George Monbiot

George Monbiot

George Monbiot is a British writer, known for his environmental and political activism. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian, and is the author of a number of books, including Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain (2000) and Bring on the Apocalypse: Six Arguments for Global Justice (2008). www.monbiot.com

03.06.2015

How a corporate cult captures and destroys our best graduates

How a corporate cult captures and destroys our best graduates

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Universities should defend students against lovebombing by banks and consultancy firms – before it ruins their lives To seek enlightenment, intellectual or spiritual; to do good; to love and be loved; to create and to… »

13.05.2015

Labour’s rebirth requires a grassroots revolution, not more diktats and spin

Labour’s rebirth requires a grassroots revolution, not more diktats and spin

George Monbiot for The Guardian, Wednesday 13 May 2015 Think the left has it hard in Britain? Latin Americans faced torture yet built inspirational movements Leadership comes from below: that’s what most successful progressive parties have in common. Leftwing parties have… »

02.04.2015

Wealth creators’ are robbing our most productive people

By George Monbiot for The Guardian. There is an inverse relationship between utility and reward. The most lucrative, prestigious jobs tend to cause the greatest harm. The most useful workers tend to be paid least and treated worst. I was reminded of this while listening last week to… »

19.03.2015

Let’s not fool ourselves. We may not bribe, but corruption is rife in Britain

Let’s not fool ourselves. We may not bribe, but corruption is rife in Britain

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Allegations of a cover-up at Scotland Yard show that the British are as prone to malfeasance as any other nation It just doesn’t compute. Almost every day the news is filled with stories that look… »

03.12.2014

No wonder landowners are scared. We are starting to learn who owns Britain

Scotland is breaking the cover-up that stifles our political thought. Bring the Highland Spring south By George Monbiot for The Guardian, Wednesday 3 December 2014 Bring out the violins. The land reform programme announced last week by the Scottish government is the end of… »

21.11.2014

Growth: the destructive god that can never be appeased

The blind pursuit of economic expansion stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and is wrecking our world. Time for an alternative By George Monbiot for The Guardian, Tuesday 18 November 2014 Another crash is coming. We all know it, now even David Cameron acknowledges… »

12.11.2014

Interstellar: magnificent film, insane fantasy

Movies about abandoning Earth reflect the political defeatism of our age: that adapting to climate breakdown is preferable to stopping it By George Monbiot for The Guardian, Tuesday 11 November 2014 “It’s like we’ve forgotten who we are,” the hero of Interstellar complains. “Explorers, pioneers, not… »

05.11.2014

The British government is leading a gunpowder plot against democracy

The British government is leading a gunpowder plot against democracy

This bill of corporate rights threatens to blow the sovereignty of parliament unless it can be stopped By George Monbiot for The Guardian On this day a year ago, I was in despair. A dark cloud was rising over the Atlantic, threatening to blot… »

16.10.2014

The age of loneliness is killing us

For the most social of creatures, the mammalian bee, there’s no such thing now as society. This will be our downfall By George Monbiot for The Guardian, Tuesday 14 October 2014 What do we call this time? It’s not the information age: the collapse of popular… »

09.10.2014

Our bullying corporations are the new enemy within

Our bullying corporations are the new enemy within

The demands of business dominate our politicians and embed inequality. It’s a full-blown assault on democracy By George Monbiot for The Guardian The more power you possess, the more insecure you feel. The paranoia of power drives people towards absolutism. But it doesn’t work. Far from curing them of the… »

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