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Articles from George Monbiot

The Oubliette

May 24, 2023 - 15:42 -- Admin

No one seeks to justify the indefinite imprisonment of people who should have been released years ago. Yet it continues.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th May 2023

There are those of us who exist in a more or less free society. And there are those who, while also living within the borders of the United Kingdom, exist in a police state. If the rest of us knew these people existed and what was being done to them in our name, we would scarcely believe it.

False Alarms

May 17, 2023 - 19:04 -- Admin

Using entirely bogus pretexts, the police are deploying oppressive new laws to shut down peaceful protest.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th May 2023

Down the Drain

May 11, 2023 - 00:12 -- Admin

Sewage pollution by the water companies is just one of the deadly attacks on our rivers.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd May 2023

Careful Now

May 3, 2023 - 00:30 -- Admin

Should we blow up pipelines?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 28th April 2023

There’s a fundamental principle that should apply to every conflict. Don’t urge others to do what you are not prepared to do yourself. How many wars would be fought if the presidents or prime ministers who declared them were obliged to lead their troops into battle?


April 18, 2023 - 23:47 -- Admin

This government runs on dirty money. That’s why it’s torching the planet.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th March 2023

Money for the criminals, prison for the heroes: this, in brief, is the government’s climate policy. If something is damaging to the public interest, it’s likely to be rewarded and subsidised. If it’s beneficial, it will find itself in a hostile environment.

Pipe Dream

March 29, 2023 - 19:32 -- Admin

Pumping water from one messed-up catchment to another solves nothing. We need to fix our problems at source.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 23rd March 2023

It’s a classic end-of-pipe solution. Rather than addressing the problem at source, it piles one problem upon another. Yet, like so many disastrous schemes, it is now developing a momentum of its own. The political capital being invested in this project threatens to make it the next HS2.

The Perpetrators

March 24, 2023 - 23:12 -- Admin

Yes, Putin and his henchmen should be prosecuted for war crimes. So should those who led the invasion of Iraq.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th March 2023


March 17, 2023 - 21:06 -- Admin

Claims that cattle ranching sequesters carbon and restores ecosystems have been used in highly effective marketing campaigns by the livestock industry. Just one problem: they’re greenwash.

By George Monbiot.

Off Brand

March 13, 2023 - 21:57 -- Admin

Russell Brand’s grim trajectory shows us where politics is heading

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th March 2023