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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 May 4th, 2011

The Struggle Against Israeli Apartheid

      The Struggle Against Israeli Apartheid   Socialist Alternative will be having a public discussion on the nature of Zionism and the Israeli state, the oppression of the Palestinians and the way forward in the struggle for liberation. 6.00 pm Thursday 5 May Haydon-Allen G052, Australian National University    


Who’s afraid of a revolution?

It is much easier to disparage as unthinking zealots those who dedicate some time to fighting injustice and oppression than it is to level a convincing argument. So Smith chooses the path of least resistance. “Wouldn’t it be nice to believe?” he asks by way of conclusion, apparently above the mere faith of left wing politics. Everyone believes in something. The difference is some of us don’t try to hide our agenda. We prefer to debate it out in the open.

May the 4th be with you

Well, I thought it was funny.

The operation went well

The operation yesterday went well. Thanks for your best wishes. My oesophagus seems to be repairing itself OK. I’ll have another check and a few more minor repairs in about two months’ time.