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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (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. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (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

Sick kids and paying upfront


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. (0)



Archive for May, 2017

Can you recommend any poetry publishers?

Dear Readers   I am in the process of finalising my second volume of poetry. Any suggestions for a publisher who might be interested? It is a mix of personal and political.   You can buy signed copies of my first volume, Songs for the Band Unformed, (Ginninderra Press, 2016), from the Independent Australia shop […]

How you can support striking Fairfax workers

If the Fairfax bosses win this round, we’re on the way to almost complete mainstream media Murdochisation in Australia, writes John Passant in Independent Australia.

Boycott Fairfax

From ACTU Secretary Sally McManus: Do not cross the Fairfax picket line. No buying, sharing, clicking Fairfax while journalists are on strike.

Understanding – a poem

Understanding I do not understand Marx In all his volumes I do not understand Hegel Apparently Lukacs loses me Totally some might say And yet I know the struggle Class against class Them and us The value that is exploitation Enough of sly references! Our side is my essence A man of emotions, Of guesses […]

The falling leaf – a poem

The falling leaf It is May Day There are no workers Marching past An old man sits next to me My old man Waiting, at last To be free This is your freedom, Dad It lives here now This is your freedom, Dad It lives in you now It is you You know how Let […]

Government debt: the good, the bad and the ugly

Morrison’s 2017 Budget Debt: The good, the bad and the ugly   The Turnbull Government’s propaganda about good and bad debt is a smokescreen to justify further attacks on welfare spending, writes John Passant in Independent Australia​