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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)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)

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Archive for 'Terrorism'

Just who is the real threat to Australian workers?

‘This government, and the opposition that so often backs it, preaches freedom, democracy and fairness. This pledge is hollow, cover for a future of fear, poverty, desperation and insecurity, all in aid of giving a worthless government a mirage of strength and the rich a more pliant workforce.’

Statement from the Left Front in France on the Paris massacre (in French and English)

This is a statement by the Left Front on the terrorist attack in Paris. It supports the Communist Party aligned Confederation of General Workers (CGT) for a mobilisation of all democrats from 5 pm (about 4 am Australian time Thursday morning) in the Place de la Republique in memory of the dead and their families and friends. 35,000 attended.

A snippet: Faced with terror, we must respond with more democracy, more fraternity and tolerance.

The Paris massacre and the West’s war mongering terrorist governments

NO ONE CAN have anything but the profoundest condemnation for the attacks on the Paris offices of the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. [However] the latest attack will lead to a greater backlash and greater levels of Islamophobia. But it is not Muslims who are the problem but the foreign policies that have helped create terrorism. That is what needs to change.

Canada – why the shock?

Glenn Greenwald: Canada learns you don’t get to run around for years wallowing in war glory, invading and bombing others, without the risk of having violence brought back to you. Read the full article re-posted in the Stop the War Coalition here.

Deaths in the workplace: putting Australian media hysteria in perspective

  Not to mention Aboriginal deaths in custody or the woman killed every week by her partner.

Tony Abbott’s ‘Team Australia’ Terrorists?

Overnight there were two terrorist attacks in Sydney. But that is OK. They are ‘Team Australia’ terrorists.

Homegrown Jihadists?

I am posting this link to Tad Tietze’s article in New Matilda on the homegrown Jihadist threat because I want to draw readers’ attention to the issue and the debate.

A Fairfax picture paints a thousand racist agendas

Almost everything we are reading about ‘terror Australis’ is bullshit from Team Australia and the compliant media to further a particular goal – to unite us with the warmongers, racists and Islamophobes in yet another blood soaked certainly doomed adventure in the Middle East. It may also be a temporary distraction from the economic terrorism the Abbott government has unleashed on us.

Terror, permanent war and hysteria

The ‘enemy’, the ‘other’ is supposedly both external and within. It is a common ploy of our rulers. Over white Australia’s history the threat has been variously the Chinese, the yellow peril, the Russians, the Germans, the Japanese, the Reds, immigrants, refugees and of course the founding ‘enemy’, Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. It unites ‘us’ all, boss and worker, against the other and helps the bosses set their agenda. That agenda includes the West’s terrorism worldwide to subdue the peoples of rebellious countries and impose the market for the benefit of Western capitalism.

Muslims in Australia today are, for the capitalist class and its politicians, the perfect other, the perfect target, the manufactured representation of both home-grown and overseas terror and terrorism.

They are the decoy for neoliberalism and the West’s permanent global war.

Budget distraction level set at High