Stories by George Monbiot

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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.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source:

For 67 years the US has pursued its own interests at the expense of global justice – no wonder people are skeptical now.