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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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Tackling climate change through a rapid transition to renewable energy is perfectly feasible, but corporate interests are determined to frustrate action, writes Erima Dall in Solidarity. She says among other things:

‘We cannot wait until it is “commercially attractive” before saving the planet. That is market madness. We need to demand that the government build the necessary infrastructure. They could build seven such power plants in one year alone using the money that is currently subsidising the fossil fuel industry.’

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Comments

Comment from Lorikeet
Time November 9, 2015 at 11:13 am

Corporate abusers want to rule the planet. Their minions sit on both sides of the climate debate and neither side can prove their case due to insufficient data.

Those who wish to charge us to the eyeballs for power and water and plan to take over every possible government service are working for the same people who want to screw the planet in other ways.

High electricity prices have helped to drive work offshore. Immigration and asylum seeking help provide slave labourers, as does driving work offshore.

Corporate neo-communists are the driving force behind the Climate Change debate. No matter what we do, they intend to rule the world and destroy our standard of living.

Comment from Fred
Time November 9, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Socialists have a great record when it comes to environmental issues. Chernobyl?????

Comment from John
Time November 9, 2015 at 3:52 pm

The rise of Stalin represented the defeat of the Russian revolution. Stalinism is state capitalism. Its downfall (9 November 1989 was when the people of Germany smashed down the Berlin War and began the process of overthrowing Stalinism) is something serious socialists welcomed.

Comment from John
Time November 9, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Corporate neo-communists? Are you sure you don’t mean the lizard people?

Comment from Lorikeet
Time November 9, 2015 at 6:43 pm

No, corporate neo-communism comes about when bankers end up in charge of the financial system and take over all government services and property. Since they then become the primary employer of the population and control both the public and private housing market, salaries, taxation department, hospitals, schools, jails etc and work with a “user pays” system, corporate neo-communists exist where communism meets capitalism i.e. the banker inflicts the same control mechanisms as experienced in undemocratic socialist regimes. They own everything and the people are just pawns in their game.

Comment from Lorikeet
Time November 9, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Capitalists actually make a lot of money from the Climate Change religion, even making a killing from solar panels.

Comment from Lorikeet
Time November 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Actually speaking about lizard people, this is a fairly good guess.

Those who are driving both sides of the Climate Change debate are snakes in the same patch of grass.