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

09.09.2014

Scots voting no to independence would be an astonishing act of self-harm

England is dysfunctional, corrupt and vastly unequal. Who on earth would want to be tied to such a country? By George Monbiot for The Guardian, Tuesday 2 September 2014 Imagine the question posed the other way round. An independent nation is asked to decide whether… »

06.08.2014

Sick of this market-driven world? You should be

The self-serving con of neoliberalism is that it has eroded the human values the market was supposed to emancipate. By George Monbiot, The Guardian, Tuesday 5 August 2014 To be at peace with a troubled world: this is not a reasonable aim. It can be achieved… »

16.07.2014

Ban neonicotinoids now – to avert another silent spring

This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it George Monbiot, The Guardian, Tuesday 15 July 2014 Here’s our choice. We wait and see if a class of powerful pesticides, made by Bayer and… »

08.07.2014

This is thrilling life-extension news – for dictators and the ultra-rich

Longevity science may divide us into treated and untreated: the first living ever longer, the second dying even younger than now George Monbiot, The Guardian, Monday 7 July 2014 19.15 BST Once it was a myth. Now it’s a dream. And soon it will be an… »

20.06.2014

An ounce of hope is worth a ton of despair

An ounce of hope is worth a ton of despair

We cannot reach people by terrifying them; there has to be a positive agenda. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 17th June 2014: “Saving the world should be based on promise, not fear” If we had set out to alienate and antagonise the people we’ve been… »

29.05.2014

It’s simple. If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up

It’s simple. If we can’t change our economic system, our number’s up

It’s the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity’s undoing By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 28th May 2014 Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one… »

28.05.2014

Highland Spring?

Will Scotland please get off its knees and challenge the people who claim to own it. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th May 2014 “I’d vote yes to rid Scotland of its feudal landowners” Power’s ability to resist change: this is the story of our… »

05.05.2014

Britain: Land of Impunity

Britain: Land of Impunity

Politicians and government contractors now seem to be able to get away with almost anything. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 6th May 2014. What do you have to do to fall out of favour with this government? Last month, the security company G4S was quietly rehabilitated(1). »

28.04.2014

UK – The Shooting Party

UK – The Shooting Party

As the food queues lengthen, the government is giving our money to the super-rich. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th April 2014 So now you might have to buy your own crutches, but you’ll get your shotgun subsidised by the state. A few days after False… »

08.04.2014

Loved to Death

Loved to Death

By embracing their critics and colonising governments, corporations engineer a world of conformity and consumerism. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th April 2014 How do you engineer a bland, depoliticised world, a consensus built around consumption and endless growth, a dreamworld of materialism and debt and… »

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