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The Best of 2022. Did Our Pandemic Policies Kill More People Than They Saved?

Interview with Gigi Foster: Co-Author of The Great Covid Panic How many people would you be willing to kill in order to save one from COVID? That is essentially the trade-off. That’s the kind of question we should have been… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022: Northern Territory Government Continues Youth Detention Torture Regime at Don Dale

Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog: Paul Gregoire. Six years after Four Corners exposed the atrocities being perpetrated upon children at Darwin’s Don Dale Youth Detention Centre – and the subsequent push for reforms in its wake – the Northern Territory government has successfully… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022: With its Dismal History in Iraq, Australia Cannot take the High Moral Ground on Ukraine

The Great City: Extract from Dark Dark Policing by John Stapleton. From Malcolm Turnbull’s first day as Prime Minister in 2015, the bombings on Iraq increased. That is, he was responsible  for killing more Muslims than any other Prime Minister… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Electric Shock Treatment in Australia

From the Citizens Commission on Human Rights Victoria. THE VICTORIAN MENTAL HEALTH ACT IS UNDER REVIEW Under Victoria’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, someone committing an act of cruelty on any animal that wounds, mutilates, abuses, worries, torments, or terrifies… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. ‘Australia is ready’: Five years after Uluru, path to referendum becomes clearer

Adam Phelan: University of NSW Newsroom. Architects of the Uluru Statement from the Heart say they look forward to working alongside the new Government to confirm a timeline for a referendum on a Voice to Parliament. Five years since the… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. What On Earth?

Extract from Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Australia’s social progressives are exultant over the success of a record number of women and climate change activists in the May election which saw the conservatives thrashed. These are the same social progressives who raised… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. The Posthuman Caste Vision: Cyborg ruling classes and a Genetically-engineered Species

TOTT NEWS The transhuman promise of ‘superhuman’ abilities will be reserved for the ‘chosen class’, while the masses merge with technology designed for a constant state of surveillance and control. In attempt to give themselves godlike abilities, the technocratic elites are moving towards… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Is this what ‘success’ looks like? What the Australian Government Doesn’t want the Public to Know

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Spectator Australia. As someone who has been looking at Covid-related data since the outbreak of the pandemic and a resident of the ACT until the end of last year, my curiosity got the better of… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Kill off Australia’s Administrative Appeals Tribunal, it’s stacked with Political Appointees and is no longer credible

Greg Barns: Michael West Media. Just before ousted Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the election, his Attorney-General Michaelia Cash stacked the Administrative Appeals Tribunal with a host of Liberal Party mates. Political appointments are out of control and the AAT… Continue Reading →

Best of 2022: PayPal Blocks Multiple Alternative Media Figures Critical of US Empire Narratives

By Caitlin Johnstone In what appears to be yet another escalation in Silicon Valley’s redoubled efforts to quash dissident voices since the beginning of the Ukraine war, PayPal has just blocked the accounts of multiple alternative media voices who’ve been… Continue Reading →

Best of 2022: Anzac Day Fight Down Under

Susan Pavan: i3 Publications. Tyranny is on our front door step, according to groups fighting for freedoms lost in Australia.  It was 4.55am, dark, almost dawn, pearly droplets nestled one-by-one on a banksia leaf. The air was crisp, the street… Continue Reading →

Best of 2022. Methadonia: Extract

By Henry Everingham “WHY DID you start using heroin?” Zac asked. He and Olaf had left the others back at the beach. They were sated from the picnic feast Tracey and Jesse had thrown together and, despite Olaf suggesting the… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Our Silent War: The Deplorables Epic Road Trip

Michael Gray Griffith: Cafe Locked Out When I headed off, I was thinking I might be heading into a war zone. But by my fourth day I now know I’m too late. The war has passed. This country, my country… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Scrambles: A Meaty Tale

By Jeremy Aitken. It is 2.45 pm on Monday late January in the heat of Summer.  The Bankstown Water Tower shimmers against a blue sky as I turn onto the Hume highway.  Passing car dealerships, fast food outlets, Australia Post’s… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Voices From Camp Freedom: The Largest Gathering of Australians In History

By Susan Pavan. Photography by Damos. From a bloke who has lost all contact with his baby girl as a result of travel restrictions, to a doctor who has been deregistered for speaking about early treatment options. We spoke to… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022: Experts Warned For Years That NATO Expansion Would Lead To This

By Caitlin Johnstone. Chris Hedges introduces his latest article for Scheer Post, titled “Chronicle of a War Foretold“, with the following: “After the fall of the Soviet Union, there was a near universal understanding among political leaders that NATO expansion would… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Videos From Convoy to Canberra.

The 12th of February 2022, hundreds of thousands of Australians came to Canberra and lived together to protest the totalitarianism of the Australian Government, and asked the Governor general to “Sack Them All”. No politician, no intelligence agency, no police… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022: Australia is Creating an Underclass of Exploited Farm Workers, Unable to Speak Up

Abul Rizvi, The University of Melbourne. As a senior official in Australia’s Immigration Department in the late 1990s, I frequently met counterparts in Europe and North America who were exasperated by their inability to make headway against the exploitation and… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Culture Wars: Prime Minister Scott Morrison hides big spend on Australia Day

By Callum Foote: Michael West Media. Scott Morrison’s government has cranked up Australia Day funding tenfold in two years to promote a celebration of which we can be proud, sorry, suspicious. Callum Foote investigates the mysterious National Australia Day Council, and busts… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Australia Breaks Apart. Slip, sliding away: is Western Australia uncoupling from the rest of Oz?

By Mark Sawyer: Michael West Media. Is a third of the Australian continent planning to stay cut off from the other two-thirds forever? Mark Sawyer ponders an unlikely but not impossible future of the great big state of Western Australia. Will January… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Australia Breaks Apart: Spectator Australia

When a Nuremberg style trial or a Royal Commission is finally instituted to bring the perpetrators to account and find out what happened to the freedom loving Australia of old, how it was so easily destroyed, how and why an… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. World Press Freedom Index: Journalism, The Vaccine Against Disinformation, Blocked In More Than 130 Countries

The 2021 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) shows that journalism, the main vaccine against disinformation, is completely or partly blocked in 73% of the 180 countries ranked by the organisation. The Index, which evaluates the… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022: A short history of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy – an indelible reminder of unceded sovereignty

Bronwyn Carlson, Macquarie University and Lynda-June Coe, Macquarie University. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains names and images of deceased people. Often people think about the Aboriginal Tent Embassy as something historic, dating back to… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Let Them Speak: Why Free Speech Matters

Caitlin Johnstone. With two of an older generation’s favourite singers, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, having chosen to walk the plank, the Joe Rogan/Spotify controversy is still going on and has only gotten more vitriolic and intense. Claims that Spotify must walk… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. They ‘let her rip’, and She Ripped; Government Collapses in Australia

Michael West: Michael West Media. It’s a dang good thing we’re winning the cricket because the government has collapsed. Scott Morrison’s Team Australia has left the health system to fail; the virus is out of control, tracking and testing has… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. “Give Us Our Jobs Back Ya Dog”: Australians Have Had Enough.

The disruption to Australian life continues to grow worse; with supply chains broken, supermarket shelves emptying, and suburban parks quiet as a confused and anxious people shelter in place. A dark evil spreads across the land. Everyone is vulnerable. The… Continue Reading →

The Best of 2022. Prison Island: I Wish to be Deported from Australia

By Paul Collits: The Freedoms Project. Amid all the keystrokes spent upon Novak Djokovic’s appalling deportation from the penal colony that is contemporary Australia, the following words rang most true, and, at the same time, provided an idea. This is… Continue Reading →

Dark Seas. Extract: Hideout in the Apocalypse.

By John Stapleton. Photography David Sandford. 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… Continue Reading →

Astronomers observe Intra-group Light: The Elusive Glow between Distant Galaxies

From the UNSW Newsroom. Pioneering a new technique, researchers have peered into the extremely faint light that exists between galaxies to describe the history and state of orphan stars. An international team of astronomers have turned a new technique onto… Continue Reading →

Four Myths about Pandemic Preparedness 

By David Bell: Brownstone Institute. We are assured by the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, the G20, and their friends that pandemics pose an existential threat to our survival and well-being. Pandemics are becoming more common, and if we don’t move urgently we will… Continue Reading →

Obituary: The Australian Liberal Party: 1944 to 2022

By John Stapleton. This isn’t just a temporary setback, it’s an extermination. Australia’s conservatives are going through their worst period since the formation of the Liberal Party in 1944. Their rout at the May election has left the Liberal Party… Continue Reading →

The Oldest DNA ever found Reveals a Snapshot of a Vanished World

Morten Allentoft, Curtin University. At the icy northern tip of Greenland, far into the Artic Circle, a deep bed of sediment beneath the mouth of a fjord has lain frozen and undisturbed for 2 million years. Known as the Kap… Continue Reading →

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