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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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System change, not climate change
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Archive for January, 2010

US stops airlifting critically injured Haitians to America

The US presence in Haiti is not an intervention; it is an invasion. It has nothing to do with helping the Haitians; it has everything to do with restructuring Haiti in the interests of the bonus bludgers in Wall Street and their ilk across the country.

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The sayings of Mr Chastity Belt

This site will collect the more colourful sayings and comments of Australia’s Opposition leader, Tony Abbott, to help remind people of what they will get if they vote for him and the Liberals and Nationals. The interview with Abbott in the February 2010 edition of the Australian Women’s Weekly provides fertile ground. Feel free to send in […]

Alistair Hulett – a celebration of his life

PAY TRIBUTE TO AND CELEBRATE THE LIFE, SADLY PASSED, OF ALISTAIR HULETT, REVOLUTIONARY SONGWRITER AND PERFORMER A memorial for Alistair Hulett will be held on Sunday February 14th 3.00-6.00pm at the Gaelic Club in Sydney. Everyone is welcome, we will have video of Alistair’s performances, photos, posters from the struggles in which Alistair played a […]

Alistair Hulett – friend and comrade

This tribute by Diane Fieldes to my comrade of song Alistair Hulett is re-posted from Socialist Alternative. Alistair Hulett – comrade and friend, socialist, songwriter, activist, singer, guitarist and much more – has died. His passing at only 58 has come as a shock to the great many who valued him, his talents and the uses to […]

Alistair Hulett – another great socialist dies

Alistair Hulett - singer, songwriter, socialist – died overnight. Chris Harman, Daniel Bensaid, Howard Zinn and now Alistair. Farewell comrades.

Striking workers defy Government

The Woodside workers deserve to be treated like human beings, rather than animals. They have every right to strike for as much as they can get.

The selling of Mr Abbott

The interview in the Australian Women’s Weekly gives a pretty good pointer to what Tony Abbott as Prime Minister would be like – socially reactionary and economically a let the market rip sort of guy.

So John, what is imperialism?

Imperialism is the competition between the major economic states. That competition is economic, political and military, but ultimately rests on military strength and often resolves itself militarily.

Let’s give one million pounds to Goldman Sachs!

Goldman Sachs has agreed to limit its UK partners’ pay and bonuses to 1 million pounds. That sounds about right - one million pounds into their money grubbing greedy guts.

McGorry backtracks

Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry has backtracked from his recent comment that detention centres are breeding grounds for mental illness. He now says he was criticising past government policies. Ah, that explains it. Howard and Keating detention centres bad; Rudd detention centres good. Shame, McGorry, shame.