CONTENTS No.253 March/April 2009
2 ECONOMICS OF PLACE by Satish Kumar Creating a fairer future based on Ecology, Economy, Equity and Ethics.
14 PLANET CRUNCH by Andrew Simms Our food supply is so fragile, we could be nine meals from anarchy.
18 STEADY-STATE ECONOMICS by Herman Daly Economic growth has already
8 RIGHTS FOR NATURE by Lucy Mayhew Ecuador puts Nature at the heart of its Constitution.
8 RIGHTS FOR NATURE
9 FOREST SCHOOLS 10 PEACE VILLAGE 12 SOLAR SUBSIDIES
13 WRITE TO FREEDOM
14 PLANET CRUNCH ANDREW SIMMS See Cover Stories
17 PSEUDO-MONEY JAMES BRUGES See Cover Stories
18 STEADY-STATE ECONOMICS HERMAN DALY See Cover Stories
22 A REVOLUTIONARY IDEA BERNARD LIETAER Stabilising the economic sector by introducing alternative forms of currency.
24 E4: ECOLOGY, ECONOMY, EQUITY, ETHICS SCHUMACHER THINK-TANK Leading economists, activists and thinkers produce the E4 Declaration.
17 PSEUDO-MONEY by James Bruges Banks have been given the privilege of creating wealth for their own profit.
Cover image: ILLUSTRATION: BRUNO BUDROVIC/ CORBIS
26 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE POLLY HIGGINS To protect our beautiful planet we need to implement a Universal Declaration of Planetary Rights.
28 BIOSPHERE STORIES MARK COCKER Acknowledging the cultural significance of birds.
30 NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE MARK DOWIE What is the truth behind the claims and counter-claims of the nuclear industry?
33 WHAT DO YOU MEAN, INDIGENOUS? FAITH FJELD Opposing worldviews.
34 CARBON BUDGET SHAUN CHAMBERLIN Ensuring essential entitlements to energy whilst guaranteeing that the UK meets its target emissions reduction.
36 WHERE SPIRIT LIES ADAM WEYMOUTH Challenging the status quo creates space for new culture to be born.
38 THE ORIGINAL SIN TOM BUTLER The “unmaking” of the most biodiverse ecosystem in the USA.
40 A MASTER KEY SHAKTI MAIRA When we understand the real meaning of beauty, we can resolve some of the fundamental problems of our time.
4 Resurgence No. 253 March/April 2009 I N OUR TI ME
The 44th US President and first African-American US President, Barack Hussein Obama, and first lady, Michelle Obama, dance at the Home States Ball in Washington, after the Presidential Inauguration ceremony on 20 th January, 2009.
PHOTOGRAPH: REUTERS/Carlos Barria
43 RAINBOW EARTH SANDY BROWN The geological research that can lead to exciting new paints.
46 ROCK MUSIC, ROCK ART RUNGWE KINGDON A unique collaboration of sculptors, musicians, ancient traditions and modern techniques.
48 COMPELLING COLOURS ANDY CHRISTIAN The work of Mark Rothko.
62 AN OPPOSING VIEW OF NATURE EXTRACT from Becoming Good Ancestors by David Ehrenfeld
64 WOOD MATTERS EXTRACT: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Foreword to The Woodland Year by Ben Law
65 GENTLE ACTION DAVID PEAT introduces his new book Gentle Action
67 BEYOND CERTITUDE CHARLENE SPRETNAK reviews The Virtues of Ignorance
2 WELCOME SATISH KUMAR
6 WHAT’S NEW ON THE WEBSITE
7 MEMBERS’ PAGE SPRING INTO ACTION!
50 VOICE FROM THE SOUTH VANDANA SHIVA
52 LETTER FROM AMERICA DANIEL BELLOW
54 NATURE WRITERS ADAM THORPE on H. J. MASSINGHAM
56 POETRY ANDREA HOLLANDER BUDY
58 SHORT STORY JOHN MOAT
60 LETTERS TO THE EDITORS
MATT KENYON illustrates for The Guardian.
JANE RAY is a freelance illustrator. (Other illustartors courtesy Corbis.com)
68 CERTAIN PERIL ANDREW KIMBRELL reviews Uncertain Peril
69 EVOLUTION OF A NEW PARADIGM JOHN LANE reviews Holistic Education
70 THE ECOLOGY OF CIRCUMSTANCE
LORNA HOWARTH reviews Beechcombings
71 CONSCIOUS AWAKENING JOHN WHITMORE reviews The Bridge at the Edge of the World
72 WATER EXPLORATIONS MIGUEL MENDONÇA reviews Take Me to the Source
73 FAMILY FORTUNES JOHN McCLAUGHRY reviews Third Ways
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