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The Day the Australian Flag Became the Yellow Star.

By Michael Gray Griffith: Café Locked Out. We set this image up. The day before we had stood before the doors of Parliament with all our flags and banners and t-shirts with messages that all read Freedom. But today we… Continue Reading →

Panic Merchants, Be Gone… Covid is just Another Virus

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Weekend Australian. From the very start of the pandemic, a small but critical minority of us has argued that irrespective of the paths taken to get there, the end state will be living with Covid-19… Continue Reading →

What’s an LRAD? Explaining the ‘Sonic Weapons’ Police use for Crowd Control and Communication

Lawrence English, Griffith University. At vaccine mandate protests in Canberra last week, police used powerful loud-hailing devices called Long-Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) to address protesters. While some protesters claimed they were injured by the “sonic weapon”, those reports are inconsistent… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Conservatives Peddle Themselves as Good Economic Managers. You’ve Got To Be Joking.

By Alan Austin: Michael West Media. The Coalition as “superior economic managers”? The data demonstrates the polar opposite. Alan Austin looks at the leading measures of economic performance over 10 years and finds Australia has slumped sharply against other nations. The bright… Continue Reading →

An “Open Letter” to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison from the World’s Most Powerful Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch. What Happens When the Public Realise It Was All For Nothing???

As the Covid story collapses worldwide, and jurisdiction after jurisdiction abandons all Covid restrictions and mandates, leading newspapers around the world, many of whom played a key part in panicking entire populations, have begun an intense period of naval gazing…. Continue Reading →

Glorious, Chaotic, A Profoundly Moving and Historic Event: What exactly did the Canberra Freedom Rally Achieve?

By David Nieuwenhoven. Images by Jamie Minco Photography. This tribute to the Convoy to Canberra and the days which changed Australia forever has taken me three days to write as I wanted to convey many different stories, videos, pictures, messages… Continue Reading →

Shutting Down Australia: How It All Ends Part II

Extract. “The world’s gone mad,” the old reporter said as he passed people on his morning walk. “Didn’t make any sense anyway,” comes the response. Australia is shutting down. Extreme measures introduced purportedly to stop the spread of Covid-19 are… Continue Reading →

The Sad and Brutal Final Hours of Camp Freedom and the Convoy to Canberra

What had been a remarkably successful policing operation, handling the one million protestors who showed up in Canberra to protest two years of government overreach during the Covid era, turned sour in the final hours. Until that point there had… Continue Reading →

Videos From Convoy to Canberra: The Days that Saved Australia’s Future

The 12th of February 2022, more than one million 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 →

So are we really violent?

The 12th of February 2022, more than one million Australian came from all over the country, some driving more than 24 hours to get there. This is Dean Choma’s photos on what happened the day that Australia changed forever.

Video From The Day Australia Changed Forever

The 12th of February 2022 is the day Australia transformed.Without counting the several hours missing from the police report of people coming on the 11th, over 1.2 millions cars entered ACT in the week preceding this epic day. Epic as… Continue Reading →

The People Find Their Voice: Australia 12 February, 2022.

By Susan Pavan. People were upset. They expected something to change. There was a tsunami of freedom. People don’t want to go back to their old lives. They want to stay. They want to start a new way, a new… Continue Reading →

The Day Australia Changed Forever. 12 February, 2022. Protestors Ring Australia’s National Capital.

By John Stapleton. Photography by John Napper. They’ve come with their dogs. They’ve come with their kids. They’ve come with their hearts. There are an estimated 200,000 protestors on one Canberra campsite alone. Today is the Ground Zero of days;… Continue Reading →

Imprisoned Dr Bruce Paix Released on Bail: Given A Hero’s Welcome at Canberra’s Camp Freedom

By John Stapleton. Photography John Napper. War veteran and trauma specialist Dr Bruce Paix was arrested near Canberra airport while on his way to attend the Convoy to Canberra gathering. Cheering crowds celebrated Dr Paix’s release today, 11 February, 2022,… Continue Reading →

The Meek Will Inherit The Earth: Inside Australia’s Camp Freedom

By John Stapleton. Photography by John Napper. With numbers now in their tens of thousands at the rallying point for Convoy to Canberra, the atmosphere at the heart of Australia’s Camp Freedom is both chaotic and glorious, jubilant, exultant. And… Continue Reading →

Another Court Challenge Against Vaccine Mandates Fails: Day Ten of the Canberra Convoy.

Featuring the Superb Photography of John Napper. Another in a queue of court cases against vaccine mandates has failed; leading critics to emphasise the urgent need for an Australian Bill of Rights. Here renowned Australian photographer John Napper, who is… Continue Reading →

Dusty Starr Australia: Make A Stand While You Can

Dusty Starr is from Kinglake Ranges, the mountain districts north of the world’s most locked down city, Melbourne Australia. A well known star of Australian country music, like so many other Australians he has been radicalised by the draconian overreach… Continue Reading →

The Spirit Rises: The Photography of John Napper Inside Australia’s Protests

While mainstream journalists around the country continue to ignore the biggest story of their lifetimes, Australia’s independent media is on fire. Thousands of people from all around Australia are converging on Canberra as part of the Canberra Convoy protests. The… Continue Reading →

Israel Confounds the Promise of Vaccines as the way out of Covid

By Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Spectator Australia. Israel was meant to have been the showpiece of vaccination success in escaping from the threat of coronavirus. Instead, it has turned into an embarrassing example of the limitations and ineffectualness of Covid… Continue Reading →

How It All Ends: Australia Transforms. Part One.

For years the biggest story in the country has been the slow motion collapse of the Australia of old. Now, with the country only slowly stumbling out of lockdown and insane levels of social restrictions introduced without parliamentary approval in… Continue Reading →

Canberra Explodes: Australia’s National Capital Transformed

Sources: Various. Days of protest are marching towards a resolution. So here are the scattered notes from multiple sources; as the river of this history changes all our lives. And transforms the nature of the polity. They tried to crush… Continue Reading →

Covid Mania: You Might As Well Laugh

By Jorg Probst. Satire trigger warning: This text may offend some most people. To listen to the podcast go here. We’ve had a rough two years, so it’s all the more important that we remind ourselves how we can still feel really… Continue Reading →

Notes from the Frontline: Australia’s Capital Under Siege

Fortune favours the brave.  The scale of the catastrophe that is enveloping Australia, that is the most staggering thing about this period of history. The psychopathic lack of empathy by the perpetrators. The dismal state of the nation.  The Prime Minister… Continue Reading →

Scotty From Astra Zeneca

By Paul Collits: The Freedoms Project. Slowly during 2021 the truth on vaccine mandates emerged from the Prime Minister.  Even slitherers and prevaricators eventually give the game away, even if by accident.  And as slitherers and prevaricators go, Morrison is… Continue Reading →

This Utterly Extraordinary Day: The Fulcrums of History

TOTT News Massive crowds from across Australia descend on the nation’s capital. Huge crowds of pro-choice protesters have gathered in the Australian Capital Territory to demand freedom and no more COVID-19 vaccine mandates. But the powerful event was driven by… Continue Reading →

Canberra: Police Move In. The Crucible of Change.

TOTT News. Police forces descended upon the #ConvoyToCanberra campsite early this morning, telling the protesters to move on or risk having their possessions seized. The latest developments from Canberra. Protesters who police say have been ‘illegally camping’ in the Parliamentary Triangle… Continue Reading →

The Tipping Point: Another Extraordinary Day in the Australian Capital. The People Rise Up.

From Multiple Sources. Another day of tumult, as the world turns on its axis. Australia, as we all now realise, will never be the same again. The country of old has been wantonly destroyed. Now comes the backlash. DAVID ONEEG’S… Continue Reading →

Are we the Last Fort? Reflections on the first Convoy Camp Site in Australia’s National Capital.

Michael Gray Griffith: Café Locked Out. Day three was a cooler day, but only weather wise. Every hour the police entered the camp and did a walk through. All of them masked up and initially polite, they passed through the… Continue Reading →

Police Arrest Three People in Canberra as Australia’s Convoy Protests Continue

TOTT News This is the biggest story in Australia. With the government in election mode, and deeply embarrassed, Day Three of the Convoy to Canberra campaign saw escalating tensions. Police and protesters have clashed and three people were arrested, after the force moved in… Continue Reading →

The Australian Convoy: Day Three

In his own grudging, peculiarly ungracious way, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has admitted that some Australians are unhappy with his management of the Covid “pandemic”. Bull dust. They’re absolutely bloody livid. Morrison must face the electorate before 23 May… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Convoy: Day Two

With TOTT News & True Arrow. Many hundreds of thousands of Australians have been protesting for months over the authoritarian derangement which has seized the country. Almost all those protests have been ignored or misrepresented by the mainstream media. Not… Continue Reading →

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 →

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