Issue 235 • March/April 2006
From Ownership to Relationship
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We have built a system which turns food and water into commodities to be bought and sold.
TreePeople's TREES project advocates trees, forests and forest-inspired technologies as solutions to pressing environmental problems.
Introducing the Resurgence School of Organic Gardening and Cooking.
SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM • Jordi Pigem
The Network of Spiritual Progressives aims to empower spiritually inspired approaches to politics in the USA.
The Prison Phoenix Trust brings meditation and yoga to people in UK prisons.
It will take fifteen years for new nuclear power stations to come on stream. If we are to tackle climate change, we have to start now.
SOLAR SOCIALISM • Alan Simpson MP
The UK's energy systems are inefficient and wasteful. We need a national system of local energy networks.
More roads in Africa would result in more exploitation of Africa.
FUTURE SCENARIOS • Jonathon Porritt & Sir John Whitmore
Should we reform or replace capitalism?
Poverty is caused by the growth and maintenance of ownership in large concentrations that take from society more than they give.
In My Own Words: RED ALERT • Jeremy Leggett
Half Gone, by Jeremy Leggett: oil depletion and global warming are the two great oversights of our times.
THE GREEN VOID • Bill Pickering
Most people in Britain cannot name even ten wild flowers.
SECRETS OF THE SOIL • James Merryweather
The key to healthy soil is the vast web of complex symbiotic relationships held within it. The importance of mycorrhizal partnerships.
A GOOD DEATH • Felicity Warner
It is a basic human right to die in dignity. The Hospice of the Heart aims to change the existing paradigm of death and dying.
COMPASSION IS THE KEY • Karen Armstrong
The author of A History of God examines fundamentalism and the theology of nonviolence.
THE LOCAL LIVING ECONOMY • Judy Wicks
Transforming business life with the White Dog principles.
CHILD HONOURING • Raffi Cavoukian
A 'children first' approach is the key to building a humane and sustainable world.
As children increasingly become the 'new' market, advertising is turning its beam on the young.
MY YEAR WITH NIKE • Rachel Cloues
How corporations corrupt schools.
Poetry - AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY POEMS • Peter Abbs
Poems by Lynne Wycherley, Jay Ramsey, Paul Matthews and David Barnett.
Voice From The South - WATER FUTURES • Vandana Shiva
The World Bank policies of water privatisation in India will cause a hydro-apartheid.
We will only be saved if we realise how much we have in common and need to hold in common.
Visionaries - PATRICK GEDDES • Jonathon Porritt
The life of a pioneer of sustainable development.
Gardening - FIELD FLOWERS • Brigitte Norland
The purpose of weeding is not to eliminate, but to enter into a spirit of co-operation.
Alternatives to conventional disposable nappies.
Recipes - CHILDREN'S FOOD • Daphne Lambert
Children benefit in many ways from helping out in the kitchen. Wild garlic soup, a penne dish, rhubarb crumble and fruit muffins.
Letters to the Editors
EVERLASTINGLY FRESH • Philip Vann
An open-minded approach will encourage us to fully appreciate works of art.
FLAWS OF THE PERFECT CIRCLE • Gina Im
The sublime and subliminal work of Lee Waisler.
GOLD LEAF AND STONES • Alyson Hallett
Art at the Small School with Bertrand Licart.
We are living in an increasingly deskilled society.
Dyad by Peter Oswald and Sean Borodale
Hermes & Magdalen by John Moat
Findings by Kathleen Jamie
The War at Troy by Lindsay Clarke and The Return from Troy by Lindsay Clarke
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, The Public Value of Science by James Wilsdon et al., A Good Life by Paul Peacock, The Bedside Book of Birds by Graeme Gibson, Allotment Gardening by Susan Berger
Jeweller Wendy Ramshaw steps through the Looking-Glass.
Removing 'clutter' can help to reclaim our streets and make them safer.
A determination to be peace, and courage to stand for it, no matter what, create the energy and power for change.
Review - A NEW TACK • Chris Baines
Beyond Conservation by Peter Taylor
Review - A RETURN TO GOOD SENSE • John Coleman
Direct Democracy by Douglas Carswell
Review - GARDENING VIGNETTES • Brigitte Norland
Why We Garden by Jim Nollman
Review - GOOD PHILOSOPHY FOR OUR MAD TIMES • Frances Howard-Gordon
Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist by John Michell