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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: Britain

UK politics: of pigs and Pinochets

In light of the coup threats, Corbyn has to build the movement he has started into a genuine mass grass roots movement. In the community rallies he is holding or will hold across the country he could also begin discussing a people’s militia to defend the gains his election will bring and to radicalise the working class in its workplaces in defence of his incoming government. On top of that he could start agitating for democracy among the rank and file of the defence forces now.


Fascists, free speech and fools

Out they come, the free speech fundamentalists, defending the ‘right’ of fascist leader Nick Griffin to appear on BBC TV. They shall have emblazoned on their banners ‘Free speech for fascists’ as the Nazis imprison them. And possibly, given their tendency to acquiesce to power, these apologists for capital and exponents of parliamentary cretinism will bow before Hitler’s children if they grow […]

Blockade wrecks British National Party nazi hate-fest

Anti-fascists scored a huge victory last Saturday when more than 2,000 people protested against the British National Party (BNP) Red, White and Blue “festival” in Codnor, Derbyshire.

This is how to stop the Nazis

The British National Party’s ultimate aim is the destruction of democracy. That is why we need to physically confront the Nazis wherever they try to organise.

Time to fight back together – the way forward for the Left?

Should the left form a united left group to fight for jobs and wages and against the fascists?

Politicians: when recession meets rorting

Could we in Australia ever have, metaphorically speaking, a bald MP claiming shampoo expenses?