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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)



Ilan Pappe on the Israeli elections

From Ilan Pappe on Facebook:

Five issues emerge out of the elections:

1. These elections are the invitation we were waiting for the funeral of the two states solution.

2. The validity of the BDS option has been proven to be the only way forward. No chance of a change from with the racist Jewish society.

3. The Arab Jewish community can not bring itself, and will not bring itself, to vote for Liberal Zionist parties – only right wing parties.

4. The united Arab list will have no impact on Israeli politics but can have an impact now on Palestinian politics. Which is very important.

5. The only good news – a liberal Zionist government would have blinded the world for a bit longer. So all in all, the true face of the settler colonialist state of Israel has been once more exposed. Now, will the world react finally?



Comment from tom Dengler
Time March 19, 2015 at 5:24 am

When Americans wake up there will be another Holocaust, the American Holocaust.

Comment from Tom Dengler
Time March 19, 2015 at 7:28 am

Business as usual. America will follow Bibi by electing Bush III. Bibi is our leader. War to the knife!

Comment from John
Time March 19, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Maybe. Or Clinton. Same politics different parties basically, although the rabid support for Israel might crumble at the edges of US politics.

Comment from John
Time March 19, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Not sure what you mean.

Comment from yugoslav
Time March 20, 2015 at 10:01 am

I agree with second but not the first. In the one state solution Palestinians could be only second class citizens. One state cannot be built with such the racist Jewish society. One state solution is science fiction. It is possible someday in the far future. One state solution means that settlers will stay in their illegal settlements. Two state solution is only present realistic options and that’s means remove all illegal settlers from occupied territories. That settlement s could stay and could be given to Palestinian refugees. BDS movement should concentrate only to stopping illegal occupation, removing settlement s and just solution of refugees’ problem , respect for international law and leave to Palestinians to decide regarding two states – one state solution.

Comment from Peter Hindrup
Time March 23, 2015 at 9:12 pm

A one State solution would require that the Israeli government was disbanded, along with all the various authorities which supported it.

Install an interim international government to take control of all financial organisations and oversee the vacation of all property that was appropriated from the Palestinians.

Expect an exodus of all those who went to Israel to share in the plunder. Allow them to go, but take none of their assets which were after all garnered from the theft from Palestinians.

Set up an election where all votes had an equal value, and have the government elected rewrite the Laws to reflect the new reality, and put the naming of the country to a referendum.

All Jews who could prove a continuous residence fro 1850 or so, to be exempt from reparations and compensation to be levied against all other Jews.

Would other countries accept high numbers of Jews?

Comment from John
Time March 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

I fundamentally disagree with this. Given the facts on the ground Jewish people who want to live in the region have the right to do so as do Palestinians. I think the road to Jerusalem runs through Cairo. A truly democratic (and hence socialist?) revolution in Egypt holds the key to the liberation of Jews and Palestinians in Palestine. Jews who want to leave should be allowed to, and peacefully, much as some White South Africans left the rainbow nation of South Africa after the victory over apartheid. Would other countries take those who left? If the events before the second world war are any guide, no. But this is not about anti-Jewishness or anti-Semitism. It is about how all can live together in the region, as a rainbow nation. A mass democratic struggle and victory in Egypt has the potential to change the whole region.

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