Ramesh Thakur

Canada’s truckers won’t truck it anymore

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Dissent is a defining attribute of democracy, not a threat to it

To my critics I say, J’Avoue...!

16 February 2022 4:00 am

J’Avoue…! Not to compare myself to Emile Zola or the impact of my writings to his famous open letter J’Accuse…! in 1898 on…

Hawke-eye rules freedom ‘out’

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Djokovic’s expulsion was unscientific and an abuse of state power

Israel confounds the promise of vaccines as the way out of Covid

8 February 2022 9:00 am

Israel was meant to have been the showpiece of vaccination success in escaping from the threat of coronavirus. Instead, it…

Project fear

5 February 2022 9:00 am

The Fourth Estate has gone missing in action on Covid

GOAT becomes scapegoat

22 January 2022 9:00 am

From zero-Covid to zero-Djokovic

Graphs that give lie to the narrative

17 January 2022 2:00 pm

Numbers may not lie, but graphs can give the lie to the lockdown and vaccination narratives that have held the…

Rules are rules

15 January 2022 9:00 am

The slogan of anti-democratic autocrats

Covid notes

11 December 2021 9:00 am

The worldwide spread of Omicron Indulge me for a moment and imagine the following scenario. A new Covid-19 variant originates…

Feel-gooders take a knee, do-gooders take action

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Making a statement versus making a difference

Herding sheeple onto the vaccine treadmill

20 November 2021 9:00 am

When it comes to Covid, the numbers never seem to add up


Four vaccine vexes

18 November 2021 4:00 am

1 Vaccines are 95 per cent efficacious. Yeah, right. And double positives never make a negative. Figure 1 gives the…

The unresolved debate on Covid vaccines

12 November 2021 12:00 pm

In an article last month, I noted the puzzling UK official data that confirmed the efficacy of vaccines in reducing hospitalisations and deaths but with infections for 40-49 year…

At the fork in the road, the High Court took the low road

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The Ridd decision is comic farce

Questioning Covid

23 October 2021 9:00 am

We need answers

Are you sure about that vaccine?

19 October 2021 12:52 pm

Figures don’t lie, my critics insist. Very well, let’s look at some figures. I make three arguments here. First, vaccines are…

Covid ‘science’, lockdowns and flat-earthers

16 October 2021 9:00 am

The ‘experts’ have destroyed their own credibility

The empty moral posturing of attacks on vaccine hesitants

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Covid has turned our civilised principles upside down

Why can’t Canberra be more like Florida?

8 October 2021 11:30 am

On Monday 4 October, after 245 days, Melbourne claimed the decidedly unwelcome record of the longest locked-down city in the world. On…

Ten surreal days in September

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Scott Morrison is completely out of touch with his own country


25 September 2021 9:00 am

The drug that must not be named

Coronavirus has become endemic, making Australia’s policy settings obsolete

20 September 2021 7:01 pm

A major study from the National Bureau of Economic Research in June, based on all-causes mortality data from 44 countries and all US…

White privilege as the face of modern Labor

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Tu Le should have been picked, not KK

The global media calls out Australia’s repressive Covid order 

9 September 2021 12:13 pm

For students of democracy and foreign policy, Australia has been experiencing interesting times in the last two years. All countries devote enormous effort and considerable resources to…

Deer in the headlights, frogs in boiling water

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Covid is stripping us of our freedoms. Who will stop it?