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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 October 7th, 2011

Bring the workplace to the occupations; bring the occupations to the workplace

It is vital for the long term viability and success of the occupations to have the working class as working class involved and at its centre. Bring the workplace to the occupations; bring the occupations to the workplace.


Syrian protest

From Lee Rhiannon. Rally for Syrian democracy this Sunday at noon in Hyde Park, Sydney. Help us remind the world. For more information call Khaled Sattouf  The Australian Syrian Association 0422 343 270

The baddest Apple in a rotten bunch

Humanity didn’t enter a new epoch simply because, as the New York Times put it, the “most important technology product no longer sits on your desk but rather fits in your hand.”

There is nothing revolutionary about an overpriced computer crippled by an uncooperative, deliberately closed design, and manufactured under conditions so unbearable they drive people to suicide, just because people can carry it in their pockets.

A genuine revolution would make virtual slavery something associated with an old, out-of-date version of humanity.