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Articles from George Monbiot

Off Brand

March 13, 2023 - 21:57 -- Admin

Russell Brand’s grim trajectory shows us where politics is heading

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th March 2023

Hard Landing

March 10, 2023 - 00:10 -- Admin

A self-perpetuating political spiral is blocking the easier ways of preventing environmental collapse.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 9th December 2022

Silence in Court

February 28, 2023 - 00:22 -- Admin

Environmental protesters are forbidden to explain their motivations to juries, making a mockery of justice.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd February 2023

To tell “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth”: this is the oath defendants in an English court must take. But when David Nixon sought to do so, he was sent to jail.

Uncivil War

February 20, 2023 - 22:08 -- Admin

This senseless lawsuit could bankrupt the Labour party and let the Tories win again.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 15th February 2023.

You might imagine that nothing could prevent a Labour victory at the next election. The Conservatives could scarcely have done more to alienate voters and destroy public trust. Everyone knows that in this ridiculous first-past-the-post system, the only party in a position to replace them is Labour. Many will vote accordingly.

Controlling and Coercive Behaviour

January 26, 2023 - 21:39 -- Admin

What does democracy mean, under governments like this?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 18th January 2023

Don’t let them talk to you about freedom. This government is stripping out fundamental liberties with the speed and determination you would expect in the aftermath of a military coup. Knowing that their days in office are numbered, the Conservatives seem to be snuffing out democracy as quickly as they can.