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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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Tunisia: two years on

The struggle for real justice and democracy continues. Many Tunisians are angry that the new government has done little to fulfil promises made in the run-up to the elections. Unemployment is over 17 percent. And the security forces have responded viciously to sit-ins outside parliament and other protests. Strikes and protests across the country—particularly outside the capital—are shaking the government. Graffiti stating, “The people want another revolution” has appeared in the farming town of Siliana.

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Overthrow Palestine’s Quislings

The road to Jerusalem runs through Tunis and Cairo. The road to food and freedom runs through the workplace and local committees defending the Tunisian revolution.

Revolution in Tunisia: Canberra talk

Revolution in Tunisia: Socialist Alternative Public Meeting Canberra 6pm Thursday 27 January Room 10 Moran Building, Australian National University. All welcome.

The revolt of the hungry

Anger and despair over the lack of basic necessities was the spark, but Tunisia’s rebellion quickly broadened into a struggle for democracy and more.

Tunisia: lessons for workers everywhere

It was Tunisian workers who drove the dictator out. On Thursday night Ben Ali was going to tough it out. On Friday he fled.  What changed? The normally regime friendly leadership in the General Union of Tunisian Workers, known by its French initials UGTT, under pressure from its rank and file, called a two hour strike […]

Is it February in Tunisia?

If it is February in Tunisia there is hope yet for October.

The victory of the Tunisian working class will provide hope and inspiration to hundreds of millions across the region. Their revolution is our hope and inspiration too.

Tunisia’s tyrant toppled

Victory to workers and peasants across the region – not only in Tunisia but in Algeria, in Libya, in Egypt, in Saudi Arabia, in Syria to name a few. Spread the revolution.

The developing revolution in Tunisia shows the way.

But don’t accept half measures. Don’t stop until total victory. Take over and run the workplaces. Seize the land. Set up a government of workers and peasants, not remnants of the regime or those who have bowed before it.

The liberation of Palestine comes a step closer if the dictators are swept aside and the iron grip of US imperialism shaken loose. The road to Jerusalem runs through Tunis and Cairo.

Rebellion in Tunisia; floods in Queensland – Have your say in Saturday’s Socialist speak out

The rebellion in Tunisia continues. Moderates have welcomed the dictator’s easing of repression and his commitment not to re-contest elections in 2014. It’s not enough. Only his overthrow can begin the next chapter in the Tunisian struggle for jobs and freedom. There was a general strike on Friday. If workers and peasants force Ben Ali from […]

Revolution in Tunisia

The Arab masses are awakening. The overthrow of the hated Tunisian dictatorship when it happens may be just the first step in a radical re-shaping of the Middle East to serve the interests of workers and peasants there and ultimately even the liberation of Palestine.

Victory to the workers and peasants of Tunisia.