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Articles from George Monbiot

For the Promotion of Cruelty to Animals

June 25, 2024 - 23:35 -- Admin

How Britain’s oldest animal welfare charity became a byword for cruelty on an industrial scale.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian  18th June 2024

How does it happen? How does an organisation end up doing the opposite of what it was established to do? This month marks the 200th anniversary of the foundation of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: the world’s oldest animal welfare organisation. I wonder what there is to celebrate.

Green Shoots

June 14, 2024 - 16:01 -- Admin

The Greens are the only party with a chance of winning seats that is not beholden to oligarchic power.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian  12th June 2024

Defending Capital from Democracy

June 7, 2024 - 17:44 -- Admin

By appointing extremists to set the limits of free speech, the government protects powerful interests from challenge.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian  22nd May 2024

It’s not hard to spot the extremists inflaming public passions in Britain and disrupting our lives. They play an active role in politics, and sometimes claim to be running the country. But I’m not sure many people have understood just how far they are prepared to go.

Looking The Other Way

May 13, 2024 - 19:44 -- Admin

Why do so many people obsess about false conspiracies, but ignore the real ones?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th May 2024

I am a conspiracy theorist. I believe that groups of people conspire secretly against our interests to line their pockets, cover their backs or achieve political goals. By this definition I suspect you are, too.