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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 'US foreign policy'

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.


Ending the many September 11s

As the US elite cynically manipulates the deaths of those killed eleven years ago on September 11 in America, where are their tears for the many dead in Chile, killed by the agents of their predecessors on the same day 39 years ago?

The strikes across Europe, the swing to the radical Left in countries like Greece and the uprisings across the Arab world for freedom and food, justice and jobs offer real hope to humanity – that people come before profit and that only with the triumph of a cooperative and democratic society worldwide can we end all the September 11s.

Drones: waging war on civilians with the click of a mouse

Bombing raids have been used from Guernica and Dresden to Afghanistan as a way to intimidate populations, crush cities and break the resistance of ordinary people. Drones are the latest barbarism in this long, terrible tradition.

Martin Luther King on the other America

Reading this speech of Martin Luther King 44 years later, two things stand out. One is King’s radicalism. In the final years of his life, he took up questions of institutional racism, economic justice and imperialist war–all are central to this speech. The other is the fact that all these questions remain with us to this day. King’s statement that African Americans were disproportionately affected by unemployment and living through a “literal depression” could be said about the U.S. in 2012.

Reining in the revolution

BOMBS and bribes, promises and threats. That’s Barack Obama’s formula for derailing the revolutions in the Arab world and keeping the region under U.S. domination.

The US – when killing kids is OK

Apparently it is OK to kill kids if you are the American ruling class. Only turning this upside down world right way up – working class revolution – can stop the murder of the innocents.

From “Yes we can” to “No we won’t”

On every issue, the Obama administration has acted like its hated Republican predecessors far more often than anyone would have guessed.

Obama’s war in Afghanistan: out-Bushing Bush

All the old Bush lies were there.  According to Barack Obama, invading Afghanistan was and is about stopping terrorism.  It was and is about preventing more September 11s. It was and is about stopping the Taliban. It was and is about stopping new attacks on the United States. None of this is true.  All Obama has […]

Afghanistan: the death knell for Obama’s presidency?

On Tuesday Barack Obama is set to announce that he will send an extra 34000 American troops to Afghanistan. This decision will destroy his Presidency. It will become the symbol of Obama’s failure to implement progressive change; it will be the death knell of Obama’s ideology of change and a recognition of his final embrace of the Bush project. […]

Fort Hood: the logical consequence of US terrorism

Fort Hood is the logical expression of the US pillage of the world. Until the US working class liberates itself and us from the beast, that beast will kill again, and again, and again.