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Brisbane Musician Phil Monsour has released Stand With Us, a new single in support of the protests and blockade of the Kangaroo Point Hotel/Prison in Brisbane.

In this song, DOBBY and BARKAA call for immediate action to bring justice to the families of the 438 Indigenous people who died in police custody since the 1991 Royal Commission into Indigenous Deaths In Custody.

Fabrice Luchini and Camille Cottin in The Mystery of Henri Pick

There's a moment in The Mystery of Henri Pick where a charmingly grizzled literary critic, recently made unemployed and dumped by his wife, catches a show on his hotel room television. It's a second where something of the new world penetrates the protective membrane surrounding the 20th century sensibility of this film, writes Tracy Sorenson.

By any estimate, the size of the LGBTQI+ community, in a population such as ours, constitutes a tidy and expanding market: the ongoing struggle for equality won not just social and political, but financial liberty for a community that had, for so long, been pushed back into society's shadowy margins, writes James McVicar.

French World Cup victory celebrations ironically opening Les Miserables, which shows the oppression

Les Misérables was released in France about six months before the Black Lives Matter movement swept the globe. However, it expresses the BLM spirit perfectly, writes Barry Healy.

US-based singer-songwriter David Rovics wrote this song on hearing of the arrest of long-time human rights activist Stephen Langford, who was charged with defacing the Governor Lachlan Macquarie statue in Sydney's Hyde Park.

Erich Fromm, a high-profile member of the Jewish intellectual diaspora in the United States, introduced wide audiences to Marxism even during the 1950s anti-Communist witch-hunts, writes Barry Healy.

Direct Action cover

JD Svenson's Direct Action is a slow-burning novel, which steadily builds suspense to the very last page, writes Niko Leka.

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus recommends six books for understanding the deadliest global health crisis of our time.

 

Meat the Future documentary poster

Agro-ecologist Alan Broughton reviews a new film on lab-produced meat and challenges the claims made by its chief advocate and technology developer.

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