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Me quoted in Fairfax papers on tax haven use
Me quoted by Georgia Wilkins in The Age (and other Fairfax publications) today. John Passant, from the school of political science and international relations, at the Australian National University, said the trend noted by Computershare was further evidence multinationals did not take global regulators seriously. ”US companies are doing this on the hard-nosed basis that any [regulatory] changes that will be made won’t have an impact on their ability to avoid tax,” he said. ”They think it is going to take a long time for the G20 to take action, or that they are just all talk.” (1)

Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
You can prove my 2 ex-comrades wrong by donating to my blog En Passant at BSB: 062914 Account: 1067 5257, the Commonwealth Bank in Tuggeranong, ACT. More... (12)

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)



Students in Sydney occupy Immigration and show the way forward in the fight for refugees

Maybe the refugee movement needs more of this civil disobedience to make Australia unworkable until the concentration camps are closed? That would involve mobilising the 25% or so of Australian society who reject the abhorrent treatment of refugees offshore and onshore.


We hear your thunders

In the lonely hours
Before the dawn
That civilisation proclaims
We know your names
Not numbers
We hear your thunders

Videos from Keep Left 2015

Solidarity, a revolutionary socialist group in Australia, has released videos of five of the many wonderful talks and discussions at its successful Keep Left conference in August. These cover: The White Australia policy, class and racism; Recession and austerity in Greece; Lessons of the war on terror; Check your privilege: Marxism, feminism & theories of oppression; and Team Australia? Not our team! Uniting to fight racism. The links below will take you to them. Enjoy.

My Razor Sharp interview on 6 October

This is the link to my 30 minute Razor Sharp interview on Tuesday 6 October with Sharon Firebrace. We cover the economy, the reform agenda, the economic summit, the TPP and ChAFTA, democracy, privatisation, the need to fight for your own interests and much much more.

Why is Russia bombing in Syria?

With Vladimir Putin’s Russia carrying out air strikes in Syria, Eric Ruder in Socialist Worker US explains the backdrop to the conflict and the consequences of this new stage in the violence.   RUSSIA’S INTERVENTION in the civil war in Syria marks the beginning of an ominous new chapter in a conflict that has already […]

A publisher has offered to publish my poems

For those more experienced in the publishing world, what do you think of this publication offer?

Our bombs are love

Our bombs are love
Theirs are not

In the land of never

That, my friend, is our end
All morphed away and here to stay
In her arms awake to all
And sleeping there forever
This is the aim, this is the call
In the land of never.

In defence of the CFMEU

The CFMEU is a major target of the Royal Commission witch hunt into unions precisely because it is one of the few unions left in Australia today that actually stands up for and fights for its members. The MBA’s safety smear campaign and the clearly anti-union and political nature of the charges against Lomax show that the building industry bosses and their state apparatchiks will stop at nothing in their quest to put profit before people.

Banning entry into Australia is not the way to fight domestic violence or anti-abortion bigotry

Here was a great opportunity to build a united mass movement against the oppression of women and indigenous Australians. Instead the focus was on getting the state to take top down action that does absolutely nothing to address domestic violence, anti-abortion bigotry, racism or women’s oppression. This is the very state which drives and reinforces that racism and oppression. There is nothing to cheer about in banning Brown and Newman.