Power to the Peaceful

Issue 332 • May/June 2022

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Resurgence was born out of the anti-war movement of the 1960s, and nonviolent resistance to the nuclear arms race. In this issue of Resurgence & Ecologist, we return to our roots, with an exploration of the role of peaceful protest today in our crisis-afflicted world. Vandana Shiva discusses the legacy of India’s ‘treehuggers’ and recent farmers’ protests, and we consider the role of ‘culture jamming’ when challenging the messages of consumer culture.

In the Ecologist section Brendan Montague speaks barrister David Renton about the UK’s Policing Bill. Whilst in Connected Life Vandana K looks at a how a number of initiatives in India are developing ways to cool down homes and find solutions to heat stress; and Phuong Quach writes a tribute to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

For our Feature Story, Charlie Jones and Dan Warrender explore how caregivers can move from anxiety to empathy, making space for more compassionate health care. In Wisdom & Wellbeing Satish Kumar talks to Jane Goodall about living with hope in challenging times and in Art & Culture Pascale Petit speaks with Louisa Adjoa-Parker about Nature poetry.


  • Brendan Montague: Protecting Our Right to Protest
  • Vandana K: Feeling the Heat
  • Marianne Brown: Reclaiming our Souls
  • Satish Kumar: Living with Hope in Trying Times
  • Anita Roy: Yew Time
  • Louisa Adjoa-Parker: Finding Jungles in the Countryside

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A Tapestry of Life

We need connection and empathy in these troubled times


Community - Microseasons

A contemplation on microseasons in response to the Resurgence Book Club with Lev Parikian

Obituary - Obituary: Crispin Tickell

A tribute to a long-standing friend of Resurgence

Letters to the Editors - Letters to the Editor

A selection of letters to our Editor

Archive - Indra’s Net

On the interdependence of life


Ecologist Editor's Picks

Top stories from The Ecologist environmental news website

Britain's Uninsulated Homes Could Be Fuelling War

How UK imports of Russian gas may be heating conflict in Ukraine

Protecting Our Right to Protest

Barrister David Renton speaks about the UK's Policing Bill

Unionise for Climate Justice

Workplace organising is an essential form of environmental activism

Connected Life

Feeling the Heat

As temperatures rise, people in India are finding new ways to cool down

Treating a Sick System

The only cure for climate anxiety is for the government to listen to science

Saving the Myristica Swamps

One of India's biodiversity hotspots is under threat, but there is hope

Coming Home

A tribute to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh


Making Space for Compassionate Health Care &

How caregivers can move from anxiety to empathy

Peaceful Protest

Prayer for Peace

A secular peace prayer for people of any faith

We Shall Overcome

Celebrating the history and impact of nonviolent resistance

Chipko of the Farmers

An interview with Vandana Shiva about India's legacy of peaceful protest

Hungry for Justice

An activist reflects on her experience in prison

Reclaiming Our Souls

Exploring the creative tactics of culture jamming

Being the Light Without Burning Out &

Advice on how to be hopeful in times of crises

Wisdom and Wellbeing

Living with Hope in Trying Times

An interview with Jane Goodall

Yew Time

Reflections on visiting a 3,000-year-old neighbour

The Sound of Time

Experiments in sound art derived from a yew tree

Nature, Place and Protest

Nicola Chester guides us through the landscape of her new book

Art and Culture

Finding Jungles in the Countryside

Pascale Petit on nature poetry and a sense of belonging

Unravelling Thoughts

The creative journey of textile artist Jenni Dutton


Amplifying the Voices of African Activists

Review of A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis

A Force of Grace

Review of The Book of Hope: A Survival Guide for an Endangered Planet

Hell No, We Won't Go

Review of The Boys Who Said NO! Draft Resistance and the Vietnam War

Out of Our Systems

Review of The Entangled Activist: Learning to Recognise the Master's Tools

Planning for the Planet

Review of Half-Earth Socialism: A Plan to Save the Future from Extinction, Climate Change and Pandemics

We Need to Talk

Review of Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World

Design for Life

Review of Flourish: Design Paradigms for Our Planetary Emergency

Poetry in the Time of Covid

Review of Anthropocene: Climate Change, Contagion, Consolation

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