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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 January 5th, 2012

The Australian Financial Review and me

The important thing is to learn the lessons from the AFR for the coming battles, not to be seduced by them. When the class struggle erupts, forget the Financial Review and join the workers on the picket line. Organise, organise, organise, knowing that the AFR and the other bourgeois papers are your class enemy, not your friend.


The legacy of Leon Trotsky

Trotsky’s defense of the soul of Marxism–that socialism must be the self-emancipation of the working class–in the face of Stalin’s distortions preserved the tradition for a new generation to discover, first in the 1960s and ’70s, and later after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. [And now, I might add, as resistance sweeps the globe from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe and the US and onto Russia, China and Chile, to name a few, we might add to that list those being radicalised by the events of 2011 and to come in 2012. JP.]