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The Moneyless Manifesto by Mark Boyle

Review by Simon Mitchell

One of my favourite optimistic, life-enhancing quotes is from Arundhati Roy, an Indian authoress and political activist, perhaps best known for winning the 1998 Man Booker Prize for her novel ‘The God of Small Things’ in 1997:

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” Continue reading

The Transition Companion

Review by Maddy Harland
Transition is now a worldwide grassroots movement that looks climate change and peak oil squarely in the face and dismisses the utter impossibility of endless economic growth on a planet of finite resources. It offers community based solutions to help people in villages, towns and cities adapt to the inevitable challenges of the oncoming reality of profound economic and social change unflinchingly and with a good degree of humility and good cheer. It’s a collection of recipes for building community, environmental regeneration, relocalised economies and so much more. Continue reading