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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)



Rudd’s message: all power to the casino capitalists

Rudd is going to hand back complete control to the casino capitalists and attack workers. What a great strategy for further disaster.

Electric vehicle network for Canberra

Better Places will roll out the first electric vehicle network in Australia in Canberra within 3 years. Canberra has the biggest carbon footprint of any capital city in Australia. The network will be battery swap stations and charge points. Electric vehicles are expected to be available in Australia by 2011. The ACT Government’s Press Release welcoming the […]

Banning the burqa: when ‘anti-sexism’ is Islamophobia

There is nothing liberating about being told by the state what you can and cannot wear, nor in being banned from public places dressed however you are comfortable.

A W-shaped recession?

This might be a W-shaped recession, with the W moving towards a w.

More Australians will die in Afghanistan for US imperialism

More Australians will die in Afghanistan for the US alliance. To save lives, now is the time to withdraw our troops.

Crisis and resistance in the US

The crisis of capitalism hits you everywhere you turn in the US. Workers talk about job and wage cuts. In 18 months 22 million have either lost their job or are working short hours.

The moon landing: the Vietnam of space

While the achievement of walking on the moon shows the great capacity and potential of humanity, its driving force – imperialist competition – shows we have far to go before we are all astronauts of our own earth.

Workers to pay again for ageing nuclear plants in France

In France the bosses are going to make workers pay for prolonging the life of ancient nuclear reactors.

US foreign policy shift: talk first, then shoot

Barack Obama will continue the killing and global poverty that is an integral part of US imperialism. Nothing has really changed.


It is an offence under Australian law – section 70.2 of the Criminal Code to be precise – to bribe a foreign official. How are the investigations into Australian mining companies coming along Mr Keelty?