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June 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 'Tea Party'

US shutdown: Washington’s warring brothers

This month’s battles over the budget and the Tea Party Republicans’ fanaticism about the health care law obscure the two parties’ common commitment to austerity write the editors of Socialist Worker in the US.


The UK Independence Party: A very British Tea Party

In this article in the IS Network Roobin and Richard Seymour look at the social forces, the ideologies and the political strategies being assembled behind the UK Independence Party’s bid to change British politics.

The sickness at the heart of American society

The TEA Party and the other sections of the hard-line right like Fox News are the preemptive grouping of those forces that could smash any working class resistance to driving down labour’s living standards to restore profit rates. Their side is organising. Ours needs to as well.

If we don’t the sickness will spread and destroy the body politic and the organised working class. Only revolution – the vast majority democratically deciding what will be produced to satisfy human need – can defeat the murderers of the right.

Is America a right-wing country?

Republicans may be poised to win in the November elections, but that doesn’t mean a majority of ordinary Americans accept the right’s ideology and program as their own writes Lance Selfa in the US magazine Socialist Worker. IN A number of recent interviews, leading left intellectual Noam Chomsky has compared the atmosphere in the U.S. […]

Is the Tea Party a fascist movement?

The Tea Party can bide its time. When the bourgeoisie needs a battering ram to take on labour and massively attack living standards, it will be ready.