Murdoch-free current affairs, free of charge, with independent opinion: Donald Trump reflects America’s madness; Queensland Premier versus Rupert Murdoch; Edna Ryan, trail-blazing feminist and socialist, remembered; Labor’s right-wing salutes Susan Ryan (no relation whatsoever to Edna Ryan); Pages from history: attempted assassination of Arthur Calwell recalled by Bob Gould and Wayne Haylen; plus Quotes of the…

Stay indoors, practise social-isolation and wear a mask when you go outside. This Notebook edition falls on the 21st anniversary of Tiananmen Square on June 4. Let’s hope Chinese mainlanders with a TV set watch the unfolding events in Minneapolis, Washington DC, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Read independent (non-Murdoch) current affairs…

Stay informed while staying indoors; alternative current affairs which is FREE of charge: How airlines seduce politicians; Big payola from Virgin Australia and Qantas; Billionaire Richard Branson, taxation and Panama; Crazy world of corporate lingo; AN Wilson unloads on Fleet Street; London Guardian unhinged; Noam Chomsky scores again; Are we “all in this together?” No, we aren’t…

A menu of current affairs and commentary: What happened to film lighting? Ruby Princess scandal revisited; Quality bookshops losing out; Julian Assange’s big surprise; Time to replace dying capitalism?; Edward Snowden emerges from isolation; Maurie O’Sullivan said it first; The Australian’s headline blunders; Uncensored views of young Donald. Movies in the dark One bonus arising from…