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Do not criticise the rich and powerful
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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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Archive for August, 2011

End offshore processing; end mandatory detention. Free the refugees!

End offshore processing; end mandatory detention. Free the refugees.

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Fascists mobilise with Zionists against BDS

The collaboration of Zionists and Fascists is not surprising. The increasingly brutal actions of Israel against the Palestinians fits neatly with the hysterical anti-Muslim campaigns by the APP/ADL.

Zionists and fascists unite against Palestine protests

Zionists in Brisbane marched side by side with fascists on Saturday. The two groups have seemingly made an alliance over their support for Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians.

Victorian unions support BDS against apartheid Israel

The Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC), the peak trade union body in Victoria, has passed a motion supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign in support of Palestinian rights and opposing the police attacks on BDS protests at Max Brenner in Melbourne.

The Australian and the Prime Minister

The news organisation that bought you phone hacking in the UK brings you untruths in Australia.

The Australian – by its untrue stories shall you know it. The Murdoch press – where untruths abound.

The carbon tax’s dirty little secret – gas-fired power

It may well be that the certainty the carbon tax is offering to mining companies and power generators is encouraging the explosion of Coal Seam Gas exploration across the country.

Saturday’s socialist speak out

Labor is a minority Government because of its rotten right wing policies. Labor wouldn’t be dependent on Thomson if it had abandoned neoliberalism and begun to rule in the interests of labour, not capital.

Former Gaddafi apparatchiks dominate Libya’s National Transition Council

Former Gaddafi apparatchiks dominate the Libyan National Transition Council. The co-opted revolution is in safe pro-imperialist hands, for now.

Possible pollie profiteering – apply the ‘Craig Thomson’ standards to all of them

If you have any further examples of ‘possible pollie profiteering’ post the details in the comments and I’ll add it in, if appropriate, to the text.

Another year of hard Labor

The sad, petty sewer of official Australian politics over the last 12 months is a wretched contrast to the fightbacks and revolutions around the globe. But the upheavals shaking the world system should give, to us and to our rulers here in Australia, hope and fear in equal measure.