George Monbiot

13.08.2020

Video: the invisible ideology trashing our planet

Video: the invisible ideology trashing our planet

Brendan Montague An interview with George Monbiot and audio of his talk at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in London. If you get into debt buying your child branded trainers, if you fear redundancy, if you suffer anxiety about the future of the planet and you… »

12.07.2020

Covid recovery and radical social change

Covid recovery and radical social change

A post-Covid world must genuinely value care, embrace vulnerability, and attack the existing structures of privilege. The view that radical societal change has been taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic has been expressed by progressive figures and organisations. For example, George Monbiot has recorded a series of solidarity, bottom-up community… »

12.06.2020

George Monbiot: From coronavirus to public luxury

George Monbiot: From coronavirus to public luxury

Brendan Montague The environmental campaigner and journalist argues we need to abandon capitalism as we recover from coronavirus and establish a new economy of private sufficiency and public luxury. The environmental journalist and campaigner George Monbiot has called for a complete transformation of the global economy away from capitalism towards… »

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… »

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