Alex Salmon reviews Catrine Clay's Good Germans, which focuses on six resisters, who risked their lives to oppose the Nazi regime in Germany from 1933-45.
Barry Healy reviews The Furnace — a road trip (by camel) mixed with a western-style shoot-‘em-up centred on stolen gold.
Jim McIlroy reviews Comrades! Lives of Australian Communists, which brings together 100 short biographies of militants from the original Communist Party of Australia (CPA).
The name of Friedrich Engels is invariably invoked in the same breath as that of Karl Marx, writes John Green, but who is aware of Engels’ own contribution to the political philosophy of what we today term ‘Marxism’?
Denied jobs at Wollongong’s steelworks, working-class migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for 14 years. Women of Steel tells their story, writes Kerry Smith.
Reading Joe Sacco is to walk, albeit briefly, in the shoes of those who suffer most from the unjust global balance of power, writes Andrew Chuter.
Mindful of what Deaths of Despair explains, writes Barry Healy, when US President Donald Trump said his healthcare plan was “cheaper drugs”, it was clear he was promising his base cheaper opioid addiction.
Mira Hamermesh was only 15 when she defied her Jewish parents in Nazi-Occupied Poland and fled for her life. That she survived is a wonder, and her dramatic account is engrossing and terrifying, writes Barry Healy.
As the fucked-up doom of the US election looms, Mat Ward looks back at October's political news and the best new music that related to it.
Kiss the Ground is well worth viewing for those who want a better understanding of what regenerative agriculture looks like, but not of how to achieve it, writes Alan Broughton.
The Trial of the Chicago Seven retells the story of the 1969 show trial of seven high-profile activists, while stripping away much of the period's radicalism in the process, writes Alex Salmon.
Karl Marx drew on horror, gothic and fantasy literature throughout his mature works, evoking the power, wonder and terror of capital through supernatural allusions writes Aleks Wansbrough.
Neville Spencer reviews John Bellamy Foster's The Return of Nature, which examines the ecological thought of those who came after Karl Marx and were influenced by his philosophy, politics and ecology.
Alex Salmon reviews a new edition of Stephen J Pyne's book, which examines the history of fire and humanity’s attempts to shape and use it.
Chris Slee takes a look at a new book that explores the huge environmental cost of China's rapid economic growth over the past 40 years.
The Global Ecosocialist Network, in conjunction with System Change Not Climate Change will be hosting a conversation with authors Mike Davis and Rob Wallace.