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January 2022



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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)




Hear Petros Constantinou, socialist activist from Greece, speak on the crisis in Greece at Keep Left in Sydney in August

Petros Constantinou is a long-term socialist activist from Greece. As a member of the anti-capitalist coalition Antarsya, the Greek socialist organisation, SEK, and a councillor for Athens, Petros has been a part of the momentous struggle of Greek workers against austerity in the midst of capitalism’s greatest crisis since the Great Depression. Now, as the newly-elected left party Syriza tries to manage the crisis, Petros will join us at the Keep Left conference to discuss: Recession and austerity in Greece: Can Syriza solve the crisis? A debate. Join us.


ANTARSYA – first analysis of the results of the 17 June election in Greece

The June 17 elections marked a turning point in the fierce confrontation waged within Greek society. They reflected the major conflicts and divisions that transverse Greek society, the intense social and political confrontations, the big labor and popular struggles of the past years, but also the attempts of the pro-austerity forces to regroup and reorganize after their loss of legitimacy in the May 6 elections. However, the rift opened by the popular uprising, which took an explosive form in the May 6 election, is still active.

Greece and Egypt: a tale of two elections

It is the class struggle in Greece which offers hope. It is the class struggle in Egypt which offers hope.

Leading ANTARSYA member’s views on the Greek elections

The Greek elections reflect a polarized society. It is the responsibility of the movement to make sure that this [new Democracy pro-austerity] government will face popular anger. Now, we are facing the task of helping the movement and social mobilization that will eventually overthrow this government and open up new paths of hope. With determination, unity in struggle and a radical program we can still win.

SYRIZA, the elections and class struggle in Greece

In the coming weeks and months the task of revolutionaries will be to continue to mobilise workers and students against the austerity measures.

This will mean both pushing for continued strike action and mass demonstrations, and calling for a vote for SYRIZA in the 17 June elections.

If SYRIZA is elected, revolutionaries will need to continue to organise in the streets and in the workplaces both to ensure that the government does not back down from its anti-austerity platform and to defend it when it comes under attack from the capitalists.