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Usually a vaccine takes 5–10 years from conception to production and injection into people’s arms. Vaxxers, writes Coral Wynter, describes how a safe vaccine against COVID-19 was produced in only 10 months.

Suzanne James reviews a new book on the security implications of climate change and the sociopolitical, cultural and scientific factors that influence the black-ops diplomacy of foreign policy.

Fighting Union Busters book cover

Alex Salmon reviews an inspiring memoir of the fight against union busting inside a North Carolina carpet mill.

Ecosocialist bookshelf

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

Chris Slee reviews Red Roulette, which gives an insight into the corruption that accompanied the process of capitalist restoration in China.

In a new book, Stan Cox dismisses the anti-science and racism of climate denialists, strips bare the insincerity of the Biden administration, and uncovers the lurking dangers of energy denial, writes Don Fitz.

Italian historian Marcello Musto's stimulating account of Karl Marx's last decade shows he did not fade as he aged, but engaged with developing his theories, reviewed by Barry Healy.

Left-wing columnist Jeff Sparrow's new book dissects the origins of the climate crisis, arguing that ordinary people are not to blame, but are the source of the solution, writes Barry Healy.

Protest albums October 2021

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

Brigadistas during the Spanish Civil War in 1937.

Alex Salmon reviews a recent book about the International Brigades that helped combat the Fascists during the Spanish Civil War.

Wounded Country book cover

Wounded Country is a provocative record of voices from the frontline of the land and water grab of the past two centuries, writes Tracey Carpenter.

despotism on demand book cover

Bosses claim the modern, flexible workplace is a wonderland of freedom and self-expression, but a new book reveals what it is really like for workers, writes Barry Healy.

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At 21, Jaivet Ealom fled persecution in Myanmar, finding himself on a small boat with 100 other men, women and children destined for Darwin, writes Janet Parker.

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books for understanding and changing the world.

Protest music from September 2021 album artwork

Mat Ward takes a look back at September's political news and the best new music that related to it.

Deniz Agraz spoke to Christian “Bong” Ramilo, a Filipino-Australian musician and community arts worker based in Darwin, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts sector.

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