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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 'Pakistan'

Malalai Joya on the attack on 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Pakistani Taliban because she did not remain silent about the ongoing crimes and brutalities against women; because, despite her young age, she had the consciousness to stand for her rights and say ‘no’ to the terrorism and misogyny of the creatures of the Stone Age. The world should know that the West, and in particular the U.S. government, have nurtured, supported and armed these dirty inhuman bands for the past three decades.


Drones: waging war on civilians with the click of a mouse

Bombing raids have been used from Guernica and Dresden to Afghanistan as a way to intimidate populations, crush cities and break the resistance of ordinary people. Drones are the latest barbarism in this long, terrible tradition.

September 11 – lest we forget

Lest we forget the lessons of September 11 in Chile, the US and Australia.

Floods in Pakistan; hypocrisy from the West

The floods in Pakistan, their human causes and Empire’s inhuman response might well be the harbingers of a new barbarism.

The US – when killing kids is OK

Apparently it is OK to kill kids if you are the American ruling class. Only turning this upside down world right way up – working class revolution – can stop the murder of the innocents.

Pakistan: faultline of the war on terror

The “war on terror” has devastated Iraq and Afghanistan, and is destabilising a number of other countries. The war has spiralled to create dreadful conflicts in Yemen and Somalia, and intensified tensions across the world. But the country now most threatened by the war is Pakistan. The US has stepped up its interventions in Pakistan, […]

Barack Obama is a war criminal

Barack Obama is a war criminal.  His drones last week killed 147 people in Western Afghanistan, most of them women and children.  According to Pakistan’s Daily Times: Farah province Deputy Governor Yunus Rasooli told Reuters that residents of the village of Geraani had provided 90 names and residents of neighbouring Ganj Abad village another 57. Obama’s drones in […]

Afghanistan – the new Vietnam?

The world is mad. Sending more troops to Afghanistan is our exit strategy!

Pakistan: the new frontier in the war on terror?

To understand Pakistan’s present we need to understand two things – it was born of imperialism and is today the child of imperialism. Pakistan is a poor country. It has a population of about 170 million people, 60 percent of whom earn less than US$2 a day – the UN poverty line. 97 percent of its population is […]