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September 2015



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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)



Save the children – open the borders

The tears have stopped. They will start again.

Whether the drownings be in Australia’s seas or those near us, or in the waters off Europe or North America, there will be more, and more, and more.

There are, according to the UN Human Rights Agency, the UNHCR, almost 60 million people around the globe who are forcibly displaced.



The increase over the last few years is because of the civil war in Syria. Assad’s military attacks on his own people to destroy the revolution has driven millions out of their homes and their country. ┬áThose thousands now fleeing Turkey for Europe every day are the result of those attacks.

The US led invasion of Iraq in 2003 killed over 1 million Iraqis and saw millions displaced or flee the country. It also set in train a series of events which led to the rise of ISIS.

Most refugees are from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, all the result of Western intervention, imperialism and interference.

Key American allies in Europe are part of the US axis of imperialism. There is a responsibility on them to accept the refugees they have created.  Many of the European ruling class will try to bring down the shutters and stop the refugees.

There is an alternative to end this misery immediately. Europe’s ruling class could open its borders. It could commit to accept the ten million refugees currently in the Middle East. It could send processing teams to refugee camps there to quickly process them for re-settlement in Europe. It could send its navies and air forces to transport the millions to Europe. It won’t.

There is no migrant crisis. There is a crisis of imperialism, of intervention, of capitalism.

End the cycle of death and tears. Stop invading countries, bombing them and supporting dictators.Open the borders everywhere.



Comment from TheKoneyReport
Time September 5, 2015 at 9:12 am

Fantastic, open the borders and provide a safe passage, atm they are doomed if they stay or leave. It’s so hard to watch.

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