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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
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Art and revolution – a poem

Can art fuel a revolution?

Are poems art?

Are words enough?

The lived experience

The falling value of labour

The precipice of profit

Before we fall off

Or rather it falls away

A landslide of lives lost

At what cost?

Not in dollars

But in our lives

And then the dollars, our dollars

Not yours

Food, kids, homes

Gone, all gone

Because?Profits are falling

Have fallen

We must rise to stop the fall

Of their economy

And our nature

The changing chameleon of climate

That their politicians deny

Or delay

The emergency is here

Fear not

Rise up

Reclaim humanity

Reclaim life

From the masters of our death

The bosses’ deadly breath

Must stop

We, the many, can

They the few cannot

Stop the rot

Make life art

Make life a revolution

Of love

Of humanity

Of freedom

Revolution is our art

To come

Soon, one day

Hear her breathing

The gentle loving sway

Of living air

In and out

There is no doubt

Our poems will overwhelm them

Our music throw them

Our strength destroy them

And life can begin at last

John Passant 5 May 2019