Undercurrents 25 December 1977-January 1978 Contents
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2 Eddies : News from Everywhere
7 WHAT’S WHAT: Things that you’ll probably want to know about.
8 LETTERS: Strife and. controversy, verbal GBH, literary Kung Fu, sardonic observations and helpful hints.
10 EMOTIONAL PLAGUE: – Rosemary Randall & John Southgate: Why do so many collective and co-operative projects collapse into bitter disagreement and disillusionment? Is it when emotional plague infects the group psychodynamics?
14 A PERSONAL VIEW – Phil Brachi: one of the founder members of the short-lived BRAD community; gives. his response to ‘Emotional Plague’.
15 FINDHORN REVEALED – Mike Reid: Perhaps the most publicised mysterious community in the world … what does it do? … how is it run? What is the money spent on?
17 A PATCHWORK MOUSE – John Fletcher: The prevailing image of the scientist is the detached selfless seeker after truth. Is it viable any more? Read about fraud and deception in the quest for a cancer cure.
19 COMPOST & COMMUNISM PART 2 – Tom Athanasiou: If thepresident of the United States can read Small is Beautiful, then perhaps there’s something wrong with it after all. It might be a big mistake to ignore the rest of the world while seeking relief in the microcosm.
21 POSITIVE SABOTAGE – Mike George: Instead of simply putting the boot into capitalist industry, why not try to undermine the superstructure of the market while keeping the wheels turning?
23 WATER WORKS! – George Woolston: One of Britain’s greatest natural assets tumbles unnoticed down hillsides day after day and uselessly out to sea. Does hydropower have a future?
26 ANTUR AELHAERN – Simon Watt: How a small Welsh community responded to the threat of slow extinction.
28 COMMUNITY RADIO IN AUSTRALIA – Tony Durham: Australia, land of contrasts, as. they probably say in the travel brochures. Where an embryonic network of free radio’ stations exists cheek by jowl with an increasingly reactionary state.
30 SYDNEY SPOOKS – Alastair Machin: It’s one thing to have your phone tapped by the security· services, but it comes to something when you’re asked to pay for the privilege.
32 SPITTING IN THE WIND – Dave Elliott: The race to co-opt punk rock is on … will the left beat capitalism to it? Or is it a profound gut reaction beyond all control?
34 THAI DILEMMAS – Simon Watt: Thailand, the next South East Asian domino, is a state in permanent crisis. And a growing imbalance between the get-rich-quick development of its industrial regions and the vast exploited hinterland.
36 SAVING IT – Gerald Leach: It’s cheaper to save a watt than to make a watt, something which nuclear enthusiasts can’t imagine. This submission to the Windscale enquiry explains the options.
39 AS LONG AS IT’S GREEN – Steve Cousins: White bikes come of age. At any given moment most cars aren’t being used, which is an enormous waste of resources. Sharing is the obvious answer.
40 IN THE MAKING: Alternative projects that need people, and vice versa. .
41 REVIEWS: This is the traditional time of the year for new books. We review some of the ones that have come our way.
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