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Yuliya Yurchenko

Ukrainian socialist and author of Ukraine and the Empire of Capital Yuliya Yurchenko discusses the key domestic factors that shaped Ukrainian politics from independence to Russia’s invasion.

Ian Ellis-Jones takes on the Cuban right-wing internet trolls.

Ned Kelly, Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner

Michael Adams new book, Hanging Ned Kelly: Elijah Upjohn, the hangmen and the underbelly of colonial Australia, exposes how executioners were forced to do the colonial ruling classes' dirty work. Alex Salmon reviews.

British flag

The recycled soap opera of English royals tearing strips off each other continues to preoccupy Australian and British audiences, writes Rupen Savoulian.

2022 floods South Korea

A new climate justice movement is growing in South Korea, with the help of the trade union movement, reports Alice S Kim.

razem zofia malisz

Polish left-wing party Razem (Together) International Office member Zofia Malisz discusses the party’s history, Polish politics and Razem’s views on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ric Throssell book

Maree Roberts reviews Karen Throssell’s book about her father’s persecution at the hands of Australian security services.

West Papua Morning Star flag

While Jakarta is busy tearing West Papua apart, Papuans raised the banned Morning Star flag on December 1, to commemorate its independence — which was stolen in May 1963, writes Yamin Kagoya.

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With classy production values, consummate acting and tasteful direction, Margrete: Queen of the North is a very humane couple of hours of cinema. Barry Healy reviews.

Demonstrators rally in Sydney on October 8 in solidarity with the Iran uprising. Inset: Nilüfer Koç

Nilüfer Koç from the Kurdish National Congress spoke at the Ecosocialism 2022 conference about the popular uprising in Iran, war in Ukraine and Rojava Revolution. Alex Bainbridge and Susan Price report.

US army soldier with US flag in the background.

Since its inception, the United States has schemed to spread its power, often unbeknownst to its own citizens, writes Binoy Kampmark.

Soldier

The latest screen adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front, exposes the brutality, bloodshed and chaos of World War I trench warfare. Alex Salmon reviews.

Oil Black Swan Theatre

Oil is a sprawling and epic play, spanning 160 years, which traces the petroleum industry’s problematic history and future. Barry Healy reviews.

Barry Healy reviews an inspiring new history of the 1960's New York Puerto Rican radicals, the Young Lords, who challenged those in power to attend to people's suffering in East Harlem.

Rachel Perkins

Rachel Perkins' new series, The Australian Wars, is a powerful history of colonial wars of occupation against First Nations peoples, writes Andrew Chuter.

Lieutenant General Amir Niazi signs the document surrendering to Indian and Bangladeshi forces

The expansion of capitalism, through globalisation and imperialism, has caused social exclusion, poverty and environmental degradation in Bangladesh, writes Sabrina Syed.

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