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Articles from George Monbiot

Factory Outlet

February 17, 2017 - 02:07 -- Admin

My (very controversial) column on the lives for which the schooling system prepares our children.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th February 2017

In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?

All Together Now

February 9, 2017 - 21:16 -- Admin

This is how to stop demagogues and extremists: rebuild community.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th February 2017

Without community, politics is dead. But communities have been scattered like dust in the wind. At work, at home, both practically and imaginatively, we are atomised.

Primal Thrill

February 8, 2017 - 22:44 -- Admin

Kayaking with basking sharks provides a glimpse of the wonders we could experience if our seas are rewilded.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th February 2017

I believe we possess a ghost psyche: a set of capacities that helped secure our survival in more dangerous times, but that are now vestigial. I picture this as a seam of intense emotion, buried so deeply in our minds that we can seldom find it.

Dark Arts

February 4, 2017 - 18:54 -- Admin

How a dark money network is taking power on both sides of the Atlantic.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd February 2017

It took corporate America a while to warm to Donald Trump. Some of his positions, especially on trade, horrified business leaders. Many of them favoured Ted Cruz or Scott Walker. But once he had secured the nomination, the big money began to recognise an unprecedented opportunity.

The Pollution Paradox

January 20, 2017 - 20:50 -- Admin

Dirty industries spend more on politics, keeping us in the fossil age.

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

Make America Wait Again. That’s what Donald Trump’s energy policy amounts to. Stop all the clocks, put the technological revolution on hold, ensure that the transition from fossil fuels to clean power is delayed for as long as possible.

Grim Reaping

January 11, 2017 - 17:46 -- Admin

Brexit could wreck the British countryside – or it could save it. It depends on getting our voices heard.

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

Stung into Action

December 29, 2016 - 18:31 -- Admin

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.

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