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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 July 6th, 2015

Hegemony – two tactics and strategy from Kevin Ovenden in Greece

The main point I wanted to make here is that in order to win the limited aim (the aim was limited, so the victory yesterday was both huge and partial) of winning the No vote, the government – which has been characterised by tactical improvisation without a clear strategy – had to adopt the tactics which the most radical of the left prioritise.


Kevin Ovenden in Greece on the resignation of Yanis Varoufakis and more

Two great pressures now. One to give a bourgeois stabilising meaning and limit to the great Oxi revolt. Two to create the feel of compromise and consensus within Greek society and in the negotiations to put the whole radicalising process back in the box.

The Greek working class overwhelmingly rejects austerity

There is joy in the streets of Greece that echoes in my heart. Thank you to the working class in Greece. You have restored hope for humanity.