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Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books on unequal epidemics, biotech in Africa, capitalist greed, climate history, fracking and corporate crime.

Palestine’s soccer team was no match for the Socceroos, but there was plenty of support for the team affectionately known as “The Warriors” (Al Fida’i). Alex Salmon reports.

book cover, background drawing of massacre by Native Police

Peter Boyle reviews David Marr's Killing for Country: A Family History, a chronicle of his forebears who were deployed from 1849 to the 1920s to carry out systematic massacres of First Nations peoples in the frontier wars in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Skid Row Radio graphic

Sydney’s Radio Skid Row is a grassroots, community-driven radio station that has been a vital voice for marginalised communities since its establishment on Gadigal country in 1983, writes Manu Monteiro. The station has just kicked off its annual supporter drive.

Around 100 people attended the sold-out Brisbane premiere of the lively new climate action documentary Walanbaa Ngiiyani/Stronger Together, on May 25, reports Jim McIlroy.

Protest albums from May 2024

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

3CR Radiothon promotional artwork by Aretha Brown

Melbourne's community radio station 3CR has firm roots in the solidarity movements, writes Rachel Kirby. It relies on listener support and is about to kick off its 2024 Radiothon.

cat with Palestinian flag

Khaled Ghannam tells his story, inspired by events in eastern Rafah last week, when 25 families followed a street cat to safety during an Israeli bombing attack.

book cover and historical pic of Berlin Wall

The German Democratic Republic (GDR) is often painted as a “walled-in, Russian-controlled Stasi land”. However British-German Historian Katja Hoyer's 2023 book Beyond the Wall: East Germany 1949-1990 presents a more interesting and contradictory picture of a state where socialist solidarity, secret police, central planning and barbed wire co-existed, writes Alex Salmon.

Cover image of Voice of Palestine

Pro-Palestinian solidarity activists in Australia have long been spreading information about the tragedy of the Palestinian people and the legitimacy of their revolution to Australian society, writes Khaled Ghannam. One example is the Arabic language publication Sawt Falastine (Voice of Palestine), first published in 1974.

scene from the play

Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter review Asylum, a hard-hitting play about the intersection of the refugee crisis and the severe problems facing families in a period of social tension, which just finised its season at the Hellenic Theatre in Sydney's inner west.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents eight recent books for people who want to change the world.