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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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Our socialism or their barbarism? – a poem

The words, the article, the politics Cannot write tonight The not right of campaigns The pain of lies, untruths, sales By the men and women with snake oil Greasing our minds With thoughts to supposedly explain Our economic insecurity as gain But exploitation is insecure Systemically, crises are its cure, Unplanned, undemocratic Men in suits […]

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The theft at the heart of growing inequality

Danny Katch writes in Socialist Worker US about the increasing gap between the rich and the rest of us. He says in part:

The fact of the matter is this: The rising gap between the rich and the rest of us isn’t being caused by mysterious new forces, but by a very old-fashioned one: theft. The most significant of the crimes is the attack on wages.

Politicians: serving themselves, and their masters even more

The expenses scandal in Australia grows deeper by the week. Yet the greatest crime of politicians is that, while serving themselves, they serve their masters more.

Cuba supports Tamil genocide

I see Cuba, that great bastion of ‘socialism’ according to some sections of the Left, has supported Sri Lanka’s massacre of the Tamils.  There is a brief discussion in this month’s Socialist Alternative.  (Corey Oakley Stalinist states back Sri Lanka). Stalinism is not socialism, as John has written previously.  (Cuba: Stalinism is not socialism).  John is speaking on […]