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Dave Riley

Party on, Dave

I’m a party person. I like to enrich my calendar with the occasional rage. If there’s a turn on somewhere, I’ll be there — usually in the kitchen in close proximity to the refrigerator. Although my tipple has changed over…

Left for Dead?

(Promoted from the comments. Dave Riley responds to my Left for Dead post.) I don’t know where you’ve been at, Bob, but this straw man argument you are building comes across as a chronic winge. The main complication of the…

Australian Socialist Alliance

By Dave Riley Over the weekend of 5-7 December, more than 150 people attended the Sixth Socialist Alliance national conference, held in the Geelong Trades Hall. The conference opened against the backdrop of the Alliance’s promising results in the November…

LeftCast goes to LA

LefCast’s piece on Invasion Day 2007 here in Australia is/was broadcast on station KPFK in Los Angeles, California. KPFK is(as I’d guess you locals would know)a Pacifica affiliate at 90.7 FM. The station also offers a live stream is at…

Indigenous victory: Palm Island cop to be charged

Brisbane,Australia:A major victory has been won by the Indigenous movement in Australia. The Queensland Attorney General’s Department has decided that Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley will be charged with manslaughter over the death of Mulrunji Doomadgee. Mulrunji, an aboriginal man, died…

Australia:Queensland Murris need your support

In November 2004 Murunji died in a police watch house on Palm Island –an aboriginal community off the Queensland coast. Since that time there has been two coronial inquests and a prosecutor’s office review. But the state government is refusing…