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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
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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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No outrage please, we’re Australian

A coroner finds that an Aboriginal man died a preventable death in custody because of the completely inadequate care taken by the Northern Territory police. There is no outrage.

Western bombing kills 8 women gathering wood in Afghanistan. No outrage.

Australian troops assassinate a 70 year old Afghan Imam and his son on a false tip off from the corrupt but pro-Australian criminal in charge of police in Oruzgan province. No outrage.

Indonesian troops trained by Australia assassinate a West Papuan independence leader.  No outrage.

Asylum seekers are removed from Australia to an offshore concentration camp in Nauru. No outrage.

Police attack a demonstration of Muslims campaigning against racism and for respect. There is massive outrage against the Muslim demonstrators for daring to stand their ground against racist attacks.

The unthinking unseeing nationalist

The orgy of reaction in response to the protest confirms once again the systemic racism of Australian society.

For readers who might want a slightly better analysis of the triggers for the protest rather than the rubbish you will normally find in the mainstream media read this article by Mohamed Tabbaa called He’s my brother – why angry Muslim men are protesting in Sydney in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.

Here is a link to a Socialist Alternative video of eyewitness shots of the police violence.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh8AG5tOEEA&feature=player_embedded

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