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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
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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
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Archive for March, 2012

Saturday’s socialist speak out

In Australia one of the big controversies was the attack on Australian war graves in Libya and the condemnation that went with it. This is pure hypocrisy from the ruling class who continue their genocide against indigenous Australians and desecrate Aboriginal sacred sites every day.

Well Wayne, why not tax the rich then?

Well Wayne, if there are these rich few who think their interest is the national interest, who threaten democracy and don’t contribute fully to society (I agree) why not tax them?

Tax the rich eh?

In France, Socialist Party candidate François Hollande proposed a 75% tax on those earning income of greater than 1 m Euro (or about $1.2 m). Hollande now leads President Sarkozy by 18% in polls taken for the Presidential election in May. Are there any lessons for Labor?

Women’s liberation: still a long way to go

Readers in Canberra might be interested in attending the Socialist Alternative meeting ‘Women’s liberation: still a long way to go’ at 6 pm on Thursday 8 March in Hayden Allen G 50 at the Australian National University.

Reclaim International Women’s Day from the bosses

What better way to reclaim International Women’s Day than to strike for equal pay until it becomes a reality now, not in some never never far distant future?

Women workers and women bosses have nothing in common. Fight the bosses, male and female, for equal pay now, for a proper maternity leave scheme, for abortion on demand, for free child care, for jobs for all.

My thanks to Riot ACT

The Riot ACT is a juvenile Canberra based blog where second and third rate Andrew Bolts practise their craft. Their commentators make Liberal Party members look like geniuses. It recently had a piece mentioning me. I responded in kind and my readership today has doubled to 400.  While my readership might have increased because of a sudden influx of […]

Bob Carr: another ugly carcass in Gillard’s cabinet

Just when you thought Labor couldn’t get any lower, you remember Bob Carr exists. He’s a worthy addition to the Gillard cabinet, where he’ll fit right in with all the other neoliberal scumbags.

Why you should support the nurses

The nurses’ fight is the fight for the rights of the mass of the population to decent wages, safe workloads, and a quality public health system.

Let’s get serious about bashing the banks

Get some perspective, people! Don’t you know the banks are in a parlous state and they need our sympathy and support in their hour of need? After-all, the big-four only made $24.3 billion in profit last year – which would leave barely $14 billion remaining after, say, funding the total investment in new public transport infrastructure in Australia and New Zealand made in the first decade of this century.

Wayne Swan is left-wing? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha …..

I laughed out loud when I read the editorial in the weekend Australian Financial Review claim that Wayne Swan is arguably the most left-wing Treasurer since Jim Cairns