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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)



Tag: Alistair Hulett

Alistair Hulett – a celebration of his life

PAY TRIBUTE TO AND CELEBRATE THE LIFE, SADLY PASSED, OF ALISTAIR HULETT, REVOLUTIONARY SONGWRITER AND PERFORMER A memorial for Alistair Hulett will be held on Sunday February 14th 3.00-6.00pm at the Gaelic Club in Sydney. Everyone is welcome, we will have video of Alistair’s performances, photos, posters from the struggles in which Alistair played a […]


Alistair Hulett – friend and comrade

This tribute by Diane Fieldes to my comrade of song Alistair Hulett is re-posted from Socialist Alternative. Alistair Hulett – comrade and friend, socialist, songwriter, activist, singer, guitarist and much more – has died. His passing at only 58 has come as a shock to the great many who valued him, his talents and the uses to […]

Alistair Hulett – another great socialist dies

Alistair Hulett – singer, songwriter, socialist – died overnight. Chris Harman, Daniel Bensaid, Howard Zinn and now Alistair. Farewell comrades.

Traditions of Resistance with Alistair Hulett

I can’t do justice to Alistair Hulett’s live concert called Traditions of Resistance. Alistair mixes background discussion (eg on the song, the artist, the context) with the actual songs.  All I can say is, having seen him in Sydney, go to his Melbourne gig if you have the chance. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 20 7.30pm, University of Melbourne Bar, 1888 […]

Alistair Hulett Traditions of Resistance

Alistair Hulett is playing tonight (Saturday 24 Oct) at Hermann’s Bar (cnr City Road and Butlin Ave near Sydney Uni) in a gig he calls Traditions of Resistance. It is to raise money for Socialist Alternative’s Marxism 2010 in Easter.  For a night of left wing political entertainment, come along.

Alistair Hulett – fundraiser in Sydney for Marxism 2010

On Saturday 24 October in Sydney Alistair Hulett will present a night of songs & stories from Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and other radical folk singers.