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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 July, 2009

How the US created Osama bin Laden

The “terrorists” of today like Osama bin Laden were trained, funded and backed by US imperialism yesterday.

Electric vehicle network for Canberra

Better Places will roll out the first electric vehicle network in Australia in Canberra within 3 years. Canberra has the biggest carbon footprint of any capital city in Australia. The network will be battery swap stations and charge points. Electric vehicles are expected to be available in Australia by 2011. The ACT Government’s Press Release welcoming the […]

Inflation: up or down, core or non-core?

Any wage increase less than 4 percent in the coming year will be a real wage cut. Let unions fight to defend living standards.

Trade union treachery

Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make union officials.  The latest in this descent into madness is the cancellation of  a union demonstration against the Labor Government’s Australian Building and Construction Commission which was planned for the Labor Party National Conference opening in Sydney on 30 July. The ABCC has draconian powers to […]

US States as tax havens

Here is part of what the Australian Tax Office wrote to Senator Carl Levin, the Chair of the US Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. ‘In our opinion, entities established in some states of the US, for example some US incorporated companies, have some of these same attributes as entities established in secrecy havens.’  These […]

Banning the burqa: when ‘anti-sexism’ is Islamophobia

There is nothing liberating about being told by the state what you can and cannot wear, nor in being banned from public places dressed however you are comfortable.

A W-shaped recession?

This might be a W-shaped recession, with the W moving towards a w.

More Australians will die in Afghanistan for US imperialism

More Australians will die in Afghanistan for the US alliance. To save lives, now is the time to withdraw our troops.

Crisis and resistance in the US

The crisis of capitalism hits you everywhere you turn in the US. Workers talk about job and wage cuts. In 18 months 22 million have either lost their job or are working short hours.

Israel colonisation continues

Israel has rejected US calls not to build more settlements in Arab East Jerusalem. Effectively Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu told the world that all of Jerusalem belonged to Israel. He also told the US to butt out. If Obama were serious he’d cut all funding to the apartheid Israeli State as a consequence.  He won’t because Israel […]