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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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Archive for 'Independent Australia'

Marriage equality will end Christmas, freedom and life as we know it

Conservatives are rallying against marriage equality in a desperate attempt to defend a backward system of discrimination that is crumbling around them, says John Passant in Independent Australia​.

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The Turnbull government continues to attack workers

It’s time to break the unjust laws that make up Australia’s industrial relations system, writes John Passant in Independent Australia.   https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/turnbull-government-continues-to-screw-over-workers,10681   Feel free to make comments on the site too and to share.

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.

Syria: From Trump’s bombs to Turnbull’s crocodile tears

For Trump, Turnbull and others, Assad killing his own people is okay, as long as it’s not with chemical weapons because then it constitutes ‘war crimes’, I write in Independent Australia.

To read the whole article click here: Syria: Trump’s bombs and Turnbull’s crocodile tears

Martin Hirst on rejoining the Canberra Press Gallery

As Martin Hirst says, among other things, in his wonderful article on rejoining the Canberra Press Gallery:

‘If I’m going back to Canberra, back to the Press Gallery and back into that depressing pit of ego, subterfuge and sucking up that is our Federal Parliament, I’m doing it for only one reason: To expose what goes on behind the curtain; not to be complicit in ensuring only the approved messages and approved images get past the gate-keepers.

‘I’m doing it so that the cleaners and cooks from the ASU can have their stories told when they come to town to fight for wage justice. I’m doing it so that when the highly-paid corporate lobbyists try to sneak behind the curtain to grease the palms and seek the favours, they don’t get to do it in secret.’

To read the whole article click here: Rejoining the Canberra Press Gallery: How it happened and what it means

Racism did not die with Bill Leak

Bill Leak may have been the poster boy for “free speech” anti-Section 18C nutters, but his death has not heralded the end of racism and bigotry, I write in Independent Australia.

Turnbull’s war on workers

Penalty rate cuts encapsulate the Turnbull Government’s war against the fair go for workers and must be defeated, I write in Independent Australia. To read the whole article click here. Turnbull’s war against the fair go

Penalty rate cuts – because low paid workers are not exploited enough

The double-edged sword of penalty rate cuts for the lowest paid alongside tax handouts for the privileged may well galvanise the union movement, writes John Passant in Independent Australia. Click here to get a link to the whole article.

Trump, Pell, coal and halal certification

We may be careering towards war and climate change disaster and 4,444 victims of child sexual abuse may have been revealed, but “clean coal” and halal certification is what our politicians have focussed on this week, I write in Independent Australia. To read the whole article click here through to the IA site.

From Trump to Australia Day – the indigenocide remains the same

In Independent Australia I explain how the rise of Trump is related to indigenocide and Australia Day. I say among other things: Here in Australia, millions will celebrate Australia Day on 26 January. This is the day to celebrate the establishment of the first (white British) settlement in Sydney Harbour. There will be endless talk […]