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 Sean Malloy

Violence, poverty, homelessness and other forms of oppression and suffering experienced by young people are usually dealt with in compartments, separate and unconnected. A Lost Generation, a report prepared by the Australian Youth

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By Darwin Juarez

MANAGUA — While Nicaraguans have seen more than their share of nature's foul moods, a recent disaster brought widespread realisation that human hands can sometimes tip nature toward malevolence. Beautiful and historic Lake

Danger seen in Lucas Heights waste

Storage facilities at Australia's Lucas Heights reactor have reached full capacity and a "crisis shipment" to the United States is needed, according to documents obtained by Greenpeace.

Nuclear campaigner

By James Basle

CANBERRA — More than 1000 secondary students participated in a walkout of classes, on Tuesday, November 16, to protest against the ACT Labor government's recent cuts to education. Eight of the nine colleges and five high schools

Done Bali
SBS Television
8.30 p.m. (8 Adelaide) November 30
Reviewed by Ignatius Kim

Bali is to Australia what Acapulco is to the US: an escape for Western suburbanites that's seedy for some, exotic for others.

Like Acapulco, Bali

Community independent stands

By Anthony Thirlwall

ADELAIDE — Despite being offered little choice between the ALP and the Liberals in the state elections, South Australians will have the chance to vote for another alternative candidate.

Story by John Nebauer and Karen Fredericks
Photo by Miguel Troncoso

While Keating and Hewson primped, preened and consulted their autocues for their televised Mabo speeches, thousands of Aboriginal people mourned the loss of yet another young

By Catherine Brown

"The same woodchip shadow from Daishowa in the NSW south-east forests is creeping further and further north. It is now threatening the integrity of parts of the Deua wilderness near Cooma. There seems to be an insatiable


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