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The Dawning

How I caught a glimpse, through the unlikely medium of roadkill, of what lies beneath. Read more.

Something Stinks

When governments lobby in favour of air pollution, you can be pretty sure there’s corruption involved. Read more.

Curator of the Future

Jeremy Corbyn is the only candidate who can revive the Labour Party. It’s the others who are chasing an impossible dream. Read more.

Slim Chance

New evidence suggests that obesity might be incurable. So why does the government propose to punish sufferers? Read more.

Danger Mice

Beware of politicians making themselves look big by inflating security threats Read more.

Falling in Love Again

Rebuilding our relationship with the natural world can re-animate our own lives, as well as the ecosystem. Read more.

Breaking Faith

The European Union is becoming ever harder for progressives to love. Is it time to get out? Read more.

Disinventing Democracy

The assault on Greece is just the latest episode in a long history of shutting down choice on behalf of the financial elite. Read more.

Common Purpose

What better symbol of a regenerating Scotland could there be than a new network of national parks? Read more.

Curb Your Malthusiasm

Vilification of the unemployed as scroungers and skivers has a long and grisly heritage. Read more.

Channelling the Joy

In defending the natural world, we should be honest about our motivations – it’s love that drives us, not money. Read more.

Thinking Like an Elephant

New insights from the deep past should transform the way we work with forests. Read more.

China Syndrome

We should stop recycling the old “Yellow Peril” myth. The people most hostile to action on climate change are American and British, not Chinese. Read more.

Work-Force

Surrender your freedom, avoid daylight, live to work, and you too could join a toxic, paranoid elite. Read more.

Amputating Life Close to Its Base

How the universities allow a corporate cult to capture and destroy their best students Read more.

The Abuses of Enchantment

The cruelties of factory farming shelter behind a fairytale image, promoted by advertisers and children’s authors. Read more.

A Prehistory of Violence

It now looks as if the greatest mass extinction on Earth – 250 million years ago – was caused by fossil fuel burning. Read more.

Megadeath

The destruction of some of the last of the huge animals that shaped us inflicts a great wound in our lives. Read more.

Fowl Deeds

The astonishing, multiple crises caused by chicken farming. Read more.

Ground Control

There’s a great future for left-wing politics – built from the bottom up Read more.