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March 2010



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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, 2010

Our legal system and theirs: Hu, Hicks, Habib, Haneef…

Australian justice is like Chinese justice – it represents the interests of the rich and powerful.


The polls and the yo-yo of conservatism

We live in an essentially undemocratic society. We elect our ‘representatives’ for 3 years and cannot recall them. Ordinary working people have no say over jobs, wages or public services. The bosses – that small minority of society – do. This means that polls (and the about turns of politicians) are our best  – if not very […]

Tony Abbott: ironing man?

What irony. Tony Abbott, fresh from slaying the Joyce dragon, has declared himself the Ironman of Australian politics. After cycling 180 kilometres, swimming 3.8 and running 42 the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition in Australia was moved to say: John Howard was described as a man of steel by George Bush. Margaret Thatcher was the iron […]

State elections punish Labor, expose Green opportunism

After twelve years of ruling for the likes of pulp miller Gunns Limited and shitting on its working-class supporters, the corrupt, right-wing Labor government in Tasmania has taken a sharp hit at the polls, with its vote down twelve per cent. It is a similar story in South Australia, except that the Rann Labor government, […]

Join us at Marxism 2010

Socialist Alternative’s annual Marxism 2010 conference will be commencing on Thursday 1 April. This year Marxism has an inspiring line-up of guest speakers from hot spots of struggle and resistance across the world. Opening night will see hundreds of socialists and activists from across the country – and the world – attend the panel discussion, […]

Absence and a fond heart

I will be away over the next week. My posts, if they occur at all, will be intermittent.

Obama’s health care reforms worse than nothing

Historic. Unprecedented. Landmark. These are just some of the lies the liberal press are using to describe Barack Obama’s healthcare changes. But the legislation is a con, a massive transfer of working people’s wealth to private insurers. Reforms they aren’t. These changes are worse than doing nothing. The new laws will force the poor who […]

What is Marxism?

When the struggle against capitalism reaches its crescendo, the self-emancipation of the working class will lay the basis for the liberation of all humanity. This is Marxism.

Why men don’t benefit from women’s oppression

Sexism affects every aspect of our lives. We can’t help but be affected by the inequalities between men and women, and the stereotypes that arise from these inequalities. It’s a common idea that all men benefit from women’s oppression. Anne Summers, for example, has argued that women’s lower wages benefit men by lowering women’s likelihood […]

Fund the Tax Office to attack big business

No Government – Labor or Liberal – has the political will to give the Tax Office the money, the staff or the powers to attack non-compliance by big business. They are the Governments of big business.