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The Party by Stuart Macintyre

The Party is a detailed and lively account of the history of the CPA from its heyday in the early 1940s, to 1970 and its later Euro-Communist period, writes Jim McIlroy.

Oscar Wilde’s poetry, life and battle against homophobia featured as part of Sydney Living Museum's Mardi Gras, ‘After Dark’ event, writes Rachel Evans.

Neville Spencer reviews Alan Woods' excellent and readable history of philosophy, which is essential reading for students of Marxism.

A new exhibition honouring the green bans movement opened in Newcastle on February 25, reports Niko Leka.

Ecosocialist Bookshelf February

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents reading matter for reds and greens.

Illustration by Oscar Coraspe/Utopix

Hugo Chávez broke into Venezuela's political scene 30 years ago at the head of a civilian-military rebellion. Andreína Chávez Alava takes a look at the roots of the Bolivarian Revolution.

Free Derry corner in 1969. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On January 30, 1972, British soldiers massacred 14 civilians — six of them teenagers. Stuart Munckton looks at the roots of the British crime and the ongoing struggle for justice 50 years later.

The Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the longest running protest by First Nations peoples, is about to mark its 50th year. This brief timeline was put together by Chloe de Silva and Markela Panegyres.

Ecosocialist bookshelf

Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books for red-greens and green-reds to start the new year.

China, the USA and Capitalism's Last Crusade book cover

Author William Briggs characterises the intensifying conflict between the United States and China as a rivalry between two capitalist powers, one growing in strength, the other long dominant but now declining, writes Chris Slee.

Find out about Sydney's feminist and LGBTIQ+ history of struggle on this Green Left walking tour of Sydney. Rachel Evans reports.

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.

Barry Healy reviews a new film on the life of Eleanor Marx, the fourth daughter of Jenny and Karl Marx, and a lifelong socialist writer, translator and organiser.

Martyn Stevens was passionate about social justice and making the world a better place, writes Paul Oboohov.

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.

Early photo of Maurice and Nick Broomfield, both holding cameras.

Progressive British documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield has produced a beautiful film chronicling the life, times and work of his father, industrial photographer Maurice Broomfield, reviewed by Barry Healy.

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