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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)



I did nothing today – a poem

I did nothing today
Because I am lazy
So the busybodies say
Yet Marx proclaims
The joys of laziness
Drive us to find
Better ways to do things
Without labour

And all the rotten things
That flow from that
Under capitalism
For workers
Like unemployment
And for the bosses
Falling profit rates

I did nothing today
Because I am depressed
And the challenge to do is lost
In the blankets of myself
Their warmth, not threatening
Unlike the world of profit
And its demands, never-ending
Day in day out
Feeds the doubt
Of us all

I did nothing today
That is the way of the future
If we can change our ways
Where humans are first
And machines are ours
Not theirs
For humanity

I did nothing today
To be free
In a world unfree,
A world of prices and wages
Traps us all
And we as ones
Take fun
And do nothing
Hiding from their reality
I am not free
I am in their net
So I did nothing today

John Passant 25 October 2017.