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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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Archive for 'Workers'

Rich snobs’ education subsidised by workers

Ruling class and middle class schools getting millions in public subsidies is indefensible. Funding that is sorely needed for schools in working class suburbs is being siphoned into Toorak and the North Shore and helping to pay for equestrian centres for spoiled brats.

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.

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.

Could workers run the world?

The collective nature and common interests of the working class mean that a new society can be organised democratically from the bottom up.

Workers, refugees and cogs in their inhuman machine

Why not increase our refugee intake to match our skilled migrant intake? Open our borders; let humanity finds its true home.

Socialists: running to where the ball will be

The more people who are prepared practically and theoretically for an upsurge in class struggle the closer we will be to a truly democratic society.

Would Russia have been better off without a revolution?

The defeat of the German revolution meant the fate of the Russian revolution – its own defeat – was sealed. The Stalinist counter-revolution then triumphed.

Cricket’s imperialist masters beaten

The defeat of the Australian cricket team shows that Australian capitalism and its products are not invincible. It is a lesson workers could well learn.

Cut profits, not wages

The reality for the working class is that to defend jobs and living standards they will have to strike, despite the opposition of Rudd Labor and the ACTU.