John Tully reviews Boris Frankel's memoir, which recounts his family's eye-opening experience emigrating from Australia to the Soviet Union in 1956.
This year marks the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne. It gave tacit endorsement to the ethnic cleansing begun in the last years of the Ottoman Empire and was a disaster for the human rights of Kurds, Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians, living within the new borders it created, writes John Tully.
While the Australian government looks for market solutions to the housing crisis, Austria's capital, Vienna, maintains a vast system of public and cooperative housing, which today accounts for more than 50% of the city’s housing stock, writes John Tully.
Historian and Kurdish solidarity activist John Tully gave the inaugural Sydney Kobane Day Lecture at New South Wales Parliament House.
John Tully gave the following speech at the inaugural Kobane Day Lecture at New South Wales Parliament.
Bordered on all sides by hostile reactionary forces, Rojava stands defiantly as a beacon of hope. John Tully reports on ten years of the Rojava revolution.
Academic and Australian Kurdish solidarity activist John Tully responds to the announcement that Sweden and Finland struck a deal with Turkey to betray the Kurds for NATO membership.
Abdullah Ocalan's jailers hoped that by slamming shut the prison doors, the world would forget about him. But, as John Tully writes, Ocalan remains a living symbol of resistance to a century of oppression by the Turkish state.
John Tully looks at the history of repressive, and at times genocidal, anti-Kurdish policies that go back to the foundation of the Turkish Republic.
Activist and writer David Graeber called himself a “small ‘a’ anarchist”, eschewed dogma and demonstrated a willingness to look beyond labels to the actual praxis of groups and individuals, writes John Tully.
Chris Gaffney passed away on August 14 after a lengthy battle with cancer. An eloquent speaker, walking encyclopaedia of Marxism, talented actor, aficionado of opera and lover of nature and the animals with which we share the planet, he is survived by his long-time partner Jenny Campbell, their son Danny and granddaughter Elsa.
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