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In the current issue

In the November/December issue we celebrate resilience of the human spirit and find reasons for optimism in a troubled world.

That spirit of resilience informs George Monbiot's article 'Rebuilding With a Sense of Belonging', in which he calls for a new, ecologically-informed society to help heal divided communities and individuals. It resides in the concept of the commons as Robin Le Mare, in his essay on the economist Elinor Ostrom, and Bradley Garrett, in his report on the threat to public spaces, remind us. Human resilience also shines through the testament of Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese civil rights campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize-winner who, while facing imprisonment, proclaimed: 'I have no enemies, and no hatred.'

In our arts pages, we feature the work of two very different artists. Tammaz Azzam left his homeland with his family to escape Syria's civil war. Since then, in exile, he forges memorable images to remind us of the continuing conflict. Meanwhile, in Mozambique, artists such as Gonçalo Mabunda and his colleagues at the Núcleo de Arte are turning the debris of war into artistic and political expression.

We draw strength from such stories, just as the Scottish writer Nan Shepherd, also featured in this issue, drew inspiration from the Highlands, the Japanese ceramicists Miwa Kazuhiko and Ken Mihara fashion beauty from raw clay, and Sarah Corbett and her fellow activists find renewal and a quiet energy in their craftivism.

With all this and much more, we hope you enjoy the featured articles from this issue and invite you to find out more about Resurgence & Ecologist magazine and membership of The Resurgence Trust.

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Feature articles

There's a Way: Now We Need the Will

There's a Way: Now We Need the Will

How can we tackle the enormous task of clearing the Oceans of plastic pollution? Oliver Tickell looks at the legal framework that already exists to protect the oceans and explains how these laws could be used to effectively challenge nations that pollute the marine environment.
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Changing the World A Stitch at a Time

Changing the World A Stitch at a Time

Sarah Corbett shares her personal journey from 'burnt out' activist to passionate craftivist. Finding positive ways to confront social injustice and encourage peace, craftivism is the art of gentle protest - a way to engage the unengaged and to bridge conflicting views.
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A Deeper Appreciation of Nature

A Deeper Appreciation of Nature

Reverence is the key to understanding our place in the world and the moment we realise we are all related the planet becomes our home. Satish Kumar, peace activist and former editor of Resurgence, explores the concept of reverential ecology.
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A Place of Greater Calm

A Place of Greater Calm

Peter Reason takes a walk across a muddy track, through grassland and into the depths of the woods to discover a place of calm and connection: "As soon as we were amongst the trees I felt a completely different quality of space."
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The Earth in Their Hands

The Earth in Their Hands

India Windsor-Clive meets two ceramicists inspired by the nature of their materials. Miwa Kazuhuko and Ken Mihara create compelling and contemporary work inspired by the historical and spiritual foundations of the craft in Japan.
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Playing the Trump Card

Playing the Trump Card

For Naomi Klein the election of Trump was the logical culmination of decades of neoliberalism; the embodiment of everything from reality TV to ruthless capitalism. In her latest book, she attempts to make sense of 'disaster capitalism' and where we go next.
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More than a magazine

Resurgence Talks

Resurgence Talks

An exciting new series of Resurgence events in London in association with 42 Acres Shoreditch. The monthly programme, inspired by the ideas of Resurgence covers issues including the environment, arts, meditation and ethical living.
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Kim Preston Gallery

Kim Preston Gallery

Kim Preston is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. She trained in fine art before entering digital design, with a focus in recent years on photography. Preston transforms seemingly innocuous household objects into sea creatures, making a stark point.
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New Books available in the online shop

We've added a new selection of books to the Resurgence shop, including books on gardening and sustainable living, vegetarian cookery, activism and the art of ageing gracefully. Something for everyone.
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Free sample copy

Free sample copy

Enjoy a free pdf issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Within the pages of this unique magazine you'll find thought-provoking articles on the latest environmental, ethical and social issues, plus opinion, ideas and stunning art.
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The Resurgence Story

The Resurgence Story

To mark 50 years at the forefront of environmental publishing, we've made a short video all about the magazine, now published as Resurgence & Ecologist, and the environmental charity behind it - The Resurgence Trust.
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Picture Credits

Picture Credits

Web banner image: Shepherd's Cottage, by Rebecca Vincent; There's a Way: Now We Need the Will: Plastic Pacific Photography by Kim Preston; Changing the World A Stitch at a Time: Craftivist Cushion. Image courtesy of craftivist-collective.com; A Deeper Appreciation of Nature: Big Tree by Olaf Hajek; A Place of Greater Calm: A Party in the Forest by Tara Turner; The Earth in Their Hands: Kei (Mindscape) by Ken Mihara. Photograph courtesy of Yufuku Gallery; Playing the Trump Card: © The Daily Don

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