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From killer insects to trash to degrowth, Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books for understanding and changing the world

Thousands marched again against Israel’s genocide in Gaza, in some cities for the 16th week in a row, and after Labor suspended aid to the Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees.

book cover and protest in Egypt

Maree F Roberts reviews Vincent Bevins' book If We Burn: The Mass Protest Decade and the Missing Revolution. which chronicles the 2010's uprisings in Egypt, Brazil, Turkey, Ukraine and elsewhere, and asks why these mass protest movements failed to bring about revolutionary change.

Strong First Nations-Palestinian solidarity was a prominent feature of the 2024 Invasion Day march on Gadigal Country on January 26. Peter Boyle reports.

A tragic inversion of the concept of justice is being exploited in the “conflict” in Gaza, argues Tony Smith.

Tim Gooden

Tim Gooden, retired secretary of the Geelong Trades Hall Council, believes the ACTU and unions can and should exert more public pressure on Labor to take a stand for Palestine. Alex Bainbridge interviewed him.

Invasion Day in Naarm/Melbourne

Huge numbers in many cities at the January 26 Invasion Day rallies demonstrated that the movement for First Nations rights has not been demoralised by the ‘No’ vote in last year's Voice referendum. Alex Bainbridge reports.

Former Coalition Prime Minister Scott Morrison was always the apotheosis of politics’ worst tendencies: shallow form, public service for private interest and, ultimately, the scrap for survival at the expense of the grand vision, writes Binoy Kampmark.

A group of residents has made a symbolic recognition of Gaza as a sister city as part of their solidarity with Palestine. Niko Leka reports.

Book cover, Rodney Syme addresses a protest

Suzanne James reviews Dr Rodney Symes' book, which reveals the societal abandonment of the basic human rights and bodily autonomy of our most vulnerable: dementia sufferers, the aged, the disabled and the terminally ill.

'Ferra spreads terror', January 24 picket at Ferra Engineering

Pro-Palestine activists picketed a Ferra Engineering factory to protest its provision of weapons components to Israel. Alex Bainbridge reports.

pill testing can save lives

New research into drug-related deaths at music festivals found that 64 people died across the country from July 2000 until the end of 2019. Paul Gregoire reports.