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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.

This selection focuses on viruses and health care, capitalism’s failure to protect human health, and radical alternatives.

Meat the Future documentary poster

Agro-ecologist Alan Broughton reviews a new film on lab-produced meat screening at Melbourne's Documentary Film Festival, and challenges the claims made by its chief advocate and technology developer.

Guillaume de Tonquédec as egg farmer Raymond in Roxane

In the beautiful countryside of Brittany, northern France, taciturn organic egg farmer Raymond (Guillaume de Tonquédec) keeps his hens laying by performing sections of a French classic play, writes Barry Healy.

Under the guise of “escaping Communism”, the United States encouraged Cuban parents to send their children to the US. Deb Shnookal has done a great service in minutely researching this escapade in both Cuba and the US, using official documents and personal memories, writes Barry Healy.

Political album sleeves June 2020

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

As the global climate emergency intensifies, this political ecological critique of the motor vehicle is timely and powerful, writes Andrew Chuter.

Filmmaker Zebedee Parkes sits down with Markela Panegyres, a visual artist, to discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the arts community. 

Carlo Sands tries to understand what is going on in the US (and Australia).

Unfree Speech is a journey of a young activist that challenges the common stereotype of modern-day youth being incompetent and apathetic, instead presenting a stark contrast of youth interested in and concerned about their futures, write Alex Salmon and Mark Tan.

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