Here's a look back at February's political news and the best new music that related to it. You can also listen to a podcast of this column, including all the music, here.
Climate Leviathan warns that a worldwide imperial state is on the agenda, but provides no credible arguments or evidence, writes Simon Butler.
Hans Baer reviews a new book by Michael E Mann, a world-renowned climate scientist, the principal inventor of the hockey stick hypothesis and a central figure in the “Climategate” affair,
Barry Healy reviews 2067, a thriller set in an unnamed Australian city, racked by climate change and where oxygen must be bought from a huge corporation.
In Less is More, Jason Hickel has written a readable book that seeks to promote hope rather than doom in the era of the Anthropocene or, more appropriately, the Capitolocene, writes Hans Baer.
Barry Healy reviews One Night in Miami, which tells a story of boxing champion Muhammad Ali's 1964 meeting with Malcolm X, soul singer Sam Cooke and footballer Jim Brown.
David Robie reviews Australian journalist John Martinkus's new book about the Trans-Papua Highway, which is bringing military occupation, exploitation, environmental destruction and colonisation to West Papua.
Barry Healy talks to the creator of Truth to Power Café, a theatrical experience where audience members are invited to respond to the question: “Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?”
Jim McIlroy and Laurie MacSween review a new documentary on Australia's frontline environmental activists.
Graham Drew reviews Vijay Prashad's new book outlining the hegemonic actions of the United States in the modern era.