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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 6th, 2009

Whose batty idea was free insulation?

Free insulation. ¬†Who could have dreamed up this doozy? Here’s what Sharan Burrow, head of the Australian Council of Trade Unions said in December 2008, words she echoed on 20 January 2009. The global financial crisis and the potential impact on employment shows another way that we can make green investment work for the economy, […]


Marx: A rebel for our times

This article by Louise O’Shea on Marx’s relevance is taken from the February 2009 edition of Socialist Alternative. The work of a capitalist ideologue is never done. No quantity of academic volumes, measured by the tonne in most university libraries and representing hours of weighty contemplation, has so far proved sufficient to relegate Marxism to […]

‘Buy American’ and withdrawing from Afghanistan

The Americans are sticking to their Buy American clause in Obama’s $815 billion stimulus package. Instead of retaliating in kind, I suggest we withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, which is the 21st century version of Vietnam for US imperialism. That’ll focus American minds more than some half-arsed Buy Australian nonsense.