Issue 181 • March/April 1997
Land reform in Britain
LAND REFORM IN BRITAIN • George Monbiot
Vast numbers of people have no rights to land. The time has come to liberate land from developers, big farmers and large commercial companies.
PUTTING YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS • Peter Lang
Ethical Investment is a fast growing business. But we need to ask: how ethical is ethical investment.
THE CHALLENGE FOR FOOD POLICY • Tim Lang
In arguing that British food culture is mad, I am not making a cheap point. I ask you what other conclusion can we draw?"
A MODEST INHERITANCE • James Lovelock
In the event of a world catastrophe, future generations will need a book of knowledge to guide them rebuilding civilization.
BUDDHISM IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY • Helena Norberg-Hodge
Economic globalization endangers democracy, community, cultural diversity and spirituality.
BURMA IN THE BALANCE • John Pilger
A military junta and multinational corporations on one side, and Buddhist democratic forces led by Aung San Suu Kyi on the other, are engaged in a battle for Burma.
A FISHY EPISODE • Aung San Suu Kyi
She continues to speak out for the hopes and aspirations of the Burmese people.
A DAM OF DESTRUCTION • Penny Cabot
Building a new dam on the great river, Biobio, in southern Chile will destroy the culture and livelihood of thousands of indigenous people.
Sunderlal Bahuguma of India is fighting to save Himalayan people, their culture and environment
SWEET WATER AND BITTER • Roar Bjonnes
A UN report claims that water, not oil, will be the next cause over which nations go to war.
ART OF A CRAFTSMAN • Andy Christian
The sculptures of Andy Goldsworthy reflect a deep passion for the natural world
USEFUL SCULPTURES • Kirsty McGee
Andy Goldsworthy is working on new project where art and craft meet.
SACRED TREES • Brian Bates
In the shamanic cultures human beings and trees were inseparable aspects of cosmic reality.
THEATRE IN A LIVING CULTURE • John Lane
Footsbarn is a multi-cultural community whose skills are shared co-operatively. Its theatre is a travelling tent. It is one of the most exciting theatre companies in Europe today.
FUNCTION WITH BEAUTY • John Dunsmore
Women in eastern Nepal are plucking a future out of nettles and producing beautiful items for everyday use.
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle • David Nicholson-Lord
The Secret love of nature
Letters to the Editors
Letter from Key West • Rosalind Brackenbury
Good News For Gaia • Lorna Howarth
Business Diary • Francis Kinsman
The Web Page • Fritjof Capra
Human community is a network of conversations.
Recipes • Dana Spowers
A Taste of Honey
A NORTHERN TALE • Michael Tucker
Wisdom of the Wyrd by Brian Bates.
THE PERFECT ENJOYER. • Clive Hicks & John Lane
The Face of Glory by William Anderson
BEYOND POETRY • Selima Hill
Earth Poems: Poems from Around the World edited by Ivor Mosley. Being a poet is beyond"being a poet"
ETERNAL WOMAN. • Jane Bedford
The importance of womanhood. A review of The Way of Woman - Awakening the Perennial Feminine, by Helen Luke.
PURE MIND • Anne Bancroft
Fascination at the lives of Buddhist women teachers. A review of Walking on Lotus Flowers by Martine Batchelor
BENIGN ENERGY • Leon Freris.
Sustainable energy supplies. A review of Renewable Energy edited by Godfrey Boyle.
LOVE ECONOMIES • Frances Hutchinson
The limitations of predatory economics. A review of Building a Win-Win World by Hazel Henderson
FOOD RISKS • Julian Rose
The dangers of biotechnology. The Ecological Risks of Engineered Crops by Rissler & Mello.
GREENING LONDON • Colin Ward
Getting information to the people is the first step in making a city sustainable. A review of Creating a Sustainable London by The Sustainable London Trust.
INDIA BEYOND SORROW • Kathleen Raine
The land of spices and sadhus. A review of The Meaning of lndia by Raja Rao
TREADING LIGHTLY • David Hall
Development without Destruction. A review of Low Impact Development by Simon Fairlie
CORPORATE THREAT • David Edwards
How big business rules the world. Review of Class Warfare and Powers and Prospects both by Noam Chomsky.
THE CRISIS IN EDUCATION • Mary Tasker
An examination of some ideas for changing educational systems. A review of Education Without the State by James Tooley and The Power of Their Ideas. Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem.
ANTI-ENVIRONMENTALISM • John Elkington
The tactics of corporations and government to undermine the Green movement. Review of Green Backlash by Andrew Rowell.