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Chris Bambery pays tribute to author and class fighter, Mike Davis.

Soccer stadium

The kicking of the first ball in Qatar will induce a collective sporting amnesia for which the Socceroos will be complicit, argues Binoy Kampmark.

Protest albums from October 2022

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

Barry Healy reviews an inspiring new history of the 1960's New York Puerto Rican radicals, the Young Lords, who challenged those in power to attend to people's suffering in East Harlem.

Still from 'My Imaginary Country' by Patricio Guzman

Artist and playwright Jepke Goudsmit presents her impressions of Patricio Guzman's new documentary on Chile's second revolution.

Renowned Māori militant, Tame Iti, playing himself in the hard-hitting film Muru

Derived from a police assault on the the Rūātoki valley Tūhoe hapū community in 2007, Muru is a powerful response that has shaken Aotearoa New Zealand. The film's writer/director, Tearepa Kahi and lead figure, Tame Iti explained the significance to Barry Healy.

Oil Black Swan Theatre

The forthcoming Black Swan Theatre Company production of Oil asks the question: "How do we manage our finite resources? Is there any resource more infinite than love?" Barry Healy reports.

What do sunflowers, Van Gogh's Sunflowers, soup and protest have to do with each other? Hungarian cultural specialist Anita Zsurzsán discusses capitalism, climate crisis and "art washing".

 

Soldier

Cloaked in mesmerising cinematography and flashy special effects, the American production company Marvel has been instrumental in promoting militarism, writes Jessica Buxbaum.

Rachel Perkins

Rachel Perkins' new series, The Australian Wars, is a powerful history of colonial wars of occupation against First Nations peoples, writes Andrew Chuter.

Andrea Gibbs, AFL Umpire Dean Margetts, former West Coast Eagles player Rowen Powell, Youth Olympics

Perth's Black Swan Theatre Company has raised the profile of sport-related concussion in a new play, Barracking for the Umpire and by organising a public forum on the subject. Barry Healy reports.

Quant film

Quant is a new documentary examining the impact of fashion designer Mary Quant, whose style became synonymous with "swinging ’60s" London. Barry Healy reviews.

Fadia's Tree (2022)

Showcasing a diverse and innovative selection of Palestinian films from around the world, the Palestine Film Festival is a cinematic journey of creative, thought-provoking storytelling, reports Kerry Smith.

Purple Color of Kurdish Politics

A new book edited by jailed former co-mayor of Diyarbakır, Gültan Kışanak, is set to teach the world a lesson about Kurdish women’s determination and resolve, reports Medya News.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf

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

 

The new documentary, Under Cover, allows older, homeless women to speak for themselves

More than 400,000 Australian women over the age of 55 are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. A new documentary film allows some of them to speak for themselves. Barry Healy reviews.

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