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If you want to keep a blog that makes the arguments every day against the ravages of capitalism going and keeps alive the flame of democracy and community, make a donation to help cover my costs. And of course keep reading the blog. To donate click here. Keep socialist blog En Passant going. More... (4)

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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Sick kids and paying upfront

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Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. http://sharonfirebrace.com/2013/12/03/john-passant-australian-national-university-8/ (0)

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Archive for January, 2010

Aboriginal leader: Talk to us or expect a tsunami

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd had better be prepared to talk to the Aboriginal Nations, or face a tsunami-type backlash, says the convenor of a forthcoming Aboriginal summit in Canberra.

Australia Day

Without a left-wing political or industrial focus some of the exploited, the forgotten and the marginalised have turned to nationalism and its twin, racism, as crutches for the loss of working class community and working class strength in action.

Solar panel subsidies: it seemed like a good idea at the time

It must have seemed like a good idea at the time.  Subsidise those individuals who put solar panels on their roofs. The Rudd Labor Government paid up to $8,000 to those who did. It was so successful (or in revenue terms, costly,) that Peter Garrett, the Minister for Environment, Heritage and the Arts in the Rudd […]

White Australia has a black history

White Australia has a Black History 6 pm Thursday 4 February Room G 31 Copland Building Australian National University. Socialist Alternative Canberra.

Happy Invasion Day 2010

A great video about invasion day on 26 January.

Women’s oppression, class and capitalism

Sometimes just a few words can capture the essence of an argument. And so it is with a new pamphlet by Socialist Alternative about women’s oppression. Women’s oppression arose with the development of class society about 6000 years ago. Capitalism deepened and extended this oppression, making the family and the role of women within it the central mechanism for the production  and […]

MARXISM 2010: Ideas to challenge capitalism

Socialist Alternative presents: MARXISM 2010: Ideas to challenge capitalism Melbourne University, Student Union Building http://marxism2010.com/ Easter Weekend: Thursday the1st-Sunday the 4th of April Marxism 2010 is a 4 day conference to beheld in Melbourne over the 2010 Easter weekend (April1-4). It will be bringing together hundreds of socialists and other left-wing activists from across Australia […]

Haiti for the Haitians: US troops out

The history of Haiti has been the history of the struggle of the Haitian people against invaders and conquerors. The US occupation of the island today is no different.  Under the guise of humanitarian intervention the US is tightening its control of the country for its interests, not those of the people of Haiti. As the former […]

How US imperialism has devastated Haiti

The earthquake in Haiti caused, and continues to cause, such terrible destruction and loss of life because the country is so poor as a result of US imperialism.

Obama: making the Republicans look good

People weren’t voting for the Republicans in Massachusetts. They were voting against Obama’s business as usual administration.