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.

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

ACOSS aims wide

"At least initially, someone will have to reduce their disposable incomes if job opportunities and working hours are to be shared more widely and the needed expenditure measures financed." That sounds familiar: is it another

Or a chook
"The economy is not taking off like a rocket. It's taking off more like a large plane, gradually gaining altitude. We expect it to stay airborne for some time." — Treasurer John Dawkins.

On the job training
"Well, I'm the prime

50% of the spoils?

No doubt the 40 serving and former women Labor MPs who met in Perth on the weekend of November 13-14 to plot their campaign for 50% of state and federal Labor parliamentarians to be women by the year 2000, will be expecting

Against the blockade of Cuba

The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) is inviting people around the world to participate in the struggle against the US blockade of Cuba by submitting written or graphic material for a

By Dave Wright

HOBART — The Groom Liberal government is trying to cut the number of members in the House of Assembly from 35 to 30. The effect will be to weaken significantly Tasmania's democratic proportional representation voting system.

Two plays on domestic violence

The Keys to the Animal Room
By Peta Murray
Flowers and Chocolates
By Glenn Perry
Both at Junction Theatre, Thebarton

Community attitudes about domestic violence are still shaped by common mythologies

Get your action on TV

ASEED UK is inviting campaign groups from around the world to send in video material for Hot Spots — a weekly five minute radical environmental activist bulletin to be shown on Sky Television.

Sky TV is a satellite

Southeast Asia Rainforests: A Resource and Action Guide
Edited by Martha Belcher and Angela Gennino
Rainforest Action Network in cooperation with the World Rainforest Movement
1993. 100 pp. (large format)
Reviewed By Jon Lamb



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