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Here are the best new albums that related to this month's politics. (There are actually far more than 10 - count them). What albums would you suggest? Comment on TwitterFacebook, or email. This column is taking a break and will return at the end of January.

For the final chapter in his book, Real Talk: Aboriginal Rappers Talk About Their Music And Country, Green Left Weekly's Mat Ward drives two hours south of Sydney to talk to Dobby. To find out why it's the final chapter, read on...

 

The renowned artist has died aged 78. A beloved singer-songwriter, Viglietti led a generation of great Uruguayan musicians and performers who emerged in the 1960s in creating a unique sound for the era. 

Along with musicians such as Alfredo Zitarrosa and Los Olimarenos, he introduced what became known as the “popular Uruguayan song”. This was linked to the widely popular “Nueva Cancion” — both a genre and a movement. 

Throughout his life, Viglietti remained committed to several causes. In 1972, the singer was jailed for opposing military rule in Uruguay.

Dave Randall is an activist and guitarist with the band Faithless and his own band Slovo. He is the author of the recently released Sound System: The Political Power of Music. Green Left Weekly’s Barry Healy spoke to him about music and politics.

Carol Lloyd, a gay icon and trailblazer for female rockers, died on February 13 after a lengthy battle with pulmonary fibrosis. Lloyd is best remembered for her lead vocals with the funk band Railroad Gin, whose hits include the seminal 1974 classic “A Matter of Time”, which hit number 1 on the charts.

A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Rapper LL Cool J explains his song 'Accidental Racist' with country music singer Brad Paisley. http://youtu.be/GG676KRXH9A + Full Song Lyrics http://tinyurl.com/c6hwtnw

2013 Cannes Film Festival Fake Gunman Sentenced to 18 Months in Jail for Firing Blanks http://eonli.ne/10QNl5U

Domestic abuser and singer Chris Brown Accused of Assaulting Woman in Nightclub. http://eonli.ne/1cgkNT9

A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Gurrumul, Archie Roach & Thelma Plum Set For New Byron Bay Indigenous Festival http://bit.ly/13RnHMD

Chief Keef Arrested Again Outside Court By Police Armed With AK-47s http://bit.ly/ZZ2Ndz

Win double passes to Manic Street Preachers Australian shows, and a huge back catalogue pack. Closes June 26. http://bit.ly/14fhWap

Tim Lambesis' Austrian Death Machine Album To Go Ahead Despite Murder-For-Hire Trial http://bit.ly/14zJSrD

A selection of the past fortnight's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise and More Celebs Attend Walmart's Shareholder Meeting in Arkansas http://eonli.ne/1a21O0j

Jewish Poet Kevin Coval says recent events in Palestine make it impossible to talk about anything else. http://bit.ly/12gyTEd

Bollywood Actress Suicide: Indian Police Arrest Boyfriend in Jiah Khan's Death http://eonli.ne/1bs1ENC

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