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Protest albums from September 2022

Do you think there's no good protest music these days? So did Mat Ward, until they started looking for it.

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Hans Baer reviews Clive Hamilton's new memoir, and poses some uncomfortable questions.

William deBuys

Conservationist and author William (Bill) deBuys recently published The Trail to Kanjiroba, a memoir of two journeys through the mountainous Upper Dolpo region of Nepal. He discusses his work with Bill Nevins.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Pocock pays tribute to Barbara Ehrenreich, best known for her “classic of social justice literature”, Nickel and Dimed, who died on September 1.

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Chris Slee reviews Zhun Xu's book on the history of China's agricultural collectivisation.

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Hans Baer reviews Living Democracy: An ecological manifesto for the end of the world as we know it.

Political albums from August 2022

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

Sam Wallman

Unionists gathered to launch Sam Wallman's graphic novel, which uses "art as a tool of class struggle", reports Andrew Chuter.

Climate protest

Hans Baer reviews Climate Change as Class War and recommends ecosocialists, ecoanarchists and degrowth proponents alike should grapple with it, as it takes the notion of class struggle seriously.

Dangerous Rhythms

Bill Nevins reviews TJ English’s enthralling new book, Dangerous Rhythms: Jazz and the Underworld, the story of how jazz and organised crime evolved side-by-side in the United States.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf August

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus introduces seven new books for people who know that the point is to change the world.

Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time is a glowing tribute to a great and suffering writer who exposed the core futility of US culture, writes Barry Healy.

Protest albums from July 2022

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

James McMurtry

Texan singer/songwriter/guitarist James McMurtry is a gentle guy, but when he aims to hit governmental or human failings and hypocrisy, he strikes hard, often with wit and sardonic humour, writes Bill Nevins.

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Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents reading for greens and reds, with new books on work, extractive industry, empire, pandemics, organising and socialism.

Our Members Be Unlimited

Sam Wallman has released his long-awaited first book, Our Members Be Unlimited, a comic about workers and their unions. Andrew Chuter reviews.

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