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June 2021



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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: Family

Taking up arms against Australian women – domestic violence and terrorism

Combatting domestic violence at a minimum requires a challenge to the dominance of the family and ultimately its overthrow. Tony Abbott will do nothing that might undermine the ideology of the family let alone overthrow it. Nor will he address the ‘less than men’ messages about women that flow from the paramountcy of the family unit in capitalist society. Instead he has cut funding for domestic violence services.


Holidays and other thought bubbles

My hope is to bring in my own small way reason in revolt to the world of tax and end the age of cant. That can only really happen if 2012 becomes the year of revolution, of working classes across the globe – from Egypt to Italy, from Wisconsin to Wukan -fighting back against the bosses and their state and setting up their own profoundly democratic society to satisfy human need.

Women’s oppression, class and capitalism

Sometimes just a few words can capture the essence of an argument. And so it is with a new pamphlet by Socialist Alternative about women’s oppression. Women’s oppression arose with the development of class society about 6000 years ago. Capitalism deepened and extended this oppression, making the family and the role of women within it the central mechanism for the production  and […]

Can Rugby League survive?

Women under capitalism are oppressed. From low pay to objectification, women are second class citizens.