Sandra Bloodworth reviews a new book by Clare Wright, Forgotten Rebels of Eureka. The historical material in Wright’s book not only confronts the masculinist narrative of Eureka which has dominated Australian historiography, but also confirms some key Marxist arguments about women and social struggles.
Viktoria Ivanova reviews the book Lenin: The Logic of Hegemony, a contribution to recent debates about Lenin by Alan Shandro.
Jordan Humphreys argues that Foucault’s explanation of sexuality under capitalism can be incorporated into a Marxist understanding of sexuality and serve to clarify and enrich it.
Joseph Daher's book is a breath of fresh air and provides a detailed picture of the most important party in Lebanese politics, says Omar Hassan.
Kyla Cassells reviews an important new book by American Marxist Kim Moody which details both the substantial restructuring of capital andlabour through the neoliberal era, and the opportunities available for a new generation of socialist and union activists to rebuild a working class left.
Alexis Vassiley reviews an excellent new book describing the brutal policing of Indigenous peoples in the Kimberley in the late 19th century.
Diane Fieldes reviews a fascinating new work that documents the early formation of working class consciousness in Australia.
As an emerging American left struggles with powerful strategic challenges, Daniel Taylor argues that this new book by the publisher of Jacobin promotes a distorted vision of the history of the socialist movement, leading to fundamentally conservative conclusions.
Stephanie Price reviews this excellent new book which documents in great detail the means by which unions and the ALP sold a corporatist version of neoliberalism to the working class.
Darren Roso reviews the first volume of a sweeping new biography of Marx's life.
Mick Armstrong reviews The Making of the Labor Party in New South Wales 1880-1900 , a text which challenges the standard assumptions of most labour historians about the origins of the ALP.
Tom Bramble assesses and rejects the argument that the end of 'fordism' means the end of working class power.
April Holcombe writes an extended review of Laura Miles, “Transgender Resistance: Socialism and the fight for trans liberation”, Bookmarks 2020.
Darren Roso reviews a new biography of Werner Scholem, a leading figure in the ultra-left faction of the German Communist Party during the tumultuous Weimar republic.
Nick Everett reviews a recent book documenting an inspiring history of Indigenous class struggle.
Duncan Hart critiques a new book that attempts to vindicate Kautskyism as a revolutionary theory.
Ben Reid reviews two books dealing with the turbulent political and economic situation in Brazil in recent years.
April Holcombe reviews a book that challenges the mainstream narrative about the emergence of the pandemic and the Chinese government's response to it.
Jordan Humphreys reviews a book that critiques privilege theory politics and polemicises against those on the left who counterpose the rights of Indigenous people to those of migrants.
Liz Ross reviews a book on Britain’s atomic tests at Emu Field (SA) in the 1950s, which documents the secrecy and recklessness surrounding the tests, their terrible impact on local Indigenous groups and the Australian government’s complicity.
Alexis Vassiley reviews a book that draws on episodes of working-class resistance to situate technological change and automation in the context of class struggle and capitalist social relations.
Sam Pietsch reviews a new book analysing Australia’s role as a junior partner of US imperialism and critiquing the “rules-based international order” that serves to legitimate the interests of the US and Australian ruling classes.
Duncan Hart reviews a useful book that exposes the systemic exploitation and shameful wage theft faced by workers in Australia.
Sage Jupe reviews a timely book analysing the impasse facing both the ruling class and the working class in the US.