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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 November 7th, 2009

Open our borders

This is something I submitted as a comment on an article on Fairfax media’s blog the National Times on refugees. Why don’t we just open our borders to labour as we have done to capital?  We could easily accommodate millions more. We already bring 200,000 skilled and other migrants here so we have the base […]



Today is a great day for anniversaries. The Russian Revolution. Trotsky’s birthday. And 22 years ago my son was born.

Vale Chris Harman

Chris Harman died a few hours ago of a heart attack at a Conference in Egypt. He was one of the greats of the International Socialist movement.

John Pilger: Breaking the great Australian silence

‘Breaking the Great Australian Silence’ is John Pilger’s Sydney Peace Prize acceptance speech. I have re-published it from his blog,   Thank you all for coming tonight, and my thanks to the City of Sydney and especially to the Sydney Peace Foundation for awarding me the Peace Prize. It’s an honour I cherish, because […]

What happened on November 3? Lessons for Obama

When voters get the chance to ratify the status quo or “throw the bums out,” it doesn’t matter that the Republicans’ policies are disastrous for working people. The Democratic bums get tossed out just the same argues Lance Selfa in the US magazine Socialist Worker. THERE ARE two wrong interpretations of the November 3 election […]