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Signs of Hope – A continuing series October 23, 2020

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Gewerkschaftler suggested this recently:

I suggest this blog should have a regular (weekly) slot where people can post happenings at the personal or political level that gives them hope that we’re perhaps not going to hell in a handbasket as quickly as we thought. Or as the phlegmatic Germans put it “hope dies last”.

Any contributions this week?


1. crocodileshoes - October 23, 2020

Glowing write up in the new New Yorker , by Alex Ross, of Jennifer Walshe, the Irish music star you’ve never heard of. (Well, I’m sure many CLR readers have).

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tafkaGW - October 24, 2020

The Site of an Investigation. Live recording. The percussionists are having a great time.


tafkaGW - October 24, 2020

My Extensive Relationship with Mr. Stephen Patrick M.

Perhaps not a sign of hope. Perhaps it is. I read it partly as a record of an abusive relationship. Among other things.

A smaller ensemble.

But you can follow the score if you like. Extensive notes at the end of the score.


tafkaGW - October 24, 2020


A nice line in comedy music theatre.

I heard

“I was so high I was damned,
I was so high I was {blood|blond}”

But then my ears are shot 😉

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2. ar scáth a chéile - October 23, 2020

Jury acquits in latest Shannon activist trial; lawful excuse defense succeeds again against criminal damage charges.

Comhghairdeachas dona cosaintóirí agus a gcuid dlíodóirí.


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ar scáth a chéile - October 23, 2020

nó a gcuid comhairleoirí – nì raibh aon dlíodóirí acu ag an triail is cosúil.


3. Paul Culloty - October 24, 2020

Admittedly, much smaller than the English, Scottish or even NI parties, but shows that momentum is slowly building in Cymru.


4. sonofstan - October 26, 2020

Not an unmixed sighn of hope, since the situation that gave rise to it is anything but; still

There have been signs that social groups not traditionally aligned with Poland’s pro-choice movement are mobilising in support of the protests. On Sunday, farmers in the small northern town of Nowy Dwór Gdański formed a procession of tractors, and on Monday a miners’ union declared that “a state that assumes the role of ultimate arbiter of people’s consciences is heading in the direction of a totalitarian state”.

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WorldbyStorm - October 26, 2020

That’s good news indeed!


5. lcox - October 27, 2020

Not quite a sign of hope but… a while back some activists did an exercise involving swapping visions of what their community could look like in the future. I dug mine up and thought it might be worth a share:


A bit shaped by writing it in April 2020, and by doing it for a Green New Deal thing I was asked to join. But it did give a bit of a sense of hope – at least in the sense that really the only thing standing in the way of living in a more adult way is, em, defeating capitalism and all the rest of it.

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