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Becoming Barbarian

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In the May/June issue of Resurgence & Ecologist, Stephen Harrod Buhner explores the true meaning of the word 'barbarian' and challenges the very concept of civilisation itself. By reconnecting with the Earth and changing the way we think, we can begin to address the difficulties of our time.

Radical change is a theme that runs throughout this issue. Vandana Shiva shows how to move from waging war on Nature towards new paradigms of health and wealth in our agriculture. Charles Eisenstein tells the story of a young woman's radicalism in her choice of life, and Satish Kumar writes about the power of radical love.

Radicalism is also found in our arts pages - from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, featured in our new series on traditional eco-poetry, to the filmmaking project by Sarah Wood exploring how we see Nature and ourselves in today's surveillance society.

To mark the countdown to our 50th anniversary in 2016, we also republish an article by Leopold Kohr from our first issue calling for A New Radicalism - a theme as relevant today as it was then.

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Feature articles

TTIP or Democracy?

TTIP or Democracy?

Michael Meacher exposes the dangerous implications of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement currently under negotiation. This critical trade agreement will have far-reaching consequences, so why is it not on the political agenda?
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Thinking Like Water

Thinking Like Water

As supplies of fresh water become scarce, water is increasingly being privatised and companies are making higher profits. The extraction of this natural resource by the bottled-water industry is a big part of the problem, reports Glenn Aparicio Parry.
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Building for Belonging

Building for Belonging

Modern cities have been designed around cars at the expense of parks and common spaces where people naturally congregate. Kim Samuel suggests it is time to reverse the trend and build cities that feel like home and reflect the varied dimensions of people's lives.
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Plants Before Pills

Plants Before Pills

Sebastian Pole of Pukka Herbs takes a look at the role of plants in the history of medicine and why reconnecting with natural food and medicine is essential to our health. As we face an explosion of system-wide health disorders its time to take a more holistic approach to wellbeing.
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Reviews

Sailing To Save The Planet

Sailing To Save The Planet

Paul Brown reviews Rainbow Warriors: Legendary Stories from Greenpeace Ships - and salutes a lively account of the ships, the Greenpeace mission and the people involved. This book is a tribute to an organisation that has changed the world.
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Four Steps To Hope

Four Steps To Hope

Pat Conaty reviews Realizing Hope: Life Beyond Capitalism, a book which challenges the status quo and offers a speculative version of a future beyond capitalism. To bring this about we need social ownership, decentralisation and participatory governance.
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TTIP or Democracy?: Photo © Bernhard Lang; Thinking Like Water: Photo © Danist06/www.freeimages.com; Building for Belonging illustration by David Doran; Plants Before Pills Limeflowers © www.pukkaherbs.com; Sailing To Save The Planet Rainbow Warrior, New Zealand 1985 © Greenpeace/John Miller