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In the current issue

In the January/February issue we explore courage, activism and the movement for change.

The future doesn't have to be worst-case scenario, and if we work together it can be something to celebrate. In our Keynotes feature, Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson lay out ways we can do this by addressing the inequality that is currently crippling society.

As well as the growing non-violent movement Extinction Rebellion - the actions of peaceful activists across the world featured in this issue show that feelings of dread and disempowerment can be transformed into optimism and hope. Nonviolent protest is not the only way to protest of course. In the Ecologist section Natalie Bennett writes: "Everyone has a role, from promoting actions on social media and answering questions from family and colleagues ... to baking quiches and cakes for the protesters..."

In our Arts section, Alice Kettle writes about a project bringing together refugees, asylum seekers and concerned people across the world to create incredible textile landscapes and stitched 'forests' to form a "unique kind of activism".

The end of 2018 may be remembered as the moment the realities of climate breakdown hit the mainstream. There's still a chance 2019 will be known as the year we began to change things for the better.

We hope you find much to enjoy in this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist and can take time to explore many of our featured articles.

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Feature articles

We Need a Peaceful Uprising

We Need a Peaceful Uprising

"What do we do in the face of climate breakdown?" Gail Bradbrook, a member of activist group Extinction Rebellion, looks at what's at stake, what our options are, and the role of civil disobedience in preventing catastrophe. We need to act, and to act fast.
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Get Up, Stand Up

Get Up, Stand Up

Change is inevitable, but we can't expect those in charge to take the lead - we have to actively work for the changes we want to see in society and stand up for what we believe in. Natalie Bennett argues that protest is the key to protecting our planet and our society.
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Born to Be Wild

Born to Be Wild

Kate Blincoe heads out to watch a seal rookery, discovering a cove filled with hundreds of grey seal pups. In connecting with these adorable creatures, she learns more about their fragile lives and the need to clean up our polluted seas.
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The Definition of Happiness

The Definition of Happiness

A new book 'Radical Happiness' by Lynne Segal asks challenging questions about what it really means to be happy and how we might find more joy in our lives by seeing happiness as a response to collective experience. Through connection with one another and our environment we can rediscover a deeper happiness.
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Soil: The Magic Ingredient

Soil: The Magic Ingredient

Satish Kumar visits Andy Cato, of Groove Armada fame, on his farm in France and learns more about his innovative approach to farming - growing wheat from ancient grains and using horses rather than tractors. Andy says, "Mess with the soil as little as possible, and certainly never turn it upside down."
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Where the Gas is Greener

Where the Gas is Greener

Eco-Tricity has launched a green gas initiative as an alternative to fracking and through their People Power Fund they are supporting activist on the frontline. Marianne Brown interviews the founder, Dale Vince, and hears his views on green energy policy, intensive farming and electric cars.
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The Connecting Thread

The Connecting Thread

"I am just an artist. I can't resolve these issue, but I can show that I care." Textile artist Alice Kettle talks about a project that seeks to show solidarity with refugees and displaced people. The project includes three key pieces 'Ground', 'Sea' and 'Sky'.
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An Unexpected Life Story

An Unexpected Life Story

Dear John: The Road to Pelindaba: This is the story of Mark Constantine, the founder of Lush. It's a remarkable biography of a man who grew up without a father, failed in school exams, and as a young man was homeless and penniless. It is a story of resilience, determination and strength.
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More than a magazine

Resurgence Voices

Resurgence Voices

We've launched our first podcast! Resurgence Voices, podcasts from the Resurgence Trust, will cover themes of ethical living, eco activism and the arts. Our first podcast features Satish Kumar talking about food, peace walks and living in harmony with Nature. Don't miss it, it's here

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Alan Campbell Gallery

Alan Campbell is an expedition artist from Georgia, USA who works with scientific research programmes in some of the remotest locations on the planet. His painting 'Lone Iceberg - Cape Hallett' features in Adrian Cooper's article in the arts pages of our Jan/Feb issue.
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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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Resurgence Building for the Future

Resurgence Building for the Future

Keep up to date with our project to create a Resurgence Centre for Education, Environment and the Arts in Hartland. Includes videos, links to the latest articles and pictures of the Small School chapel and garden.
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Free sample copy

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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;Anna and Elena Balbusso; We Need a Peaceful Uprising: Photograph © Ruth Davey - Look Again; Get Up, Stand Up: Richard Roberts, October 2018. Photograph © Kristian Buus www.kristianbuus.com; Born to Be Wild: Seals at Horsey Beach © Patrick Jessee; The Definition of Happiness: Illustration by Sara Boccaccini Meadows; Soil: The Magic Ingredient: Photograph by Sebastien Vaissiere; Where the Gas is Greener: Dale Vince stands in front of the wind turbine at Lynch Knoll; The Connecting Thread: SEA - Thread Bearing Witness (detail) by Alice Kettle. Courtesy the artist and Candida Stevens Gallery. Photograph: Joe Low; An Unexpected Life Story: Mark Constantine on the CND march in London, October 1983

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