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In Brief

The Children's Fire
Tim 'Mac' Macartney

Polly Higgins
on the journey to eradicate ecocide

Satish Kumar
on Tagore and the story behind Dartington

Schumacher College
The Future of Food and Farming
13-20 April, 2012
Creating a Resilient System

Process and Pilgrimage
19-23 May, 2012
Speakers include: Ilan Pappe, Satish Kumar, Marilisa Cuccia, Graham Jones, Philip Franses

Courses at the Yarner Trust
Regular courses in sustainable living, plus environmental arts camps and school visits.

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March/April 2012

Welcome front cover
Animals: A New Ethics

The March/April issue of Resurgence is a landmark publication – Animals: A New Ethics. A powerful gathering of key animal advocates, this issue brings together international experts including campaigners, activists, philosophers, scientists, lawyers, poets and artists – all shining lights, visionaries and pioneers in the field of animal rights.

Contributors include: Tom Regan and Marc Bekoff, Jan Creamer, Mark Gold and Richard Ryder, plus former Queen guitarist Brian May on his campaign to save Britain’s badgers from imminent culls.

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Photo by Mark SmithA Dual Agenda

It’s time that the environmental movement embraced the cause of animal rights.

Satish Kumar and guest editor, Heidi Stephenson introduce this critical issue and call on activists and organisations to unite in the challenge to finally make animal cruelty history.

More: www.resurgence.org/magazine/

Illustration by Greg TrickerWhat Might Have Been

"Would everything have been different if there had been no arrogant Aristotle, anthropocentric Aquinas or dim-witted Descartes?"

Richard Ryder takes an historical perspective on the treatment of animals and reflects on the world we might have had if we’d listened to advocates of nonviolence instead.

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Toad by John MoatThe Animal Manifesto

What do animals want and need from us? Simply put, their manifesto is Treat us better or leave us alone!

Marc Bekoff looks at how the animal manifesto and ‘compassionate conservation’ can inspire us to make changes in the real world.

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BadgersA Scandalous Falsehood

The government’s plans for a badger cull in the UK are looming. In this exclusive interview, former Queen guitarist Brian May explains why this is not the solution to Bovine TB.

We need a more critical look at the real problems and a shift in focus to the welfare standards of farmed animals.

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Also free to read online from the Mar/Apr Issue

The Call for Change More
Saving the World More
Learning from Animals More
Victims of War More
A Taste of Italy More
Fins in Focus More
The Animals Rights Bible More

This month's web exclusives

Blood on Ice: Robbie Marsland
A New Era for Animal Advocacy: Dan Lyons
Four Short Biographies: Rebecca Hall
Fighting the Fur Trade : Mark Glover
Blue Fox: Lorraine Platt
Breaking Down the Species Barrier: David Thomas
Whale Nation: Maureen Duffy
Solitude: Viginia McKenna

Don't miss the following articles only in print

Vivisection: Jan Creamer
If Slaughterhouses had Glass Walls: Mark Gold
Luv Song: Benjamin Zephaniah
Elephant Art: David Ferris

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Schumacher College
Schumacher CollegeSchumacher College has been at the forefront of radical new thinking and education for 20 years. Connect with thousands of like-minded people and learn alongside the leading thinkers and activists of our day by joining the College Network. www.schumachercollege.org.uk

Yarner Trust
Yarner TrustThe Yarner Trust is a charity based in North Devon running adult courses in sustainable living, family activities, environmental arts camps, and school visits. You can book courses on-line at www.yarnertrust.org


Brighton VegfestUK
The Hove Centre, Brighton
17-18 March, 11am - 6pm
Expect over 120 stalls crammed full of fine vegan cuisine, bodycare, clothing, campaigns, cakes, cosmetics and more. Plus a host of fantastic entertainment including our Great Veggie Burger and Sausage Competition, film, theatre, talks, cookery demos, music, face painting and Ready Steady Chef feature. Free admission.

Tagore Festival
Dartington Hall, Devon
6-9 April 2012
Celebrating Tagore’s philosophies and relevance today, with a programme of speakers, music, dance, poetry and theatre. Performance from Andy Sheppard and Kuljit Bhamra, Zoe and Idris Rahman and Sheema Mukhergee, workshops on mbira and gamelan, and the Puppet State Theatre. Plus an Alternative Easter Egg hunt, workshops, storytelling and more. A perfect way to spend the Easter weekend!

For more information and booking visit www.tagorefestival.com or contact the booking office on 01803 847070

Earth Pilgrims Retreat II
Asturias, North Spain
13-19 April 2012
Earth Pilgrims Retreat II, Asturias, North Spain Info and bookings: mail@gaiaysofia.com

Art in Action
Waterperry House, Waterperry, Near Wheatley, Oxford
19-22 July 2012
exhibitions, classes and performances of 400 demonstrating artists, teachers, musicians and performers. www.artinaction.org.uk

Resurgence Summer Camp
26 – 29 July 2012
Annual Summer Camp, at Green and Away, nr Bransford, Worcs
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Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing
15 September 2012
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