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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 'United Nations'

What part of the word torture don’t you understand Messrs Abbott and Shorten?

Now that the UN has declared that Australia is torturing asylum seeker children, isn’t it time the Australian Federal Police investigated which provisions of the Crimes Act Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his 2 Immigration Minister accomplices have potentially breached? Throw in the ALP leadership over the last few years and their Immigration Ministers and we have a perfectly unbiased investigation into the alleged torturers of refugee children. Jail the lot of them.


Bradley Manning on trial for exposing war crimes

Bradley Manning has revealed to the world the U.S.’s guilt in war crimes and lies and deserves solidarity and celebration for it, not punishment and prison.

Systemic racism against Aborigines

A long term solution must involve recognition of prior ownership and sovereignty, paying the rent and negotiating a treaty with aboriginal people.

Afghan ‘democracy’

This is the ‘democracy’ the troops of imperialism are evidently dying for in Afghanistan. This truth is from the former deputy special UN representative in Afghanistan, a man sacked from the job last week because he wanted the UN to acknowledge the elections there were rigged. Peter Galbraith ‘It is wrong to turn a blind […]

The United Nations: Gaddafi is right

Gaddafi is right. The UN is part of the problem, not the cure. When we see George W Bush in leg irons at the Hague then we will know that there is justice in the world.


Today  is the 61st anniversary of the foundation of Israel.  Palestinians call this day Al-Nakbah, the catastrophe. Israel is a state built on the genocide of the Palestinians.  The ethnic cleansing of Palestine and Palestinians continues today. The apartheid wall, the blockade of Gaza and the recent invasion and killing of hundreds of innocent people are examples […]

In defence of Ahmadinejad’s UN speech

“What do the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Italy and Israel have in common? They are all either European or European-settler states. And they all decided to boycott [the] UN conference against racism in Geneva – even before [the] incendiary speech by the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad which triggered a further […]