Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy & Women’s Liberation in Syrian Kurdistan
By Michael Knapp, Anja Flack & Ercan Ayboga (translated by Janet Biehl)
Pluto, 2016
285 pp., $38.95

Rojava, which is Kurdish for the “west”, is to be found in Northern Syria. In the middle of a conflict zone, marked by the war against the Assad regime, a Turkish invasion and ongoing conflict with the brutal jihadists of ISIS and al-Nusra, the Kurds and their allies are creating a new kind of democratic system.

Protest hits waste incinerator

By Bill Mason

BRISBANE — With placards declaring "School kids demand clean air", some 40 protesters met outside state parliament on November 16 to oppose the continued use of Ace Waste incinerators at

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NTOMBENTSHA NCIZA, a member of the ANC Women's League and a leader of the National Education Coordinating Committee, and DIKELEDI MAGADAZI, secretary general of the Northern Transvaal ANCWL, recently visited Adelaide as part of a work experience

By Catherine Brown

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Desperate Remedies
Directed and written by Stewart Main and Peter Wells
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'Education is the key' in SAIT campaign

By Chris Spindler

Adelaide — South Australian Institute of Teachers (SAIT) president Clare McCarty on November 14 publicly launched her bid to be elected to the Legislative Council.

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WA meatworkers strengthen leadership

By Stephen Robson

PERTH — Elections in the meatworkers union here have consolidated the team around branch secretary Glenn Ferguson.

Ferguson originally won his position 18 months earlier, but

By Carla Gorton

SYDNEY — Under the banner of "No Home, No Job, No Life", 600 parents, friends and young people with intellectual disabilities rallied outside Parliament House on November 17.

They were organised, vocal and determined to


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