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Political albums from July 2021

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

Dave Holmes launches the memoir of a lifelong Australian socialist.

Ten Myths About Israel

Alex Salmon reviews Ilan Pappé's book, Ten Myths about Israel, which debunks Zionist propaganda and proposes a just solution for the Palestinians.

Jim McIlroy reviews Behind the Cold War on China, an important contribution to the current debate about China today.

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents A People’s Green New Deal, plus three new books on pandemics and two on the global food crisis.

In his new book, Yanis Varoufakis has used fiction to stimulate our imaginations into anticipating the necessary end of capitalism, writes Dave Bell.

Radicals book cover

Jim McIlroy reviews a new anthology of lively interviews with prominent figures in the Australian radical youth scene of the 1960s.

The 10 best political albums of June 2021

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

The influence of French colonialism on the work of existentialist writer Albert Camus is significant. But Alex Miller argues that a new introduction to Camus' work vastly overstates the case.

Alex Miller reviews The Jakarta Method, a powerful book examining the US-backed anti-communist program of extermination in Indonesia.

Ecopella, a troupe of progressives who bring musical instruments, protest songs and humour to Sydney protests, have just released their fourth album, writes Miguel Heatwole.

Alex Salmon reviews Working Class History, a great tool for understanding how every gain workers and ordinary people have made has come through struggle.

10 new albums to help heal the world - May 2021

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

A new book has revealed that crime rates in Australia have fallen markedly in the last two decades. But, as Chris Slee notes, the book's authors fail to adequately link crime rates to unemployment or other ecomonic factors.

Ian Angus presents seven new books about capitalist environmental destruction and the fight to save the Earth.

Andreas Malm’s call for minority violence is eloquent and sincere, but self-defeating, writes Simon Butler.

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