response to Gordon Campbell’s article of the media normalisation of Trump.

“Because it is deemed to be good for the citizenry to believe that there is nothing that cannot be resolved by a rational debate, conducted politely between parties who supposedly have the same democratic goals in mind. ”  Read the rest of this entry »


No nukes is the only good nukes

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

25 February, 2016

Dear Editor:

There are no “good nukes” or “less worrisome nuke tests”. Media headlines speak of the Iranian nuclear program and North Korean tests and provocative pronouncements, but relegate notes, if anything, on the continuing tests and huge budgets for nuclear weapon development in the USA and Russia, for example, to the inside pages.  That does not give a true picture of the current dangers of nuclear war and the headlines need to be adjusted. Read the rest of this entry »

Radio New Zealand support – submission – 2010

06 April, 2010

Hon John Coleman, Minister of Broadcasting, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Mr Coleman:

Radio New Zealand is one of the main reasons I prefer living in New Zealand.  The intelligence, the non-commercial independence, the variety of RNZ are assets which not all countries enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »