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Keep socialist blog En Passant going - donate now
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
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. (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)



The year En Passant

I thought readers might like to know some basic statistics from my site. Last year – that’s 2011 just to remind myself – there were over 97000 page visits.¬†

There were over  56000 visits to my blog from 31000 visitors (which means each visitor on average looked at 1.74 pages.)

Readers spent an average of 2.10 minutes on the site. 54 percent of those who visited were new to the site.

Almost 40,000 visits were from Australia and just over 9000 from the US. About a thousand came from the UK and Canada. Australian visitors stayed on the site much much longer than everyone else, reflecting the fact that many of the articles deal, unsurprisingly, with Australian politics.

Almost 60% of visitors went to the opening (ie most recent page) of En Passant.

The most visitors in descending order were on:

I hope that this year we improve on these figures. The resistance to economic and political neoliberalism around the globe gives me hope that the ideas of socialism and Marxism will reach an even wider and eager audience in 2012 and that the year becomes a turning point in the struggle for human liberation.