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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 September 12th, 2009

How Afghanistan became the graveyard of the Russian empire

When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979 they thought they were in for an easy victory. But they underestimated the power of the resistance, writes Dave Crouch in this week’s British magazine Socialist Worker. In the early 1990s a common sight in the Moscow metro was young men in military uniform begging for money. […]


Can individuals change history?

History is full of situations in which a point of extreme tension is broken in one direction or another by the action or inaction of individuals writes Paul D’Amato in the latest edition of the US online magazine Socialist Worker. AFTER HE had become a Cold-War anti-communist, the ex-Marxist Sidney Hook claimed that Marxists see […]

al-Megrahi is innocent

The press is full of dictator bashing over the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi from jail.  Greg Sheridan in The Australian for example argued that although Gaddafi was a dictator he had given up on nuclear weapons. So it was OK to deal with him because he had backed down. Sheridan also argued the Iranians were […]