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Guardian columnist; ex-Breakfaster; writer; nogoodnik.

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Joined Twitter 12/26/09


Another interesting policing data point: In the US there are 24 police officers per 10,000 residents. In Australi… https://t.co/zS7rKO23Z9
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow @Jeff_Sparrow I couldn't resist print that in meme form. Thanks for making me choke on my rum n coke! https://t.co/v3v73IVsNY
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow'Vote Democrat: we’ll shoot you in the leg!’ https://t.co/M8eakbDRb5 @grugstan New south did sydney https://t.co/KAwyJrpEzr https://t.co/mrOFEOFNG7 @grugstan Thanks for those kind words. But similar books were written about Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and elsewhere!
6/2
2020
@AusOutsider If you have some ‘facts’ to show Russian responsibility for the kinds of mass protests against police… https://t.co/yo6WsvJPzU @ikillnovel These people are quite madPlease notice all the colors of the fists… This is a Huge moment. ThePeopleHaveHad Enough.. https://t.co/17dhxobc7j
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowPlus @Jeff_Sparrow ‘s Fascists Among Us, published last year https://t.co/X8n2z6JB04
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6/1
2020
WHITE DUDES WHITESPLAINING MARTIN LUTHER KING TO HIS SON. ENJOY. https://t.co/xfpnkJqoDR
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow @AusOutsider what does that even mean?Russia controls absolutely everything that happens in the United States, apparently. https://t.co/cNqTZWfeKj
5/31
2020
@TandorSarah Yeah I think the people will be ok. @TandorSarah 345 tweets and 3 followers: that’s quite an achievement.The Amish community of Minnesota ventured out into Minneapolis to stand in solidarity and demand justice for George… https://t.co/4nCTy2uGpA
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowProtests now erupting in Houston & Fort Worth, TX NYC Chicago, IL Atlanta, GA Washington D.C Detroit, MI Fort Wayn… https://t.co/aXpih37Ycl
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5/30
2020
Minneapolis bus drivers are refusing to use buses to take protestors to jail: "As a transit worker and union membe… https://t.co/ggKIfpgU28
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5/29
2020
On @evanishistory's new book No Platform and the politics of no platform today. @FFRAFAction @aurelmondonhttps://t.co/5MoCjqmSi3
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow @SRBraybrooke @damonayoung No, Sarah. Just no!If you think a label on Trump’s false tweets will make any difference you’ve paid no attention at all during the last few years.
5/28
2020
Dear men, what is preventing you from looking like this? https://t.co/hkxZh9UiPI
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow @gingerandhoney well, tbh it would be a step up for them. @gingerandhoney Rude!"He was obviously intellectually disabled. [Soldier C's] shot this f***er through the back of the head. And I remem… https://t.co/JxRqRBJoHa
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5/27
2020
Breakfast and blackmail: A comic about the time my landlord decided to sell during a pandemic https://t.co/HRlH9qJNvJ
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow @DavidBokeh @gingerandhoney Did you mean me? cos I haven’t received one. @DavidBokeh @gingerandhoney a DM?I wrote a piece for @GuardianAus on the politics of office work https://t.co/NmwLOtzIFpWorking from home has a long history – be careful what you wish for not wanting to go back to the office |… https://t.co/6SblowVDY9
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5/26
2020
Art critic Robert Hughes as Arnott’s biscuits A thread Robert Hughes as an Iced VoVo (1/10) https://t.co/BDkBNed7vx
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5/25
2020
@realgwjoy @shmnyc Needs more random capitals.Let’s remind ourselves who Mike Pompeo is and what he represents https://t.co/f2rx3UY6XX
5/24
2020
'We are one step away from food riots. There are lines three miles long at food banks. That’s what’s happening in A… https://t.co/AZST2W6bY9Cut and paste a rant from some addled FB page, run it past a copyeditor and bingo. https://t.co/Yi0624nQoj
5/23
2020
@simon_sellars Pfft @AnnaKrien @AlyxG If there are ever writers festivals again, I’m buying all the beer on your card! @AlyxG If I had my way (and I will!) all beers other than stout and porter would be criminalised. Particularly those disgusting pale ales.Lawyer Stewart Levitt tears apart @heinkealex racist beat up of Palm - the report contains zero facts. "It was just… https://t.co/aVJKhYIN7U
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5/22
2020
This is excellent from @anintegralstate and @amyclairethomas. The false promise of @NTEUNational's Jobs Protection… https://t.co/MIxnxzPixx
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowA bit of this going on https://t.co/So4TDnnvmdWhat's the alternative to the #NTEU framework – and if it's really so bad, why are the leadership pushing it? My an… https://t.co/iigV66xOvo
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5/20
2020
@Pool_Depth1_1 @Pete_Burdon Adding the prefix ‘neo’ to ‘fascism’ invariably fosters confusionism.'No analogy to Hitler or fascism is needed to explain these results.’ https://t.co/UxZRemmRqCExcellent statement from the #NTEU BC at #USyd calling for a "no" vote. "So we say to colleagues at our own univer… https://t.co/REFpNuZIH5
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowNarrator: ‘It is and it is and it doesn’t and they don’t.' https://t.co/sl3m2Fg6fd
5/19
2020
Via https://t.co/zc4784ufLM https://t.co/7M7ijE7JBS'Poor and working-class Americans are most likely to be suffering from quarantine measures, but they are also the p… https://t.co/94oGKM280h#auspol #ausunions As of July 1, 2019, a federal MP's base salary is $211,250 p/a; as Opp Leader, Albo gets a BONUS… https://t.co/y8BJePDXcV
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowSome Victorian Yr 12s have been picking up extra shifts at McDonald's because both of their parents have lost their… https://t.co/02kG2bmekR
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow'A problem for the Australian antifa, and indeed for anti-fascist groups in Europe and the US, is that few people a… https://t.co/AiJiUywKjk
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5/18
2020
Instead of jetpacks, we get these. https://t.co/RGVHzCdky9All the pundits who said, back when the UPF leaders were regularly being featured in the media, that it was hyperbo… https://t.co/40RdCtzWenh/t : S|Y The 'National Socialist Network' emerged in #Melbourne in late 2019/early 2020. It's the 'political' win… https://t.co/HRUbGqRn7l
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowI was in the same queue as Lee "Scratch" Perry at security screening at Heathrow Airport once. Although I think he… https://t.co/k3OelbUbra
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowQ: If witches & demons can do magic, how do we know that Jesus' miracles were not witchcraft? A: Does the sun get… https://t.co/2XgdeCzjO7
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5/17
2020
In France, it’s currently possible for a woman simultaneously to be fined €165 for being in public with a face cove… https://t.co/sgkPpSUp5j
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowIt was never about the face covering. https://t.co/F9UOzJyQ5A
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5/15
2020
Sanmati and I in @smh: "Too often, the Australian labour movement still suffers from this inability to find solidar… https://t.co/EAQkPEBnQH
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrowfrom the UNSW Casual Network & allies (incl. me): "No concessions: why university workers must fight for all jobs".… https://t.co/aChCCvCG4h
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowOur @wallmansam has drawn a memorial to Jack Mundey, who passed away this week, and we think you should see it. https://t.co/2zvAZlDkiL
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5/13
2020
The high res image of that Pete Evans madness is a work of pure art. The mayans had space ships, 'war with mars', i… https://t.co/0l27yRD3gu
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowQuite incredible. A long line of international students in Sydney right now waiting for free food from a restaurant… https://t.co/OtgKB7YLDN
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow @Picketer Genuinely couldn’t tell whether that was real or a parodyPete Evans has gone BALLS TO THE WALL insane https://t.co/eH9LMr53bN
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5/12
2020
The ways of the invisible demon are as unknowable to our most learned scholars as mathematics are to our most illit… https://t.co/OmYPbZpGQw
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow @mmmurmuration Verity burgmann’s green bans red unionWhile we are remembering Jack Mundey, here’s a piece about another labour hero who also deserves commemoration. https://t.co/q14wn9OtujIn the National Archives, you can find thirteen separate volumes of ASIO documents pertaining to Jack Mundey during… https://t.co/8M2hhek81JVale Jack Mundey, the militant they all hated. Eg, ‘the president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions and of… https://t.co/ScP5GieMiY
5/11
2020
Jack Mundey has died aged 90. He was a great union leader & a great man. With his BLF & union Comrades & the commun… https://t.co/8UMbA474EX
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5/10
2020
@EmmettStinson @incrediblemelk Controversial opinion: all the traditional referencing systems are increasingly arca… https://t.co/C5B6RiswqiThis initiative lead by @sidneymyer to provide quick support to the COVID-19 affected arts sector is magnificent .… https://t.co/KIcn3Nxv7Y
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5/8
2020
@ElizabethMcCthy Hard but fair @MartinFreckmann Melb, nbn and I probably shouldn’t name the companyGetting internet connected in Australia really highlights some of the worst developments in infrastructure. Bogus ‘… https://t.co/7t46RqXQFe @Picketer @JoshBBornstein I have no idea what his article says. But a pledge to defeat ‘the louse’ somehow makes hi… https://t.co/IVXlqe9FdaRhetorical question obvs but this is a good program and you should apply https://t.co/58o1ENmgEU
5/7
2020
Yes to literary stimulus, right? In case you missed it - @Jeff_Sparrow wrote about the Federal Writers Project for… https://t.co/eJmFmjmlsH
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowThe US careening towards hell. https://t.co/T3L74guk8z
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5/6
2020
If only he’d been in a position to take a different approach, lift the staffing cap and invest in the PS.... https://t.co/koeTG5g5ZK
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowAnd @Jeff_Sparrow and James Bradley @cityoftongues make the case for a literary stimulus based on Roosevelt’s Federal Writers Project 2/2
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow‘Are you familiar in any way with the twenty-first century?' https://t.co/fTL7YSwT7pCHOMSKY: (weary monotone) There is, for example now, a singer, known as Kid Rock. Tremendously popular. If you take… https://t.co/NlyIuJN4dk
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow'I don’t think there would have been a Devo if not for Kent State.' https://t.co/2y4CyooEqf
5/5
2020
Tune into @SydWritersFest’s new podcast series of 2020 talks launching this week, incl. chats with Our Watch-winner… https://t.co/8rxCRbjmv1
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowRight now @Protoje a the Father fi Jamaica. https://t.co/SSOyQaj1Gc
Retweeted by Jeff SparrowOn the fiftieth anniversary of the Kent State killings, I wrote a piece for @OverlandJournal about how the shooting… https://t.co/KurdYKqFfFThe killing of four white protesters on May 4, 1970 played a crucial role in the culture wars that rage to this day… https://t.co/jSEVs7pBRD
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5/4
2020
Go back and read how left union officials justified their support for the White Australia policy for much of the 20… https://t.co/d9Sb7dzEo5
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5/3
2020
The New Authoritarians: re-visiting my argument, a year on @aurelmondon @12rulesforwhat @ffrafactionhttps://t.co/LfNxjkO9k5
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5/2
2020
. @gingerandhoney is serving mulled wine. How’s your Friday evening? https://t.co/TIZc7PIz30Applications are closing soon for the 2020 KYD Mentors Program, a unique, comprehensive and structured editorial pr… https://t.co/6QqVINEJub @justindclemens I stand with bernhard, ultimately https://t.co/1Tw5H6LcNz
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5/1
2020
I’d be less enraged about how complicated and difficult getting the internet connected is if the internet in this country was actually good.I earn a living with my left hand, but what do I ever do with my right? Twiddle my cock for hours on end, that’s about the fair sum & total.
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4/30
2020
I do have a grudging respect for the FT's palpable relief that, "Thankfully", 21st century peasants will be unable… https://t.co/Gkwe7ulHAy
Retweeted by Jeff Sparrow @gtiso The real elimination was the friends we blocked along the way. @TandorSarah @GuardianAus where did I say it had? @possumbrisbane @apicot @GuardianAus what are you talking about? @possumbrisbane @apicot @GuardianAus um what? who is destroying people’s lives?
4/28
2020

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