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Do not criticise the rich and powerful
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Me quoted in Fairfax papers on tax haven use
Me quoted by Georgia Wilkins in The Age (and other Fairfax publications) today. John Passant, from the school of political science and international relations, at the Australian National University, said the trend noted by Computershare was further evidence multinationals did not take global regulators seriously. ”US companies are doing this on the hard-nosed basis that any [regulatory] changes that will be made won’t have an impact on their ability to avoid tax,” he said. ”They think it is going to take a long time for the G20 to take action, or that they are just all talk.” (1)

Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
You can prove my 2 ex-comrades wrong by donating to my blog En Passant at BSB: 062914 Account: 1067 5257, the Commonwealth Bank in Tuggeranong, ACT. More... (12)

My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/18-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-g20-meeting-age-of-enttilement-engineers-attack-of-austerity-hardship-on-civilians.mp3 (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2014/02/11/john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-2/ (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. http://sharonfirebrace.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4-2-14-john-passant-aust-national-university-canberra-end-of-the-age-of-entitlement-for-the-needy-but-pandering-to-the-lusts-of-the-greedy.mp3 (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole
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Real debate?
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Archive for April, 2009

May Day

Friday is May Day, the day of international working class solidarity and the commemoration of  workers’ struggles, in particular the often bloody fight for an 8 hour day. In Australia the union eunuchs and Labor lapdogs ‘cancelled’ the Day long ago. When class struggle revives and society moves to the Left, May Day will revive here. But the spirit of […]

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What’s behind killer swine flu?

Concentrated poverty is one of the most important issues in what happens to a flu outbreak – how it is spread and who it hits.

Pirate Pratt

Somali pirates earned about $50 million last year. The West is preparing to blast them out of the water. Richard Pratt’s cartel fixed prices and ripped $700 million off us. In death the ruling class lauds him. The Somalis are in the wrong business.

Afghanistan – the new Vietnam?

The world is mad. Sending more troops to Afghanistan is our exit strategy!

Urinal art

Here in Canberra the Labor Party Chief Minister Jon Stanhope has announced his government will phase out funding for its public art program. That’s a pity.  Inspired by the people of Iceland, I was going to suggest that we in Canberra set aside ten thousand dollars or so for urinal art. We could put water-proof images of our favourite capitalists in […]

Jackboot junkies and bikie gangs

The ABCC; the ‘bikie gang’ laws; anti-terrorism laws; the loss of habeas corpus – the ruling class jackboots are stirring.

Let us remember our fallen at work

Tuesday is the International Day of Mourning for workers killed on the job.  Last year 440 workers in Australia died at work and many more were injured.  One building worker a week loses their life on the job. I pay my respects to all those who have died or been seriously injured at or from […]

$90 now!

Let’s push for a $90 a week pay increase for workers and pensioners. If it is good enough for politicians it is good enough for those they serve.

Bankers – taking the piss

There’s a wonderful photo in today’s Australian showing urinals in Reykjavik , Iceland’s capital, decorated with images of former bankers.

Real tax reform: a love letter to Ken Henry

We should look at taxation through the eyes of the working class. Tax labour lightly and capital heavily.