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Mixtape CD

Have released a mix CD containing tracks from my last 4 bandcamp releases. Streaming and downloading are king now, but you’re not a legit artist until you have music on plastic; gotta love those double standards. Well I had fun putting it together anyway so naysayers be damned. Advertisements

Reclaim the Future

I have successfully pitched and am writing a book that argues for a meaningful response to the climate crisis in terms of the truism from Einstein to the effect that ‘we can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.’ As currently set out now, the book, entitled Reclaim the … Continue reading

Q&A Tweets

Yeah uh, I collect Q&A tweets using my twitter account. In no particular order:

New EP ‘Cluster B’

Proud to announce the release of my new EP ‘Cluster B.’

New Amazon Kindle eBook! ‘On Becoming What We Claim to Oppose: The Unwanted Lessons of the Russian Revolution’

Just published an ebook on Amazon Kindle: ‘The centenary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917 represents a unique moment for historical remembrance and celebration, the event in question a momentous episode in the history of working class struggle and a beacon of hope for anyone who has ever dared to dream of a basically … Continue reading

New iTunes, Google Play, Amazon & Spotify links

Discovered Discokid! They rule!

Maybe there was no collusion. What if there was?

    Gary Leupp, who has written good material in the past for Counterpunch, asks ‘What if there was no collusion?’ The entire point of the Mueller investigation, Leupp alleges, ‘has been to unite people around an anti-Russia, anti-Putin line, and view “Russian ties” as inherently suspicious, the better to isolate and topple a president … Continue reading

Media Hype, Imaginary Hobgoblins: Malcolm And Peter’s Politics Of Moral Panic

Homelessness? Housing unaffordability? Domestic violence epidemic? Growing income inequality? Climate change? Support for renewables? Nope. Apparently the main issue confronting the Victorian state election later in the year will be african youth gangs. Sat up to the very wee small hours of the morning writing up a piece on the federal government’s sleazy, vile and … Continue reading

New EP: Faustian Bargain Hunt

Have just finished a new EP, ‘Faustian Bargain Hunt.’ It features ‘Fuck the TSA (If You’re Molesting People, the Terrorists Have Already Won)’ inspired by my recent soujourn in the land of the fee and home of the slave.  Tracklisting 1. Fuck the TSA (If You’re Molesting People, the Terrorists Have Already Won) 02:24 2. … Continue reading

Leninism as Conservatism: The Russian Revolution and the Lessons of History

If the past can be reduced to the failings of an individual, the complicity of an entire culture and its participation in that individual’s misdeeds need never come under scrutiny. – Sardar, Nandy and Davies, Barbaric Others The centenary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917 represents a unique moment for historical remembrance and celebrated, … Continue reading

The Scare Cycle: Moral Panics and National Elections

Have an article on moral panics and national election cycles in the latest issue of Arena Journal, No 47/48: ‘The Scare Cycle.’ Order your copy and/or subscribe at the journal website: http://arena.org.au/arena-journal-contents-pages/ #neveradmitfailure #inventbogeymen #scapegoattheweak #keepthepeasantsterrified #historyrepeats #politicsasusual #auspolitics  

New LP ‘Easy Listening Apocalypse’

I’m proud to present my latest LP ‘Easy Listening Apocalypse.’ Listen Free download

Ali MC @ Federation Square

A bit of my handiwork on display on the big screen at Federation Square. Props to Ali McKeich for highlighting the human rights abuses of the Rohingya in Burma. Check out http://www.alimc.com.au for more info.

Trumpylvania EP @ Beat

My last EP got a write up in Beat Magazine! You can check that out here. Click on the image to check out the Trumpylvania EP:

The day Margaret Thatcher called Nelson Mandela a terrorist

‘A considerable number of the ANC leaders are Communists… When the ANC says that they will target British companies, this shows what a typical terrorist organisation it is. I fought terrorism all my life… I will have nothing to do with any organisation that practises violence.’ – Margaret Thatcher, Vancouver 1987. Nek minnit: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00230865?LI=true