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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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Pauline Hanson’s resistible rise

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Comment from Fred
Time September 22, 2016 at 9:13 pm

1 in 3 Greens voters want a ban on Muslim immigration. Parents in the only Greens federal electorate pull their kids out of schools with refugees and send them schools were there are more white kids.

I’m looking forward to your next article about racism in the Australian Greens.

Comment from Chris Warren
Time September 24, 2016 at 8:14 am

Fred

You, and many others, confuse racism with religion. If Greens, or ALP, or Liberal voters want a ban on Muslims, then I assume this includes Muslims of any race?

I am not aware of any mainstream body of voters wanting to ban immigration of any racial type – Asian, African, European, Polynesian or Middle Eastern. However Hanson is wanting to ban-based-on-race. She is ranting against Muslims as code for her racism she declared in her first Maiden speech in the 1990’s. It is a pity that she has added incendiary concerns over terrorism, Sharia Law and Caliphate aspirations, to camouflage (and aid and abet) her fringe racism.

Refugees are not coming to Australia because of any racial or religious motivation. They are coming because their economic livelihoods, housing and rights have been destroyed in their own countries and, in the worse cases, they have had members of their families either killed or tortured.

But this is the end game of centuries of Western Imperialism and exploitation of the Third World. The West has, invaded, plundered and corrupted almost the entire Third World and assassinated or plotted coups against any leader opposing Imperialist intrusions – even Gough Whitlam.

If the Third World had been allowed to raise its own economies to the same standard as the rest of the world, and elect their own governments, without suffering US sponsored genocide (as in Indonesia), then we would not be having this conversation.

There is no need to ban any immigration based on race and no evidence of any such racism in modern Australia.

If proponents of the Unabomber theory or supporters of Timothy McVeigh’s politics or of Anders Breivik’s Manifesto or US Mafia thugs were banned from Australia, this would not be a racist act even if Australia was entirely Black.