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Me quoted in Fairfax papers on tax haven use
Me quoted by Georgia Wilkins in The Age (and other Fairfax publications) today. John Passant, from the school of political science and international relations, at the Australian National University, said the trend noted by Computershare was further evidence multinationals did not take global regulators seriously. ”US companies are doing this on the hard-nosed basis that any [regulatory] changes that will be made won’t have an impact on their ability to avoid tax,” he said. ”They think it is going to take a long time for the G20 to take action, or that they are just all talk.” (1)

Sprouting sh*t for almost nothing
You can prove my 2 ex-comrades wrong by donating to my blog En Passant at BSB: 062914 Account: 1067 5257, the Commonwealth Bank in Tuggeranong, ACT. More... (12)

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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Real debate?
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System change, not climate change
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Archive for 'Lies'

Zionists slander and attempt to suppress supporters of Palestine

Australian supporters of Israel have reacted to the growing hostility to the Gaza war with a hysterical campaign of slander and suppression against anyone who dares to criticise Israel write Corey Oakley and Daniel Taylor in Red Flag. (The link may not work all the time because pro-Israeli forces have been attacking and shutting down the Red Flag site for the last 3 weeks. The Zionists do not want the truth about Israel’s crimes revealed.)

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The media spruikers for the invasion of Iraq have never been held to account

That the conservative commentators and media pundits who spread such lies, misinformation and hysterical jingoism to justify mass slaughter continue to be respected and celebrated by the establishment, and have faced no consequences of any import for their actions, speaks to the depravity and cynicism of modern capitalism writes Louise O’Shea in Red Flag.

Of course it is a political cover up

‘Operational matters’ is an Orwellian phrase to stop us learning the truth of what our political masters like Scott Morrison and those riding shotgun with them like Angus Campbell are doing to asylum seekers.

A government of liars

The real message from the SPC decision is that the Liberal Government wants capital to launch attacks on jobs, wages and conditions now to restore declining profit rates and to set the scene for an escalation of rhetoric and attacks when unemployment worsens, as it will in the coming months. A good response, rather than hitting their heads against a brick wall, would be for SPC workers to occupy the plant and begin producing canned fruit for free for poor people.

The lies they tell about refugees

There is a series of myths, tropes and catch phrases about refugees in Australia writes Emma Norton in Socialist Alternative. They are repeated by politicians and the media to such an extent that they have entered the consciousness of much of the population. The majority are lies and twisted half-truths which serve to justify the inhuman detention regime and further the scapegoating of refugees.

Captain Emad is innocent

Ali has committed no crime. There is no credible evidence against him, no charges have been laid and there is certainly no conviction or seemingly even a prospect of one. End the media lynching and the racist attacks on refugees.

Join us in demonstrations for asylum seekers on World Refugee Day in major cities around Australia in the near future.

The lies about Lenin

Lenin dedicated his life to one thing and one thing only – the establishment of a society free from all forms of oppression. And to achieve this, he focused his attention on building an organization of revolutionaries – primarily of workers – capable of achieving that goal.

Stop the media lynching

It wasn’t a wild protest. It wasn’t a riot. It wasn’t thuggery.

Those false accusations are examples of the constant racist stereotyping by the one percent and their media and part of the wider agenda to deepen even further the oppression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Of pokies and porkies

Maybe it is time the Greens threatened to join Wilkie unless Labor begins to seriously address issues like refugees, gay marriage, Australia’s participation in the war in Afghanistan, the wealth shift to the rich, jobs and the need for real action on climate change, such as taking over the car plants to produce buses, solar farms and wind turbines. They won’t.

The task to win progressive reform is too important to be left to politicians. Only pressure from below – mass campaigns and strikes – can force the paid popinjays of profit to implement a program that benefits the 99%, not the 1%.