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Protest albums from June 2022

Mat Ward looks back at June's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Bolivia solidarity protest in Sydney on November 17.

Stephen Coates reviews Fue Golpe, which chronicles the coup that unfolded in Bolivia in November 2019 against the country’s elected president Evo Morales and the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) government.

Barry Healy reviews Shadow, a new film by Geelong's Back to Back theatre company, which humorously and creatively explodes conventional assumptions about people with disabilities.

Top Gun Maverick 2022

The link between the entertainment industry and the military industrial complex has never been more evident than in the promotion of the latest offering in the Top Gun franchise, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Mama film by Xun Sero

Tamara Pearson spoke to Xun Sero, a filmmaker from Mexico’s southern Chiapas state on the release of his new film, Mamá, which premiered in Mexico this month.

Derek Wall reviews Leigh Bloomfield's new documentary, a fly-on-the-wall, reality TV-style narrative of the April 2019 Extinction Rebellion uprising that shut down much of central London.

Football

The FIFA World Cup, due to begin in Qatar in November, will be stained by one of the highest casualty rates amongst workers in the competition’s history, reports Binoy Kampmark.

The Barber Who Read History

When a young socialist activist asked Peter Boyle for some suggested reading on Australian labour history it led him to Rowan Cahill and Terry Irving's latest book.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf June

Climate & Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books on science, medicine and socialism.

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Meltdown: Three Mile Island shows just how close the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant came to being a calamity on the scale of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, writes Alex Salmon.

Indelible City, writes Alex Salmon, looks at the struggles of the people of Hong Kong to maintain their city’s identity while caught between British colonialism and Stalinist China.

Jim McIlroy reviews The Catastrophe of Ukrainian Capitalism, which tackles the reality of modern Ukraine, providing essential background to the political and economic state of the country in the lead up to Russia’s invasion.

Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh, Britain’s most secure and infamous prisons, and crushed by judicial procedure. But, as Ithaka shows, in his supporters, he has some vestigial reminders of a life outside, writes Binoy Kampmark.

“Keep Community Strong” has been chosen as the theme for 3CR’s annual fundraising Radiothon. Throughout June, 3CR is are asking listeners and supporters to make a donation, writes Rachel Kirby.

Denis Rogatyuk reviews Latin American Extractivism, a compilation of articles analysing the political economy of resource nationalism and policies of natural resource extraction by left-wing and right-wing governments in the region.

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