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September 2021



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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 'Peasants'

Tunisia: lessons for workers everywhere

It was Tunisian workers who drove the dictator out. On Thursday night Ben Ali was going to tough it out. On Friday he fled.  What changed? The normally regime friendly leadership in the General Union of Tunisian Workers, known by its French initials UGTT, under pressure from its rank and file, called a two hour strike […]


Is it February in Tunisia?

If it is February in Tunisia there is hope yet for October.

The victory of the Tunisian working class will provide hope and inspiration to hundreds of millions across the region. Their revolution is our hope and inspiration too.

Revolution in Tunisia

The Arab masses are awakening. The overthrow of the hated Tunisian dictatorship when it happens may be just the first step in a radical re-shaping of the Middle East to serve the interests of workers and peasants there and ultimately even the liberation of Palestine.

Victory to the workers and peasants of Tunisia.

Cuba: Stalinism isn’t socialism

One of Marx’s unique and profound contributions to socialism is his idea that the emancipation of the working class is the act of the working class.  This is the very reason Cuba isn’t socialist. In 1956 Castro arrived in Cuba with 82 middle class nationalists to overthrow the US backed Batista dictatorship.  After being attacked […]