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Black Swan State Theatre Company's modern interpretation of The Tempest showcases how it remains courageous in searching out new frontiers in theatre, writes Barry Healy.

Usually a vaccine takes 5–10 years from conception to production and injection into people’s arms. Vaxxers, writes Coral Wynter, describes how a safe vaccine against COVID-19 was produced in only 10 months.

Suzanne James reviews a new book on the security implications of climate change and the sociopolitical, cultural and scientific factors that influence the black-ops diplomacy of foreign policy.

Fighting Union Busters book cover

Alex Salmon reviews an inspiring memoir of the fight against union busting inside a North Carolina carpet mill.

The Snowy Mountains is home to the headwaters of the Snowy, Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers. A new film shows how the delicate alpine ecosystem that supports these vital water sources is being trampled, writes Jim McIlroy.

Ecosocialist bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents five new books for reds and greens.

Chris Slee reviews Red Roulette, which gives an insight into the corruption that accompanied the process of capitalist restoration in China.

In a new book, Stan Cox dismisses the anti-science and racism of climate denialists, strips bare the insincerity of the Biden administration, and uncovers the lurking dangers of energy denial, writes Don Fitz.

Italian historian Marcello Musto's stimulating account of Karl Marx's last decade shows he did not fade as he aged, but engaged with developing his theories, reviewed by Barry Healy.

Left-wing columnist Jeff Sparrow's new book dissects the origins of the climate crisis, arguing that ordinary people are not to blame, but are the source of the solution, writes Barry Healy.

Barry Healy reviews a new film on the life of Eleanor Marx, the fourth daughter of Jenny and Karl Marx, and a lifelong socialist writer, translator and organiser.

Learn about Sydney's history of feminist organising at this upcoming event on November 7.

 

Protest albums October 2021

Mat Ward looks back at October's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Brigadistas during the Spanish Civil War in 1937.

Alex Salmon reviews a recent book about the International Brigades that helped combat the Fascists during the Spanish Civil War.

What to watch on Halloween is certainly not the most pressing question for those interested in more substantial redistributions than popcorn and candy, writes Aleks Wansbrough. But there’s good reason for the left to be interested in horror films.

Early photo of Maurice and Nick Broomfield, both holding cameras.

Progressive British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield has produced a beautiful film chronicling the life, times and work of his father, industrial photographer Maurice Broomfield, reviewed by Barry Healy.

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