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George Monbiot

George Monbiot

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From the playground to politics, it’s the bullies who rule. But it doesn’t have to be this way

A large and impressive study of children’s progress into adulthood found that those who display bullying and aggressive behaviour at school are more...

30.03.2024 100

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A revolution in the way Britain does politics has begun in Devon. Tory MPs should be afraid

This is what democracy looks like: hundreds of people queueing in the rain, seeking to take back control of a political system that treats voters like...

20.03.2024 300

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Britain is becoming a toxic chemical dumping ground – yet another benefit of Brexit

It’s a benefit of Brexit – but only if you’re a manufacturer or distributor of toxic chemicals. For the rest of us, it’s another load we have...

18.03.2024 400

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‘You don’t want to get better’: the outdated treatment of ME/CFS patients is a national scandal

It’s the greatest medical scandal of the 21st century. For decades, patients with ME/CFS (myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome) have...

12.03.2024 300

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We need to talk about water – and the fact that the world is running out of it

There’s a flaw in the plan. It’s not a small one: it is an Earth-sized hole in our calculations. To keep pace with the global demand for food,...

04.03.2024 200

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What’s going on in Wales? Real farmers duped by ‘outrage’ farmers, and a clueless Sunak along for the ride

Step back a pace to see how weird this is. Last week, the prime minister of the United Kingdom joined a protest against one of the UK’s four...

28.02.2024 30

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The manifesto Britain needs Labour must act to save the environment – here’s my three-point plan

I’m as likely to be selected for the national gymnastics team. But bear with me awhile, to imagine that, like David Cameron, I’m about to be...

20.02.2024 40

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Guardian Opinion cartoon Ella Baron on Israel’s expected ground offensive in Rafah – cartoon

12.02.2024 6

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It’s as if Keir Starmer is seeking out all the positive reasons to vote Labour – and deleting them

The national care service, abolishing the House of Lords, a wealth tax: one by one, the Labour party has identified its best proposals and destroyed...

11.02.2024 7

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Can the neural implant expand your brain power... Or will it just get Elon-gated?

02.02.2024 4

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In a world built by plutocrats, the powerful are protected while vengeful laws silence their critics

Why are peaceful protesters treated like terrorists, while actual terrorists (especially on the far right, and especially in the US) often remain...

02.02.2024 70

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To beat Trump, we need to know why Americans keep voting for him. Psychologists may have the answer

Many explanations are proposed for the continued rise of Donald Trump, and the steadfastness of his support, even as the outrages and criminal charges...

29.01.2024 850

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What do angry farmers in Nevada and Germany have in common? They’re being exploited by the far right

When environmental activists calling for less pollution sit in the streets, across Europe they are now abused and attacked, arrested and handed...

19.01.2024 100

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Broken-rail Britain: my journey to the heart of the nation’s privatisation nightmare

The weather was worse than forecast. By the time I reached Bristol, at 5pm, all trains to the south-west had been cancelled, because of rising flood...

12.01.2024 100

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What links Rishi Sunak, Javier Milei and Donald Trump? The shadowy network behind their policies

There are elements of fascism, elements borrowed from the Chinese state and elements that reflect Argentina’s history of dictatorship. But most of...

06.01.2024 9

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Call me all the names you want – I won’t stop telling the truth about livestock farming

Everything that makes campaigning against fossil fuels difficult is 10 times harder when it comes to opposing livestock farming. Here you will find a...

14.12.2023 30

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Cop28 is a farce rigged to fail, but there are other ways we can try to save the planet

Let’s face it: climate summits are broken. The delegates talk and talk, while Earth systems slide towards deadly tipping points. Since the climate...

09.12.2023 90

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Here’s a question Cop28 won’t address: why are billionaires blocking action to save the planet?

Don’t they have children? Don’t they have grandchildren? Don’t rich and powerful people care about the world they will leave to their...

29.11.2023 3

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Britain is broken. What will fix it? Lots and lots of money

Many names have been proposed for our pathology: Thatcherism, Reaganism, austerity, Trussonomics. But they are all synonyms for the same ideology, a...

22.11.2023 10

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A cocktail of toxins is poisoning our fields. Its effect on humans? Nobody can tell us

It’s an experiment with 8 billion test subjects, no controls and no endpoint. What happens when you release thousands of novel chemicals, most of...

18.11.2023 10

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Hello, Michael Gove? I’d like to report a gang of extremists who are undermining British values

As good citizens, we are told, we should report extremism to the authorities. It hasn’t always been clear what this term means, so we should be...

10.11.2023 550

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Guardian Opinion cartoon Martin Rowson on Sunak and Starmer’s blinkered views on Gaza – cartoon

01.11.2023 2

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The ‘flickering’ of Earth systems is warning us: act now, or see our already degraded paradise lost

Can you see it yet? The Earth systems horizon – the point at which our planetary systems tip into a new equilibrium, hostile to most lifeforms? I...

31.10.2023 5

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We owe it to humanity to see the rules of war are observed – no matter how tough a test the Israel-Hamas conflict proves

For almost 4,000 years, some governments have insisted that if wars must be fought, there should be rules. The first known code, by the Babylonian...

18.10.2023 100

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Covid deaths are on the rise again, so what happens? Mask-wearing in hospitals is scrapped

F or some people, going to hospital may now be more dangerous than staying at home untreated. Many clinically vulnerable people fear, sometimes with...

16.10.2023 200

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Britain’s pheasant shooting season has begun. And a year-round massacre makes it possible

I t’s one of the bluntest expressions of class power in the United Kingdom. Like all expressions of class power, it has become normalised until we...

06.10.2023 100

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Every time a project like HS2 becomes a costly fiasco, we wonder why. So let me tell you: it’s clientelism

I n 2010, when a high-speed rail line from London to the north – HS2 – was proposed by the outgoing Labour government, I wrote an article arguing...

28.09.2023 300

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We are being poisoned every day, so why do we keep voting for more pollution? Ask a lobbyist

T here are some things we rightly find intolerable, such as the possession of poorly trained, aggressive dogs. There are other things, whose impacts...

22.09.2023 8

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It’s a tragedy of modern plutocratic Britain: if you want to rise, follow the Piers Morgan playbook

I t was one of the abiding mysteries of public life. How did Piers Morgan rise so far? I see him as a buffoon, a bully, a windbag. Yet, despite...

15.09.2023 100

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The RSPB took on ministers and fell to earth. How it happened is a warning to us all

E conomic power seldom needs to discipline those who might challenge it. Most of the time, they do it to themselves. However extreme the ideologies...

08.09.2023 7

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