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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 May, 2009

Anyone read Farsi?

This came through recently from an Iranian exile workers’ group campaigning for the release of 100 workers arrested for demonstrating on May Day. Can anyone read Farsi and tell us the gist of what it says? Bill کارگران، مردم آزادی خواه ایران و جهان!   آنچنان که در اطلاعیه های پیشین کمیته برگزاری مراسم اول ماه مه […]

Young workers, students and socialism: a voice for the voiceless

Young workers and students have few outlets for their left wing views. This site will give you that. Send in your piece for publication.

Lismore, music and being OK

John’s son is studying music at Lismore’s Southern Cross University.  It is rock and roll heaven!  And Michael is a great guitarist. He is on campus which is well away from the floods.  The river has now begun to recede.  The evacuees are moving back in.  When will it ever rain in Canberra?

It’s their crisis, make them pay

The New Anti-capitalist Party (le Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste) in France is campaigning in the European elections in June on the slogan ‘Everywhere in Europe, don’t pay for their crisis’.

Genocide of Tamils

Bruce Haigh, former Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, has a great article in today’s Canberra Times, called Tamil genocide all but sanctioned by Australia’s apathy.  When a link is available I’ll put it in.  David Pope’s cartoon in the same edition is also fantastic, comparing our frenzy about a beer mat theft in Thailand with […]

Priests, the abuse of kids and state intervention

We invade the Northern Territory to ‘protect’ children. We outlaw bikie gangs for alleged crimes. Why not the same for the Catholic Church?

Unravelling Capitalism: A Return to Marx

The reason for the sudden swell in interest in Marx is clear – world markets are going badly wrong and mainstream economists cannot explain what is happening.

Is Stephen Smith a secret socialist?

Stephen Smith should publish all our secret negotiations and treaties.

‘Left’ Labor and Greens attack workers and services

The left wing Labour Government in the ACT is attacking workers and public services with Greens support.

The Greens smash Labor in Freo

If I were Kevin Rudd and his pro-polluter party, I’d be very worried. The Greens are coming.