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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)



CLIMATE VS CAPITALISM: why we need system change


The globe continues to warm. The recent Paris conference agreement was a sham. We are heading towards 3 – 4 degrees C warming. Why can’t world leaders end their fossil fuel addiction? If you are in Canberra come to this Solidarity meeting to discuss why we have to change the system, before the system destroys the planet.

It is on at 1 pm on Wednesday 17 February  in room G 039 in Copland Building at the Australian National University.

Erima will be giving the talk. In her recent article in Solidarity magazine she says, among other things:

‘Around the world three-quarters-of-a-million people marched in the largest-ever global climate demonstration. There is a long way to go—but this is where the hope lies. Nothing short of a mass struggle will overcome the fossil fuel addiction of world leaders and businesses. Paris was a reminder of this. ‘

To read her whole article click here. Paris agreement pledges nothing for the climate



Comment from Lorikeet
Time February 17, 2016 at 8:52 am

The Climate Change religion is part of the capitalist ripoff. This should be obvious to everyone by now.

Comment from John
Time February 17, 2016 at 4:45 pm

I think you are confusing science and religion.

Comment from Lorikeet
Time February 18, 2016 at 10:58 am

No, I have counselled people out of destructive cults. I am educated to know how to evaluate them.

Destructive cults can be political, commercial, scientific, psychological, religious or a combination of one or more of the above.

Comment from Christine Hyde
Time February 22, 2016 at 10:10 am

What’s the plan?

Comment from John
Time February 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm

Revolution. But that is not on the agenda of many workers right now and without the working class emancipating itself, ie the vast majority of workers overthrowing capitalism, there can be no revolution, and no decisive action against climate change.

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