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The Liar’s Quartet—a history of cops, spies and struggle in new publication

The Liar’s Quartet—a history of cops, spies and struggle in new publication Comedian Mark Thomas’ new book brings together three plays with stories that should be heard but are rarely told, writes Jasmine Francis

Imagine Moscow: How Stalin debased the design of revolution and other exhibitions

Imagine Moscow: How Stalin debased the design of revolution and other exhibitions Imagine Moscow exhibition showing until 4 June at The Design Museum London, W8 6AG

Three Girls - A harrowing view of how system treats survivors of abuse

Three Girls - A harrowing view of how system treats survivors of abuse Socialist Worker readers should watch BBC drama Three Girls, which airs this week.

Prix Pictet at V&A - powerful and socially-engaged

Prix Pictet at V&A - powerful and socially-engaged This small exhibition is rich in powerful, innovative examples of socially-engaged photography.

American Gods sees ancient gods fight for their place in the modern world

American Gods sees ancient gods fight for their place in the modern world Fans of Neil Gaiman’s novel American Gods and newcomers alike will find the audacious new TV adaptation worth watching, argues Iven Boldon

New play Octopus pokes fun at racist assumptions of what ‘Britishness’ is

New play Octopus pokes fun at racist assumptions of what ‘Britishness’ is 'Octopus' challenges racist assumptions and Paul Mason’s new play fails to breath life into the story of Louise Michel’s exile after the defeat of Paris Commune in 1871.

Russia 1917—new book is a weapon against the right


As the centenary of the Russian Revolution progresses, shelves in bookshops are beginning to groan under the weight of books about 1917.

Hope, Tragedy, Myths—British Library throws the book at the Russian Revolution


The British Library’s new Russian Revolution exhibition has some fantastic artefacts but a poor conclusion, writes Sarah Bates

Diffusion—Cardiff photography festival humanises tragedy and revolt


On 1 August 2016, 118 people were rescued from a rubber boat drifting in the Mediterranean Sea, 20 nautical miles off the Libyan coast.

Josephine Baker biography celebrates the rebel behind the singer


Josephine Baker is most recognisable to some in her iconic skirt of rubber bananas as the “first black star of the world stage”.

Reviews—Sleaford Mods film will do well ahead of the elections


This portrait of the musical act Sleaford Mods goes on national cinema release this week.

Albert Camus’ novel plagued by a disappointing adaptation in new play


A new adaptation of the novel The Plague showing at the Arcola Theatre is disappointing with stilted, unpolished performances

New book on Trump details his crimes but falls short on politics


President Trump Unveiled —Exposing the Bigoted Billionaire by John K Wilson, published by OR Books

New TV drama Guerrilla celebrates a hidden history of united anti-racist struggle


The show portrays the Black Power movement in Britain and the state’s quest to crush it—and it’s well worth watching, writes Moyra Samuels

New play pulls no punches about deaths in custody


Custody is a powerful piece of theatre, which examines the impact on an ordinary family whose innocent son dies at the hands of the police in a “routine stop and search”. Meanwhile a Rock Against Racism posters exhibition is on tour

Neruda film tells the cat and mouse tale of a witch hunt


A new Chilean film is a gripping tale of the manhunt for Pablo Neruda, but it doesn’t bring out the full richness of the Communist poet, writes Mario Nain

People Power—Fighting for Peace exhibit shows strength of anti war movement


Exhibition at the Imperial War Museum showcases the anti war movement through the decades.

Incoming - the ‘othering’ of refugees on a heat-seeking camera


by Richard Mosse

Sound System—music and the fight to change the world


Dave Randall spoke to Raymie Kiernan about his book Sound System and about what role music can play in the struggle for a different kind of society

Get Out - a film that taps into the horror of life in a racist society


This genre-straddling US blockbuster hones in on racism—casual and overt, writes Ken Olende. Also: reviews of Man Down and The Salesman

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