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Ecosocialist bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books for red-greens and green-reds to start the new year.

Sydney Festival artists support BDS campaign

There has been an overwhelming response by artists to the call to boycott the Sydney Festival over its partnership with apartheid Israel, writes Vivienne Porzsolt.

China, the USA and Capitalism's Last Crusade book cover

Author William Briggs characterises the intensifying conflict between the United States and China as a rivalry between two capitalist powers, one growing in strength, the other long dominant but now declining, writes Chris Slee.

Ai Weiwei pictured with the cover of his memoir. Ai Weiwei image: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr CC by 2.0

Barry Healy reviews exiled Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's recent memoir.

Maree Roberts book cover

Mary Merkenich reviews Maree Roberts’ entertaining novel about Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky’s sister Olga Kameneva.

Uncle Bill Allen Junior, a descendant of Wiradyuri warrior leader Windradyne

Tracy Sorensen reviews the latest work by award-winning author Stephen Gapps, which recounts the furious and bloody war that began with the occupation of Wiradyuri lands.

The Last Duel film

Isaac Nellist reviews Ridley Scott's medieval epic detailing the last judiciary trial by combat in 14th century France.

Dune film 2021

With $US165 million of production costs on the big screen you would expect Dune to be impressive and it does not let you down, writes Barry Healy.

Famed Hollywood director Oliver Stone returns to the question of the Kennedy assassination in his new, four-hour long documentary, which draws upon new evidence, writes Barry Healy.

Protest albums from November 2021

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

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.

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