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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)



Archive for 'Marxism 2010'

Join us at Marxism 2010

Socialist Alternative’s annual Marxism 2010 conference will be commencing on Thursday 1 April. This year Marxism has an inspiring line-up of guest speakers from hot spots of struggle and resistance across the world. Opening night will see hundreds of socialists and activists from across the country – and the world – attend the panel discussion, […]


Palestine Telegraph’s Sameh Habeeb to tour Australia

Socialist Alternative is very proud to announce a speaking tour of Australia by Gaza photo-journalist and founder-editor of the Palestine Telegraph, Sameh Habeeb. Sameh covered the brutal Israeli assault of Gaza in January 2009 which killed 1,400 Palestinians and will be reporting on the atrocities that he witnessed and the international campaign to lift the […]

MARXISM 2010: Ideas to challenge capitalism

Socialist Alternative presents: MARXISM 2010: Ideas to challenge capitalism Melbourne University, Student Union Building Easter Weekend: Thursday the1st-Sunday the 4th of April Marxism 2010 is a 4 day conference to beheld in Melbourne over the 2010 Easter weekend (April1-4). It will be bringing together hundreds of socialists and other left-wing activists from across Australia […]

Traditions of Resistance with Alistair Hulett

I can’t do justice to Alistair Hulett’s live concert called Traditions of Resistance. Alistair mixes background discussion (eg on the song, the artist, the context) with the actual songs.  All I can say is, having seen him in Sydney, go to his Melbourne gig if you have the chance. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20 7.30pm, University of Melbourne Bar, 1888 […]

John Pilger to speak at Marxism 2010

The left event of the year in Australia  – Marxism 2010 – will be held over 4 days this Easter in Melbourne. World -renowned investigative journalist John Pilger will speak (as he did in 2009).  In addition to John there are speakers from the US, South Africa, China and Palestine as well as a range of Australian speakers. […]

Alistair Hulett Traditions of Resistance

Alistair Hulett is playing tonight (Saturday 24 Oct) at Hermann’s Bar (cnr City Road and Butlin Ave near Sydney Uni) in a gig he calls Traditions of Resistance. It is to raise money for Socialist Alternative’s Marxism 2010 in Easter.  For a night of left wing political entertainment, come along.

Alistair Hulett – fundraiser in Sydney for Marxism 2010

On Saturday 24 October in Sydney Alistair Hulett will present a night of songs & stories from Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and other radical folk singers.

Pilger peace prize

John Pilger has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.  Pilger spoke brilliantly at this year’s Marxism 2009 organised by Socialist Alternative. CDs of all the talks, including Pilger’s, are available from Socialist Alternative.  John has indicated he will be coming to Marxism 2010 next Easter in Melbourne.