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May 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 'Wikileaks'

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.


Julian Assange must face rape accusations, not US revenge

The rape accusations should never be trivialised or brushed aside. But if the Swedish authorities were serious about investigating them, they would guarantee that Assange would not be extradited to the US. That could clear the way for him to face his accusers.

Defend Wikileaks! Free Bradley Manning!

In this world, war criminals liars and megalomaniacs are free and in power while heroes are imprisoned. Private Bradley Manning, a 22 year old intelligence analyst for the US army is such a hero. Manning joined the military seeking meaning. However, he was rapidly disillusioned and frustrated – partly because of how he was regarded, […]

Wikileaks and rape

The left must defend Wikileaks and its role. But we must accept that Assange needs to address and answer the allegations against him in a way that does not put him at risk of US retribution for unrelated matters, namely publishing their lies.

Cops attack free speech demo: They won’t silence Wikileaks and they won’t silence us

Wikileaks has exposed the violence, double-dealing and hypocrisy of our rulers and the system they govern.

Free speech, equal pay and equal love: Gillard Labor opposes them all

On 3 basic issues, equal pay, equal love and transparency in government, Labor stands opposed to the progressive and democratic position.

Wikileaks – Trotsky on secret diplomacy

Secret diplomacy is a necessary tool for a propertied minority which is compelled to deceive the majority in order to subject it to its interests. Imperialism, with its dark plans of conquest and its robber alliances and deals, developed the system of secret diplomacy to the highest level. The struggle against the imperialism which is exhausting and destroying the peoples of Europe is at the same time a struggle against capitalist diplomacy, which has cause enough to fear the light of day. The Russian people, and the peoples of Europe and the whole world, should learn the documentary truth about the plans forged in secret by the financiers and industrialists together with their parliamentary and diplomatic agents. The peoples of Europe have paid for the right to this truth with countless sacrifices and universal economic desolation.

Wikileaks and the real criminals

Julian Assange is Julia Gillard’s David Hicks. Offer the Australian freedom fighter refuge here, Prime Minister Gillard.

Wikileaks and the narrowing of democratic options

The bourgeois and state attacks on Wikileaks and its founder Julian Assange for the crime of exposing their lies are a further indication of the threadbare nature of the democratic veneer of capitalism.

Obama is the guilty one, not Assange

Wikileaks is the latest target of those who bring us war, want and repression. It challenges in a small way the untrammelled rule of the war mongers and so Wikileaks must feel the iron heel of their order.