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Making hope possible

For all its horrors, the coronavirus pandemic has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a shift to a more equitable, socially just, climate-resilient and zero-carbon world – if we can grasp

James Dunkerley, Crusoe and His Consequences

OR Books, 2019 ; 273pp ; £16; available online here


Commoners Choir, Untied Kingdom

No Masters, 2020; 49 mins; £16.75 inc p&p, available at commonerschoir.com


Radical Music: 'How can we sing together when we are apart?'

For the last few months PN columnist Penny Stone has been posting 'learn-and-sing-along' song videos on her website, as a way to help people who are social distancing to keep singing whilst ‘non-essential’ activities such as singing groups have been temporarily suspended. In this piece (written back in March) she explains the thinking behind this project.


Michael Blumlein, Thoreau’s microscope Plus ...

PM Press, 2018; 128pp; £11.99


Jessica Metheringham, Disarm the Base: Take Direct Action

Dissent Games, 2019; £29 plus p&p. www.disarmthebase.com; dissentgames [at] gmail.com


Play Well

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE. Tues — Sun until 8 March. Free.


Radical Music: 'Music is powerful'

It's too important not to sing just now, says Penny Stone


A Hidden Life

Pat Gaffney reviews the new biopic of Franz Jägerstätter


Remembrance Day

Bangor city council follows Aberystwyth’s lead