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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 →

“Quiet Australians” Are Realising Morrison Doesn’t Care About Them

By Paul Gregoire: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Australia is now in an election year, and the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison must face a dispirited, disillusioned and disengaged electorate sometime before June, most likely in May. The nation’s already absurd… Continue Reading →

Open Letter to the Israeli Ministry of Health: It’s Time to Admit Failure

By Professor Ehud Qimron:  Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Professor Ehud Qimron, head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tel Aviv University and one of the leading Israeli immunologists, has written an open letter sharply criticizing the… Continue Reading →

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 →

Of Trees, Solitude, Love, Loss, and the Stubborn Symphony of Aliveness: The Best of Brain Pickings / The Marginalian 2021

Maria Popova: From the Stoics to the snails, by way of music, matter, and the mind. A Sense of Place Magazine is an unabashed fan of Maria Popova’s celebrated blog Brain Pickings, now renamed as The Marginalian, easily one of… Continue Reading →

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 →

‘Stand Up!’: Australians REJECT the ‘New Normal’ with Marches across the Country

TOTT News Australia joins international events for freedom. Large crowds have marched across the country on Saturday to oppose the dystopian ‘new normal’ way of life in 2022, with campaigners saying freedom is far from restored. PERTH Following the decision… Continue Reading →

Dinosaur food and Hiroshima Bomb Survivors: Maidenhair Trees are Living Fossils

Gregory Moore, The University of Melbourne. Most of us are captivated by the thought of a “living fossil”, which is any organism that appeared millions of years ago in the fossil record and survives today, relatively unchanged. The maidenhair tree,… Continue Reading →

The Djokovic Saga: Another Example of Australian Authoritarianism at Work

Sonia Hickey: Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be well aware that Novak Djokovic lost his fight to stay in Australia and compete in the Australian Open, and has now left the country. Initial… Continue Reading →

Australia Breaks Apart: Unvaccinated Lockdown in Northern Territory extended for Alice Springs, Remote Communities Restricted

Ethan Nash, TOTT News. Territorians in Alice Springs and surrounding regions who aren’t fully vaccinated will continue with restrictions, while remote communities enter a full lockdown of all citizens. The Northern Territory was set to put to rest their unprecedented lockdowns… Continue Reading →

Australian art has lost two of its greats. Vale Ann Newmarch and Hossein Valamanesh

Catherine Speck, The University of Melbourne. In the past ten days Australia has lost two important artworld figures. Both were senior artists working in Adelaide but with a reach extending far beyond the city or the nation. Celebrated feminist artist,… Continue Reading →

Battleground Melbourne: The Fall of the World’s Most Liveable City: The Stunning New Documentary.

By Filmmaker Topher Field. Battleground Melbourne tells the story of the Fall of the World’s Most Liveable City, through the eyes of those who risked everything to save it. We’ve been called every name you can imagine, the media, politicians,… Continue Reading →

The Tonga Volcanic Eruption has revealed the Vulnerabilities in our Global Telecommunication System

Dale Dominey-Howes, University of Sydney. In the wake of a violent volcanic eruption in Tonga, much of the communication with residents on the islands remains at a standstill. In our modern, highly-connected world, more than 95% of global data transfer… Continue Reading →

The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health: The Best of 2021.

By Robert F. Kennedy. Extracts. In July 2021, one year and four months into the misery of the global lock down, the Federal Aviation Administration had to divert air traffic over a section of the country stretching from the west… Continue Reading →

“Biggest cyber breach in history” as techs scramble to be heard above Omicron din

By John Stapleton: Michael West Media. Australian governments and businesses have been warned they face their greatest hacking threat yet, Apache Log4j. John Stapleton reports on Australian Cyber Security Centre warnings of possible widespread systems failure. There has always been a dystopian theory that… Continue Reading →

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 →

Australia’s Surveillance State: How DNA will be incorporated: The Podcast.

By Ethan Nash. TOTT News. Authorities are beginning to merge unregulated forensic DNA identification techniques with criminal investigations, raising ethical and moral concerns about targeting of selected groups. The Australian Federal Police recently announced plans to use forensic “DNA phenotyping” to reveal… Continue Reading →

Australia Burns: Riots on the Streets. The Best of 2021.

By Ethan Nash: TOTT News ‘We built this city!’: Pro-choice tradies bring Melbourne to a standstill Thousands of blue-collar workers, and their supporters, have once again hit the streets of Melbourne to stand for personal freedom and medical choice. TOTT… Continue Reading →

Losing Our Religion. The Best of 2021.

By Paul Collits: The Freedoms Project. Photography by David Stephenson. Will Covid kill the Church?  It is a question that demands our attention. Recently, following the incumbent Pope’s latest attack upon traditionally minded Catholics – in his motu proprio, ironically… Continue Reading →

Australians Need To Decide If This Is The Kind Of Country We Want To Live In From Now On. The Best of 2021.

By Caitlin Johnstone. A lot has changed for Victorians since the lockdowns started. Our lifestyles. Our waist sizes. The kinds of things we see as normal. And a lot has changed in Victoria itself since we’ve been in lockdown as… Continue Reading →

Blackout Aftermath: Melbourne Campaigners Infiltrated, Hunted and Censored. The Best of 2021.

TOTT News Melbourne emerged from an unprecedented blackout across the city to find the movement had been seriously damaged by counter-intelligence operations. We take a look inside Day 5 and Day 6 of Melbourne’s attempted freedom protests – events that… Continue Reading →

Christmas Day: The Nightmare of Australian Family Law. The Best of 2021.

The Family Court of Australia is finally being abolished, dissolved Into the Federal Court. There Are Very Good Reasons. The misuse of expert witnesses is a problem throughout Australia’s judicial system, but no more so than in family law. Here,… 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 →

Coronavirus has Become Endemic, Making Australia’s Policy Settings Obsolete. The Best of 2021.

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Spectator. A major study from the National Bureau of Economic Research in June, based on all-causes mortality data from 44 countries and all US states, concluded that earlier and longer lockdowns do not reduce deaths and if anything, lockdowns… Continue Reading →

One Incredible Ocean Crossing may have made Human Evolution Possible. The Best of 2021.

By Nicholas R. Longrich, University of Bath. Humans evolved in Africa, along with chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys. But primates themselves appear to have evolved elsewhere – likely in Asia – before colonising Africa. At the time, around 50 million years… Continue Reading →

Civil Unrest Across Australia: Violence Envelops The Nation. The Best of 2021.

Sources: TOTT News and Others. Black clad police firing into unarmed crowds.  Somehow we’re all fine with it. Two police standing over an unarmed 70-year-old grandmother pepper spraying her in the face.   Somehow we’re all fine with it. Genuine protest,… Continue Reading →

Ten ‘Lost’ Australian Literary Treasures. The Best of 2021.

By Rebecca Giblin and Airlie Lawson, University of Melbourne Many culturally important books by Australian authors are out of print, hard to find as secondhand copies, and confined to the physical shelves of a limited number of libraries. Effectively, they… Continue Reading →

Yen’s White Lie: Charles Gerard and the Secrets of Old Saigon. The Best of 2021.

By John Stapleton. Yen’s White Lie details a complicated lover’s tryst in Old Saigon. But the city itself is as much of a character as the denizens that haunt the atmospheric alleyways and cafes of the past. When author Charles… Continue Reading →

The Art Of The Fight. The Best of 2021.

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 →

Earth has Stayed Habitable for Billions of Years – How? The Best of 2021.

By Toby Tyrrell, University of Southampton It took evolution 3 or 4 billion years to produce Homo sapiens. If the climate had completely failed just once in that time then evolution would have come to a crashing halt and we… Continue Reading →

Sleaze And Self-interest Everywhere: Australia 2021

Pearls and Irritations Who among us, eighteen months ago, could have believed the mess this country is now in? Few can doubt Australia is at a turning point in its history. The debacle is writ large. The current Cabinet reshuffle will please… Continue Reading →

Silicon Valley Algorithm Manipulation Is The Only Thing Keeping Mainstream Media Alive. The Best of 2021.

By Caitlin Johnstone The emergence of the internet was met with hope and enthusiasm by people who understood that the plutocrat-controlled mainstream media were manipulating public opinion to manufacture consent for the status quo. The democratization of information-sharing was going to give rise to a public… Continue Reading →

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