The Land Issue 25

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EDITORIAL
 
Democracy at Work
 
Measure Twice, Cut Once
 
Live and Let Dive
 
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NEWS IN BRIEF
 
Perceptions of Insecurity • Forest Dwellers Face Eviction • ‘Vacant, Fallow and Virgin’• Rebel Yell Over Heathrow • Black is White, Wood Pellets are Green • Frackers Fear Anarchy - and Turn to Cycling • Rewilder Reaches for the Sky • Tenant Farmers Win Right to Stay • Frackers Fear Anarchy - and Turn to Cycling • Rewilder Reaches for the Sky • Tenant Farmers Win Right to Stay • Rewilder Reaches for the Sky • Tenant Farmers Win Right to Stay
 
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FRANCE
 
End of the Month, End of the World.
Simon Fairlie heads for France to meet some Gilets Jaunes.
 
The Luddite Wing of the Gilets Jaunes.
 
A Message from Farmers to the Gilets Jaunes.
 
A Driverless Ride to Ecological Disaster?
Celia Izoard is not impressed by autonomous cars.
 
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NATURE AND COMMONS
 
Making Connections at the GPO
Miriam Turley visits a protest against gold mining in Northern Ireland.
 
The Rights of Nature.
Tom Brenan reports on a global movement promoting creative legal thinking.
 
Nets Against Nature.
Miles King bemoans financially-minded conservation.
 
Much Maligned Mustelids.
Alexis Self muses on why weasels and stoats have such a bad reputation.
 
Nature and the Enclosure of the Imagination.
Michael Dunwell celebrates the legacy of Karl Polanyi.
 
Largest Enclosure For 300 Years.
Julia Aglionby explains how the MoD grabbed 10,000 acres of Cumbria.
 
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HOUSING AND URBAN
 
Land and the Housing Crisis.
Robin Howell has a plan to make housing affordable again.
 
London Crawling.
Phoebe Weston has reservations about the idea of a National Park City.
 
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AGRICULTURE
 
Seed Sovereignty in the UK.
Katie Hastings explains the importance of preserving crop diversity.
 
Has Britain Fed Itself?
Paul Lovatt Smith goes in search of lessons from history.
 
Meat on Trial: Default Hunting.
Federico Filippi makes the case for eating ‘pests’.
 
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REVIEWS
 
So Who Does Own England?
Mike Hannis reviews Guy Shrubsole's survey of land ownership in England.
 
The Corned Beef Barons.
An exclusive extract from Guy Shrubsole’s book 'Who Owns England?'.
 
A Tale of Two Landowners.
A protest sparks rumours of confusion on the moors.
 
Be True to Your Roots.
Simon Fairlie reviews a curious satirical text.
 
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THE FEEDBACK LOOP
Jenny Hall and others respond to issue 24’s articles on veganism and land use.
 
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CHAPTER 7 NEWS
 
Brithdir Mawr - the First 25 Years.
Ben Mathers looks back – and forward to the future.
 
Cramped or Snug?
Planners have contrasting attitudes to small dwellings.
 
Saved By the Bell.
Simon Fairlie reflects on apparent success.
 
A Late Bloomer.
Jackie Ivimy admires the determination of the late Margaret Rigby.
 

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