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Articles from George Monbiot

An Ounce of Hope is Worth a Ton of Despair

June 17, 2014 - 03:58 -- Admin

We cannot reach people by terrifying them; there has to be a positive agenda.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 17th June 2014

If we had set out to alienate and antagonise the people we’ve been trying to reach, we could scarcely have done it better. This is how I feel, looking back on the past few decades of environmental campaigning, including my own.

Ripping Apart the Fabric of the Nation

June 5, 2014 - 22:19 -- Admin

In an extraordinary coup, farmers’ unions and the UK government have torpedoed the European Soil Framework Directive

By George Monbiot, published on the Guardian’s website, 5th June 2014

“British soils are reaching crisis point”. Don’t take my word for it – this is a quote from a loyal friend of the farming industry, Farmers’ Weekly.


June 3, 2014 - 05:37 -- Admin

The point of current housing policy is to sustain a system built on injustice.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd June 2014

There is no shortage of explanations, and no shortage of solutions. But the problem that lies behind our multiple housing crises is simple and obvious. It is, at root, a failure to tax.

Highland Spring?

May 20, 2014 - 05:08 -- Admin

Will Scotland please get off its knees and challenge the people who claim to own it.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th May 2014

Power’s ability to resist change: this is the story of our times. Morally bankrupt, discredited, widely loathed? No problem: whether it’s neoliberal economics, tax avoidance, coal burning, farm subsidies or the House of Lords, somehow the crooked system creeps along.