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Wednesday, 29 March


Die Contentmafia siegt vor Gericht gegen das Internet ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

Die Contentmafia siegt vor Gericht gegen das Internet Archive. Die Vorgeschichte ist, dass das Internet Archive Bcher gekauft hat, dann gescannt, und dann Leuten digital zugnglich gemacht hat. Allerdings nur soviele Ausleihen zugelassen hat, wie sie auch physische Kopien des Buches hatten.

Als dann Covid in die heie Phase ging, haben sie die Beschrnkung aufgehoben. Die Verlage wollten daher gerne das Internet Archive in einen Parkplatz verwandeln, aber sie wollen lieber nicht Covid und kleine Kinder im Lockdown als Kontext haben, also haben sie jetzt die gesamte Praxis der digitalen Ausleihe physischer Bcher vor Gericht angegriffen.

Das Gericht hat ihnen Recht gegeben.

Das war jetzt leider nicht blo irgendein Amtsgericht von Hintertupfingen sondern ein Circuit Court von New York, aber es gibt noch einen Rechtsweg, und den will das Internet Archive auch bestreiten.

Bemerkenswert ist allerdings, dass sie nicht nur das Internet Archive plattmachen wollen sondern auch die ganzen regulren Bibliothen, die das auch gemacht haben. Da droht also ein immenser kultureller Kahlschlag.

Das ist jetzt nicht unbedingt etwas, wo Europer mal eben mitmarschieren knnen, aber Spenden aus Europa nimmt das Internet Archive auch. Die sind dann halt nicht von der Steuer absetzbar. Publizieren des Problems ist aber das mindeste, was alle Benutzer von mal tun knnen.


Nashville Police release officers' bodycam footage from mass shooting. Extraordinary value. "IndyWatch Feed National"

In the finest traditions of policing. Heroes. Nashville Police have released the bodycam footage and it cannot be stressed enough how remarkable this response was. These men are absolute heroes. Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) March 28, 2023

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Tuesday, 28 March


The Diversity Dividend. Tragic. Absolutely tragic. Catastrophic. Piers Morgan is right. "IndyWatch Feed National"

I may know how Richard Dawkins might be feeling. I know my encounter with the consequences of speaking out about Islam was life-changing. The diversity-dividend has been a tragedy for a previously enlightened West. A catastrophic tragedy. A heartbreaking scene. @piersmorgan is interviewing @RichardDawkins, one of the most influential minds...


Labor rewards stooge - ex-ABC Barrie Cassidy back on the teat "IndyWatch Feed National"

Labor eventually rewards its media friends. Its taken a while but Barrie Cassidy has finally got his retirement kickback to supplement his already swollen ABC pension. Today, good-old-mate Tony Burke made Cassidy the chairman of the Old Parliament House Board with a generous taxpayer allowance. Cassidy used to pretend to...


Five Signs That a Rug is Poor Quality "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rugs can be an easy and effective way to add colour and texture to any room. However, you need to be extra cautious whenever youre shopping around for rugs. Nowadays, there are a lot of retailers and online shops that sell cheap rugs that leave a lot to be desired when it comes to quality.

But how do you tell the difference between a good rug and a bad one? If you dont know what to look for when shopping for one, it can be difficult to determine whether or not youre getting a good quality rug.

In this blog, were going to discuss some of the tell-tale signs of a poorly made rug.

  1. Check the Material
    The material of a rug can be a great indication as to its overall quality. Poor-quality rugs are usually made with synthetic materials like polyester or acrylic, which lack the durability and longevity offered by natural fibres. Many high-quality Persian rugs, in contrast, are usually made of wool, silk and cotton.

    Synthetic materials are not only weaker and more prone to wear and tear, but they also have less breathability and are usually less comfortable to the touch.

  2. Look at the Weaving
    Any areas on the rug where the weaving is loose or uneven could be indicative of poor quality. A high-quality rug should have dense, tight stitches to ensure durability.

    Because of this, you should always inspect the weave for evenness. If there are gaps between some of the threads, this is typically a sign that the rug was rushed and was made with inferior automated manufacturing methods.

    It is also important to examine the back of the rug. Sections with little or no piles could mean that those parts are likely to wear down faster than the rest.

  3. Inspect for Shedding
    Another easy way to determine if a rug is high quality is to check for shedding. To make sure youre getting your moneys worth, give the rug a few good shakes and rubs before buying it. If there is significant shedding, its likely best to look elsewhere. Soft rugs that shed fibres easily are usually of poor quality.

    Quality hand-made rugs should only shed small amounts. Reduced shedding helps ensure the longevity of the rug and it also makes it feel softer and more luxurious to walk on. Additionally, it helps keep you and your home safe from contaminant-spreading fibres.

  4. Examine the Edges


Revelation, a three-part series by ABC Australia on historic cases of Roman Catholic priests sexually abusing children now on Netflix "IndyWatch Feed National"

I watched this series on ABC Australia when it was first broadcast in 2020. It won a lot of awards. Its now out on Netflix.



Yeah Nah Pasaran! #156 w Simon Hunt on Posie Parker, art, culture, activism : March 30, 2023 "IndyWatch Feed National"

This week on Yeah Nah Pasaran! we talk to Simon Hunt (Facebook /// Twitter /// YouTube). Sometimes AKA Pauline Pantsdown, Simon has a long history as an activist, artist and raconteur. We spoke to him about Posie Parkers recent tour, Continue reading


Leifer jury reaches verdict on some charges but told to continue deliberating on others "IndyWatch Feed National"

Sounds like Malka Leifers going down. And will be heading to The Big House to do her time, maybe 15 years. Very bad a mum with eight kids, a devout Jew, a school principal and citizen of Israel breached everyones trust and did this stuff to Australian Jewish kids.



Stan Grant's bigoted views on skin colour "IndyWatch Feed National"

After spending a lifetime complaining about people being judged by their skin colour, Stan Grant is judging people by their skin colour. He's complained that the ABC failed to racially load-up its election night panel. In 2023, how is it at all acceptable that an election night coverage features an...


Media release: AFSA Responds to 7:30 Report on CO2 Stunning of Pigs: Calls for small-scale local abattoirs "IndyWatch Feed National"

AFSA Responds to 7:30 Report on CO2 Stunning of Pigs: Calls for small-scale local abattoirs


28 March 2023

Last nights ABC 7:30 Report exposing the realities of CO2 stunning used for 85% of pigs slaughtered in Australia was a much-needed wake-up call about the need to de-industrialise our food system, says the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA), a farmer-led civil society organisation of people working together towards socially-just and ecologically-sound food and agriculture systems that foster the democratic participation of small-scale farmers and local communities in decision making processes.

AFSAs members want to see a flourishing of more small farms with increased autonomy, access to and control of local processing infrastructure including abattoirs. They are opposed to the methods of industrial food production such as confining pigs and poultry in sheds, and using what they believe to be inhumane methods from tail docking right through to CO2 stunning. But in the case of slaughter, most smallholders options are limited as consolidation over several decades to a dwindling number of mostly large-scale abattoirs has left them no say in how far they have to transport animals or in the method of slaughter.

Lauren Mathers is a pastured pig farmer and Chair and Director of the Murray Plains Meat Cooperative, which is nearing completion of a small-scale abattoir in Barham, NSW to service local farmers. Mathers says, I personally do not believe that gassing pigs is humane, but it is an approved RSPCA process. This is one of the biggest reasons why small abattoirs are crucial.

While large-scale abattoirs prefer CO2 stunning because it allows for a higher number of animals to be killed in a day, small-scale abattoirs use captive bolt or electric stunning. CO2 gas has been known to be aversive and to cause pain and distress in pigs for over 20 years, a point made by Dr Ellen Jongman in the episode. Rather than more research into less aversive gases in large abattoirs, the best alternative according to AFSA is for state and local governments to support a revival of small-scale local abattoirs owned and controlled by local communities such as the Murray Plains Meat Cooperative and others emerging around Australia. 

Industrial agriculture and the global meatpacking industry have long demonstrated a lack of commitment to action on animal welfare, biodiversity loss, and climate change, with a business model built on feed-lotted and shedded animals, low-paid and dangerous labour, and reliance on deforestation to grow grain fed to intensively raised livestock. 

AFSA p...


Horrible mass shooting and the US media is concerned about 'misgendering' the killer. "IndyWatch Feed National"

BREAKING: *Sensitive Content* Security footage released showing transgender Nashville shooter Audrey Hale driving & shooting her way into the school Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) March 28, 2023


Ways to Make Your Outdoor Area Look More Stunning "IndyWatch Feed National"

Spending time outdoors is an excellent way to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge. Whether you have a small patio, a spacious backyard, or a balcony, you can transform your outdoor space into a stunning oasis that reflects your personality and style. You can make your homes outdoor area more inviting, functional, and beautiful with a bit of creativity and effort.

Consider Local, Native Flowers

If youre looking for an easy way to add some natural charm to your homes outdoor space, consider planting native flowers. These plants are adapted to your local climate and soil, so theyre often low-maintenance and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies. Plus, they can add pops of colour and texture to your garden beds or pots.

From sunflowers to wildflowers, there are plenty of native options to choose from that will bring a touch of the great outdoors to your backyard.

Get a Table to Create a Second Dining Room

Have you ever thought about eating your meals outside? Its a great way to enjoy the fresh air and soak up some sunshine while you chow down. To make your outdoor dining experience even more enjoyable, you might want to think about investing in a nice dining table.

It doesnt have to be anything too fancy, but having a sturdy surface to set your plates and drinks can really elevate your outdoor meal game. Its the perfect excuse to invite some friends or family over for a backyard barbecue or picnic.

Build a Cosy Fire Pit

Do you love spending evenings outdoors, but wish you had a cosy, warm spot to gather around with friends and family? Consider building a fire pit! Its easier than you might think, and it can add a lot of warmth and ambience to your backyard.

You can build one with simple bricks or stones, or get creative and use different materials like metal or concrete. Not only will it be a great spot to roast marshmallows or enjoy some hot cocoa, but it can also add a focal point to your outdoor

Set Up a Greenhouse

If youre a plant lover or looking to expand your gardening skills, setting up a beautiful greenhouse can be a great addition to your outdoor space. A greenhouse can provide a controlled environment for growing plants and vegetable year- round, even in harsh weather conditions. It also allows you to experiment with different types of plants and techniques, giving you the opportunity to grow your own fresh produce or rare flowers. Plus, a well-designed greenhouse can be an attractive feature in your backyard and even increase the value of your property.

There are many different types and sizes of greenhouses to choose from, depending on your needs and budget. You...


Adam Bandt the Arsehole bragging about destroying our wealth "IndyWatch Feed National"

What a prick, he's thrilled with his vandalism and making power bills unaffordable.


Privacy Act reforms the devil is in the details "IndyWatch Feed National"

Given some of the breathless media coverage about the proposed reforms to the Privacy Act, you could be forgiven for thinking that the government is about to embark on a radical transformation of our privacy laws, to the benefit of consumers and detriment of business.  However the devil, as they say, is in the details.  And when it comes to the Privacy Act review, the details in the final set of proposals are surprising.

The Final Report from the Attorney-Generals Department into their review of the Privacy Act was published last month, although just how final it is is debatable, given we have until 31 March to make yet another submission.  And at 320 pages long, and with 116 proposals for reform, there is a lot to digest.

Plenty has already been written by way of summarising the proposals, focussing on things like the introduction of a fair and reasonable test, mandatory Privacy Impact Assessments for high-risk activities, and a new right to erasure.

Indeed we have our own guide to how the proposed reforms will change the status quo, plus a webinar to explore their implications.

But a number of those reform proposals were very much as expected, having been flagged in the 2021 Discussion Paper.

So for a fresh take on the proposed reforms, today we have teased out for you some of the things we found most surprising in the Final Report.

In particular, we were surprised to find a disturbing amount of accommodation of the data-extractive business practices which Australians dont want; a doubling-down on the idea that consent can be forced via terms of service, contrary to the ACCCs exposure of digital platform processes which kicked off this whole review in the first place; and the introduction of unnecessary complexities which will confuse businesses and consumers alike, without improving privacy outcomes.

Lets tease out some of these surprising features from the Final Report.

Legislative whack-a-mole

One of the strengths of the Privacy Act is the flexibility offered by its technology neutrality and principles-based nature.  According to the Final Report, a common theme in submissions to the review was support for the current design.

So it is surprising to see so many proposals which could undermine the neutrality and flexibility of the Privacy Act, by proposing special rules for particular technologies, sectors or activ...


US agenda revealed at IPEF talks in Bali "IndyWatch Feed National"

March 28, 2023: The summaries of US inputs at the recent Bali round of negotiations for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) reveal US pressure of the other 13 states to adopt US standards. At the same time the US Congress is yet to determine the IPEF agenda on the digital economy.

IPEF includes the US, Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Fiji and Vietnam.

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai told a congressional committee on March 24 that global rules around digital trade are out of date but that efforts to advance them through negotiations like IPEF are inhibited because Congress has yet to enact its own regulations, particularly on topics like data privacy.

Our ability as negotiators to take forward steps is going to be impacted by and really limited by how far you as legislators have been able to go in terms of establishing regulatory frameworks that are critical to the digital economy, Tai told Rep Suzan DelBene (D-Wash).

Mega tech companies have been prominent in creating the digital trade agenda in IPEF. Current trade rules favour deregulation of data flows and digital companies despite recent cyber hacking of customer data, rapid development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other examples which show that more, rather than less regulation is needed.

Meanwhile, the official US summaries of their inputs at Bali on March 13-19, 2023, covering Agriculture, Services Domestic Regulation and Customs and Trade Facilitation, revealed that IPEF states would have to invest heavily in online systems that will benefit exporters of goods and services from the advanced economies in the group the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.

This focus could distort spending priorities of low-income IPEF member states who may wish to prioritise education, health and climate action, for example, ahead of trade.

The Agriculture section aims to expand export and import of food in the region, while saying that governments should be able to ensure health for plants, animals and communities, and food security. The emphasis is on transparency in import licensing procedures for agricultural products, certification requirements, and equivalency to ensu...


No-ethics Case, Part 2: Public Expectations, A Trial and 33 Minutes "IndyWatch Feed National"

Professor Freda Briggs, AO she claimed this was one of the worst cases she had seen

by Dee McLachlan

(Apologising to readers in advance as this is but another of many articles in a series.)

This is a follow-up on Part 1 on my reporting of THE KING v PATRICK FINBAR MCGARRY ODEA, WILLIAM RUSSELL MASSINGHAM PRIDGEON, ANN KATHLEEN GREER AND ORS. In that article, I wrote that the unquestioning evidence of what I see and have witnessed personally over the last...


Snake Matt Keans victory lap after screwing the Liberal Party. "IndyWatch Feed National"

Matt Kean is forced to preferences in his own very safe north shore Liberal seats - and still hes out doing stunts. The half flushed turd has no shame.


SACOSS Human Rights Legislation Policy 2023 "IndyWatch Feed National"

Tuesday, 28 March 2023

SACOSS is calling for the introduction of a Human Rights Act for South Australia because every person no matter their race, abilities, political beliefs, gender identification, sexuality, religion, age or cultural background or other characteristic should be treated equitably.  To acknowledge this is to acknowledge that we all have human rights. And that these are universal, meaning they are for everyone, everywhere, all of the time.


Remember the life of Broken Hills Percy Brookfield "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Glen Davis

Just back from a nice holiday in Broken Hill. Theres a bit to do in Broken Hill, including visiting the cemetery and seeing the final resting place of those whove established this iconic outback town.

In the cemetery, within the general graves section, P232, lies Percy Brookfield. Many of us seem to have forgotten him. So Ill give a brief outline of who he was, with why hes important.

The monument over Percy Brookfields grave

Percy was born in England at a place called Wavetree, near Liverpool on 7 August 1875, At 13 he went to sea. Then after working as a merchant seaman, he landed in Australia. He took to the roads living the life of a swaggy (an iterant workman wandering the roads).

He finally settled in Broken Hill, where he became active in the Amalgamated Miners Association, rapidly rising to the role of Vice President. It was during this time he played a key role in obtaining the 44-hour week.

As well as being active on the industrial front, he was politically aware, involving himself in many Left-wing struggles, including leading Labours Volunteer Army in Broken Hill during the anti-conscription campaigns. Brookfield opposed WW1, the great trade war, also supported the Bolshevik revolution, as well as the anarcho-syndicalist Industrial Workers of the World.

Brookfield found himself elected to the NSW parliament as representative of the Australian Labor Party, (ALP). Voted in during a byelection, he increased his vote tally in the next general election.

With his radical politics he often found himself in conflict with t...


Two Decades and $90 Billion US Dollars Later: Dissecting The Afghan Militarys Total Collapse "IndyWatch Feed National"

In February, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published an extensive investigation into the spectacular collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), which the U.S. spent two decades and $90 billion building. In common with previous SIGAR reports, it offers a remarkably uncompromising, no-punches-pulled assessment, exposing corruption, incompetence, lies, and delusion every step of the way.

At the reports core is a highly detailed timeline of the ANDSFs and, therefore, the Afghan governments disintegration. That SIGAR was able to construct such a painstaking obituary is nothing short of miraculous, for the Special Inspector General was stonewalled and obstructed at every turn by the agencies it is officially charged with scrutinizing.

The Pentagon and State Department rejected SIGARs jurisdiction over them, declined to review interim drafts of the report, denied access to their staff, and mostly refused to answer requests for information. Very few documents SIGAR asked for were turned over, and material disclosed was often not materially relevant to our objectives.

In lieu of cooperation from the guilty parties, SIGAR conducted a panoply of probing interviews with U.S. and Afghan officials. While often unnamed, their admissions and analysis provide stunning insight into conversations, deliberations, and machinations hidden from public view at the time. Together, these accounts help explain how the ANDSF, much-vaunted by the White House until its demise, failed so spectacularly.

It is a highly cinematic retelling that is part thriller, part farce. Take, for example, a former senior Afghan national security official recounting the morning of August 15, 2021, the day Kabul fell. As Americans rushed to depart the country, en route to a meeting with President Ashraf Ghani, he was told by the Presidential Protective Service chief that the Taliban, contrary to promises not to enter the city, had done so.

In the presidents office, the pair scrambled to draft an official statement to be transmitted domestically and internationally on the groups unwelcome arrival. A secretary was asked to request some green tea from catering, as was customary in such meetings:

He went and brought the tray himself. Wait a minute, what happened to the server? He said, theres no one left. People in our offices had abandoned and they had gone[By around] 10 or 11, we no longer had a consolidated security force.

This mass walkout was evident in every state apparatus. The president contacted the head of the...


In Sachen Effizienz des Gesundheitssystem hrt man ... "IndyWatch Feed National"

In Sachen Effizienz des Gesundheitssystem hrt man ja immer nur eine Lsung fr alles: Mehr Privatisieren. Der Markt sorgt fr Effizienz.

Wie das in der Praxis aussieht, kann man im den USA sehen:

Cigna doctors denied over 300,000 requests for payments using this method, spending an average of 1.2 seconds on each case, the documents show. The company has reported it covers or administers health care plans for 18 million people.
Die sind damit eine der grten Krankenkassen der USA.

1,2 Sekunden pro Fall! Wenn das die FDP hrt!1!!


10 Best Diffuser Flash in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are in the market for a diffuser flash, then you have come to the right place. This blog will provide you with information on the best diffuser flash units on the market, as well as some tips on how to get the most out of your purchase. A diffuser flash is a great way to improve the quality of your photos, by providing a more even distribution of light. This can help to reduce hot spots and create a softer, more natural look to your photos. There are many different brands and models of diffuser flash units available, so it is important to do your research before making a purchase. This blog will help you narrow down your options and find the best unit for your needs.


We Want to Live in Peace! We Want an Independent Hungary! "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Endre Sim, World BEYOND War, March 27, 2023

A speech at the Szabadsg Square Peace demonstration in Budapest.

The organizers asked me to be the keynote speaker at this demonstration. Thank you for the honor, but I will only speak on the condition that the honorable members of the assembly answer a question. Do you want Hungary to be independent and pursue a sovereign policy in line with our national interests?

Good! So we have a common cause! If you had answered no, I would have had to realize that I had become involved with those who put the American interest before the Hungarian one, consider Zelenskys power more important than the destiny of the Transcarpathian Hungarians, and who want to continue the war in the hope that they can defeat Russia.

Together with you, I also feared for the peace of our country from these people! They are the ones who, if they had to choose between America and Hungary, would be ready to throw away what was left of Trianon as a spoil. I certainly never thought that we would get to this point, and that we should be afraid that our domestic cosmopolitans, arm in arm with our NATO allies, would plunge our country into war for foreign interests! Against these bastards, lets shout at the top of our lungs that we want peace! Just peace, because we are tired of unjust peaces!

We hear a lot these days about how they would like to overthrow the Orbn government through internal and external cooperation and replace it with a puppet government that serves American interests. Some would not even shy away from a coup dtat, and are not even averse to the possibility of foreign military intervention.

They do not like the fact that Orbn does not want to allow our NATO allies to drag Hungary into a war against Russia. They cannot digest that, in its search for a peaceful solution, this government not only enjoys the support of the parliamentary majority, but also the support of the vast majority of our peace-loving compatriots.

You dont want to shed your blood for America and its puppet, Zelensky, do you?!

Do we want to live in peace and on good terms with Russia? With both East and West? Who wants our country to become a parade ground for foreign armies? To become a battlefield again, because the real masters of power deci...


Supplying Ukraine with Depleted Uranium Shells "IndyWatch Feed National"

Should they be taking them? Ukraine is desperate for any bit of warring materiel its armed forces can lay their hands on, but depleted uranium shells would surely not be a model example of use. And yet, the UK, in an act of killing with kindness, is happy to fork them out to aid the cause against the Russians, despite the scandals, the alleged illnesses, and environmental harms.

An outline of the measure was provided by Minister of state for defence Baroness Annabel Goldies written answer to a question posed by Lord Hylton: Alongside our granting of a squadron of Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine, we will be providing ammunition including armour piercing rounds which contain depleted uranium. Such rounds are highly effective in defeating modern tanks and armoured vehicles.

The response from the Kremlin was swift. If all this happens, warned Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russia will have to respond accordingly, given that the West collectively is already beginning to use weapons with a nuclear component. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu also foresaw nuclear collision.

The statement from Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the Russian lower house, shifted the focus from potential nuclear catastrophe to the field of medical consequences, reminding his fellow members that the use of such ammunition by the US in former Yugoslavia and Iraq had led to radioactive contamination and a sharp rise in oncological cases.

News networks were left trying to convey a picture to the public, much of it skimpy on the perilous consequences arising from using such munitions. The BBCs characteristic language of understatement notes that such uranium, stripped of much of its radioactive content, makes weapons more powerful, but it is feared those weapons could be a threat to people in areas where they are used.

Sky News had its own benign interpretation of the dangers, suggesting that DU, in emitting alpha particles, did not have enough energy to go through skin, so exposure to the outside of the body is not considered a serious hazard. An admission as to the dangers had to follow. It can be a serious health hazard, however, if it is swallowed or inhaled.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs...

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Debate on Assange urgently needed - an Open Letter to Assange Parliamentary Support Group "IndyWatch Feed National"

AndrewWilkieIncluded below, is an example of the letters I sent late in the evening of Monday 27 March to each of the 40 members of the Bring Julian Assange Home Parliamentary Support Group. I point out that, in spite of its size, the efforts of this group so far appear to have made little difference towards making the Albanese government act to end the UK's illegal imprisonment of Assange or even to just hold this government to account for its failure to do so. To make a difference, the Support Group needs to do a lot more than it previously has - from time to time, making statements, none of which have ever even been responded to by this government, or presenting petitions . The Group needs to find means to have Julian Assange properly debated on the floor of Parliament. One means to do so is to, once more, try to put to Parliament the foreshadowed motion that Andrew Wilkie tried unsuccessfully to put on 2 December 2021.

Example of one the e-mails I have sent to the each of the 40 members of the Assange Parliamentary Support Group


Dear Ms. Zali Stegall,

I write to you because you are listed as a member of the (Assange Parliamentary Support Group). As a member of that group, you are surely aware that the imprisonment of Julian Assange, who has broken no law, is in violation of UK law, Australian law, and the First Amendment of the United States Constitution which guarantees the right to free speech.

I urge you, during this sitting week, which commenced yesterday, Monday 27 March, to use your voice in Parliament in a way that I believe would do far more to lift the cause of freeing Julian Assange than what has occurred in Parliament since the start of the 2021 sitting year.[1] If the Assange Parliamentary Support Group continues to restrict itself only to making statements, mentioning of Assange in passing whilst raising other issues, presenting petitions and putting questions in Question Time (3 times since February 2021), then I don't see how this can either persuade the government to use the power vested in it as a sovereign government to free Assange, or to effectively hold this government to account should it continue to fail to do so.

I am asking you to call for a Suspension of Standing Orders in order to, once more, try to have the plight of Julian Assange debated on the floor of Parliament, and, if that motion is again voted down, to call for a Division this time. Specifically, I am asking that you reput the foreshadowed motion....


Who were the neo-Nazis at Posie Parkers rally in Melbourne? "IndyWatch Feed National"

As noted, Balywn Gauleiter Tom Sewell and some of his followers attended Posie Parkers anti-trans rally in Melbourne on Saturday, March 18. While a number were known, some were not. Helpfully, the nazi geeks were more than willing to pose Continue reading


Fuellmich The Australian Aboriginals Fighting For Survival and Their Land "IndyWatch Feed National"

Introduction by DM

Todays post is a video of ICIC with Dr Reiner Fuellmich talking to David Lurnpa Cole, an Aborigine from Australia, well-known blogger Bernie Bebenroth, known as Bernie from Australia and Iris Tassie Tiger Richter about the outrageous events in Australia over the last three years.

The government measures in Australia have been very harsh, and the vaccination pressures high, and the indigenous population, the Aborigines, were put under massive pressure and forced to vaccinate. David Lumpa Cole approached Fuellmich with the cry for help that his people were suffering greatly because of the vaccinations with deaths massively increasing.

Stirring accounts from three Australians shed light...


A Rare Statue of Buddha Fails to Sell at Auction as Questions Swirl Around a Renowned Art Collection "IndyWatch Feed National"

The statue of Buddha that was up for sale at Christies auction house was, according to art experts, an early test: Would recent controversy around objects once owned by two prominent Chicago collectors hinder its sale and send a signal about how the art market views the renowned collection?

The answer came quickly. The 7 1/4-inch copper-alloy Buddha from 9th-century Nepal, which had been on loan to the Art Institute of Chicago until last year, failed to sell last week, a Christies spokesperson said.

It never received a bid in the estimated price range of $60,000 to $80,000.

Nobody wants to buy trouble, said Erin Thompson, an associate professor of art crime at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York who has advocated for repatriation of Nepali artifacts. Why would you buy someone elses stolen cultural property?

Although the Christies auction was a single sale of a single object, art experts said it was telling nonetheless. The rare Buddha had been in the collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf, whose massive art holdings focused on pieces from Nepal and other parts of South and Southeast Asia.

The Christies spokesperson said 63% of the auctions 124 lots found buyers.

The Alsdorfs obtained the Buddha at a time when protocols around collecting were lax, and it was sold to them by a New York dealer who at the end of his career acknowledged engaging in questionable practices. Ethical standards for acquiring antiquities became more strict after a 1970 UNESCO convention prohibited the import of looted cultural property.

The Buddha was on loan to the Art Institute beginning in the late 1990s and was last on display in 2018 at the museum, which has galleries dedicated to the Alsdorfs vast Asian collection. Marilynn Alsdorf, who died in 2019, left much of the collection to the museum. James Alsdorf, who once led the museums board of trustees, died in 1990.

Last week, ProPublica and Crains Chicago Business published...


The Palestine Laboratory arrives shortly "IndyWatch Feed National"

My new book, The Palestine Laboratory: How Israel Exports The Technology Of Occupation Around The World, is out in May. Its published in the US and UK on 23 May with Verso and in Australia and New Zealand with Scribe on 30 May:

Heres the Verso blurb (the Scribe one is very similar but slightly different):

How Israel makes a killing from the Occupation.

Israels military industrial complex uses the occupied, Palestinian territories as a testing ground for weaponry and surveillance technology that they then export around the world to despots and democracies. For more than 50 years, occupation of the West Bank and Gaza has given the Israeli state invaluable experience in controlling an enemy population, the Palestinians. Its here that they have perfected the architecture of control.

Best-selling journalist Antony Loewenstein, author of Disaster Capitalism, uncovers this largely hidden world in a global investigation with secret documents, revealing interviews and on-the-ground reporting. This book shows in-depth, for the first time, how Palestine has become the perfect laboratory for the Israeli military-techno complex: surveillance, home demolitions, indefinite incarceration and brutality to the hi-tech tools that drive the Start-up Nation. From the Pegasus software that hacked Jeff Bezos and Jamal Khashoggis phones, the weapons sold to the Myanmar army that has murdered thousands of Rohingyas and drones used by the Europea...


Attorney-General must act as tax whistleblower set to face trial "IndyWatch Feed National"

The Human Rights Law Centre today urged the Attorney-General to discontinue the prosecution of tax office whistleblower Richard Boyle and fix whistleblower protection laws, after Boyles whistleblowing defence was dismissed by the South Australian District Court.

Boyle blew the whistle on wrongdoing at the Australian Taxation Office in 2017, at first internally and then to the ABC. He was charged with a number of offences in 2019, despite his whistleblowing being vindicated by several independent inquiries. 

Before the District Court, Boyle had argued he was immune from criminal prosecution due to the Public Interest Disclosure Act, which protects federal public servant whistleblowers.  

On Monday, Judge Kudelka dismissed the application. The judgment was suppressed on an interim basis, with a further hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

Amendments to the PID Act are expected to be debated before the Senate on Tuesday. 

Kieran Pender, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre, said 

This decision will be devastating for Richard Boyle and it is a major blow for Australian democracy. Whistleblowers should be protected, not prosecuted. Whistleblowers should be protected, not prosecuted and the Public Interest Disclosure Act was enacted to ensure just that. The courts decision that Boyles whistleblowing on wrongdoing within the Australian Taxation Office was not covered by the PID Act shows that the law is utterly broken.

When whistleblowers speak up about government wrongdoing, human rights violations and corporate misfeasance, they make Australia a better place. Our laws need to reflect that. This prosecution, and that of war crimes whistleblower David McBride, are unjust and undemocratic.

The whistleblowing laws enacted by Mark Dreyfus when he was Attorney-General in 2013 have now failed both men. There is no public interest in either prosecution and it is high-time that Dreyfus intervened to drop both cases, just as he dropped the Collaery case.

The decision today only underscores the urgent need for law reform to ensure whistleblower protections are real and dont just exist on paper. The Attorney-General should prioritise comprehensive reform to the PID Act and the establishment of a whistleblower protection authority.

Media Contact:
Thomas Feng
Human Rights Law Centre
Media and Communications Manager
0431 285 275


Jabbed pilots roll call of death and injuries "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Sally Beck | TCW Defending Freedom | March 27, 2023

Mayday! Mayday! is something no airline pilot wants to say, and no passenger wants to hear, but this month Virgin Australia, Emirates, United and Southwest airlines have all turned back aircraft or made emergency landings because air crew have suffered serious health incidents. A British Airways pilot died of a heart attack just before he was due to fly a plane from Egypt.

Heres the timeline:

       March 3: Virgin Australia crew received a memo describing why flight VARA A320 from Adelaide to Perth returned 30 minutes into the journey: The First Officer [co-pilot] became unwell. A return to Adelaide was considered the best course of action by the captain.

       March 11: United flight 2007 from Guatemala to Chicago was diverted because the captain had chest pains, landing at George Bush airport in Houston.

       March 12: It is reported that a British Airways pilot collapsed and died in a hotel in Cairo, Egypt, shortly before he was due to fly.

       March 13: Emirates flight EK205 from Milan turned back because the co-pilot felt unwell 90 minutes after take-off.

       March 22: Josh Yoder, President of US Freedom Flyers, an organisation fighting vaccine mandates for airline staff, tweeted: On a Southwest flight departing Las Vegas, the captain became incapacitated soon after take-off. He was replaced by a non-Southwest pilot who was commuting on that flight.

According to pilot and medical aviation doctor Jackie Stone, airline pilots have Class One medical clearance. This means they are extremely fit and extremely healthy, with less than a 1 per cent chance per year of having a medical incident that could immobilise them. They receive extensive annual medicals and are grounded if an incapacitating condition is picked up.

This makes the above highly unusual, and the favourite explanation for this increase is vaccine injury. Especially as we now know vaccines can cause...


Before ChatGPT, there was Rekognition: How Amazons algorithms control which books you see "IndyWatch Feed National"

almost fifteen years after approximately 57,000 books by and about LGBTQIA+ folks disappeared from Amazons search results, bestseller lists and sales ranks, the companys algorithms are still unfairly targeting books by historically marginalised authors, including queer folks and people of colour, and controlling how readers can discover them.

The post Before ChatGPT, there was Rekognition: How Amazons algorithms control which books you see appeared first on Overland literary journal.


What does the election result in New South Wales tell us? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Contributed by Jim Hayes

Forget all the hype, The New South Wales state election of Saturday produced a result like all the recent ones across Australia. Its true that did receive a swing towards it of 3.8 percent due to some state factors. But this doesnt change the underlying shift that is common to the whole of Australia, including this state.

There was a turning away from the major parties. A significant part of 5.9 percent swung towards the independents and Greens. The biggest price was paid by the Coalitions Liberal and National Parties.

Labor will now be the governing party, which means it has hold of the federal and all state governments except Tasmania.

This should provide a wonderful opportunity to leave a big mark on Australian politics. Big changes could be made. But they wont. Labor is committed to doing a minimalist approach. The emphasis is carrying on business as usual.

Look at the election result in its proper perspective. Labor wins at least 9 new seats to make a majority of 6 seats with the support of only 37.2 of the electorate. This was possible because of the optional preferential election system that produces a different result to other parts of Australia using the preferential system, where there is a far greater opportunity for small parties and independents to direct second preferences away from the major parties.

Even more significant is the gerrymander that means that the smaller parties end independents must do much better to get any result than the candidates of the major parties to get anywhere. The exception is the National Party, where the gerrymander wor...


Nonclinical Evaluation Report, FOI 2839 Document 6, January 2021 and comment "IndyWatch Feed National"

See 58 page report:


See also: Advisory Committee on Vaccines, Meeting 18, Minutes on Item 2.1

BNT162b2 [mRNA] COVID-19 vaccine

See comment video on the first document only, as they may not have been aware of the other two listed above:


The lies of the real estate industry: Michael Hutchences "home" for sale "IndyWatch Feed National"

One of the biggest industries in Australia, apart from government itself where a constant barrage of lies emanate from, is the real estate industry.

AS we know the government is stakeholder of this real estate industry where the bigger the lies the more profit is generated from those lies which persons in government benefit from. 

No one, in their right mind would bite the hand that feeds it now would they, so it is not in the governments modus operandi to attend to this multi-generational false advertising (an illegal action) issue.

So, consumers, customers or whatever other legal jargon the poindexters deep within government annals decide to label the tax slave serfs purchasing a limited lease on the land they have limited dominion over, the government sits idly by profiteering, from the lies spewing out of the mouths of the lowly regarded (by many, up there with with used car salespeople) realtors. 

In a recent advertisement, you were led to believe that you are going to purchase Michael Hutchences childhood home.

By any stretch of the imagination of a so called normal person one would be seeing in ones mind that one would be purchasing as a piece of land not only containing grass and trees but most importantly the house you know a kitchen, lounge room, laundry and bedroom where a young Michael would be growing up and running around in, because after all thats what the advertisement states remembering that Optus got financially penalised many time for false advertising.

WELL, guess what?

You ain't gonna get no house which Mikey resided in!


2 WAYS TO BE FOOLED "IndyWatch Feed National"

There are 2 ways to be fooled. One is to believe what is not true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.

Posting shortlink URL:

This means that if the following information is false, the I am fooling you. However, if the information is true and you do not believe it, then you are fooling yourself. 


Is the following information easily verifiable truth, or is it all a carefully crafted lie?

[1] The COVID-19 Casualty Reports:



Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

Bidens Justice Dept. Keeps Hard Line in Death Row Cases


This photo provided by Taylor Legal Team shows Rejon Taylor. Taylor hoped the election of Joe Biden, the first U.S. president to campaign on a pledge to end the death penalty, would mean a more sympathetic look at his claims that racial bias and other trial errors landed him on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind. But two years on, Justice Department attorneys under Biden are fighting the Black man's efforts to reverse his 2008 death sentence for killing a white restaurateur as hard as they did under Donald Trump, who oversaw 13 executions in his presidency's final months. (Taylor Legal Team via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) Rejon Taylor hoped the election of Joe Biden, the first U.S. president to campaign on a pledge to end the death penalty, would mean a more sympathetic look at his claims that racial bias and other trial errors landed him on federal death row in Terre Haute, Indiana.

But two years on, Justice Department attorneys under Biden are fighting the Black mans efforts to reverse his 2008 death sentence for killing a white restaurateur as hard as they did under Donald Trump, who oversaw 13 executions in his presidencys final months.

Every legal means they have available theyre using to fight us, said the 38-year-olds lawyer, Kelley Henry. Its business as usual.

Death penalty opponents expected Biden to act within weeks of taking office to fulfill his 2020 campaign promise to end capital punishment on the federal level and to work at ending it in states that still carry out executions. Instead, Biden has taken no steps toward fulfilling that promise.

But its not just inaction by Biden. An Associated Press review of dozens of legal filings shows Bidens Justice Department is fighting vigorously in courts to maintain the sentences of death row inmates, even after Attorney General Merrick Garland temporarily paused executions. Lawyers for some of the over 40 death row inmates say theyve seen no meaningful c...


Pan-African News Wire "IndyWatch Feed National"

Putin Calls West Instigators of Conflict in Ukraine

Russian President is convinced that the West crosses all red and even deep-red lines by supplying weapons to Ukraine

Mikhail Metzel/POOL/TASS

MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin sees Western countries as "initiators and instigators" of the conflict in Ukraine.

"An armed coup - that's where it all started. We were forced to protect the population of Crimea, and this way or another we ended up supporting Donbass. They pretend they had nothing to do with it. They are the initiators of this conflict and the instigators. And today they are handing over millions more munitions, hardware and so on," the president said, answering questions from host Pavel Zarubin.

Putin stressed that he had repeatedly spoken about this, adding that the former leadership of Ukraine could also be blamed for certain mistakes. "But it is their internal affair, of Ukraine itself. But staging a coup, besides a bloody one, - this is a completely different story," he went on to say.

According to Putin, the West is crossing all red and even deep-red lines by supplying weapons to the Kiev regime. "Yes, thats what they are doing, they did it from the very start in 2014. When they facilitated the coup," the president said, responding to Zarubin's question who said that weapons supplies to Kiev, including depleted uranium munitions, meant crossing red and even deep-red lines.

Russias Nuke Arms in Belarus is Response to Collective West Ex-top Yugoslav Diplomat

Zhivadin Yovanovitch noted that the agreement between Moscow and Minsk followed the announcement of the UK about plans to supply depleted uranium shells to Kyiv

BELGRADE, March 26. /TASS/. The deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus can be seen as a response to the actions of countries of the collective West, ex-Foreign Minister of former Yugoslavia Zivadin Jovanovic told TASS on Sunday.

"I think that the agreement on the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus...


Exclusive: Australia space scientist made up data, probe finds "IndyWatch Feed National"

Joachim Schmidt

A space scientist formerly based at the University of Sydney made up data in an unpublished manuscript, an investigation by the institution has found. 

The researcher, Joachim Schmidt, utilised Adobe Photoshop to make up results, according to a letter dated Feb. 15, 2023, from Emma Johnston, deputy vice-chancellor of research at the University of Sydney, to scientists at the University of Michigan who reported complaints in late 2019 about work by Schmidt and his former professor Iver Cairns to the Australian institution. 

Given the above, the Panel found there had been breaches of the Research Code on the part of Dr Schmidt. The breaches were viewed as serious, and the Panel considered them to be sufficiently serious to warrant a finding of research misconduct as defined in the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, the letter, obtained by Retraction Watch, stated. 

The fabricated image appears in a manuscript about the effects of weather in space Schmidt wrote with Cairns. The paper has yet to be published. 

Sydney has also launched a probe into all the images published in papers Schmidt co-authored in the last five years, according to the letter. 

In November 2020, Sydney was named the Academic Institution of the Year at the Australian Space Awards, and Cairns was one of the scientists who accepted the award. According to his LinkedIn page, Schmidt was a lecturer at Sydneys School of Physics from November 2010 to March 2021....


What you need to know about Russia-China relations, but were afraid to ask "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Fyodor Lukyanov | RT | March 26, 2023

So much has been said about Xi Jinpings visit to Russia last week, that the descriptive genre has been exhausted. What is needed instead is either details on specific aspects or some sort of in-depth socio-cultural analysis. That will no doubt be done by specialists in those areas, so we will confine ourselves here to brief answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Are Russia and China allies?

Both countries have limited experience of alliances and are not really inclined towards this form of relationship. Such a declaration implies a commitment and, more importantly, a limitation of ones own interests and capabilities in favor of the other state. If it is reciprocal, it is fine and can be mutually beneficial but the dominant attitude in both Chinese and Russian political logic is freedom of action and maximum sovereignty. As a result, both Moscow and Beijing shy away from describing their relationship as an alliance, preferring more fluid phrases. This has happened again. It should be noted, however, that the expressions used by Xi come perhaps as close to the idea of an alliance (as is possible in Chinese culture) without using the term.

Is the relationship equal?

The question of equality is largely arbitrary it is not clear how to measure it. There is no formal hierarchy in relations between Russia and China, and in principle there cannot be such a system. It is difficult to compare the weight. China is, of course, much more powerful economically, and now also in many technological respects. However, Russia is a major military and political power in its own right. Indeed, when it comes to preparedness for adverse changes and shocks (lets call it state endurance), Moscow is probably in the lead, but Beijings room for maneuver in global politics is now much greater.

The question could be posed differently: who needs it more, and who should therefore do more to strengthen ties? At first glance, Russia would seem to need it the most no matter how well you do, an acute conflict with a group of the worlds most successful and influential states significantly limits your options. Thus, they need to be compensated by other partners which are no less important and therefore able to impose conditions. The most powerful of them all is China.

This is true, but there is another side to it. Beijing has finally realized that the time of peaceful and comfortable development is over. It is China that the United States sees as its main adversary for decades to come, and the pressure on it will only increase. Beijing has no more solid and reliable partner than Moscow; there is simply no other candidate. And the importa...


WATCH: Alternative Solutions to the Banking Crisis #SolutionsWatch "IndyWatch Feed National"

Ellen Brown, frequent Corbett Report guest and author of The Web of Debt and Banking on the People: Democratizing Money in the Digital Age, joins James to discuss her latest articles on the bank runs that are leading us toward the event horizon of the quadrillion-dollar derivative black hole. Sources, shownotes and links as


Xis Chilling Remarks: A Multipolar World Offers Challenges and Opportunities to the Middle East and Africa "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Ramzy Baroud | MEMO | March 26, 2023

The final exchange, caught on camera between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian host and counterpart, Vladimir Putin, sums up the current geopolitical conflict, still in its nascent stages, between the United States and its Western allies on the one hand, and Russia, China and their allies, on the other.

Xi was leaving the Kremlin following a three-day visit that can only be described as historic. Change is coming that hasnt happened in 100 years and we are driving this change together, Xi said while clasping Putins hand.

I agree, Putin replied while holding Xis arm. Please take care, dear friend, he added.

In no time, social media exploded by sharing that scene repeatedly. Corporate western media analysts went into overdrive, trying to understand what these few words meant.

Is that part of the change that is coming, that they will drive together? Ian Williamson raised the question in the Spectator. Though he did not offer a straight answer, he alluded to one: It is a chilling prospect, for which the west needs to be prepared.

Xis statement was, of course, uttered by design. It means that the Chinese-Russian strong ties, and possible future unity, are not an outcome of immediate geopolitical interests resulting from the Ukraine war, or a response to US provocations in Taiwan. Even before the Ukraine war commenced in February 2022, much evidence pointed to the fact that Russia and Chinas goal was hardly temporary or impulsive. Indeed, it runs deep.

The very language of multipolarity has defined both countries discourse for years, a discourse that was mostly inspired by the two countries displeasure with US militarism from the Middle East to Southeast Asia; their frustration with Washingtons bullying tactics whenever a...


More Than Half of Australias Shallow Reef Species in Decline as Oceans Warm "IndyWatch Feed National"

More than 50 percent of the species that live in Australias shallow reefs declined in numbers as ocean waters warmed over the past decade. 

Thats the alarming finding from the countrys largest survey yet of marine life, which found that the numbers of more than 500 species had fallen.

This is very concerning to me, study lead author and University of Tasmania marine ecology Professor Graham Edgar told The Guardian. Ive been swimming up and down counting fish and seaweed for more than 30 years and Ive seen first-hand the effect of warming on the system. With the direction this is going, its a huge worry.

The research, published in Nature Wednesday, looked at the numbers of 1,057 common species found in 1,636 different locations. It found that 57 pe...


10 Best Topwater Lures in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you love fishing, then you know that there is nothing better than the feeling of a fish hitting your lure. Topwater lures are designed to float on the surface of the water and are typically used to target fish that are feeding on the surface. There are many different types of topwater lures, and choosing the right one can be a challenge. In this blog post, we will give you some tips on how to choose the best topwater lure for your next fishing trip.


10 Best Jack Lift in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre in the market for a jack lift, then youve come to the right place. In this blog post, well go over some of the best options on the market, so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you. Well cover a few different criteria, such as price, features, and durability.


China US Claimed Territory One China Policy "IndyWatch Feed National"

QUESTION:  Chinas claimed territory??? So China can claim the entire Pacific as their territory and that means we cant enter the Pacific???
ANSWER: Whatever China claims is really irrelevant. Up until recently, we did not push the limits and China did not expand its claims. We all agreed to disagree but took no action. In this case, Beijings claim of its territorial waters in the South China Sea near the Paracel Islands does not comply with international law.
Nevertheless, the real question is what has changed? You can support war all you want, but remember, this time it will be different. The Neocons are smart. Wrap whatever they do in the American flag and people will die for their claims as well. Wars are created by the elites, not the common people. We also need to examine who is doing what for whatever you thought you were creating for your future and that of your family will exist no more. Everything is changing.
You must understand the language of diplomacy. It may seem irrelevant but it is very critical. The point is that we seem to be deliberately provoking confrontation which is strange and we are abandoning the statement on the One China Policy which has actually protected Taiwan. Before the Neocons seized the White House, there was...


10 Best Electric Vacuum in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Are you looking for an electric vacuum? If so, you have come to the right place. In this blog post, we will share with you the best electric vacuum. We will also provide a buying guide to help you choose the right one for your needs.

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10 Best Golf Towel in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Golf towels are an essential part of any golfers kit. They not only keep your clubs clean but also help to keep your hands dry and grip firm. There are many different golf towels on the market, so how do you choose the best one for you? Here are our top picks for the best golf towels.


10 Best Bathroom Stand in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

We all know how important it is to keep our bathrooms clean and tidy. But what about the products we use to clean our bathrooms? Do we really need all those different sprays and solutions? And what about the toilet brush? Isnt that just a bit unhygienic? The good news is that there is an alternative to all those different cleaning products and its called the bathroom stand. The bathroom stand is a simple, effective way to clean your bathroom without any harsh chemicals. Its also much more hygienic than a toilet brush. So, if youre looking for the best way to keep your bathroom clean, check out the bathroom stand. You wont be disappointed.


Empowerment Over Fear: Bitcoin, Home Birth And Responsible Sovereignty "IndyWatch Feed National"

I've gained a lot of sovereignty through Bitcoin, and I'm equally grateful that my partner has done the same by choosing home birth.

This is an opinion editorial by Conor Chepenik, an organizer for the Mass Adoption Bitcoin meetup and the father of a child who was born at home.

When my partner initially mentioned a home birth for our first child, I didnt give it much thought. As a man, I had limited knowledge of what childbirth entailed. For my whole life, it seemed like common knowledge that giving birth in the hospital is just what you do because its safe. Luckily, my partner didnt trust common knowledge, she went and verified for herself.

Did you know that in 2021, cesarean deliveries accounted for 32.1% of live births in the United States? I was taken aback when I learned that. One third of women were not having natural births in one of the wealthiest countries in the world?

I also learned that inducing women early is common practice in a hospital. It is usually done when there is a concern for the mother's or baby's health, but elective labor induction is also often performed for convenience. Labor induction carries various risks, including failed induction, low fetal heart rate, infection, uterine rupture and increased bleeding after delivery.

Furthermore, epidurals containing fentanyl have been known to cause difficulties in babies latching on to their mothers breasts. This is not meant to bash on hospitals. Its to point out that women's bodies have been able to birth babies long before humans created hospitals.

At first, a home birth seemed like a neat idea to me because it would mean that I got to watch my child enter this world from the comfort of my living room. But after learning about these statistics, my mindset quickly shifted to home birthing being not just interesting, but our best option.

Now, you might be wondering why an essay in Bitcoin Magazine is discussing childbirth. The answer is simple: Bitcoin, like home birth, is rooted in the idea of trusting oneself and ones own abilities. Bitcoin is a decentralized, digital currency that enables secure and private transactions without...


10 Best Pliers in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre looking for the best pliers for your needs, youve come to the right place. In this blog post, well discuss the different types of pliers and what makes them the best in their respective categories. Well also provide a few tips on how to choose the right pair of pliers for your specific needs.


10 Best Corection Tape in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Are you looking for the best corection tape? Well, youve come to the right place! In this blog post, well be discussing the best corection tape on the market today. Well also be giving you a few tips on how to choose the right corection tape for your needs. So without further ado, lets get started!



Renewal & Integration "IndyWatch Feed National"


From New Dawn Special Issue Vol 16 No 4 (Aug 2022)

We should be cautious of prophecies that claim we are on a path of infinite political progress or infinite economic growth or, conversely, heade...


Major Geopolitical Changes Now Underway "IndyWatch Feed National"


From New Dawn Special Issue Vol 16 No 4 (Aug 2022)

The following was one of the final pieces written by the late Australian geopolitical analyst James ONeill. For several years, James had been writing on these matters for New Dawn. Today we are witnessing the beginning of the new multipolar world.

The annual meeting of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (STIEF) was held in June 2022. As usual, it received very little coverage in the Western mainstream media, which prefers to ignore developments in Russia or, if it mentions t...


The Outsider in the Twenty-First Century "IndyWatch Feed National"


From New Dawn 189 (Nov-Dec 2021)

In his debut book, The Outsider, the twenty-four-year-old British existentialist Colin Wilson (19312013) made his first attempt at analysing a character he felt was peculiar to our age, or at least to that of the mid-twentieth century, when the book appeared. 

In the midst of the buttoned-down, conforming 1950s, published in the same year as Allen Ginsbergs Howl (1956)and a year before Kerouacs On the Road (1957), Wilsons inquiry into the nature of the sickness of mankind in t...


Exploring the ShamanismAlien Abduction Connection Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed National"


From New Dawn 188 (Sept-Oct 2021)

Baldwin Spencer and Frank Gillen, in their book, The Northern Tribes of Central Australia...


10 Best Bulldozer Toy in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Looking for the best bulldozer toy? Look no further! This blog will provide you with all the information you need to choose the perfect bulldozer toy for your child. We will discuss the different features of bulldozer toys and what to look for when making your purchase. We will also provide a few recommendations of our favorite bulldozer toys on the market. So if youre ready to find the perfect bulldozer toy for your little one, read on!.


10 Best Remote Control Train in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are a model train enthusiast, or just looking for a unique gift for someone, then you may be wondering what the best remote control train is. There are many different types and brands of remote control trains, so it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the best remote control trains on the market, to help you make a decision.


Tin Foil HatWear It Proudly "IndyWatch Feed National"

Michael Hoffman March 24, 2023

Directed-energy technology is the perfect covert weapon. It leaves no fingerprints and is non-attributable. For decades alternative researchers, activists and scientists sounded the alarm and some even resorted to the use of tin foil, placing it in the windows of their homes or fashioning head gear from it to protect themselves from the perceived threat. It may have been an inchoate action but at least it recognized there was a threat.

Those so engaged are taunted and jeered by the people who know better and who talk down to usthe corporate media and Hollywoods tastemakers and trend setters. The image of the tin foil hat has become a trope in American culture, a signature device for indicating who among us is a supposedly rational, intelligent human and who is a moronic paranoid, or so the Cryptocracy wants us to believe.

We acknowledge that satire and caricature are legitimate tools when reason and evidence have proved unable to dislodge superstition, logical fallacies or prejudice.

However, in some circumstances radically original ideas and pioneering research which undercut prevailing mythologies are mocked by partisans who have no cogent answers and no way of effectively defeating ideas and research they fear and detest.

There certainly are bamboozled people on both sides of the political spectrum whose naivet and/or confirmation bias are so intense and self-deluding online that they comprise what we have described as the Internet fever swamp.

One of our columns is titled The Right-wing fever swamp, which is an accurate profile of people who scour the Internet solely to obtain material they can use to buttress their biases and who have no real interest in the pursuit of the truth wherever it may lead, which is the main means by which knowledge is advanced.

In the case of the corporate media, whose job it is to suppress that which contradicts the dogma of the ruling class, scorn is employed to limit debate and suppress dissenting evidence before it can receive a fair hearing in the public square. These suppression tactics limit the advancement of knowledge and entrench the ruling class monopoly over information.

One category of lesser humans who the corporate media and entertainment conglomerate condition us to believe are deserving of our sneers and contempt, are Americans who espouse non-conformist views, disseminate dissenting information or ask heretical questions at variance with heavily propagated Establishment beliefs. These people are often said to metaphorically wear a tin-foil hat.

The tin-foil sneer is used to belittle or discredit those who hold beliefs that are outside an alleged consensus which in actuality has often been manufactured by notoriously....


Vandal Matt Kean screws the Liberal Party then runs away "IndyWatch Feed National"

"Spend more time with the family" excuse is code for "I will use my spare time to undermine a nearby Federal Member of Parliament so I can get his seat". Snake Kean destroyed the Liberal Party's reputation in NSW to the point that he was among the top reasons people...


Australian Dollar and Bitcoin "IndyWatch Feed National"

1.00 AUD = 0.00002 BTC
0.00010 BTC = 4.15 AUD


Is Dutch Provincial Election a Victory for Farming Community or the Globalists? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Dutch farmers and Michael Yon

by Joachim Hagopian

If you want to know where the United States is fast-headed in record time, just look at the abysmal state that Europe currently finds itself in. Potential world war spreading beyond Ukraines border, severe supply chain energy and food shortages, deindustrialization, record-high cost of living spikes, runaway inflation and imminent economic colla...


This is quite funny - but also a great insight into the real Ray Hadley "IndyWatch Feed National"

As anyone whos worked with him will attest, this might be a send up but it give you chills when you know the reality. Like this.


"IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica" "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 (3/25/23).
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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I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State with | Course Hero
(5) Mashy Cat on Twitter: "@SquirrelEstuff @TLAVagabond I always quote that from Washington. Good stuff. Thomas Jefferson warned us about central banks and here are as well. So much for respecting the founding fathers" / Twitter
To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. by Theodore Roosevelt
(20) LastAmericanVagabond on Twitter: "US government: #COVIDIllusion #VanillaISIS #BankingCrisis #OhioTrainDisaster #JoeBiden #WokePolitics #TwoPartyIllusion" / Twitter
(20) LastAmericanVagabond on Twitter: "Logic wins out, in this circumstance, for now. But the Feminist account is angry about it. Amazing that this has swung so far around that now feminism (at least as this account sees it) is fighting for men to compete against women. #HumanRightsAreHumanRights" / Twitter
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Serbian President Calls on NATO to Answer for 1999 Bombing of Yugoslavia

Aleksandar Vucic stated that the Republic will forget about the NATO aggression only when all the Serbs are exterminated

Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic Russian Foreign Ministry/TASS

BELGRADE, March 25. /TASS/. NATO should answer for the aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1999, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said, speaking at commemorative events marking the 24th anniversary of NATO aggression against Yugoslavia.

"It's been 24 years since you tore our territory apart, killed 79 children, 2,500 citizens, not only civilians, but also soldiers and policemen. Who are you to kill our soldiers and policemen on your own territory and in your own country? Where did you get the right to kill our soldiers and our policemen? Who gave you this right?" the head of state said.

"You did not prevent any humanitarian disaster. You have armed rebel groups in one free and sovereign country, which did not set foot on the territory of another country," Vucic pointed out.

The Serbian president also stated that the Republic will forget about the NATO aggression in 1999 only when all the Serbs are exterminated.

Serbia commemorates the 24th anniversary of NATO's aggression against Yugoslavia. This year's central commemorative event takes place in Sombor, where the first bomb fell in 1999 and the first Serbian citizen died. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the president of Republika Srpska, Serbian Patriarch Porfirije and thousands of citizens were participants in the rally and spectators of the theatrical performance in Sombor.

NATO's aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began on March 24, 1999 and lasted 78 days. The main reason for the NATO offensive operation Allied Force was to prevent the genocide of the Albanian population in Kosovo. According to NATO, during the operation, the aviation of NATO countries has made 38,000 military flights, with over 10,000 of them aimed at delivering bombs.

According to Serbian information, as a result of the bombing, 3,500 to 4,00...


Dammit, Richard "IndyWatch Feed National"

So much wrong.

Transcript below the fold.

This is a sad, disappointing video for me. Once again, Richard Dawkins screws up in a television interview, this time with Piers Morgan. His first mistake was appearing on a program with that loutish oaf and pandering to a lot of conservative nonsense without reservation. Morgan is a Catholic of the stupid flavor, and argues with him that a failure of evolution is that no human brain can explain what nothing is, and it all goes downhill from there. I could dwell on the idiocy of much of the conversation, in which Id mainly take Dawkins side, but I wont I think Dawkins should have just walked out on the persistent fool in the first five minutes. I would have.

Then they started on sex. Ill focus on one thing.

[clip: As a biologist, there are two sexes, and thats all there is to it.]

Thats not true. Theres a lot more to it. But I can understand why he said it.

Dawkins reputation is as an eloquent science popularizer, but what he has been popularizing is a strongly reductionist view of biology, favoring a gene-centric perspective that was developed by Hamilton, Trivers, Williams, and Maynard Smith. Its a valid and useful perspective that has been successful in answering questions about evolution. Dawkins gives a great example of this view in the interview when he tries to explain lifes origin.

[clip: replicators]

Hes not wrong. My objection is with that phrase, thats all there is to it. Its a gross oversimplification of both evolution and sex. He has to know that, and if he were pinned down on that phrase something Piers Morgan is ill-equipped to do hed probably squirm uncomfortably and admit that it is a simplification, but a useful one. Id add that it may be useful, but its also incomplete and lazy.

For example: there are two sexes, and thats all there is to it. I can see where hes coming from, thats a common view among many TERFs/Gender Criticals who think its a slam dunk argument to say that there are only two kinds of gametes, eggs and sperm, and therefore there can only be two kinds of sexes. My problem with that is that its incomplete. We are not sperm and eggs. We are not simply gametes, or even meat robots bumbling about with a small package of sperm or eggs, even if that is a metaphor Ive heard scientists use.

As a developmental biologist, the idea that there are only two sexes because there a...


Rupert Murdoch faces jail for threatening employee to lie under oath in $1.6 billion Dominion defamation case "IndyWatch Feed National"

Abby Grossberg who works for Rupert Murdochs Fox News in the US has filed 2 proceedings against Fox, one in Delaware and one in New York, claiming Foxs legal team coerced, intimidated, []


Australian deep state 'DE-BANKS' citizen journalist "IndyWatch Feed National"

What's happened to Maria Zee is a sign of what's in store for all of us. In Soviet Russia and Maoist China, communism was a government affair. If you were reported by a colleague or family member as expressing beliefs contrary to the ideology of the state, or complaining about the lack of potatoes in the shops, you would be hauled in for questioning. Generally, you were a goner unless you dobbed in someone else for real or imaginary crimes against the Party, or turned informant. Files released after the fall of the Berlin Wall showed one in six East Germans were informants on their family, friends and neighbours. Just as we didn't get class Marxism but instead identity Marxism in the West, we haven't got government communism, either. Not in the same way as the Eurasian nations had it last century. The protections for citizens' rights in liberal democratic states proved too strong. Instead, in the West, communism got privatised. The Marxists evolved, like a virus; they put on suits...


10 Best Tracing Paper Rolls in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre an artist, chances are youve used tracing paper at some point. Tracing paper is a semi-transparent paper used for tracing images and drawings. Its also great for sketching and drawing because its easy to see through and doesnt smudge. But with so many different types of tracing paper out there, how do you know which one is the best? Heres a list of the best tracing paper rolls, perfect for any artist or crafter.


10 Best Lenscap in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

When it comes to lenscaps, there are a lot of options out there. But which one is the best? In this blog post, well take a look at the different types of lenscaps and find out which one is the best for your needs.


10 Best Camera Lens Protector in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If you are a photographer, then you know how important it is to protect your camera lens. A camera lens protector is a must-have accessory for any photographer. There are many different types of camera lens protectors available on the market, so how do you know which one is the best for your needs? In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the best camera lens protectors available, so that you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you.


10 Best Sun Catcher Kit in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A sun catcher is a device that is used to reflect sunlight into a particular area. Sun catchers are often used in gardens and patios to provide light for plants and flowers. They can also be used to provide light in a room or office. Sun catchers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and they can be made from different materials such as glass, metal, or plastic.


Massive Aurora Australis solar storm seen over Tasmania, Australia and New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed National"

Naked eye aurora australis visible from Franklin, Tasmania on the night of 23/3/2023. All the colours visible in this footage were visible to the naked eye, which is extremely rare for Aurora. This is easily the biggest and brightest aurora display I've seen in the 23 years I have been chasing aurora. It doesn't get much better than this from Australia. Aurora gets such a bad wrap for being colourless, but once it got bright enough the colour receptors in my eyes suddenly switched on. It was like upgrading from a B&W TV to full HD.


10 Best Compression Sacks in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A compression sack is an essential item for any backpacker, hiker, or camper. They are great for reducing the volume of your sleeping bag, clothes, and other gear. This can free up space in your pack, and make it easier to carry everything you need. In this blog post, we will discuss the best compression sacks on the market. We will compare and contrast different features to help you choose the perfect one for your needs.


10 Best Draught Excluder in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A draught excluder is a product used to prevent draughts from entering a room or building. Draught excluders can be used around doors, windows, fireplace openings, and any other place where there is a potential for draughts. There are many different types of draught excluders available on the market, so it is important to choose one that is best suited for your needs.


10 Best Packs Of Water Bottles in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

A water bottle is a container that is used to hold water, liquids or other beverages for consumption. Water bottles are made of a variety of materials such as plastic, glass, metal and aluminum. The best packs of water bottles will vary depending on the individuals needs and preferences. Some factors to consider when choosing the best pack of water bottles include: size, material, style and price.

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Are Rads Escalating? "IndyWatch Feed National"

Q: Are Rads escalating? Thats Deadly Gamma Radiation to you and me. That is a tricky question to answer. The Rad plays a big part in lowering the average age of death of Americans. The Rads especially target unborn babies and little infants. The Rad is especially vicious; always has been; always will be. Nothing []


AUKUS, the Australian Labor Party, and Growing Dissent "IndyWatch Feed National"

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10 Best Hair Straightening Heat Protection Spray in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

If youre looking for the best hair straightening heat protection spray, youve come to the right place. In this blog post, well be discussing the top five heat protection sprays for straightening your hair. Well also be giving our top pick for the best overall heat protection spray.


Sneaky AiG "IndyWatch Feed National"

Part of the money-making strategy at Answers in Genesis is to constantly promote how popular they are in a never ending cycle of self-fulfilling prophecy. One of the recent lies has been that they bring in so many tourists that hotel chains are building new places near the Ark Park to meet the booming demand.

It is true that the country contains many yokels who like to vacation in a boring wooden box that reassures them that their interpretation of the Bible is true, but its not exactly a growth industry. Theyve had to constantly misrepresent their popularity to get support from state and local government, and wouldnt you know it, hotels arent springing up all around the place. Ken Ham has been bragging about one new hotel in the neighborhood, but surprise surprise, it isnt in response to demand AiG is spending its own money to have it built. Gotta spend money to make money, you know. If that involves building a whole Potemkin village to make themselves look popular, thats what theyll do.

Ken Ham is being quiet that Answers in Genesis (AIG) owns part, or perhaps all, of the new Hampton Inn that just opened adjacent to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky. Moreover, he is trying to make it look as if the supposed success of the Ark Park has brought the new hotel to the region. Information below shows that AIG shares a high-level employee with the new hotel, and the LLC that owns the hotel shares a Post Office box with AIG.

AiG is perfectly within its rights to use its own money to build a hotel to serve its little attraction, but it does bring into question the purpose of all those tax subsidies it has received, and I also wonder why they are so desperate to hide their role.

Fabulous new housing development going up in Wiliamstown, Kentucky!


10 Best Dinner Forks in Australia (2023) [Top Picks] "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

When it comes to choosing the best dinner fork, there are many factors to consider. The material the fork is made from, the design, and the price all play a role in finding the perfect option for your needs. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best dinner forks on the market, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to purchase.


Notorious Australian neo-Nazi joins Ukrainian forces to fight Russia - media "IndyWatch Feed National"

Canberra had tried but failed to prevent the violent criminal with deep extremist ties from traveling, local media has reported. Daniel Newman, a far-right extremist and a violent criminal, has flown from Australia to Ukraine to join the fight against Russian troops, Australia's Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) newspaper reported on Thursday, citing its sources. The development coincides with efforts by Canberra to prevent violent extremists from traveling to the war-torn country to gain combat experience, SMH said. Newman first traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and then to Europe in February, before arriving in Ukraine this month, the report claims, adding that the man had supposedly told his associates he was planning to take up arms against Russian forces.


Ukraine war planned for the Great Reset? "IndyWatch Feed National"

kla.TV March 24, 2023

February 24th marked the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops. One year of war and no end in sight! wrote, The Kremlin had a lightning bolt victory in mind when it attacked Ukraine a year ago. Twelve months later, there is a stalemate between Kiev and Moscow Neither Moscow nor Kiev is willing to negotiate on the basis of the status quo. Well, a blitzkrieg was supposedly planned but there has now been more than a year of war. More and more people in Europe, but also in the Ukraine itself, are asking the question, Is Russia really not capable of achieving a military victory?

If, however, you compare the military strength of Russia and the Ukraine in 2022, the Russian army should be far superior.


Are there ultimately other goals behind this war than Moscow is ostensibly communicating? Could it therefore even be a matter of design that there is no end in sight? This program tries to find possible answers to these questions.

First of all, we have to look at the motives and intentions Moscow put forward for the war. Purported motives for the war:

  1. Eastward expansion of NATO and the threat of the Ukraines entry into NATO
  2. Aid to the Donbass Peoples Republics
  3. Denazification of the Ukraine.

The eastward expansion of NATO, as Putin calls it, right up to Russias borders has taken place in five steps since 1999. Other candidates would include Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine. That this does not please Russia is hard to deny.

The conflict in the eastern Ukraine, which has been ongoing since 2014, had by the end of 2018 alone cost the lives of 13,000 people, including some 3,300 civilians, according to UN figures. Attacks by Ukrainian troops on the population in the Donbass increased dramatically from mid-February 2022, before Russian troops had entered the country. OSCE neutral observers counted up to 1,400 explosions per day from February 17, 2022. 100,000 civilians were reportedly evacuated to the interior or to Russia for protection. The Azov Regiment is a volunteer battalion that became part of the National Guard of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Ukraine in 2014. According to Wikipedia, the unit is controversial because of links to far-right groups and Nazi symbolism.

Taking stock after one year

After one year of war, we are now taking stock of the extent to which Russia has pursued or achieved its stated goals.

A group discussion on the Internet portal NuoViso with Billy Six provides some pointers on this. Billy Six is...


AUKUS These are the horrors "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Instead of humiliatingly accepting the smirking American we neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons visiting your country, the Albanese government could reassert a little of our lost sovereignty by stating up front, no nuclear weapons never.

The AUKUS submarines will not be here to defend Australia, but only to attack China in a subordinate role with the American forces.

Pearls and Irritations, By Richard Tanter, Mar 24, 2023

AUKUS. This is a horror for which I now fear for the lives of my children and their children. Every time a Labor member of parliament or senator puts foot outside their office to appear in public, turns up at a public meeting, we need to ask them: why have you betrayed us? Why have you allowed this to happen? What are you going to do?

Transcript of a speech at the Anti-AUKUS Rally, Naarm, State Library of Victoria lawn, 18 March 2023.

These are horrors.

This is a horror for which I now fear for the lives of my children and their children.

This is now changing the direction of Australia for the next forty or fifty years.

We have never seen anything like this in peacetime Australia. At any stage.

This must not stand.

But its with the suite of profound horrors that we must start with.

The horrors of AUKUS


AUKUS These are the horrors "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Instead of humiliatingly accepting the smirking American we neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons visiting your country, the Albanese government could reassert a little of our lost sovereignty by stating up front, no nuclear weapons never.

The AUKUS submarines will not be here to defend Australia, but only to attack China in a subordinate role with the American forces.

Pearls and Irritations, By Richard Tanter, Mar 24, 2023

AUKUS. This is a horror for which I now fear for the lives of my children and their children. Every time a Labor member of parliament or senator puts foot outside their office to appear in public, turns up at a public meeting, we need to ask them: why have you betrayed us? Why have you allowed this to happen? What are you going to do?

Transcript of a speech at the Anti-AUKUS Rally, Naarm, State Library of Victoria lawn, 18 March 2023.

These are horrors.

This is a horror for which I now fear for the lives of my children and their children.

This is now changing the direction of Australia for the next forty or fifty years.

We have never seen anything like this in peacetime Australia. At any stage.

This must not stand.

But its with the suite of profound horrors that we must start with.

The horrors of AUKUS



Black and white world "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Watching hunting and hovering kites is a wonderful pastime.

This adult Black-shouldered Kite left its perch in an old Buloke to hover, I think for mice. No success in this short interlude but going on the numbers at home I certainly appreciate its efforts.


Adult Black-shouldered Kite, Moolort Plains, 22nd March 2023



Hospital admissions double and its got to be down to the vaccines "IndyWatch Feed National"

By Guy Hatchard | TCW Defending Freedom | March 24, 2023

Data from the New Zealand Ministry of Health has revealed a massive 103 per cent increase in hospitalisations among 12 disease categories measured in 2021 following the mRNA rollout. This calls into serious question the safety of medical interventions such as mRNA vaccines which penetrate the cell wall and re-program activity in the cell cytoplasm.

NZ had very few cases of Covid in 2021 due to draconian restrictions. Therefore the only reasonable cause of the disease increase is mRNA vaccination.

There were 38,178 extra hospitalisations in 2021 across the 12 categories compared with 2019 figures. The Ministry of Health tracks 37 disease categories, and figures for the remaining 25, including cancer, have not yet been released. These figures alone mean that New Zealanders had greater than a 1 in 90 chance of hospitalisation within one year of Covid vaccination. You can read a longer discussion of the figures here.

Similar disastrous figures have surfaced in official data from Western Australia (greater than 1 in 100 chance of serious injury).

Last week in the UK, MP Andrew Bridgen again attempted to captu...


CHD Responds to Significant Increase in Autism Prevalence: 1 in 36 Children "IndyWatch Feed National"

Press Statement

For Immediate Release

Washington, D.C. On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, reporting 1 in 36 (2.8%) 8-year-old children 4% of boys and 1% of girls have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), based on an analysis of data from 2020. Since the CDC began collecting data, prevalence estimates have skyrocketed from 1 in 150 in 2000 to todays estimate of 1 in 36 children.

In response to the CDCs announcement, Childrens Health Defense (CHD) Chairman and Chief Litigation Counsel Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said:

Its clear why CDC steadfastly refuses to investigate the cause of the exploding Autism epidemic, a national cataclysm that dwarfs the devastating impacts from COVID-19: The principal culprits are regulatory capture and poorly tested vaccines.

President and General Counsel Mary Holland said:

These new data that 4% of boys and 1% of girls at age 8 have an autism spectrum disorder are a profound indictment of the CDC. It is willful blindness to knowingly and intentionally look away from the true causes of autism for over twenty years during which time the rates have risen above 300% is nothing short of criminal. The country and the world desperately need new leadership to defend childrens health.

Brian Hooker, Ph.D., chief scientific officer for CHD said:

The CDC gives no rationale for the shocking increase in the incidence of autism in children in the U.S. except for better diagnosing and better access to services. We know that this is ludicrous, especially given the higher incidences of autism seen in underserved minority children and the alarming rate of autism with intellectual disability in Black children. Its time for real answers as to what is driving this ever-increasing epidemic.

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Childrens Health Defense is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to end childhood health epidemics by working aggressively to eliminate harmful exposures, hold those responsible accountable and establish safeguards to prevent future harm. For more information or to donate to CHD, visit

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Covid, imaginary pandemic of the brainwashed "IndyWatch Feed National"

By James Delingpole | TCW Defending Freedom | March 24, 2023

Tell me about your personal experiences of Covid 19. Actually, wait, dont. I think I may have heard it already, about a million times. You lost all sense of smell or taste and just how weird was that? It floored you for days. It gave you a funny dry cough, the dryness and ticklishness of which was unprecedented in your entire coughing career. Youve had flu a couple of times and, boy, when youve got real flu do you know it. But this definitely wasnt flu. It was so completely different from anything youve ever known, why you wouldnt be surprised to learn that it had been bioengineered in a lab with all manner of spike proteins and gain-of-function additives, perhaps even up to and including fragments of the Aids virus . . .

Yeah, right. Forgive me for treading on the sacred, personal domain of your lived experience. But might I cautiously suggest that none of what you went through necessarily validates lab-leak theory. Rather what it may demonstrate is the power of susceptibility, brainwashing and an overactive imagination. You lived we all did through a two-year period in which health-suffering anecdotes became valuable currency. Whereas in the years before the pandemic, no one had been much interested in the gory details of your nasty cold, suddenly everyone wanted to compare notes to see whether theyd had it as bad as you or, preferably, for the sake of oneupmanship, even worse. This in turn created a self-reinforcing mechanism of Covid panic escalation: the more everyone talked about it, the more inconvertible the pandemic became.

Meanwhile, in the real world, hard evidence as opposed to anecdotal evidence for this pandemic remained stubbornly non-existent. The clincher for me was a landmark article published in January 2021 by Simon Elmer at his website Architects For Social Housing. It was titled Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: Manufacturing the Crisis.

In it Elmer asked the question every journalist should have asked but which almost none did: is this pandemic really as serious as all the experts, and government ministers and media outlets and medics are telling us it is? The answer was a very obvious No. As the Office for National Statistics data cited by Elmer clearly showed, 2020 Year Zero for supposedly the biggest public health threat since Spanish Flu a century earlier was one of the milder years for death in the lives of most people.

Lets be clear about this point, because something you often hear people on the sceptical side of the argument say is, Of course, no one is suggesting that Covid didnt cause a horrific number of deaths. But thats exactly what they should be suggesting:...


Oldest evidence of a meteor collision with Earth discovered in Australia "IndyWatch Feed National"

Scientists in Australia have unearthed 3.48 billion-year-old rock fragments that may be the earliest evidence of a meteorite crashing into Earth. The fragments, known as spherules, may have formed when the meteor slammed into the ground, spraying melted rock into the air. This melted rock then cooled and hardened into pinhead-size beads that became buried over the eons. Researchers presented this discovery, which has not been peer-reviewed, at the 54th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas last week. In a summary of their results , the scientists concluded that the spherules, which they drilled up from a group of volcanic and sedimentary rocks called the Dresser Formation of the Pilbara Craton in Western Australia, are "the oldest evidence of a potential bolide impact in the geologic record of Earth." (A bolide is a large meteor that explodes in the atmosphere while falling to Earth.)


Child Labor Is on the Rise in the Land of the Free "IndyWatch Feed National"


Child Labor Is on the Rise as Republicans See an Answer to Labor Shortages

Anti-immigrant policies and spiraling rates of poverty are driving thousands of children into the U.S. labor market.


Green Dictatorship? Netherlands Politicians Answering to the EU instead of Voters "IndyWatch Feed National"

The EU sees no reason to allow the Netherlands to change course, despite a resounding rejection of EU agriculture policies during recent elections.


On NOT joining the dots "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Out of the blue, this video of someone Id never heard of before came up on my feed. It sure looked interesting, and by the time I was half way through, I thought, this guy is on the money, hes even on Simons page! But I was wrong.. How anyone smart enough to show the best explanation of climate change and its repercussion on the food supply Ive ever seen could not know about peak oil is really amazing

Adam Simon is an associate professor of mineral resources with the University of Michigans Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. When you google him with oil or peak oil as search terms, you get nothing. Bizarre

Hes also wrong about American mining safety.

And as I suspected, hes also wrong about renewable energy being cheaper. Everywhere I have looked, the deeper the penetration of renewable energy, the costlier electricity is, and Texas is no exception.


UNESCOs World Heritage sites: central Victorian gold rush. "IndyWatch Feed Cvic"

Mining Exchange Ballarat, 1888 (top image)

Mining Exchange, Bendigo, 1872 (image below)

There are wide criteria for listing by UNESCOs World Heritage Convention, from a masterpiece of human genius to exhibiting an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological site or landscape which illustrates a significant stage in human history. Across the world, most are cultural listings and fewer are natural listings. There are currently 1,121 sites across the world that are officially recognised by the World Heritage Convention eg the Cornwall and West Devon mining landscape was officially designated in  2006. Only 19 UNESCO recognised sites are in Australia, including Uluru, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House and Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building.

The Central Victorian Goldfields led the world's gold production in the 1850s. This event created an exceptional cultural landscape that in turn enriched the capital city, Melbourne. And even Victorias multiculturalism came from the goldfields which were melting pots back then. So it is not surprising that local politicians and historians have long discussed putting sites across the region's Central Goldfields on the World Heritage List. Now Victorian councils are pushing for UNESCO to formally recognise the area, following a $50,000 state government investment in developing the bid.



Can we stop playing make believe? Where are the adults when it comes to Ukraine? "IndyWatch Feed National"

There are still a number of unanswered questions about the incident that downed the MQ9 Predator off the coast of Crimea on Tuesday. Let us start with the facts: The MQ9 drone was conducting an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission in international air space off the coast of Crimea. The MQ9 turned off its Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder. Russian air defense systems were tracking the drone. Russian jet fighters were scrambled to intercept the drone. The United States and NATO have been flying drones along the Crimea coast for more than a year. The drone was brought down without a shot being fired by the Russian combat jet fighters. So far the United States and Russian military are sticking with the same story i.e, one of the planes clipped the drone's propeller accidentally, which cause the drone to crash. We are in full blown Kabuki theater. The United States insists this drone was harmless, just minding its own business, when an incompetent...


3 Reasons Californias Drought Isnt Really Over, Despite All the Rain "IndyWatch Feed National"

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3 Reasons Californias Drought Isnt Really Over, Despite All the Rain (Maria)

The author writes, Ask a water expert if Californias drought is finally done, and the answers sound something like this: Yes and no. Kind of. Depends what you mean by drought. The state has been deluged by storms this winter, hit by 12 atmospheric rivers that have led to evacuation orders, rising rivers and broken levees. But in California, water shortages arent just due to a lack of rain, and the states chronic water problems are far from over.


Trump Asked Supporters to Take to the Streets. This Was the Sad Result. (Russ)

From The New Republic: Lets get you caught up on the pageantry of waiting outside a courthouse in New York City for Donald Trump to get arrested. There are police barricades. There are policemen. What there havent been, to speak of, are the protesters that Trump summoned to this spot there are perhaps two at this point, though its hard to tell for sure. There are no Trump flags here, no signs, no bombastic speeches about God and country and freedom.


Oklahoma Supreme Court Finds Limited Right to Abortion in State Constitution (Dana)

From The Oklahoman: The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the state constitution includes an inherent right of a pregnant woman to terminate a pregnancy when necessary to save her life. The court struck down one law passed by the Legislature to criminalize abortions but left another in place and took no position on the broader question of whether there is a right to elective abor......


As oceans warm, temperate reef species edge closer to extinction, study shows "IndyWatch Feed National"

Marine heat waves have led to widespread population declines of Australian shallow reef species, particularly those associated with temperate reefs, new research suggests. In a new study published in Nature, scientists draw on extensive reef survey data to assess population trends of 1,057 common shallow reef species, including fish, corals, seaweeds and invertebrates. They found that populations of 57% of these species declined between 2008 and 2021. Moreover, 28% of these surveyed species experienced declines of more than 30%, which would qualify them as threatened with extinction if assessed according to IUCN Red List criteria, the authors say. For instance, the study found that the weedy seadragon (Phyllopteryx taeniolatus), a fish endemic to southern Australia, decreased by 59% from 2011 to 2021. According to the study, most of these declines happened after warming events, specifically when the water temperature rose by more than about 0.5 Celsius (0.9 Fahrenheit) above 2008 levels. Conversely, warming that didnt exceed 0.5C led to an increase in some species. In this paper, we detected a 0.5-degree threshold over which we really saw significant biodiversity change, Amanda Bates, study co-author and marine ecologist at the University of Victoria, tells Mongabay. I analyzed some of the data sets from Tasmania, and I know there was significant change in those locations. But I think what was special about this analysis is it allowed us to test for relative change across all of Australia, including Tasmania. So that allowed us to compare the relative shifts that are happening across thisThis article was originally published on Mongabay


Who Has Right on Their Side? "IndyWatch Feed National"

In Henrik Ibsens An Enemy of the People, the character Dr. Stockmann says:

The majority never has right on its side. Never I say! That is one of those social lies against which an independent, intelligent man must wage war. Who is it that constitute the majority of the population in a country? Is it the clever folk or the stupid? I dont imagine you will dispute the fact that at present the stupid people are in an absolutely overwhelming majority all the world over. But, good Lord!you can never pretend that it is right that the stupid folk should govern the clever ones! [the crowd cries out] Oh yesyou can shout me down, I know! But you cannot answer me. The majority has might on its side-unfortunately; but right it has not. I am in the rightI and a few other scattered individuals. The minority is always in the right.

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Fish kills leave Kenyas Lake Victoria farmers at a loss, seeking answers "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

KISUMU, Kenya It is a little past 5 p.m. at the lakeside city of Kisumu, in the western part of Kenya. An hour later, the sun sets over the sprawling Lake Victoria as far as the eye can see. Wisps of gray clouds are infused with the suns amber rays, which reflect off the lake in a bedazzling shimmer. The scene is captivating, but a faint stench lingers in the air. That stench, to many cage fish farmers, is a painful reminder of the extensive losses they suffered in November 2022 due to fish kills. A report commissioned by Kenyas State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy estimates that cage farmers in different sections of Lake Victoria, particularly Kisumu and Homa Bay towns, lost more than 900 million shillings ($7.2 million) to fish kills in 2022. While the scientists Mongabay speaks to attribute the fish kills to a combination of natural phenomena and climate change, the fish farmers are wary of those explanations, saying the deaths could be a result of pollution. Fish farmers in Lake Victoria mainly stock tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), which, according to scientists, are preferred due to their fast growth, resistance to disease and ability to withstand low dissolved oxygen levels. Tilapia and Nile perch (Lates niloticus) are the two most abundant fish species in the lake, and tilapia is more profitable in the local market. Two of the fish farms, Kentila Farms and Lake Aqua Limited, suffered the greatest losses: 200.4 million shillingsThis article was originally published on Mongabay


One Nation proposes mass reform to NSW education "IndyWatch Feed National"

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