Articles from George Monbiot
The terrible legacy of European farm subsidies – and how we could use Brexit as an opportunity for something better
A strange tale from the forests of West Papua
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 28th December 2016
This story has no message or purpose. It is one of the winter’s tales – accounts of the many bizarre incidents that have marked my life – that I tell at this time of year. For once, I am not trying to make a point.
Celebrity is not harmless fun – it’s the lieutenant of exploitation.
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st December 2016
Now that a reality TV star is preparing to become president of the United States, can we agree that celebrity culture is more than just harmless fun? That it might in fact be an essential component of the systems that govern our lives?
In the first of a series of columns about possible solutions, I explore how commons could transform society and the distribution of wealth
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th December 2016
Why is there a worldwide revolt against politics as usual? Because corporate globalisation has crushed democratic choice.
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, 6th December 2016
Donald Trump’s staff are drawn from an opaque network of corporate-funded thinktanks and fake grassroots campaigns
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 30th November 2016
Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To understand what is coming, we need to understand who they are. I know all too well, because I have spent the past 15 years fighting them.
We face (at least) 13 major crises, some of which are immediate. It’s time for some hard thinking about how we confront them.
By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website, 25 November 2016
Please don’t read this unless you are feeling strong. This is a list of 13 major crises that, I believe, confront us. There may be more. Please feel free to add to it or to knock it down. I’m sorry to say that it’s not happy reading.
The combination of automation, complexity and climate change is dangerous in ways we haven’t even begun to grasp.
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 23rd November 2016
How a ruthless network of super-rich ideologues killed choice and destroyed people’s faith in politics
By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th November 2016