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June marks eighty years since the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany. It was a titanic struggle that decided the outcome of World War Two. One of the fronts of struggle was cultural, as Alex Miller explains.

Alex Miller reviews a highly speculative and naive work on the death of Albert Camus, who was perhaps France’s most prominent philosophical writer of the 20th century.

For five nights in May, three locations around Warrane (Sydney Cove) will be transformed with images, music and stories of the lives and resistance of Sydney’s Black, queer and grassroots communities, writes Rachel Evans.

Barry Healy reviews Mientras dure la guerra, a film illustrating human failure and the psychology of fascism during the Spanish Civil War.

The third Green Left-hosted feminist and LGBTIQ tour was a hit, reports Kerry Smith.

John Tully looks at the history of repressive, and at times genocidal, anti-Kurdish policies that go back to the foundation of the Turkish Republic.

Sue Bull was on a bus from Canberra to Sydney’s Darling Harbour, 23 years ago, to take part in one of the most significant industrial disputes in recent history — the attack on the Maritime Union of Australia. Here, she reflects on the power of solidarity.

Renown British filmmaker and social activist Ken Loach is the target of a vicious smear campaign by pro-Zionist forces, writes Gavin Lewis.

Neville Spencer reviews a new book by Canadian socialist and political economist Michael Lebowitz.

As tensions heat up on the Ukraine-Russia border, Vijay Prashad looks at the factors and interests behind what is happening.

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