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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