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Gordon Campbell is right about the dairy industry

The Editor,  The Wellingtonian,  Wellington

09 March, 2017

Dear Editor:

It may seem unkind for Gordon Campbell to use the derogatory term ‘genuflecting’ to describe the government’s upholding of the dairy industry’s views on water quality and swimable rivers (“genuflecting upon the export returns from our daily exporters”, March 2, Wellingtonian). But no, rather it is an appropriate term when understood in the broader cultural influences on policy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Walls cannot impose justice – vrs 2

The Editor,  The Press,  Christchurch

07 February, 2017

Dear Editor:

Donald Trump’s proposed Mexican Wall is justifiably being criticized internationally. But another more sinister wall exists to annex land for a nation, namely the walls branching out from Israel.   The peoples of Israel and Palestine share claim to this land.  Read the rest of this entry »


Walls cannot impose justice

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland

02 February, 2017

Dear Editor:

Donald Trump’s proposed Mexican Wall is justifiably being criticized internationally. But equating his proposed wall to the Berlin Wall of the cold war era (SST, 29 Jan) needs to be qualified.  Read the rest of this entry »