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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)



A win for Gaza, for Palestine and for Hamas

The long term truce is a win for the people of Gaza and their political leadership, Hamas. The agreement commits the parties to ending hostilities, partially lifts the blockade and opens the borders. The two thousand Palestinians the Israelis murdered in Zionism’s war crimes carnival can’t join the other 1.8 million Gazans in celebrating.

Palestinians in Gaza City celebrate the long-term truce MOHAMMED ABED / AFP – Getty Images

The mostly successful attempt of the Israelis to destroy Gaza’s infrastructure will now be followed by a rebuilding program that will hopefully improve Gaza’s position. This may even include a sea port, although discussions about that are to continue and it seems a pipe dream to cycnical me. The Israeli ‘buffer zone’ will be reduced.

The one caveat to all of this is that we can’t trust the Israelis. The forces of racism and reaction in Israel will be howling for tough action against Gaza now and every day into the future.

Those forces are so overwhelming and systemic that the pressure to annihilate Gaza as part of the long term Zionist genocide of Palestinians will not go away.

Bibi may be on the way out, to be replaced by a new Bibi who tries to follow through fully on the logic of genocidal Zionism. They too will meet the implacable resistance of the people of Gaza.

Israel did not win. The Palestinian Authority did not win. Hamas did. Palestine did. Gaza’s people did.



Comment from peter piper
Time August 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

Israel lost 76
arabs lost 2067

err…who lost??

Comment from John
Time August 28, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Hamas has won concessions from the Israelis that they would not have granted pre-Invasion.

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