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Ratbags, Peaceniks and Agents of Change. Resistance radio that explores the movements that made us, drawing from the activist archives through to voices of resistance today. We take you under the hood to see how collectives and campaigns are formed, mobilise people, work cooperatively to transform systems of oppression and are sustained over time.

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Ratbags, Peaceniks and Agents of Change. Resistance radio that explores the movements that made us, drawing from the activist archives through to voices of resistance today. We take you under the hood to see how collectives and campaigns are formed, mobilise people, work cooperatively to transform systems of oppression and are sustained over time.

    Back from hospital

    Back from hospital

    Five million people amidst a war zone are creating a new society based on principles that are dear to the hearts of many radicals in Australia. Welcome to Posts from AANES: the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). Over the next ten weeks we have a series of interviews with members of a Civil Diplomacy Centre based in the city of Qamislo. This is an insight into how they are organising their society, how they are making decisions and how they are defending their country from aggression from some of the most powerful military empires on the planet. We’re confident you’ll find this series exceptionally interesting but, more importantly, it’s the type of news we need today in order to ensure that here in Australia we continue to act up to create that new society based on egalitarian principles.On the penultimate episode of the series, we are rejoined by Heval Tekosin and Heval Ferhat after Tekosin's recent stint in hospital, of which he speaks very highly, prompting us into a discussion of the healthcare differences between AANES and the UK. We also refresh our understanding of the Hevals and the key role they play in the region. We hope you have enjoyed the series and it has given some hope and inspiration in seeing an example of direct democracy in the world today. If you have any suggestions for future topics of conversation in future series, send an email to producer Kelly Whitworth (radicalaustralia3cr@gmail.com)Hosted by Anarchist World This Week, Radical Australia and Talkback With Attitude host Joseph ToscanoProduced by Anarchist World This Week and Radical Australia producer Kelly WhitworthTitle tracks: 'Heyran Jaro' and 'Evare' by Awaze Ciya

    The nuts and bolts of a civil society: Episode Nine

    The nuts and bolts of a civil society: Episode Nine

    Five million people amidst a war zone are creating a new society based on principles that are dear to the hearts of many radicals in Australia. Welcome to Posts from AANES: the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). Over the next ten weeks we have a series of interviews with members of a Civil Diplomacy Centre based in the city of Qamislo. This is an insight into how they are organising their society, how they are making decisions and how they are defending their country from aggression from some of the most powerful military empires on the planet. We’re confident you’ll find this series exceptionally interesting but, more importantly, it’s the type of news we need today in order to ensure that here in Australia we continue to act up to create that new society based on egalitarian principles.On this week's episode, we discuss with Heval Tekosin the nuts and bolts of everyday life in NES, a society based on participation and friendship. How do neighbours resolve issues with each other? What is the role of the police force? How do you administer the budget for roads and electricity? We also get further insights into the women's movement and how they are educating their peers in line with the revolution's philosophical underpinnings. We hope you enjoy the episode. Hosted by Anarchist World This Week, Radical Australia and Talkback With Attitude host Joseph ToscanoProduced by Anarchist World This Week and Radical Australia producer Kelly WhitworthTitle tracks: 'Heyran Jaro' and 'Evare' by Awaze Ciya

    Life in a revolution - Episode Eight

    Life in a revolution - Episode Eight

    Five million people amidst a war zone are creating a new society based on principles that are dear to the hearts of many radicals in Australia. Welcome to Posts from AANES: the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). Over the next ten weeks we have a series of interviews with members of a Civil Diplomacy Centre based in the city of Qamislo. This is an insight into how they are organising their society, how they are making decisions and how they are defending their country from aggression from some of the most powerful military empires on the planet. We’re confident you’ll find this series exceptionally interesting but, more importantly, it’s the type of news we need today in order to ensure that here in Australia we continue to act up to create that new society based on egalitarian principles.In episode eight of Posts from AANES.., Heval Tekosin gives us an insight into what it is like to be a foreigner living in a revolution. In a non-productivist, heterogenous society, how is infrastructure managed and what are the roles of municipal offices? How do people access healthcare? Within the many Kurdish dialects spoken in the region, language is fluid and there are no definite meanings to concepts. People are making meaning on a day-to-day basis and turn to each other for the meaning of things. Fascinating stuff. We hope you enjoy the episode.Hosted by Anarchist World This Week, Radical Australia and Talkback With Attitude host Joseph ToscanoProduced by Anarchist World This Week and Radical Australia producer Kelly WhitworthTitle tracks: 'Heyran Jaro' and 'Evare' by Awaze Ciya

    'People don't consume or produce here' - cultural responses to climate change: Episode Seven

    'People don't consume or produce here' - cultural responses to climate change: Episode Seven

    Five million people amidst a war zone are creating a new society based on principles that are dear to the hearts of many radicals in Australia. Welcome to Posts from AANES: the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). Over the next ten weeks we have a series of interviews with members of a Civil Diplomacy Centre based in the city of Qamislo. This is an insight into how they are organising their society, how they are making decisions and how they are defending their country from aggression from some of the most powerful military empires on the planet. We’re confident you’ll find this series exceptionally interesting but, more importantly, it’s the type of news we need today in order to ensure that here in Australia we continue to act up to create that new society based on egalitarian principles.In episode seven we are joined by Heval Tekosin and Heval Ferhat from the Civil Diplomacy Centre in Qamislo who begin by telling another tragic story about having lost another community member to a drone attack the night before. How frequent are these kind of attacks? What are Turkey's strategic moves in this region? We also delve into the ideas of the people in the region in regards to the global climate emergency. What are the people's attitudes towards behavioural changes to climate change in a place where there is little to no capitalistic consumption as we know it? What are the effects of climate change in this autonomous zone and what are the ongoing environmental challenges imposed by surrounding nation-states? To what degree can NGOs work in this zone? What are attitudes toward long-term future prosopects in a place where the future is so unstable? How does this interplay with the happiness of the people in this region? We thank Hevan Tekosin and Heval Ferhat for a stimulating discussion and hope you enjoy the episode. Presented by Anarchist World this Week, Radical Australia and Talkback With Attitude host, Joseph ToscanoProduced by City Limits producer, Karina Aedo Title tracks Heyran Jaro and Evare by Awaze Ciya 

    'The revolution is a fuzzy bubble' - work in a post-scarcity society: Episode Six

    'The revolution is a fuzzy bubble' - work in a post-scarcity society: Episode Six

    Five million people amidst a war zone are creating a new society based on principles that are dear to the hearts of many radicals in Australia. Welcome to Posts from AANES: the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). Over the next ten weeks we have a series of interviews with members of a Civil Diplomacy Centre based in the city of Qamislo. This is an insight into how they are organising their society, how they are making decisions and how they are defending their country from aggression from some of the most powerful military empires on the planet. We’re confident you’ll find this series exceptionally interesting but, more importantly, it’s the type of news we need today in order to ensure that here in Australia we continue to act up to create that new society based on egalitarian principles.Joseph Toscano resumes the conversation with Heval Tekosin. Last week we ended with a discussion of what underpins the idea of refugees in this region as not "burdensome", as in productivist and consumerist Australia. So, what does "working life" look like in a place where maximising GDP is not a core value? With no job descriptions or work contracts, is a worker more able to practise their moral and philosophical ideas? Are there associations that attempt to maintain a skill level in work, especially when law is regarded as a “useful guide” to things? What does the heterogeneous model look like when there are no objective laws? What does it mean to be "inside the revolution" and how does it relate to subject-object thinking? Does philanthropy mean the same in a place where reciprocity simply isn't tallied and counted as we experience it in Australia? How does the autonomous region deal with the free market outside the fuzzy bubble of the revolution? Is there room for self-sufficiency in the region? We thank our guest Heval Tekosin and hope listeners enjoy this episode.Presented by Anarchist World this Week, Radical Australia, and Talkback With Attitude host, Joseph Toscano.Produced by City Limits producer Karina AedoTitle tracks Heyran Jaro and Evare by Awaze Ciya

    Attitudes toward expertise - knowledge and power: Episode Five

    Attitudes toward expertise - knowledge and power: Episode Five

    Five million people amidst a war zone are creating a new society based on principles that are dear to the hearts of many radicals in Australia. Welcome to Posts from AANES: the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). Over the next ten weeks we have a series of interviews with members of a Civil Diplomacy Centre based in the city of Qamislo. This is an insight into how they are organising their society, how they are making decisions and how they are defending their country from aggression from some of the most powerful military empires on the planet. We’re confident you’ll find this series exceptionally interesting but, more importantly, it’s the type of news we need today in order to ensure that here in Australia we continue to act up to create that new society based on egalitarian principles.In Episode Five of the series, we resume our conversation with Heval Tekosin, our guide into the world of NES, a society based on cultivating friendship and the science of woman. Using anecdotal information surrounding recent protests, how do we tease apart the ideas of various different groups within this small area? What occurs when a group is trying to prevent pluralism from happening in a society like this? Is there a nonviolent mechanism by which we can modify authoritarian behaviour? How are the concepts of useful knowledge vs. the exercise of power uncoupled under the umbrella of philosophical and political "expertise"? How has Rojava's history influenced general attitudes towards this? Is there a form of protection against the push for physical and ideological starvation by neighbouring nation-states? What is the attitude of the people toward refugees in this non-productivist, post-scarcity society and why? How does this compare to attitudes in Australia and other countries? We hope you enjoy the episode. Visit https://rojavainformationcenter.com/ for reporting by an independent group of foreign and local groups.  Presented by Anarchist World this Week, Radical Australia, and Talkback With Attitude host, Joseph Toscano. Produced by City Limits producer Karina Aedo Title tracks Heyran Jaro and Evare by Awaze Ciya

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