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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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Could Malcolm Turnbull call an early election – and win?

Malcolm Turnbull must be tempted to call an early election, I write in Independent Australia.

The #BankingRC, the Turnbull Government and protecting the Big Four

  In Independent Australia I discuss the Turnbull Government’s ongoing commitment to protecting the banks’ profitability, even gifting them billions in tax cuts, as the Banking Royal Commission continues to uncover “utterly shocking” truths.   https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/the-bankingrc-the-turnbull-government-and-protecting-the-big-four,11425

Trump – bombing Syria in the interests of the US, not democracy

The U.S. involvement in Syria has nothing to do with democracy or even chemical weapons — it is about protecting and extending U.S. military and economic power, says John Passant  

Dear Mr Turnbull, Happy 30th Newspoll Birthday

  John Passant pens a 30th birthday letter to Malcolm Turnbull letting him know he is still the preferred PM, ‘compared to the other potential PMs growing in the sewer that is your Liberal Party’. Click here to read the whole article in Independent Australia.   https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/dear-mr-turnbull-happy-30th-newspoll-birthday,11382

What creek is this, Malcolm?

Burn Australia Burn

  This is a youtube recording of my poem Burn Australia Burn that I recited at the National Folk Festival on Saturday.

Link to ABC Radio South East NSW interview to be broadcast between 10 am and 10.30 am on Thursday 29 March

Sophie Longden at ABC Radio South East NSW interviewed me for 15 minutes about my poetry book launch. Plus a lot of politics and two poetry readings.   The book launch will be on 30 March at 4.30 pm in The Terrace at the National Folk Festival.   Sophie will be playing the interview in […]

We need to talk about Facebook

Social media data abuses by tech giants and political parties will continue as long as “you’re the product”, I write in Independent Australia.  

The Batman by-election: lessons for Labor and the Greens

In Independent Australia John Passant analyses Ged Kearney’s Batman by-election win and what it says about left-wing policies.

The Canberra Times’ Big Stoush: Read All About It (From One Perspective)

The Canberra Times is engaged in a ding-dong battle with the ACT Chief Minister, and if you believe the letters to the editor page, it has staggering levels of support. John Passant in New Matilda is not so sure.