Mat Ward looks back at this month's political news and the best new music that related to it.
In his latest work, Simon Hannah sketches out China’s development into “one of the most powerful capitalist and emerging imperialist countries in the world”. Federico Fuentes reviews.
Naomi Klein has gifted us with a book that describes, analyses and reflects the vertigo that so many of us are experiencing today, and proposes a way out of the confusion, writes Bill Nevins.
The International Union of Left Publishers condemned the raid on a left book store in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur by the Ministry of Home Affairs, reports Peoples Dispatch.
The atomic bomb created the conditions of contingent catastrophe, forever placing the world on the precipice of existential doom. But in doing so, it created a philosophy of acceptable cruelty, worthy extinction and legitimate extermination — explored in Christopher Nolan's film, Oppenheimer, writes Binoy Kampmark.
Jenny Fitzgibbon reviews Hannah Gwatkin's climate cabaret, Eco-Worrier, which is on again at Sydney's Fringe Festival in September.
Cabaret performer and "Eco-Worrier" Hannah Gwatkin speaks with Alex Bainbridge about her climate cabaret coming up at the Sydney Fringe.
This poetry and prose anthology book was conceived in the wake of New Mexico's worst natural disaster in written history, writes Bill Nevins.
Chris Slee reviews Liang Hong's 2021 book, China in one Village, which examines the alienation from village life that accompanies China's reliance on rural migrant labour.
The brilliance of Barbie is its confrontation of patriarchy and power, writes Christine Hepsie.
Jonathan Strauss introduces a new collection published by Resistance Books in Australia, featuring the voices of Ukrainian leftists, Russian left anti-war activists and members of the international left who defend Ukraine’s right of national self-determination.
In an interview with Green Left Radio, musician, activist and filmmaker Izzy Brown said there is “power in people and when those people are dancing the cops don't know what to do”, writes Ruth Heymann.