Issue 296
May/June 2016
Days of Hope

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A Milestone on Our Journey

Reflections on 50 years of Resurgence


50th Anniversary Event

Worcester College, Oxford, hosts One Earth, One Humanity, One Future

The Microplastic Threat to Our Oceans •

Reporting on a women's expedition to assess pollution in the tropical Atlantic

News from the Grassroots •

Reports from around the world

Probe Alpha Protest Launches Into Space •

Reclaiming a city's open spaces


Why I Risked Jail for My Beliefs

Environmental protester, Kara Moses, explains the convictions that led her to occupy an airport runway

COP-out in Paris? •

Reflecting on the shortcomings of the climate change deal

Gandhi's Ghani •

India's farmers face a new threat - to traditional oil-pressing


A Voice for Our Times •

The message of Resurgence is as important as ever

Days of Hope and False Dawns •

50 years of environmental change

In the Beginning Were the Words

Poet and campaigner Michael Horovitz recalls the birth of Resurgence

Founding Figures and Guiding Lights •

Profiled: some remarkable contributors to the Resurgence story

Hold the Front Page •

Memorable covers from our early days

Sharing Our Views of the World

Reflecting on a much-needed forum for intellectual exchange

The Challenges Ahead , , , &

Bill McKibben, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Jeremy Seabrook, Herbert Girardet and Craig Bennett on the coming agenda for environmentalists and campaigners for social justice


Buddhist Economics •

Marking our half-century, a reprint of the classic essay by E F Schumacher

A Year in Fragments •

Extracts from newly published notes by the naturalist Roger Deakin with an introduction by Robert Macfarlane

Ethical Living

War is Hell: We Must Stop It •

We can enjoy Tolstoy's great story, but we should also heed his message

Hops and Dreams •

Sharing a vision for the future

Indonesian Religious Minority Forced From Their Homes •

Amnesty International Appeal

Finding A Balance

Advocating a more holistic attitude towards food

Dark Mutter •

A word of subatomic warning for the scientists

Austerity is Not a Dirty Word •

Campaigns against spending cuts must not imply a return to unsustainable economic growth

The Arts

An Eye Born Of Sky, Light and Sea •

The paintings of Jon Schueler

Natural Magic

The photography of William Henry Fox Talbot


Poetry - Who Owns the Field? •

New poetry by Jane Clarke

Letters to the Editors

A selection of letters from our readers


A brainteaser full of ecological clues


Putting Plants in their Proper Place

Review of The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination

One Touch of Nature •

Review of Shakespeare and Ecology

Going With the Grain •

Review of The Man Who Made Things out of Trees

Feats of Clay •

Review of The White Road: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

Rites to Touch the Sacred •

Review of Re-enchanting the Forest: Meaningful Ritual in a Secular World

Slashing, Burning, Learning? •

Review of Foragers, Farmers and Fossil Fuels: How Human Values Evolve

Web Exclusives

Review - The Coming of the Greens &

Review of Green Parties, Green Future: From Local Government to the International Stage

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