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Articles from George Monbiot

Real Life

March 29, 2020 - 18:02 -- Admin

This coronavirus is the wake-up call for a
complacent civilisation.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian
25th March 2020

A Slow-Burning Scandal

March 2, 2020 - 23:32 -- Admin

The government refuses to act on toxic flame
retardants in our bedding and furnishings.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th
February 2020

Everything gets buried by Brexit – that, after
all, is the point. It’s the great disrupter and the great distractor. Under the
cover of chaos, essential public protections are destroyed.

In Defence of Speciesism

February 21, 2020 - 18:03 -- Admin

Why might
it be right to shoot deer, but not human beings?

By George
Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th February 2020

Though the
protest was against me, I sympathised. When demonstrators outside the theatre
where I was speaking last week asked the audience to call me out as a killer, I didn’t
dispute their claim. I am a killer.

Washout

February 16, 2020 - 00:05 -- Admin

Despite
growing awareness, our government still allows landowners to help flood the homes
of people living downstream.

By George
Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th February 2020

The Roots of Fascism

February 12, 2020 - 10:29 -- Admin

When political leaders brazenly flout the law, we are
heading towards a very dark place.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th
February 2020

It is not a sufficient condition for fascism to take root,
but it is a necessary one. The willingness of political leaders not only to
break the law, but to revel in breaking it, is a fatal step towards the
replacement of democracy with authoritarian terror.

The Most We Can Do

January 31, 2020 - 23:00 -- Admin

Climate
targets seem sensible, but are actually impeding effective action. Let’s do
something completely different.

By George
Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th January 2020

Extremophiles

January 24, 2020 - 21:04 -- Admin

Anyone seeking to defend life on Earth is now labelled an
extremist. Yet the real extremists are those in power.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd
January 2020

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