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A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Gurrumul, Archie Roach & Thelma Plum Set For New Byron Bay Indigenous Festival http://bit.ly/13RnHMD

Chief Keef Arrested Again Outside Court By Police Armed With AK-47s http://bit.ly/ZZ2Ndz

Win double passes to Manic Street Preachers Australian shows, and a huge back catalogue pack. Closes June 26. http://bit.ly/14fhWap

Tim Lambesis' Austrian Death Machine Album To Go Ahead Despite Murder-For-Hire Trial http://bit.ly/14zJSrD

A selection of the past fortnight's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise and More Celebs Attend Walmart's Shareholder Meeting in Arkansas http://eonli.ne/1a21O0j

Jewish Poet Kevin Coval says recent events in Palestine make it impossible to talk about anything else. http://bit.ly/12gyTEd

Bollywood Actress Suicide: Indian Police Arrest Boyfriend in Jiah Khan's Death http://eonli.ne/1bs1ENC

Founder of Venezuela’s world famous El Sistema music program, Jose Abreu, met with President Nicolas Maduro on May 22 to discuss expanding the program. They agreed on a project called Musical Program Simon Bolivar, which aims to have 1 million Venezuelan youths and children playing musical instruments.

A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Maria Alyokhina Hospitalised After Hunger Strike http://bit.ly/19kvC8a

Domestic abuser Chris Brown Potentially Facing 4 Years Jail Following Fender Bender http://bit.ly/150DfOa

New Report To US Congress Suggests IP Thieves Be Legally Targeted By Malware http://bit.ly/10B14bA

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Allow Music To Be Used In New $6 Million SA Tourism Campaign http://bit.ly/1139vfP

Burn The World
AC4
March 2013
Ny Våg / Deathwish / Shock
www.ac4official.bandcamp.com

Swedish hardcore punks AC4 blast nuclear policy on their new album, Burn the World. Green Left's Mat Ward spoke to frontman Dennis Lyxzén and main songwriter Karl Backman.

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A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

Why *did* it cost Angelina Jolie $3000 to test for BRCA1 in the first place? Because the gene is owned by a private company http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53688

18-Year-Old Aspiring Rapper Facing Terrorism Charges After Posting Lyrics On Facebook http://bit.ly/10kJ31e

Dark Mofo Festival's Mass Skinny Dip Deemed Obscene By Police http://bit.ly/18aEmfu

The first School of Rebellion, held in association with Marxism 2013 over the Easter weekend in Melbourne, drew about 30 kids for a weekend of thinking, talking, making noise, art, music, poetry, mess and friends.

It was declared “awesome” by a random sample of kids, teachers and parents and the program will definitely be back, bigger and better, for Marxism 2014.

A selection of this week's politically-relevant entertainment news...

US singer Steve Earle says coal seam gas is not 'natural gas'. http://bit.ly/10X3RdX

Rekindle The Spirit - Ken Loach’s newest film documents the greatest cultural shift in British working class... http://tmblr.co/Z0MsOtk4xVyx

Rapper Seth Sentry Saves Paralympian Fan From Angry Mob http://bit.ly/18JUWUE

Community Radio "May Be Forced To Shut Down” After Being Ignored In Federal Budget http://bit.ly/18JS7TA

More Light
Primal Scream
First International
Released May 13, 2013
www.primalscream.net

British indie rockers Primal Scream are best known for Screamadelica, the breakout dance-crossover album that embraced ravers in a sweaty bear hug in 1991 and left them in a state of blissed-out awe.

Live in K-Town
Random Hand
Bomber Music
April 1, 2013
www.randomhand.bigcartel.com

West Yorkshire ska band Random Hand blend hardcore, reggae, punk and dub with plenty of politics. Bassist-vocalist Joe Tilston, who is also a critically-acclaimed solo folk artist, talked to Green Left’s Mat Ward about their new live album.

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