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Issue 235 • March/April 2006

From Ownership to Relationship

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Welcome

FROM OWNERSHIP TO RELATIONSHIP

We have built a system which turns food and water into commodities to be bought and sold.

Frontline

TREE TONIC

TreePeople's TREES project advocates trees, forests and forest-inspired technologies as solutions to pressing environmental problems.

SEEDS OF SUFFICIENCY

Introducing the Resurgence School of Organic Gardening and Cooking.

SPIRITUAL ACTIVISM •

The Network of Spiritual Progressives aims to empower spiritually inspired approaches to politics in the USA.

A PRECIOUS FREEDOM

The Prison Phoenix Trust brings meditation and yoga to people in UK prisons.

Current Affairs

THE LONG WAIT

It will take fifteen years for new nuclear power stations to come on stream. If we are to tackle climate change, we have to start now.

SOLAR SOCIALISM •

The UK's energy systems are inefficient and wasteful. We need a national system of local energy networks.

ROADS TO RUIN &

More roads in Africa would result in more exploitation of Africa.

Undercurrents

FUTURE SCENARIOS • &

Should we reform or replace capitalism?

WORK, GIFT AND THEFT

Poverty is caused by the growth and maintenance of ownership in large concentrations that take from society more than they give.

In My Own Words: RED ALERT •

Half Gone, by Jeremy Leggett: oil depletion and global warming are the two great oversights of our times.

THE GREEN VOID •

Most people in Britain cannot name even ten wild flowers.

SECRETS OF THE SOIL •

The key to healthy soil is the vast web of complex symbiotic relationships held within it. The importance of mycorrhizal partnerships.

A GOOD DEATH •

It is a basic human right to die in dignity. The Hospice of the Heart aims to change the existing paradigm of death and dying.

Keynotes

COMPASSION IS THE KEY •

The author of A History of God examines fundamentalism and the theology of nonviolence.

THE LOCAL LIVING ECONOMY •

Transforming business life with the White Dog principles.

CHILD HONOURING •

A 'children first' approach is the key to building a humane and sustainable world.

PESTER POWER

As children increasingly become the 'new' market, advertising is turning its beam on the young.

MY YEAR WITH NIKE •

How corporations corrupt schools.

Regulars

Poetry - AN ANTHOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY POEMS •

Poems by Lynne Wycherley, Jay Ramsey, Paul Matthews and David Barnett.

Voice From The South - WATER FUTURES •

The World Bank policies of water privatisation in India will cause a hydro-apartheid.

The Long View - PLATO, ARISTOTLE AND THE COMMONS

We will only be saved if we realise how much we have in common and need to hold in common.

Visionaries - PATRICK GEDDES •

The life of a pioneer of sustainable development.

Gardening - FIELD FLOWERS •

The purpose of weeding is not to eliminate, but to enter into a spirit of co-operation.

Small Steps - COTTON BOTTOMS

Alternatives to conventional disposable nappies.

Recipes - CHILDREN'S FOOD •

Children benefit in many ways from helping out in the kitchen. Wild garlic soup, a penne dish, rhubarb crumble and fruit muffins.

Letters to the Editors

The Arts

EVERLASTINGLY FRESH •

An open-minded approach will encourage us to fully appreciate works of art.

FLAWS OF THE PERFECT CIRCLE •

The sublime and subliminal work of Lee Waisler.

GOLD LEAF AND STONES •

Art at the Small School with Bertrand Licart.

THE JOY OF MAKING

We are living in an increasingly deskilled society.

Reviews

STARS IN THEIR HANDS

Review of Dyad by Peter Oswald and Sean Borodale

ALCHEMICAL GOLD

Review of Hermes & Magdalen by John Moat

MEDITATIONS

Review of Findings by Kathleen Jamie

WAR AND PEACE

Review of The War at Troy by Lindsay Clarke and The Return from Troy by Lindsay Clarke

BOOKS IN BRIEF

Review of A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, The Public Value of Science by James Wilsdon et al., A Good Life by Paul Peacock, The Bedside Book of Birds by Graeme Gibson, Allotment Gardening by Susan Berger

Web Exclusives

Article - ALICE IN OXFORD

Jeweller Wendy Ramshaw steps through the Looking-Glass.

Article - GREEN STREETS ARE 'NAKED' STREETS

Removing 'clutter' can help to reclaim our streets and make them safer.

Article - AMBASSADORS OF PEACE

A determination to be peace, and courage to stand for it, no matter what, create the energy and power for change.

Review - A NEW TACK •

Review of Beyond Conservation by Peter Taylor

Review - A RETURN TO GOOD SENSE •

Review of Direct Democracy by Douglas Carswell

Review - GARDENING VIGNETTES •

Review of Why We Garden by Jim Nollman

Review - GOOD PHILOSOPHY FOR OUR MAD TIMES •

Review of Confessions of a Radical Traditionalist by John Michell

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