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Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

Sick kids and paying upfront


Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. (0)



Archive for January 14th, 2009

I’m with the “pirates”

This is an article by Ruth Braham in the current edition of Socialist Alternative ( called ‘The truth about Somali “pirates”. ‘ On November 15, Somali pirates seized a Saudi oil tanker carrying 2 million barrels of crude oil and demanded a $25 million ransom for its release. [It has now been released after someone […]


Neocons and mental masturbation

I was going to put this comment from George W about John Howard in Crap Corner, but this is way past crap. This is part of what Bush had to say about the man of steal when he awarded Howard the medal of freedom:  “He never wavered in his support for liberty, and free institutions, […]

The Australian economy – from steak to sausages

The cacophonous caterwauling from the wage-cutters’ choir continues. Acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard, channelling former Tory Prime Minister John Howard, has adopted the uninspiring and class laden mantra that one worker’s wage rise is another worker’s job. The usual conservative commentators, politicians and economists have joined forces to reinforce the message that to save jobs […]