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June 2009



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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 June, 2009

Jacko, Lotto and Blotto: alienation in practice

I long for the day when we are all superstars, drunk on our collective power and rich beyond our means.


Zombie capitalism

A zombie bank is worthless but it continues to operate because of government support. So the dead are having a terrible effect on the living.

Michael Jackson: From Pop Messiah to Tragic Pariah

Michael Jackson was bigger than God, richer than Croesus and – without a doubt – the biggest celebrity the world had ever seen. Thriller was released in 1982, hitting St Louis – where I was living at the time – like a nuclear explosion.

Rudd’s Howard continuity: tax cuts for the rich

The HowRudd Government is giving CEOs at least an extra $41 a week in tax cuts, but has nothing for those earning less than $34,000. That is Labor for you.

Labor women – supporting rape in marriage

Labor’s women parliamentarians support rape in marriage because they support the West’s imperialist adventure in Afghanistan.

The revolutionary party

John has published a piece on the revolutionary party on Left Focus.  His basic argument is that the building of a revolutionary party with its roots in the working class and as part of the class is an historic necessity.  The democratic socialist revolution can only be successful with such a party. This is not about […]

Burqas, unAustralian activity and authoritarianism

Who makes a judgment as to what disempowers women? If burqas, why not bikinis?

Join Gatecrashers now!

Corrupt primary producers – Farm gate. Corrupt chiropractors – Back gate. Corrupt police – Investigate. Corrupt and angry pest controllers – Fumigate. Corrupt ship builders – Frigate. Corrupt lawyers – Litigate. Corrupt water providers – Irrigate. There are hundreds more.  Add your favourites. (Malcolm Turnbull at a gate?) Enough I say! Enough of this ‘gate’ crap! Join […]

Iranian Embassy demonstration

I went to the union demonstration yesterday outside the Iranian embassy in Canberra. There were about 200 people – some of whom were Shah supporters. The buses from Sydney with unionists from the CFMEU, the MUA and others sure helped. We could agree on some slogans – death to the dictator and death to the […]

Chavez supports Iranian dictators

Chavez supports the Iranian dictators as an expression of his bourgeois nationalist policies. I’m with the Iranian protesters and the nascent Iranian revolution.