George Monbiot

22.10.2019

Extinction Rebellion protest in London continues despite ban. Journalist George Monbiot arrested

Extinction Rebellion protest in London continues despite ban. Journalist George Monbiot arrested

Despite the ban on demonstrations and the eviction of Trafalgar Square camp, London, the protest of Extinction Rebellion does not stop but rather expresses itself in new and creative ways. The ban has been widely criticised. “If opposing the climate and ecological crisis and defending humanity is against the rules,… »

27.07.2019

For more wonder, rewild the world

For more wonder, rewild the world

When I was a young man, I spent six years of wild adventure in the tropics working as an investigative journalist in some of the most bewitching parts of the world. I… »

02.11.2017

The Gift of Death

The Gift of Death

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th December 2012 Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it. There’s nothing they need, nothing they don’t own already, nothing they even want. So you buy them a solar-powered waving queen; a belly button brush; a silver-plated ice… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

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… »

18.03.2014

How Big Tobacco’s lobbyists get what they want from the media

How Big Tobacco’s lobbyists get what they want from the media

With cigarette packs on the agenda, the BBC must be asked why it lets thinktanks argue the tobacco companies’ case without revealing who their paymasters are. By George Monbiot for The Guardian Almost everything is fake. The brave proverbs with which we were brought up… »

10.03.2014

Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take

Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take

“I have three challenges for the architects of a proposed transatlantic trade deal. If they reject them, they reject democracy By George Monbiot for The Guardian Nothing threatens democracy as much as corporate power. Nowhere do corporations operate with greater freedom than between nations, for here… »

10.12.2013

Materialism: a system that eats us from the inside out

Materialism: a system that eats us from the inside out

Buying more stuff is associated with depression, anxiety and broken relationships. It is socially destructive and self-destructive George Monbiot for The Guardian, Monday 9 December 2013 Owning more doesn’t bring happiness: ‘the material pursuit of self-esteem reduces self-esteem.’ Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA That they are crass,… »

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