Foreign fighter with the ‘Anzac spirit’

Foreign fighter with the ‘Anzac spirit’

It’s hard not to admire Reece Harding, who died in Syria fighting for the Kurdish peshmerga against IS. His sense of social justice, idealism and internationalism led him to take up arms against an organisation he seemingly believed lived up to Tony Abbott’s characterisation as a ‘death cult’.

Free market fundamentalism and the rise of ISIL

Free market fundamentalism and the rise of ISIL

The neoliberal agenda of the countries that led the invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003 has directly contributed to the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), writes Tim Robertson.