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Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence

With Maria Popova: The Marginalian In these darkening times, when the powerful and the political class have become utterly corrupted, and indifferent to the concerns of ordinary people, there are, as a kind of counterwave, a significant number of people… Continue Reading →

The Rise of Ultranationalism in Australia: Facebook and the Sites of Discontent.

By John Stapleton The story below was written some four years ago. It showed the massive connivance between social media platforms and the Australian government. It also covered the violent suppression of protests, in this case over Australia’s high immigration… Continue Reading →

After Covid: Twelve Challenges for a Shattered World 

Jeffrey Tucker: Brownstone Institute Three years ago, in the depths of lockdowns, it became obvious that we desperately needed a new citizen movement with a different focus. Prevailing ideological forms were simply not adapted to the enormous exogenous shock to… Continue Reading →

Peyotes in Suburbia – the Secret World of Sydney’s Psychoactive Cacti Growers

Prudence Gibson, UNSW Sydney Before I met the cactus expert, I didn’t even know psychoactive gardens existed. Of course I wanted to see one. So on a cool, rainy day in February 2022, I drove west to the foot of… Continue Reading →

Protecting Aboriginal Allodial Sovereign Rights: A Case to Vote NO in the Referendum

Steven Porter: Moree As the upcoming referendum approaches, there is a pressing need for Aboriginal people to carefully consider the potential impact on their allodial sovereign rights. While the discussion around the referendum largely revolves around classifications such as “aboriginal,”… Continue Reading →

Supercomputers have revealed the Giant Pillars of Heat funnelling Diamonds upwards from Deep within Earth

Honorary Fellow Ömer F. Bodur, University of Wollongong and Professor Nicolas Flament, University of Wollongong Most diamonds are formed deep inside Earth and brought close to the surface in small yet powerful volcanic eruptions of a kind of rock called… Continue Reading →

Australia: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Rex Patrick: Michael West Media While we’ve been busily distracted on the big issues like cost of living, AUKUS, the Voice, access to doctors and a broken gas market, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has been quietly wrapping a highly… Continue Reading →

Mosses Are Vital

Lachlan Gilbert: University of New South Wales Newsroom Often ignored or even removed, moss provides stabilisation for plant ecosystems the world over. When mosses cover the soil, it’s a good sign, not a bad one. They lay foundations for other… Continue Reading →

The Early Gulf States: The Photography of Christine Osborne

Australian-born travel writer and photographer Christine Osborne was recording life in the Arab oil states before mass tourism introduced them to the world. Author of the acclaimed memoir Travels with My Hat published in 2014, her latest project showcases her best images… Continue Reading →

Falun Dafa: The End of Days

By John Stapleton Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance “When two truths meet the most courageous one wins.” Chinese proverb. This piece was originally written some 20 years ago and is republished here out of curiosity. Falun Gong remain a powerful if essentially… Continue Reading →

AI Pioneer Geoffrey Hinton: AI is a New Form of Intelligence Unlike Our Own

Olivier Salvado, CSIRO and Jon Whittle, Data61 Debates about AI often characterise it as a technology that has come to compete with human intelligence. Indeed, one of the most widely pronounced fears is that AI may achieve human-like intelligence and… Continue Reading →

The First Vaccine Injury Class Action in Australia

By Alison Bevege: Letters from Australia ‘Negligence’, ‘malfeasance’, ‘breach of statutory duty’: Federal Court case seeks justice for injured who have been ignored, abandoned, censored and mocked. This piece is from journalist Alison Bevege’s Substack page Letters from Australia. You… Continue Reading →

The Year Of Water

Text and photography by Dean Sewell As a photographer I’ve been concentrating the Murray Darling Basin for the the good part of the last two decades. I wanted to go back to South Australia, to the lower part of the… Continue Reading →

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Extract: Angus Deaton and Anne Case From Nobel Prize winning economist Angus Deaton and leading academic Anne Case comes a beautifully written, concise, accessible and groundbreaking study of the collapse of America’s working class and the profound political consequences that… Continue Reading →

Stephen Hawking’s final, God’s-eye view of the Cosmos

Geraint Lewis, University of Sydney In the public’s mind, Stephen Hawking is a giant of 20th century science. He burst onto the popular stage with the 1988 publication of A Brief History of Time, which presented his esoteric ideas of… Continue Reading →

Singing the Blues: More Whale songs detected during La Niña years

Ben Knight: University of New South Wales Newsroom Almost two decades of whale recordings suggest the movements of the pygmy blue whale are affected by climate cycles. You might think it’d be easy to track an animal as large as… Continue Reading →

Pick of the Crop: Our Best Stories for April, 2023

Killing Bees: Destroying Australia’s Food Chain

By Nick Thompson The heartfelt outrage of a young Australian bee keeper James Evans and passionate attempts to warn the public about what has occurred on his family’s New South Wales farm, Vast Harvest Permaculture, has gone viral. James has… Continue Reading →

Are black holes time machines? Yes, but there’s a catch

Sam Baron, Australian Catholic University Black holes form natural time machines that allow travel to both the past and the future. But don’t expect to be heading back to visit the dinosaurs any time soon. At present, we don’t have… Continue Reading →

US Moral Authority is Dead and Buried

Caitlin Johnstone Seven progressive Democrats from the House of Representatives have signed a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling for the Biden administration to drop the charges against Julian Assange and cease seeking his extradition. It’s a good letter as far… Continue Reading →

Bill Gates held private dinner with billionaires while in Sydney

TOTT NEWS The truly bizarre visit of Bill Gates to Australia in early 2023 raised many eyebrows. Just after making half a billion US dollars selling stock in BioNTech, his admission while in Australia that the vaccines which he so… Continue Reading →

Back in the News. Evil Conjectures: The Australian Doctor Accused of Murdering His Mother.

A Sense of Place Publishing’s author Dr Stephen Edwards is once again front page news in his home state of Tasmania. Arguably as a result of the widespread publicity surrounding our publication of his moving book Evil Conjectures, which delves… Continue Reading →

Vale John Tranter: Australian Poet, Editor, Publisher and Anthologist

Aidan Coleman, Southern Cross University Perhaps more than any Australian poet of the 20th Century, John Tranter, who died last Friday at the age of 79, was guided by a relentless desire to experiment. His earliest admiration was for the… Continue Reading →

Tucker Carlson Sacked From Fox

By Paul Collits On a day when we remember fallen heroes who gave their lives in useless wars, and still do, we have the news of an apparently “fallen” American hero.  One who is, decidedly, not fighting in a useless… Continue Reading →

Vale Barry Humphries

Anne Pender, University of Adelaide. Barry Humphries began his career as a Dadaist. His street performances around Melbourne in the early 1950s foreshadowed performance art in Australia. He was the most daring student prankster Melbourne University had ever known. Years… Continue Reading →

The Depopulation Bomb

By Paul Collits The depopulation agenda has been embraced enthusiastically by modern man, aided by cheap, readily available birth control technology and its accompanying mindset.  Wise thinkers from GK Chesterton to Mark Steyn (in America Alone and After America) have long seen the… Continue Reading →

The ANZAC Day Plot

Extract from Terror in Australia: Workers’ Paradise Lost. Tuesday 25 April, 2023 is Anzac Day in Australia. Australian governments had always appealed to nationalism in their aggressive drives to recruit young men to war. World War One posters included: “Under… Continue Reading →

Destroying Australia One Platitude at a Time: Wokeism is Marxism

By Geoffrey Greene Australians find themselves today at a crossroad with our future way of life in the balance. Wokeism has become an insidious, overarching and debilitating weight denyingeach of us our ability to think freely, act freely and to… Continue Reading →

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Lockdowns: Excerpt from his Announcement Speech to commence his run for Presidency of the United States

The Brownstone Institute. Photography from the Great Depression by American Photojournalist Arthur Rothstein. On April 19, 2023, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced his intention to challenge sitting US President Joe Biden in the Democratic primary for president. As part of… Continue Reading →

AI: The Future is Already Here

By Nick Thompson What if all this AI talk is a Psyop because AI has already been intercepting people’s communications? What if it can already not just read and understand people’s Direct Messaging and private communications, but then can mimic… Continue Reading →

Elon Musk and the BBC: Fallout

Every working journalist knows the feeling of being woefully under-prepared for an assignment; all that you know about the high flying business person, actor, author, academic or artist is the press release you’ve read in the taxi on the way… Continue Reading →

A newly uncovered ancient Roman Winery featured Marble Tiling, Fountains of Grape Juice and an Extreme Sense of Luxury

Emlyn Dodd, Macquarie University Recent excavations at the Villa of the Quintilii uncovered the remains of a unique winery just outside Rome. The mid-third-century CE building located along the Via Appia Antica portrays a sense of opulence and performance almost… Continue Reading →

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