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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.

Rojava resistance

Progressives should support the call for a United Nations-imposed no-fly zone to block a new invasion by the Turkish state and allied Islamic fundamentalist terrorist groups, writes Peter Boyle.

YPG members

July 19 marked ten years of the Rojava Revolution in North and East Syria, reports Medya News.

Joe Biden and Saudi Prince fist bump

United States President Joe Biden's trip to the Middle East was all about re-setting relations with Israel and Saudi Arabia, despite their ongoing state violence and repression, reports Barry Sheppard.

The shock of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination should not blind us to the fact that he was an ultranationalist and militarist politician, who sought to whitewash imperial Japan’s war crimes, writes Rupen Savoulian.

YPG fighters

Sweden's Left Party (Vänsterpartiet) released a statement opposing the deal with Turkey to clear the way for Sweden's membership of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

NATO summit Madrid

NATO has given the Turkish state the green light for genocide against the Kurds, after the deal struck between Turkey, Sweden and Finland, reports Peter Boyle.

HDP congress Ankara

About 30,000 people, including more than 100 international guests, attended the 5th Congress of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Ankara, Turkey on July 3, reports Peter Boyle.

YPG fighters

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.

'Green Braids' movement in North-East Syria

Peter Boyle reflects on the achievements of the Rojava revolution in north and east Syria, which  continues in the face of great adversity to inspire activists around the world.

Football

The FIFA World Cup, due to begin in Qatar in November, will be stained by one of the highest casualty rates amongst workers in the competition’s history, reports Binoy Kampmark.

Al Aqsa mosque stormed

Thousands of Israeli settlers stormed the al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem on May 29 during the so-called annual “March of the Flags”, held to celebrate Israeli occupation of the city, reports Peoples' Dispatch.

Free Palestine, Sydney

Israel’s announcement that it will not pursue an investigation into the killing of famed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was not surprising, writes Miko Peled.

Protesters commemorate Nakba in Melbourne

Respected Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was remembered at free Palestine rallies to commemorate the Nakba in Sydney and Melbourne. Kerry Smith reports.

On the march

Palestine solidarity activists commemorated the Nakba in Brisbane. Photos by Alex Bainbridge.

Mohammed Bin Salman and Greg Norman

The rebranding of Saudi Arabia's blood-stained image using sports has been spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, palace coup plotter and figure behind the butchering of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, writes Binoy Kampmark.

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