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Happening still shot

Happening shows the importance of legal abortion through the experience of a young woman forced into backyard abortion in early 1960s France. Barry Healy reviews.

What Goes Unsaid

Mexican novelist Emiliano Monge exposes the spiritual vacuum at the heart of machismo and the bleakness of Mexican patriarchal politics. Barry Healy reviews.

A scene from Blood on the Wattle

Writer/director Geoff Sykes has done a great job of re-imagining Australian rural political conflict into a modern setting with his new play, write Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter.

The Inner West Disability Pride Fest returns to Newtown, reports Kerry Smith.

10 new political albums that will make you think twice

Do you think there's no good protest music these days? Mat Ward says it's always been out there - it's just a bit difficult to find

Helchild as Dolly and Clive Parmajana

Comic impersonator, poet and activist, Helchild, is back with another riotous show at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, writes Darren Saffin.

Kyiv Day 31 - Photo by Yevgenia Belorusets

Ukrainian writer, journalist, artist and photographer Yevgenia Belorusets has been documenting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine from inside Kyiv since February 24, reports Susan Price.

Deadly Sports Heroes exhibition launch

Well-known Indigenous photojournalist Barbara McGrady's Deadly Sports Heroes photo exhibition was launched in Glebe on March 26, reports Jim McIlroy.

The Party by Stuart Macintyre

The Party is a detailed and lively account of the history of the CPA from its heyday in the early 1940s, to 1970 and its later Euro-Communist period, writes Jim McIlroy.

Disenfranchised book cover

Chris Slee reviews a recent book exploring the rise and fall of workers' power in China.

1956 USSR Spartakiade comemorative stamp cr Wikipedia

In 1921, an international association was founded to unify workers' sports and gymnastics organisations into support centers for class struggle, writes John Riddell.

Cockatoo Island strike

Green Left hosted its inaugural radical guided tour of Sydney's inner-city port suburbs of Balmain and Leichhardt on March 20, reports Rachel Evans.

A son haunted by his relationship with his dead father in Meyne Wyatt's City of Gold Image credit Da

Talented actor Meyne Wyatt hammers at the racism of his home town, Kalgoorlie, and opens up on other areas of racism in his hard-hitting play, City of Gold, writes Barry Healy.

Australian landscape with kangaroo

A poem for the times by John Monfries - with apologies to Dorothea Mackellar.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf March

Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents five new books for reds and greens.

The Sisters Mao

Irish author Gavin McCrae has made a career of writing novels about Communist women. In The Sisters Mao, he weaves together disparate characters, but can't illuminate why Maoism makes any sense to them, writes Barry Healy.

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