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Saturday, 27 May


Von Herrman Gring sind folgende Ausfhrungen berliefert:"Natrlich, ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Von Herrman Gring sind folgende Ausfhrungen berliefert:

"Natrlich, das einfache Volk will keinen Krieg; weder in Ruland, noch in England, noch in Amerika, und ebenso wenig in Deutschland. Das ist klar. Aber schlielich sind es die Fhrer eines Landes, die die Politik bestimmen, und es ist immer leicht, das Volk zum Mitmachen zu bringen, ob es sich nun um eine Demokratie, eine faschistische Diktatur, um ein Parlament oder eine kommunistische Diktatur handelt. [] [D]as Volk kann mit oder ohne Stimmrecht immer dazu gebracht werden, den Befehlen der Fhrer zu folgen. Das ist ganz einfach. Man braucht nichts zu tun, als dem Volk zu sagen, es wrde angegriffen, und den Pazifisten ihren Mangel an Patriotismus vorzuwerfen und zu behaupten, sie brchten das Land in Gefahr. Diese Methode funktioniert in jedem Land." - Interview in seiner Nrnberger Gefngniszelle mit dem Psychologen Gustave Mark Gilbert, 18. April 1946, in Gustave Mark Gilbert: Nrnberger Tagebuch, Aus dem Amerikanischen bertragen von Margaret Carroux, Karin Krauskopf und Lis Leonard, Fischer Bcherei, Frankfurt am Main 1962
Das ist einer der Grnde, wieso Deutschland seit dem Krieg eher unpatriotisch eingestellt ist, und nur zu Fuball-WMs in erwhnenswertem Ausma die Landesflaggen rausgeholt werden.

Entsprechend gibt es hier ein fr auslndische Beobachter unverstndliches Grund-Misstrauen gegen jeden Heini, der patriotische Rituale zelebriert. Zu Recht, wenn ihr mich fragt.

Ich musste daran denken, als ich diese Schlagzeile hier sah:

Union will mehr Nationalhymne-Singen und mehr Deutschlandfahnen
Und wer das nicht will, wer uns nicht beim Bekmpfen der "Schwachstelle der Wiedervereinigung" (Formulierung: CDU) helfen will, der ist unpatriotisch und bringt das Land in Gefahr!1!!

Wer greift uns denn an, fragt ihr? Achtet mal auf Grings Formulierung. Es kommt nicht darauf an, wer angreift. Es muss sogar niemand wirklich angreifen. Es reicht, wenn man so tut, als gbe es einen Angriff. Und das macht die CDU ja die ganze Zeit. Die Linken, die Grnen, die ko-Faschisten, George Soros und seine Neue Weltordnung, Bill Gates. Egal. Migranten!!1!

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Friday, 26 May


Fiction | garramilla/Darwin "IndyWatch Feed National"

We sit in East Point Reserve and look at how the gidjaas, green ants, make globe-like homes out of the leaves connected edges with fibrous tissue that I later learn is faithful silk. Safe inside. Why isnt it safe outside? I pick up the plastic around this circular lake cause this is the way []

The post Fiction | garramilla/Darwin appeared first on Overland literary journal.


Community Organisations seek strong human rights, labour rights and environmental standards in IPEF "IndyWatch Feed National"

May 26, 2023: AFTINET has coordinated a letter endorsed by 28 community organisations expressing concerns about the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) negotiations taking place in Detroit this weekend.

IPEF is a US trade initiative to diversify supply chains away from China. It is not a traditional trade agreement offering market access, but aims to improve human rights, labour rights and environmental standards in the region.

The wide range of organisations includes environment, union, church, aid and development, human rights, public health and other community organisations, including the Australian Conservation Foundation, Amnesty International, the Australian Education Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, Oxfam Australia, the Sisters of Charity and the Public Health Association of Australia.

The organisations are seeking more transparency, strong enforceable  human rights, labour rights and environmental standards and retention of government rights to regulate the rapidly changing digital domain in the public interest.

There is pressure from the US to complete the negotiations by November, and that is a danger that these standards will not be met.  US Congress members have also criticised the secrecy of the negotiations.  They have also criticised the Big Tech companies IPEF agenda for deregulation of data flows and digital trade that could prevent governments from regulating to protect consumer privacy and cybersecurity, and from curbing the ability of unregulated Artificial Intelligence to produce deep fake news,

The full letter with endorsements is here.


Woke Channel 9 airs entire YES vote rally and pretends it news. "IndyWatch Feed National"

More than 20 sporting codes have announced their support for a Voice to Parliament as a collective. #9News 9News Australia (@9NewsAUS) May 26, 2023 Add Channel 9 to the list of Australian companies that think we need to know what they think of the Vanity Voice vote. What...


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National Reconciliation Week starts tomorrow "IndyWatch Feed National"

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

In 1996, the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation launched Australias first National Reconciliation Week and in 2000, the biggest demonstration of public support for a cause in Australia, the Bridge Walk for Reconciliation, raised the national consciousness.

Reconciliation Week starts tomorrow, May 27, and continues with activities across the country until Saturday, June 3. The event provides an opportunity for the people of Australia to come together and learn more about our shared histories, cultures and achievements.

Several activities will take place over the week including the Kinship Festival in Murwillumbah.

Further information can be found at:


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125,000 SA households to bear direct brunt of energy price rise "IndyWatch Feed National"

Thursday, 25 May 2023

An estimated 125,000 South Australian households will be directly impacted by the Australian Energy Regulators final default market offer which was announced today. 


The rise global investment in clean energy has not yet removed the threat from fossil fuels "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), annual investment in clean renewable energy is at last higher than investment on fossil fuel driven energy.  Investment in renewable energy is expected to reach a cumulative $US4.3 trillion this year.

For every $US1 invested in fossil fuels, $US1.7 is now being invested in renewable energy.

But its not all good news. Fossil fuel usage continues to rise. Investment in it is expected to rise 6 percent to $US1.45 trillion this year alone. Progress towards reaching zero net emissions is not being achieved, despite the persistent warnings that climate change is already with us and accelerating. Coal use is expected to rise by 10 percent.

Image from petrmalinak / Shutterstock

The bulk of the emissions are coming from advanced economies. There is still a considerable amount being contributed by China. Together, they produce around 90 percent of all carbon emissions.

The difference with China is that its per capita amount ranks at 28 in the list of carbon emitters. This 7.38 tons of CO2 emissions per person, compared with 15.52 tons for the United States, according to the Oxford based Worldometer reference website. One reason is Chinas large agricultural sector, still involving a large part of the population. Another is government policy and action.

Whether the measure should be total distribution or distribution per capita is a hot topic. The west insists on former and many other countries on the other, arguing that the emphasis on national rather...


Leaked! Dans Secret Meeting in Beijing "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dan pic was sourced from Dans twitter account

By Kim Skeltys (copyright, 2023)

Gumshoe News has obtained a leaked recording of Dan Andrews confidential meeting with a high-ranking Chinese communist party official, during the premiers recent trip to Beijing.

Below is the transcript of Dans extraordinary conversation with an official whose identity has not been revealed, but shall be referred to simply as Chairman X.

Chairman X: Welcome again to Peoples Republic of China, on your seventh visit comrade Dan! Or should I call you, Stairman Dan? Ha ha ha!

Dan: Honoured to see you again, Chairman X, but with respect, Id rather you didnt call me Stairman Dan as that joke is wearing a bit thin back in Victoria.

Chairman X: As you wish, comrade. But I very glad you have fully recovered from your stumble down dang...


Palestine as the ultimate showroom "IndyWatch Feed National"

My interview on Britains Novara Media about my new book, The Palestine Laboratory:

Israel needs friends. And one of the main tools it has used to get them is its arms industry. The 10th biggest in the world, it increasingly specialises in the kind of digital surveillance technology European governments love to pretend they never use.

Such powerful technology has not only forced many of its former adversaries to the table but, paradoxically, has increased the mistrust between itself and its closest allies: the powerful Five Eyes group of anglophone intelligence agencies.

In The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports the Technology of Occupation Around the World, Antony Loewenstein reveals how this industry has made itself indispensable to the Israeli state.

He joins Rivkah Brown to talk about how Israels often spectacular occupation of the Palestinian territories has allowed it to export not just its sophisticated weaponry but also the very idea of ethnonationalism around the world.


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The ABC has investigated the ABC and found the ABC did no wrong. "IndyWatch Feed National"

The pigs at the ABC would rightly howl and carry-on if someone in the corporate world worked to this standard .but the ABC itself thinks it OK. The ABC Ombudsman has investigated complaints following the Coronation coverage by the broadcaster but found it did not breach editorial standards. There were...


University of Queensland: Botox could save your life "IndyWatch Feed National"

Botulinum toxin: Botox. Image Wikipedia.

Pretty much what the general public knows about Botox is what we see on the emotionless faces of the rich and famous but coming out of the University of Queensland is a study that might see Botox save lives.

Researchers from The University of Queensland have determined how Botox a drug made from a deadly biological substance enters brain cells.



'Stop Oil' vandals throw paint at UK's Chelsea Flower Show. "IndyWatch Feed National"

BREAKING: JUST STOP OIL SUPPORTERS THROW PAINT OVER CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW GARDEN. What good is a garden if you cant grow food? Millions are starving in the Global South whilst our government ignores the climate crisis, choosing to licence 100 new oil and gas projects. Just...


Independent review recommends overhaul of Australias modern slavery laws "IndyWatch Feed National"

A coalition of human rights and academic organisations has welcomed the findings of an independent review of Australias Modern Slavery Act, and called on the Albanese Government to urgently strengthen the law.

The review, led by Professor John McMillan, AO, was tasked with considering the Acts effectiveness over its three years of operation. The report acknowledges widespread views that there is no hard evidence that the Modern Slavery Act in its early years has yet caused meaningful change for people living in conditions of modern slavery.

The report makes 30 recommendations aimed at strengthening corporate modern slavery responses and increasing regulatory oversight of the law, including:

  • Requiring entities to have a due diligence system in place that will identify, monitor and address modern slavery risks; 

  • Introducing penalties for entities that fail to submit a modern slavery statement, for including false information in a statement, and for failing to have a due diligence system in place; and 

  • Introducing new reporting criteria that requires entities to report on modern slavery incidents identified annually.

The coalition of organisations are calling on the Albanese Government to implement these recommendations and ensure that the newly announced establishment of an independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner be adequately resourced and mandated to provide effective oversight of the Act.   

Freya Dinshaw, Acting Legal Director, Human Rights Law Centre:

We welcome the McMillan report, which shows that the Modern Slavery Act needs to be strengthened in order to ensure that no Australian companies are profiting from exploitation. We urge the Government to now implement these reforms so that the law requires companies to take concrete action to address modern slavery in their supply chains rather than just reporting on their current practices. While we would have liked to see the review go even further and recommend an enforceable duty on companies to prevent modern slavery, its recommendations, if implemented, will substantially strengthen the current law."  

Professor Justine Nolan, Director, Australian Human Rights Institute (UNSW Sydney):

"Modern slavery is a persistent challenge for Australian businesses, governments and consumers. The report acknowledges that the Modern Slavery Act has not yet led to meaningful changes in business practices. This report makes strong recommendations on strengthening enforcement of the law and mandating human rights due diligence. It is time to be bolder and transform the way Australia does business. 



Schon bemerkenswert, was in Bayern pltzlich geht, ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Schon bemerkenswert, was in Bayern pltzlich geht, wenn es nicht um Maskenaffren korrupter CSU-Politiker oder rechtsextremistische NSU-Mordanschlge geht, wa?

Oder um Aserbaidschan-Korruption.

Oder um "Parteispenden".


Dear Ukraine-Had-No-Choice Friends "IndyWatch Feed National"

By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 25, 2023

Yesterday I published Dear Russia-Had-No-Choice Friends, an attempt to correct what I see as the mistaken idea that the Russian government simply had no possible choice other than to invade Ukraine.

Of course, it is equally mistaken that Ukraine had no choice but to wage this war. I say of course only because I and many others have been repeating ourselves ad nauseum for over a year, not because you agree. And I publish this not primarily to see whether it produces more or fewer denunciations and withdrawals of email subscriptions and donations from people who sign their nasty notes Ex-Friend than yesterdays did. Nor do I publish it under the delusion that it will cross the sufficient-repetition-barrier and persuade everyone. Rather, it is my hope that just possibly a small number of people will give the idea of opposing all war a bit more thought if they see a pair of articles opposing both sides of the current for-or-against, which-side-are-you-on, obey-or-the-enemy-wins madness.

But what in the name of the holy flag of war could Ukraine possibly have done?

As with the same question about Russia, this question is suppposed to be so powerful that no answer should even be attempted.

As with every side of every war, the existence of all human history prior to some bombing is supposed to be eliminated from thought. Were supposed to travel back in our magical time machines to consider what Ukraine could possibly I mean, for godsake, possibly have done when bombs were falling, but not aim our time machine for the day or week or decade before, as that would be silly.

As I consider this narrowing of the question to be dangerously misguided, I will choose to answer what Ukraine could have done in the leadup to that moment as well as in that moment.

To begin, we should remember that U.S. and other...


Was it a good idea for Pastor Brian to go in the witness box? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Brian Houston outside court in. Sydney, Australia in December 2022.

I dont know why Brian didnt have a shave for court. Brian looks like a real dodgy crook here. Brians hair transplants are looking like long straightened grey-gelled pubic hairs. Myriad of Brians planted hairs are falling out.


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Thursday, 25 May


The Group of Seven Should Finally Be Shut Down "IndyWatch Feed National"

Leon Golub (USA), Vietnam II, 1973.

Leon Golub (USA), Vietnam II, 1973.

During the May 2023 Group of Seven (G7) summit, the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, near where the meeting was held. Not doing so would have been an act of immense discourtesy. Despite many calls for an apology from the US for dropping an atomic bomb on a civilian population in 1945, US President Joe Biden has demurred. Instead, he wrote in the Peace Memorial guest book: May the stories of this museum remind us all of our obligations to build a future of peace.

Apologies, amplified by the tensions of our time, take on interesting sociological and political roles. An apology would suggest that the 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were wrong and that the US did not end their war against Japan by taking the moral high ground. An apology would also contradict the USs decision, backed fully by other Western powers over 70 years later, to maintain a military presence along the Asian coastline of the Pacific Ocean (a presence built on the back of the 1945 atomic bombings) and to use that military force to threaten China with weapons of mass destruction amassed in bases and ships close to Chinas territorial waters. It is impossible to imagine a future of peace if the US continues to maintain its aggressive military structure that runs from Japan to Australia, with the express intent of disciplining Ch...


DoD Releases Another AOIMSG Briefing Card: Questions Raised Over Redactions "IndyWatch Feed National"

  • The Department of Defense released another Briefing Card about the AOIMSG, a DoD effort previously studying UFOs.
  • This document contains intriguing redactions under exemption (b)(5) and extra information that were absent in previous releases of the same record.
  • A question in the Questions and Answers section and an entire section under Additional Background Information (Not for release) have been redacted, prompting questions about the content and why its being withheld in public affairs materials.
  • The placement of the Additional Background Information section under a question about extraterrestrials prompts the questions on whether or not they are related.
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The Department of Defense (DoD) has just released another Briefing Card pertaining to the establishment of the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG). The AOIMSG was a DoD entity dedicated to detecting and identifying unidentified objects of interest in special-use airspace.  These newly released records were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) release in case 22-F-0381.

The briefing card, possibly a draft version, dated December 9, 2021, carries certain intriguing redactions and extra information that were absent in previous documents released by the DoD, which were chronicled on The Black Vault...


Ron DeSantis with another underwhelming announcement "IndyWatch Feed National"

What can we break next? Team DeSantis (@TeamDeSantis) May 24, 2023


Guardian of Freedom Alex Antic on government/bureaucracy's social-media censorship "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why did the Department of Home Affairs make 4,213 requests to social media companies to censor COVID-related matters? Who decides what is mis information or dis information in the bureaucracy/social media censorship industrial complex in Australia today? Watch as I question Senator Alex Antic (@SenatorAntic) May 24, 2023


Our reader Mr T's last electricity bill is clear - government 'green schemes' are pushing up prices "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why are my electricity bills increasing? There has been an overall increase in the cost of supplying electricity to our customers. This is largely due to the rising costs of wholesale electricity. There have also been increases in government green schemes and market charges.


Sizzling Delights: The Best Steak Nights in Geelong "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

<p>Calling all steak lovers! Geelong is home to some fantastic dining spots that serve up mouthwatering steaks that are sure to satisfy your carnivorous cravings.</p> <p>From juicy cuts of prime beef to expertly grilled perfection, weve curated a list of the best steak nights in Geelong. Prepare your taste buds for a tantalizing journey through the citys culinary scene!</p> <p class="p1"><b><i>Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region </i></b><a href= ""><span class= "s1"><b><i>here</i></b></span></a><b><i>.</i></b></p> <h3>Bottles & Barrels

Wednesdays, $30

Not just your average cafe and bottle shop, Bottles & Barrels is now a night-time destination, transforming from an all-day caf into a relaxed spot to indulge in a tight European-inspired menu. Dedicated to yummy food and great wine, every Wednesday they offer their famous steak night. Indulge in a tender 250g scotch fillet cooked to perfection, paired with Caf de Paris butter, crispy thrice-cooked potatoes, all for $30. Sides and mustards are available to order and you can even BYO from their wine store.</p> <blockquote class="instagram-media"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <p> </p> <div style="display: flex;"> <div style= "background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"> </div> <div style="display: flex;"> <div style= "background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"> </div> <div style= "background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; height: 14px; width: 60px;"> </div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style= "display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"> </div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style= "color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;"> View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <div style="padding: 12.5% 0;"></div> <div style="display: flex; margin-bottom: 14px;"> <div>...</div> </div> </div> </blockquote>


Enormous building fire breaks out near Sydney's Central Station "IndyWatch Feed National"

BREAKING: A major fire has broken out in a building near Sydneys Central Station. The fire on Randall St in Surry Hills, near Sydneys Central Station, broke out before 4pm on Thursday. Follow updates: The Australian (@australian) May 25, 2023 A view from central station in Sydney...


Asleep at the Wheel to headline 2023s Americana extravaganza Out on the Weekend "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Alt-country extravaganza Out on the Weekend is back for its ninth glorious year in October 2023, promising to tantalize your auditory senses while treating your taste buds to delectable eats and drinks.

Taking to Seaworks in historic Williamstown, Australias original and best Americana/alt-country festival Out On The Weekend will go down on Saturday, October 14, as the sweet seaside suburb transforms into a haven for all things Americana with a ripper lineup.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Introducing Australian music lovers to a plethora of diverse music connected by heart, soul and spirit since 2014, leading the charge this year is none other than the legendary Grammy Award-winning supergroup, Asleep at the Wheel.

After half a century of touring the globe, this American Western swing powerhouse is set to make their highly anticipated Australian debut. Founder Ray Benson and his talented cohorts are bringing their extensive repertoire of chart-topping country hits all the way from Austin, Texas, to grace the Out on the Weekend stage. Joining them for an unforgettable performance are original member Lucky Oceans, Australian resident and longtime collaborator, as well as the rising stars of the Americana genre, Joshua Hedley and Brennen Leigh.


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East Gippsland has just become Victorias first certified ECO Destination "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

With travel across the state being a favourite pastime in recent years, weve come to fall head over heels for charming waterfront villages, Man-from-Snowy-River country and superb beaches in Victorias East Gippsland.

With so much to see and so much to love, theres now even more reason to explore the area with the East Gippsland Shire achieving a significant milestone as it becomes the states first certified ECO Destination, receiving the coveted recognition from Ecotourism Australia.

This prestigious certification celebrates the regions commitment to sustainable practices and the provision of exceptional nature-based tourism experiences.

Keep up with the latest travel destinations, plus all the Victorian travel news and tips here

Tick off East Gippslands best bucket list outdoor experiences


The announcement took centre stage at the highly anticipated Inspire East Gippsland Tourism Summit on Thursday 25 May, which drew speakers including Peter Gash OAM from Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort; Rob Pennicott from Pennicott Wilderness Journeys; Leigh Sorensen from Tourism Australia; Felicia Mariani, CEO of Victoria Tourism Industry Council; Terry Robinson, CEO of Destination Gippsland; Kristy Malapa, Industry Development Manager at Tourism Australia; and Ecotourism Australia CEO, Elissa Keenan.

One of the summits highlights was an overview of Ecotourism Australias...


Australias censorship-industrial-complex finally detailed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Censorship actions taken by the Department of Home Affairs over COVID-19 misinformation has finally been revealed, with exact details unveiled in a Australias censorship-industrial-complex finally detailed


Electricity price to increase by 20 - 25% this year - as set by Energy Regulator "IndyWatch Feed National"

From 1 July 2023 residential customers on standard retail plans will see price increases of 20.8% to 23.9% without controlled load, depending on their region, and between 19.6% to 24.9% with controlled load, depending on their region. The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has today released its final determination for the...


Melbourne western country and swing band Shaky Stills are heading to Pistol Petes in June "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Renowned for their unique sound, blending genres of country western, tex mex, trucker and western swing with Australian influences, wrapped in a blanket of stratospheric instrumental arrangements, soaring vocal harmonies and big-hearted honesty, Shaky Stills delivers a musical experience that leaves a lasting impression.

Hailing from Melbourne, the musical powerhouse band is an engaging artful culmination of a melting pot of American 20th-century dance music styles. Fronted by Patrick Carr, Shaky Stills write and perform original tunes and all new songs, blending intimate songwriting and expressive rockabilly-tinged country sounds to create little worlds full of vibrant sound, honky-tonk flavour and expressive, big-hearted emotion.

Sounds utterly infectious right?

Stay up to date with whats happening in and around the region here

With live performance at their heart, Shaky Stills will be making their way to Geelong for an unforgettable musical experience this June, bringing their captivating melodies and infectious rhythms to brand-new audiences.

Theyll be taking to the beloved Pistol Petes Food n Blues on Little Malop Street in Geelong this Saturday, 3 June, from 9:30pm with two huge sets, perfect for them post-dinner good vibes.

Expect prime cuts and no detours as Shaky Stills perform with their incredibly tight sound, three-part harmonies, classic 7 singles arrangements and big-hearted honesty.

Brace yourself for a sonic journey filled with passion, authenticity, and undeniable talent.

Purchase tickets here, or call Pistol Petes on 5221 0287 to book. Doors at 9pm, show at 9:30pm. 

The post Melbourne western country and swing band Shaky Stills are heading to Pistol Petes in June appeared first on Forte Magazine.


INTERVIEW: Chay Bowes What They Wont Tell You About Russia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why NATOs proxy war against Russia is based on pure Western propaganda.

In this episode of the Patrick Henningsen Show on TNT Radio which aired on May 9, 2023, Patrick talks with independent journalist Chay Bowes about the May 9th Victory Day celebrations in Moscow and gives a brief history lesson on the events of WWI and WWII and how these led to the current conflict in Ukraine, and why NATOs proxy war against Russia is based on pure western propaganda. All this and more. Listen:

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Gretta Ray announces new album and The Big Pop Show national tour for 2023 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Seven years following her explosive introduction, musical wunderkind and absolute rising star Gretta Ray has announced the release of her sophomore album Positive Spin and a national tour to celebrate.

Arriving bathed in golden light, a hazy sunset of love and heartbreak, growth and understanding, Positive Spin promises to be full of beautiful moments of classic and emotive pop, set for release on August 18.

With a soulful voice, introspective lyrics, and captivating melodies that have earned her recognition and acclaim, Ray will be bringing her latest release to capital cities across Australia with The Big Pop Show national tour. Kicking off in Brisbane in September, shell head to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and finish in Melbourne for a special under-18 matinee show.

Gretta Ray The Big Pop Show 2023

  • Friday 15 September  Princess Theatre, Brisbane (licensed/all ages)
  • Saturday 16 September Metro Theatre, Sydney (licensed/all ages)
  • Friday 22 September Northcote Theatre, Melbourne (18+)
  • Saturday 23 September Astor Theatre, Perth (licensed/all ages)
  • Friday 29 September Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide (licensed/all ages)
  • Sunday 1 October Northcote Social Club, Melbourne (*u18 matinee)

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Her debut, 2021s Begin to Look Around, captured the magical sound of an artist coming into the world. Positive Spin matches the energy and melodic-high of the critically acclaimed debut with a new layer of complexity. Rays confidence, and capacity for reflection and grace resonate across her second full-length release.

Positive Spin is charged with the rosy glow of optimism Songwriting is so therapeutic, and my way of moving through my emotions has been to put a positive spin on my experiences.

That optimism comes full circle with new single Heartbreak Baby. Charting the exquisite pain of a 20-something break-up in...


Theres so much beautiful and amazing work, we want to throw the doors open: Illuminate Adelaides 2023 program is bolder and more dynamic than ever "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

For those that may be unaware, the Fringe festival in Summer isnt the only time Adelaide flexes its artistic muscle.

In fact, it gets even weirder and more experimental when the rain clouds arrive, thanks to Illuminate Adelaide, which is back with its most expansive program ever. The major winter event celebrates art, light, music, and technology as the citys streets, laneways, and architecture meld with free and ticketed events by local, national, and international artists.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Some of Illuminate Adelaidess highlights include Mirror Mirror, a playground of interactive technology which will have its first Australian experience fresh from its premiere run in Montreal, the transformation of Adelaides botanic gardens for Resonate, the 10th anniversary of Unsound, the festival of experimental music and performances from Yothu Yindi, Oneohtrix Point Never, Tourist and more.

We caught up with creative director Lee Cumberlidge before his flight to Montreal to see Mirror Mirror to discuss Illuminate Adelaides most adventurous program to date.

This year, were building on what we have done the past few years as we establish Illuminate Adelaide, says Lee, the event has many different streams, but this year City Lights, our free program, has more than 40 new interactive installations and artworks focusing on the nexus between creativity, art and technology. City Lights runs for two weeks (conveniently over the school holidays), offering everyone a chance to get out, embrace winter and explore the city of Adelaide, which is completely transformed with video mapping, projection works, and installations in public spaces.

Illuminate Adelaide saw 700,000 people access the free program last year, and Lee is expecting even more this time around. Once again, the event will infiltrate the Botanic Gardens with another breathtaking transformation called Resonate.

Resonate is an experience brought to life by a range of technologies and techniques from the Mon...


Tim Finn announces The Lives & Times Of Tim Finn Australian Tour "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

<p>Pre-eminent singer, songwriter, musician, international artist and all-around legend Tim Finn is making his return to Australian stages this September, celebrating his creative life with The Lives and Times Of Tim Finn concert tour.</p> <p>Announcing a three-date run of the country, Tim Finn will perform at Melbournes Palais Theatre on Wednesday, 13 September, Brisbanes Fortitude Music Hall on Thursday, 14 September, and the Sydney Opera House on Sunday, 17 September with special guest Hayley Mary.</p> <h3>Tim Finn The Lives & Times Of Tim Finn Australian Tour</h3> <ul> <li>Palais Theatre, Melbourne Wednesday, 13 September</li> <li>Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane <span>Thursday, 14 September</span></li> <li>Sydney Opera House, Sydney <span>Sunday, 17 September</span></li> </ul> <p class="p1"><b><i>Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews </i></b><a href= ""><span class= "s1"><b><i>here</i></b></span></a><b><i>.</i></b></p> <p>The forthcoming shows sees Finn returning to the stage with a full band and with a set list that is largely unmatched: beginning in 1977, the songs in the show will run the gamut of his best work. <em>The Lives and Times of Tim Finn</em> will see the artist performing highlights from Split Enz, Crowded House and his solo material, performing songs from era-defining albums including; <em>Dizrhythmia, True Colours, Time & Tide, Woodface, Escapade and Before & After.

After being largely off the concert grid for the last decade, this is the return of the man who led Split Enz, wrote and performed in Crowded House during the Woodface era and has enjoyed a formidable solo career.</p> <p>Expect to hear Split Enz hits I See Red, I Hope I Never, Six Months in a Leaky Boat and Dirty Creature, Crowded Houses Weather With You and Chocolate Cake, and solo favourites Fraction Too Much Friction, Made My Day, Staring At The Embers, Persuasion and so much more.</p> <p>It felt like my time had come, says Finn of his decision to put a band together and tour.</p> <p>After spending 10 years writing songs for music theatre and developing a new opera, I played a one-off open air show for 2000 people in Manly, Australia last year and loved the way my live band was so tight and focused. Playing all the parts that belong on the recordings, the right sounds, the right grooves it made me want to do it again. I crafted...</p>


Beware of ISW "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION: Marty, the Institute for the Study of War is claiming that the fighting inside Russia was not Ukrainians but Russian anti-Putin groups. This seems strange since they were attacking civilians and you would think if they were Russians they would have targeted Moscow not something just across the border. Who is this Institute? Is this more propaganda from the West?

Thank you


ANSWER: Do not trust ANYTHING coming from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). They are claiming sources inside Russia say they were Russians, not Ukrainians. I would not believe anything from the ISW. I believe they are the source of the idea for the TOTAL destruction of Russia and for the West to occupy and divide up Russia. They do not promote peace only war. World peace is possible just by looking at Rome. When everyone benefited by being part of the Empire which allowed them to sell products throughout the Empire, it created local jobs, and that is what created peace. The Neocons are tearing the world apart and using climate change to try to destroy the economy of Russia for political purposes. They ignore peace or the cost to the economy of war, which is always inflation, reducing the standard of living of the people for their selfish goals or war. Their destruction of NordStream is an example of their treachery.

It will always be anti-Russian propaganda because it is a Neocon organization. Kimberly Kagan, Robert Kagans sister-in-law, is the founder of the ISW, which is the source of much of the fake news. Most curious, even the New York Times wrote about this Kagan family that they were really leftists and very outspoken to the point o...


Australian outback music festival Big Red Bash to pay tribute to Tina Turner with Nutbush world record attempt "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

With the passing of legendary performer Tina Turner Birdsville Big Red Bash attendees and organisers are rallying to ensure a new world record is set to one of her biggest hits Nutbush City Limits on Thursday July 6, 2023.

Following its world record last year, when 4,084 boot-scooting bush dancers kicked up the dust in wild and wacky costumes to the 1973 Tina Turner soul classic in 2022, this years Nutbush City Limits dance world record attempt will be a highlight of the final day of the sold-out three-day 10th anniversary Birdsville Big Red Bash event.

Stay up to date with whats happening in and around the region here.

Queen of Rock and Roll Tina Turner dies aged 83

The Nutbush City Limits world record attempt is set to form Australias biggest tribute to Tina Turner with the spectacular dance off set to take place below the Simpson Deserts legendary 40-metre-high Big Red sand dune the largest of its kind in the world.

We were very sad to hear of Tina Turners passing earlier this morning. She was an incredible performer and her Nutbush City Limits song and associated world record attempt is a huge, fun part of our events.  We always get quite a few people dressed up as Tina for the Nutbush world record attempt, but were now expecting even more this year, says Steve Donovan, Operations Manager for the Outback Music Festival Group who stage the Birdsville Big Red Bash and Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash.

She was so well loved and its always an amazing call to action when her Nutbush song is played out across the festival sites and thousands of boot scooters came together to dance their way into a new world record.  Our Mundi Mundi Bash Mad Max Dress up in August is also sure to have a huge representation of Tinas iconic Mad Max look.  Im sure she would have been proud that the Nutbush raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Royal Flying Doctors, and that this legacy will live on.

The 4,084 Nutb...


The Chinese question and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain "IndyWatch Feed National"

SBSs New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples.

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Notes on America, Twitter, Royals, and WWIII "IndyWatch Feed National"


[Some emails from G5]

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Twitter CEO

The concern is that Musk made a major error by appointing Linda Yaccarino as Twitter CEO. Two points:

Firstly, it appears he is pandering to a portion of leftoid buying audience.

Secondly, he always sits them on a platform that has a break-open slide to oblivion, and he controls the lever.

She is...


Another dummy spit performance from Hideous Lidia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Explosive scenes in senate estimates today. Read the full story: The Australian (@australian) May 24, 2023


China, Russia to accelerate grain corridor project to reduce reliance on Western imports "IndyWatch Feed National"

Russia is speeding up the construction of a corridor in its Far East region in a bid to export more grain to Inner Mongolia in Northeast China. On Wednesday, the same day the Ukraine military said it had driven Russian infantry back from some positions around Bakhmut, the Kremlin said that it will boost its grain exports to China via the New Land Grain Corridor. Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the cabinet and the central bank to work out an intergovernmental agreement to boost grain exports to China by October 1, Russia's national day, Russian news agency TASS reported. Chinese state media said that, after tariffs, quotas and logistic problems are solved, China will import more wheat and barley from Russia and reduce its reliance on grain imported from western countries including Australia, the US, Canada and France.


The Australian Twitter Files - Senator Alex Antic "IndyWatch Feed National"

Why did the Department of Home Affairs make 4,213 requests to social media companies to censor COVID-related matters?

Who decides what is mis information or dis information in the bureaucracy/social media censorship industrial complex in Australia today?

Watch as I question the Department during Senate estimate about this incredible development confirming what many Australians already suspected.

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Queen of Rock and Roll Tina Turner dies aged 83 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Tina Turner, the global superstar and Queen of Rock n Roll, has died aged 83.

Raw, powerful and hailed as one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Turner passed away in Switzerland, a spokesperson announced.

Tina Turner, the Queen of Rockn Roll has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, the statement said.

With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

Another statement was also shared to the singers Instagram page this morning, sharing the news to her fans across the world.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner, the post read.

With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow. Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music.

All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.


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Dual Use: New Aerosolized mRNA-Delivering Nanoparticles Can Vaccinate Or They Can Eliminate "IndyWatch Feed National"

Welcome to The Daily Wrap Up, a concise show dedicated to bringing you the most relevant independent news, as we see it, from the last 24 hours (5/24/23).
As always, take the information discussed in the video below and research it for yourself, and come to your own conclusions. Anyone telling you what the truth is, or claiming they have the answer, is likely leading you astray, for one reason or another. Stay Vigilant.

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Duck for cover "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

The late afternoon idyll was suddenly disturbed.

Pacific Black Ducks (feeding in the nearby stubble), along with some Grey Teal, Galahs and ravens perhaps 200 birds in total, scattered wildly in all directions. The alarm calls of White-plumed Honeyeaters confirmed the arrival of a raptor.

The Peregrine Falcon, a young bird, cruised through with intent circling above me a couple of times as it eyed a possible target. While I didnt observe a serious pursuit, or a kill, the falcon was certainly weighing up its options.

In the middle distance a flock of corellas had detected the hunter you can just make out its blurry silhouette in the foreground.

An enduring memory from my childhood is that of a Peregrine plunging through a small flock of Long-billed Corellas, striking one of the party and scattering feathers in all directions. The falcon then casually circled back to catch its dying and earthbound victim.


Pacific Black Ducks, Picnic Point on Cairn Curran, 24th May 2023



Everybody Knows, Part 17: Was the Thalidomide Tragedy Intentional? "IndyWatch Feed National"

(L) Dr Wm McBride, Photo: (C) skeleton of a rabbit, Photo: (R) Dr Doulas Keeping of Queensland(L) Dr Wm McBride, Photo: (C) skeleton of a rabbit, Photo: (R) Dr Doulas Keeping of Queensland

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

This article is not strictly related to this series subject, the upcoming trial of Dr Russell Pridgeon. My excuse for publishing it, is that a GumshoeNews Commenter complained that we had censored our own work on thalidomide. True, I did delete my 31 May 2021 article but am now re-running it. As you will see, it sheds odd light on the NSW Medical Council. For me as a law-trained person, one of the biggest discoveries about Pridgeons case was the shadowy role that a Medical Council can play in cancelling a license.

I agree with Russell that such councils make it possible for the government to remove any doctors registration good behavior no bar! And recall my...


Masons and the secret plan of Canberra "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Lodge St Andrew Queanbeyan No. 56s newly invested Worshipful Master and his officers/team for 1977.
POWER struggles, clandestine activities and conspiracy theories just another day in the nations

Not exactly, but in this tale theres no shortage of intrigue, political and otherwise, as well as things known and unknown: just one of the latter, that both Queanbeyan and Canberra have a long-standing association with the most obscure and arcane of organisations, Freemasonry. 

It may even surprise many to learn that the man dubbed the father of Canberra for helping ensure the new Federal Territory was sited alongside his hometown of Queanbeyan, John Gale, was a founding member of the brotherhood in this region.

The ancient craft, said to be linked to the Knights Templar themselves decimated on Friday the 13th, 1307 when King Philip IV of France condemned them rather than repay a debt owed and identified with fancy outfits, prestigious titles and an exclusively male membership, arrived on these shores with the First Fleet. In 1845, Sydney Lodge No.1 was instigated.



The Quad is a US-led grouping of countries promoting war, not peace "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Quad summit scheduled in Sydney on 24 May was cancelled due to the last minute announcement that US President Biden will not be doing a stopover in Australia from the G7 talks in Hiroshima, Japan, 19-22 May.  No US replacement for Biden was announced.  Instead, the Quad war summit of 4 heads of states and governments US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was moved to the sidelines of the G7 meeting in Hiroshima. 

It appears the decision to move the meeting to the sidelines of G7 was made unilaterally by the US.  The US is the major player in the war mongering Quad.

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, (Quad) is a military and economic grouping brought together to contain Chinas economic development and growth.  China is challenging US economic supremacy in the region. 

Since the 2011 US military Pivot into Asia-Pacific the US has expanded and intensified the militarisation of the region with the support of governments of Japan and Australia.

The Quad is a war grouping to uphold the global US rules based order in the Indo-Pacific.  It will not bring peace and prosperity to the people of this region.

Like AUKUS, the Quad is an instrument of aggression and war, intensifying military and political tensions in the region, dragging the people of this region into an unjust imperialist war.

The people of Australia and Asia-Pacific do not want to be dragged into another US led war between the super powers.   The people want peace, secure livelihoods, a clean and safe environment. 

Polls show that the majority of the Australian people do not support Australia following the US into a war with China.  A recent Lowy Institute Poll shows more than half do not support Australia siding with either the US or China, and want the

Australian government to be neutral.  A strong majority of young people said they want Australia to be neutral in the event of war breaking out between the 2 rival super powers.


The Australian Anti-AUKUS C...


SILENCING YOUR VOICE "IndyWatch Feed National"


Did you know that in law, if it is approved by the national electorate, The Voice Referendum will constitutionally silence the voices of 96.8% of voters.

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THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THIS FACT : The benefit to politicians is that they will only have the constitutional obligation to listen to 3.2% of voters.



Labor MP spruiks 202324 budget "IndyWatch Feed National"

MPs Anthony Albanese and Justine Elliot. Photo Jeff Dawson.

Cost of living relief, investment towards net-zero and economic responsibility is how local federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has framed her partys first budget this term.

I know for our region thats vitally important, Elliot told BayFMs Community Newsroom last week.

The member for Richmond also took the opportunity to express outrage at the Greens refusal to support Labors Housing Australia Future Fund Bill 2023.

According to The Guardian, the Greens say they will not support it, unless the government offers substantial improvements, including $5B of direct spending on housing and a national rent freeze.

And overshadowing Labors budget was their commitment to implement the previous governments stage three tax cuts, which will give those earning over $200,000 per year a $9,000 windfall. 

Some of the nations top economists told The SMH (Nine) in 2022, the tax cuts were unaffordable and would drive inflation.

So, whats in the Labor governments federal budget for the people of the Richmond electorate?

A big component of Labors budget aims is strengthening Medicare through a whole range of initiatives, Elliot said, before describing the tripling of bulk-billing incentives as the...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

Whos Behind the Attack on a Russian Region Bordering Ukraine?

Fighters of Russian Volunteer Corps stand atop on an APC during press conference not far from the border in Sumy region, Ukraine, Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Russia's military said Tuesday it quashed what appeared to be one of the most serious cross-border attacks from Ukraine since the war began, claiming to have killed more than 70 attackers in a battle that lasted around 24 hours. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) Russia alleges that dozens of Ukrainian militants crossed into one of its border towns in its Belgorod region, striking targets and forcing an evacuation, before over 70 of the attackers were killed or pushed back by what the authorities termed a counterterrorism operation.

One group claiming responsibility for the strike, the Russian Volunteer Corps, denied Wednesday it had lost any men and said its action had exposed Russian border weaknesses.

The conflicting versions of events reflect the role of disinformation and propaganda in the 15-month war.

Ukraine denied any involvement in the skirmishes Monday and Tuesday. It blamed two Russian groups, including the RVC, that claim to be volunteers fighting in coordination with Kyivs forces in an uprising against the government of President Vladimir Putin.

happened appears to have sent Moscow scrambling to respond to one of the most serious border incursions since Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Belgorod Gov. Vyacheslav Gladkov said an elderly woman died in the chaotic evacuation, and 12 people were wounded in the attack and shelling.

A look at whats known about the attack and the murky groups who say they carried it out:


Two groups the RVC and the Freedom of Russia Legion claimed responsibility for the attack and announced an ambitious goal of liberating the Belgorod region. Little is known about them beyond what they say about themselves.

In early March, the R...


Parliamentary Inquiry called into NSW Police "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sue Higginson MLC. Photo Tree Faerie.

Upper House NSW Greens MP and Lismore resident, Sue Higginson, says she tabled a notice of motion in NSW Parliament on Tuesday calling for a Parliamentary Inquiry into NSW Police, following the tasering of 95-year-old dementia patient, Clare Nowland last week.

Higginson, who is also the Greens spokesperson for Justice, said the inquiry should include the subsequent revelations of other incidents of police causing harm to elderly residents in aged care homes across the state.

Her motion comes days after the conviction of Sydney police officer, Ryan Barlow, for the assault of a 16-year-old First Nations boy, who was filmed hitting the ground, face first, with a leg sweep. 

Additionally, a report by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) on Tuesday identifies a plethora of failings in matters of integrity and oversight in the NSW Pol...


America's wars and the US debt crisis "IndyWatch Feed National"

To surmount the debt crisis, America needs to stop feeding the Military-Industrial Complex, the most powerful lobby in Washington. In the year 2000, the U.S. government debt was $3.5 trillion, equal to 35% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). By 2022, the debt was $24 trillion, equal to 95% of GDP. The U.S. debt is soaring, hence America's current debt crisis. Yet both Republicans and Democrats are missing the solution: stopping America's wars of choice and slashing military outlays. Suppose the government's debt had remained at a modest 35% of GDP, as in 2000. Today's debt would be $9 trillion, as opposed to $24 trillion. Why did the U.S. government incur the excess $15 trillion in debt? The single biggest answer is the U.S. government's addiction to war and military spending. According to the Watson Institute at Brown University, the cost of U.S. wars from fiscal year 2001 to fiscal year 2022 amounted to a whopping $8 trillion, more than half of the extra $15 trillion in debt....


Hunters Promise To Support Delta Police In Fighting Crime "IndyWatch Feed National"


LAGOS MAY 25TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The Zonal Commander of Nigeria Hunters and Forest Service (NHFS), Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State, Monye Chukwuka, has said the body was established to support the police in ensuring safety of lives and property.

He stated this in a chat with newsmen at Azagba Ogwashi. Monye called on members to perform their duties diligently, without fear or favour, to ensure the locality continued to enjoy peace.

He lauded the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Azagba- Ogwashi Police Post, DSP Lekan, for his effective performance, describing him as a father, mentor and combatant police officer that had answered distress calls any time of the day, just as he noted that officer Lekan had brought his wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of his duties.

Monye said Azagba-Ogwashi and its environs were enjoying relative peace because of the effective performance of the police officer and his team, adding that the NHFS would continue to assist the police to sustain the existing peace and security in the area.

Nigeria Observer



Stella Assange came to Australia to demand justice for her husband "IndyWatch Feed National"

Editorial opinion

On Monday 22 May Stella Assange held a press conference at the Press Club in Canberra. She had come to Australia to confront Untied State President Joe Biden and call on the Australian government to act to help free her husband, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from prison and stop his extradition to the United States.

She said: My visit here was originally prompted by the official visit by President Biden and the Quad summit. After it was cancelled, I decided to come anyway. I did not want to lose an opportunity to speak to you. Because we are now in the endgame. Julian needs his freedom urgently and Australia plays a critical role in securing his release.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Australian Parliamentary Friends of Julian Assange, who have created a political environment in which support for Julian goes beyond party-political affiliation.I wish to thank the Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, as well as the leader of the opposition Peter Dutton, for putting that position on the record, that Julian should be released so that he can come home.

But above all I would like to thank the overwhelming dedication of the Australian people, who have brought about a sea change in awareness and solidarity for Julians plight. This unity in support for my husband is a source of enormous encouragement for our family. It nurtures Julians ability to continue on.

The reality is that to regain his freedom, Julian needs the support of his home country. This is a political case, and it needs a political solution.

The groundswell of Australian support for Assanges freedom has been overwhelming. The most recent Ipsos poll published...


Frank Houston pedophile founder of Hillsong Sir Francis Rock Spider speaks from Hades "IndyWatch Feed National"

Frank Houston cartoon

Frank Houston, Founder of Hillsong, Sir Francis Rock Spider speaks from Hades. Still pulling the strings at Hillsong. Rock spider is jail slang for pedophiles. The origin of the term Rock Spider for pedophiles is Western Australian. See Rock Spider in Urban Dictionary for the very dark meanings of the term.



The Fight To Free Julian Assange, with Kevin Gosztola "IndyWatch Feed National"

The MintPress podcast The Watchdog, hosted by British-Iraqi hip hop artist Lowkey, closely examines organizations about which it is in the public interest to know including intelligence, lobby, and special interest groups influencing policies that infringe on free speech and target dissent. The Watchdog goes against the grain by casting a light on stories largely ignored by the mainstream, corporate media.

It is now over four years ago that Julian Assange was spirited away from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and detained in Belmarshs maximum security prison. Being locked in a tiny concrete room for more than 1500 days has taken a serious toll on the Australian publisher; reports from this week suggest that his health is deteriorating by the minute.

One man who has covered the Wikileaks co-founders case closer than almost anyone is Kevin Gosztola. Gosztola is an American journalist, the managing editor of Shadowproof and co-hosts the Unauthorized Disclosure Podcast with Rania Khalek. He is the author of the new book Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case against Julian Assange. Today, he joins Watchdog host Lowkey to talk all things WikiLeaks, Assange, leaks and cybersecurity.

The U.S. government has always been hostile to leakers revealing embarrassing or compromising information about its actions. But Gosztola states that the Central Intelligence Agencys gloves came off in 2017 as it ramped up its attacks on Assange. By 2017, CIA Director Mike Pompeo had labeled WikiLeaks as a hostile non-state intelligence service and began turning the screw. For Gosztola, the CIAs response was a symptom of the agencys insecurity; And so at that point, the CIA probably feels they are threatened, their whole regime of pursuing the global war on terrorism is in jeopardy as a result of WikiLeaks, he told Lowkey.

It is often forgotten how much incredible, extraordinary information WikiLeaks provided the world. This included the Guantnamo prison manuals, which showed that the U.S. Army hid prisoners from Red Cross inspectors and illegally held captives in solitary confinement to soften them up for interrogation.


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INTERVIEW: Peter Conway Racism and Rockets "IndyWatch Feed National"

Can music bring this generation together and heal the rifts of a divided society?

In this episode of the Patrick Henningsen Show on TNT Radio which aired on May 22, 2023, Patrick talks with UK singer, songwriter and recording artist, Peter Conway, about his new single, Racism and Rockets, and his intention and inspiration for the creating this new track, and also highlighting some of the real challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, including the culture wars and the controversy over identity politics. He also addresses the burning issues which have arisen in the wake of the global pandemic hysteria and the growing concerns over injuries and fatalities resulting from the experimental jab roll-out. With so much political division in todays society, can music help bring this generation together and heal the rifts of a divided society? All this and more. Listen:

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Visits of Justice: Stella Assanges Plea to Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

It certainly got the tongues wagging, the keyboards pressed, and the intellectually dead aroused at least for a time. Given how many of those in the Australian press and media stable have been, for the most part, unconcerned, and in some cases celebratory, regarding the prosecution of Julian Assange, it was strikingly poignant to have his wife, Stella, present at the centre of Australias press epicentre: the National Press Club in Canberra.

For those familiar with the ongoing prosecution of the WikiLeaks founder by the United States via the extradition processes of the United Kingdom, a brutal carnivalesque endeavour that continues to blight that legal system, there is not much to be said. Stella had to get her point across to a pack of the uninitiated most of them, anyway and state the obvious fact that her husband is facing gloomy prospects across the pond for spilling the beans on the US National Security State. Once the doors open to such a prosecution on US soil, bets are off on the subject of publishing national security information in the public interest. For the first time in US legal history, a journalist, defamed and harassed, will be conveyed into the bowels of a carceral state so revolting it makes Belmarsh look like a modest retreat.

The method, however, lay in the personal touch, one that draws out Assange as the dedicated, loving, and intellectually stimulated everyman. There is talk about the fledging rainbow lorikeet that her husband reared when he was on Magnetic Island off the coast of Townsville in Queensland. Remembering the chestnut coated mare which he would ride when he stayed in the Northern Rivers. There was also surfing in Byron Bay in his teens, and beekeeping in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria.

Stellas agenda is clear, direct, and powerful. There is no time for frills. She knows that the realm of ideas has little truck with the breakfasting, lunching and dining journalists who titter across Canberra and offer the rest of Australia information of an embarrassingly poor quality. It was important to keep matters simple.

The adopted technique, then, is uncomplicated: focus on the man in prison, in captivity, and suffering because of it. I can tell you exactly what Julian is doing right now....


What Can a Gun-Toting Church Tell Us About Conservatives? "IndyWatch Feed National"

In recognition of the first anniversary of the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, we are reprinting this story written in 2018 by a member of our Mentor-Apprentice Program

The story of a Pennsylvania church blessing AR-15s made the rounds on traditional and social media last week. The ceremony at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary ministry in rural Newfoundland, PA, was widely ridiculed as bizarre and out of touch, but once you take away some of the theatrics, how different are these worshippers really from millions of Americans and the NRA?


The answer, it turns out, is not that much.


WhoWhatWhy went to Newfoundland twice last week, attended the gun-blessing ceremony and saw some things that the rest of the media seems to have missed.


First, it is interesting that this event took place in Pennsylvania. Exactly 10 years ago, presidential candidate Barack Obama told a private gathering in the Keystone State that parts of its residents were bitter. He added that it is not surprising that rural Pennsylvanians cling to their guns, or religion, or antipathy to people who arent like them or anti-immigrant or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Obama took a lot of heat when the comments leaked. In hindsight, however, he basically pinpointed the sentiment that made Donald Trump his successor and that was on display at the Newfoundland church.

The response to Obamas remark was so dramatic that he was forced to publicly defend himself during a CNN town hall and, predictably, the GOP used his words as a talking point for years, tossing it as red meat to a base thats fueled by weapons-toting, faith-based voters.

Even four years later, vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan made mention of the remarks during campaign rallies.

Anybody witnessing the AR-15 blessing ceremony at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary ministry in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, FL, would have a hard time walking away with a different conclusion from Obamas.

While the groups beliefs may seem extreme to most, they are not as uncommon as one might think.

Rev. Hyung Jin (Sean) Moon, the youngest son of Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon known for his mass wedding ceremonies in New York Citys Times Square took the stage accompanied by his wife Yeon Ah Lee Moon and carrying a gold-plated assault rifle, readying himself for another mass marriage ceremony.



Life with Googles Pixel 7a: An iPhone user goes Android "IndyWatch Feed National"

Googles newest phone is a bargain, and switching has some clear benefits. But heres why Im going back to my iPhone Profor now.

When people ask me if I use an iPhone or an Android smartphone, my reflexive answer is both. But the truth is that the last Android phone I used as a daily driver was a Google Pixel 3 back in 2019. Later that year, I replaced it with an iPhone 11 Pro, which gave way to the iPhone 13 Pro that I currently own. Denying that Im an iPhone user would be silly.

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NSW quits, Victoria hits "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Its been a big week for property tax. On Sunday we learned the new NSW government was extending stamp duty concessions for first home buyers and will introduce legislation this week to scrap the former governments opt-in stamp duty to land tax scheme. We dont think thatll do much for first home buyers theyll []


Four Pillars launches Bloody Shiraz and Bloody Pinot Noir Gins, announces first-ever Bloody Midwinter Gin Festival "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

With winter all but officially here, its time to embrace life in the longer, cooler evenings with cosy conversations, multiple layers and indulging in a good shot or two of gin yes gin. While the icy breeze makes many turns to cosy options like red wine and whisky, gin lovers can now have the best of both worlds thanks to Yarra Valley-based distillery Four Pillars and their life-changing Limited Edition Bloody Shiraz Gin, back for 2023, and for the first time, a Bloody Pinot Noir Gin.

To celebrate the new release of the Bloody Shiraz Gin, Bloody Pinot Noir Gin and World Gin Day (10 June), Four Pillars are hosting a calendar full of bloody goodness with the inaugural Bloody Midwinter Gin Fest, a line-up of gin-fuelled events that will run over eight weeks and three states from 1 June to 30 July 2023. 

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.


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Mulita BBQ are bringing a Texas Barbecue Pop-Up to Austins Winery this winter "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

While we might still be hurting from the loss of a permanent Mulita BBQ outpost in North Geelong and their mouth-watering menu of American BBQ with fresh and vibrant Mexican influences, the team have still managed to delight the region since, hitting up various locations on weekends with their trusty food truck.

Now they beloved BBQ business is set to pump the breaks, setting up at Austins Winery for a month-long pop-up residency from Fridays to Sundays.

Keep up with the latest local food and booze news here.

Kicking off on 9 June and running until 2 July, Mulita BBQ will be serving an incredibly delicious BBQ menu for all the locals, tourists and wine-lovers visiting Austins Wines new drinking destinations, located on Austins family-owned vineyard in Sutherlands Creek. Having only opened in the last year, this only adds to the excitement for anyone checking out the stunning new venue.

Operating each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, youll be able to tuck into Mulitas quality barbecue offerings, including Central Texas Brisket, Pork Ribs, Herb Buttered Chicken, Smoked Sausage and Free Range Pulled Pork, all sliced to order and priced per 200gm. Youll also be able to load up on their famed sides, including Southern Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Mac N Cheese, brisket beans and rustic cut fries, as well as fresh sliced white bread, sauces and pickles for a real authentic experience.

There is also some vegetarian options, like smoked portobello mushrooms and Texas-style BBQ jackfruit, the most flavoursome and drool-worthy chopped brisket and pulled pork burgers, and a kids menu.

Simply order your food, throw down a rug, grab a glass of wine, and your weekend is looking pretty damn fine if you ask us.

Theres plenty of inside seating and outdoor space available at the venue, with Austins Wines transforming one of the propertys original shearing sheds into a state-of-the-art facility complete with an original ceiling and a large bar area for wine tastings with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Complete with timber bar tops, a huge custom bar light and elegant decor,  its a sleek space from the inside out where everything has been considered, to the point of terracotta tiles being used in the bathrooms to represent the rich terroir of the  Moorabool Valley.


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During pandemic, Tim Scott embraced masks and Fauci. Will it impact his run for president? "IndyWatch Feed National"

During pandemic, Tim Scott embraced masks and Fauci. Will it impact his run for president? --Sen. Tim Scott encouraged people to join a 30-day mask challenge during the COVID pandemic. | 23 May 2023 | When the 2024 presidential campaign season heats up and GOP candidates are likely asked about their connection to conventional pandemic-response doctrine, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott might have a lot for which to answer - but he won't be alone. Scott, who officially entered the race Monday, urged Americans during the pandemic to wear a mask, supported vaccinations and Dr. Anthony Fauci - who was effectively the country's top medical scientist during the pandemic when much of the U.S. went on lockdown... In a June 2020 congressional hearing, Scott seemed to back a campaign to encourage Americans to get vaccinated, even before the vaccines were fully available.


Got a free Saturday? Get hitched Vegas-style in Geelong with a red hot winter elopement at The Warehouse "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

While everyone loves attending a wedding, not everyone wants a traditional white wedding for themselves. All the decisions and the planning, from the venues, celebrants and florists, to the photographers, guest lists and menus, it isnt for everyone.

But that doesnt mean the ceremony and celebrating part isnt part of the dream, and one of Geelongs absolute favourite wedding venues has found a way to make your day one to remember without the fuss.

Stay up to date with whats happening in and around the region here.

With a growing trend in micro-weddings and elopements, The Warehouse Geelong, has launched an incredible new service, offering couples the opportunity to tie the knot in a one-day elopement on one perfect Saturday in July.

Building on the success of the previous simple, fuss-free elopements the venue ran on Valentines Day, The Warehouse and Annie The Celebrant now teamed up for a Red Hot Winter Elopement.


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The Whitlams announce Early Years 93-97 Australian Tour for 2023 with The Living Ends Scott Owen "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The beloved ARIA Award-winning band The Whitlams are heading back out on tour this September and October to celebrate the Early Years (1993 to 1997). Taking a trip back in time, the band will kick off the tour in Coffs Harbour in September, before heading further across New South Wales, performing one special show in Melbourne and continuing onto cities in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.

The Whitlams four-piece is joined by Scott Owen from The Living End to recreate the rollicking energy of its first three albums. And really, who better to rip through the double bass classics from 93 to 97 than the human powerhouse who has driven The Living Ends famous rhythm section since its inception?

Tim Freedman says, Scott and I have been talking about this idea for five years, and at last our schedules have clicked. Terepai and Scott will absolutely explode in these early songs, and it will be thrilling to hear the energy that Andy Lewis brought to the first line-up so long ago on stage once again.

The Whitlams National Tour 2023

Fri 22 Sep Hoey Moey Coffs Harbour, NSW
Sat 23 Sep Toronto Hotel Toronto, NSW
Wed 4 Oct Tillys Wagga Wagga, NSW
Thu 5 Oct Beer Deluxe Albury, NSW
Fri 6 Oct Northcote Theatre Melbourne, VIC
Sat 7 Oct Enmore Theatre Sydney, NSW
Sun 8 Oct Blue Mountains Theatre Springwood, NSW
Fri 13 Oct The Tivoli Brisbane, QLD
Sun 15 Oct Burleigh Bazaar Gold Coast, QLD
Fri 20 Oct The Gov Adelaide. SA
Fri 27 Oct Astor Theatre Perth. WA
Sat 28 Oct Freo.Social Fremantle, WA

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.




A series of Piano Bar Pop-Up Sunday Sessions is coming to Torquay and Ocean Grove "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Get ready to experience a harmonious blend of Piano Bar goodness and exceptional craft beer as Piano Bar Geelong brings its Sunday pop-up sessions to Blackmans Brewery in Torquay and Ocean Grove this June.

Located in two beautiful coastal towns just a short drive from Geelong, this collaboration promises to be a delightful weekend escape for music, drag and beer lovers alike.

Keep up with the latest in local news and entertainment here.

Kicking off in Torquay on Sunday 4 June, every Sunday, Piano Bar Geelong, known for its vibrant atmosphere and talented musicians, sets the stage at Blackmans Brewery. As you step into the brewery, youll be greeted by the captivating melodies emanating from the piano keys as the team deliver an epic afternoon of singalongs and drag queens.

Torquay x Piano Bar Pop-Up Sessions

  • Sunday 4th June
  • Sunday 2nd July
  • Sunday 6th August

Ocean Grove x Piano Bar Pop-Up Sessions

  • Sunday 18th June
  • Sunday 16th July
  • Sunday 20th August

The sessions run from 2pm to 5pm and tickets are $25 which include your first pot of beer or seltzer and a magical afternoon of entertainment.


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The Cycle of Rebellions "IndyWatch Feed National"

Spartacus Rebellion 73-71 BC

QUESTION: Marty, nobody has done such intense research geopolitically than you. This theory of a one-world government seems absurd with so many languages and cultures. Looking at Ukraine, Kyiv is demanding the people in the Donbas speak only Ukrainian and they must surrender their religion to the Patriarch in Kyiv. This is at least a parallel to the French seizing the Vatican and moving it to Avignon. I believe you have said that was the exact opposite of how Rome built an empire.

So, my question is straightforward. While Rome may have lasted for a thousand years, there were civil wars and uprisings like the Spartacus Rebellion. Can you elaborate on the cycle of civil wars in Rome? Is this our fate?


ANSWER: This arrogance that a one-world government will end war is absurd. The Roman Empire was one government and it had numerous rebellions and civil wars. So much for this their intent to make the UN and the WHO rule the world. Nobody ever seems to refer to history and just ask has this been tried before? What was the outcome?

The Social War, also called Italic War, or Marsic War, (9188 BC) was a revolt of Romes Italian allies (socii, hence Social War). This was the first real civil war following the birth of the Republic in 509 BC. The alli...


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Get your claws into all-you-can-eat Filipino Silog at Geelongs seafood boil restaurant "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

For lovers of all things flavour and seafood feast, Kalye Marinas Cafe and Seafood Hub has become a must-visit in Geelong West since opening back in October last year.

The first restaurant from owners Honey Lynne Caranguian, Kristine Jane Alvarez, Abegail Almonte and Richcy Sigre, Kalye Marinas Cafe and Seafood Hub marks Geelongs very first spot for a Filipino seafood boil, bringing their hands-on dining experience to the region.

Keep up with the latest food and booze news across the region here.

Inviting customers to don a bib and gloves, turf their inhibitions and get messy digging into saucy piles of seafood and accompaniments, the restaurant has now launched another incredible experience, offering All-You-Can-Eat silogs.

Launching on Wednesday, 24 May, Kalye Marinas Cafe and Seafood Hubs new all-you-can-eat is offering customers a chance to eat as many of their favourite silogs as they can. Tuck into a bottomless feast of garlic rice, beef tapa, pork tocino, pork sisig, fried bangus, corn, eggs, kikiam, fishball, fried eggplant, orange slices and lemon iced tea.


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Victorias iconic 160-kilometre Grampians Peaks Trail is getting upgraded "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Victorias iconic 160-kilometre Grampians Peaks Trail is going to get a whole bunch of upgrades, including a new trailhead in the centre of the Halls Gap (Budja Budja) township.

The development is part of a $5 million investment by the Labor Government to provide visitors with more options to access the world-class hiking experience.

Stay up to date with whats happening in and around the region here.

Halls Gap is a bustling township that sits in the heart of the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park and is an ideal launching point for thousands of visitors to explore the region and the peaks trail.

The new trailhead will better connect the town to the mountains with a new track and boardwalk, gathering spaces, rock seating and signage. The final designs are currently being shared with the local community.

In addition to the new Halls Gap trailhead, access points at Mount Zero and the southern Grampians town of Dunkeld will also receive upgrades.


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Visits of Justice: Stella Assanges Plea to Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Score a bunch of discounts and explore window displays in central Geelong with the citys new initiative Kick On in Geelong "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

We know whatll put you in that good mood: a whole heap of discounts and deals running rampant across our fair city.

With the euphoric human-sized Kaleidoscope a new work by renowned installation artist Keith Courtney arriving in Geelong this month, the City has announced a whole new initiative to complement the experience and get people exploring central Geelong before or after they step inside the hall of rotating mirrors, light and sound.

Keep up with the latest in local news and entertainment here.

Working with local businesses, Kick On in Geelong is packed with discounted offers and special deals to enhance visitors experience in central Geelong while saving them money.

Whether its supporting hospitality venues, popping into an event or visiting other creative works, such as the Clarice Beckett exhibition at Geelong Gallery or National Wool Museum exhibitions, the city have you covered.

Take advantage of deals like 10% off Brush and Bubbles workshops, 10% off your bill at Tomodachi Izakaya and Bar, or 15% off your bill at Edge Geelong. Theres also other fun deals like 2-for-1 carousel ride offers, $6 piercings at Off Ya Tree and a free drink with your meal at Pistol Petes Food N Blues.

Some deals just involve you mentioning the offer, while others involve showing your Kaleidoscope ticket or entering a promo code.

Explore all the deals here.




A Pfizer Document the FDA Tried to Hide Shows LNPs from COVID-19 Vaccine Travel Everywhere in the Body "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Aaron Siri | Injecting Freedom | May 23, 2023

When the Covid-19 vaccines rolled out, public health officials took great pains to downplay how the vaccines spread from the injection site. Articles with language like this were common: Most of the mRNA vaccine stayed in the injection site musclewhere you get the shot.

We now know the truth. The lipid nanoparticles, or LNPs, travel widely throughout the body. These LNPs carry the Frankenstein mRNA that causes the cells to produce spike proteins.

We initially got tissue biodistribution data from Japan which showed that significant lipid concentrations were found in the adrenal glands, bone marrow, liver, ovaries, spleen (and more) for at least 48 hours after injection.

Then we saw the same study data show up in a document from the Australian Department of Health.

And from the lawsuit that we brought against the FDA demanding the release of the Pfizer documents, we now know that this same data was also provided to the FDA. What is really troubling, however, is that this document was dated November 9, 2020meaning, prior to any Emergency Use Authorization or public use of Pfizers Covid-19 vaccine.


Evanescence announce Fallen 20th Anniversary Australian Tour for 2023 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Iconic American rockers Evanescence are coming to Australia in 2023 to celebrate 20 years of one of their finest albums their 2003 debut Fallen.

A critical and commercial triumph, the band will be bringing the gothic beauty of the 2003 debut release and a career-spanning set of fan favourites to cities across Australia this August and September with a special five-date tour run. The rockers will kick off the tour in Brisbane on 24 August before heading to Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne before finishing up in Perth on 2 September.

Evanescence Australian Tour 2023


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Starting life when Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee and co-founder Ben Moody began writing and recording songs in the mid 90s, 2003s Fallen would go on to score five nominations at the 2004 Grammy Awards, winning Best Hard Rock Performance and Best New Artist, with the albums symphonic and delicate ballad My Immortal also scoring an additional nomination at the Grammy Awards the following year.

Hitting the top 10 charts in multiple countries upon its release, including Australia and a #1 in the UK, Fallen sold 10 million copies in the US alone, with over 17 million copies sold worldwide and officially reaching diamond certification in late 2022.

Fallens lush and gloomy beauty memorably blended symphonic elements with goth, rock, metal and hooks aplenty, while also garnering significant attention for lead singles Bring Me to Life, Going Under, My Immortal and Everybodys Fool. Absolute classics.

And while the album has gone on to be included in the likes of Rolling Stones The 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time and praise lauded for Lees macabre tinge that set the band apart from their nu metal contemporaries at the time, Fallen also ultimately set the scene for a long-term legacy from the Arkansas-hailing group, who are now in command of five studio albums including 2021s powerful and intimate outing The Bitter Truth which debuted at #3 on the ARIA chart, which marked the bands highest debut in 15 years.

Renowned for their enamouring live show as much as they are for their haunting, potent and visceral material, this marks the bands first Australian to...


Australian Fascist Buffoon Cops Under Fire for Tasering 95-Year-Old Woman "IndyWatch Feed National"

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Andrews government budget breaks a little from the usual neoliberalism "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Contributed by Joe Montero

The budget just handed down by Victorias government is relevant to the whole of Australia. It represents a small shift away from the neoliberalism that has long been the consensus in Australias parliaments.

The opposition, big business groups, and substantial parts of the media have been quick to accuse the government of class warfare. Of course, this crude sensationalism is wrong. is budget merely represents a minor upwards redistribution of burden, after years of it going the other way. Besides, the accusation misses the point.

Photo by James Ross/AAP: The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews at the states budget lockup where the budget was unveiled

So, what is the budget about? The answer is that it centres on the belief that the budget deficit be brought down. In this respect, it carries on with tradition, except that it applies only to the $35.5 billion debt incurred through the governments role in dealing with the Covid Pandemic. It does not apply to a major part of government spending, which goes under the title of the state building debt.  

Treasurer Tim Pallas compared the state building debt to a mortgage, and the other, to a credit card debt that must be paid off. This makes sense. Debt that works to create value to cover it is not a problem. Debt that does not do this is a potential problem. Businesses rely on borrowing and routinely make this distinction. Why shouldnt government do the same?

Investing in services and infrastructure adds to the economy and its potential, as it adds to the standards of living and quality of life for all. These goals are surely worthwhile.



Ocean Alley announce Australian headline tour for 2023 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Fresh from a triumphant return to the stage at Groovin The Moo and Darwins BASSINTHEGRASS festival, beloved Australian rock outfit Ocean Alley have just announced a string of Australian headline shows in support of their 2022 album Low Altitude Living, to kick off in October.

The tour will start in Auckland, before the band head to Pambula Beach as part of Wanderer Festival, going on to perform headline dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Locally, the band will perform at John Cain Arena on October 13, with support from Winston Surfshirt and Le Shiv. 

Ocean Alley Australia and New Zealand Tour 2023

Saturday 23 September Spark Arena, Auckland NZ
Sunday 1 October Wanderer Festival, Pambula Beach NSW
Saturday 7 October Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
Friday 13 October John Cain Arena, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 21 October Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA
Friday 10 November Riverstage, Brisbane QLD

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The upcoming tour consolidates a massive 18 months of touring and two significant anniversaries five years since the release of their breakthrough record Chiaroscuro, and 10 years since cult classic EP Yellow Mellow.

The bands fourth album Low Altitude Living features hits Touch Back Down which was nominated for Most Performed Alternative Work at APRA Music Awards of 2023 Deepest Darkness and West Coast just to name a few album highlights. It debuted at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart and #5 on the NZ Top 40 Albums Chart, making it the bands first album to chart in New Zealand. It was honoured as a triple j Feature Album and saw Rolling Stone praise vocalist Baden Donegal as a magnetic frontman who delivers a soaring vocal performance of heady croons.

Their latest full-length follows the success of 2020s critically acclaimed Lonely Diamond which also debuted at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart and #1 on t...


Is a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Imminent? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Or Is Washington in a Tizzy over Nothing? Is China really on the verge of invading the island of Taiwan, as so many top American officials seem to believe? If the answer is yes and the U.S. intervenes on Taiwans side as President Biden has sworn it would we could find ourselves in a major-power []


Climate change is no joke for Australians, says award-winning comedian Dan Ilic "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dan Ilics comedic podcast, A Rational Fear, has been hosting journalists, comedians, and politicians that dissect issues and policy related to climate change and the environment for a decade. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, it gained significant attention and accolades for its witty and ruthless criticism of government policy around climate change, and has been awarded the best comedy podcast three years in a row at the Australian Podcast Awards. Ilic joined Mongabay podcast host Mike DiGirolamo in Sydney for an in-person discussion of numerous climate change issues and developments, plus some recent legal victories for Indigenous communities that canceled major fossil fuel project proposals. Listen here: Over the course of 2019-20, Australia experienced catastrophic climate-induced bushfires that killed a staggering 2 billion animals. A recent study links these bushfires with the recent La Nia phenomenon, which Ilic says caused a year of rain in Australia and flooding in communities hit hard by the bushfires. A mother koala and her joey who survived the forest fires in Mallacoota. Australia, 2020. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Recent Indigenous rights wins in the Tiwi Islands and in the Galilee Basin are heartening, Ilic says, but he points to the recent greenlighting of a major fracking project in the Northern Territory as demoralizing, as it would release twice as much emissions as domestic aviation has in the country. Nearly 100 scientists publicly urged the regional government not to approve the project. One of several designs by artist James HillerThis article was originally published on Mongabay


The World Of Sugar, Reviewed "IndyWatch Feed National"

Our thanks to the LA Review of Books for this review by Dinyar Patel:

Sugar, Slavery, and Capitalism: On Ulbe Bosmas The World of Sugar

WHAT MIGHT DONALD RUMSFELD have in common with Frederick Barbarossa, Mormons, and Queen Elizabeth Is rotting teeth? The answer is simpler than you might expect: the power and influence of sugar, a crystalline specimen of world-historical significance dissolved in your morning coffee or tea. A warmongering neocon, a Holy Roman emperor, pious Utahns, and a heavily cavitied pair of Tudor gnashers are part of an expansive cast of characters in Ulbe Bosmas new work on the sweet stuff, The World of Sugar: How the Sweet Stuff Transformed Our Politics, Health, and Environment over 2,000 Years. This book is a tour de force of global history, one that helps us better understand the genesis of both modern capitalism and globalization.

Nearly four decades ago, anthropologist Sidney Mintz published his classic account of the world of sugar, Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History (1985). This was a world, Mintz made c...


Antidepressants Have Destroyed My Sexual Function and Range of Emotions "IndyWatch Feed National"

Editors Note: This blog was originally published on our affiliate site, Mad in the UK.

Im Simon, a 33-year-old male from the UK. Back in 2012 after I graduated university I had a period of low mood and anxiety. I went to my GP who within a couple of minutes prescribed me an antidepressant, citalopram (Celexa). Little did I know that this would derail my life.

Close-up of a gold padlock hanging from a man's belt

I experienced dark intrusive thoughts, numbed emotions, and numbing of my genitals over the subsequent months. I told my GP, who said that the SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, the name of this class of antidepressant drugs) needed more time to settle in and take effect. It was at this point that he upped my dose.

This made me lethargic, tired all the time and unmotivated to do my job. I figured this was my underlying depression and not the SSRIs.

After a few more months I went back to my GP and he switched me over to sertraline (Zoloft). This made my genitals even more numb and I was unable to orgasm. I moved to Australia around this point and my mood became incredibly low, with frequent mood swings and more dark, intrusive thoughts. Again, I never made the connection to the SSRIs and thought it was my underlying depression. After all, my GP never made the connection and I was repeatedly told this was likely my depression returning.

All I did was trust the experts

In 2015 I went back to my GP and he said that as citalopram and Zoloft hadnt worked, I should instead try the SNRI venlafaxine. This was just before I went travelling and I was only on venlafaxine for two weeks until I decided that enough was enough. The withdrawal symptoms were brutallike someone cattle-prodded my skull (severe brain zaps). I was barely able to stand up and had severe emotional blunting.

At this point my genitals were completely numb. I went back to my GP after returning from travelling and he put me...


Great moments in policing "IndyWatch Feed National"

Suppose you are a police officer and you and a fellow officer are called to a nursing home that specializes in residents with higher care needs including dementia because staff reported that a resident had taken a steak knife from the kitchen. When you get there you see a diminutive 95-year old woman coming slowly towards you using a walker and carrying a knife. How do you deal with the situation?

My guess is that you do not take out your Taser and zap her. And yet that is what one officer did. As a result, the woman fell and hit her head on the ground and is now in hospital in a critical condition.

What is surprising is that this did not take place in the US which is notorious for police over-reacting and using excessive force instead of deescalating situations, but in a town in Australia.

Police Assistant Commissioner Peter Cotter declined to say whether he thought a police officer with 12 years experience used excessive force by firing a stun gun at Nowland, who is 1.57 meters (5 feet, 2 inches) tall and weighs 43 kilograms (95 pounds).

Cotter said police engaged in negotiations with Nowland for several minutes and used the stun gun when she approached the doorway where the officers were standing.

At the time she was tasered, she was approaching police. But it is fair to say at a slow pace. She had a walking frame. But she had a knife. I cant take it any further as to what was going through anyones mind, Cotter told reporters.

Nicole Lee, president of the advocacy group People with Disability Australia, said she was shocked by the police response.

Shes either one hell of an agile, fit, fast and intimidating 95-year-old woman, or theres a very poor lack of judgment on those police officers and there really needs to be some accountability on their side, Lee said.

I blame Monty Python. It is clear that the police officer thought that one of their sketches was a training video.


Henningsen: Is Twitters New CEO Salmon-pilled? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Whats the deal with Twitters controversial new CEO?

In this episode of the Patrick Henningsen Show on TNT Radio which aired on May 12, 2023, Patrick ponders why Elon Musk has appointed the controversial new CEO, one with a worrying CV a key member of the World Economic Forum and Klaus Schwabs technocratic confab. But there may be hope, as some evidence suggests she could be partially red-pilled, or at least salmon-pilled. But as election season approaches, will this be enough to allay fears of another free speech crack-down by the Big Tech giant? All this and more. Listen:

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INTERVIEW: Kristian James Climate Astroturf Activism + NATO Goes Full Woke "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dont look now, but wokery is now trying to get a foothold on the ladder to WWIII.

In this episode of the Patrick Henningsen Show on TNT Radio which aired on May 18, 2023, Patrick talks to research assistant Kristian James, about the proposed climate and carbon neutral laws, and the new champagne Astroturf activists set performing street theatre for social media selfies. Also, NATO launched its new LGBT rainbow warrior campaign in hopes of recruiting more LGBT people to fight the Russians (well, thats the idea anyway). All this and more. Listen:

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Conservationists celebrate reports that Victorian government will end native forest logging by the end of the year "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Conservationists and forest campaigners from across the state are celebrating the news, after long and hard fought campaigns, some spanning nearly four decades. Only months after the announcement in 2019 that native forest logging would be phased out through a decade-long transition, one of the largest and most devastating bushfires in human memory wiped out more than two thirds of the forest in the far east of the state, decimating forests and wildlife. Despite the catastrophic impacts of the fires, native forest logging continued.

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