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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)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)

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Photos of John

Patricia woke up this morning (Saturday the 11th) with the words of Joe Hill playing in her mind. I dreamed, I saw Joe Hill last nightAlive as you and meSays I “But Joe, you’re ten years dead”“I never died” says he“I never died” says he And standing there, as big as lifeAnd smiling with his […]

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Remembering John Passant

11 November 1953 to 5 April 2020 A man of emotionsOf guesses at lifeWatering the strifeTo negate the hateAnd blossom the love              excerpt from Understanding by John Passant Sadly John passed away peacefully on 5 April with Patricia at his side. Husband to Patricia, father to Michael and Louise and brother of Paul. Passionate challenger […]

Chris Harman’s death a tragic loss for socialist movement

This article, by Sandra Bloodworth, is republished from Australia’s Socialist Alternative magazine. Chris Harman, one of the greatest revolutionary Marxists of recent years, has died at the young age of 67. This is a tragic loss for the revolutionary left. Harman was a revolutionary from his university days, and a leading member of the International […]

Canberra refugee rally

Canberra Rally: let the refugees into Australia 5:30 pm Friday 13 November Petrie Plaza (near the merry-go-round), Civic. Instead of bringing refugees picked up by an Australian Customs ship to Australia, the Government has tried for four weeks to force them to get off in Indonesia. They had tried to come to Australia by boat […]

Michael Moore’s Capitalism: a love story

Michael Moore is not a revolutionary socialist. But he is a great film maker and story teller, and this exposé of the sins of capitalism – of capitalism as a structure of sin almost literally at one stage in the film – is a clear indictment of the free market system in the US and the profit motive. I cried […]

We are the terrorists

The major terrorists sit in Canberra and Washington.

Pilger peace prize

John Pilger has been awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.  Pilger spoke brilliantly at this year’s Marxism 2009 organised by Socialist Alternative. CDs of all the talks, including Pilger’s, are available from Socialist Alternative.  John has indicated he will be coming to Marxism 2010 next Easter in Melbourne.

Protests for same-sex marriage rights across Australia

By marching for same-sex marriage on August 1 we forced Labor to acknowledge the issue, and we raised the murmurings of dissent that are rippling through society into a collective roar.

Rationality and reaction

Science must become the tool of those who can develop a democratic and planned society freed from the strictures of profit – working people.

A tale of two Labor jails: from abortion to the ABCC

Innocent people face jail under Labor’s laws for actions that should not be crimes. Abortion and industrial action are not crimes; they are rights.