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Anand Gopal's No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War through Afghan Eyes, published seven years before the Taliban took control of Kabul for a second time in 2021, helps explain their victory, writes Chris Slee. 

Miss Marx, a feminist reading of the life of Karl Marx’s youngest daughter, Eleanor Marx, is set to open in Australian cinemas on March 3, writes Barry Healy.

Scottish Socialist Green New Deal

Alex Miller reviews a new booklet from the Scottish Socialist Party that makes the case for a socialist green new deal. 

Girl wearing a mask

Time of Pandemics didn’t start out as a film about COVID-19, but only months into the project, the global pandemic began, writes Susan Price.

Silent Earth book cover

Silent Earth describes the crisis of declining insect populations, but Ben Courtice writes that it falls short on the solutions required to turn this around.

 Best political albums of January 2022

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

Australia-US defence alliance

The average Australian has been enveloped by the inevitability of the US alliance as if it were a natural result of our history and “shared” values, writes Roger Davies.

Book covers

Andrew Chuter reviews two books by Peter Norton that trace the rise and rise of the private car.

Kanak labourers in a Qld sugarcane plantation. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Alex Salmon reviews a new book by historian and author Graham Seal that documents how the British government shipped more than 376,000 men, women and children across the oceans to provide slave labour in its colonies.

Ecosocialist bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books for red-greens and green-reds to start the new year.

Sydney Festival artists support BDS campaign

There has been an overwhelming response by artists to the call to boycott the Sydney Festival over its partnership with apartheid Israel, writes Vivienne Porzsolt.

China, the USA and Capitalism's Last Crusade book cover

Author William Briggs characterises the intensifying conflict between the United States and China as a rivalry between two capitalist powers, one growing in strength, the other long dominant but now declining, writes Chris Slee.

Ai Weiwei pictured with the cover of his memoir. Ai Weiwei image: Alfred Weidinger/Flickr CC by 2.0

Barry Healy reviews exiled Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's recent memoir.

Maree Roberts book cover

Mary Merkenich reviews Maree Roberts’ entertaining novel about Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky’s sister Olga Kameneva.

Uncle Bill Allen Junior, a descendant of Wiradyuri warrior leader Windradyne

Tracy Sorensen reviews the latest work by award-winning author Stephen Gapps, which recounts the furious and bloody war that began with the occupation of Wiradyuri lands.

The Last Duel film

Isaac Nellist reviews Ridley Scott's medieval epic detailing the last judiciary trial by combat in 14th century France.

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