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November 2009



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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 November, 2009

Is their decline terminal?

Canute cannot role back the waves of change in West Indian society that will eventually see the game disappear in the region. Windies cricket is as doomed as the Liberal Party of Australia.


Liberal National Party reject Peter Dutton to become deputy?

It just keeps getting better. Joe Hockey is likely to assume the leadership of the Liberal Party with Peter Dutton as his deputy.  Remember Peter? He’s the man who tried to jump from his present seat because it is now notionally marginal Labor after a redistribution. The Liberal National Party in Queensland, his own party, […]

Joe Hockey as the messiah

Wow, Joe Hockey as saviour of the Liberal Party. Jesus Christ! One Liberal insider aptly described him as a fat, dumb version of Turnbull. Clearly this is the hard right plotting to lose the next election and then installing Tony Abbott as leader. Hockey would be mad to take the job. The party he could lead is heading […]

Afghanistan: the death knell for Obama’s presidency?

On Tuesday Barack Obama is set to announce that he will send an extra 34000 American troops to Afghanistan. This decision will destroy his Presidency. It will become the symbol of Obama’s failure to implement progressive change; it will be the death knell of Obama’s ideology of change and a recognition of his final embrace of the Bush project. […]

The bosses back Labor – the Liberals split

The bosses back the Labor Party. They have found in Kevin Rudd a man to carry out John Howard’s policies without the divisiveness. This lack of divisiveness partly reflects the illusions millions have in Labor as a party of workers, as a progressive party. It also reflects a long-term trend in the trade union and working class movement – class […]

Canberra’s equal love demo – the struggle has just begun

The fight for equal love is a fight against Labor; it is a fight to force Labor to introduce real equality. We will not go away. We will not rest till we win.

Why is society so homophobic?

To many people today, especially young people, the ban on same-sex marriage is an anachronistic denial of a basic civil right – a throwback to a bygone age of intolerance and anti-gay bigotry. But the hostility of both Liberal and Labor governments to same-sex marriage is not simply the product of the prejudices of a […]

A brief history of socialist plots to end the American way of life

This is a great cartoon by Matt Wuerker in Common Dreams.

War criminal Ehud Olmert welcomed in Canberra

Former Israeli Prime Minister ordered the invasion of Gaza. He is a war criminal. This is just not the ravings of a mad leftie like me. The UN Goldstone report found that Israel and Hamas had potentially committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity. This is how Ian Black from the Guardian put it: […]

Labor are the real enemy

I celebrate the destruction of the Liberal Party. But that is a side game. The real enemy is Labor. Historically the ALP has been a party of reaction – reacting to the pulls of the bourgeoisie and the working class. Today it is a dual party of reaction – reacting to the wishes of the ruling elite and to the conservative sections […]