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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 October, 2010

Electric cars in Canberra and the genocide in Palestine

Better Place Australia has such apparently close links to Better Place Israel and will set up its network in Canberra based on the dispossession of the Palestinians that the local Canberra Labor Government should abandon its partnership with and support for BPA’s roll out of battery re-charge points in Canberra.

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Engels on nature and humans

Our mastery of it [nature - JP ] consists in the fact that we have the advantage over all other creatures of being able to learn its laws and apply them correctly. Engels

Have your say – Saturday’s socialist speak out

Labor’s vote is collapsing across Australia and the Greens are polling close to 20 percent. Afghanistan is unwinnable for imperialism. Abbott wants a flat tax in which ordinary workers pay more and he pays less tax. Obama is leading the Democrats to oblivion in the mid-terms. The French working class challenge to Sarkozy’s pension plans […]

9/11, Afghanistan and the lies of the establishment

The parliament is full of these nutbags with unsupportable views, but you wouldn’t know it from reading or listening to the mainstream media. For them, bullshit justifications for endless slaughter in the name of the prestige and standing of the US empire are the bread and butter of legitimate debate.

Yet anyone who dares question the motives of the killing machine is derided as somehow insensitive. What hypocrisy.

More zombie politicians than you can poke a stick at

What’s with all these former conservative politicians back in the limelight? Is there some sort of voodoo conference on bringing these political corpses back to life?

Engels on the withering away of the state

The state is not ‘abolished’. It withers away.

Afghanistan bipartisanship, bank bashing and class struggle in France – Saturday’s socialist speak out

Overshadowing all this is the class struggle in France where workers are challenging the dictatorship of capital, at this stage inchoately, through strikes and demonstrations.

The revolt shaking France

This is very possibly the beginning of a crisis for the regime in France, with a class fight in the form of strikes and demonstrations against the government on one side, and the working masses on the other side. The result will be key in Europe where the right wing, including the extreme right, has been on a political offensive.

Will the big miners dump Gillard too?

Nationalise the mines under workers’ control.

Occupez nos lieux de travail – Occupy our workplaces

If French workers do begin to occupy their workplaces, it opens up the possibility of a truly democratic society in which production is organised to satisfy human need.