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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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Keep Left 2015: Ideas to challenge the system

 

Keep Left 2015: Ideas to challenge the system

Sydney, August 22-23 (next weekend)

Merewether Building, Sydney University

Butlin Ave, Sydney, Australia 2008

Tickets available here.

Two days of revolutionary politics, debate and discussion

Sessions include:
Recession and austerity in Greece: can Syriza solve the crisis? A debate
with special guest speakers PETROS CONSTANTINOU, visiting Greek socialist, councillor for Athens, national co-ordinator of KEERFA (Movement against Racism and the Fascist Threat) and ADAM RORRIS, Australia-Greek Solidarity campaign

Panel: Team Australia? Not our team! Uniting to fight racism
with LYDIA SHELLY, anti-Islamophobia activist
KEN CANNING, lifetime Indigenous activist, poet and campaigner with the Redfern Aboriginal Tent Embassy
IAN RINTOUL, refugee activist and socialist

Unstable, unpopular, incapable? The crisis of Australian politics
with JOHN KAYE, NSW Greens MLC and
ARTHUR RORRIS, Secretary of the South Coast Labor Council and former member of the ALP

Europe and the rise of the right: lessons from the frontlines in Greece
with PETROS CONSTANTINOU

The politics of Australia’s first Aboriginal rights organisations
with PADDY GIBSON, Aboriginal rights activist, Associate Producer of film ‘Utopia’

The White Australia Policy, class and racism in Australia
with PHIL GRIFFITHS, longterm socialist activist, researcher on White Australia and Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland (USU)

Another world is possible: Resisting crisis, cuts and racism
with newly-elected Greens MP JENNY LEONG, PETROS CONSTANTINOU, and more TBC

Other sessions include:
– BACKLASH IN THE MIDDLE EAST: SYRIA, ISIS AND IMPERIALISM
– MARXISM 101: CAPITALISM, CLASS AND EXPLOITATION
– MARXISM 102: SOCIALISM, ANARCHISM AND THE STATE
– CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE? MARXISM, FEMINISM AND THEORIES OF OPPRESSION

Plus more speakers and sessions to be announced! Check back closer to the date for the full program.

Venue: University of Sydney, Merewether Building, Butlin Avenue, Darlington, NSW
Contact Details:
Amy 0450 7675 39
sydney@solidarity.net.au
www.solidarity.net.au/keepleft

 

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