Q+A This Week
SUNDAY 20 APRIL,
9AM ON TV ONE
The latest on the US-NZ
relationship from the US military’s top man in the
Pacific, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear. Deputy
Political Editor Michael Parkin asks him
whether we’re allies, about trusting China, and what he
sees is the biggest security threat facing the
Maori Party co-leader Tariana
Turia reflects on her time in politics. Why she
still doesn’t trust Labour and how her fight against
racism is far from over.
We look ahead to ANZAC day. This
year also marks 100 years since the start of the Great War
in which thousands of New Zealand soldiers lost their lives.
Top historian Professor Glyn Harper says
New Zealand children should be taught the real lessons of
the First World War.
Our panel is political
scientist Dr Maria Bargh, Ngati Whatua’s
Ngarimu Blair and former Defence Minister
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
Certainly, at the end of this week, the next US President will have won office (at least in part) thanks to his proven ability at (a) scapegoating refugees and migrants (b) wooing neo-Nazis and racial supremacists (c) attacking journalists and judges (d) threatening to jail his opponents (e) urging nuclear proliferation and (e) by promising to restrict women’s rights to control their own fertility.
On the face of that campaign record, there wouldn’t seem to be much in common between Donald Trump and say, Spain’s centre-left populist party, Podemos. Yet arguably, the similarities could be instructive for the Labour/Green partnership here. More>>