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A Ship of Fools: Unfolding Catastrophe Part VII

Very early on in the Covid drama the country’s commentators were straight out of the box slamming the government for mismanagement. There was no rallying behind the flag. From leading independent news site Crikey a story titled Ship of Fools: … Continue Reading →

It Could Not Have Been A More Wonderful Day

Terror in Australia: Workers’ Paradise Lost. Extract. As a young man Alex had taken every opportunity to travel. He stayed several times at a beach on Penang island known as Batu Ferringhi. In the 1970s it was little more than… Continue Reading →

Technofascism: The Historical Roots of the Modern Scientific Elite

By T.J. Coles: TOTT News Big Tech’s ever-expanding ability to shape public opinion and control freedom of speech stems directly from the rise of futurism and technocratic ideals in the early 20th century. Whoever controls the information we see or… Continue Reading →

Scotty’s Jab

By Paul Collits The Covid vaccines have been hailed as the world’s route out of lockdown and associated measures.  Not so fast, as we now are coming to realise.  The inept Morrison Government should be held to far higher standards… Continue Reading →

Earth To Josh: Australian Treasurer Frydenberg’s ‘World-leading Economy’ Claim Is False

By Alan Austin: Michael West Media. On key economic variables Australia lags behind 20 comparable advanced economies yet Treasurer Josh Frydenberg repeatedly asserts that Australia outperformed all major advanced economies in 2020. It’s well past time the mainstream media called… Continue Reading →

The Entire World Should Be Laughing At America For Pretending To Care About Muslims In China

By Caitlin Johnstone The current representative of the US empire finally held his first full press conference. an embarrassing and undignified affair which saw a gaggle of obsequious imperial stenographers gather round to make believe that important policy decisions about… Continue Reading →

First Exit Trafficking Conviction In Australia

Source: Australian Federal Police A Sydney man who used threats, coercion and deception to force a woman and her child to return to India has become the first person in Australia to be convicted for an exit human trafficking offence…. Continue Reading →

The Dirty Country: Crikey’s Blockbuster Series on Corruption in Australia

Leading independent Australian news site Crikey has just concluded a major series on corruption in Australia. The series comes at a time when every journalist in the country is baying for Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s blood, and the country is… Continue Reading →

Ancient Undersea Middens Offer Clues About Life Before Rising Seas Engulfed The Coast

By Katherine Woo, Geoff Bailey, Jessica Cook Hale, Jonathan Benjamin and Sean Ulm The world’s oceans hold their secrets close, including clues about how people lived tens of thousands of years ago. For a large portion of humanity’s existence, sea… Continue Reading →

Barrage: Unfolding Catastrophe Part VI

Alex’s barrage began with a story titled “Covid-19: Pundits Queue to Criticise the Prime Minister” and subtitled “Australia’s Collapsing Democracy: A Deficit of Trust”. OK, warming up.  “Experts have long warned that with the extremely poor quality of government which… Continue Reading →

Reducing The Threat of Terrorism on a Global and Local Level

By Leanne Close The Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Counterterrorism Yearbook 2021, to be published at the end of the month, provides a comprehensive picture of the global terrorism landscape, emerging themes and recommended policy responses for governments and communities. Covid-19… Continue Reading →

Only The Lonely: An Endangered Bird Is Forgetting Its Song As The Species Dies Out

By Ross Crates, Dejan Stojanovic, Naomi Langmore and Rob Hensohn, Australian National University. Just as humans learn languages, animals learn behaviours crucial for survival and reproduction from older, experienced individuals of the same species. In this way, important “cultures” such… Continue Reading →

False Allegations: The Curse of Australia’s Men

By Sue Price Australia is now in the grip of a swarm of unsubstantiated allegations which have currently pushed aside both the Federal Defence Minister and the Attorney General, and in the last 24 hours the NSW government is also… Continue Reading →

Sequestered: Unfolding Catastrophe Part V

There was a torrent on the water surface but Old Alex was hidden in the deep matting on the bottom of the sea. That’s the way it felt.  There was a tumultuous effect. There was a spiritual component. There were… Continue Reading →

The Myth of Black Opal: Lightning Ridge and the Fiery Guardians of Eternal Love

The picture above was taken in 1909, at the height of the what was known as the Three Mile Rush. The bicycle polisher rigged up in the centre of this picture was being used to rub down opal. The commercial… Continue Reading →

Julia Gillard and Those Military Funerals

By William de Maria with Pearls and Irritations While sitting in on 24 soldier funerals did Gillard ask herself the same question, in substance, “is it worth it?”. No doubt each time she would have given herself the same answer… Continue Reading →

The Art Of The Fight

By Nudge Mieli Boxing coach Nudge Mieli, who came from a martial arts background, started boxing to become more proficient with his hands. “They call boxing the sweet science, and that’s what drew me to it,” Nudge says. “It is… Continue Reading →

Repeatedly Going To War: The Cost Of Our U.S. Alliance

By Stephen Darley: Independent Australia Our alliance with the U.S. helps keep its war machine rolling, but the cost to Australia must be more carefully considered, writes Stephen Darley. ON 16 FEBRUARY 2003, I was walking along North Terrace, Adelaide. Nothing unusual in that, as I… Continue Reading →

Cave of Horror: Fresh Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls

By Gareth Wearne, Australian Catholic University On Tuesday news broke of the discovery of fresh fragments of a nearly 2,000-year-old scroll in Israel. The fragments were said to come from the evocatively named Cave of Horror, near the western shore… Continue Reading →

A Homage to Warren Clarke

Photo-Journalist, Inveterate Traveler: The Best of Our Archives Warren Clarke was known for his high adventurism. Whether on assignment or not, he trekked to places no other photographer wanted to go. In recent years he had become fascinated by India;… Continue Reading →

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