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September 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 September, 2009

Same sex marriage for Canberra?

The only way to end the political vilification of gays and lesbians and win true equality is to mobilise thousands on the streets and win trade unions to the campaign for same sex marriage.

Why is Labor so rightwing?

  Why is Labor so right wing? Rudd has continued the racist NT intervention. His Fair Work Commission has frozen the wages of the low paid. His industrial legislation is John Howard’s Workchoices Lite.  He has increased troops in Afghanistan.  His Emissions Trading scheme transfers billions of our wealth to the polluters. But it would be a […]

Surprise, surprise: Bosses’ salary bonanza

Ten percent pay rises for the filthy rich bosses, nothing for the low paid. That really does sum up the obscenity that is capitalism.

Does ‘the Left’ really exist?

Does the left really exist? The short answer is no; not if Kevin Rudd and Barack Obama are part of it. Yet that is precisely the argument Tim Soutphommasane puts in The Australian in his search for Rudd meaning.  (A new light on the hill, The Weekend Australian September 19-20). It’s not surprising that the […]

The Palestinians need our solidarity

Israeli policy towards Gaza is one of systematic, sadistic collective punishment and creeping genocide against all Palestinians. Join the demonstrations on 25 September around Australia for a free Palestine.

Who does Obama answer to?

No one has to force Obama to do the bidding of the ruling class, because Obama is now a member of the ruling class.

Farewell Mary

Farewell Mary Travers.

They party; we get the sack

While we face increasing unemployment and less working hours, the bosses party. What a sick society. What a rotten system.

Obama’s health care – better than nothing or worse than nothing?

There may well be US health care reform by the end of the eyar. It will in all likelihood help the health insurance industry, not ordinary Americans.

Are there just too many people?

Overpopulation is a myth. The problem is production for profit, not people.