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George Monbiot: Missing Link

How a secretive network built around a Nobel prizewinner set out to curtail our freedoms By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th July 2017 It’s the missing chapter: a …

2017-07-21 15:59   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Lie of the Land

The Lake District’s world heritage status reveals a widespread betrayal of the living world, by both conservation groups and the UN By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th July …

2017-07-13 15:00   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Black Box

Unesco’s tragicomic aversion to public engagement. By George Monbiot, published on monbiot.com, 12th July 2017 This is supporting material for my column on the Lake District’s acquisition of World Heritage …

2017-07-11 17:39   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Covering Fire

The public inquiry into Grenfell Tower will be a farce unless it examines the long-running assault on public protections. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th July 2017 We …

2017-07-06 17:11   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Secrets and Lies

Brexit should be halted until we know who paid for the Leave vote By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 28th June 2017   Should the EU referendum be annulled? …

2017-06-29 09:49   Click to comment

George Monbiot: A Plant in Government

Another deadly tree disease threatens these islands, but the government will do nothing to keep it out. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st June 2017 The less you …

2017-06-27 16:53   Click to comment

George Monbiot: They Got Their Bonfire

The Grenfell Tower inferno is what deregulation looks like. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th June 2017 For years, successive governments have built what they call “a bonfire …

2017-06-27 16:00   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Press Gang

The media was exposed in this election as wildly out of touch with the nation. This is not surprising, as it lives in a hall of mirrors. By George Monbiot, …

2017-06-16 09:36   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Vote in Hope

This election could transform our captured, corrupted nation. The outcome, as ever, belongs to those who turn up By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th June 2017 How they …

2017-06-08 06:09   Click to comment

George Monbiot:  Space Savers

We have enough physical and ecological space for public luxury for all. But not enough for private luxury for all. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 31st May 2017 …

2017-06-05 16:11   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Lighten the Darkness

How dark money is subverting democracy in the UK. By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 17th May 2017 How is this acceptable? A multimillionaire City asset manager has pledged …

2017-05-26 10:38   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Fell Purpose

The attempt to turn the Lake District into a World Heritage site would be a disaster By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 9th May 2017 If this bid for …

2017-05-19 14:27   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Destructive Party

Those who claim to be “conservatives” would shred the very fabric of the nation. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 3rd May 2017 Conservatism takes three main forms. Inclusive …

2017-05-09 18:08   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Case Against Competence

I would rather live with Jeremy Corbyn’s gentle dithering than Theresa May’s brutal efficiency By George Monbiot, published in The Guardian, 26th April 2017 Where are the nosepegs this time? …

2017-04-27 06:46   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Disavowal

A note on the poison gas attack at Khan Sheikhoun, Syria By George Monbiot, published on monbiot.com, 27th April 2017 There’s an element on the left that seems determined to …

2017-04-27 06:30   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Circle of Life

By reframing the economy, Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics changes our view of who we are and where we stand. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th April 2017 So …

2017-04-13 06:51   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Problem With Freedom

Freedom is used as the excuse for ripping down public protections on behalf of the very rich. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 5th April 2017 Propaganda works by …

2017-04-07 09:05   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Scot Free

Why would Scotland wish to be tethered to the political wasteland south of the border? By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th March 2017 Here is the question the …

2017-04-03 12:00   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Use IT or Lose it

Digital technologies could be used to destroy democracy, or to save it. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 7th March 2017 Has a digital coup begun? Is big data …

2017-03-08 09:23   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Car Sick

A short, simple factsheet on the impacts of traffic pollution on children’s health By George Monbiot, published on monbiot.com, 5th March 2017 I wrote this short factsheet for a local …

2017-03-05 12:10   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Screened Out

For some of those immersed in virtual worlds, everything loses its meaning – even racism and fascism. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 1st March 2017 Everything is possible. …

2017-03-02 09:21   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Factory Outlet

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 …

2017-02-16 15:07   Click to comment

George Monbiot: All Together Now

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 …

2017-02-09 10:16   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Primal Thrill

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 …

2017-02-08 11:44   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Dark Arts

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 …

2017-02-04 07:54   Click to comment

George Monbiot: All About That Base

Our democracies are broken, debased and distrusted. Here are some ideas for restoring them. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian, 25th January 2017 Debased and de-based: that’s the condition …

2017-01-26 09:42   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Pollution Paradox

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 …

2017-01-20 09:50   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Grim Reaping

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 We …

2017-01-11 06:46   Click to comment

George Monbiot: Explanation of the Figures in Grim Reaping

This explains how the rough estimates of the area occupied by sheep in the UK were derived. By George Monbiot, published on monbiot.com, 11th January 2017. The total average consumption …

2017-01-11 06:44   Click to comment

George Monbiot: The Hills Are Dead

The terrible legacy of European farm subsidies – and how we could use Brexit as an opportunity for something better This is George Monbiot[1]‘s submission to the House of Commons …

2017-01-04 19:28   Click to comment


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