• The co-operative movement in Rojava (the democratic, autonomous region in the north of Syria) and Bakur (the mostly-Kurdish region which lies within Turkey’s borders) is growing. Here, co-operatives are seen as an integral part of...

  • Ownership in a warzone is complicated idea. This is especially true in northern Syria, where internal conflict has escalated to mass movement of people, border disputes and international military involvement. But the Rojava region, on the...

  • As well as looking at the UK’s co-operative movement, the January 2016 Ways Forward conference in Manchester broadened its scope to the Middle East. An afternoon workshop chaired by journalist and Kurdistan correspondent John Hunt,...

  • After a 10-hour vote in the House of Commons on a Wednesday, MPs voted on whether the UK should join US-led coalition air strikes against so-called Islamic State militants in Syria. The motion was passed...