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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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ASIO and the fascists

So why hasn’t ASIO been all over those Australian Defence League idiots who have been in court a couple of times in the last week? These are the people who went into Lakemba in Sydney trying to incite racist violence against Muslims. No ASIO raids, no Prime Minister on TV mentioning their chatter. It is not as if their incitement is secretive.

Oh I forgot. They aren’t Muslims. They are white, and probably parade as Christians. These soldiers of white racism and Islamophobia serve an important function for Abbott et al. They are part of his agenda of fear – against Muslims, against asylum seekers, against the unemployed. So ASIO will do nothing to rein these terrorists in.

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Comment from Fred
Time December 26, 2014 at 10:28 am

The real question is why anybody in Australia should be arrested for offending a religion.

“Don’t come in here and provoke us and insult us and insult our prophet,” is how one Muslim put it.

It seems that we now have blasphemy laws again in Australia.

Of course, such laws only protect the Islamic religion, people are always free to insult the Christian prophet.

Comment from John
Time December 26, 2014 at 11:53 am

Inciting violence remains a crime. So too is actually indulging in it.

Comment from Fred
Time December 26, 2014 at 12:06 pm

So if an atheist insults Jesus and I beat him up, then the atheist would be committing a crime?

Comment from Lorikeet
Time December 30, 2014 at 6:49 am

At the rate things are going, together with Coalition policies to financially and emotionally punish those for whom no work exists, Tony Abbott certainly has good reason to fear the unemployed.

A civil uprising against the government might actually unite people of all races and religions in their mutual quest to put food on the table and a roof over their families’ heads.