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Articles from George Monbiot

Controlling and Coercive Behaviour

January 26, 2023 - 21:39 -- Admin

What does democracy mean, under governments like this?

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

Don’t let them talk to you about freedom. This government is stripping out fundamental liberties with the speed and determination you would expect in the aftermath of a military coup. Knowing that their days in office are numbered, the Conservatives seem to be snuffing out democracy as quickly as they can.

Bleeding Out

January 16, 2023 - 23:02 -- Admin

Thanks to systemic and deliberate underfunding, NHS Emergency departments are now a vision of hell.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th January 2023

Burning Shame

January 12, 2023 - 20:07 -- Admin

Woodburning stoves are a beguiling but disastrous mistake.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 27th December 2022

It’s shame that has stopped me writing about it before. The shame of failing to think for myself and see the bigger picture, which is more or less my job description. Instead, I followed the crowd.

Protection Racket

December 7, 2022 - 01:31 -- Admin

The more destructive the business, the more likely it is to enjoy political protection.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th November 2022

In every conflict over the living world, something is being protected. And most of the time, it’s the wrong thing.

Fermenting a revolution

November 26, 2022 - 19:56 -- Admin

I believe this is the most important environmental technology ever developed. It might be all that now stands between us and Earth systems collapse.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 24th November 2022

Silence of the Lambs

November 15, 2022 - 01:32 -- Admin

Livestock farming is responsible for more greenhouse gas pollution than all the world’s transport. Yet governments won’t touch it.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian November 9th 2022

Our Path

November 9, 2022 - 22:55 -- Admin

Because Twitter threads aren’t working at the moment (thanks Elon!), I’m republishing a chain of tweets about how we should rise to the challenge of democratic collapse.

By George Monbiot, published on, 9th November 2022

Here’s where I think we now stand, and how we should respond. A thread.

Cliff Edge

November 7, 2022 - 00:05 -- Admin

Here’s how it happened before – a mass extinction caused by fossil fuel burning. It will happen again unless we step back from the precipice.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd November 2022

The Oligarch’s Oligarch

October 30, 2022 - 21:54 -- Admin

Just as we need to get the money out of politics, we have been gifted a Prime Minister who represents the ultra-rich.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 26th October 2022

Before we decide what needs to change, let’s take stock of what we have lost. I want to begin with what happened last week. I don’t mean the resignation of the prime minister. This is more important.