A non-partisan journal of the left.

About George Monbiot

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Growth: the destructive god that can never be appeased

by George Monbiot

Wed 19th Nov 2014
The blind pursuit of economic exapansion stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and is wrecking our world. Time for an alternative, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Interstellar: magnificent film, insane fantasy

by George Monbiot

Wed 12th Nov 2014
Movies about abandoning Earth reflect the political defeatism of our age: that adapting to climate breakdown is preferable to stopping it, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The British government is leading a gunpowder plot against democracy

by George Monbiot

Wed 5th Nov 2014
This bill of corporate rights threatens to blow the sovereignty of parliament unless it can be stopped, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

‘Cleansing the stock’ and other ways governments talk about human beings

by George Monbiot

Wed 22nd Oct 2014
Those in power don’t speak of ‘people’ or ‘killing’ – it helps them do their job. And we are picking up their dehumanising euphemisms, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Our bullying corporations are the new enemy within

by George Monbiot

Thu 9th Oct 2014
The demands of business dominate our politicians and embed inequality. It’s a full-blown assault on democracy, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

It's time to shout stop on this war on the living world

by George Monbiot

Tue 7th Oct 2014
Our consumption is trashing a natural world infinitely more fascinating and intricate than the stuff we produce, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

How the media shafted the people of Scotland

by George Monbiot

Mon 22nd Sep 2014
Journalists in their gilded circles are woefully out of touch with popular sentiment and shamefully slur any desire for change, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Sick of this market-driven world? You should be

by George Monbiot

Fri 8th Aug 2014
The self-serving con of neoliberalism is that it has eroded the human values the market was supposed to emancipate, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Is a Tea Party movement about to kick off in Britain?

by George Monbiot

Wed 23rd Jul 2014
A fallen government minister who fought the ‘green blob’ seems to be contemplating a US-style insurgency, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The elixir of life – in a poisoned chalice?

by George Monbiot

Thu 10th Jul 2014
Longevity science may divide us into treated and untreated: the first living ever longer, the second dying even younger than now, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The real enemies of press freedom are in the newsroom

by George Monbiot

Tue 1st Jul 2014
The principal threat to expression comes not from state regulation but from censorship by editors and proprietors, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Saving the world should be based on promise, not fear

by George Monbiot

Wed 18th Jun 2014
For 30 years I banged on about threats. But research shows we must to be true to ourselves – and to the wonder in nature, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The only way to fairness in housing is to tax property

by George Monbiot

Tue 3rd Jun 2014
Help to Buy and the other government schemes merely lock in place an unjust system which rewards those in power, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Impossibility of Growth

by George Monbiot

Fri 30th May 2014
It's the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity's undoing, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Highland Spring?

by George Monbiot

Tue 20th May 2014
The scoured, scorched Highlands could be brought to life – maybe an independent nation will have the courage to act, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Welcome to Britain, the new land of impunity

by George Monbiot

Wed 7th May 2014
No matter the criticisms made or damage done, fat cats and politicians seem able to cling on. Often their efforts are rewarded, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

This cash for grouse scandal shows how Britain has become a plutocrats' paradise

by George Monbiot

Wed 30th Apr 2014
We subsidise the landed gentry and their shotguns. While the poor are plunged into brutal insecurity, the rich are untroubled, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

So, after the IPCC report, which bit of the world are you prepared to lose?

by George Monbiot

Wed 2nd Apr 2014
George Monbiot asks: When people say we should adjust to climate change, do they understand what that actually means?... [read more]
 

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

by George Monbiot

Wed 19th Mar 2014
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, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

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

by George Monbiot

Tue 11th Mar 2014
I have three challenges for the architects of a proposed transatlantic trade deal. If they reject them, they reject democracy, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Benefits Claimants the Government Loves

by George Monbiot

Wed 5th Mar 2014
Uncapped, almost unconditional, the vast sums of public money we give to farmers buy only destruction, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

How we ended up paying farmers to flood our homes

by George Monbiot

Wed 19th Feb 2014
This government let the farming lobby rip up the rulebook on soil protection – and now we are suffering the consequences, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Terrorism or Heroism?

by George Monbiot

Mon 17th Feb 2014
The International Brigades were hailed for bravery. But British citizens who fight in Syria are damned. If only they did it for the money, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Did an undercover cop help organise a major riot?

by George Monbiot

Tue 4th Feb 2014
The wrongly convicted activist John Jordan claims the Met helped plan serious civil disorder. An independent public inquiry is now vital, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Why I'll be rewarding the latest attempt to make a citizen's arrest on Tony Blair

by George Monbiot

Wed 22nd Jan 2014
London barman Twiggy Garcia could be in line for a reward from George Monbiot's Arrest Blair website after his crack at bringing the former prime minister to justice for alleged war crimes.... [read more]

At last, a law to stop almost anyone from doing almost anything

by George Monbiot

Wed 8th Jan 2014
Protesters, buskers, preachers, the young: all could end up with 'ipnas'. Of course, if you're rich, you have nothing to fear, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

A tale of gold, guns, greed and rat poison in the Brazilian jungle

by George Monbiot

Mon 30th Dec 2013
The miners of northern Brazil live by the laws of power, honour, money and lust. But sometimes, karma asserts itself too, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Nuclear scare stories are a gift to the truly lethal coal industry

by George Monbiot

Tue 17th Dec 2013
Coal is a much nastier power source than the one we have chosen to fear in a deadly form of displacement activity, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Transylvanian Count to Chair Bloodbank

by George Monbiot

Mon 9th Dec 2013
The government wants a chairman who can flog nature and have chosen a Tory party donor with a background in investment banking and housing developments, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

For Pope Francis the liberal, this promises to be a very bloody Sunday

by George Monbiot

Wed 20th Nov 2013
Francis is the poster pope for progressives. But canonising a genocidal missionary like Junípero Serra epitomises the Catholic history problem, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

We can still celebrate bonfire night without burning toxic waste

by George Monbiot

Thu 7th Nov 2013
Dioxins released when we set fire to our junk on Guy Fawkes night are entering the food chain, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The farce of the Hinkley C nuclear reactor will haunt Britain for decades

by George Monbiot

Thu 24th Oct 2013
We need nuclear power. But the government has plumped for outdated technology at the worst price imaginable, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

From Obamacare to trade, superversion not subversion is the new and very real threat to the state

by George Monbiot

Tue 15th Oct 2013
Rightwing politicians and their press use talk of patriotism to disguise where their true loyalty lies: the wealthy elite, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough

by George Monbiot

Wed 9th Oct 2013
The 10-year-old Londoners I took to Wales were proof that a week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Why is Apple so shifty about how it makes the iPhone?

by George Monbiot

Tue 24th Sep 2013
The paragon of modern tech risks losing its shine by dodging queries about Indonesia, and an orgy of unregulated tin mining, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Obama's rogue state tramples over every law it demands others uphold

by George Monbiot

Thu 12th Sep 2013
For 67 years the US has pursued its own interests at the expense of global justice – no wonder people are sceptical now, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The Lake District is a wildlife desert. Blame Wordsworth

by George Monbiot

Wed 4th Sep 2013
I revere Wordsworth the poet, but not his view of farming as a benign force. The Lakes fells don't need world heritage status – just fewer sheep, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

What is behind this fracking mania? Unbridled machismo

by George Monbiot

Sat 24th Aug 2013
Promoting extractive industries is seen by politicians as a proper, manly pursuit, even if it makes no sense, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Resurrecting woolly mammoths is exciting – but it's a fantasy

by George Monbiot

Wed 7th Aug 2013
De-extinction sounds like a great idea. But there’s a problem most people have overlooked, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The Landed Mafia

by George Monbiot

Wed 10th Jul 2013
Those of us who defend the planet are increasingly subject to abuse. It is the price we pay for confronting the power of money, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

On summer solstice, my £100 bet against solar power ends - who won?

by George Monbiot

Sat 22nd Jun 2013
Solar may be popular but environmentalists must be hard-headed about how to reduce CO2 in the cheapest way, writes George Moniot.... [read more]

Bono can't help Africans by stealing their voice

by George Monbiot

Wed 19th Jun 2013
Because the U2 frontman and others like him are seen as representatives of the poor, the poor are not invited to speak, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

A manifesto for rewilding the world

by George Monbiot

Thu 30th May 2013
A mass restoration of ecosystems offers us hope where there was little hope before, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Oxford University won't take funding from tobacco companies. But Shell's OK

by George Monbiot

Thu 16th May 2013
If scholars don't take an ethical stance against corporate money, where's the moral check on power? George Monbiot reports.... [read more]

Climate milestone is a moment of symbolic significance on road of idiocy

by George Monbiot

Mon 13th May 2013
The only way forward is back: to retrace our steps and seek to return atmospheric concentrations to around 350ppm, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The Counter-Enlightenment

by George Monbiot

Wed 1st May 2013
What happens to people when they become government science advisers? Are their children taken hostage? Is a dossier of compromising photographs kept, ready to send to the Sun if they step out of line? George Monbiot writes.... [read more]

The Self-Hating State

by George Monbiot

Tue 23rd Apr 2013
Devolving policy to “the market” doesn’t solve the problem of power. It makes it worse, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Great Unmentionable

by George Monbiot

Sun 14th Apr 2013
We have offshored the problem of escalating consumption, and our perceptions of it, by considering only territorial emissions, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Political Barbed Wire

by George Monbiot

Mon 8th Apr 2013
Why are 97 per cent of our rivers shut to the public? A millionaire minister’s amazing conflicts of interest give you a clue, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Line of Battle

by George Monbiot

Wed 27th Mar 2013
The 'private good, public bad' madness sees a bedroom tax foisted on the poor while the rich amass vast property wealth, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Frozen Assets

by George Monbiot

Mon 18th Mar 2013
Why are we exploiting unconventional gas when we can’t afford to burn existing supplies? George Monbiot asks the crucial question.... [read more]
 

Smart Phones, Dumb Companies

by George Monbiot

Thu 14th Mar 2013
Phone companies do too little to ensure the minerals they use are conflict-free. Here's what you can do to hold them to account, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

A Capitalist Command Economy

by George Monbiot

Mon 11th Mar 2013
Forcing schools into the hands of unelected oligarchs is the latest contradiction of everything the market fetishists claim to stand for, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Corporate Blowback

by George Monbiot

Thu 28th Feb 2013
Companies like EDF, seeking to terrify protesters with lawsuits, are likely to become victims of their own aggression, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Secrets of the Rich

by George Monbiot

Mon 25th Feb 2013
Billionaires are hiding behind a network of “independent” groups, who manipulate politics on their behalf, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The end of nuclear power? Careful what you wish for

by George Monbiot

Mon 11th Feb 2013
Flawed and stalled as the plans for toxic waste may be, at least they exist. There is no way to clean up CO2, the greater evil, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

A Telling Silence

by George Monbiot

Mon 28th Jan 2013
They parasitise us from above. But landowners and the Tory party's idle rich are spared the fairest and simplest of taxes, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Wolf killings are based on the most cynical of premises

by George Monbiot

Mon 21st Jan 2013
Governments in Russia, Canada and Scandinavia claim they need to protect lesser species and habitats – while continuing their smash and grab raid on natural resources, writes George Monbiot. ... [read more]

If you think we're done with neoliberalism, think again

by George Monbiot

Wed 16th Jan 2013
The global application of a fraudulent economic theory brought the west to its knees. Yet for those in power, it offers riches, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Grime Behind the Crime

by George Monbiot

Wed 9th Jan 2013
It seems crazy, but the evidence about lead is stacking up. Behind crimes that have destroyed so many lives, is there a much greater crime asks George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The year we did our best to abandon the natural world

by George Monbiot

Tue 1st Jan 2013
Emissions are rising, ice is melting and yet the response of governments is simply to pretend that none of it is happening, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

The day my inner anarchist lost out to the bourgeois me

by George Monbiot

Mon 31st Dec 2012
A winter's day, some years back: a fall on the ice landed George Monbiot in A&E – and that's when he met the man with tattoos on his neck and knuckles.... [read more]

In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats

by George Monbiot

Tue 18th Dec 2012
George Monbiot: Barack Obama's tears for the children of Newtown are in stark contrast to his silence over the children murdered by his drones... [read more]
 

The Gift of Death

by George Monbiot

Tue 11th Dec 2012
Every year we splurge on pointless, planet-trashing products, most of which are not wanted. Why not just bake them a cake, asks George Monbiot. ... [read more]

The Fat of the Land

by George Monbiot

Wed 28th Nov 2012
The European Union's farm subsidies are a modern equivalent of feudal aid. As Europe suffers under austerity, it's right to call for reform, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Recipes for Disaster

by George Monbiot

Fri 9th Nov 2012
George Monbiot asked whether it is about time the media stopped publishing recipes for threatened fish?... [read more]
 

Struck Dumb

by George Monbiot

Tue 6th Nov 2012
Despite hurricane Sandy, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney will speak about global warming. The danger this poses is huge, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Cameron’s Contagion

by George Monbiot

Mon 29th Oct 2012
There couldn’t be a clearer case of shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. For the past three years there have been clear and unequivocal warnings that ash die-back could come to Britain, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Ash Cloud

by George Monbiot

Wed 24th Oct 2012
There was a time when conservatism meant what the word suggests. It was an attempt to keep things as they are: to arrest economic and social change, to defend the position of the dominant class. Today conservatism has become a nihilistic festival of destruction, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Empty Promise

by George Monbiot

Mon 22nd Oct 2012
George Monbiot asks if scientists have got the impacts of climate change on food supply wildly wrong?... [read more]

Romnesia

by George Monbiot

Tue 25th Sep 2012
The parasitical ultra-rich often deny the role of others in the acquisition of their wealth – and even seek to punish them for it, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Mind Thieves

by George Monbiot

Wed 12th Sep 2012
The evidence linking Alzheimer’s disease to the food industry is strong and is growing, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

A Step Towards the Dock

by George Monbiot

Mon 3rd Sep 2012
Desmond Tutu has helped us see the true nature of what the former prime minister did to Iraq and increased pressure for a prosecution, writes George Monbiot. ... [read more]

An animation calling for economic democracy

by George Monbiot

Wed 29th Aug 2012
To answer the question of what the world will look like after capitalism, we first have to decide what we mean by capitalism. If it means a system that arises from lending money at interest, then there will be no “after capitalism” writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Hunger Games

by George Monbiot

Tue 14th Aug 2012
The rich world is causing the famines it claims to be preventing, says George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The Great Impostors

by George Monbiot

Wed 8th Aug 2012
Under the guise of saving the natural world, governments are privatising it and rarely will the money to be made by protecting nature match the money to be made by destroying it, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Dance With the One Who Brung You

by George Monbiot

Sun 5th Aug 2012
Protecting the environment, like protecting the welfare of a nation’s poorest and weakest people, requires a sweeping reform of political funding, on both sides of the Atlantic, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Scorched Earth Economics

by George Monbiot

Wed 1st Aug 2012
The model is dead; long live the model. Austerity programmes are extending the crises they were meant to solve, yet governments refuse to abandon them and the UK provides a powerful example, writes George Monbiot. ... [read more]
 

A new front opens up in the war against nature

by George Monbiot

Fri 27th Jul 2012
George Monbiot says that the Countryside Alliance’s campaign against a ban on lead shot strikes him as motivated by the age-old attitude of reactionary members of the landowning classes: that they will not be subject to the laws or considerations that affect lesser members of society. ... [read more]

The Promised Land

by George Monbiot

Sat 21st Jul 2012
To be young in the post-industrial nations today is to be excluded. Excluded from the comforts enjoyed by preceding generations; excluded from jobs; excluded from hopes of a better world; excluded from self-ownership, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

For Those Who Love Life

by George Monbiot

Mon 16th Jul 2012
The people cutting open bluefin tuna nets are heroes: they are stepping in where governments have failed, to protect our common heritage, says George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Anomie

by George Monbiot

Tue 10th Jul 2012
Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Mendacity of Hope

by George Monbiot

Tue 19th Jun 2012
Rio 2012: the summits which promise to save the world keep us dangling, not mobilising, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Storm Warning

by George Monbiot

Sat 16th Jun 2012
I suppose I should have seen this coming. In January, I discovered that the forecasters employed by a company called Positive Weather Solutions, whose inaccurate predictions were widely used by the newspapers, don’t exist, says George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The Resurgent Aristocracy

by George Monbiot

Wed 6th Jun 2012
Rural policy is once again the preserve of the elite, and wildlife and people suffer as a result, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

A Monstrous Proposal

by George Monbiot

Tue 8th May 2012
Extending transparency laws to the private sector would make the likes of News International think twice before misbehaving, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Empire of Capital

by George Monbiot

Tue 1st May 2012
A one-sided justice sees weaker states punished as rich nations and giant corporations project their power across the world, says George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The Keys to the Blood Bank

by George Monbiot

Sun 22nd Apr 2012
The Conservative minister charged with protecting wildlife is making a packet as a result of weak wildlife protection laws, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Rewilding Our Children

by George Monbiot

Wed 18th Apr 2012
When my second child reaches my age I fear the NHS, along with the tiger and rhino, will be part of a mythologised arcadia, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

A Manifesto for Psychopaths

by George Monbiot

Wed 7th Mar 2012
Ayn Rand’s ideas have become the Marxism of the new right, she may have died 30 years ago but the belief system constructed by her has never been more popular or influential, says George Monbiot. ... [read more]
 

Plutocracy, Pure and Simple

by George Monbiot

Tue 21st Feb 2012
Now it’s a straight fight with the billionaires and corporations, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Liberal Constipation

by George Monbiot

Tue 7th Feb 2012
Conservatism is linked to low intelligence; but the real idiots are the progressives letting it win, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Divine Injustice

by George Monbiot

Tue 31st Jan 2012
Drone warfare can be used to thwart democratic movements, anywhere, says George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The Great Pay Robbery

by George Monbiot

Wed 25th Jan 2012
Here’s why the government’s proposals on executive pay won’t work – and why we need a maximum wage, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Sacrificial Caste

by George Monbiot

Tue 17th Jan 2012
In this and other nations, there are groups of children who can be abused with impunity, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Why Libertarians Must Deny Climate Change

by George Monbiot

Sat 7th Jan 2012
As soon as it encounters environmental issues, the ideology of the new right becomes ensnared in its own contradictions, says George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Unmasking the Press

by George Monbiot

Tue 13th Dec 2011
The corporate newspapers are the elite’s enforcers, misrepresenting the sources of oppression, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Slash and Burn Capitalism

by George Monbiot

Fri 2nd Dec 2011
Now the government intends to strip away protection from our most treasured places, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Corporate Welfare State

by George Monbiot

Tue 22nd Nov 2011
Despite the crisis, it’s still socialism for the 1 per cent, capitalism for the rest.... [read more]
 

Wealth Destroyers

by George Monbiot

Tue 1st Nov 2011
The Corporation of the City of London has harmed you more than you know, says George Monbiot. ... [read more]

Show Me The Money

by George Monbiot

Tue 18th Oct 2011
We have a democratic right to know who is funding public advocacy, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Think of a Tank

by George Monbiot

Tue 13th Sep 2011
The “free market thinktanks” and their secret funders are a threat to democracy, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

The Lairds of Learning

by George Monbiot

Tue 30th Aug 2011
Who are the most ruthless capitalists in the Western world? Whose monopolistic practices makes WalMart look like a corner shop and Rupert Murdoch look like a socialist?... [read more]

Out of the Ashes

by George Monbiot

Tue 23rd Aug 2011
Now is the time to start planning for a new economy, not dependent on growth. ... [read more]

How the Billionaires Broke the System

by George Monbiot

Tue 2nd Aug 2011
The US deficit reduction plan makes no sense – until you remember who’s behind the Tea Party movement. ... [read more]
 

Towering Lunacy

by George Monbiot

Sat 21st Aug 2010
Green enthusiasm for vertical farms shows that no one is untouched by magical thinking, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

BP’s Dumb Investors

by George Monbiot

Fri 25th Jun 2010
The companies now threatening to sue BP have only themselves to blame, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

The Money Gusher

by George Monbiot

Fri 11th Jun 2010
The oil industry’s decommissioning costs will dwarf those of nuclear power. The money being made now should be put aside to meet them, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]
 

Universal Cure

by George Monbiot

Fri 28th May 2010
George Monbit proposes a simple means of transforming the UK’s universities, schools and society. ... [read more]

Money’s Hunger

by George Monbiot

Fri 14th May 2010
Industrial civilisation is trashing the environment. George Monbiot asks: should we try to reform it or just watch it go down? ... [read more]

An Eruption of Reality

by George Monbiot

Fri 23rd Apr 2010
George Monbiot asks: has our society become too complex to sustain?... [read more]
 

Walled In

by George Monbiot

Fri 9th Apr 2010
Science and humanities students view each other with incomprehension: blame our dumb, narrow schooling, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Morality Policing

by George Monbiot

Fri 2nd Apr 2010
The police treat protests and festivals as a threat to their power, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

War With the Ghosts

by George Monbiot

Fri 26th Mar 2010
George Monbiot asks: what are our nuclear weapons for, and who controls them? ... [read more]
 

The Naming of Things

by George Monbiot

Fri 19th Mar 2010
George Monbiot suggests one small way in which the collapse of biodiversity could be slowed.... [read more]

Bleak Havens

by George Monbiot

Fri 26th Feb 2010
It's time to close the net on tax havens, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

A Bounty for Blair’s Arrest

by George Monbiot

Fri 29th Jan 2010
George Monbiot on why he has launched a new fund to reward people who attempt to arrest Britan's former prime minister.... [read more]
 

Consumer Hell

by George Monbiot

Fri 8th Jan 2010
George Moniot asks: How do we break a system which now permeates every aspect of our lives? ... [read more]

Requiem for a Crowded Planet

by George Monbiot

Fri 25th Dec 2009
George Monbiot's analysis of the failure of the climate talks.... [read more]

The Real Climate Scandal

by George Monbiot

Fri 11th Dec 2009
A scandal over faked evidence has been a boon to climate change deniers. George Monbiot looks to redress the balance.... [read more]
 

If Nothing Else, Save Farming

by George Monbiot

Fri 20th Nov 2009
It’s probably too late to prepare for peak oil, but we can at least try to salvage food production, writes George Monbiot.... [read more]

Champions of the Overdog

by George Monbiot

Fri 13th Nov 2009
Local papers are vanishing. George Monbiot asks: Does it matter? ... [read more]

Justice in Shades

by George Monbiot

Fri 9th Oct 2009
A damning judgement on army killings suggests that officials at every level have covered up torture and murder, as George Monbiot explains.... [read more]
 

The Population Myth

by George Monbiot

Fri 2nd Oct 2009
George Monbiot says people who claim that population growth is the big environmental issue are shifting the blame from the rich to the poor.... [read more]

The Great Cop-Out

by George Monbiot

Fri 11th Sep 2009
Impeded by Gordon Brown, the G20 has decided that bankers won’t be properly regulated, as George Monbiot explains.... [read more]

Not Even Wrong

by George Monbiot

Fri 4th Sep 2009
Guardian journalist George Monbiot on a radical approach to cutting greenhouse gases.... [read more]
 

Should We Seek to Save Industrial Civilisation? A Debate with Paul Kingsnorth

by George Monbiot

Fri 21st Aug 2009
Guardian journalist George Monbiot discusses climate change with the Oxford-based environmentalist Paul Kingsnorth.... [read more]

Politically Transmitted Disease

by George Monbiot

Fri 31st Jul 2009
Rising rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the United States are the result of programmes intended to stamp them out, argues George Monbiot.... [read more]

Outsourcing Unrest

by George Monbiot

Fri 19th Jun 2009
George Monbiot argues that the crisis in British politics has its roots in the decline of Britain's status in the world economy.... [read more]
 

Blue Desert

by George Monbiot

Fri 5th Jun 2009
George Monbiot asks: Why is no one brave enough to stand up to the fishing industry? ... [read more]

Captive Knowledge

by George Monbiot

Fri 15th May 2009
The funding for academic research has been taken over by business, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Cross Your Fingers and Carry On

by George Monbiot

Fri 17th Apr 2009
George Monbiot asks: Why does the UK government refuse to make contingency plans for peak oil? ... [read more]
 

Scrap It

by George Monbiot

Fri 13th Mar 2009
Environmental campaigner George Monbiot tears into the UK government's proposals for stimulating the motor industry.... [read more]

The Proceeds of Crime

by George Monbiot

Fri 6th Mar 2009
The US and British governments have created a private prison industry which preys on human lives, says George Monbiot.... [read more]

Someone Else’s England

by George Monbiot

Fri 20th Feb 2009
Guardian journalist George Monbiot makes the case for further devolutionary reform in Britain.... [read more]
 

You Stand for Nothing But Election

by George Monbiot

Fri 13th Feb 2009
George Monbiot sets a few things straight in an open letter to government minister Hazel Blears.... [read more]

Flying Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

by George Monbiot

Fri 16th Jan 2009
Guardian journalist George Monbiot poors scorn on the notion that climate change issues are the preserve of a misanthropic middle-class snobbery.... [read more]

The Open Veins of Wales

by George Monbiot

Fri 2nd Jan 2009
Guardian journalist George Monbiot on his love for his adopted country.... [read more]
 

One Shot Left

by George Monbiot

Fri 28th Nov 2008
George Monbiot on how the Bush administration, in its final death throes, is stepping up its war on the environment.... [read more]

Lest We Forget

by George Monbiot

Fri 14th Nov 2008
George Monbiot asks: Could the First World War have been avoided?... [read more]

The Triumph of Ignorance: Why Morons Succeed in US politics

by George Monbiot

Fri 31st Oct 2008
An exasperated George Monbiot tries to account for the pervasiveness of vacuous, ill-informed garbage in the discourse of US electoral politics.... [read more]
 

Free the Unborn! A Proposal for Slowing Down Politics

by George Monbiot

Fri 24th Oct 2008
George Monbiot on why the struggle against climate change is being undermined by political short-termism.... [read more]

Congress Confronts Its Contradictions

by George Monbiot

Fri 3rd Oct 2008
George Monbiot on why it's ordinary taxpayers who will pay the price for the incompetence of big finance.... [read more]

The Patron Saint of Charlatans

by George Monbiot

Fri 26th Sep 2008
George Monbiot asks: How does Christopher Booker get away with it?... [read more]
 

The Price of Free Speech

by George Monbiot

Fri 19th Sep 2008
A grotesque case of legal bullying using a 13th-Century law shows that in some respects we still haven’t shaken off feudalism.... [read more]

Protect and Survive

by George Monbiot

Fri 12th Sep 2008
George Monbiot on how Peter Mandelson is bullying the world’s poorest nations into following a development route that can’t work. ... [read more]

Strange Fruit

by George Monbiot

Fri 5th Sep 2008
Guardian columnist George Monbiot on....fruit.... [read more]
 

Manufactured Famine

by George Monbiot

Fri 29th Aug 2008
George Monbiot on the European trade initiatives which are likely to exacerbate existing food shortages in the developing world.... [read more]

The Magic Pudding

by George Monbiot

Fri 22nd Aug 2008
George Monbiot on why the US government still pouring billions into missile defence.... [read more]

Hypocrites Unite!

by George Monbiot

Fri 15th Aug 2008
George Monbiot on Julie Burchill's ill-informed diatribe against environmentalists.... [read more]
 

Coal Scuttled

by George Monbiot

Fri 8th Aug 2008
George Monbiot on why we should all support this week's Climate Camp demonstration.... [read more]

Nuking the Treaty

by George Monbiot

Fri 1st Aug 2008
George Monbiot argues Iran is the least of the world’s offenders against non-proliferation.... [read more]

Mind-Forged Manacles

by George Monbiot

Fri 27th Jun 2008
Crime is down, convictions are down, but the prisons are bursting. Why?... [read more]
 

Lost in the System

by George Monbiot

Fri 20th Jun 2008
What has happened to Bush’s secret prisoners?... [read more]

Justice Undone

by George Monbiot

Fri 6th Jun 2008
George Monbiot reflects on his bold attempt to effect a citizen's arrest of John Bolton.... [read more]

Arresting John Bolton

by George Monbiot

Fri 30th May 2008
Guardian journalist George Monbiot explains his decision to attempt a ctizen's arrest of former US Under-Secretary of State John Bolton this week.... [read more]
 

Nothing Left to Fight For

by George Monbiot

Fri 23rd May 2008
The most rightwing government Britain has had since the Second World War does not deserve to be re-elected.... [read more]

How to Build a Human Bomb

by George Monbiot

Fri 16th May 2008
George Monbiot argues that the Guantanamo Bay concetration camp is an affront to the very idea of justice.... [read more]

The Great Consolidation

by George Monbiot

Fri 2nd May 2008
George Monbiot on New Labour's ongoing attack on the NHS.... [read more]
 

The Pleasures of the Flesh

by George Monbiot

Fri 18th Apr 2008
If you care about hunger, eat less meat.... [read more]

Snow Jobs

by George Monbiot

Fri 4th Apr 2008
George Monbiot examines the detail behind "job creation".... [read more]

Burnt Out

by George Monbiot

Fri 28th Mar 2008
The Government’s plans for clean coal are another great green scam.... [read more]
 

Pro-Death

by George Monbiot

Fri 29th Feb 2008
George Monbiot considers the implications of attempts to reverse progress on abortion.... [read more]

An Exchange of Souls

by George Monbiot

Fri 22nd Feb 2008
As government documents show, Sir Nicholas Stern accidentally launched a trade in human lives.... [read more]

Death of the Noble Idea

by George Monbiot

Fri 8th Feb 2008
Big money trumps everything in politics, even the most dearly-held beliefs.... [read more]