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.
Mexican novelist Emiliano Monge exposes the spiritual vacuum at the heart of machismo and the bleakness of Mexican patriarchal politics. Barry Healy reviews.
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.
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
Comic impersonator, poet and activist, Helchild, is back with another riotous show at the 2022 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, writes Darren Saffin.
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.
Well-known Indigenous photojournalist Barbara McGrady's Deadly Sports Heroes photo exhibition was launched in Glebe on March 26, reports Jim McIlroy.
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.
Chris Slee reviews a recent book exploring the rise and fall of workers' power in China.
In 1921, an international association was founded to unify workers' sports and gymnastics organisations into support centers for class struggle, writes John Riddell.
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.
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.
A poem for the times by John Monfries - with apologies to Dorothea Mackellar.
Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents five new books for reds and greens.
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.