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Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
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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 December 27th, 2008

Einstein the socialist

I was talking with a friend recently about great thinkers and he reminded me that a BBC online survey in 2000 had rated Marx the thinker of the millennium with Einstein second.  The top two thinkers were socialists.  So I searched for Einstein’s famous Why Socialism? article in Monthly Review in 1949.  The magazine reprinted […]


George W Bush – a fur ball in the gut of history

Commander in Terror George W Bush is a fur ball in the gut of history.  Thankfully the American body politic will vomit him out on 20 January 2009. Bush came to power with the support of the powerful conservative and Christian right in US politics.  These fruitcakes include creationists and rapturists.  But while they supported […]

Project Wickenby – an international tax failure?

Project Wickenby is Australia’s international anti-tax evasion operation. It is a failure. After almost five years and with about $200 m of the proposed $300 m of taxpayer money already spent, the sum total of successful prosecutions for international tax evasion coming out of the multi agency Wickenby task force to date is now 3. […]