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Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (0)

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Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (0)

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Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

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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)

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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)



Saturday’s socialist speak out

Obama has been and gone and the Australian sycophancy parties wet themselves. Actually, that is being unfair to sycophants.

US imperialism is establishing a beachhead in Darwin for its containment policy against China, a beachhead far enough away from China’s missiles for any accuracy. Both Labor and the Liberals – the parties of the one percent – support this because it is in the interests of Australian capitalism, although mining capital might be a little worried.

Nurses continue their magnificent fight for better wages and conditions in Victoria and despite threats of fines and jail re still going strong. A mass meeting on Monday will determine the direction of the struggle. More action can win them real pay increases (something in the order of what the Victorian government paid their thugs, the cops, would be appropriate) and defend nurse/patient ratios.

The crisis in European capitalism and hence for world capitalism continues, with the IMF and German and French leaders imposing unelected governments on Italy and Greece.

 Their task is to do the bidding of French and German capitalism and impose austerity measures on Italian and Greek workers. They are destroying the economy to save it.

It may not work as global finance capital circles French markets too, perhaps starting the same destabilising processes for French capitalism as it has done for Greek and Italian capitalism.

To have your say or see what others are saying hit the comments button.



Comment from Brian Paterson
Time November 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm

John although I have nothing to say re the above, I would like to say how correct you are in your writings and viewpoint, keep up the excellent writing, and I do wish there were more around like youself

Comment from Ross
Time November 20, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Its Orwellian double speak John.Austerity and destroying the real economy saves it.War creates peace.Lies if repeated often enough become truth.

Notice now that fear of terrorism is being replaced with fear of China.Russia has 1300+ nukes and China only 400+.Israel has at least 200 and Iran is the demon with none ?

China is the threat mainly because it has an independant banking system and cannot be controlled by the Central Banks in the West.If they get control, then China will be consumed by debt just like the West.

China could get more aggressive because of Western aggression.China and Russia are furious over the Opium coming out of Afghanistan since it destroying their societies.Under the US Afghanistan supplies 90% of the world’s heroine.Currently they do not want war since they are winning the peace.

Obama the war mongerer has issued another signing order edict.Those in the Gitmo prisons even if proven innocent can be held indefinietly at his whim.Note also that the CIA say torture is not a good way to get intelligence.Gitmo was created to instill fear in us all.

I cannot believe that people like Bob Brown & Penny Wong want this global governance.We have a hard enough time getting the message to our elected local councils.What chance do we have in an unelected global, corporate fascist state?

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Comment from Lucy
Time November 21, 2011 at 10:01 am

I can’t see what Australia can possibly gain through this. You have needlessly made yourself a ‘target’. I fail to understand the Austrlian thinking behind it.

Comment from David Grayling
Time November 21, 2011 at 10:09 am

Australia has ‘married’ the U.S. in haste and will repent at leisure.

Why are we so servile, so lacking in direction and drive? Why do we prostrate ourselves to the world’s biggest warmonger and killer?

Why do we have politicians who have no backbone or vision?

Comment from David Grayling
Time November 21, 2011 at 11:17 am

What happened to my comment?

Comment from John
Time November 21, 2011 at 11:21 am

It got held up as possible spam for some reason.

Comment from Llywellyn
Time November 21, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Personaly I am really glad that Australia is distancing itself from China. This puts the US in a much better position for the inevitable showdown and also gives us some possible leverage in forcing the decentralisation of the yuan (which though hurting the wealthy of China, will help the export industries in other countries and expediate the death of the “made in China” crulty).

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