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FREE LAND

FOR A LIMITED PERIOD, WE ARE OFFERING A FREE COPY OF OUR FAVORITE NEWS MAGAZINE WITH ANY ORDER OVER £50.

SORRY- ALL GONE NOW!

 

Maybe we will do this again, lots of people liked this!

 

 

We have a limited selection of copies of the Land Magazine, with articles on living being and doing stuff in the most important place to us- the planet Earth. Information and news about Planning, access to land in the Uk and abroad, and many other topics are covered in depth in a most amusing and inspiring way. This has seriously helped a lot of people to find land for living and growing, and to negotiate the jungle of planning and regulation that we are all up against. Born from The Land Is Ours and Chapter 7 News (remember them?), and still going strong...

Read this and subscribe for more gripping instalments at www.thelandmagazine.org.uk.

 

They say:

The Land is written by and for people who believe that the roots of justice, freedom, social security and democracy lie not so much in access to money, or to the ballot box, as in access to land and its resources.

The Land reflects the preoccupations of two previous publications: The Land Is Ours Newsletter, which for nine years informed people about land campaigns in the UK and abroad, and Chapter 7 News, which since 1999 has published news and views about the UK planning system.

Demands to “make poverty history”, and the responses from those in power, revolve around money: less debt, freer and fairer trade, more aid. Rarely will you hear someone with access to a microphone mouth the word “land”.

That is because economists define wealth and justice in terms of access to the market. Politicians echo the economists because the more dependent that people become upon the market, the more securely they can be roped into the fiscal and political hierarchy. Access to land is not simply a threat to landowning élites — it is a threat to the religion of unlimited economic growth and the power structure that depends upon it.

The market (however attractive it may appear) is built on promises: the only source of wealth is the earth. Anyone who has land has access to energy, water, nourishment, shelter, healing, wisdom, ancestors and a grave. Ivan Illich spoke of "a society of convivial tools that allows men to achieve purposes with energy fully under their control". The ultimate convivial tool, the mother of all the others, is the earth.

Yet the earth is more than a tool cupboard, for although the earth gives, it dictates its terms; and its terms alter from place to place. So it is that agriculture begets human culture; and cultural diversity, like biological diversity, flowers in obedience to the conditions that the earth imposes. The first and inevitable effect of the global market is to uproot and destroy land-based human cultures. The final and inevitable achievement of a rootless global market will be to destroy itself.

In a shrunken world, taxed to keep the wheels of industry accelerating, land and its resources are increasingly contested. Six billion people compete to acquire land for a variety of conflicting uses: land for food, for water, for energy, for timber, for carbon sinks, for housing, for wildlife, for recreation, for investment. The politics of land — who owns it, who controls it and who has access to it — is more important than ever, though you might not think so from a superficial reading of government policy and the media. The purpose of this magazine is to focus attention back onto the politics of land.

Rome fell; the Soviet Empire collapsed; the stars and stripes are fading in the west. Nothing is forever in history, except geography. Capitalism is a confidence trick, a dazzling edifice built on paper promises. It may stand longer than some of us anticipate, but when it crumbles, the land will remain.

Editorial policy reflects the basic objective of The Land Is Ours—which is to "campaign peacefully for access to land, its resources and the decision-making processes affecting them, for everyone, irrespective of race, creed, age or gender."

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