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August 2011



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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 August 9th, 2011

England is burning

Riots can shake the system, but we need more—a revolutionary movement capable of tapping a wider power of resistance to counter the ruling class.

We need to use all our strength to unite the fights against racism,the police, the rich, the Tories and capitalism.

That’s the way to get rid of this rotten government, to confront racism and to begin the battle for a better world.


Victoria: the state of repression

Raids carried out at dawn this morning by police have seen several pro-Palestine activists arrested, in the most severe crack-down on civil liberties in decades.

The activists are being targeted because of their involvement in protests against chocolate shop Max Brenner, a chain store with strong ties to the Israeli military

Temporary injunction; temporary solution

The temporary injunction offers a window of opportunity for those of us who value our fellow human beings to mount a massive campaign of support for asylum seekers and against the Malaysian solution now, peaking at the time of the High Court ruling. That means building big and angry demonstrations prepared to undertake civil disobedience to win freedom for the persecuted refugees.

Asylum seekers are the new Jews. We must act now to save them.