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Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

Ben Radford reviews Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Caryl Churchill’s 1976 play co-directed by Hannah Goodwin and Helpmann Award-winning Eamon Flack.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf May

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

Bill Onus

Barry Healy previews a new documentary celebrating the life of Bill Onus, Australia’s first Indigenous filmmaker and a little-known but significant cultural and political figure.

Artworks

An art auction will help raise funds for Socialist Alliance candidate Pat O'Shane, reports Jonathan Strauss.

Mohammed Bin Salman and Greg Norman

The rebranding of Saudi Arabia's blood-stained image using sports has been spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, palace coup plotter and figure behind the butchering of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Failures of Command book cover

Alex Salmon reviews Failures of Command, a book about a family's search for truth about their son's death just two months after his deployment to Afghanistan in 2012.

Kurdish and Arabic words

A teacher in Turkey’s southern province of Mersin, was issued a fine for communicating in Kurdish and Arabic with his students, reports Medya News.

Kurdish letters w, x and q

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that the refusal by a public office to register a baby with the name “Ciwan” — which contains the Kurdish letter “W” — was constitutional, reports Medya News.

Australian landscape

Progressive filmmaker, Damon Gameau spoke with Green Left about his new film, a response to the devastating 2019–20 bushfires.

Protest albums from April 2022

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

Film director Diana Paez

Pedro Alvarez reviews Nuestras Voces, a new documentary film about Spanish-speaking migrants who arrived in Victoria in the 1960s and 70s.

Protester holds a picture of Jimmy Savile and Margaret Thatcher

Netflix documentary Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story attempts to explain how TV celebrity Jimmy Savile's ties to the British ruling class enabled him to get away with sexual abuse for decades, writes Alex Salmon.

'Addressing Unfinished Business' film by Amanda King

A successful Dare to Struggle Film Festival (DTSFF) was held in Sydney on April 22‒23, featuring more than 50 films on a variety of campaigns, reports Jim McIlroy.

Call to Peace

Melbourne-based visual artist Nina Sanadze launched her thought-provoking installation Call to Peace on March 27, reports Mayura Ashok.

Maixabel film

The Basque liberation movement, ETA, waged war on the Spanish state for about 60 years. Maixabel is obligatory viewing to understanding the emotional and spiritual impact of armed struggle, writes Barry Healy.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf April

Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents six new books for activists.

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