Issue 236 • May/June 2006
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Human-scale farming methods are the most sustainable, the most compassionate and the most pleasurable.
Building Bridges for Peace is bringing together young people from Palestine and Israel.
PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT • Paul Kingsnorth
Evo Morales is Bolivia's first-ever indigenous president.
CYCLE STATIONS • Oliver Lowenstein
The Cycle Station Project is developing places of rest along the UK's National Cycle Network.
COTTONING ON • Harriet Lamb & Kate Eshelby
Arguments for Fairtrade and organic cotton.
AMBASSADORS OF PEACE • Ian Prattis
Friends for Peace organise Canada's annual Peace Song Circle and Peace Prayer Day.
The US government pays huge subsidies to US farmers at great cost to the health of humans and the global economy and to the stability of our climate.
THE NEW GASTRONOMY • Carlo Petrini
Slow Food: agriculture, the land and the table are totally interconnected.
Dongtan, the world's first eco-city, is leading the way in urban sustainability.
Sourcing materials locally will enable us to build more efficiently.
EARTH DWELLINGS • Katy Bryce & Adam Weismann
Cob building encompasses the spirit of simplicity and elegance: wabi-sabi.
People's Pension Funds: making our savings work for people and planet.
COMMON SENSE • HRH The Prince of Wales
Healthy ecosystems are fundamental to healthy business.
MAKING ROOM FOR BEAUTY • Oliver Letwin MP
Politicians need to realise that beauty and sustainability are two sides of the same coin.
NOBLE DESIGNS • Simon Olding
Guy Martin's furniture attemps to make an aesthetic expression of ecological principles.
Sandy Brown's new work in clay is inspired by the eternal dance of life.
MOVEMENTS AND MAGIC • Peter Randall-Page
An interview with belly-dancer Sam Hasthorpe.
Gardening - IN FULL FLOWER • Brigitte Norland
The delights of peonies, poppies, honeysuckle and lilac.
A bath is a 'solution' in which the problems of life are soaked and sorted.
The Occasional Didymus - WRINKLY GREEN • John Moat
A modest contribution to saving the planet from global warming.
London's vegetation is adopting the tactics of guerilla warfare.
A Sense of Place - HIGH CHURCH • Philip Marsden
The monastery of Abba Yohannis in Ethiopia.
Development' has become a camouflage for capitalist growth.
Visionaries - MAUDE BARLOW • Jerry Mander
A global activist is resisting Canada's loss of sovereignty.
Sensible Solutions - TIME FOR CHANGE • Oliver Tickell
Small ways to make a big difference: cars, trans fats, smart electricity meters, saving envelopes, water efficiency.
Paper, holidays, domestic energy, recycling vs virgin wood pulp, biodegradable mobile phone cases, nuclear power stations, golf courses.
Letter from America - THE POWER IN OUR POCKET • Nicols Fox
Choosing how we spend our money is a tool for transformation.
Letter from Key West - OUR FATE IS YOURS • Rosalind Brackenbury
Every serious writer must be a radical environmentalist.
Poetry - CLARE BEST • Peter Abbs
Poems by a writer-in-residence on an organic farm and the children she inspired.
Letters to the Editors - ANIMATE EARTH
Review of How animals use the art of camouflage. From Vanishing Act by Art Wolfe.
Review of Animate Earth by Stephan Harding
Review of Fencing Paradise by Richard Mabey
Review of Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art (eds) Jacquelynn Bas and Mary Jane Jacob
Review of Architecture in Wood by Will Pryce
Review of The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett
Review of Outgrowing the Earth by Lester Brown
Review of Capitalism As If the World Matters by Jonathon Porritt
NOSES TO THE GRINDSTONE • Dorothy Schwartz
Review of Willing Slaves by Madeleine Bunting
BANKING ON CORRUPTION • Peter Lang
Review of Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins
WE ARE WHAT WE EAT • James Wells-Bruges
Review of Not on the Label by Felicity Lawrence
Review - EGO-LED vs. EGO-LESS • Steve Taylor
Review of The Fall by Steve Taylor
Review - GROWN-UP SCIENCE • Chris Clarke
Review of Pathways of Chance by F. David Peat
Review - THE CREATIVE IMPULSE • John Lane
Review of On the Nature & Significance of the Crafts by Brian Keeble
Review - VOCIFEROUS WORLD • Kate Rawles
Review of Animism by Graham Harvey