George Monbiot

Desire for power drives megadeath

Killing elephants and rhinos for even a part of their bodies wounds our humanity and lives.

Callous US axes Somalis’ only lifeline

The US Treasury claims its measures are to counter terrorism but the heinous criminal activities of the giant HSBC bank are ignored.

The careless, astonishing cruelty of Barack Obama’s government

The US, it seems, couldn't care less if it causes a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, one of the world's poorest countries.

Scotland’s ayes should be smiling

Voting 'no' against independence from the United Kingdom means being in favour of staying in an abusive relationship.

Transatlantic trade deal is too opaque

The paucity of available information has only served to confuse the issue further.

US’s duplicity comes back to bite it

The country is peeved at being blocked in the UN Security Council but is guilty of doing the same.

Monbiot: Bono can’t help Africans by stealing their voice

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.

When ‘helping’ Africa resembles grabbing its resources

From the Conference of Berlin to today's G8, "helping" Africans looks suspiciously like monopolising their resources, writes George Monbiot.

The market is no friend to nature

In other ages, states sought to seize as much power as they could. Today, the self-hating state renounces its powers.

Deep Read: When corporates bankroll politics, we all lose

Letting taxpayers fund parties directly could revive the rotten system - and it would be cheaper too, writes George Monbiot.

Deep Read: The Blair necessity

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.

We were wrong about peak oil, but disaster looms anyway

A boom in oil production has made a mockery of our predictions. Good news for capitalists - but a disaster for humanity, writes George Monbiot.

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