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George Monbiot

George Monbiot

    Desire for power drives megadeath
    Desire for power drives megadeath
    COMMENT
    Callous US axes Somalis' only lifeline
    Callous US axes Somalis' only lifeline
    Last Friday, the last bank in the United States still processing money transfers to Somalia closed its service after the office of the comptroller of...
    The careless, astonishing cruelty of Barack Obama's government
    The careless, astonishing cruelty of Barack Obama's government
    Last Friday, after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) had sent it a cease-and-desist order, the last bank in the United States...
    Scotland's ayes should be smiling
    Scotland's ayes should be smiling
    Imagine the question posed the other way round. An independent nation is asked to decide whether to surrender its sovereignty to a larger union. It...
    Transatlantic trade deal is too opaque
    Transatlantic trade deal is too opaque
    Panic spreads through the European Commission like ferrets in a rabbit warren. Its plans to create a single market incorporating Europe and the...
    US's duplicity comes back to bite it
    US's duplicity comes back to bite it
    You could almost pity these people. For 67 years, successive United States governments have resisted calls to reform the United Nations Security...
    Monbiot: Bono can't help Africans by stealing their voice
    Monbiot: Bono can't help Africans by stealing their voice
    It was bad enough in 2005. Then, at the G8 summit in Scotland, Bono and Bob Geldof heaped praise on Tony Blair and George Bush, who were still...
    When 'helping' Africa resembles grabbing its resources
    When 'helping' Africa resembles grabbing its resources
    One of the stated purposes of the Conference of...
    The market is no friend to nature
    The market is no friend to nature
    Governments anathematise governance. They declare their role redundant and illegitimate. They launch furious assaults on their own branches,...
    Deep Read: When corporates bankroll politics, we all lose
    Deep Read: When corporates bankroll politics, we all lose
    It's a revolting spectacle: the two presidential candidates engaged in a frantic and demeaning scramble for money. By November 6, Barack Obama...
    Deep Read: The Blair necessity
    Deep Read: The Blair necessity
    For years it seems impregnable, then suddenly the citadel collapses. An ideology, a fact, a regime appears fixed, unshakeable, almost geological....
    We were wrong about peak oil, but disaster looms anyway
    We were wrong about peak oil, but disaster looms anyway
    The facts have changed, now we must change too. For the past 10 years an unlikely coalition of geologists, oil drillers, bankers, military...