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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 'Shoras'

Iran – neither Ahmadinejad nor Mousavi but workers’ revolution

Iranian workers have the opportunity to change history – not just of Iran but of the world. The protests in Iran today contain within them the seeds of a workers’ revolution. The demands of the protestors are political and include the freedom to organise, to express themselves, to have their vote counted fairly, for women’s rights and now, […]


Marg bar dictator

Marg bar dictator. This is Farsi for ‘death to the dictator’, one of the chants of the tens of thousands of protestors in the streets of Tehran today. The dispute started off as a fight among the ruling elite but has the potential to become one for the very survival of the Islamic republic.  I do not […]

Iran: between reaction and revolution

The demand for democracy has the potential to unite the poor with the better paid workers and drive the Iranian dictators into the sea.

Iran: prospects for revolution: rough notes for a talk

These are some notes for a talk that John will be using to develop a talk on ‘Iran – can workers take power?’ on Thursday in Canberra for Socialist Alternative at 6 pm in Room G 039 of the Copland Building at the Australian National University. It starts off with a brief overview of history […]