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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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Tag: Great Recession

Commonwealth Bank cuts workers’ wages

Commonwealth Bank management salary cuts are tokenistic posturing aimed at convincing staff to accept a real wage cut.

Stats sacks staff

According to Satuday’s Canberra Times, the Australian Bureau of Statistics has begun to carry out its decision to sack 180 staff.  This week 31 learned they are going. More will get the boot in the coming weeks. My union, the CPSU, has done nothing but talk. Only mass meetings of all CPSU members to consider indefinite strike […]

Is this 1929 or 1989, or both?

Every strike contains the seeds of revolution. Therein lies our hope and our future.

Save lives – smash the Australian Building and Construction Commission!

Building workers, strike now to smash Rudd’s ABCC. Don’t go back to work until Rudd agrees to repeal this abomination.

Social democracy rules, OK?

Social democratic controlled burning won’t prevent the firestorm of the Great Recession from destroying hundreds of millions of lives across the globe. Rudd Labor will fan the flames.

Bikies and the Great Recession

The Great Recession is polarising politics.  As the crisis deepens the extreme right will gain a hearing. Radical reaction is growing again in the womb of society. Pauline Hanson won 22 percent of the vote in one electorate in the Queensland election on Saturday. The Liberals are shifting further to the Right. Her supporters, to generalise, come from […]

Queensland has class

Working class voters decided Premier Bligh in Queensland could protect and create jobs. She can’t. Politics is about to get very interesting.

Booze, bingeing and bullshit

Let’s get drunk on our power, not their poison.

The spectre of unemployment

A spectre is haunting Australia; the spectre of unemployment. Last month in Australia unemployment went up from 4.8 percent to 5.2 per cent. There are now 590,000 unemployed. The rate of unemployment among 15 to 19 year olds looking for full time work is a little under 24 per cent. There will be at a minimum […]

Labor will dexter the public service

Lindsay Tanner will not take a meat axe to the public service. He’ll dexter it. Although the techniques are very different, the results are the same. Tanner will destroy public service jobs, programs and lives. In Long-term sustainable growth, a speech Tanner gave to the National Press Club on 11 March, the Minister for Finance said: The Rudd Government inherited an […]