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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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Québec students win a great victory

Québec students organised and fought. They mobilised. They struck. They picketed. They demonstrated. They won. As the neoliberal project intensifies its attacks on higher education, there may be a lesson there for students and staff at Universities around the globe, including Australia.

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Québec students show the way: if you do fight you can win

The ANU School of Music defeat shows us that if you don’t fight you lose. Québec shows us that if you do fight you can win.

Québec students win strike

In Québec a student strike of 150,000 students last semester and now this semester looks as if it has won. The Parti Québecois has defeated the sitting Liberal government in provincial elections and promised to scrap the fee increases which prompted the strike. Of course mass, democratic direct action never wins, does it? I interviewed […]

Interview with Québec student strike leader Guillaume Legault

Within the struggle you start to make links with every kind of struggle over social problems in your society but also internationally, that everyone is living the same crisis, everyone has the same shitty governments.

Québec student strike leader to speak at ANU

Last semester in Québec more than 150,000 university students went on strike against tuition fee hikes. When the provincial government criminalised these and other protests 300,000 demonstrated against their action and for students. As Vice-Chancellor after Vice-Chancellor in Australia attacks staff, students and courses, including here in the ACT, there may be lessons from the […]

Québec student strike leader to speak at ANU

Socialist Alternative Canberra is co-hosting an event: Leader of Quebec student strikes Guillaume Legault speaks at ANU.  Between February and June this year, hundreds of thousands of students in the Canadian province of Quebec went on strike over a proposal to almost double university fees. More than 300,000 unionists, students and others marched in Montreal, despite a […]

Québec : le printemps érable sans fin

La mobilisation est sans précédent dans l’histoire du Québec. Depuis plus de trois mois, entre 150 000 et 200 000 étudiants de la province canadienne – près de 50% des effectifs – sont en grève.

Canada: Le printemps érable: another May 1968?

Earth Day organizers saw more than 300,000 people gather in downtown Montreal—the largest demonstration in Canadian history. The numbers were swelled by the ranks of student strikers and their supporters, as well as workers—including 100 locked out workers from Alma (six hours drive from Montreal), who three weeks prior had their own global day of action that striking students and workers across Quebec, Canada and the world joined. The sea of humanity in the Place des arts was sprinkled with red square badges—the symbol of the strike. The size of the crowd outstripped the 200,000-strong demonstration the strikers organized exactly one month earlier, while at the same time hundreds protested Charest in Gatineau.