Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Public Address: 5 September 2011 - #eqnz: One

PUBLIC ADDRESS 5 September 2011 - #eqnz: One

10:07 Sep 5, 2011 in Up Front by Emma Hart
So it’s been a year. Doesn’t feel like it, but then when you think about it, what does a year feel like? Seven thousand earthquakes? This anniversary is odd for a number of reasons. Probably the most obvious is that...

Just don’t call it “Party Central”
9:33 Sep 5, 2011 in Hard News by Russell Brown
For the next while, Shed 10 on Queen’s Wharf is a giant public bar—or, if you were to be uncharitable, a giant beer barn. Its Rugby World Cup fit-out comes courtesy of The Heineken Experience, which is “fresh...

Sock-Puppeting Big Tobacco to Chew on ACT
21:20 Sep 4, 2011 in OnPoint by Keith Ng
Don Brash’s speech on Saturday was pitched at farmers and property owners. The focus was on the RMA, but at the end of that, he tagged on a bunch of stuff about ACT’s Regulatory Standards Bill, selling it as a...

A Friday-Appropriate Hager Excerpt
12:28 Sep 2, 2011 in OnPoint by Keith Ng 27
Just a cute little story about the SAS from Other People’s Wars for your Friday: A military authorised book called NZSAS: The First Fifty Years describes this mission. It says that two SAS soldiers, hiding under camouflage netting on an...


© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Binoy Kampmark:Greed And The European Super League

Suffocating the grassroots. Mocking the working class origins of the game. World football, and primarily European club football, has long done away with loyalties in favour of cash and contract... More>>

Fatuous Defence: Australia’s Guided Missile Plans

Even in times of pandemic crises, some things never change. While Australia gurgles and bumbles slowly with its COVID-19 vaccine rollout, there are other priorities at stake. Threat inflators are receiving much interest in defence, and the media ... More>>

Richard S. Ehrlich: Cambodia's Hun Sen Feels Politically Vaccinated

BANGKOK, Thailand -- When Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen received his AstraZeneca vaccination shot, he suddenly felt invulnerable and vowed to rule indefinitely. Hun Sen is already one of the world's longest ruling prime ministers, confident his successor ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Brawling Over Vaccines: Export Bans And The EU’s Bungled Rollout
The European Union has been keeping up appearances in encouraging the equitable distribution of vaccines to combat SARS-CoV-2 and its disease, COVID-19. Numerous statements speak to the need to back the COVAX scheme, to ensure equity and that no one state misses out... More>>

Jennifer S. Hunt: Trump Evades Conviction Again As Republicans Opt For Self-Preservation

By Jennifer S. Hunt Lecturer in Security Studies, Australian National University Twice-impeached former US President Donald Trump has evaded conviction once more. On the fourth day of the impeachment trial, the Senate verdict is in . Voting guilty: ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Let The Investigation Begin: The International Criminal Court, Israel And The Palestinian Territories

International tribunals tend to be praised, in principle, by those they avoid investigating. Once interest shifts to those parties, such bodies become the subject of accusations: bias, politicisation, crude arbitrariness. The United States, whose legal and political ... More>>