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Articles from George Monbiot

Dark Arts

February 4, 2017 - 18:54 -- Admin

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 to warm to Donald Trump. Some of his positions, especially on trade, horrified business leaders. Many of them favoured Ted Cruz or Scott Walker. But once he had secured the nomination, the big money began to recognise an unprecedented opportunity.

The Pollution Paradox

January 20, 2017 - 20:50 -- Admin

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 energy policy amounts to. Stop all the clocks, put the technological revolution on hold, ensure that the transition from fossil fuels to clean power is delayed for as long as possible.

Grim Reaping

January 11, 2017 - 17:46 -- Admin

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

Stung into Action

December 29, 2016 - 18:31 -- Admin

A strange tale from the forests of West Papua

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 28th December 2016

This story has no message or purpose. It is one of the winter’s tales – accounts of the many bizarre incidents that have marked my life – that I tell at this time of year. For once, I am not trying to make a point.

Imaginary Friends

December 22, 2016 - 19:01 -- Admin

Celebrity is not harmless fun – it’s the lieutenant of exploitation.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21st December 2016

Now that a reality TV star is preparing to become president of the United States, can we agree that celebrity culture is more than just harmless fun? That it might in fact be an essential component of the systems that govern our lives?

The Fortifying Commons

December 15, 2016 - 21:24 -- Admin

In the first of a series of columns about possible solutions, I explore how commons could transform society and the distribution of wealth

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 14th December 2016