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Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
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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 April, 2010

The Mark Twain they won’t tell you about

A friend on facebook sent me the following quote from Mark Twain about the French Revolution.  Have a read too of Tom O’Lincoln’s article on him in Socialist Alternative online. The radical side of him is buried among the hubris of celebration.   Why, it was like reading about France and the French, before the ever […]

Remembering Jean-Paul Sartre: philosopher and activist

Sartre’s life and work was characterised by a deep and passionate commitment to change.

Airlines, ash and arseholes

Guess what? It is OK to fly through plumes of volcanic ash. Independent investigators, also known as European airlines, have made this amazing discovery. The finding has nothing whatsoever to do with the tens of millions of dollars each airline is losing daily because of the Eurocontrol ruling that it is not yet safe to fly. […]

Lock Rudd up in the Curtin concentration camp

Almost everything this Rudd Labor Government does is reprehensible to me. There is not a shred of human decency in this pack of Labor political criminals parading as ‘my’ Government. From its dirty war in Afghanistan where Australian troops execute innocent Afghans to its Workchoices Lite threat to jail building workers and attack teachers, this Labor […]

Is the Tea Party a fascist movement?

The Tea Party can bide its time. When the bourgeoisie needs a battering ram to take on labour and massively attack living standards, it will be ready.

Canberra Labor Government directs its workers to scab on teachers

Here in Canberra local Labor Party Education Minister Andrew Barr has threatened teachers who impose any NAPLAN test bans with the loss of four hours pay under Rudd’s workchoices law, the Fair Work Act. Can somebody explain to me again what exactly the difference is between Labor and the Liberals? The Australian Education Union’s response does […]

The US – keeping its finger on the nuclear trigger

THE OBAMA administration is out to upgrade the U.S. nuclear arsenal and pressure world leaders into imposing sanctions against countries–like Iran–that allegedly harbor ambitions to develop nukes of their own. That’s the agenda behind the Washington summit on nuclear security, which followed the announcement of a supposedly less belligerent U.S. nuclear strategy and the signing […]

Socialist Alternative forthcoming Canberra events

Socialist Alternative stall and speakout for refugees at the University of Canberra Socialist Alternative will be holding a stall and speak out for refugees at the University of Canberra this Thursday 15 April on the Concourse from 12.30 for an hour. Join us at the stall and speakout.    At 1.30 pm or so we will go to […]

Will Gillard try to jail our teachers?

Labor will attack teachers. When it does the teachers have the opportunity to defeat the league tables by striking and smashing Labor’s penal powers.

Join the national protest for same sex rights

Labor is relying on the majority of the population to remain silent on same sex rights. With people all around the world demonstrating on May 15, it is a perfect opportunity to make some noise, to drown out their prejudice.