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How the Groundhog Day Grind of Lockdown Scrambles Your Memory and Sense of Time

By Adam Osth, The University of Melbourne. With roughly half of Australia in lockdown at the moment, a common experience is a warped sense of time and poor memory. What day is it? What week is it? Did I go… Continue Reading →

The Future History of Publishing

Since the beginning of literature technologies have shaped the written word. And thereby publishing technologies have shaped history, culture, politics and war. The adage history is written by the victors has transposed in this truly astonishing era into something else…. Continue Reading →

The Intellectual Clout Behind The Anti-Lockdown Movement

With Professor Ramesh Thakur In the lockdown insanity which has gripped the Australian political class one of the country’s most distinguished academics, Professor Ramesh Thakur of the Australian National University, has stood out for his bold, erudite and highly intelligent… Continue Reading →

Hello, Stranger: Manly Pop-Up Party Artist Andrew Riis Serenades Sydney Police While Covid Infringement Notice is Served

The man at the centre of the “pop-up” party at Manly beachfront Andrew Riis has spoken out regarding the $1,000 infringement notice and what he claims to be the inaccurate reporting of the incident by the NSW Police. The $1,000… Continue Reading →

The Violent Suppression of Dissent: Australia’s Response to Freedom Marches. Media Roundup.

REIGNITE DEMOCRACY AUSTRALIA The single most determined and well coordinated activist group to emerge from the Covid era. The group provided the following footage. TOTT NEWS AUSTRALIA In their piece Australians say ‘no more’: Mass freedom protests staged in capital… Continue Reading →

The Lie at The Heart of Hysteria. Part Two of Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia.

Photography by Dean Sewell. There in that frightened time, Old Alex had believed he was putting his best foot forward, almost as a military instruction, a belief that reason could survive, that democracy, despite all its deformities, was worth saving,… Continue Reading →

Carry a Mask and ID, or Face Court or a Hefty Fine. We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out.

By Ugur Nedim and Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog It seems that hardly a week goes without the New South Wales government issuing a new public health order, or amending or adding to existing orders. As a consequence, it can… Continue Reading →

What NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian Is Really Up To

By Paul Collits: The Freedoms Project Those who thought that the NSW Government’s approach to Covid management was both liberal and proportional have been delivered a rude shock, with escalating Covid State totalitarianism that is only just beginning.  This article… Continue Reading →

Can Consciousness Be Explained By Quantum Physics?

By Cristiane de Morais Smith One of the most important open questions in science is how our consciousness is established. In the 1990s, long before winning the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for his prediction of black holes, physicist Roger… Continue Reading →

Unfolding Catastrophe: Australia. Part One. The First Draft of History.

Photography by Dean Sewell THE THINGS HE REMEMBERED MOST STARKLY from the early months of the Covid Era were empty trains churning through the night, a sense of threat as everything was altered, military helicopters hovering over a deserted Sydney… Continue Reading →

The Desert Stars: The World’s Most Remote Rock Band.

The Photography of Dean Sewell/Oculi The Spinifex People, as they are now known, are the immediate descendants of the last nomadic hunter gatherers to experience contact with the modern world. They live on the southern flank of the Great Victorian… Continue Reading →

Senate misled: Watergate Deal Negotiated Directly with Swiss-based Cayman Islands Director

By Jommy Tee: Michael West Media. New documents show the government negotiated the controversial $80m Watergate deal directly with the Cayman Islands company founded by Energy Minister Angus Taylor. The Department failed to notify the Senate. Jommy Tee investigates the email trail… Continue Reading →

Protesters swarm Melbourne CBD after lockdown announcement | Video

From TOTT News Powerful scenes were witnessed on the streets of Melbourne overnight, just hours before the city entered its fifth lockdown, as angry protesters marched through the CBD. Concerned citizens filled Melbourne’s CBD from around 7pm to oppose the… Continue Reading →

Heavy-handed Covid Policing: The Discriminatory Sweep of Southwestern Sydney

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. On 3 July, the initial, and thought to be only, Saturday of the “soft” Sydney lockdown, premier Gladys Berejiklian at her 11am announcement, jovially empathised with locals about the weather being “great” and asked… Continue Reading →

Occupied Sydney: Police Cars Flood Streets for Covid Compliance

TOTT News NSW Police have come under criticism for launching a ‘high-visibility operation’ across Sydney’s south-west to ensure public compliance with state health orders. A viral video has revealed a snippet of Sydney’s lockdown nightmare, with dozens of police cars… Continue Reading →

The Horrifying Rise Of Total Mass Media Blackouts On Inconvenient News Stories

By Caitlin Johnstone Two different media watchdog outlets, Media Lens and Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), have published articles on the complete blackout in mainstream news institutions on the revelation by Icelandic newspaper Stundin that a US superseding indictment in the case against Julian Assange was… Continue Reading →

Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix

By Caitlin Johnstone In Tolkien’s Middle Earth, the affairs of men are dominated by a cabal of wizards who understand the esoteric art of using language to manipulate reality in a way that advantages powerful rulers — Oh wait sorry… Continue Reading →

Australian Government Prosecutes Those Who Expose Corruption, While the Real Criminals Walk Free

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog As the prosecutions of prominent whistleblowers are slowly proceeding through the courts in Canberra, a growing number of citizens are questioning why this nation’s authorities persecute and penalise those who expose corruption, while… Continue Reading →

Yuri Gagarin’s Boomerang: The First Person To Return From Space And His Encounter with Australia

By Alice Gorman, Flinders University Sixty years ago, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to travel in space when he completed his historic orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961. It was an extraordinary achievement, but created a… Continue Reading →

By Australia’s Mehi River

The Craft and Art of Jupuul Mari Mehi means girl in the gamilaraay dialect Miyaay. Moree is Mari and Mari means man. That is just the way whitefellas take our language and put it in their phonetic context. Because our… Continue Reading →

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