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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 'Living standards'

Cut profits, not wages

The reality for the working class is that to defend jobs and living standards they will have to strike, despite the opposition of Rudd Labor and the ACTU.

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Cut the pension age to 60

It’s time for workers to demand a just retirement on a living wage at 60.

The Tax Office: the attacks on staff continue

By striking and stopping Government revenue, tax officers can win large wage increases and job security.

Jackboot junkies and bikie gangs

The ABCC; the ‘bikie gang’ laws; anti-terrorism laws; the loss of habeas corpus – the ruling class jackboots are stirring.

Commonwealth Bank cuts workers’ wages

Commonwealth Bank management salary cuts are tokenistic posturing aimed at convincing staff to accept a real wage cut.

Is this 1929 or 1989, or both?

Every strike contains the seeds of revolution. Therein lies our hope and our future.

The Left, internet filtering and missing the point

The Left should encourage and join workers to fight for their jobs and livelihoods, and so help defend and extend our freedoms.

The bosses’ wage terrorism begins

What an obscenity. The rich and powerful are telling the poorly paid that a wage increase would be bad. Not bad for the poorly paid mind you, but bad for the rich and powerful. Hard to imagine isn’t it – Australia’s CEOs as caring sharing types worried about job losses? Don’t laugh. Evidently they care about […]

Queensland has class

Working class voters decided Premier Bligh in Queensland could protect and create jobs. She can’t. Politics is about to get very interesting.

French workers, revolution and the lessons of history

Will French workers learn the lessons of history?  Can the strikes there lead to a democratic working class revolution with production organised to satisfy human need?  I wrote this piece – May ’68 in Paris – for Socialist Alternative last year. It may be one small contribution to the discussion. It was written well before the […]