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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 15th, 2011

Pro-Palestinian protestors arrested in dawn raids

In one of the most severe crackdowns on civil liberties in decades, four pro-Palestine activists were arrested in dawn raids on 9 August in Melbourne.

The raids are part of an ongoing attempt by the Victorian government, the Victoria Police and the Zionist establishment to target activists involved in the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.


Recession, Racism and Austerity: Why London is Burning

Recession, Racism and Austerity: Why London is Burning 6:00 pm this Thursday (18 August), Room G052 Haydon-Allen Building, ANU The riots that have swept Britain are the result of deep and growing inequality, unemployment and poverty, systematic police harassment and racism, and many young people feeling they have no future as the capitalist crisis deepens. […]

Budget surpluses and taxing the rich

Want a budget surplus? Looking for $70 billion in savings? Easy. Tax the rich. Cut their subsidies.

Of course none of this will happen. Both major parties are neoliberal organisations. They are afraid to attack big business. Both believe that the market is the solution to humanity’s problems.

The only way to make the rich pay is to build a mass organisation to challenge capitalism, a socialist alternative to the neoliberalism of Labor.