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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (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. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (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

Sick kids and paying upfront


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. (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)



Why the ALP supports Israel – Canberra Socialist Alternative meeting

As Israel continues its slaughter in Gaza, there have been huge demonstrations around the world, including Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and 100,000-150,000 in London.  Socialist Alternative has published a special supplement on the war (see and is heavily involved in solidarity activities with the Palestinians.

Give us a hand making the links between the campaign against the war, to free Palestine, resisting US imperialism, and other struggles against capitalism. At this week’s Socialist Alternative branch meeting in Canberra we will also discuss why Labor’s position on Israel has been so crap and the most effective strategies in Australia for supporting the Palestinians.

sa branch meeting

A reading and discussion meeting on Why the ALP supports Israel’s wars
6.00 pm Thursday 15 January, room G007 Moran, Australian National University.  Admission is free.

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Comment from Peter Quinn
Time January 16, 2009 at 2:57 pm

John, now you’re getting silly. This is a bit too far left, even for you.

Comment from John Passant
Time January 16, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Not sure why I am getting silly, Peter. Too far left? I am a member of Socialist alternative, as my home page makes clear.

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