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Yesterday
Directed by Danny Boyle
Written by Richard Curtis
Starring Himesh Patel & Lily James
In cinemas now

Here are the best new albums that related to this month's politics. (Plus, there's a bonus if you read to the end). What albums would you suggest? Comment on TwitterFacebook, or email

An Israeli government-backed propaganda initiative is attempting to rig another online poll about whether there should be a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv later this month.

This desperate effort to manipulate public opinion comes as Israeli organisers are struggling to unload thousands of unsold tickets to the event.

The Miami Showband Massacre
Directed by Stuart Sender
Written by Jeff Zimbalist & Michael Zimbalist
Screening on Netflix now

It’s a strange thing, scrolling through the options on Netflix and seeing a documentary on the Miami Showband.

For most in Australia and the world, the name is unfamiliar, but for people who lived through or have studied what became known as “The Troubles” in Northern Ireland between the late 1960s and the Good Friday Agreement in 1998, the situation is different.

The Grateful Dead are a terrorist threat, according to French police authorities.

Green Left Weekly's Mat Ward takes a look at the best new political albums.

The documentary Palestine Underground follows a group of artists who are challenging divisions between Palestinians living in the West Bank and those in Israel through the dance floor.

Hip hop, techno, trap and traditional music nurture new and known cultural impulses among Palestinians on either side of Israel’s West Bank wall, ushering in a new era of resistance.

Think the world is going to hell? You're right, but this music might make you feel a bit better about it. Here are the best new albums that related to this month's politics. (There are actually far more than 10 - count them). What albums would you suggest? Comment on TwitterFacebook, or email

Famous British singer Joss Stone performed a concert in the largely-Kurdish region of Rojava in northern Syria after sneaking across the border.

The Israeli city of Tel Aviv is preparing to host the Eurovision Song Contest in May, following Israeli artist Netta Barzilai’s win in Eurovision 2018.

In response, BDS Australia, which support the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel, says: “As a serial human rights abuser, it is unacceptable for Israel to be the host country for a competition that, in SBS’s own words, is supposed to ‘bring people and cultures together’.

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