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» 6/05/2014 9:00:49 AM What a magnificent student protest on ABC's Q&A on Monday night. Tony Jones and the other .....
» 26/02/2014 6:46:49 PM Tristan in a recent reply says: 'Finally: That's not saying that there are not forces whic.....
» 5/06/2013 9:24:19 AM Well said Killarney. The Islamophobes continue their fulminations over a non-existent 'ene.....
» 3/06/2013 4:16:37 PM Gee, the forces of reaction and Islamophobia have crawled out from under their rocks to de.....
» 3/06/2013 10:36:03 AM Great post exposing the violence of Western imperialism......
» 31/01/2013 12:30:08 PM Does Zionism and its treatment of Palestinians pass the racism test? No, hence BDS. No dou.....
» 15/08/2012 12:29:10 AM I bought Whackademia the other day. I heard that one of the Deans at the University of Can.....
» 18/06/2012 4:21:16 PM Squeers says: 'But the proletariat just didn't and doesn't get it. Marx surely underestima.....
» 18/06/2012 11:18:50 AM Marko puts corporate power at the heart of the issue. This mistakes the symptoms for the d.....
» 22/01/2012 12:50:40 PM Ron Paul backs the Confederacy. http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/ron-paul-ma.....
» 21/01/2012 4:56:11 PM Daniel, one other point. I would have thought the left (including, if I stretch the word's.....
» 21/01/2012 4:46:43 PM Here's part of what an article in counterpunch (http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/01/20/ron.....
» 21/01/2012 4:35:38 PM The left that had illusions in Obama is now looking for a saviour from the so-called Liber.....
» 19/01/2012 7:29:13 AM Disgraceful. So a major Green's members supports a racist, sexist anti-working class repub.....
» 11/05/2011 8:48:25 AM Working for the creation of a rainbow nation rather than the continuation of the Israeli a.....
» 20/04/2011 7:33:20 AM BDS is an attempt to rein in Israel's genocide against the Palestinians......
» 10/04/2011 12:21:21 PM I think this whole debate needs to be seen in a wider context - the shift of wealth to the.....
» 18/01/2011 5:16:26 PM I agree. Labor's neoliberalism means it will attack social services like public education,.....
» 17/01/2011 10:45:08 AM York's assertions that Stalinist Russia and Maoist China were left wing revolutionary gove.....
» 13/01/2011 12:44:12 PM So now the oppressors are going to 'civilise' the oppressed. This is the language of apart.....
» 21/12/2010 12:29:54 PM Unlike the US and its bright and its vibrant economy eh? Or Japan. And what is the major .....
» 24/10/2010 2:03:32 PM Gee, people are still commenting on this rather poor article. That's because Marx's analys.....
» 11/10/2010 4:07:44 PM What asinine comments in the main. No I don't work for the ANU. Yes I used to work for the.....
» 10/08/2010 5:48:16 PM I am opposed to Abbott and his conservative social and economic views. But that is because.....
» 5/08/2010 11:15:15 AM An interesting post Stern in defence of individualism. You say: “it is better to die on ou.....
» 4/08/2010 9:10:22 AM Thanks Nicholas. I agree with much of this, but see a more sinister move in Henry's recomm.....
» 29/04/2010 6:35:04 PM Tristan, I don't think Lake and Reynold's book goes far enough. I think we participate in .....
» 22/01/2010 10:30:58 PM Tristan, your perspective is change from above. I believe in change from below. I think th.....
» 31/10/2009 5:18:18 AM Thanks John for another great article on an issue which is as seminal to British democracy.....
» 3/06/2009 7:33:56 AM Tristan Much much more could have been done. I suspect Rudd and Labor went easy in this B.....
» 16/05/2009 2:14:26 PM Horus Your comments are typical of the nonsense that passes for debate from Zionists. Act.....
» 16/05/2009 7:14:29 AM Cazza The UN - a body dominated by the imperialist powers - has a definition of genocide .....
» 14/05/2009 1:38:20 PM Sorry Cazza I don't accept that I am being anti-semitic, wittingly or unwittingly, for opp.....
» 14/05/2009 11:08:27 AM Thanks Father Dave. As someone who has also been accused of being anti-jewish in the Aust.....
» 5/04/2009 10:19:29 AM Good article Bruce (except for the last few paragraphs.) On my blog Leonie Bronstein, on.....
» 14/01/2009 4:33:11 PM I note the comment: "By contrast, a highly opinionated piece is unlikely to make the .....
» 3/01/2009 7:28:44 AM First, I don't have dogmatic faith in Marx or Lenin. I have optimism about the future and .....
» 2/01/2009 4:22:46 PM Ozandy There still has to be human intervention to turn the factory on, the androids on, .....
» 2/01/2009 5:01:45 AM Colleagues The debate about the state and its role has blossomed.I would have liked it on.....
» 30/12/2008 9:01:18 PM Thanks Diocletian A couple of points. This quote from Thomas Friedman (a columnist with t.....
» 30/12/2008 5:16:02 PM Let me make a few comments. Diocletian, the state and market have been intertwined for ce.....
» 16/11/2008 11:11:08 AM Thanks Col Rouge. Let me put a proposition to you. Without the French Revolution and Rob.....
» 16/11/2008 8:17:23 AM Thanks SJF. I'll have a read. Does your distinction then lead to the conclusion that the.....
» 14/11/2008 7:28:02 PM Divergence What do you understand by natural capital? I have my own views but would be i.....
» 14/11/2008 7:57:32 AM mil-observer and others Thanks for the book recommendation. I was also looking for somet.....
» 13/11/2008 4:01:02 PM mil-observer, CJ Morgan, divergence and SJF Let's assume that it is true that there was w.....
» 12/11/2008 3:59:14 PM mil-observor You say: "Finally, your equation of "capitalism=war" seems t.....
» 12/11/2008 1:03:00 PM I think Barry mistakes stalinism for socialism in his denial of the dialectical nature of .....
» 11/11/2008 2:07:32 PM So now I am making tacky political points over their dead bodies. What then is Remembrance.....
» 11/11/2008 1:51:09 PM Interesting that some people criticise me for questioning the outcome of the fight for the.....
» 10/11/2008 4:29:49 PM I have an article on Remembrance Day on my blog (www.enpassant.com.au) which OLO is going .....
» 29/10/2008 8:42:14 AM Themistocles i fail to see where the article argues for support of Islamic fundamentalism.....
» 26/10/2008 12:27:42 PM The Greens did win the fourth seat, at the expense of the Liberals. So the ACT Assembly w.....
» 22/10/2008 9:53:34 PM This is a good article, but I think suffers from seeing their "new narrative" th.....
» 22/10/2008 7:45:54 AM A further update. It is possible the Greens could win a fourth seat at the expense of the .....
» 21/10/2008 2:01:17 PM Thanks RobP. An alternative scenario might be that Stanhope has had enough and quits poli.....
» 20/10/2008 12:29:49 PM Update on ACT election. It looks like it will be 7 Labor, 7 libs and 3 greens. The swing a.....
» 19/10/2008 6:11:52 PM DreamOn I would think there is no way the Greens will do a deal with the Libs. Their memb.....
» 19/10/2008 10:37:24 AM Tristan I think that Lenin's description of the ALP as a bourgeois workers' party is apt,.....
» 18/10/2008 7:46:01 PM Dear Plerdsus I don't think immiseration of the working class is justified or inevitable......
» 16/10/2008 9:01:27 PM Thanks Tristan. I had initially written that the Greens would form a coalition with Labo.....
» 16/10/2008 7:26:05 AM Yabby and Col Rouge You make the valid point that from the point of view of individual ca.....
» 14/10/2008 9:48:32 PM Thanks Rodrigo. I'd like to know more about the dynamics of the struggle in Bolivia, Vene.....
» 14/10/2008 3:01:07 PM And BN, in terms of life experience I was a young boy going to his first anti-Vietnam demo.....
» 14/10/2008 2:54:33 PM My dear triumvirate Look, I am not trying to be disrespectful, but this appears to me to .....
» 13/10/2008 2:21:27 PM Thanks Col Rouge, BN and Yabby You are my triumvirate. We see the world differently - y.....
» 12/10/2008 8:53:45 PM Thanks again Col Rouge. Marx made his comment in response to certain groups who claimed t.....
» 12/10/2008 4:11:52 PM BN You are right. There is no mass revolutionary party in Australia. I am trying to build.....
» 12/10/2008 11:47:42 AM BN, Yabby, Col Rouge You don't grasp my arguments because they are outside your thinking .....
» 12/10/2008 11:21:39 AM Thanks Col Rouge. You just prove my point about the right having only abuse in its arsena.....
» 12/10/2008 11:16:50 AM Fozz I agree fear is not an organising tool. And SJF I agree all is not gloom and doom. Wo.....
» 10/10/2008 4:46:09 AM Col Rouge I understood your reference to a day at the races and was turning it on its head.....
» 10/10/2008 3:44:38 AM Thank you Wobbles, rache and barfenzie. I was beginning to think OLO was dominated by the .....
» 9/10/2008 4:22:08 PM Belly I think you are correct to say that strikes as a last resort is an argument often u.....
» 9/10/2008 4:02:54 PM Thanks Col Rouge A day at the races would have more chance of success than investing in c.....
» 8/10/2008 11:52:59 PM Belly The 300 was a reference to a small but growing revolutionary socialist group. The n.....
» 8/10/2008 10:01:56 PM BN I wasn't suggesting AWAs were the reason membership has declined. They are a symptom,.....
» 8/10/2008 9:38:00 PM The article needs updating to take account of the defeat of Howard, not least around WorkC.....
» 8/10/2008 8:19:04 AM BN I note the IMF predicts that the bailout would cost at least doouble the $700 bn estim.....
» 8/10/2008 3:54:45 AM Paul says the class conflict model is outdated, yet 25 years of the ACTU and other union l.....
» 7/10/2008 10:10:36 PM Graeme's article is built on a fallacy - that only five or six percent of the workforce ac.....
» 7/10/2008 9:31:05 PM Thanks Col Rouge. It seems I was the only person to predict a one percent cut. I had writ.....
» 7/10/2008 5:45:03 AM Part of this comes from the propping up the economy site. The RBA might today cut by 1 p.....
» 7/10/2008 5:29:31 AM The RBA might today cut by 1 percent. The markets are factoring a one per cent cut in by t.....
» 6/10/2008 8:54:56 PM I think we need to be very careful about adopting the "white man's burden" appro.....
» 6/10/2008 7:32:20 PM BN A quick response - off to watch 4 Corners on tax havens. I didn't make the final cut f.....
» 6/10/2008 7:03:39 PM We need to be careful about productivity. There are two aspects - making workers work har.....
» 5/10/2008 9:49:22 PM Another great article from John Pilger. As I have written elsewhere, the Australian empir.....
» 5/10/2008 8:06:28 PM Thanks Belly. I was a union militant, but as my union became more and more conservative (a.....
» 5/10/2008 2:44:40 PM Apparently my thinking is out of date. Yet the system itself and its manic competitive dri.....
» 5/10/2008 8:55:34 AM I know full well how super funds operate Yabby. I disagree that workers control the comp.....
» 4/10/2008 10:22:14 PM Yabby You and I have very different world views. Workers don't own companies through su.....
» 4/10/2008 11:12:25 AM Palimpsest You mention productivity. Actually this is a bosses' concept and it means scre.....
» 4/10/2008 8:00:10 AM Yabby, you say: "As a matter of interest, its [profit - JP] around 2%, versus costs o.....
» 4/10/2008 7:30:59 AM Belly Yes unions will abuse the system, but not like bosses on their grand scale. Part o.....
» 3/10/2008 9:48:49 AM Belly, you say: "Oh after all those years of working in construction, being in every.....
» 3/10/2008 8:59:22 AM Yabby Read Marx to answer that question about profit versus rent, interest, wages, divide.....
» 2/10/2008 10:00:00 PM BN I thought I had answered your question about banks. I'm a little busy with other thing.....
» 2/10/2008 9:44:41 PM Ozandy The whole history of capitalism has been to develop technology at the expense of l.....
» 2/10/2008 7:23:34 AM Senior Victorian I think another point is that manufacturing has not disappeared. The old.....
» 1/10/2008 9:01:48 PM Col Rouge To me, your comments just prove the point. The ideology of individual sovereign.....
» 1/10/2008 8:55:32 PM Just back from Tom's launch in Canberra. Inspirational! Senior Victorian, you say: &quo.....
» 1/10/2008 8:18:43 PM goofd post Peter. At lest you had the courage to admit it. As JM Keynes said in respone t.....
» 30/09/2008 7:23:22 PM I must admit the failure of the Reps to pass the bailout was a surprise. The consequences,.....
» 30/09/2008 6:46:07 PM Yabby and Col Rouge Thanks for keeping up the arguments. Maybe the self-emancipation of.....
» 30/09/2008 9:17:13 AM Pete I wasn't talking to Philip about this. It was before then and was just about minor m.....
» 29/09/2008 10:12:53 PM The reason for the heavy handed raid on Philip's house was to deter future potential leake.....
» 29/09/2008 3:56:30 PM Part 2 I supported the workers against the monolith in 1953, 1956, 1970, 1980-81 and then.....
» 29/09/2008 3:47:32 PM BN Yabby and Col Rouge Marx wrote about the self-emancipation of the working class. Eas.....
» 28/09/2008 11:21:43 PM I think Col Rouge's comments show his complete disrespect and contempt for women and most .....
» 28/09/2008 3:05:07 PM Col Rouge and Yabby Thanks. If capitalism is so fantastic, why are 3 billion people maln.....
» 28/09/2008 8:35:21 AM Not sure what you mean Keith. My point was that the best way to raise living standards is.....
» 27/09/2008 9:37:05 AM Fractelle You mention choice and being a home carer (among other things). I'd be interest.....
» 26/09/2008 8:18:29 PM This was an interesting article. Thanks Monica. I disagree with patriarchy theory. But I .....
» 26/09/2008 7:53:47 PM Thanks for pointing out the slight differences in the US and Australia over housing ".....
» 26/09/2008 7:31:18 PM BN You quote me: "Capitalism is a system of exploitation; crisis is built into it.&.....
» 25/09/2008 5:23:06 PM Thanks BN. I am not advocating economic cleansing, merely pointing out the consequences u.....
» 25/09/2008 3:50:10 PM AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac total $300 bn. The bail out proposal is $700 bn. That makes.....
» 23/09/2008 9:11:01 PM Thanks Dipak. I found this very inteesting and informative......
» 21/09/2008 3:12:00 PM Steel I agree. These developments, mainly under the guise of anti-terrorism laws, are an .....
» 21/09/2008 11:39:40 AM Chris Why do people express disappointment with Labor Governments? Their role is to manag.....
» 20/09/2008 10:13:57 PM I agree with Demos. Crisis is not an aberration under capitalism. It is built into the sy.....
» 20/09/2008 7:54:08 PM Thanks Steel. I'm not quite sure I know what you mean. I doubt that the intertwining of st.....
» 19/09/2008 9:02:42 PM Thanks for the further comments. My main point was that Rudd (and Howard before him) have.....
» 19/09/2008 10:45:07 AM Thanks for the comments on my article. The McDonald's McDonnell Douglass comment was a re.....
» 3/09/2008 9:15:59 PM Thanks Pericles and BN. I think when different world views clash we can be tempted to resp.....
» 3/09/2008 4:16:07 PM Pericles Where does profit come from? The labour of workers. Capitalism is a system in wh.....
» 2/09/2008 9:23:48 PM Re all this left equals state intervention, right equals state restraint stuff, Marx saw t.....
» 2/09/2008 3:35:19 PM Pericles Thanks. You are deliberately misunderstanding me. My work in international tax w.....
» 2/09/2008 9:04:53 AM This left/right media debate reflects the political debate between the ALP and Conservativ.....
» 1/09/2008 8:46:47 PM Pericles, I have another "bizarre" suggeston. Make public transport free. And d.....
» 1/09/2008 10:46:04 AM Thanks BN. Property rights are regulated in all sorts of ways. Society can and does impos.....
» 31/08/2008 4:46:31 PM We live in a world of private property, BN. That or communalised private property. I fail.....
» 31/08/2008 3:23:38 PM Continued: We hear a lot about Wickenby, and the ongoing investigations and the successfu.....
» 31/08/2008 10:39:56 AM Sorry Pericles, I was annoyed with what appeared to be your attempt to justify your slur o.....
» 30/08/2008 4:13:45 PM It's not clear to me why a melding of the civil and common law approaches would provide a .....
» 30/08/2008 3:02:33 PM Thanks for the grammar lesson, Pericles. Your hair splitting reminds me a bit of Bill Clin.....
» 29/08/2008 5:40:33 PM Pericles As to the state, stalinism et al I suggest you read Tony Cliff's State Capitalis.....
» 29/08/2008 1:51:27 PM Billie I am not opposed to Public servants retiring at 54 and 11 months, or resigning, to.....
» 29/08/2008 10:44:06 AM Pericles You argue you don't stereotype public servants but write: "Most often, it .....
» 29/08/2008 10:01:05 AM Thanks Mike. That was very informative. Rudd had the option of finetuning our very good s.....
» 29/08/2008 7:36:50 AM BN A couple of responses. The cost of loans between banks inceased becuase they don't tr.....
» 28/08/2008 2:59:46 PM pericles your stereotyping continues. You say Tristan's ideas are loony left. First, th.....
» 28/08/2008 10:31:32 AM Thanks Pericles. I suspect you would think slashing the public service by 50% might be a g.....
» 28/08/2008 7:54:35 AM This is a very different article to thsoe I normally write. Instead of many comments, I ha.....
» 27/08/2008 6:21:14 PM Marko I think the idea that all economics is about making the rich happy (some sort of tr.....
» 27/08/2008 6:09:16 PM Tristan I agree there are solutions of sorts within the capitalist framework. But they wi.....
» 23/08/2008 10:42:24 PM Atman You say: "You forget Japan and Germany initiated a major world war with the p.....
» 20/08/2008 5:01:06 AM Glorfindel I liked Don Watson's Weasel Words. And the head of the Commonwealth Attorney g.....
» 20/08/2008 5:00:59 AM Glorfindel I liked Don Watson's Weasle Words. And the head of the Commonwealth Attorney g.....
» 19/08/2008 9:12:57 PM Ivan You say: "We may recall the genesis of the current situation was precipitated .....
» 18/08/2008 6:23:50 PM John is not arguing for support of Japanese imperialism. He is trying to open people's eye.....
» 18/08/2008 1:48:07 PM Thanks Glorfindel. Apart from your first post I enjoyed the debate. As to a moral compass.....
» 17/08/2008 9:05:19 PM Glorfindel The guard is tired. (This is an obscure historical reference.) I think we ca.....
» 16/08/2008 10:49:48 PM Glorfindel You accuse me of postmodernism then quote Derrida at me! I am not into deconst.....
» 16/08/2008 4:08:30 PM Perhaps someone can help me. The swing in the NT election against Labor was 9%. Was there .....
» 16/08/2008 8:56:21 AM Great article John. For many force fed on a diet of lies and imperialist claptrap such tr.....
» 15/08/2008 11:45:57 PM Glorfindel Socialism cannot exist without democracy, and democracy cannot exist without s.....
» 15/08/2008 9:32:40 PM Glorfindel, I suggest people read an interesting 2005 article on the homosexuality issue b.....
» 14/08/2008 10:08:02 PM Good point DavidJS. If human nature is fixed then aspirations for change are tilting at .....
» 14/08/2008 9:59:05 PM Sinclair says: "The second argument ... recognises that taxation distorts the econom.....
» 13/08/2008 10:48:26 PM Glorfindel You say: ""Marxism and other ideological -isms can appeal to the (n.....
» 13/08/2008 5:06:08 PM Sorry Glorfindel, I am John Passant. Fou say: "I don't believe that homophobia can .....
» 12/08/2008 8:57:13 PM George Thanks. I think you as an ALP member and possible future ALP Parliamentarian are t.....
» 10/08/2008 8:53:26 PM Glorfindel Thanks. Your abuse presumably emanates from your Christian viewpoint and/or et.....
» 10/08/2008 11:35:45 AM DavidJS Interesting point about political sects in response to my post. I was thinking mo.....
» 9/08/2008 3:46:22 PM Sorry pelican I thought you were referring to the ABCC as a much needed reform. My profun.....
» 9/08/2008 2:53:56 PM katie0 I have objectified a class. That is true. This is also what religious people do, t.....
» 6/08/2008 11:41:42 AM The Christian Taliban? Those dogmatic Chrisitians who brook no difference, dissent or dis.....
» 6/08/2008 11:33:18 AM My understanding was that the HowRuddistas are not going to abolish the ABCC but roll its .....
» 4/08/2008 12:09:44 PM Billie My take is that Rudd is keeping about 95% of workchoices, while giving the impress.....
» 4/08/2008 12:03:20 PM Runner I don't believe in sin, least of all that normal human behaviour should be crimina.....
» 3/08/2008 4:42:53 PM I understand that the ACT ALP conference a weekend or two ago unanimously called on Rudd a.....
» 3/08/2008 4:38:29 PM Let he (or she) who is without sin cast the first stone seems to come to mind here. Anywa.....
» 2/08/2008 11:53:19 AM Ozbiz writes: "John, capitalism can't see anything. so how is your comment to be int.....
» 1/08/2008 4:07:10 PM The CFMEU website for more information on Noel Washington and the campaign against the ABC.....
» 30/07/2008 3:24:02 PM Ludwig People are both consumers and creators. If you are saying there are immutable limi.....
» 30/07/2008 3:09:28 PM plerdsus I thought Obama's lead in the polls had extended. But I agree a McCain victory.....
» 30/07/2008 1:16:29 PM As a former senior public servant, I enjoyed this. My forthcoming (I hope) article in sim.....
» 29/07/2008 8:55:07 PM I think Obama will turn out to have feet of clay. Moving chess pieces from Iraq to Afghani.....
» 29/07/2008 8:18:53 PM Thanks for the responses. Ludwig, you say: “Is there any evidence we have passed our so .....
» 27/07/2008 6:43:45 PM Father Brennan Your article gives me the impresion the Church wants to hide behind legali.....
» 27/07/2008 3:34:23 PM Thanks expat China journo. Your comments chill the blood. It sure makes concrete the level.....
» 27/07/2008 12:09:44 PM Steven Fine sentiments. But look at who is being prosecuted - weak states whose leaders a.....
» 27/07/2008 12:03:03 PM Ludwig Your comments are assertions. Is there any evidence we have passed our so called o.....
» 27/07/2008 10:00:14 AM Which really free countries might that be Socratease? The US with its barbarous self-proc.....
» 26/07/2008 9:52:58 AM Malthus was a reactionary. His predictions were wrong then and are wrong now. Why do some .....
» 26/07/2008 9:33:35 AM I think the Olympic spirit is a myth. Berlin in 36, London in 48, Mexico in 68, Moscow in .....
» 22/07/2008 4:23:39 PM bro I think there is an answer to your question. I was googling and came across this, a r.....
» 21/07/2008 7:08:31 PM Yabby, bro and others Amy Leather in this week's Socialist Worker in the UK outlines Marx.....
» 21/07/2008 1:11:29 PM Thanks Christine. It takes courage to stand apart from the sometimes baying mob (see for e.....
» 21/07/2008 8:42:25 AM bro The more well paid societies do have the greatest exploitation (in the marxist sense .....
» 20/07/2008 2:05:54 PM Thanks Rohan. Some good sentiments there. I seem to remember that about 80 per cent of Ch.....
» 20/07/2008 1:49:30 PM bushbred I agree with you that there is little thinking about the future. Planning is som.....
» 20/07/2008 1:42:03 PM Yabby I do think that Bill Gates, like all bosses, "screws" his workers. Under .....
» 19/07/2008 6:24:48 PM OK, to all those economic rationalists out there who seem to have almost benedictine faith.....
» 19/07/2008 10:50:38 AM David Pope had a good cartoon in the Canberra Times a few days ago of a polar bear and pen.....
» 19/07/2008 10:32:52 AM Grim I take the point about elitist scum. I just think the media overplayed it since the .....
» 18/07/2008 7:20:18 AM Which studies, SJF? I'd be interested in reading some of them......
» 17/07/2008 9:42:41 PM Agronomist is correct in one sense. It is true larger mechanised farms are more effcicient.....
» 17/07/2008 8:55:32 PM Dear bushbred I understand your thinking. I have been dealing with grief and am now getti.....
» 17/07/2008 3:51:12 PM Gibo You argumnet is no different really to what the Islamists argue. Embrace (insert n.....
» 17/07/2008 3:12:39 PM I'm with Archbishop Sabbah on this one. Anything less than the right to return for Palesti.....
» 16/07/2008 7:16:37 PM Daggett and Sandy I found this browsing the net on Trotsky and the environment. It raise.....
» 16/07/2008 5:18:53 PM Daggett I agree this issue is off point to some extent, although I think it is really wor.....
» 16/07/2008 4:58:42 PM Bushbred, I must admit I didn't understand your comment. How was it related to my article?.....
» 16/07/2008 2:33:03 PM This article, while I agree with the underlying premise of atheism, is not well argued and.....
» 16/07/2008 9:56:16 AM I'm with the economic cause analysts here. In my view World War II was a continuation of W.....
» 15/07/2008 3:36:43 PM Daggett Also, on another point, I don't see militancy as a panacea. I just think that 25 .....
» 15/07/2008 3:30:01 PM Daggett I have been away and so am only now responding to your points. I've begun readin.....
» 10/07/2008 9:23:23 PM Dear Graham Your attack on John Quiggin was unworthy of an editor......
» 10/07/2008 10:08:55 AM I agree with Frank. Unfortunately the Catholic hierarchy in NSW do not. Further it seems i.....
» 10/07/2008 9:53:11 AM George I wonder who Rudd might have in mind. Any suggestions? Someone middle of the road,.....
» 5/07/2008 10:57:08 AM James I don't think the Bligh Government's actions are anything new. From the very first .....
» 5/07/2008 10:37:12 AM Dear Bearbrass, you say: "Oh relax, Passy - nothing the Young Libs do is extremely d.....
» 5/07/2008 10:21:27 AM I wonder how long before some of the denialists begin to trash Garnaut? And I wonder how .....
» 4/07/2008 7:33:15 PM Good article, Katharine. The Young Liberals' campaign (and now the Senate enwuiry) are ve.....
» 4/07/2008 3:24:21 PM I have written previously in support of Clive. I think denialist is a good word to describ.....
» 3/07/2008 5:32:21 PM A very good article Sandra. Unfortunately much of our public policy (like our drugs polic.....
» 2/07/2008 12:52:28 PM Clive Reading nonsense from the denialists is a pain. But it hones our ability to argue a.....
» 29/06/2008 5:04:48 PM DavidJS asks: "And it seems nobody can answer this question - why can't people take .....
» 27/06/2008 9:13:10 PM Usual Suspect describes this article as a water tight case against PML. Really? It just l.....
» 25/06/2008 1:44:00 PM Capitalism has individualised what is essentially (or should be) a communal activity, the .....
» 25/06/2008 1:24:24 PM Well said Greg. I was actually going to write something along these lines myself but you d.....
» 24/06/2008 5:17:47 PM I'm with MHAZE on this. I voted against the 1999 republic proposal because it was a republ.....
» 24/06/2008 10:40:22 AM Wow. I can only say the Liberals are in deep trouble. The truth is that the ALP's change.....
» 24/06/2008 10:18:38 AM viking13 You say in response to my comment that much of the criticism of Muslims echoes H.....
» 23/06/2008 5:42:04 PM Good article. I think the postion of the Labor Government is driven by a calculation that.....
» 23/06/2008 5:26:39 PM viking13, the problem I have with your analysis is that Hitler took much the same approach.....
» 22/06/2008 10:07:27 PM viking13 asks me what race Islam is. You only have to read this thread to know many oppose.....
» 21/06/2008 5:25:33 PM Irfan Good article. Unfortunately the resposnes of many - unAustralian, different, Hitler.....
» 23/05/2008 6:19:11 PM Thanks Tristan. I think we will continue to disagree and agree. Yes, I write well. OLO h.....
» 22/05/2008 8:45:37 PM Paul.L and Cowboy Joe First, Paul.L, I hate to admit it but your piece made me laugh, and.....
» 22/05/2008 3:23:09 PM Tristan I think the Weltanschauung of a more peaceful road to a better society is fundame.....
» 22/05/2008 2:51:39 PM I went to a demo outside the ACT legislative assembly the other day and George here is ech.....
» 20/05/2008 8:26:14 PM I have a slightly different perspective. I don't think that in the long term Government in.....
» 20/05/2008 8:00:33 PM The ACT Government could have (as one of it senior members said) passed the civil partners.....
» 20/05/2008 7:37:06 PM This is a very top down view of democracy. Ellen doesn't deal with the mass struggles from.....
» 15/05/2008 9:38:28 PM John Greenfield Your every post proves the point of Keysar on another post and of Mustafa.....
» 15/05/2008 9:23:59 PM Actually HRS, in my callow youth I set up a course called Political Economy and Tax. It go.....
» 15/05/2008 8:21:10 AM socratease says: "Jordan tried to accommodate thousands of them and look what happen.....
» 14/05/2008 10:14:00 PM HRS says: "Passy, "Did you learn the term “dunderhead” from a balanced social s.....
» 14/05/2008 6:41:25 PM Phillip says: "A third perspective - held mainly, but no longer exclusively, by the .....
» 14/05/2008 4:55:46 PM BOAZ_David says: "If we are studying Economics.. a responsible lecturer will outline.....
» 13/05/2008 9:40:27 PM Keysar Trad on another post suggests the name of a Uni course should change becuase it doe.....
» 13/05/2008 8:54:07 PM Thanks Tristan. I enjoy your articles and the discussion that follows. It is a pleasure t.....
» 13/05/2008 7:15:47 PM I agree with Sancho. I dislike intensely the Australian's politics but being a paper sold .....
» 13/05/2008 8:46:02 AM Dear BOAZ_David Like all religions (including your own) Islam is contradictory. The idea .....
» 12/05/2008 10:14:48 PM The Greens (ie the party, not the more widely defined movement) are hardly radical. They a.....
» 12/05/2008 9:52:03 PM Thanks Tristan. I understand the point about complexity. I understand Russia in 1917 had d.....
» 12/05/2008 7:49:20 PM CJ Morgan says: "The objections of Muslim fundamentalists to a university subject sh.....
» 12/05/2008 7:33:06 PM free2speak says: "Voicing criticism, even condemnation, against Islam or any religio.....
» 11/05/2008 9:53:11 PM It's late and time for bed, so my brain isn't functioning normally. Let me just say what a.....
» 11/05/2008 9:48:54 PM Tristan I disagree that the parliamentary path is peaceful. The ruling class will not sur.....
» 11/05/2008 8:32:01 PM Viking13 says: "Whatever "goals" Christianity has they are not being viole.....
» 11/05/2008 10:48:01 AM It's the 75th anniversary of the Nazis burning books. I get the feeling some Australians .....
» 11/05/2008 12:17:47 AM Tristan Togliatti's practice shows the problems with the approach you suggest. From 1943 .....
» 10/05/2008 9:36:19 PM Col says: "... capitalism pays for work supplied and then the processes of marketing.....
» 10/05/2008 10:22:19 AM Paul L I seem to remember a survey of 35,000 Muslims across most Islamic majority nations.....
» 10/05/2008 10:11:31 AM Thanks SAINTS. You say: "Since those years I still remain in contact with so many of.....
» 10/05/2008 9:43:40 AM I don't think it makes much difference who gets elected President. All will have an expan.....
» 9/05/2008 10:17:55 PM Actually Marilyn, what Marx wrote was: "Religious distress is at the same time the e.....
» 9/05/2008 8:26:57 PM I agree with anarkali when they say: "The question is whether it is remotely appropr.....
» 9/05/2008 8:30:32 AM Tristan Mick Armstrong has written an article in Socialist Alternative called "What .....
» 8/05/2008 9:12:19 PM Col Rouge says: "Socialist levelling is achieved by forcing everyone to aspire only .....
» 7/05/2008 10:43:03 PM George I fail to see what was particularly new or innovative about this structure. It cer.....
» 7/05/2008 10:28:22 PM And recently, Phillip Tang, a group of Christians invaded Iraq and the death toll now tota.....
» 7/05/2008 10:13:38 PM Tristan You mention the falling rate of profit, and I agree that tendency is hot wired in.....
» 7/05/2008 1:41:48 PM A good clear article about the inadequacies of the investigation into the Haneef matter. .....
» 7/05/2008 10:41:48 AM Thanks Tristan I think through a mixed economy you are trying to manage two essentially a.....
» 5/05/2008 9:55:18 PM Thanks Son of Eire. Of course given the history of the USSR the ruling class there was al.....
» 5/05/2008 9:37:44 PM Col Rouge says: "Capitalism works and allows people the hope to aspire to their pote.....
» 5/05/2008 9:21:30 PM Thanks Rainier. I bought the Get Up version of from little things big things grow. I am al.....
» 5/05/2008 9:03:32 PM Viking13 (or should that be Kublai Khan) says: “I do question whether Islam is compatible.....
» 4/05/2008 9:14:29 PM viking13 says: "The recently unseated "Red Ken" of London has many Muslim .....
» 4/05/2008 2:42:08 PM Col Rouge says to me: "If you ever want the phone number of a professional dominatri.....
» 4/05/2008 2:23:23 PM The South Vietnamese weren't fighting for their country. This was an artificial construct,.....
» 4/05/2008 2:09:17 PM BOAZ_David, in response to my criticism that there is no evidence that the left supports c.....
» 3/05/2008 10:44:32 PM Antonios My profuse apologies. Sometimes I miss subtlety and satire. I did agree with you.....
» 3/05/2008 1:24:25 PM Paul L Stalin represented the defeat of the revolution. He established capitalism in Russ.....
» 3/05/2008 10:47:57 AM I was a bit torn by this article. Some of it I could agree with. Some of it just seemed to.....
» 3/05/2008 10:21:43 AM ASymeonakis, your opinions count as much as everyone else's, irrespective of background or.....
» 3/05/2008 9:35:41 AM KatieO says to Marilyn: "Your personal family story is sad, all the more so because .....
» 2/05/2008 10:25:01 PM Binoy I joke to my friends that we need to return to the "traditional" version .....
» 2/05/2008 7:19:47 AM The quiet American (shades of G G) says: "Unfortunately, thanks to text messaging, ou.....
» 2/05/2008 7:16:15 AM Good points SJF, although your rights at work was also a disguised election campaign for L.....
» 2/05/2008 7:10:54 AM So is class dead? It looks like the NSW Government is trying to cook up some deal to buy o.....
» 1/05/2008 7:32:33 PM Thanks for expanding on the history Lev. I think the comment is still valid since the Seco.....
» 30/04/2008 9:02:39 PM I think Balneus got it right. My vague memory is that much of what Louise defends is in fa.....
» 30/04/2008 8:44:39 PM Marx identified two trends - the business cycle or boom and bust, and the tendency of the .....
» 30/04/2008 8:37:38 PM This is one of those posts where the comments are as good as th article. The article itsel.....
» 30/04/2008 2:08:22 PM Ginx In some sort of strange way I actually enjoy the abuse from the Right. It is usually.....
» 30/04/2008 8:31:32 AM There are a number of factors that help explain the food crisis. Certainly subsiding grain.....
» 30/04/2008 7:14:42 AM BOAZ_David I'm not quite sure what relevance your comment has to my initial post. If Is.....
» 29/04/2008 11:09:29 PM Good article Melody. The death and destruction that the profit motive wreaks on its own wo.....
» 29/04/2008 9:31:11 PM The Australian newspaper has been running a campaign against Griffith University for accep.....
» 29/04/2008 8:15:26 PM David Karoly in "Warming trend has not been reversed" in The Australian today (2.....
» 29/04/2008 7:54:41 PM I agree with seneca. Son of Eire, another point is that Nazis for example use freedom of .....
» 29/04/2008 7:46:39 PM Son of Eire. I asked if you would respond to some of my points. Is my history incorrect? .....
» 28/04/2008 9:25:53 PM Thanks Jeff. A brilliant article exposing the very contradiction at the heart of the searc.....
» 28/04/2008 9:18:57 PM Thanks Alan. I missed the question mark in the title initially so hadn't read it until now.....
» 28/04/2008 8:02:57 PM An interesting article. However I have a question - what if one's right to free speech im.....
» 28/04/2008 7:44:47 PM Thanks Sonofeire. As the idiot you refer to, yes I do believe that working class rule is .....
» 27/04/2008 7:00:53 PM Thanks Antonios I think if you re-read my post, especially about the automatic right of .....
» 26/04/2008 11:20:50 PM I am a socialist and a republican. I voted no at the last election arguing we should rejec.....
» 26/04/2008 9:22:59 PM TurnRightThenLeft You say that Anzac Day is just remembering those who have fallen. It re.....
» 26/04/2008 8:23:55 PM O sung wo. Thanks for the reply. My father was in the navy for twelve years. He never went.....
» 26/04/2008 4:10:22 PM Ginx Some more thoughts and questions. Hopefully you take them in the spirit of enquiry a.....
» 26/04/2008 4:05:33 PM Ginx You say: "I see any ANZAC day type thing as appreciating what they have had to.....
» 25/04/2008 8:57:36 PM o sung woh. You're right. I have never worn a uniform, and was going to be a conscious ob.....
» 25/04/2008 7:39:44 PM Warning - left wing loonie madman psychiatric rant follows. (As an aside questioning someo.....
» 25/04/2008 3:41:53 PM Ginx You say: "As I have said on the other thread: "I will leave it to the su.....
» 25/04/2008 3:23:00 PM Thanks BOAZ_David. I think the time for a democratic society run by those of us who produ.....
» 23/04/2008 3:51:21 PM John Greenfield asks: "John Passmore "Are you really Dirk Moses?" I am n.....
» 23/04/2008 12:09:45 PM Thanks ginx. You say: "But........I come from a military family inclusive of myself.....
» 16/04/2008 7:44:46 PM Preview Comment Anne (Why does Anne get to preview comments, by the way.? Big brother loom.....
» 16/04/2008 1:05:26 PM OK. I'll bite. The usual anti-Muslim rubbish, as shown by the nonsensical posters before m.....
» 15/04/2008 1:47:50 PM Thanks Lionel. A good, heart warming article......
» 15/04/2008 12:27:35 PM Aslam This is a good article. Thanks. I think the idea of Pakistan as a divided nation n.....
» 15/04/2008 12:19:10 PM DB Stop being an apologist for the Beijing dictatorship. I especially dislike your commen.....
» 15/04/2008 12:10:15 PM Antony This is a great article. What courage you have to challenge Zionism. Remarkable. .....
» 15/04/2008 11:08:36 AM I agree with Binoy. In fact this article just got better and better. The Olympics in my o.....
» 13/04/2008 10:28:55 AM Dear Froggie If class is irrelevant what philosophy have you adopted to explain the world.....
» 12/04/2008 2:38:19 PM I agree with George. The ACT should have the right to make its own laws without the Feds i.....
» 12/04/2008 2:24:06 PM I love the reductionism of some people (and must admit I am prone to it too.) Islam inex.....
» 11/04/2008 6:48:45 AM Dear Runner You say I forgot to mention my mate Stalin. Thanks for equating me with Stal.....
» 10/04/2008 10:26:14 PM Apparently, according to some posters, Islam itself is inherently evil, bloodthirsty, murd.....
» 9/04/2008 8:45:50 PM Thanks Rodney. I wonder the why A-G McClelland is so keen on the Tasmanian model. Certainl.....
» 9/04/2008 8:41:06 PM I have written on other posts that the road to Jerusalem may well run through Cairo. Does.....
» 9/04/2008 8:33:21 PM When reading this I couldn't help but think of political donations and the stink surroundi.....
» 9/04/2008 2:08:11 PM Well put BBoy. I've actually not thought about this too much in the past, writing it off .....
» 9/04/2008 11:10:53 AM To maybe get slightly off point, this year marks the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto.....
» 8/04/2008 8:29:58 PM Israel is a democracy like apartheid was a democracy - built on the backs of the majority......
» 8/04/2008 8:24:27 PM Bashdar I think the point about withdrawal leading to civil war is overplayed by the US a.....
» 8/04/2008 8:11:46 PM Stephen I agree with your basic premise that the UN is the plaything of the rich and powe.....
» 7/04/2008 9:47:02 PM Rodney Intersting point about Tasmanian civil union laws. For example here in the ACT the.....
» 7/04/2008 9:33:03 PM I am still steamed up about being called an anti-Semite, so excuse my rant. In Canberra .....
» 7/04/2008 7:12:21 PM Paul L continues to defame me by calling me an anti-Semite when my whole point is, like ma.....
» 6/04/2008 9:26:45 PM Thanks for the comments posters. The article had to be edited so some material was left ou.....
» 6/04/2008 12:47:36 PM Thanks Paul. I do have the guts to respond. Let me first say I find deeply offensive and.....
» 6/04/2008 9:39:32 AM Democritus It is not just racism. To my mind Israel was founded on the genocide of the Pa.....
» 6/04/2008 9:29:34 AM Db Thanks. My point about Mao was that the Chinese took Tibet by force of arms without as.....
» 5/04/2008 12:47:25 PM Paul L calls me a hypocrite for supporting Tibet but not Zionism. SO be it. Do Afrikaners.....
» 4/04/2008 9:30:14 PM Good post johncee 1945. Ah mutual obligation. I love this. Let's see. The tax system give.....
» 4/04/2008 8:51:26 PM Graeme I am not quite sure what respect Mao showed the Tibetans when he sent the PLA in. .....
» 4/04/2008 6:43:31 PM Thanks to Dr Peter Slezak and Antony Loewenstein for their article on the crimes of Israel.....
» 3/04/2008 9:20:42 AM George I think there are some issues that need further examination. Why do so many refer.....
» 2/04/2008 10:01:57 PM Mike I am not sure where this is going. I think you may have been too soft on Federal Lab.....
» 2/04/2008 10:44:28 AM Thanks Andrew. The principles themselves seem unobjectionable, although they may not go f.....
» 2/04/2008 12:05:36 AM Malcolm in his penultimate paragraph says: The emissions trading system will open up a ma.....
» 1/04/2008 11:48:04 PM OK, I'll bite. Geerts is a right wing extremist whose raison d'etre is to stir up racial t.....
» 1/04/2008 11:41:42 PM In terms of objectivity I keep on thinking of those (including scientists, from memory) wh.....
» 1/04/2008 9:50:05 PM Is it just me, or is the graph missing? You CAD! Hot porridge, cold porridge. Why is thi.....
» 31/03/2008 9:16:35 PM Fester, I was talking about the article being long on abuse and short on logic. I have be.....
» 31/03/2008 9:03:19 PM I have some problems with the concept of defamation. I think it can be a tool for suppress.....
» 31/03/2008 8:14:15 PM Thanks Binoy. While the description may be true - "socialism" for the wealthy -.....
» 31/03/2008 7:55:34 PM This is long on hackneyed and juvenile abuse and short on logic. Can we leave the sandpi.....
» 30/03/2008 8:13:58 AM Australia is already doing it again in one sense. Our ongoing deployment of troops in Afgh.....
» 30/03/2008 7:41:54 AM It is the "victor" who paints the picture of economic development, but as a gene.....
» 29/03/2008 11:16:18 PM Good article Rodrigo, especially talking about the US role in the region. The Monroe doctr.....
» 29/03/2008 5:58:31 PM Let me move from a personal discussion to eventually make a point about universities and c.....
» 18/03/2008 4:40:32 PM I think Lenin got it right. Tibet has the right to self-determination and socialists shoul.....
» 18/03/2008 1:28:57 AM Thanks ColRouge. Actually I was writing for people like you. The uprising in Tibet makes.....
» 17/03/2008 8:34:55 PM Logic Thanks. I don't think anything you say undermines my point. The creation of Israel .....
» 17/03/2008 7:13:11 PM Sorry ruawake. I shouldn't have made a play on your nickname. It wasn't funny. RobertG ma.....
» 17/03/2008 7:00:13 PM Thanks Runaway. Perhaps you might like to point out what you regard as the piffle in the .....
» 16/03/2008 8:25:58 PM It is difficult to tell what is happening in Tibet right now. One thing is clear. The reg.....
» 16/03/2008 8:18:12 PM I think there is another aspect that hasn't been discussed. The net has democratised infor.....
» 16/03/2008 7:54:53 PM Bush wants to use torture. A hired gun provides a legal basis for it. End of story. The .....
» 15/03/2008 8:23:02 PM An interesting article. I wonder if we can apply its logic to OLO?.....
» 15/03/2008 2:01:57 PM I think this type of ad (which is itself shown in the article - any thoughts about that, M.....
» 15/03/2008 1:42:37 PM Some of the discussion has been about violence. I would recommend two pamphlets for peopl.....
» 15/03/2008 9:15:14 AM My previous post may have given a Tibetan chauvinist tinge to the struggle. Chinese and Ti.....
» 15/03/2008 8:03:30 AM Victory to the Tibetans. If Chinese workers begin to move against the regime and for free.....
» 14/03/2008 8:07:14 PM I too felt disquiet at the 4 Corners show; and real despair watching the Camden debacle. .....
» 14/03/2008 4:51:53 AM Mark Thanks for this article. I am not quite sure I understand the fundamental premise. .....
» 13/03/2008 9:24:11 PM Phillip I think it is the two states position which creates the problems you are talking .....
» 13/03/2008 8:26:38 PM Dear BOAZ_David Thanks for pointing out all my intellectual inadequacies. Just one littl.....
» 12/03/2008 8:50:39 PM As i said before this was a great article. I think discussing the politics is inevitable .....
» 12/03/2008 8:39:37 PM Ginx I can understand your frustration. However this site represents the reality of the r.....
» 12/03/2008 8:12:19 PM Oh Jane. Fraser and Kennett left-wing? Please! I still hate them. The fact that Fraser h.....
» 12/03/2008 8:01:41 PM Jean Thank you for this moving and eloquent article. Our society should be judged on how.....
» 11/03/2008 9:52:06 PM Froggie and Goodthief My apologies for mixing you up. Work and activism are taking up my .....
» 11/03/2008 7:56:05 PM Daggett I am not sure what point you are making about opponents of the war. There may hav.....
» 11/03/2008 7:48:13 PM Froggie Sorry I haven't responded beforehand. I am busy at work and have this evening be.....
» 11/03/2008 6:22:31 PM Thanks Michael. I don't know if you read the comments, but I'd be interested especially in.....
» 11/03/2008 6:08:12 PM Thanks Paul.L. It appears that Israel has negotiated with Hamas - no Gaza rockets and Isra.....
» 10/03/2008 5:35:01 PM I love it when one doublespeak collides with another. I especially liked the post about Is.....
» 10/03/2008 8:54:44 AM Thanks Froggie. I love your Islamists against everybody argument. A recent survey showed .....
» 9/03/2008 12:54:34 PM Ah Melanie Phillips. Long on accusation, short on evidence. But she performs a valuable fu.....
» 9/03/2008 11:47:09 AM Horus says: "But, an argument can be made that the Emirs of The UAE , The Hashemites.....
» 9/03/2008 11:26:41 AM DAVID_Boaz says about the reference to gallows that it means hanging people in violence. I.....
» 9/03/2008 11:22:06 AM Daggett. The problem is that the invasion of Iraq was never about democracy. It was in pa.....
» 8/03/2008 8:45:55 AM Romany and others imply that standards are declining. I don't think studies actually show .....
» 8/03/2008 7:48:36 AM GetUp! are running a petition for equal pay. According to them the pay gap between men and.....
» 7/03/2008 10:05:45 PM This was an interesting article. Kellie says on 7 per cent of top earners are women. Int.....
» 7/03/2008 8:59:52 PM Oh dear. English is a living language. Grow or die......
» 7/03/2008 8:40:25 PM Demos I must be a leftie fool for supporting democracy for all. This is especially the ca.....
» 6/03/2008 6:45:46 PM Seneca says: "It is the Arab world which does not want a peaceful solution to the Is.....
» 6/03/2008 6:29:16 PM Boaz_david says the AFP should charge John for terrorism for his article. His logic is a b.....
» 5/03/2008 8:27:10 PM Anthony raises some interesting points about repression but doesn't suggest a way forward......
» 5/03/2008 10:16:25 AM Thanks Michael. This was an interesting and thought provoking article. I am thinking out .....
» 5/03/2008 9:52:19 AM Thanks Daggett I was actually doubting my own comment when thinking about Japan. For ten .....
» 5/03/2008 9:44:21 AM Tristan There have been attempts in the past to set up a party to the Left of the ALP. T.....
» 4/03/2008 9:42:30 PM The myth that whites or whatever group some people on this site indentify with are discrim.....
» 4/03/2008 8:19:51 PM For those who doubt the social contradictions that exist in Chna, and pour scorn on a non-.....
» 2/03/2008 5:32:33 PM I think Obama represents hope. The rotting carcass of US capitalism is ripe for change. .....
» 2/03/2008 5:19:41 PM Tristan Luxemburg spent her political life in the SPD until the last few years and then t.....
» 1/03/2008 8:58:14 AM Perhaps we could return to the article and not be side tracked by the rantings of the reac.....
» 28/02/2008 8:29:02 PM I thought Melinda made eminent sense. As to most of the posts, please come back to reali.....
» 28/02/2008 8:17:00 PM Sean I enmjoyed your article Sean. But as a public servant I can only say you were much t.....
» 27/02/2008 9:30:54 PM My definition of socialism would be something like the democratic rule of the working clas.....
» 27/02/2008 9:22:07 PM Col It was a quote (slightly changed) from well known dramatist and self declared genius,.....
» 27/02/2008 2:32:14 PM Romany Of course things change. Industrialisation in China has created a working class ev.....
» 27/02/2008 1:56:01 PM Good piece George. My understanding is that Federation was built on three pillars - prote.....
» 27/02/2008 1:29:24 PM Billie I was trying to say Allende was a socialist who saw parliament as the road to soci.....
» 26/02/2008 8:41:21 PM Tristan Part of an article from Socialist Alternative June 2005. [Bernstein] made two m.....
» 26/02/2008 8:19:58 PM Col You drive me Wilde......
» 25/02/2008 9:14:21 PM Col We are all in the gutter. However some of us are looking at the stars......
» 25/02/2008 9:11:18 PM Thanks Rainier. I agree with your comments. I also think in terms of justice that reconci.....
» 25/02/2008 7:51:19 PM Rainier You say: "However, legislating a framework for the realisation of a degree .....
» 25/02/2008 7:41:35 PM Romany dismisses John's analysis as hankering for "some nebulous rising of the masses.....
» 25/02/2008 7:33:28 PM Tristan I've regarded Adorno and Habermas as obscurantist dilettantes, but Gramsci is dif.....
» 24/02/2008 7:32:07 PM Tianamen Square, when workers and students challenged the rule of the dictators, was only .....
» 24/02/2008 7:02:50 PM That's a good post, rainier. You say: Allowing for and providing the means by which the .....
» 24/02/2008 6:54:38 PM Tristan says: “improvements in technology see material living standards get better even de.....
» 23/02/2008 1:13:45 PM A couple of points. Labor did announce the abolition of negative gearing and rents went up.....
» 23/02/2008 6:43:59 AM This was a good article, full of interesting ideas and facts and figures. (One question on.....
» 23/02/2008 6:19:10 AM Some have commented about John's philosophy apprently being that the enemy of my enemy is .....
» 20/02/2008 9:32:28 PM Vinigar Joe says: "Comrade Passant follows the pop history analysis of picking a mom.....
» 17/02/2008 6:53:03 PM Butcher (or rather their reverse) says in relation to our aboriginal brothers and sisters .....
» 17/02/2008 12:37:00 PM KGB (more sweet irony!) says: "And then there's Passy....He can't wait for the compe.....
» 16/02/2008 1:37:54 AM Dear Kevin That was a moving speech. Now for the hard stuff. Instead of $31 bn in tax .....
» 13/02/2008 10:06:19 PM Rhian says: "By taking the position that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” extre.....
» 13/02/2008 9:39:22 PM What a great day. I was cynical thinking this would be all show from the ALP as a substitu.....
» 13/02/2008 9:01:32 PM Actually Marx was elected. The International Working Man's Association comes to mind. An.....
» 13/02/2008 7:25:04 PM Dear Democritus I took the reports from commercial TV news. Be that as it may, where are .....
» 12/02/2008 8:59:04 PM I wrote to a friend recently that Clinton would win the nomination because the super deleg.....
» 12/02/2008 8:54:17 PM I see a new study says one in four young girls and one in seven young boys are sexually ab.....
» 12/02/2008 8:26:23 PM From your responsse ChrisPer I take it you supported (or would have if you were not politi.....
» 12/02/2008 8:18:45 PM I think Hanson's movement had the seeds of fascism in it. It was a dual organisation. It h.....
» 12/02/2008 6:12:09 PM Was I morally bankrupt to support the defeat of US imperialism in Vietnam? Was I morally .....
» 11/02/2008 7:17:47 PM I loved Peter Saunders' response. Did he actually read what John wrote, or does CIS stand .....
» 10/02/2008 5:23:12 PM "Passy, then you must think that leaving Aboriginal children in dysfunctional camps w.....
» 10/02/2008 8:47:02 AM The rate of removal of Aboriginal children today is 50% higher than at the height of the S.....
» 10/02/2008 8:24:42 AM The Bringing Them Home Report clearly found the vast majority of stolen children did not b.....
» 10/02/2008 8:09:54 AM Spy says: "As for your continuing calls for a secular, single-state solution, I've s.....
» 9/02/2008 8:44:45 PM Fozz says: "I feel genuine sorrow and compassion for the disposession and inhuman tr.....
» 8/02/2008 9:44:29 PM Lev says: "Still, you are certainly right about one thing. Yes, we do want the whole.....
» 8/02/2008 9:20:32 PM CJ Morgan says: "My only problems with Rudd's apology is that it doesn't go far enou.....
» 8/02/2008 9:05:51 PM AGS berates me for suggesting the media might think Ron Paul is a fascist. He is right to .....
» 8/02/2008 8:20:41 PM In the hands of the ALP Government the apology has become a substitue for action. It's mor.....
» 7/02/2008 8:13:21 PM The previous Accords were an expression of the class collaboration of the trade union lead.....
» 7/02/2008 7:54:34 PM People are converging on Canberra from all around Australia for the openning of Parliament.....
» 6/02/2008 2:01:06 PM The media release Graham sent to all those who particpated said 2000 voted across Australi.....
» 6/02/2008 1:35:13 PM Sorry, kartiya jim......
» 6/02/2008 1:34:20 PM I agree with Katiya Jim......
» 5/02/2008 8:24:29 PM It waa Edward Said who described the Palestinians (correctly in my view) as victims of the.....
» 5/02/2008 6:49:14 AM Keith With all respect your posts about Hitler and socialism are illogical and ahistorica.....
» 4/02/2008 8:10:40 PM Why not make concrete this discussion by returning to the original article? Was Suharto a.....
» 4/02/2008 6:43:18 PM Boudjika asks who is indigenous? The Australian Bureau of Statistics website says: WHAT I.....
» 3/02/2008 9:37:03 AM Some of the posts here raise questions about what is socialism and seem to conclude it is .....
» 2/02/2008 7:46:05 PM Boaz_David says: "GOOOD GRIEF Passy.. you may as well have just tumbled out of the i.....
» 2/02/2008 7:30:12 PM Boudjika asks: "after how much time living on a particular piece of dirt ,does some o.....
» 2/02/2008 7:17:03 PM Keith says: "[Hitler] ... was elected as a socialist. Whether his corruption was soon.....
» 1/02/2008 7:16:07 PM Banality has found its home. Now apprently Baker needs to find a homemaker. The women's l.....
» 1/02/2008 6:52:47 PM I think Irfan and Jason both misjudge the US invasion of Iraq, and of Afghanistan for that.....
» 1/02/2008 6:32:49 PM Paul Keating abuses columnist Paddy McGuinness (whom I found a fairly ordinary writer and .....
» 1/02/2008 6:32:47 PM Paul Keating abuses columnist Paddy McGuiness (whom I found a fairly ordinary writer and a.....
» 1/02/2008 4:43:58 PM The Australian state does not treate all equally. For example muslims are dragged before.....
» 30/01/2008 3:10:18 PM Wizofus, to me there are two defining elements to capitalism - the creation of surplus val.....
» 30/01/2008 12:18:58 PM I read Zapata's comment and checked with an Indonesia expert at one of our Universities. H.....
» 29/01/2008 5:47:54 PM To me only a one state solution can solve the issue. I recognise that a democratic and sec.....
» 29/01/2008 5:36:14 PM Col Rouge says about my previous posting: “Stalinism was the consequence of communism. As .....
» 28/01/2008 5:42:52 PM In one post Democritus says: "I also said that the world today is built on bloodshed.....
» 28/01/2008 6:01:48 AM Democritus A couple of things. First my innocuous comment that some of the comments (note.....
» 27/01/2008 9:13:16 AM Democritus The childish misuse of John's last name was not on target. There is much deba.....
» 27/01/2008 3:46:16 AM Democritus (or should that be hypocritus?) People who hide behind a nickname should not .....
» 26/01/2008 5:00:47 AM The decline of the US Empire economically has been an on-going process and will continue. .....
» 26/01/2008 4:50:10 AM Many of the comments on his article just prove John's point......
» 23/01/2008 10:27:56 PM Bruce made some unexceptional comments. Howard is evil. I suggest he be tried for war crim.....
» 22/01/2008 8:11:20 PM Maybe we could begin to discuss what Henry said in his article. He says we need to tighten.....
» 20/01/2008 10:55:30 AM This was an interesting article. Unlike most of those who have written in and abused Yusuf.....
» 19/01/2008 2:30:30 PM I like the following from Feuerbach. It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in h.....
» 19/01/2008 9:08:47 AM I wrote a longish piece called Life mirrors cricket a few weeks ago. I left it to the gnaw.....
» 15/01/2008 7:56:40 PM This prescription - cheap movie tickets - won't work. The Accord in the 1980s started the.....

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