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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: China

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.

Our legal system and theirs: Hu, Hicks, Habib, Haneef…

Australian justice is like Chinese justice – it represents the interests of the rich and powerful.

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.

The failure of Copenhagen: the success of environmental imperialism

A non-binding, non-targeted piece of poly waffle is what both United States and Chinese imperialism wanted, to protect and extend their own power.

Mao: from mass murder to the market

The triumph of mass murderer Mao Zedong was not the victory of socialism; it was the victory of a de-classed peasant army headed by intellectuals and others parading  as ‘communists’ over warlord capitalism. Mao proceeded to build capitalism in the backward country, using Stalinism in Russia as his model. This saw the state concentrate capital in its own hands, forcing […]

The United Nations: Gaddafi is right

Gaddafi is right. The UN is part of the problem, not the cure. When we see George W Bush in leg irons at the Hague then we will know that there is justice in the world.

Australian hypocrisy over Rio Tinto arrests

John has an article in the August edition of Socialist Alternative about Australian hypocrisy over the Rio Tinto arrests. It is based on Rudd gives China a Stern talking to on this site.

A W-shaped recession?

This might be a W-shaped recession, with the W moving towards a w.

The moon landing: the Vietnam of space

While the achievement of walking on the moon shows the great capacity and potential of humanity, its driving force – imperialist competition – shows we have far to go before we are all astronauts of our own earth.

US foreign policy shift: talk first, then shoot

Barack Obama will continue the killing and global poverty that is an integral part of US imperialism. Nothing has really changed.