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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 January 1st, 2009

One state only road to justice in Palestine

As the Israelis continue their destruction of Gaza to punish the Palestinians for electing Hamas and to destroy that Government, I re-read an article by Rick Kuhn in Socialist Alternative in August 2007 arguing that a one state solution was the only road to justice in Palestine. Rick won the prestigious international Deutscher Prize last year […]


Is Obama just a competent George W Bush?

So what does Obama do when Israel destroys lives, infrastructure and attempts to overthrow and destroy Hamas, the democratically elected representative of the Palestinian people?  He backs the Israeli terrorist state.  This is not a surprise because Obama is now heading a system of global dominance and as the Commander in Terror from 20 January […]

Australian cricket – evolution or revolution?

It’s the eternal question.  Do we change gradually over time or do we turn the world upside down?  Reform or revolution is the question facing the Australian cricket team.  Me?  I think it’s time for a revolution.  (Dialectics and cricket coming up later. No, not the trotskyist CLR James and his great book Beyond a […]