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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 February 4th, 2009

The Rudd stimuloss, Mr Magoo and political suicide

Kevin Rudd has all the vision of Mr Magoo. $3.9 billion to insulate 2.2 million homes means Australia will have some really cool unemployed people. Of the $42 billion in this stimuloss package, none of it is earmarked for alternative energy (other than $500 million for extending the solar hot water rebate.) Where is the […]


It’s time for a 30 hour week

It’s time for a campaign for a 30 hour week without loss of pay. Such a week merely returns to workers some of the gains in productivity they have made over the last 25 years, and helps reduce unemployment. Indeed, in 1931, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (hardly a radical organisation then or now) […]

Beseige your seige

This article begins with part of a poem by Palestine’s foremost poet, Mahmud Darkish. ┬áThe piece ‘Beseige your seige‘ is by Reem Yunis and can be found online at Socialist Alternative. This is a part of a long poem written by the poet. Darkish wrote it in the midst of the 77 day siege of […]