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August 2020



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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 'Tamils'

Genocide of Tamils

Bruce Haigh, former Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, has a great article in today’s Canberra Times, called Tamil genocide all but sanctioned by Australia’s apathy.  When a link is available I’ll put it in.  David Pope’s cartoon in the same edition is also fantastic, comparing our frenzy about a beer mat theft in Thailand with […]

Sri Lanka’s war to crush the Tamils

The roots of the civil war in Sri Lanka lie in the long history of state-sponsored racism and oppression of the Tamils.

Mass murder in Sri Lanka

The root cause of the conflict in Sri Lanka lies with the conquest of the island by the British Empire and a rule maintained by dividing ethnic groups against one another.

Sri Lanka’s war

The Sri Lankan state is waging a brutal war on the island’s Tamil population. Yuri Prasad in the UK paper  Socialist Worker looks at some of the background to the conflict. Sri Lanka’s war A vicious and increasingly one-sided war is taking place on the island of Sri Lanka – a few dozen miles off […]