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Jeff Sparrow

Writer, editor, broadcaster, and an Honorary Fellow at Victoria University.

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Are yellow stars next?

January 28, 2016 11 Comments

Have things really changed all that much since the 1940s?

Poetry slam: the tragic tale of the straight, white, underprivileged man

September 10, 2015 1 Comment

Poor white men, they never get any breaks, you know?

Abbott, like Menzies, is a trigger-happy hound dog, baying for blood

Abbott, like Menzies, is a trigger-happy hound dog, baying for blood

August 25, 2015 17 Comments

Liberal Party leaders have a history of agitating for war. Why is that?

How the Liberals got from ‘subsidies for sodomy’ to ‘let the people decide’

How the Liberals got from ‘subsidies for sodomy’ to ‘let the people decide’

August 13, 2015 12 Comments

Our old friend B.A. Santamaria was comfortable denouncing "aberrant sexual practices" and "sodomites" on national TV. His spiritual heirs are doing the same, if you listen closely enough.

Letting kids get raped on Nauru will not, in fact, help solve climate change

Letting kids get raped on Nauru will not, in fact, help solve climate change

July 9, 2015 8 Comments

Things that used to be considered political poison, such as same-sex marriage, are now mainstream party policies. Only through the actions of activists will the progressive agenda become mainstream.

Little children are sacred — except in offshore detention

Little children are sacred — except in offshore detention

July 7, 2015 6 Comments

If it was unconscionable not to intervene to prevent child abuse in 2007, how, in 2015, has it become acceptable to criminalise the reporting of that abuse?

Plastic sword the least of ASIO’s bungles in ‘terror raid’

Plastic sword the least of ASIO’s bungles in ‘terror raid’

October 9, 2014 21 Comments

Is ASIO willing to let innocent people suffer in order to secure more draconian powers? Or is it just incompetent?

Critical thinking the first casualty of war

Critical thinking the first casualty of war

October 6, 2014 24 Comments

Not only are we not getting satisfactory answers about the new conflict in Iraq -- no one is even asking the right questions.

The long history of DLP paranoia, treachery and anti-Catholic scaremongering

The long history of DLP paranoia, treachery and anti-Catholic scaremongering

September 5, 2014 2 Comments

John Madigan has quit the DLP after allegations of spying, factional intrigue and enemies in the ranks. Oh, the irony!

Katniss Everdeen is not turning your kid into a right-wing nutjob

Katniss Everdeen is not turning your kid into a right-wing nutjob

September 3, 2014 4 Comments

Some so-called progressives have worked themselves into a panic, warning that books like The Hunger Games could taint the minds of children with anti-welfare, anti-equality ideology.