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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
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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
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Archive for January 5th, 2013

Saturday’s socialist speak out

The Australian has been running a furious campaign saying spy agency ASIO believed former Hawke Labor Government minister Arthur Gietzelt was also a member of the Communist Party. I hope ASIO are also investigating whether all the current Labor Party ministers are secret members of the Liberal Party. What else could explain the dreary sameness of the two Parties’ neoliberal policies and practice?

As the radical reformist embodiment of the revolution if Chavez dies the revolution could die with him.

That would depend in part on the level of empowerment people have already won and how strong the Venezuelan working class is and how prepared to set up its own democratic institutions to challenge the rule of capital and the capitalist state in Venezuela.

Let’s hope he is OK to help protect the gains made so far and to enable workers to develop their own strength and then protect and extend those gains.