The US Treasury claims its measures are to counter terrorism but the heinous criminal activities of the giant HSBC bank are ignored.
The US, it seems, couldn't care less if it causes a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, one of the world's poorest countries.
Voting 'no' against independence from the United Kingdom means being in favour of staying in an abusive relationship.
The paucity of available information has only served to confuse the issue further.
The country is peeved at being blocked in the UN Security Council but is guilty of doing the same.
Because the U2 frontman and others like him are seen as representatives of the poor, the poor are not invited to speak, writes George Monbiot.
From the Conference of Berlin to today's G8, "helping" Africans looks suspiciously like monopolising their resources, writes George Monbiot.
In other ages, states sought to seize as much power as they could. Today, the self-hating state renounces its powers.
Letting taxpayers fund parties directly could revive the rotten system - and it would be cheaper too, writes George Monbiot.
Desmond Tutu has helped us see the true nature of what Tony Blair did to Iraq and increased pressure for a prosecution, writes George Monbiot.