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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 'Repression'

Save lives – smash the Australian Building and Construction Commission!

Building workers, strike now to smash Rudd’s ABCC. Don’t go back to work until Rudd agrees to repeal this abomination.

Free Tibet – but how?

The Chinese working class is the key to Tibetan liberation – liberation from Communist dictatorship and from feudal Buddhist rulers.

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 […]

Benbrika: thought crimes or terrorism?

Remember the front page stories about terrorists planning to bomb the Melbourne Cricket Ground?  All bullshit. And that’s not just another of my rants. The sentiment (if not the words) belong to Justice Bernard Bongiorno who in Melbourne this week sentenced Abdul Benbrika and some of his supporters to long prison terms for their thoughts. […]

Rudd’s Work Choices

The Labor Government’s Fair Work Australia is just another version of Work Choices.  Rather than ripping up Howard’s anti-worker laws, Rudd and Gillard have kept major parts of it. None of this is surprising. The Labor Party is the second eleven of capital and governs in the interests of the bosses while giving some tidbits […]