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Nicholson, Patrick

Harry Shutt, 'The Trouble with Capitalism: An Enquiry into the Causes of Global Economic Failure' and The Invisible Committee, 'The Coming Insurrection, Semiotext'

The Trouble with Capitalism: An Enquiry into the Causes of Global Economic Failure, Zed Books, 2009; ISBN 978 1 848 134 22 5; £16.99. The Coming Insurrection, Semiotext(e), MIT Press, 2009; ISBN 9781584350804; £9.95


Mark Honigsbaum, 'Living with Enza: The Forgotten Story of Britain and the Great Flu Pandemic of 1918'

Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; ISBN 978-0230217744; £15.99


S-27, 'a play written by Sarah Grochala,' directed by Stephen Keyworth

Finborough Theatre, London, till 4 July; 0844 847 1652; www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk


Rob Hopkins, 'Transition Town Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience'; Shaun Chamberlin, 'The Transition Timeline'; Oliver Tickell, 'Kyoto2: How to Manage the Global Greenhouse'

Transition Town Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience, Green Books, 2008; ISBN 978 1 900322 18 8; 240pp; £12.95. The Transition Timeline, Green Books, 2009; ISBN 978 1 900322 56 0; 192pp; £12.95. Kyoto2: How to Manage the Global Greenhouse, Zed, 2008; ISBN 978 1 848130 25 8; 124pp; £10.99


Tea, Cakes and Solidarity

The clever young things at Plane Stupid recently came up with a great idea for forging closer links between environmental activists and concerned residents threatened by the proposed third

'Doctor Atomic' by John Adams

English National Opera, 25th February–20th March 2009


'Soldiers of Peace', (dir) Tim Wise

One Tree Films 2008, 85 mins


Kai Bird and Martin J Sherwin, 'American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer'

Atlantic Books, 2008; ISBN 978-1843547044; 736pp; £30


The Climate Caravan - Heathrow to Kingsnorth by foot, flipper, bicycle, pirate ship...

There was always a sense that the third incarnation of the Climate Camp had to push the boundaries of what we, and the authorities, thought possible and avoid “another year, another camp”

Philippe Aractingi (dir), 'Sous les Bombes (Under the Bombs)'

Artificial Eye, 2007; 98 mins; Arabic with English subtitles. UK release date 21 March 2008 (tbc). Opening at selected West End venues and selected cinemas nationwide. http://www.underthebombs.com