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Political albums from October 2020

As the fucked-up doom of the US election looms, Mat Ward looks back at October's political news and the best new music that related to it. 

Kiss the Ground is well worth viewing for those who want a better understanding of what regenerative agriculture looks like, but not of how to achieve it, writes Alan Broughton.

The Trial of the Chicago Seven retells the story of the 1969 show trial of seven high-profile activists, while stripping away much of the period's radicalism in the process, writes Alex Salmon.

Karl Marx drew on horror, gothic and fantasy literature throughout his mature works, evoking the power, wonder and terror of capital through supernatural allusions writes Aleks Wansbrough.

Neville Spencer reviews John Bellamy Foster's The Return of Nature, which examines the ecological thought of those who came after Karl Marx and were influenced by his philosophy, politics and ecology.

Alex Salmon reviews a new edition of Stephen J Pyne's book, which examines the history of fire and humanity’s attempts to shape and use it.

Chris Slee takes a look at a new book that explores the huge environmental cost of China's rapid economic growth over the past 40 years.

The Global Ecosocialist Network, in conjunction with System Change Not Climate Change will be hosting a conversation with authors Mike Davis and Rob Wallace.

Simon Butler reviews an important new book that argues gradual reforms can’t resolve the crises humanity faces today.

Message from the Future II: The Years of Repair is an animated short film that dares to dream of a future in which 2020 is a historic turning point, writes Susan Price.

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