Resurgence, Vol 1 No 1 - May/Jun 1966
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Following the merger between The Resurgence Trust and the Ecologist, the joint publication Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is now available in print and online.
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LIGHT IN DARK DAYS
We live in troubled times. Around our planet, there are daily reminders - of social and economic divisions, the climate crisis, our increasing pressure on the natural world, of war and the spectre of nuclear conflict.
Despite all this, there are reasons for optimism - as we hope the November/December issue of Resurgence & Ecologist demonstrates. However much we stumble in our efforts to renew our institutions and reform our world, there is a resilience in the human, and there is still reason to rejoice in Nature.
That human spirit informs George Monbiot’s Keynote essay, calling for a new, ecologically informed society to help heal divided communities and individuals. It resides in the concept of the commons – the world we can share - as Robin Le Mare, in his essay on the economist Elinor Ostrom, and Bradley Garrett, in his report on the threat to public spaces, remind us. It shines through the testament of Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese civil rights campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner who, while facing imprisonment, proclaimed: “I have no enemies, and no hatred.” His testament, reprinted in this issue, makes for remarkable reading.
In our arts pages, we feature the work of two very different artists. Tammaz Azzam left his homeland with his family to escape Syria’s civil war. Since then, in exile, he forges memorable images to remind us of the continuing conflict. Meanwhile, in Mozambique, artists such as Goncalo Mabunda and his colleagues at the Nucleo d’Arte are turning the detritus of war into artistic and political expression. Not quite swords into ploughshares, but examples of unquenchable human spirit.
We draw strength from such stories, just as the Scots writer Nan Shepherd – profiled in this issue - drew inspiration from the Highlands, the Japanese ceramicists Miwa Kazuhiko and Ken Mihara fashion beauty from raw clay, and Sarah Corbett and her fellow activists find renewal and a quiet energy in their craftivism. Together, it sums up the spirit of Resurgence.