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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 'Nationalisation'

Social democracy rules, OK?

Social democratic controlled burning won’t prevent the firestorm of the Great Recession from destroying hundreds of millions of lives across the globe. Rudd Labor will fan the flames.

The Passant Portfolio – when workers walk

Workers around the world are fighting back against the bosses’ attacks on them. Every week (if not more regularly) I will publish examples from around the world of workers taking industrial action to defend jobs, wages and public services. If you have any information on strikes, occupations or demonstrations let me  know. Send in the details of workers in struggle […]

Pacific Brands – turn anger into action

Workers around Australia are justifiably angry about Pacific Brands. They are angry that it has sacked 1850 fellow workers. And they are angry that the company’s 13 executives received total pay last year of $15 million – double the year before.  This $15 million is almost exactly the amount we taxpayers have given Pacific Brands. And get this. The company […]

Economic crisis:Recession and rebellion

Australia is not immune from the economic crisis. Class struggle in response to the ferment can break out here too.

We have the same class divisions as other countries. Our bourgeoisie and Governments will attempt to shift the burden of the crisis onto workers. That of course is already happening with wage freezes, reduced hours and sackings, and stimulus packages aimed at bolstering profits, and promoting attacks on wages.

Screw the banks, comrade Kevin.

National Australia Bank tells us it won’t pass on any more interest rate cuts. Screw them, Kevin.  And their mates at the other Big Four Australian Banks,  the Commonwealth, ANZ and Westpac. How much of my money have the competition protected Big Four received to stay stable?  How much is the deposit guarantee from us […]