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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 May, 2010

Israeli terrorists: we are all Palestinians now

Israel is the North Korea of the Middle East, with the US its China. Victory to the Palestinians in their struggle against the terrorist state of Israel.

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Mining companies – looking after us all

Mining companies are caring sharing people. Really. Take BP and the Gulf of Mexico. Or Woodside and East Timor. Or the Clive Palmers of the world whose wealth increased 19 percent last year. So when they campaign against the resource super profits tax they only have our interests at heart. Really.

Turn back the bigots

Attacking refugees has a long and dishonorable history in class society. Turning back the boats is an important part of social control and resonates with some sections of the working class – especially non-unionised workers. Enforced refugees from their own humanity attempt to regain their humanity through joining with the bosses in demonising others. There is a lot of precedent […]

Marx and Hegel: the dialectic and change

The essence of dialectics can be summarised by the proposition that all reality is in a process of development through contradiction and conflict.

Bolivia: a revolutionary rejoinder

Many indigenous Bolivians are working class, while others are small farmers or peasants. The former are capable of leading social revolution; the latter, are not

Saturday’s socialist speak out

Tired of capitalist crap? Want to attack war, poverty, injustice, inequity and oppression? Want to rail against all of this and more? Here’s a chance to speak out. Grab that megaphone and have a shout! Have your say. Hit the comments tag to see what people are talking about and to participate.

Give the mining tax to aborigines

Last year the mining magnates on Business Review Weekly’s Rich List increased their net wealth $9 billion.  Rudd Labor’s Resource Super Profits Tax (RSPT) will raise $9 billion in its first year. It looks to me like the filthy rich mining bosses can afford the tax. But what is Labor going to do with the […]

Thailand: the fight against an entrenched elite

WHAT’S HISTORIC is the Red Shirt movement–that it’s so large, and made up of ordinary workers and small farmers. It’s a mass movement that has been mobilized and active since late 2008, and it’s growing. Also, the protests were prolonged, and so was the bloodshed. I think the body count was also unprecedented as well

The European debt crisis made easy

I think I get it. The banks were in crisis so various states spent lots and lots and lots of money to save them. Now the banks won’t lend to those states that saved them because their debts are too big – from saving the banks.

Passports? Genocide is the real crime

Australia is to expel a Mossad agent because Israel used fake Australian passports in the assassination of a Hamas leader in Dubai. WTF? Here is a nation which since its foundation has conducted a slow chess game of genocide against the Palestinian people. In 1948 the Israeli terrorists forced up to 750,000 Palestinians to flee their homes. Israel’s […]