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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)



Archive for 'Zimbabwe'

Zimbabwe: Munyaradzi Gwisai on why Mugabe won

For a good part of his 33 years in power, Robert Mugabe has presided over a ruthless dictatorship writes Munyaradz Gwisai from the International Socialist Organisation Zimbabwe. Yet in the July 31 general election, endorsed by Southern African Development Community and African Union, the 89-year -old ruler annihilated the hitherto iconic working-class leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), who beat him in March 2008. What happened?


Zimbabwe socialist dies after solitary confinement

David Mpatsi’s death should be sheeted home squarely to the Mugabe government. Not only should David not have been thrown in jail, but the conditions of his imprisonment only worsened his health. David was one of 17 of those jailed who was locked up in solitary confinement. While suffering from the horrible conditions that lie in store for all those jailed by the Mugabe regime, David suffered particularly acutely because of the lack of decent medical care while he was locked up. As the Zimbabwean comrades say, David was killed by the Government as surely as if it had placed a noose around his neck.

Mugabe kills another comrade

The International Socialist Organisation in Zimbabwe has announced that David Mpatsi has died. They said in part: The International Socialist Organisation (ISO) Zimbabwe announces with a heavy heart the death of Comrade David Mpatsi who passed away in the late hours of the 14th of July 2011 at Chitungwiza General Hospital. He succumbed to a lung infection […]

Socialists are at risk in Zimbabwe

Forty-five activists were charged with treason and “subverting a constitutionally elected government” in a Harare court last week. The attack is part of a general clampdown organised by the dictatorship of Robert Mugabe. He fears that the wave of uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa could spread south.