Martin Bryant Birthday Series, Part 2: The Cake Situation  

by Mary W Maxwell

Editor’s Note: this is a plea to readers to join the birthday cake fandangle for MB. has a few favorite topics, as can be seen on the masthead of the website. One is Port Arthur. Most of the articles on that subject up to May 2016 got put into a book which is a free download: Port Arthur: Enough Is Enough, by Mary W Maxwell and Dee McLachlan. Since then there have been developments in Martin Bryant’s case — the present article will list them.

The 21st anniversary of the PAM (Port Arthur massacre) is this week: April 28.  The fiftieth birthday of the wrongly-imprisoned Aussie is next week. [Read more…]

False Flags and the Northwoods Memo

JFK with General Lyman Lemnitzer

by Mary W Maxwell

Defeating one’s enemy requires both ruthlessness and strategy. Thomas Hobbes, who was born in 1588, wrote “Force and fraud are, in war, the cardinal virtues.”

GumshoeNews runs a lot of articles about false flags, as though they are very naughty. They are not intrinsically naughty – they are virtuous in the Hobbesian sense, provided they are not intended to deceive the domestic population.  You be the judge of Operation Northwoods. Was it naughty or virtuous?

It was written in 1962 with the intention of having the US invade Cuba, which was then the only communist nation in the Western hemisphere. Probably most Americans would have approved.  [Read more…]

Syria Explained

Blowing in the Wind!

Picture and caption from The Age regarding a story at Pacapunyal Base

by Cherri Bonney

One feature of Port Arthur and other prominent events that are used to promote an established agenda, is the way the public is expected to pass over certain items of information as if they were not problematic at all. All the crappy footage of a blonde shooter off in the distance was passed off as Martin Bryant.  Virtually nobody took stock and said, “Hang on, I can’t actually see this person’s face.”

It’s the same with the ASIO, fooling the public once again, (Oh I can’t stop laughing!) NOT!!    We can’t actually see the shooter’s face — though, these days, with all the ability to fake footage, perhaps it doesn’t matter. Still the government sure isn’t taking any chances.  [Read more…]

How Can We Live? Part 1, Starvation in Yemen

A child in hospital in Houdieda, a port city in western Yemen

by Mary W Maxwell

Don’t rate your children’s chances by your current position in the social system. All could change rather drastically before they reach adulthood. In fact, don’t even rate your own chances a decade hence according to what you’ve always been accustomed to. We are in a period of upheaval.

I’ve lived my life in what I consider to be unbelievable luxury – I have never wanted for food, shelter, clothing – or social events, education, security, music, etc. It all fell like manna from heaven into my life. No, wait, it didn’t fall. The system I lived in somehow saw to it that I would have all those things. [Read more…]

A Cop’s Suicide: Part 18 of Gumshoe’s Royal Commission Series

A wedding scene from New York City

Editor’s Note: This “story” will appear in Mary Maxwell’s new book about the child-abuse Royal Commission:

I wish I hadn’t killed myself, but nobody would listen. If I were alive today, the situation would be a lot easier.

When I was a boy, I used to eavesdrop on Dad and Uncle Ted talking about being “on the job”; this would fill my belly with fire and my heart with excitement. All I ever wanted to do was to wear the badge. That day eventually came, in the winter of 1979, shortly after my 21st birthday. I finished my cadet training and at last I was in uniform, just like Dad.

For the most part I loved my job.

[Read more…]

What’s Up at Risdon? Who’s This New Judge in Tassie?

Cherri Bonney’s last attempted visit to Risdon was in 2016

by Cherri Bonney

Last Friday – we are told by a “little birdie” — there was a mini-riot at Risdon. And for good cause. A prisoner was prevented at the last minute from attending his mother’s funeral. You only have one mother and she only has one funeral, you know. The man was devastated. This is partly because he had been told he could go. Indeed a nice suit for him to wear was dropped off by his family at the prison at 3pm the previous day.

Police were on standby (what, not on stand-down?) as it was said that a guard – pardonez moi, a “custodial officer” – may have been injured, and $50, 000 worth of damage done, by a ruckus of frustrated prisoners over this event.

[Read more…]

A Syrian Quarry Vs Trump Tower

Trump Tower

by Dee McLachlan

The president of the US lives in a tower glittering with gold, while the folk in the village of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria live in simple homes. Good for them. The buildings and streets of the small town encircle the khan — the caravanserai — built in the the 14th century.

Khan Sheikhoun [Read more…]

Crossing the Nullarbor, Perth to Adelaide

Ms PhillipsMs Phillips and her photos of wildflowers in Geralton WA

by Yasmine Phillips

It brings new meaning to the wide open road, but there is much more to the drive across Australia than simply a bitumen highway through arid shrubland.

Last week I was told to “jump in a car and get to Melbourne” for Fremantle’s historic Grand Final appearance.

The focus was supposed to be on football but, along the way, photographer Dan Wilkins and I saw a side of Australia not many get to see.

Hordes of pensioners towing caravans, backpackers in search of a great Australian adventure, truckies hauling road trains going about their daily business it’s a transient community in the middle of the desert.

And after driving the 3500km I’m more informed on what to do next time.

So if you’re thinking of heading east across the bitumen, here are 10 things you need to know about a trip across the Nullarbor.

[Read more…]

What’ll It Be, Justice McClellan: Forest or Trees? Part 17 of Gumshoe’s Royal Commission Series


by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB

Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is not ready to finalize its mission, but it does show signs of winding down. As I reported on April 1, the Commission is holding some “overview” panel discussions.

Those are outstandingly good – such as the one on ripple effects of child abuse — but will there be an overview of major insights into the power behind the abuse? Is the Commission able to see the forest — or just the trees?

I have been an armchair participant in this Royal Commission for 18 months and hereby offer my overview. It is strictly about the “Forest.”

[Read more…]

A Vial of Bull Semen (Kissinger Eulogizes Rockefeller)

Bullfighter Enrique Ponce prays in the chapel before ‘work’

by Mary W Maxwell

The Washington Post must think we have all passed through the portal of the surreal, judging by its having printed, without comment, Kissinger’s panegyric on Rockefeller.

I will present it all here without the slightest interruption, and follow it with a Commentary.

Obituary for David Rockefeller (1915-2017) by Henry Kissinger (b 1923), former Secretary of State (1973-1977), in The Washington Post,  March 30, 2017.

In an egalitarian society such as America, the inheritance of great wealth presents a complex challenge.

[Read more…]

A New Legal Test: Conditioned Response Index for Brainwashing: CRIB

watchesJust keep watching my watch. You will feel sleeeeeeepy….

by Mary W Maxwell, LLB

The “fallout” from the Fringe play (“A Moot Court Trial for Martin Bryant”) continues to be amazing. A fellow has just e-mailed me to say since I did such a good job of defending Bryant, he would like to know if I could defend John Howard on charges of war crimes.

I’m not making this up; I lack the imagination to think of such a question. Anyway I replied that yes I could attempt it, on the grounds that the PM was brainwashed and therefore not responsible. (And don’t you just love having prime minsters who are brainwashed and therefore not responsible, perhaps for anything? Don’t you love it!)

[Read more…]

%d bloggers like this: