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The Sting

January 18, 2018 - 21:58 -- Admin

Repeated warnings that the Private Finance Initiative was an outrageous rip-off, dumping ultimate risks on the taxpayer, were ignored

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 17th January 2018

 

Eating the Earth

January 18, 2018 - 00:52 -- Admin

A rough transcript of my speech at the Oxford Farmers’ Conference debate, on the motion “This House Believes Eating Meat Will Be A Thing of the Past by 2100”

By George Monbiot, delivered at the Oxford Union, 4th January 2018

I always speak without notes, so this is not a verbatim transcript. But these are the notes I more or less memorised. You can watch the video of the debate here: 

Comfort Zone

January 12, 2018 - 04:31 -- Admin

If you want to see real no-platforming, look at the newspapers

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th January 2018

 

When people obsess over a trivial issue, it usually means they are avoiding a more important one. The intense focus on student politics by middle-aged journalists – columnists and leader writers at the Telegraph, Spectator, Times, Mail and Sun – suggests to me that there is something they would rather not see.

The Unseen World

December 28, 2017 - 23:43 -- Admin

To be aware of the wonders of the living planet is to take on an unbearable burden of grief

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th December 2017

 

We Can’t Keep Eating Like This

December 14, 2017 - 00:35 -- Admin

This is the question everyone should be attending to – where is the food going to come from?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th December 2017

 

Brexit; the crushing of democracy by billionaires; the next financial crash; a rogue US president: none of them keeps me awake at night. This is not because I don’t care – I care very much. It’s only because I have a bigger question on my mind. Where is the food going to come from?

Driven Mad

December 2, 2017 - 04:10 -- Admin

How the waste and inefficiency of neoliberalism attacks our children’s health

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 29th November 2017

 

Deregulation, the government and the newspapers assure us, saves money and time and reduces frustration. That’s the theory. But, as I see every day, it doesn’t quite work like this.

Rogue State

November 20, 2017 - 22:08 -- Admin

How the guardians of nationhood conspire in its destruction.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th November 2017

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