Politics of Peace

Issue 286 • September/October 2014

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War and Peace

Freedom from fear is a prerequisite for peace


Action From the Grass Roots

Grass roots initiatives around the globe

Soil Carbon Challenges

Eco-restoration in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

Hidden Lanes

Get out of the car and onto the moor


A Solar Revolution

The impact of solar power around the world

Extreme Inequality

Too much for the few means too little for many

Seeking the Light

Romania's green movement

Custodians of Life

Celebrating women who nurture food, family and life

A Resurgence of Heirloom Plants

A profile of Simran Sethi, a champion of food freedom

Nurturing Nature is No Crime

Defending the freedom of farmers to save their own seeds


Be Free

Don't be afraid

Call Me Back to Work

If you have courage bring it as your gift

The Greatest Crime

War is the greatest crime of all


Politics of Peace

The philosophy and wisdom of Mahatma Gandhi

Ethical Living

City With A Wild Self That Speaks

Living in symbiosis with Nature in London

Learning in a Landscape

Experiential learning is the foundation of a good education

Blackberry Bonanza

Happy memories of autumnal foraging captured in a bowl of blackberry granola

Natural Resistance

Exploring the complexities of wine-growing in Burgundy

Green With Age

A story of Nature's forgiveness


A Beautiful World of Abundance

The concept of scarcity prevents us from meeting our real needs

The Power of Nonviolence

The use of violence to solve human problems is uncivilised

Beautiful Days

A philosopher sings the blues and restores his soul

New Stories to Live By

Exploring the novels of Ursula Le Guin

Light from the Dark Side

Seeing Nature in the raw encourages greater ecological awareness


Letters to the Editors

A selection of letters from our readers


A brain teaser full of ecological clues

Poetry - Blessing the Biosphere

Ecological writings by Helen Moore and Lynne Wycherley

The Arts

Journey into Deep Space

Painting is a process of self-discovery

Coming Home

The importance of environmental art

Agog at Small Things

Susanna Bauer's art makes the invisible visible


The Wealth of the Few

Review of Capital in the Twenty-first Century

A Trinity for Our Time

Review of Soil, Soul, Society

Forgotten Inheritance

Review of Revival and Resilience: Community Stories in China

Is Empathy the New Oil?

Review of The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism

Excavating Buried Assumptions

Review of Beyond Economics and Ecology: The Radical Thought of Ivan Illich

The Living Sea

Review of Spindrift: A Wilderness Pilgrimage at Sea

Web Exclusives

Article - A Spirit of Our Time

Introducing Simone Weil, a teacher, writer and mystic whose life and philosophy were one and the same

Review - Indian Predicament

Review of Ecology, Economy: Quest for a Socially Informed Connection

Review - The Burning Question

Review of The Burning Question: We Can’t Burn Half the World’s Oil, Coal and Gas. So How Do We Quit?

Article - JOHN MOAT

1936 - 2014

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