How ISIL got here

The attack on Jakarta Thursday, was part of a campaign targeting citizens of countries fighting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, according to a statement released by the group.

Animals: the abandoned mates of war

Nadyat El Gawley August 2 2015 The older she gets, the more pessimistic she feels. To writer Jill Mather, there’s no cure for humans’ lack of respect for animals. And so since her retirement, it’s been her mission to record their stories. Specifically, those that perished in war. Eight million animals died in the Great…

A Year of Exchange: Susan Price on being a socialist

Nadyat El Gawley April 25 2015 It was a year spent on an international student exchange that got Susan Price, Summer Hill’s Socialist Alliance candidate, interested in politics. That, a relationship and a film. Tall with red hair, Ms Price says her friendships with Chileans while on exchange in the United States in the early…

Saving Racehorses: Reform or Revolution?

Note: I wrote this story before the Melbourne Cup and the tragic death of two horses there yesterday.  I have since tried to talk to the Australian Racing Board about whether they will now talk to animal advocates given this is the second year in a row where horses have died at the race.  They…