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If you want to keep a blog that makes the arguments every day against the ravages of capitalism going and keeps alive the flame of democracy and community, make a donation to help cover my costs. And of course keep reading the blog. To donate click here. Keep socialist blog En Passant going. More... (4)

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 October 2nd, 2010

Free refugee Leela Krishna now

Leela Krishna is a gay Tamil from Sri Lanka. He has been behind barbed wire in Australia’s concentration camps (euphemistically called detention centres) since fleeing Sri Lanka and making his way by boat to Australia¬†one year ago. In April this year Immigration found him to be a refugee. Yet¬†Leela, who is suicidal because of his […]


Why North Korea and Cuba aren’t socialist

Why Cuba, Vietnam and North Korea are not socialist. A Canberra Socialist Alternative talk this Thursday (7 October) 6 pm room G 52 Haydon-Allen Building ANU. Visit or email for more details.

The populist left today – some thoughts

In the absence of class struggle in Australia both populist leftists (whatever that means) and the more serious social democratic apologists have little oxygen left as the fire of neoliberalism and its neokeynesian variants in practice and ideology engulf us. If there is any hope it lies with the proles.