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Foreign Control Watchdog 118

Foreign Control Watchdog 118
August 2008

Sharks In The Water: Privatisation Rears Its Ugly Head Again, by Murray Horton
Danger Ahead! Back Door US Deal Threatens All Remaining Foreign Investment Rules, by Bill Rosenberg
Round And Round The Mulberry Bush: Auckland Airport And Treasury Advice, by Quentin Findlay
Where National’s Social Service Policy Will Go: A Super Contractor To Control Social Services, by Tim Howard
A Decade Of Rogering: It’s A Tough Job But Somebody Has To Do It, by Murray Horton
Global Food Crisis And Free Trade Disaster, by Dennis Small
Pop Goes The Spybase! Waihopai Domebusters Severely Embarrass The Covert State, by Murray Horton

Reviews, by Jeremy Agar
“The Hollow Men”; A Film By Alister Barry
“Arsenal of Hypocrisy”; A Film By Randy Atkins
“The Three Trillion Dollar War”; by Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes

Obituaries by Murray Horton
Morry Gardner
Don McNiven
Mick Robertson
Trever Wright
Martin Lawrence
Death In The Family: Aileen Finucane
The Campaign To Stop Electricity Privatisation In NSW, by Denis Doherty

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