Culture

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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.

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Combining the distilled wisdom of socialist writer Jeff Sparrow and the graphic ingenuity of comic artist Sam Wallman, 12 Rules for Strife is a handbook for changing everything, writes Andrew Chuter.

Protest albums from April 2024

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

Boat with refugees

British socialist Dave Kellaway reviews Matteo Garrone’s latest film, Io Capitano (Me Captain), which follows the agonising odyssey of a teenage Senegalese migrant from his home thousands of miles away to the shores of Sicily.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven important new books on slavery, capitalism, rebellion and ecological revolution.

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AFL legend Nicky Winmar, in collaboration with St Kilda supporter Mathew Hardy, author of the 2004 memoir Saturday Afternoon Fever, describes the racism that Indigenous and other non-white people face both on and off the field in his autobiography My story: From bush kid to AFL legend. Alex Salmon reviews.

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The Art of Banksy: Without Limits is a wild ride into the anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist artistic world of Banksy — the British creator who put progressive politics into street art internationally. Jim McIlroy reviews.

book cover, loaf of processed bread

Coral Wynter reviews Ultra-Processed People, by Chris van Tulleken, which looks at the industrialised chemicals and processed components that make up the ultra-processed food we buy in supermarkets.

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Alex Salmon reviews Janey Stone and Donny Gluckstein’s new book, The Radical Jewish Tradition: Revolutionaries, resistance and firebrands, which uncovers the hidden history of Jewish radicalism and solidarity between Jewish and non-Jewish communities.

Protest albums from March 2024

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

Book covers

Four years on from the outbreak of COVID-19, Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus introduces new reads for reds and greens, including four important new books on capitalism and the pandemic.