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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)



Tag: Copenhagen climate summit

2010: a class odyssey

During 2010 the third phase of the global financial crisis – making workers pay – began to play itself out. Capital in Europe has used and is using its parliamentary dominance – it doesn’t matter whether reformists or conservatives are in power – to attack their working classes. While there have been magnificent strikes and demonstrations involving masses […]


Stop work to stop the bosses’ war on the environment

We must turn the world upside down until the polluters and their politicians back down and begin the urgent task of moving to a renewable energy economy and creating hundreds of thousands of high wage green jobs for those displaced by the end of killer coal.

Civil disobedience and climate change

Jonathon Hari in the Independent and re-printed in today’s Canberra Times calls for mass civil disobedience to stop global warming. He finishes by saying: ‘Copenhagen had one value, and one value alone. It has shown us that if we don’t act in our own self-defence now, nobody else will.’ As anyone who has read my […]

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.

Just what is an emissions trading scheme?

To save the planet from global warming requires removing profit as the driving force of production, the driving force of a humanity on the road to the environmental abyss.

Copenhagen competition – the gabfest in song?

Danny Kaye did a great little song called wonderful wonderful Copenhagen.  Come on readers – give us a song on this most wonderful of capitalist gabfests; this kitchens’ thieves of polluters. Here’s a link to the song, and the words are below (but may not be in the right order).  Get those writing caps on! My piece […]

Time for a mass movement to stop their climate change

The debacle over Australia’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme – billions of dollars of our money for the big polluters –  and the looming failure that will be Copenhagen show that we shouldn’t leave the resolution of the crisis to the political class who in the end represent the interests of the profiteers and their system. […]

Copenhagen fiasco promises increased carbon emissions

The cost of adhering to the dictates of capitalism may be life on this planet.

Global warming:the failure of capitalism

The very way production under capitalism is organised, and the momentum of the dead man walking polluting industries, mean that capitalism cannot address global warming.

Copenhagen climate summit: All targets, no action

We need enormous social changes, not technical fixes, to have any chance of stopping catastrophic climate change.