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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)



Archive for 'Liberation'

Equality or liberation?


The Price is wrong: violence against women

Jokes about violence towards women are indicative of systemic misogyny that normalises the oppression of women, writes John Passant In Independent Australia. To read the whole article in Independent Australia click here. Violence against women: the Price is wrong

The Berlin Wall: tearing down Stalinism’s anti-working class legacy

If we on the left are about human liberation we must reject the Stalinist legacy and its physical and intellectual walls and turn once again to Marx and the working class. The emancipation of the working class as the act of the working class, and with it the emancipation of humanity, must become again our watchword and guide to action and activity.

No nation can liberate another

Afghan MP Malalai Joya says that the withdrawal of one enemy – the U.S. occupation forces and the corrupt mafia system of Hamid Karzai – will make it much easier to fight the enemies that are left.

It was forty years ago today: Woodstock and the music of rebellion

To reclaim rock and roll we must reclaim rebellion. Only revolution can liberate modern music from its current tepidness and timidity.