Press Conference: Immigration and Housing

Monday, 23 November 2015, 5:53 pm | Robert Kelly

Prime Minister John Key began by talking about his recent attendance at the APEC and ASEAN summits. He segued neatly from the opportunities available in Vietnam to outlining his upcoming itinerary which includes Malta, Paris and Berlin. More >>

In a world full of hate, I see doves

Monday, 23 November 2015, 11:57 am | Changemakers Refugee Forum

In a world full of hate, I see doves Tayyaba Khan Beirut, Paris, Nigeria, and the never ending war on humanity in Syria. As time passes it seems the list of atrocities continue to expand, and so does the production of analysis of how complex the situation ... More >>

Closing the Door: US Politics and the Refugee Debate

Monday, 23 November 2015, 10:51 am | Binoy Kampmark

“If I err, it will be on the side of not having another Paris, France.” Tennessee State Rep. Glen Casada, Nov 19, 2015 More >>

Piece on Jonah

Friday, 20 November 2015, 3:17 pm | John McBeth

For many New Zealanders, the enormity of Jonah Lomu's reputation will have come as a surprise. Over the last two sad days, it's become a cliche to say he was a global sporting superstar. Often it was stated without a true appreciation of his international ... More >>

The fern ‘confirmed Pakeha as genuine New Zealanders’

Friday, 20 November 2015, 3:05 pm | Danny Keenan

The silver fern was once proudly embraced by Pakeha as a symbol of their new-found home in New Zealand. More >>

Philip McKibbin: A Flag for All New Zealanders

Friday, 20 November 2015, 12:37 pm | Philip McKibbin

We have a choice to make – fortunately, though, the choice that we should make is clear. More >>

Rohingya and the Burmese Generals

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:50 am | Ramzy Baroud

Rohingya and the Burmese Generals: How to Forge a Democracy and Get Away with It By Ramzy Baroud Writing in the New York Times in an article entitled, " Myanmar Generals Set the State for Their Own Exit ", Thomas Fuller expressed his and ... More >>

The Climate Talks in Paris will Fail: Why

Friday, 20 November 2015, 11:40 am | Robert J. Burrowes

As expectations build for a global consensus to emerge from the United Nations climate conference in Paris, starting on 30 November 2015, that could agree to taking action to limit any rise in global temperature to 2 degrees celsius, I would like to explain ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on why IS’s weakness makes it more dangerous

Friday, 20 November 2015, 10:39 am | Gordon Campbell

One of the great things about writing online is that if you have a bad morning, readers will pick up on it, and take you to task. I’m totally willing to concede that my last column a couple of days ago on the Paris terrorism attacks wasn’t ... More >>

Photographs: Wellington Vigil for Paris

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 2:39 pm | The Scoop Team

In Wellington’s Civic Square on Wednesday the seventeenth of November a vigil was held for those lost and injured in the attacks in Paris over the weekend. More >>

Paris Attacks: Symbols and Choices

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 12:49 pm | Rene Wadlow

The Islamic State (ISIS, or Daesh in Arabic) either is using a good public relations firm or has its own agents to choose telling symbols and timing for its actions. Within a short time period, the terrorist teams have destroyed a Russian plane with ... More >>

Houses and Halls

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 12:25 pm | Howard Davis

Houses and Halls Howard Davis New Zealand is renowned for the natural beauty of its countryside, but three events I was fortunate to attend last weekend underscored that its built environment also deserves to be treasured. More >>

Convenient Blame: Edward Snowden and the Paris Bombings

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 11:12 am | Binoy Kampmark

When intelligence services fail their calling; when institutions armed to the teeth with surveillance capacities and anti-terrorism laws falter in preventing what was their purpose to prevent, the cult of blame is bound to surface. Given his role in ... More >>

Is Erdogan a great leader?

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 3:10 pm | Jamal Kanj

It is high time for Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step aside if Turkey is to continue progressing democratically, and flourish economically. Great leaders know when and where to pass their torch. More >>

An Invitation To The Scoop Foundation's 22/11 "Scoop Hui"

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 1:58 pm | The Scoop Foundation

This coming Sunday the Scoop Foundation is hosting its first formal members meeting. And over the next fortnight Scoop Foundation people plan to participate in two external events which focus on practical approaches to addressing challenges around the future ... More >>

$10k To Look Deep Inside The Police Hunt For Rawshark

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 12:17 pm | The Scoop Foundation

With 11 hours to go in Scoop's crowd-funding campaign to establish the Scoop Foundation for Public Interest Journalism the Foundation has decided to pump up the volume of its "1000 Kiwis" PledgeMe campaign. More >>

Arrests at Peace Action Wellington Protest

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 12:12 pm | Robert Kelly

Over twenty protestors were arrested between ten thirty and eleven this morning at a protest at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association conference. More >>

Scoop Coverage: Attacks on Paris 13/11/15

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:31 am | Scoop Full Coverage

Coverage, press releases and reaction on the terrorist attacks in Paris. More >>

The Paris Aftermath: Global Manhunts; Halting Refugees

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:20 am | Binoy Kampmark

On this Monday morning, the CNN network is scrolling features about a “global manhunt” for those said to have been involved in the Paris attacks on Friday. Attackers are “at large”. The imaginary of global terror feasts yet again on the body of reason. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Islam and the Paris attacks

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:15 am | Gordon Campbell

According to polls, a third of Republican voters in Iowa want Islam to be criminalized . Unfortunately, the cornfields of middle America aren’t the only place that ‘Islam’ is being blamed for the terrorism attacks in Paris. More >>

Peace Action Wellington Protest NZ DIA Conference

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 9:35 am | Robert Kelly

At eight o’clock this morning the Wellington Peace Action protest of the New Zealand Defence Industry Association entered its first stages. In Frank Kitts Park people dressed in grim reaper costumes mixed with families, students and several extremely ... More >>

Bullseye! Scoop Hits Its $50k PledgeMe Fundraising Target

Monday, 16 November 2015, 12:05 pm | The Scoop Foundation

Over the past year, Scoop has embarked on an epic voyage to secure itself a sustainable future, connect with its crowd and become New Zealand's first philanthropic investigative news funder. With its target met, Scoop's Trustees have decided the next $10,000 ... More >>

Beirut’s Explosion

Monday, 16 November 2015, 9:40 am | Franklin Lamb

Beirut’s Explosion: The Sunni-Shia Bellum Sanctum Returns to Hezbollah’s Security Zone Franklin Lamb Burj al-Barajneh Palestinian camp, Beirut More >>

Collusion and Control: Europe Pays Africa to Keep Refugees

Monday, 16 November 2015, 9:35 am | Binoy Kampmark

Things are getting their populist worst in Europe, with proposals of payment to various regimes to control the flow of refugees assuming grand proportions. Various African governments (Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia) have been offered in the order of 1.8 billion ... More >>

Paris, the Terrorists’ Magnet

Monday, 16 November 2015, 9:20 am | Binoy Kampmark

Twenty-four hour news cycles have made adolescents of us. Captivated by the brutality, the horror, and the disgust of it all, we venture into the world of around the clock news with blindness that finds everything exceptional, without precedent. In the ... More >>

Inside The Hunt For Rawshark - Hager Raid Court File Part 2

Saturday, 14 November 2015, 6:57 am | Alastair Thompson

Scoop Independent News has secured access to the court file for the Nicky Hager Rawshark Raid Case and today publishes partially redacted versions a second group of documents released by the High Court. More >>

Scoop Coverage: Christmas Island Detainees And NZ Parliament

Friday, 13 November 2015, 4:38 pm | Scoop Full Coverage

Scoop coverage, press releases and commentary over Australia's detention of NZ citizen on Christmas Island and PM John Key's claim support for detainees was 'backing rapists and murderers'. More >>

Choice: A Bigger Machine, or Democracy & Culture

Friday, 13 November 2015, 4:33 pm | Chris Perley

What are the critical factors determining good local governance? The recent amalgamation debate in Hawke’s Bay was certainly raised some issues, but the debate was narrow – focusing on the idea that bigger is better. More >>

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s detainee do’s and don’ts list

Friday, 13 November 2015, 10:10 am | Gordon Campbell

Since Prime Minister John Key plainly has trouble with the leadership thing, maybe we should keep it simple for him. So, here’s a list of what he should do, and what he shouldn’t do when it comes to the brutal detention/deportation of New Zealand ... More >>

Remaking the Middle East

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 10:45 am | Ramzy Baroud

Remaking the Middle East: How the US Grew Tired and Less Irrelevant By Ramzy Baroud More >>

David Cameron’s Gimmick: Negotiating with Brussels

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 10:35 am | Binoy Kampmark

It’s a bit like threatening to walk out of a marriage of four decades because your husband doesn’t put the top on the toothpaste tube.” Mark Leonard, European Council on Foreign Relations Director, New York Times, Nov 10, 2015 More >>

What Does Good Journalism Mean To You? Scoop's Crowd Speaks

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 2:52 pm | The Scoop Foundation

As contributors to the New Scoop (people who say they would like to assist with the project) signed up on they were asked to share their thoughts on what good journalism meant to them. More >>

48 Years since Resolution 242

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 2:20 pm | Dr. Dore Gold

48 Years since Resolution 242: The Cornerstone of the Arab-Israeli Peace Process By Dr. Dore Gold Israeli Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs More >>

The Privilege of Exclusive Blame

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 1:28 pm | Binoy Kampmark

When the International Olympic Committee gets judgmental about a country, we know the moral ride ahead is going to be an odd one. Strange sight, indeed, to have such remarks that Russia deserves special sanction in allegations of mass doping violations ... More >>

The Role Of The News Media In Safeguarding Democracy - Open Letter To MPs

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 12:01 pm | The Scoop Foundation

In recent weeks two of Parliament's most senior MPs have candidly addressed the role of the media in protecting and safeguarding democracy in New Zealand. They both raised problems that this is causing more widely through NZ society. More >>

Images & Report: 'Equal Pay Day' Picnic at Parliament

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 10:55 am | Lyndon Hood

Union members, MPs, members of the public and school children gather on Parliament's lawn on Tuesday lunchtime for a picnic marking 'Equal Pay Day' and celebrating support for equal pay from MPs across all the political parties in Parliament. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the John Key smear attack

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 10:15 am | Gordon Campbell

The rationale behind Prime Minister John Key’s smear attack against Labour yesterday (and the subsequent walkout from Parliament) was obvious enough. When you’re in a hole, don’t even try to explain... More >>

The Question We Need to Ask Ourselves Today

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 9:00 am | Philip McKibbin

There is one question that we as New Zealanders need to be asking ourselves today. More >>

Scoop Membership Has Its Rewards - Limited Edition Art-T Designs Revealed

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 5:24 pm | The Scoop Foundation

With Scoop's audience being a discerning and rather affluent group of people the Scoop team have long thought that our website would be an ideal place to market quality New Zealand artist's prints. More >>

Scoop Audio: Jane Kelsey On The TPP Text

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 3:35 pm | Lyndon Hood

Professor Jane Kelsey held a TPP briefing for media in the Green Party's Parliamentary offices today. She covered the current timeline and obstacles for US and NZ adoption of the agreement, the status of NZ challenges relating to negotiations, specific ... More >>

Velimir Khlebnikov : The Futurian (1895-1922)

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 12:04 pm | Rene Wadlow

My soul is a seer Who has seen in the skies The constellations beginning to rise. And the thunderstorm fly like a bird. More >>

Scoop's "Dissenters and Agitators Butterfly Ball" - Friday 13th November, Dransfield House Wellington

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 12:00 pm | The Scoop Foundation

Dear Scoop supporters, friends, members, contributors, bystanders, Vampires, Ghouls, Werewolves, Hobgoblins and Jason, As the Scoop Foundation Crowd-Funding deadline approaches we thought we could kill a few birds with a single bat in the form of ... More >>

Ruminations on the problems with the Resource Management Act

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 10:59 am | Sir Geoffrey Palmer

It may be useful at the beginning to recall the forces that led to the Resource Management Act in the first place and the aims that were conceived for the project. The answer lies in the political history of the 1980’s and the early 1990’s. The Resource ... More >>

Climate Change and New Zealand: Is it doom or can we hope?

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 10:54 am | Sir Geoffrey Palmer

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC, Distinguished Fellow Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law and Centre for Public Law More >>

Share These: Scoop Foundation @PledgeMe Facebook Posts (1/2)

Monday, 9 November 2015, 4:56 pm | The Scoop Foundation

The viral sharing of posts by individuals private Facebook timelines is now far and away the most effective means of achieving cut-through for important (but ignored by the mainstream) news issues. Entire news businesses are now being built around ... More >>

Share These: Scoop Foundation @PledgeMe Facebook Posts (2/2)

Monday, 9 November 2015, 4:39 pm | The Scoop Foundation

The viral sharing of posts by individuals private Facebook timelines is now far and away the most effective means of achieving cut-through for important (but ignored by the mainstream) news issues. Entire news businesses are now being built around ... More >>

PM Post Cabinet: Christmas Island and the US Navy

Monday, 9 November 2015, 4:31 pm | Robert Kelly

Prime Minister John Key will travel to South East Asia next week to encourage commerce and security links with South-East Asian and Pacific nations. He will lead a trade delegation to Vietnam before visiting the East Asian Summit in Kuala Lumpur and the ... More >>


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