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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: Gaddafi

Washington celebrates Qaddafi’s death

Qaddafi was a tyrant whose corrupt rule served to enrich the tiny circle around him, while the mass of Libyans endured poverty and repression. No one should shed a tear that he is gone.

But the U.S. government has advanced its imperial interests with its role in Qaddafi’s death and the overthrow of his regime. All those opposed to war and oppression need to speak out against U.S. attempts to determine Libya’s future–and to curb the Arab revolution.


Former Gaddafi apparatchiks dominate Libya’s National Transition Council

Former Gaddafi apparatchiks dominate the Libyan National Transition Council. The co-opted revolution is in safe pro-imperialist hands, for now.

Castro sides with Gaddafi

Castro’s silence on the murderous response of the Gaddafi regime to the mass uprising of the Libyan people will echo loudly down the halls of history. The best antidote to US imperialism in the Middle East and North Africa is the Arab revolutions and the conquest of power by the masses.

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.

al-Megrahi is innocent

The press is full of dictator bashing over the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi from jail.  Greg Sheridan in The Australian for example argued that although Gaddafi was a dictator he had given up on nuclear weapons. So it was OK to deal with him because he had backed down. Sheridan also argued the Iranians were […]