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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 'Marxism 2013'

Marxism 2013 conference the biggest to date

The Marxism 2013 conference, held in Melbourne over the Easter weekend, was the biggest and the most successful to date write the editors of Socialist Alternative. Some 1,140 people came to participate in debates and discussions and to hear stories of the struggle from Australia and the world.


Opening night Marxism 2013

And that was just the first 2 hours! With speakers like John Pilger, Billy X Jennings from the Black Panther Party, Gary Foley, Gerry Rivera, Brian Jones and a range of other international and local speakers the next 3 days of Marxism promises to be very exciting. If you are on the left, if you are a socialist, then if you can come to Marxism 2013. The next 3 days promise to be informative and inspiring. If you want to fight back against capitalism and all its ills, consider joining Socialist Alternative.

Tax the rich till their pips squeak – notes for a talk at Marxism 2013

Strike; nationalise; tax the rich. Fight back against the one sided class war the bosses have waged against workers and the poor over the past 3 decades for a more just and humane society in Australia here and now.

Marxism 2013 Conference

“Marxism is one of the best forums for debate in Australia” John Pilger gives a glowing review of the Marxism Conference. He will be returning to speak at Marxism 2013. Buy your tickets online today at The talk on Saturday at 4 pm about taxing the rich looks interesting too.  Wonder who is giving that […]

Rebellion makes sense of school

This year’s Marxism 2013 conference in Melbourne over the Easter weekend is organising a School of Rebellion for young people and children to participate in. Jorge Jorquera in Socialist Alternative explains the concept.

The School of Rebellion isn’t about testing and ‘achievement’ but about learning and agency. It’s not a school, like every other, where education is bound to commerce and productivity but rather one where knowledge and learning are connected to justice and authentic democracy.

Tax the rich

I am speaking at Marxism 2013 on taxing the rich. I will be talking on Sunday 31 March at 11.30. The Conference is the biggest left wing event of the year, over Easter at Melbourne University. Others speakers among the 70 or more include John Pilger, Gary Foley, Billy X Jennings, Brian Jones, Bob Carnegie, […]

Don’t miss Marxism 2013

Marxism, Australia’s largest left wing conference, will be held over the Easter weekend: Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 March 2013. Special guests this year include renowned journalist and documentary maker John Pilger; Billy X Jennings from the Black Panther Party in the US; Aboriginal historian, activist and actor Gary Foley; Palestinian Marxist Toufic Haddad; and […]