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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 'Taliban'

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.


Empire and urination

The symbolism of the US soldiers pissing on the dead is not lost on the Taliban, or indeed many on the left. This is what the US Empire does to the rest of the world every day, writ large.

Talking to the Taliban: who’s under pressure now?

We will continue talking about talking for quite a long time.

Labor women – supporting rape in marriage

Labor’s women parliamentarians support rape in marriage because they support the West’s imperialist adventure in Afghanistan.

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 – our Taliban or theirs?

A defeat for the US in Afghanistan will keep the imperialist beast in its cage for a few years and encourage movements around the world to reject their US military and economic overlords.