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Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books to kick off your summer reading.

Jim McIlroy reviews Comrades! Lives of Australian Communists, which brings together 100 short biographies of militants from the original Communist Party of Australia (CPA).

The name of Friedrich Engels is invariably invoked in the same breath as that of Karl Marx, writes John Green, but who is aware of Engels’ own contribution to the political philosophy of what we today term ‘Marxism’?

At the end of October, Jeremy Corbyn was suspended from the British Labour Party, writes Jonathan Strauss. What Corbyn does next is a topic of discussion in and outside the party.

Yanis Iqbal writes that the debate over Venezuela's anti blockade law reveals the contradictions thrown up by efforts to implement a new economic model within a pre-existing bourgeois state.

Richard D Wolff argues that regardless of the United States election outcome, the challenge remains  to coalesce a broad, new socialist party that can overcome the disorganisation of the left and become a voice for economic democracy.

Venezuela has an anti-blockade law the government says will help circumvent US sanctions. But some argue it is a departure from the socialist policies of former president Hugo Chávez, writes Federico Fuentes.

This month marked two and a half years since the assassination of Brazilian socialist councillor Marielle Franco. Green Left spoke to Andre Mozor about the campaign demanding justice for Marielle and Brazil’s worsening political and health crisis.

The Trial of the Chicago Seven retells the story of the 1969 show trial of seven high-profile activists, while stripping away much of the period's radicalism in the process, writes Alex Salmon.

The growing discussion about system change is the result of how barbarous capitalism has become, writes Peter Boyle

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