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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 politics'

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.

Obama’s health care ‘reform’: worse than nothing at all

The Democrats are in a mad rush to pass health care legislation that is a disaster in the making for working people and a massive giveaway to the industry.

US racism: the game stays the same

Obama now heads the racist machine. As he destroys the illusions millions had in him, the lesson seems clear. Change comes not from changing who runs the system but from changing the system.

Can the American right make a comeback?

There is a deep anger and frustration in the US population against a government that seems willing to spend billions for bankers while counseling patience to workers.

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. […]

A brief history of socialist plots to end the American way of life

This is a great cartoon by Matt Wuerker in Common Dreams.

Playing politics with women’s lives: The Stupak Amendment and US health care ‘reform’

The Stupak Amendment passed during the House debate on health care in the US is a blow to women’s abortion rights–poor women in particular.

The deform of US health care reform

The health care package the US House of Representatives recently passed is a historic and sweeping disaster for the hope that a Democratic president and Congress would finally do something to fix the screwed-up health care system that is a source of misery and suffering for so many people.

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.