Stories by George Monbiot

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Posted on: Feb 6, 2017, Source: The Guardian

A secretive network of business lobbyists has long held sway in U.S. politics. Now their allies in the UK government are planning a Brexit that plays into their hands.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2016, Source:

Celebrity is an instrument of exploitation, and no one wields it better than the president-elect.

Posted on: May 16, 2016, Source: Verso Books

How did we acquire this superhuman passivity?

Posted on: Apr 25, 2016, Source:

Crisis after crisis is being caused by a failed ideology. But it cannot be stopped without a coherent alternative.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2016, Source: The Guardian

Laws restricting abortion tend to be most prevalent where contraception and comprehensive sex education are hard to obtain.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Pathological consumption has become so normalized that we scarcely notice it.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Stories of greed and ego bombard us. But a new study shows that humans are inherently good.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Universities should defend students against lovebombing by banks and consultancy firms – before it ruins their lives.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Lives are being trashed by klepto-remuneration: theft through excess rewards to rapacious bosses.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2015, Source: The Guardian

It seems America couldn’t care less if it causes a humanitarian crisis in that poor country.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Big business and its lobbyists have taken control of our politics. But there is an alternative.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2014, Source: The Guardian

Social isolation is as potent a cause of early death as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2014, Source:

Pointless consumption is destroying our planet.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: The Guardian

These days, being a deviant from the prevailing wisdom is something to be proud of.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: The Guardian

They big corporations do not represent us and they have no right to run our lives.

Posted on: Dec 10, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Materialism: a system that eats us from the inside out.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Al Gore has gone vegan, a diet I was once sceptical about. Now I believe it is meat-eating that is more environmentally damaging.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2013, Source: The Guardian

Why are we so numb to the obviously devastating effects of mass consumer capitalism?

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: The Guardian

We are in the dark about treaty that would let rapacious companies subvert our laws, rights and national sovereignty.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013, Source: The Guardian

We're headed for the collapse of the benign climate in which humans evolved and have prospered, and the loss of the conditions upon which many other lifeforms depend.