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Articles from George Monbiot

Sunset for Liberal Democracy

June 18, 2018 - 15:44 -- Admin

The denial of popular sovereignty by mainstream leaders allows demagogues like Trump to pose as democratic champions.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th June 2018


He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its detractors. Perhaps predictably, he has been universally condemned for it.

Butchery of the Planet

June 13, 2018 - 20:06 -- Admin

Defending the living world and its people requires a shift from meat to a plant-based diet

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 8th June 2018

Whether human beings survive this century and the next, whether other lifeforms can live alongside us: above all this depends on the way we eat. We can cut our consumption of everything else close to zero and still drive living systems to collapse, unless we change our diets.

Other People’s Money

May 29, 2018 - 16:27 -- Admin

Make bosses pay for the disasters they cause

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 24th May 2018


Once more, they walk away. The senior bosses at Carillion, like those at RBS, Northern Rock and a host of other corporate zombies, went home to count their undiminished millions. The pain they inflicted was felt by others. Reckless greed paid out again.

Price Less

May 18, 2018 - 15:49 -- Admin

The “natural capital” agenda is morally wrong, intellectually vacuous, and most of all counter-productive

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th May 2018


The Oxytocin Tent

May 11, 2018 - 18:50 -- Admin

The wonderful things I learnt during my treatment for prostate cancer

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 9th May 2018


If I could turn back the clock, magically deleting my prostate cancer, the surgery I needed and its complications, would I do so? It seems an odd question. But I find it surprisingly hard to answer.

Payments for not Mugging Old Ladies

May 5, 2018 - 17:59 -- Admin

This is George Monbiot’s response to the government consultation document Health and Harmony: the future for food, farming and the environment in a Green Brexit

Submitted to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 29th April 2018

I am a journalist, author and environmental campaigner. I am contracted by The Guardian to write a weekly column. I have no landholding or other direct financial interest in the questions addressed here.

Close Harmony

April 4, 2018 - 03:27 -- Admin

Why loneliness afflicts us – and how we should address it, in words and music

A 20-minute video of a talk and concert by George Monbiot and Ewan McLennan, TEDxSouthampton, 23rd January 2017