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August 2016



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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)



Hanson fans invade a church

Far right Pauline Hanson supporters have stormed the Anglican Church in Gosford dressed as Muslims. (Nicole Hasham, The Canberra Times online 15 August). They did this because the priest there, Father Rod Bower, supports refugees and multiculturalism, opposes Islamophobia and is well known for Church billboards promoting peace and love.

This neo-Nazi act of invading a church looks to me like terrorism, an action designed to strike fear into people’s hearts for political reasons. Certainly, as Father Rod says, it has done that in some of the congregation, and I might also suggest, among some Muslims.

Will the media call this terrorism? Will politicians? Will the police charge them? Of course not. This is a brand of terrorism useful for the ruling class and their politicians (Liberal and Labor) who have been driving racism and Islamophobia as a conscious strategy to divide and rule the rest of us. These sorts of actions by fascists take their lead from the political ‘othering’ that sees concentration camps for asylum seekers, concentration camps for Aboriginal kids and a rising cacophony of fear and hate against Muslims.

The time has come for all decent thinking people to unite and take real action to shut down the puppets of hate and fear and their political masters in the Government and Opposition. Let’s take to the streets and shut down our cities to shut down Don Dale, to shut down Nauru and to stop the fascists.


By the way this was a letter I sent to the Canberra Times but they are now censoring my letters by not publishing one of them in the last few weeks.


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