Frightening Futures Become Reality

With TOTT News Australia A year ago the obsessions of TOTT News Australia could easily have been dismissed as the tin-foil brigade: their multiple obsessions included Big Pharma, Big Tech, Bill Gates, uber surveillance and ever expanding state control over… Continue Reading →

Wormholes May Be Lurking In The Universe

By Andreea Font, Liverpool John Moores University Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity profoundly changed our thinking about fundamental concepts in physics, such as space and time. But it also left us with some deep mysteries. One was black holes,… Continue Reading →

Motorcycle Saigon: The Best Of 2020.

By Ian Purdie Saigon police have launched a major campaign against foreign motorbike riders in an attempt to curb the nation’s shocking road toll. Young, ill-prepared tourists often rent motorbikes and head off into Saigon’s daunting traffic. For two weeks… Continue Reading →

Lawyer X: The Review

By Paul Collits The journalists Anthony Dowsley and Patrick Carlyon are outstanding practitioners of their craft.  They have written a must-read, cracking story of Australia’s worst ever legal fiasco.  Naturally, it involves Victoria Police. The journalists Anthony Dowsley and Patrick… Continue Reading →

Dark Seas: Best of 2020.

Extract: Hideout in the Apocalypse The spooks were easy to spot. Most Australians couldn’t afford a new iPhone, and certainly not in that part of town. Old Alex felt decidedly unsafe, packed up the apartment, both glad to be out… Continue Reading →

Murder, Corruption, Bombings: The Company at the Centre of Australia’s Submarine Deal

The Best of 2020: By Michelle Fahy with Michael West Media The arms company at the centre of a deadly criminal saga and numerous global corruption scandals, Naval Group, was selected by the Australian government to build our new fleet… Continue Reading →

Bridget Lafferty Leaves Redfern: The Best Of.

Images, paintings and recollections by Bridget Lafferty Editors Note: This story, written way back in 2018, was pivotal in the evolution of A Sense of Place Magazine, because it was at this very point that we realised and came to understand… Continue Reading →

Assange’s Momentary Reprieve Opens Way for More Torture and US Extradition on Appeal

By Paul Gregoire with Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog For a brief moment, the globe was shocked that a UK court ruled against the extradition of Australian journalist Julian Assange to the US, where he would face an 18 count Virginia District Court indictment,… Continue Reading →

Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World

Preface by Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg The comforting belief that democratic freedoms have history on their side and will eventually prevail everywhere has always been tinged with wishful thinking. World events of the past two or three decades have… Continue Reading →

Churn of the Ocean of Milk: The Rise of Techno-Fascism

The Best of 2020: Ethan Nash from TOTT News Mid-20th century fascism was woefully limited in its capacities and reach. The new technocratic-fascism, however, arrives at the new golden dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, ready to extract the population… Continue Reading →

The Abuse of Australian Servicemen, Politicians Sacrificing Their Own People, Scientists treating the Population as Lab Rats

Maralinga: The Best of 2020. If the current ABC TV drama series Operation Buffalo piqued your interest in the British atomic tests in the South Australian desert in the 1950s and 60s, Frank Walker’s book ‘Maralinga’ reveals the true horror… Continue Reading →

A Queensland Sea Sponge Unravels a 700-Million-Year-Old Connection to Humans

The Best of 2020. Emily S Wong, UNSW. Many human traits, such as height and disease susceptibility, depend on genes that are encoded in our DNA. These genes are switched on and off and further fine-tuned by important but hard-to-find… Continue Reading →

Coalition Spin Kings: Real Reform in Aged Care Trumped by Re-Announcements and a Deluge of Cash

The Best of 2020. By Dr Sarah Russell with Michael West Media The federal Health Department has learnt a thing or two from Scotty from Marketing. It has just announced version seven of the aged care pandemic plan. Never mind… Continue Reading →

Liberty Lost: Australia’s Security Apparatus. The Best of 2020.

By Brian Toohey During the 1970s and 1980s the governments of Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke mostly held the line against Australia becoming a national security state. The official figures show that the domestic spy agency the Australian… Continue Reading →

Magic, Culture and Stalactites: How Aboriginal Perspectives are Transforming Archaeological Histories

By Bruno David, Chris Urwin and Lynette Russell, Monash University, Jeane-Jacques Delannoy, Universite Savoie Mont Blanc and Russell Mullett, Indigenous Knowledge New collaborative work at an Aboriginal cave in eastern Victoria, just published, shows the stark difference between contemporary archaeological… Continue Reading →

The Biggest Mistake in History: Debating the Great Lockdown: The Best Of 2020.

By Professor Ramesh Thakur Early assumptions of extraordinary SARS-CoV-2 infectiousness and lethality have proven fallacious. Some are already calling the coronavirus lockdown “the Greatest Mistake in History.” The seductive numerical precision of the Imperial College London (ICL) March 16 model, with grim forecasts of… Continue Reading →

The Origins of Totalitarianism. The Best of 2020.

By Hannah Arendt From its first publication in 1951 The Origins of Totalitarianism has been considered a masterpiece of scholarship and historical research, a devastating insight into humanity’s potential for terror. To labour the obvious, it has an uncanny and… Continue Reading →

It’s Just Not Cricket

By Paul Collits The Sydney cricket test has begun.  Virtually without a crowd.  Those there are all wearing masks, because they are compulsory in Sydney.  Covid summer madness has hit the Premier State, where a mere two Covid deaths have… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. The Best of 2020.

The wildly inaccurate nature of initial modelling may proffer some excuse for the Australian government’s catastrophic mishandling of the Covid crisis. But within weeks of it all beginning epidemiologists from some of the world’s leading institutions were speaking out, warning … Continue Reading →

The Triumph of Death: Bruegel The Elder: The Best of 2020.

Death triumphs over the mundane. An army of skeletons raze the Earth. All life is extinguished. The background is a barren landscape in which scenes of destruction are still taking place. In the foreground, Death leads his armies from his… Continue Reading →

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