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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 April, 2011

Detention centres: burn them all down

It is right to rebel. We must stand with our brothers and sisters in the refugee concentration camps as they fight by any means necessary for freedom against a repressive and racist regime. Over Easter refugee rights activists will converge on detention centres across Australia to protest against the Australian government’s appalling policy of detaining asylum seekers.

Marxism 2011 opening night: The return of revolution

It’s too late to become a socialist when the fightback begins. The struggle needs you now. Join Socialist Alternative.

Marxism 2011 in Melbourne over Easter

Marxism 2011 will be run over 4 days during the Easter weekend in Melbourne Australia, Thursday 21 April – Sunday 24 April.   The conference features over 70 sessions and international guest speakers on a huge range of topics – from radical history to women’s and LGBTI liberation, imperialism and the Middle East, socialist theory, […]

For a young footballer

And the past becomes a foreign country. Emigrate now, Todd. Emigrate now.

Vittorio Arrigoni – a hero for Palestine

But the continuation of international solidarity work in support of the Palestinians, the cause to which Vik dedicated his life, seems to be the most fitting memorial to someone who embodied many of the qualities that draw people to Palestine–immense bravery when confronting incredible violence and an unwavering determination to stay human in the face of inhumanity

Marrickville Council – continue to stand on the right side of history

The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition of Palestinian political parties, trade unions, NGOs and networks, warmly salutes Marrickville council for its principled adoption of BDS.

Faced with on-going Israeli impunity on the one hand, and the failure of the international community to take any meaningful steps in support of justice for Palestinians on the other, BDS is an indispensable and uniquely effective, non-violent tool in holding Israel accountable for its violations of international law and furthering the demand for Palestinian rights. This movement is deeply inspired by the South African struggle for freedom, equality and justice.

Labor, profit rates and ruling for the bosses

Social democracy and capital are caught in the grip of generalised falling profit rates. Julia Gillard is its logic.

The carbon tax: is there a market-based solution to climate change?

The carbon tax: is there a market-based solution to climate change? Thursday 19 May 6.00 pm  Haydon-Allen Tank  Australian National University Canberra. Debate between Shane Rattenbury Greens MLA and speaker of the Legislative Assembly in the ACT and Peter Jones from Socialist Alternative.

Come back Walter – all is forgiven

I got a letter yesterday from someone with a sense of humour. It advertised a rally with a difference from 10 am on Sunday in Garema Place in Canberra. ‘Stop middle class socialists!’ it read. Among other things it referred to UN resolution 1874 and the right to a Plasma TV, 4 wheel drive and Foxtel. It ended […]

Vote for my blog in the People’s Choice awards

Dear readers, the Sydney Writers Centre has a people’s choice blog award. It is really just a clever advertising ploy by them but if you feel so moved, consider voting for my blog, En Passant with John Passant. Here is the link.