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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)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)



Archive for March, 2009

Marxism 2009 agenda

              Updated Program for Marxism 2009                   Easter weekend: Thursday April 9 until Sunday April 12 at Melbourne University For bookings and more information visit Marxism 2009 Thursday 9th April 6:30pm          Public meeting: Challenging capitalism and war: featuring a left wing activist from Egypt Mamdouh Habashi, American socialist and author of a new book on the Vietnam […]


Just resting?

I am seeking my new employer’s agreement to continue any paid activities like this blog.  While ‘paid’ is stretching it, it is nevertheless outside activity which could theoretically impact on my responsibility to work for my employer, (but won’t).  There could (although I doubt it) be conflict of interest issues that need clarifying. For that reason, from […]

A Political Animal

A Political Animal is a participative novel. Make any suggestions you like. I will consider them. The novel itself remains my property. I will add to it and update it over time. John Chapter 1 – Into Exile It is the year 29 and I am too old to go into exile again.  My back legs are […]

Labor’s Kaiser: ‘efficiency’ dividend means less jobs

Only industrial action will stop the dexters in the Federal Labor Government from splattering the blood of thousands of innocents on the abattoir floor of unemployment.

Stalinism and the Public Service – the WHADWITYY B Principle

The public service is based on a Stalinist model. So says Professor Leonie Bronstein from the National University of Australia.

The Left, internet filtering and missing the point

The Left should encourage and join workers to fight for their jobs and livelihoods, and so help defend and extend our freedoms.

Iraqi teachers union under attack

This article by Abdullah Muhsin is on UnionBook . LabourStart is running a campaign to defend the Iraqi Teachers Union from Government takeover. The Iraqi Teachers’ Union is facing extreme attack from the Iraqi Government. The Iraqi government has appointed an official body and granted it the authority to take over the union. This government […]

Indigenous Activist Barbara Shaw speaks out against Racist Northern Territory Land Grab

Barbara Shaw, an Indigenous activist from Alice Springs, is speaking at Marxism 2009 on the Northern Territory Intervention: The latest land grab.

Stop the thugs, Mr Rudd

A group of armed thugs has been terrorising large areas of the country. They have even killed kids. The people are fighting back against this alien and foreign force – a force contrary to the region’s free spirit and humanity. Bring our soldiers home from Afghanistan, Mr Rudd, and put on trial any Australians who may have been […]

Ministers, Spies and Bikies: the new McCarthyism

Abolish our Stasi. De-fund defence and intelligence agencies and spend the money on health and education.