Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search updated updated
11th January 2001

World Affairs:

BBC World Service Religion explores the history of Islam and examines the future of the faith in the modern world.

“I have a right to …” BBC audio feature

Life on the scrapheap

Women in political power, reveal what it takes

This is the beginning of a major crisis.

In view of the additional UN sanctions, UN agencies withdrew their international staff, bringing their vital relief operations almost to a standstill.

Echelon Watch:


Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology:

Europe’s growing concern over BSE

Germany's health and agriculture ministers resign amid allegations that they mishandled the country's BSE crisis.

Increased profits of almost threefold in the last year on sales of organic food for Prince of Wales

Organic farming is increasingly the saviour of Britain's rare wildlife, the vernment's top conservation adviser said yesterday.

Germany unveiled plans yesterday to promote organic farming

The GE stock-feed (StarLink) controversy in the US could cost the food industry billions of dollars and has thrown the future of genetically modified foods into doubt

NZ Border checks will be in place by March to test for genetically engineered material in imported seed shipments

The NZ Herald checks our supermarket for GE food

Use Greenpeace’s database for your own supermarket trolley

Despite over 90% of submissions against GE trees field trials, ERMA approves the deal

Read about the details of the ERMA submission process results

Defence Policy:

The Laboratory of War


BBC coverage of the Depleted Uranium munitions issue

The UK Guardian special report

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The Lockdown, Masks And Aerosol Transmission

Ironically, our relative success in suppressing the exponential spread of Covid-19 is only increasing the pressure to ease back from those measures, on a regional basis at least. We seem set on course to start tentatively emerging from lockdown in about ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Wage Cuts, And The Listener’s Demise

Various levels of across the board wage cuts – 10%? 15% ?- are being mooted for workers in some of our larger firms, in order to help the likes of Fletchers, Mediaworks etc survive the Covid-19 crisis. It is extraordinary that unions should be having ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Use Of Existing Drugs To Reduce The Effects Of Coronavirus

So now, we’re all getting up to speed with the travel bans, the rigorous handwashing and drying, the social distancing, and the avoidance of public transport wherever possible. Right. At a wider level…so far, the public health system has ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Oil Market And Regulation Crusades

Safe to say, Vladimir Putin did not expect the response he has received amidships from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Earlier, Russia chose to walk away from the OPEC talks in Vienna that were aimed at reaching an agreement on how to reduce world oil production (and protect oil prices) in the light of the fall in demand being caused by the coronavirus. More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Strong Man Legacies: Burying Mubarak

Reviled strongmen of one era are often the celebrated ones of others. Citizens otherwise tormented find that replacements are poor, in some cases even crueller, than the original artefact. Such strongmen also serve as ideal alibis for rehabilitation ... More>>

Caitlin Johnstone: Humanity Is Making A Very Important Choice When It Comes To Assange

The propagandists have all gone dead silent on the WikiLeaks founder they previously were smearing with relentless viciousness, because they no longer have an argument. The facts are all in, and yes, it turns out the US government is certainly and undeniably working to exploit legal loopholes to imprison a journalist for exposing its war crimes. That is happening, and there is no justifying it... More>>

Gail Duncan: Reframing Welfare Report

Michael Joseph Savage, the architect of the 1938 Social Security Act, wouldn’t recognise today’s Social Security Act as having anything to do with the kind, cooperative, caring society he envisioned 80 years ago. Instead society in 2020 has been reduced ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On 22 Short Takes About Super Tuesday

With obvious apologies to the Simpsons….Here’s my 22 short takes on the 14 Super Tuesday primaries that combined yesterday to produce a common narrative –Bernie Sanders NOT running away with the nomination, Joe Biden coming back from the dead, and the really, really rich guy proving to be really, really bad at politics... More>>


  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog