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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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The Greek working class overwhelmingly rejects austerity

I have woken up in far away Australia to the fantastic news that the Greek working class has voted overwhemimgly to reject the austerity of the European ruling class.

There is joy in the streets of  Greece that echoes in my heart.

It is the first step. The next battle begins now, not for ‘reduced’ ¬†austerity acceptable to the bourgeoisie, but for a new vision, a new society, built on cooperation and democracy.

Thank you to the working class in Greece. You have restored hope for humanity.

Let us celebrate now and discuss and debate the way forward tomorrow.

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Comments

Comment from Mike
Time July 6, 2015 at 8:18 am

How about building a new society based on government only spending what it collects in taxes?

If you want more spending, increase taxes. If you want lower taxes, reduce spending.

Otherwise we’ll be right back here in a couple of decades.

Comment from John
Time July 6, 2015 at 8:33 am

We won’t be back here in a few years if Greek workers replace the profit driven system with one based on satisfying human need and democracy.