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Ssangyong workers strike, inset Lee Jung-jae

Alex Salmon reviews Squid Game, a dystopian tale set in Asia's economic "miracle".

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Bosses claim the modern, flexible workplace is a wonderland of freedom and self-expression, but a new book reveals what it is really like for workers, writes Barry Healy.

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At 21, Jaivet Ealom fled persecution in Myanmar, finding himself on a small boat with 100 other men, women and children destined for Darwin, writes Janet Parker.

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books for understanding and changing the world.

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Lars Eidinger in Persian Lessons

Barry Healy reviews a new film about a Belgian Jew who survives the Holocaust by pretending to be Persian.

Barry Healy reviews a darkly comedic, yet deeply insightful study of the complex nuances of masculinity.

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Mat Ward takes a look back at September's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Blake returns to a washed out Earth to see if life can reproduce there

Barry Healy reviews The Colony, where devastation has overtaken Earth and the rich have evacuated the planet.

David McComb rose to fame leading the Triffids and went on to found the Blackeyed Susans. Barry Healy introduces a new retrospective film on his life and work.

In post-9/11 Afghanistan, music and cricket became an escape from the twin violence of United States occupation and Taliban terrorism. Farooq Sulehria reports that with the return of the Taliban these cultural activities are now under attack.

Renfrey Clarke expresses the plight of the working class first-home buyer.

Deniz Agraz spoke to Christian “Bong” Ramilo, a Filipino-Australian musician and community arts worker based in Darwin, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts sector.

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Ian Angus introduces six new books for your ‘must read soon’ list.

Hans Baer reviews a new book by former Greens senator Scott Ludlam.

Ross Davidson presents two new free publications that provide some essential background to the Cuban Revolution and Washington’s implacable hostility to it.

Clayne Crawford, Sepideh Moafi and Chris Coy in the bleak but stunning The Killing of Two Lovers

Barry Healy reviews an intense and stunning thriller written and directed by Robert Machoian, set in the Utah mountains.

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