Democratic Socialist Perspective expelled all LPF members early in 2008. Most of them went on to form the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and published a new incarnation of Direct Action. John was elected RSP’s national secretary, leading the new party while battling cancer. With others, John also started Agent Orange Justice in solidarity with Agent Orange victims in Vietnam.
John pictured after the Leninist Party Faction's formal defeat at their last Democratic Socialist Perspective Congress – January 2008.
Towards the end of his cancer treatment, John (left) sitting next to Doug Lorimer following Issy Wyner's funeral – August 18, 2008.
John visiting Hong Kong left MP “Long Hair” Leung Kwok Hung at his Legislative Council office – mid-2009.
John (second right) seated next to Farooq Tariq (second left) at 4th International World Congress in Brussels – February 2010.
John standing in front of a Dien Bien Phu political billboard in a border province in Vietnam – March 18, 2010.
John (second from right) at Cuba solidarity conference in Vientiane, Laos – March 20, 2010.
As speaker at a Mauritius conference on Diego Garcia US military base, John interview in the L'express Mauritius – November 5, 2010.
John interview in the L'express Mauritius – November 5, 2010.
John (left) and Hamish C at a Revolutionary Socialist Party public meeting on Vietnam – April 15, 2011.
John at Occupy Sydney rally at Martin Place, Sydney – October 15, 2011.
John selling Direct Action at Occupy Sydney rally – October 22, 2011. (credit: Vlaudin Vega)
John addressing Occupy Sydney rally – October 22, 2011.
John speaking at Occupy Sydney rally – October 22, 2011.
John in Jakarta having discussion with left activists – April 2012.
John (standing at rear) with left activists in Yogyakarta, Central Java, after speaking at seminar on the role of the party newspaper – April 2012.
John (left) with local labour activists following left seminar in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – April 2012.
John (standing centre rear with cap) with organising crew at opening night of Agent Orange Justice (AOJ) art show on Day Street, Sydney CBD – August 7, 2012.
John handing out leaflets and selling Direct Action at Palestine demonstration in Parramatta, Sydney – November 15, 2012.
John addressing Socialist Alternative meeting in Melbourne (1) – November 22, 2012.
John at Socialist Alternative meeting in Melbourne (2) – November 22, 2012.
John at Socialist Alternative meeting in Melbourne (3) – November 22, 2012.