La Nouvelle Trahison des Clercs
May 14, 2013
When scholars sell out, the consequences are grave.
– ‘La Nouvelle Trahison des Clercs’.
May 10, 2013
Corruption and short-termism are pushing us along the path of sorrows.
– ‘Via Dolorosa’.
May 6, 2013
There is no point at which those who accumulate money become satisfied.
– ‘Enough Already’.
The Providential Principle
May 1, 2013
Amazingly, the UK government has not defined the precautionary principle and appears to have no idea what it is.
– ‘The Providential Principle’.
April 29, 2013
How government science advisers misrepresent science.
– ‘The Counter-Enlightenment’.
Where Hope Flows
April 26, 2013
If the “hardest-worked river in the world” can recover to this extent, almost anything is possible.
– ‘Where Hope Flows’.
The Self-Hating State
April 22, 2013
Devolving policy to “the market” doesn’t solve the problem of power. It makes it worse.
– ‘The Self-Hating State’.
April 19, 2013
Searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding
Suckled on Lies
April 15, 2013
The case for banning advertisements aimed at children is overwhelming.
– ‘Suckled on Lies’.
The Great Unmentionable
April 12, 2013
We have offshored both our consumption and our perceptions
– ‘The Great Unmentionable’.
Political Barbed Wire
April 5, 2013
Why are 97% of our rivers shut to the public? A millionaire minister’s amazing conflicts of interest give you a clue.
– ‘Political Barbed Wire’.
April 4, 2013
Our record-breaking petition has been dismissed as a stunt by the minister it targets. But it has a serious purpose.
– ‘Stunt Man’.
The Spark of Hope
April 1, 2013
Here’s one of the big ideas we need to fight the power of the elite.
– ‘The Spark of Hope’.
Line of Battle
March 25, 2013
The line that separates the public from the private sphere is arbitrary, but fiercely policed.
– ‘Line of Battle’.
March 18, 2013
How a modern Inquisition, with the help of Pope Francis, stifled the movement protecting the poor.
– ‘Cardinal Sins’.
March 14, 2013
Why are we exploiting unconventional gas when we can’t afford to burn existing supplies?
– ‘Frozen Assets’.
My Agreement with Lord McAlpine
March 12, 2013
We have reached a remarkable and eminently decent settlement.
– ‘My Agreement with Lord McAlpine’.
Smart Phones, Dumb Companies
March 11, 2013
17 years, and the phone companies still haven’t sorted out the issue of conflict minerals
– ‘Smart Phones, Dumb Companies’.
A Capitalist Command Economy
March 4, 2013
Forcing schools into the hands of unelected oligarchs is the latest contradiction of everything the market fetishists claim to stand for.
– ‘A Capitalist Command Economy’.
A Great Corporate Cock-up
February 28, 2013
Take a ringside seat as a giant company beats the living daylights out of itself.
– ‘A Great Corporate Cock-up’.
February 25, 2013
Companies like EDF, seeking to terrify protesters with lawsuits, are likely to become victims of their own aggression.
– ‘Corporate Blowback’.
Secrets of the Rich
February 18, 2013
Billionaires are hiding behind a network of “independent” groups, who manipulate politics on their behalf.
– ‘Secrets of the Rich’.
February 11, 2013
How the government betrayed its promises to protect our seas.
Out of Steam
February 4, 2013
Nuclear power seems to have stalled. So what happens now?
– ‘Out of Steam’.
Betting on Extinction
February 1, 2013
Ladbroke’s is offering odds on fish populations collapsing; the government is shortening them.
– ‘Betting on Extinction’.
January 28, 2013
The way we are governed is inexplicable – until you understand the upbringing of the elite.
– ‘Another Country’.
A Telling Silence
January 21, 2013
Why we need land value taxation.
– ‘A Telling Silence’.
Life is Elsewhere
January 18, 2013
In both Russia and Canada a bloodbath of wolves is now taking place.
– ‘Life is Elsewhere’.
Bang Goes the Theory
January 14, 2013
How neoliberalism trashed your life, but made the super-rich even richer.
– ‘Bang Goes the Theory’.
As It Happened …
January 10, 2013
A letter to the Travellers’ Solidarity Network.
– ‘As It Happened …’.
New Weather, New Politics
January 9, 2013
The extremes now hammering Australia leave old perspectives stranded.
– ‘New Weather, New Politics’.
The Grime Behind the Crime
January 7, 2013
Could an astonishing explanation for the rise and fall of violent crime be correct?
– ‘The Grime Behind the Crime’.
December 31, 2012
2012 was the worst year for the environment in living memory.
– ‘Annus Horribilis’.
The Brindled Hounds
December 26, 2012
“A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one / Of sprites and goblins.”(1)
– ‘The Brindled Hounds’.
December 17, 2012
Some dead children are mourned; others are dehumanised.
The Gift of Death
December 10, 2012
Pathological consumption has become so normalised that we scarcely notice it.
– ‘The Gift of Death’.
The Unsung World
December 8, 2012
Biodiversity offsets threaten both the survival and the meaning of nature.
– ‘The Unsung World’.
December 3, 2012
We cannot restrain climate change without a political fight against plutocracy.
– ‘Forbidden Planet’.
The Fat of the Land
November 26, 2012
Robbing the poor, trashing the natural world: Europe’s farm subsidies are an obscenity.
– ‘The Fat of the Land’.
November 20, 2012
So much for Norway’s eco-friendly image.
November 19, 2012
There’s a second environmental crisis, just as potent as the first.
Lord McAlpine – An Abject Apology
November 10, 2012
I have helped to malign an innocent man.
– ‘Lord McAlpine – An Abject Apology’.
Recipes for Disaster
November 8, 2012
Isn’t it about time the media stopped publishing recipes for threatened fish?
– ‘Recipes for Disaster’.
November 5, 2012
Why, even now, climate change cannot be mentioned in the presidential election.
– ‘Struck Dumb’.
October 29, 2012
Here’s how we can defeat political corruption of the kind that’s destroying US democracy.
– ‘Money Spinners’.
What Were You Thinking?
An open letter to the former ministers who appear to have let a devastating tree disease into the UK.
– ‘What Were You Thinking?’.
The Art of Dissuasion
October 28, 2012
How to ensure that journalists don’t listen to you.
– ‘The Art of Dissuasion’.
October 25, 2012
That’s what we should call the devastating ash disease now spreading across Britain.
– ‘Cameron’s Contagion’.
October 22, 2012
How conservatism turned into an orgy of destruction.
– ‘Ash Cloud’.
October 15, 2012
Could scientists have got the impacts of climate change on food supply wildly wrong?
– ‘Empty Promise’.
October 12, 2012
If we lose the ash tree, we’ll lose culture as well as nature.
– ‘Heart Rot’.
The Heart of the Matter
October 9, 2012
This is by far the most interesting and challenging debate about nuclear power I have had to date.
– ‘The Heart of the Matter’.
The Empire Strikes Back
October 8, 2012
Imperialism did almost as much harm to the ruling nations as it did to their subject peoples.
– ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.
Angle of Descent
October 3, 2012
The justifications for airport expansion turn out to be bogus.
– ‘Angle of Descent’.
Plutocracy’s Boot Boys
October 1, 2012
We’re getting a better idea of how billionaires and corporations capture government policy.
– ‘Plutocracy’s Boot Boys’.
September 24, 2012
A potent myth is being used to justify economic capture by a parasitic class.
The Mind Thieves
September 10, 2012
The evidence linking Alzheimer’s disease to the food industry is strong and growing.
– ‘The Mind Thieves’.
Declaring War on the Environment
September 6, 2012
With the appointment of an anti-green as Environment Secretary, the pretence is over.
– ‘Declaring War on the Environment’.
A Step Towards the Dock
September 3, 2012
The prospect of a trial for Tony Blair now starts to look more plausible
– ‘A Step Towards the Dock’.
Bounty Paid for Blair Arrest Attempt
August 29, 2012
Press release: Payouts for attempts to arrest the former PM now exceed £10,000.
– ‘Bounty Paid for Blair Arrest Attempt’.
August 28, 2012
An animation calling for economic democracy.
– ‘After Capitalism’.
Could the rubbish published in the Observer about birds of prey be related to the author’s undisclosed interests?
– ‘Hidden Claws’.
The Heat of the Moment
August 27, 2012
Climate breakdown is right here, right now.
– ‘The Heat of the Moment’.
August 13, 2012
The rich world is causing the famines it claims to be preventing.
– ‘Hunger Games’.
The Great Impostors
August 6, 2012
In the name of saving the natural world, governments are privatising it.
– ‘The Great Impostors’.
Dance With the One Who Brung You
August 2, 2012
The environment is being trashed because of a failure to reform campaign finance.
– ‘Dance With the One Who Brung You’.
Scorched Earth Economics
July 30, 2012
Why have the Year Zero policies of neoliberalism not been abandoned?
– ‘Scorched Earth Economics’.
July 26, 2012
A new front opens up in the war against nature.
– ‘Lead Soldiers’.
The Promised Land
July 16, 2012
This is the fate of young people today: excluded, but forbidden to opt out.
– ‘The Promised Land’.
For Those Who Love Life
July 13, 2012
The people cutting open bluefin tuna nets are heroes
– ‘For Those Who Love Life’.
July 9, 2012
Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad.
July 2, 2012
We were wrong about peak oil: there’s enough in the ground to deep-fry the planet.
– ‘False Summit’.
End of an Era
June 25, 2012
So now what do we do to defend life on Earth?
– ‘End of an Era’.
How “Sustainability” Became “Sustained Growth”
June 22, 2012
The Rio Declaration rips up the basic principles of environmental action.
– ‘How “Sustainability” Became “Sustained Growth”’.
The Mendacity of Hope
June 18, 2012
The summits which promise to save the world keep us dangling, not mobilising.
– ‘The Mendacity of Hope’.
June 15, 2012
The shocking standards of tabloid weather reporting.
– ‘Storm Warning’.
June 11, 2012
How moral psychology has been used to create a new and toxic political myth.
– ‘Moral Failings’.
June 8, 2012
How Natural England became the servant of the landed classes.
– ‘Captive Animals’.
The Resurgent Aristocracy
June 4, 2012
Rural policy is once again the preserve of the elite, and wildlife and people suffer as a result.
– ‘The Resurgent Aristocracy’.
May 31, 2012
I accuse the energy secretary of misleading us about his disastrous new bill.
– ‘Manipulation Merchant’.
The Estate We’re In
May 29, 2012
Thanks to an aristocratic minister, state spending is being used to support pheasant shoots and destroy birds of prey.
– ‘The Estate We’re In’.
Bonfire of Promises
May 28, 2012
The government’s new energy bill puts a match to its climate change commitments.
– ‘Bonfire of Promises’.
See No Evil
May 21, 2012
How did genocide denial become a doctrine of the internationalist left?
– ‘See No Evil’.
Correspondence with Noam Chomsky
This is supporting material for the article See No Evil.
– ‘Correspondence with Noam Chomsky’.
Genocide Denial: Expert Assessments
This is supporting material for the article See No Evil.
– ‘Genocide Denial: Expert Assessments’.
May 14, 2012
The history of family life has been wildly misrepresented by conservatives.
– ‘Kin Hell’.
Classroom Class Politics
May 11, 2012
Education policy under this government exacerbates social injustice
– ‘Classroom Class Politics’.
The UK’s marine reserves offer no meaningful protection to the life of the sea.
– ‘Paper Parks’.
Blotting Out the Past
May 10, 2012
This is my reply to a former colonial official denying British atrocities in Kenya
– ‘Blotting Out the Past’.
A Monstrous Proposal
May 7, 2012
Why the private sector should be subject to freedom of information laws.
– ‘A Monstrous Proposal’.
Empire of Capital
April 30, 2012
Colonialism never ended, it continues by different means.
– ‘Empire of Capital’.
April 23, 2012
We British have a peculiar ability to blot out our colonial history.
– ‘Dark Hearts’.
The Keys to the Blood Bank
April 20, 2012
The Conservative minister charged with protecting wildlife is making a packet as a result of weak wildlife protection laws.
– ‘The Keys to the Blood Bank’.
Rewilding Our Children
April 16, 2012
Hope for humanity lies in recognising their animal nature.
– ‘Rewilding Our Children’.
Why I’m Offline
March 31, 2012
There’s a compelling reason, as you can see below.
– ‘Why I’m Offline’.
No Primrose Path
March 15, 2012
If you think nuclear power is hard to finance and deliver, look at the alternative.
– ‘No Primrose Path’.
Press Release – Why We Have Written to Cameron
We urge him to reject advice to drop nuclear power in the UK
– ‘Press Release – Why We Have Written to Cameron’.
A Letter to David Cameron
Countering the letter sent to him by four former directors of Friends of the Earth
– ‘A Letter to David Cameron’.
The Shadow Government
March 12, 2012
Through a network of unbalanced, almost-invisible committees, the government gets what it wants.
– ‘The Shadow Government’.
A Manifesto for Psychopaths
March 5, 2012
Ayn Rand’s ideas have become the Marxism of the new right.
– ‘A Manifesto for Psychopaths’.
Mythologists of the Glen
March 2, 2012
A report on deer in the Scottish Highlands is a sycophantic paean to Balmorality and landed power.
– ‘Mythologists of the Glen’.
In Praise of Distrust
February 27, 2012
Cameron tells us to trust business: as he hands it the keys to the nation.
– ‘In Praise of Distrust’.
Anything to Declare?
February 24, 2012
Christopher Booker’s undisclosed interests illustrate the need for transparency in journalism.
– ‘Anything to Declare?’.
Plutocracy, Pure and Simple
February 20, 2012
Now it’s a straight fight with the billionaires and corporations.
– ‘Plutocracy, Pure and Simple’.
The Big Green Question
February 14, 2012
Is environmentalism compatible with social justice?
– ‘The Big Green Question’.
February 6, 2012
Conservatism is linked to low intelligence; but the real idiots are the progressives letting it win.
– ‘Liberal Constipation’.
Nuclear vs Nuclear vs Nuclear
February 2, 2012
We can’t wish nuclear waste away: we must choose one of three options for dealing with it.
– ‘Nuclear vs Nuclear vs Nuclear’.
January 30, 2012
Drone warfare can be used to thwart democratic movements, anywhere.
– ‘Divine Injustice’.
January 26, 2012
The weather forecasters used by the Daily Mail and other papers don’t appear to exist.
– ‘Imaginary Friends’.
The Great Pay Robbery
January 23, 2012
Here’s why the government’s proposals on executive pay won’t work – and why we need a maximum wage.
– ‘The Great Pay Robbery’.
The Sacrificial Caste
January 16, 2012
In this and other nations, there are groups of children who can be abused with impunity.
– ‘The Sacrificial Caste’.
Making Democracy Safe for Business
January 9, 2012
The government is ensuring that we can mount no effective protest against the banks and corporations.
– ‘Making Democracy Safe for Business’.
Why Libertarians Must Deny Climate Change
January 6, 2012
As soon as it encounters environmental issues, the ideology of the new right becomes ensnared in its own contradictions.
– ‘Why Libertarians Must Deny Climate Change’.
January 2, 2012
How weather forecasts became a political issue.
– ‘Polar Opposites’.
How Freedom Became Tyranny
December 19, 2011
Rightwing libertarians have turned “freedom” into an excuse for greed and exploitation.
– ‘How Freedom Became Tyranny’.
No Bail-Out for the Planet
December 17, 2011
Why is it so easy to save the banks, but so hard to save the biosphere?
– ‘No Bail-Out for the Planet’.
Unmasking the Press
December 12, 2011
The corporate newspapers are the elite’s enforcers, misrepresenting the sources of oppression.
– ‘Unmasking the Press’.
December 8, 2011
The Spectator has allowed me to rebut Nils-Axel Morner’s rubbish about sea levels.
– ‘A Levelling’.
A Waste of Waste
December 5, 2011
Why bury nuclear waste, when it could meet the world’s energy needs?
– ‘A Waste of Waste’.
The Spectator’s Spectacular Blunder
December 4, 2011
It is hard to think of a bigger cock-up than the one the magazine’s editor has just made.
– ‘The Spectator’s Spectacular Blunder’.
Slash and Burn Capitalism
December 1, 2011
Now the government intends to strip away protection from our most treasured places
– ‘Slash and Burn Capitalism’.
November 28, 2011
The poorest taxpayers are subsidising the richest people in Europe: and this spending will remain uncut until at least 2020.
– ‘Big Farmer’.
How the Greens Were Misled
November 22, 2011
One man, now embroiled in a shocking scandal, may have done the movement incalculable damage.
– ‘How the Greens Were Misled’.
The Corporate Welfare State
November 21, 2011
Despite the crisis, it’s still socialism for the 1%, capitalism for the rest.
– ‘The Corporate Welfare State’.
The Self-Attribution Fallacy
November 7, 2011
Intelligence? Talent? No, the ultra-rich got to where they are through luck and brutality.
– ‘The Self-Attribution Fallacy’.
November 3, 2011
Could it be true that resource use is reduced by economic growth?
– ‘Peak Stuff?’.
October 31, 2011
The Corporation of the City of London has harmed you more than you know.
– ‘Wealth Destroyers’.
It’s the Rich Wot Gets the Pleasure
October 27, 2011
Population is much less of a problem than consumption. No wonder the rich are obsessed by it.
– ‘It’s the Rich Wot Gets the Pleasure’.
Sucking Out Our Brains Through Our Eyes
October 24, 2011
Advertising trashes our happiness and trashes the planet. And my income depends on it.
– ‘Sucking Out Our Brains Through Our Eyes’.
Show Me The Money
October 17, 2011
We have a democratic right to know who is funding public advocacy.
– ‘Show Me The Money’.
A Random Nonsense-Generating Machine
October 13, 2011
Christopher Booker’s latest cock-ups almost match his all-time record.
– ‘A Random Nonsense-Generating Machine’.
Sounding the Deeps
October 10, 2011
If this analysis is correct, a Great Depression is all but inevitable.
– ‘Sounding the Deeps’.
Roads to Ruin
October 6, 2011
A new road-building programme will drain money from essential services.
– ‘Roads to Ruin’.
More Cuts Please
October 3, 2011
The government is burning the money that could save public services.
– ‘More Cuts Please’.
September 29, 2011
This is why I’ve declared my financial interests, and why I believe other journalists should do the same.
– ‘Going Naked’.
War with the Wullies
September 26, 2011
This planning battle is a fight between the people and a totalitarian model of capitalism.
– ‘War with the Wullies’.
A Gun to Your Head
September 19, 2011
Should wider sanctions be imposed on Syria?
– ‘A Gun to Your Head’.
September 16, 2011
The wild boar cull should be halted, and we should stop confusing conservation with gardening.
– ‘Arrested Development’.
Think of a Tank
September 12, 2011
The “free market thinktanks” and their secret funders are a threat to democracy.
– ‘Think of a Tank’.
Making a Mockery of Localism
September 6, 2011
The government’s claim that local people will have more say over planning is an outright lie.
– ‘Making a Mockery of Localism’.
September 5, 2011
Read the small print and you find that the government wants a total abandonment of the planning system.
– ‘Terra Nullius’.
September 2, 2011
Why is the government spending £1.6m on a geo-engineering experiment whose results can never be used?
– ‘Balloon Debate’.
August 31, 2011
It looks as if the UK government is allowing shale gas fracking companies to regulate themselves.
– ‘Shale Fail’.
The Lairds of Learning
August 29, 2011
How did academic publishers acquire these feudal powers?
– ‘The Lairds of Learning’.
Out of the Ashes
August 22, 2011
Now is the time to start planning for a new economy, not dependent on growth.
– ‘Out of the Ashes’.
Mutually Assured Depletion
August 8, 2011
The EU, Norway, Iceland and the Faroes all blame each other for smashing the last great fish stock. All are wrong.
– ‘Mutually Assured Depletion’.
The Moral Case for Nuclear Power
My response to Jonathon Porritt’s arguments – and to his highly personal invective.
– ‘The Moral Case for Nuclear Power’.
August 6, 2011
Why is Top Gear, alone among BBC programmes, allowed to keep breaking editorial guidelines?
– ‘Top Dollar’.
August 4, 2011
How a group which claims to defend human rights turned into an apologist for genocidaires and ethnic cleansers.
– ‘Media Cleanse’.
How the Billionaires Broke the System
August 1, 2011
The US deficit reduction plan makes no sense – until you remember who’s behind the Tea Party movement.
– ‘How the Billionaires Broke the System’.
An Underground National Park
July 19, 2011
To prevent climate breakdown, we need to declare most of the fossil fuels in the earth’s crust off-limits.
– ‘An Underground National Park’.
July 15, 2011
The government and the industry promised that they had dealt with aminopyralid poisoning. They haven’t.
A Hippocratic Oath for Journalists
July 11, 2011
What do we do about the power of the corporate media? Here’s one answer.
– ‘A Hippocratic Oath for Journalists’.
July 8, 2011
Have I just witnessed the beginning of the end of vertebrate ecology?
– ‘Jellyfish Rule’.
Nuclear Power Debate – The Film
Here’s the scorching debate I had with Doug Parr from Greenpeace and others last night.
– ‘Nuclear Power Debate – The Film’.
Corporate Power? No Thanks
July 4, 2011
The machinations of the industry shouldn’t be allowed to spoil the case for nuclear power.
– ‘Corporate Power? No Thanks’.
Nuclear Power – The Big Debate
July 1, 2011
On Thursday 7th July, I’ll be thrashing out the issues with Greenpeace and others. Come along if you can.
– ‘Nuclear Power – The Big Debate’.
June 30, 2011
As Sydney residents are being paid to leave the city, the case for compact, high-density settlement becomes clearer than ever.
Do As We Say, Not As We Do
June 17, 2011
My letter to Media Lens over the issue of the massacre at Srebrenica.
– ‘Do As We Say, Not As We Do’.
June 16, 2011
Why was the Labour government telling two different stories about peak oil?
– ‘Peak Stupidity’.
Naming the Genocide Deniers
June 13, 2011
The right-wing denial of the genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda is bad enough; the new left-wing denial is even worse.
– ‘Naming the Genocide Deniers’.
An Answer to the Meaning of Life
June 6, 2011
The well-intentioned dolts putting a price on nature are delivering it into the hands of business.
– ‘An Answer to the Meaning of Life’.
May 30, 2011
The public reaction to new power lines could kill renewable energy: they must be buried.
– ‘Underground Movement’.
May 27, 2011
I challenge Jonathon Porritt to explain his contention that nuclear power and renewables are incompatible.
– ‘Turning Together’.
Pass the Parcel
May 23, 2011
How will the UK achieve a 50% carbon cut by 2027? By getting someone else to make our stuff.
– ‘Pass the Parcel’.
A Real-Time Experiment With Human Lives
May 20, 2011
We can now see what the impact of has been of the police decision to turn off Oxfordshire’s speed cameras.
– ‘A Real-Time Experiment With Human Lives’.
A Death Foretold
May 16, 2011
Why have successive governments been waging war on one of the world’s best health systems?
– ‘A Death Foretold’.
For How Much Longer Can This Go On?
May 13, 2011
Christopher Booker is now in even deeper trouble than before: damned in a High Court judgement. Yet still the Sunday Telegraph employs him.
– ‘For How Much Longer Can This Go On?’.
Shaking the Tree
May 9, 2011
The British government’s demolition programme is now moving on to the environment.
– ‘Shaking the Tree’.
Our Crushing Dilemmas
May 5, 2011
How do environmentalists fight without losing what we’re fighting for?
– ‘Our Crushing Dilemmas’.
The Lost World
May 2, 2011
Where is the environmental vision that can resist the planet-wrecking project?
– ‘The Lost World’.
Britain’s Private Militias
April 19, 2011
The Ratcliffe miscarriage of justice shows that we need a sweeping reform of the police.
– ‘Britain’s Private Militias’.
Why This Matters
April 13, 2011
We have to be sure our facts about nuclear power are right, as the latest exchange with Helen Caldicott shows.
– ‘Why This Matters’.
West End Debates Starting Tonight
April 12, 2011
For the next three nights only, the Left Hook show is appearing in Leicester Square
– ‘West End Debates Starting Tonight’.
Justice is impossible if we can’t trust the police to tell the truth.
– ‘False Witness’.
April 4, 2011
The green movement has misled the world about the dangers of radiation.
– ‘Evidence Meltdown’.
Interrogation of Helen Caldicott’s Responses
This is supporting material for my article Evidence Meltdown.
– ‘Interrogation of Helen Caldicott’s Responses’.
Correspondence with Helen Caldicott
This is supporting material for my article Evidence Meltdown.
– ‘Correspondence with Helen Caldicott’.
Seven Double Standards
March 31, 2011
Why don’t we judge other forms of energy generation by the standards we apply to nuclear power?
– ‘Seven Double Standards’.
The Freedom Swindle
March 29, 2011
The government promised us the right to peaceful protest. It is delivering nothing of the kind.
– ‘The Freedom Swindle’.
March 21, 2011
How the Fukushima disaster taught me to stop worrying and embrace nuclear power.
– ‘Going Critical’.
March 16, 2011
The Fukushima crisis should not spell the end of nuclear power.
Oil and Trouble
March 14, 2011
Why western governments won’t support democracy in Saudi Arabia.
– ‘Oil and Trouble’.
Head-Banging for Britain
March 9, 2011
Here’s what we could gain by reducing the speed limit.
– ‘Head-Banging for Britain’.
What We Are For
March 6, 2011
The movements opposing the British government need a set of aims: here’s my attempt at a first draft.
– ‘What We Are For’.
Response to Robert Peston
March 3, 2011
Does the BBC’s business editor need a crash course in tax?
– ‘Response to Robert Peston’.
In Love with the State
February 28, 2011
Rightwingers say they hate big government. As their current campaigns show, it’s not true.
– ‘In Love with the State’.
New Tour Dates
February 24, 2011
Here’s the full line-up for the first Left Hook debate tour
– ‘New Tour Dates’.
February 23, 2011
Online astroturfing is more advanced and more automated than we’d imagined.
– ‘Robot Wars’.
Lumbering into the 21st Century
February 17, 2011
I’ve finally joined Twitter
– ‘Lumbering into the 21st Century’.
February 14, 2011
Shocking new financial manouevres by the British government show who it’s really working for.
– ‘Stripped Bare’.
A Corporate Coup d’Etat
February 7, 2011
You thought elections counted for something? Look at what wasn’t in the manifesto.
– ‘A Corporate Coup d’Etat’.
January 31, 2011
The sale of England’s state forests is a chance to do something interesting. It’s being squandered.
– ‘Forest Chumps’.
January 24, 2011
A leaked document, published exclusively on monbiot.com, shows that the government has been secretly protecting bankers’ bonuses.
– ‘Bonus Balls’.
How the Treasury Deceived Us
This is the text of the leaked document referred to in Bonus Balls.
– ‘How the Treasury Deceived Us’.
“Shoot the —- in the Face”
January 21, 2011
It’s time for those who hate the greens to stop issuing death threats – to me and others.
– ‘“Shoot the —- in the Face”’.
Blair at Large
January 20, 2011
There’s still plenty of money in the pot for someone attempting Tony Blair’s arrest
– ‘Blair at Large’.
January 18, 2011
What could be sillier and more invidious than the Observer’s “eco-power list”?
– ‘Power Trips’.
The Real Domestic Extremists
January 17, 2011
Who threatens us most – peaceful campaigners or a private militia run by police chiefs?
– ‘The Real Domestic Extremists’.
In a Hole, Still Digging
January 13, 2011
Why does England have weaker rules on opencast mining than Wales and Scotland?
– ‘In a Hole, Still Digging’.
Beware Fake Radicals
January 10, 2011
Conservatives have perfected the trick of defending power by attacking it.
– ‘Beware Fake Radicals’.
Spring and Summer Speaking Tour
January 7, 2011
Come and have an argument
– ‘Spring and Summer Speaking Tour’.
Another One Bites the Dust
January 5, 2011
According to the latest smear campaign, I’m the new Howard Hughes. Sorry to disappoint you.
– ‘Another One Bites the Dust’.
The Imaginary War
Government ministers have declared an end to hostilities that never begun.
– ‘The Imaginary War’.
January 3, 2011
Here’s the remarkable, hidden truth about our housing crisis.
– ‘Home Rule’.
December 27, 2010
The level of excess winter deaths in the UK is higher than Siberia’s. This is why.
December 20, 2010
Yes, the extreme cold in the UK right now really could be a result of global warming.
– ‘Cold Burn’.
Reclaim the Cyber-Commons
December 13, 2010
The internet is being captured by organised trolls. It’s time we fought back.
– ‘Reclaim the Cyber-Commons’.
Impervious to Learning
December 8, 2010
David Rose appears to have learnt nothing from his catastrophic mistakes before the Iraq war.
– ‘Impervious to Learning’.
The Great Ventriloquist
December 2, 2010
Why is a former Greenpeace activist siding with Indonesia’s logging industry?
– ‘The Great Ventriloquist’.
November 26, 2010
The government has abandoned its sustainable homes policy – by redefining zero.
– ‘Ground 56%’.
The UK’s Odious Debts
November 22, 2010
Many PFI deals were undemocratic and against the national interest. It’s time we stopped honouring them.
– ‘The UK’s Odious Debts’.
Spreading the White Plague
November 15, 2010
The governments of both the UK and Wales could almost be trying to turn bovine TB into a pandemic.
– ‘Spreading the White Plague’.
A Charming Falsehood
November 10, 2010
While pressing Stewart Brand to admit he was wrong, it seems that I might have stumbled across a new tactic in the corporate propaganda war.
– ‘A Charming Falsehood’.
Correspondence with Stewart Brand – Second Tranche
These are the letters generated by our ongoing tussle
– ‘Correspondence with Stewart Brand – Second Tranche’.
The Lax Tax Pact
November 9, 2010
How Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs surrendered to the tax avoiders
– ‘The Lax Tax Pact’.
Is Stewart Brand the New Ian Plimer?
November 6, 2010
Despite challenging the environmental movement to admit when it gets things wrong, he seems unable to do so himself.
– ‘Is Stewart Brand the New Ian Plimer?’.
Correspondence with Stewart Brand
Here are the emails Stewart Brand and I have sent to each other
– ‘Correspondence with Stewart Brand’.
Deep Peace in Techno-Utopia
November 5, 2010
A new film on Channel 4 disses the greens while dodging the issue of power.
– ‘Deep Peace in Techno-Utopia’.
A Ghost Agreement
November 1, 2010
Everyone agrees that the new declaration on biodiversity is a triumph. Just one snag: it doesn’t appear to exist.
– ‘A Ghost Agreement’.
The Press Gang
October 28, 2010
How to make and store your own apple juice.
– ‘The Press Gang’.
October 25, 2010
The Tea Parties didn’t arise spontaneously: they were boiled up by big business.
– ‘Toxic Brew’.
Britain’s Shock Doctrine
October 18, 2010
The economic crisis is the disaster the Conservatives have been praying for. Now they can reshape the economy on corporate lines.
– ‘Britain’s Shock Doctrine’.
A Planet in Square Brackets
The draft global plan for saving biodiversity contains no firm proposals at all.
– ‘A Planet in Square Brackets’.
The Values of Everything
October 11, 2010
Progressive causes are failing: here’s how they could be turned around
– ‘The Values of Everything’.
The Aliens Are Coming
October 4, 2010
We appear to be incapable of dealing with invasive species while there’s still time.
– ‘The Aliens Are Coming’.
Here are the biodiversity challenges we’ll be pressing governments to meet
– ‘Saving Species’.
Looking for Trouble
September 27, 2010
Why are we still prospecting for oil when we can’t afford to use existing reserves?
– ‘Looking for Trouble’.
September 21, 2010
Why does a crazy set of beliefs in one field seem to migrate into unrelated subjects?
– ‘Evolving Madness’.
The Process Is Dead
September 20, 2010
It’s already clear that the climate talks in December will go nowhere – so what do we do?
– ‘The Process Is Dead’.
The Smear Storm Widens
September 19, 2010
Those who made false accusations against Rajendra Pachauri are now turning their fire on me.
– ‘The Smear Storm Widens’.
Now for the Good News
September 10, 2010
Here are some green pioneers whose work is worth celebrating.
– ‘Now for the Good News’.
September 7, 2010
A new book has forced me to reconsider my views on food.
– ‘Strong Meat’.
Pachauri – The Smears Continue
September 1, 2010
The people hounding him have failed to produce a single scrap of evidence to support their accusations, yet there’s no let-up.
– ‘Pachauri – The Smears Continue’.
The Smearing of an Innocent man
August 26, 2010
The report we publish for the first time today proves that the serious charges made against Rajendra Pachauri are completely untrue.
– ‘The Smearing of an Innocent man’.
Right and Wrong
August 23, 2010
Why climate science divides people along political lines.
– ‘Right and Wrong’.
August 16, 2010
Green enthusiasm for vertical farms shows that no one is untouched by magical thinking.
– ‘Towering Lunacy’.
Words Fail Us
August 13, 2010
Talking has so far done nothing to protect the world’s biodiversity. So we’re launching a new campaign to get governments to act.
– ‘Words Fail Us’.
Turning Estates into Villages
August 9, 2010
How good planning can make us slimmer, fitter, safer and less lonely.
– ‘Turning Estates into Villages’.
Tory Boy Racers
July 26, 2010
The Conservative war on road safety has begun
– ‘Tory Boy Racers’.
Land of Impunity
July 24, 2010
If the police can get away with killing Ian Tomlinson, there’s no justice in Britain.
– ‘Land of Impunity’.
Naming the Nameless
July 16, 2010
The results of our competition to name England’s threatened species are stunning.
– ‘Naming the Nameless’.
Sending Off the Ref
July 12, 2010
The government’s disastrous new deregulation programme means that the poor will be fouled by the rich.
– ‘Sending Off the Ref’.
Filth and Fury
July 7, 2010
Was I right, when the hacked climate emails were released, to call for Phil Jones to resign?
– ‘Filth and Fury’.
A Bookful of Bookerisms
July 6, 2010
The climate change deniers are digging themselves an ever deeper hole over ‘Amazongate’
– ‘A Bookful of Bookerisms’.
The Death of Irony
June 29, 2010
How could the intent of today’s column have passed so many people by?
– ‘The Death of Irony’.
A Modest Proposal for Tackling Youth
June 28, 2010
Here’s how the UK should pursue its war against young people.
– ‘A Modest Proposal for Tackling Youth’.
BP’s Dumb Investors
June 21, 2010
The companies now threatening to sue BP have only themselves to blame.
– ‘BP’s Dumb Investors’.
Ridleyed With Errors
June 19, 2010
Matt Ridley only digs his hole deeper as he attempts to justify his distortions.
– ‘Ridleyed With Errors’.
Bogus, Misdirected and Effective
June 14, 2010
The Tea Party movement is steeped in misinformation and denial. But it has a lot to teach the left.
– ‘Bogus, Misdirected and Effective’.
Madder and Madder
June 9, 2010
Lord Monckton’s increasingly extravagant claims threaten to destroy the movement he champions
– ‘Madder and Madder’.
The Money Gusher
June 7, 2010
The oil industry’s decommissioning costs will dwarf those of nuclear power. The money being made now should be put aside to meet them.
– ‘The Money Gusher’.
The Man Who Wants to Northern Rock the Planet
June 1, 2010
Matt Ridley’s irrational theories remain unchanged by his own disastrous experiment.
– ‘The Man Who Wants to Northern Rock the Planet’.
May 24, 2010
Here’s a simple means of transforming the UK’s universities, schools and society
– ‘Universal Cure’.
Out of Sight, Out of Trouble
May 20, 2010
A new report shows how the UK could tap into vast renewable resources, without any of the aggro caused by existing wind farms.
– ‘Out of Sight, Out of Trouble’.
Fast Train to Nowhere?
May 17, 2010
Before the UK commissions a high speed rail network, we should ask ourselves some big questions.
– ‘Fast Train to Nowhere?’.
May 10, 2010
Industrial civilisation is trashing the environment. Should we try to reform it or just watch it go down?
– ‘Money’s Hunger’.
May 7, 2010
This hung parliament is the first and possibly last chance we have to transform politics. We must seize it.
– ‘Low-Hanging Fruit’.
May 5, 2010
Almost half the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions have gone missing. Here they are, and here are the amazing implications.
– ‘Carbon Graveyard’.
The Parasites in Labour’s Brain
May 3, 2010
It’s time we stopped voting fearfully, and rewarding the most right-wing government the UK has had since 1945.
– ‘The Parasites in Labour’s Brain’.
A Ginger Revolution
April 26, 2010
Grassroots campaigns could break Britain’s corrupt political system
– ‘A Ginger Revolution’.
The Welsh Revolution
April 21, 2010
Why are radical politics electable in Wales but not in England?
– ‘The Welsh Revolution’.
An Eruption of Reality
April 20, 2010
Has our society become too complex to sustain?
– ‘An Eruption of Reality’.
Putting the Pope on Trial
April 13, 2010
International law presents a radical challenge to the powerful: they could be judged by the same standards as the rest of us.
– ‘Putting the Pope on Trial’.
Debate with Steve Easterbrook
April 8, 2010
We explore the mutual incomprehension across the climate emails divide
– ‘Debate with Steve Easterbrook’.
April 5, 2010
Science and humanities students view each other with incomprehension: blame our dumb, narrow schooling.
– ‘Walled In’.
March 29, 2010
The police treat protests and festivals as a threat to their power
– ‘Morality Policing’.
War With the Ghosts
March 23, 2010
What are our nuclear weapons for, and who controls them?
– ‘War With the Ghosts’.
Jonathan Porritt’s Strange Slurs
March 19, 2010
I learn, once again, that telling brutal truths isn’t the best way of winning friends
– ‘Jonathan Porritt’s Strange Slurs’.
The Naming of Things
March 15, 2010
Here’s one small way in which the collapse of biodiversity could be slowed
– ‘The Naming of Things’.
The German Disease
March 12, 2010
The scheme for supporting renewables that the UK is importing from Germany has been a disaster there.
– ‘The German Disease’.
March 8, 2010
In fighting for science, we subscribe to a comforting illusion: that people can be swayed by the facts.
– ‘The Unpersuadables’.
Treachery or Common Sense?
March 5, 2010
I’m being hounded for taking a stand against feed-in tariffs: here’s a riposte to the critics.
– ‘Treachery or Common Sense?’.
Is the Earth Flat?
A TV debate about whether climate change is happening
– ‘Is the Earth Flat?’.
A Great Green Rip-Off
March 1, 2010
The feed-in tariffs about to be introduced here are extortionate, useless and deeply regressive.
– ‘A Great Green Rip-Off’.
February 22, 2010
How the ultra-rich enslave themselves
– ‘Bleak Havens’.
February 2, 2010
Wherever Blair goes, our campaign ensures that he can never be free from the fear of arrest
– ‘The Reckoning’.
A Bounty for Blair’s Arrest
January 25, 2010
Today I am launching a new fund – www.arrestblair.org – to reward people who attempt to arrest the former prime minister
– ‘A Bounty for Blair’s Arrest’.
The War Against Nature Resumes
January 18, 2010
As the new badger cull shows, we revert to irrational destruction as soon as our economic interests are threatened.
– ‘The War Against Nature Resumes’.
The Holocaust We Will Not See
January 11, 2010
Avatar half-tells a story we would all prefer to forget
– ‘The Holocaust We Will Not See’.
January 4, 2010
How do we break a system which now permeates every aspect of our lives?
– ‘Consumer Hell’.
Requiem for a Crowded Planet
December 21, 2009
This is what the failure of the climate talks means.
– ‘Requiem for a Crowded Planet’.
Scramble for the Atmosphere
December 18, 2009
The useless, destructive talks at Copenhagen show that the treaty-making system has scarcely changed in 130 years.
– ‘Scramble for the Atmosphere’.
Showdown With Plimer
December 17, 2009
We’ve finally had our battle, and it was not to his advantage
– ‘Showdown With Plimer’.
Here’s Your Speech Mr Obama
This is what the US president should say in Copenhagen
– ‘Here’s Your Speech Mr Obama’.
Bust-Up With Boris
December 16, 2009
I meet the mayor of London and have a good old ding-dong
– ‘Bust-Up With Boris’.
This Is About Us
December 14, 2009
The talks at Copenhagen are not just about climate change. They represent a battle to redefine humanity.
– ‘This Is About Us’.
UKIP’s latest acquisition
December 10, 2009
Is Lord Monckton an asset or a liability?
– ‘UKIP’s latest acquisition’.
The Real Climate Scandal
December 7, 2009
Shocked by the hacked emails? Wait till you see what the other side’s been up to.
– ‘The Real Climate Scandal’.
Here’s the evidence for the contentions in The Real Climate Scandal
– ‘Case Studies’.
The Urgent Threat to World Peace is … Canada
December 1, 2009
The harm this country could do in the next two weeks will outweigh all the good it has done in a century.
– ‘The Urgent Threat to World Peace is … Canada’.
The Knights Carbonic
November 23, 2009
Yes, the hacked climate emails are damaging. But here’s the one you’d need to see if you wanted to show that manmade global warming is a scam.
– ‘The Knights Carbonic’.
If Nothing Else, Save Farming
November 16, 2009
It’s probably too late to prepare for peak oil, but we can at least try to salvage food production.
– ‘If Nothing Else, Save Farming’.
Champions of the Overdog
November 9, 2009
Local papers are vanishing. Does it matter?
– ‘Champions of the Overdog’.
November 2, 2009
Why the sudden surge in climate change denial? Could it be about something else altogether?
– ‘Death Denial’.
October 26, 2009
His bid for the EU presidency gives us the best chance we’ll ever have.
– ‘Arresting Blair’.
The Hanging Judge
October 19, 2009
Why has Mr Justice Eady been allowed to conduct a one-man campaign against free speech?
– ‘The Hanging Judge’.
Justice in Shades
October 6, 2009
A damning judgement on army killings suggests that officials at every level have covered up torture and murder.
– ‘Justice in Shades’.
The Population Myth
September 29, 2009
People who claim that population growth is the big environmental issue are shifting the blame from the rich to the poor
– ‘The Population Myth’.
It Doesn’t Get Madder Than This
September 23, 2009
The Spectator’s new editor has lost it before he even had it.
– ‘It Doesn’t Get Madder Than This’.
September 22, 2009
The Trafigura scandal is just one of thousands of cases of the rich world’s fly-tipping
– ‘Toxic Assets’.
Answers Come There None
September 14, 2009
As the Plimer affair shows, climate change deniers are all leaf and no plums
– ‘Answers Come There None’.
Correspondence with Ian Plimer
Here are the emails I’ve exchanged with the climate change denier Ian Plimer.
– ‘Correspondence with Ian Plimer’.
Correspondence with the Spectator
Here are the emails I’ve exchanged with the Spectator over the Plimer affair
– ‘Correspondence with the Spectator’.
The Great Cop-Out
September 8, 2009
Impeded by Gordon Brown, the G20 has decided that bankers won’t be properly regulated.
– ‘The Great Cop-Out’.
Not Even Wrong
August 31, 2009
We need a radical new approach to cutting greenhouse gases, and it might have arrived.
– ‘Not Even Wrong’.
Fishing for Life
August 26, 2009
I set out to catch all my own fish, and live the wild life again
– ‘Fishing for Life’.
Should We Seek to Save Industrial Civilisation?
August 18, 2009
A debate with Paul Kingsnorth
– ‘Should We Seek to Save Industrial Civilisation?’.
August 10, 2009
The fight against the superstores is a struggle for democracy
The Busybody State
August 4, 2009
Why was the Big Green Gathering shut down by the authorities?
– ‘The Busybody State’.
Politically Transmitted Disease
July 28, 2009
Rising rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the United States are the result of programmes intended to stamp them out.
– ‘Politically Transmitted Disease’.
Pulling Yourself Off the Ground By Your Whiskers
July 14, 2009
Here is the simple mathematical reason why large scale carbon offsets can’t work
– ‘Pulling Yourself Off the Ground By Your Whiskers’.
Subsidising the Climate Crash
July 6, 2009
Why have government agencies been paying to increase the number of flights?
– ‘Subsidising the Climate Crash’.
Help Addicts, But Lock Up the Casual Users of Cocaine
June 30, 2009
The UN’s proposal for decriminalisation is senseless and destructive
– ‘Help Addicts, But Lock Up the Casual Users of Cocaine’.
Stop Building Tanks
June 23, 2009
Let’s divert the money spent on arms to addressing the real strategic threat.
– ‘Stop Building Tanks’.
June 17, 2009
The 300 year colonial adventure is over at last, which is why Britain is in political crisis.
– ‘Outsourcing Unrest’.
June 2, 2009
Why is no one brave enough to stand up to the fishing industry?
– ‘Blue Desert’.
The Real Expenses Scandal
May 26, 2009
It’s a thousand times bigger than the one we’re talking about, so why doesn’t it ignite public anger?
– ‘The Real Expenses Scandal’.
May 22, 2009
As BA reports massive losses, isn’t it time to scrap the airport expansion programme?
– ‘Crash Landing’.
The Barbarians at the Gate
May 19, 2009
Why has policing in Britain gone so mad?
– ‘The Barbarians at the Gate’.
May 12, 2009
The funding for academic research has been taken over by business
– ‘Captive Knowledge’.
How Much Should We Leave in the Ground?
May 6, 2009
Here are some estimates for how much fossil fuel we can use, and a call for a global moratorium on new prospecting.
– ‘How Much Should We Leave in the Ground?’.
Watch Out World!
My video interview with Hazel Blears gives us a glimpse of what might be coming if she seeks to replace Gordon Brown
– ‘Watch Out World!’.
Mandelson’s Fifth Column
May 4, 2009
The British government’s business department exists to undermine democracy.
– ‘Mandelson’s Fifth Column’.
Printing Police Lies
April 21, 2009
The rightwing press has briefly turned against the police, but normal service will soon resume.
– ‘Printing Police Lies’.
Cross Your Fingers and Carry On
April 14, 2009
Why does the government refuse to make contingency plans for peak oil?
– ‘Cross Your Fingers and Carry On’.
April 8, 2009
Why are plastic bags treated as the root of environmental evil?
– ‘Plastic Fetish’.
The Biggest, Weirdest Rip-Off Yet
April 7, 2009
The widening of the M25 is a private finance initiative scheme that requires little private finance. Or initiative.
– ‘The Biggest, Weirdest Rip-Off Yet’.
An Attack of the Bellamoids
March 31, 2009
James Lovelock says the government’s enthusiasm for wind farms approaches fascism. What is he on about?
– ‘An Attack of the Bellamoids’.
Pyrolising the Planet
March 27, 2009
The debate over biochar hots up.
– ‘Pyrolising the Planet’.
Woodchips With Everything
March 24, 2009
Here comes the latest utopian catastrophe: the plan to solve climate change with biochar
– ‘Woodchips With Everything’.
A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
March 17, 2009
If you think preventing climate change is politically difficult, look at the political problems of adapting to it.
– ‘A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy’.
March 10, 2009
Pay drivers to scrap their cars? We might as well burn ten-pound notes in power stations.
– ‘Scrap It’.
The Proceeds of Crime
March 3, 2009
The US and British governments have created a private prison industry which preys on human lives.
– ‘The Proceeds of Crime’.
The Propaganda of the Victor
February 24, 2009
How the poor were airbrushed from history
– ‘The Propaganda of the Victor’.
Nuked by Friend and Foe
February 20, 2009
An unsentimental appraisal of our energy choices doesn’t boost your popularity.
– ‘Nuked by Friend and Foe’.
Someone Else’s England
February 17, 2009
You don’t have to be a nationalist, or English, to accept the case for an English parliament.
– ‘Someone Else’s England’.
You Stand for Nothing But Election
February 10, 2009
An open letter to Hazel Blears MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
– ‘You Stand for Nothing But Election’.
The Christopher Booker Prize for Climate Change Bullshit
February 6, 2009
Today I launch a prestigious and coveted award. Who will the lucky winner be?
– ‘The Christopher Booker Prize for Climate Change Bullshit’.
From the Bottom Up
February 3, 2009
A new mobilisation could revitalise politics in the UK – but only if you get involved.
– ‘From the Bottom Up’.
My Blog is Now Live
January 29, 2009
– ‘My Blog is Now Live’.
January 27, 2009
This is how a government elected to stamp out sleaze became worse than its predecessor.
A Better Way to Make Money
January 20, 2009
Here’s how we could solve the credit crunch without giving anything to the banks.
– ‘A Better Way to Make Money’.
David Bellamy Challenged
January 16, 2009
A spectacular confrontation over climate change
– ‘David Bellamy Challenged’.
The Bare-Knuckle Videos
January 15, 2009
Here are the first five of my aggressive interviews with policy-makers, conducted for the Guardian.
– ‘The Bare-Knuckle Videos’.
Andy Harrison Challenged
January 14, 2009
In the fifth and final interview in the first series of fierce encounters with policy makers, I give the chief executive of easyJet the third degree.
– ‘Andy Harrison Challenged’.
Flying Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
January 13, 2009
How did Marxist class warriors end up fighting for the bosses’ right to fly?
– ‘Flying Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’.
Skating on Thin Ice
January 9, 2009
The freeze got me on my skates, and brought the loonies out of their holes.
– ‘Skating on Thin Ice’.
Jeroen van der Veer Challenged
January 6, 2009
I grill the chief executive of Shell in the fourth of my aggressive interviews with policy makers.
– ‘Jeroen van der Veer Challenged’.
Why good people do bad things
– ‘Shell’s Game’.
The Open Veins of Wales
December 30, 2008
Dr Beeching helped turn the country I’ve come to love into an outpost of empire. Now his legacy can be reversed.
– ‘The Open Veins of Wales’.
The Paranoia Squad
December 23, 2008
A British police unit is demonising peaceful protesters to stay in business.
– ‘The Paranoia Squad’.
Shaun Spiers Challenged
December 22, 2008
This is the third of my investigative interviews with policy makers.
– ‘Shaun Spiers Challenged’.
December 16, 2008
Why does the UK retain a handful of colonies? To destroy the world’s taxation systems.
– ‘Pin-Striped Pirates’.
Fatih Birol Challenged
December 15, 2008
This is the second of my bare-knuckle interviews with policy makers.
– ‘Fatih Birol Challenged’.
At Last, A Date
For the first time, the International Energy Agency has produced a date for peak oil. And it’s not reassuring.
– ‘At Last, A Date’.
A Beardful of Bunkum
December 9, 2008
David Bellamy’s at it again, with even dafter claims about climate change.
– ‘A Beardful of Bunkum’.
Yvo de Boer Challenged
December 8, 2008
This is the first in my series of interviews with those who hold our future in their hands. None of them are given an easy time.
– ‘Yvo de Boer Challenged’.
Whistling in the Wind
December 2, 2008
The new climate change report falls miles short of what we need. Here are some of the emergency measures it should have contained.
– ‘Whistling in the Wind’.
One Shot Left
November 25, 2008
The latest science suggests that preventing runaway climate change means total decarbonisation.
– ‘One Shot Left’.
Clearing Up This Mess
November 18, 2008
John Maynard Keynes had the answer to the crisis we’re now facing; but it was blocked and then forgotten.
– ‘Clearing Up This Mess’.
Lest We Forget
November 11, 2008
Could the First World War have been stopped?
– ‘Lest We Forget’.
The Triumph of Ignorance
October 28, 2008
Why morons succeed in US politics.
– ‘The Triumph of Ignorance’.
Free the Unborn!
October 21, 2008
A proposal for slowing down politics.
– ‘Free the Unborn!’.
This Is What Denial Does
October 14, 2008
The economic crisis is petty by comparison to the nature crunch. But they have the same cause.
– ‘This Is What Denial Does’.
The Other Bail-Out
October 7, 2008
Another set of corporations is pressing for public money. Governments should let them die.
– ‘The Other Bail-Out’.
Congress Confronts Its Contradictions
September 30, 2008
They baled out of the bail-out, but the money will still have to come from us. It always has.
– ‘Congress Confronts Its Contradictions’.
The Patron Saint of Charlatans
September 23, 2008
How does Christopher Booker get away with it?
– ‘The Patron Saint of Charlatans’.
The Price of Free Speech
September 17, 2008
A grotesque case of legal bullying using a 13th-Century law shows that in some respects we still haven’t shaken off feudalism.
– ‘The Price of Free Speech’.
Protect and Survive
September 9, 2008
Peter Mandelson is bullying the world’s poorest nations into following a development route that can’t work.
– ‘Protect and Survive’.
September 2, 2008
A hard commercial logic dictates that the only way to get good fruit today is to grow your own.
– ‘Strange Fruit’.
An Inside Job
August 29, 2008
Who brought down the cooling towers in South Yorkshire?
– ‘An Inside Job’.
August 26, 2008
A new wave of food colonialism is snatching food from the mouths of the poor.
– ‘Manufactured Famine’.
Identity Politics in Climate Change Hell
August 22, 2008
Do you want to save the biosphere or boost your own brand of politics? You can’t do both.
– ‘Identity Politics in Climate Change Hell’.
The Magic Pudding
August 19, 2008
Why is the US government still pouring billions into missile defence?
– ‘The Magic Pudding’.
Picking Up the Gauntlet
August 11, 2008
Arthur Scargill has challenged me to a duel. Name your date, sir.
– ‘Picking Up the Gauntlet’.
August 7, 2008
At least we have some ideals to fall short of.
– ‘Hypocrites Unite!’.
August 5, 2008
The climate camp outside the Kingsnorth power station is contesting the biggest issue of them all
– ‘Coal Scuttled’.
Nuking the Treaty
July 29, 2008
Iran is the least of the world’s offenders against non-proliferation.
– ‘Nuking the Treaty’.
The Lunar Conspiracy
July 24, 2008
A Proposal to Hamish Mykura, Head of Documentaries, Channel 4
– ‘The Lunar Conspiracy’.
A cunning new loophole has wrecked the government’s Climate Change Bill.
– ‘Traded Away’.
A response to Channel 4′s head of documentaries, Hamish Mykura
– ‘Swindled Again’.
An Ongoing Swindle
July 21, 2008
The Great Global Warming Swindle is just one example of Channel 4′s war against the greens
– ‘An Ongoing Swindle’.
The Self-Justifying Myth
People love films like The Great Global Warming Swindle, because they tell us what we want to believe.
– ‘The Self-Justifying Myth’.
Censored by Money
July 15, 2008
England’s mediaeval libel laws are becoming a global menace to free speech
– ‘Censored by Money’.
Kept Afloat on a Tide of Cash
July 8, 2008
Why are governments subsidising the destruction of the marine environment?
– ‘Kept Afloat on a Tide of Cash’.
July 1, 2008
A radical new idea could save the world’s ecosystems. But what will it do to the economy?
– ‘Green Lifeline’.
June 24, 2008
Crime is down, convictions are down, but the prisons are bursting. Why?
– ‘Mind-Forged Manacles’.
Lost in the System
June 17, 2008
What has happened to Bush’s secret prisoners?
– ‘Lost in the System’.
Small Is Bountiful
June 10, 2008
Peasant farmers offer the best chance of feeding the world. So why do we treat them with contempt?
– ‘Small Is Bountiful’.
June 3, 2008
I didn’t get my man, but I helped to remind people what he’s done.
– ‘Justice Undone’.
Arresting John Bolton
May 27, 2008
The Charge Sheet
– ‘Arresting John Bolton’.
Majesty, We Have Gone Mad
An open letter to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
– ‘Majesty, We Have Gone Mad’.
Bring on the Apocalypse
May 20, 2008
– ‘Bring on the Apocalypse’.
Nothing Left to Fight For
The most rightwing government Britain has had since the Second World War does not deserve to be re-elected.
– ‘Nothing Left to Fight For’.
How to Build a Human Bomb
May 13, 2008
Guantanamo Bay is killing people thousands of miles away.
– ‘How to Build a Human Bomb’.
May 6, 2008
Is the airship a viable alternative to jet travel?
– ‘Travelling Light’.
The Great Consolidation
April 29, 2008
What more can the government shut down? Oh yes, doctors’ surgeries.
– ‘The Great Consolidation’.
April 22, 2008
Rupert Murdoch doesn’t even have to ask to get what he wants.
– ‘Anticipatory Compliance’.
The Pleasures of the Flesh
April 15, 2008
If you care about hunger, eat less meat.
– ‘The Pleasures of the Flesh’.
A Cunning Plot
April 7, 2008
How to grow vegetables without breaking your back
– ‘A Cunning Plot’.
April 1, 2008
The employment figures attached to large projects tend to be codswallop.
– ‘Snow Jobs’.
March 18, 2008
The government’s plans for clean coal are another great green scam.
– ‘Burnt Out’.
The Patient Stalkers
March 11, 2008
Beware of privatisation schemes dressed up as customer choice.
– ‘The Patient Stalkers’.
A Likely Story
March 4, 2008
As the evidence accumulates, the Evening Standard’s allegations of terrorist planning have fallen apart.
– ‘A Likely Story’.
February 26, 2008
Religious conservatives are responsible for high abortion rates
An Exchange of Souls
February 19, 2008
As government documents show, Sir Nicholas Stern accidentally launched a trade in human lives.
– ‘An Exchange of Souls’.
The Last Straw
February 12, 2008
A new generation of biofuels turns out to be another environmental disaster
– ‘The Last Straw’.
Death of the Noble Idea
February 5, 2008
Big money trumps everything in politics, even the most dearly-held beliefs
– ‘Death of the Noble Idea’.
January 29, 2008
It’s an important issue, but nowhere near the top of the list.
– ‘Population Bombs’.
January 22, 2008
Britain’s strange private school system causes immeasurable harm
– ‘Unsentimental Education’.
The Kings of England
January 1, 2008
The unaccountable people who launched the Iraq war have learnt nothing from it.
– ‘The Kings of England’.
Hurray! We’re Going Backwards!
December 17, 2007
Bush trashed the climate talks. But look what Gore did.
– ‘Hurray! We’re Going Backwards!’.
Leave It In The Ground
December 11, 2007
The climate talks are a stitch-up, as no one is talking about supply.
– ‘Leave It In The Ground’.
What Is Progress?
December 4, 2007
The numbers show that this should be the real question at the Bali talks.
– ‘What Is Progress?’.
Three Million Homes?
November 27, 2007
Yes, I am sorry to say, we need them.
– ‘Three Million Homes?’.
Ban the Bomb – But Only in Iran
November 20, 2007
When will Bush and Brown acknowledge that there is already a nuclear power in the Middle East?
– ‘Ban the Bomb – But Only in Iran’.
Fast and Loose
November 13, 2007
The anti-speed camera campaign is based on junk science.
– ‘Fast and Loose’.
An Agricultural Crime Against Humanity
November 6, 2007
Biofuels could kill more people than the Iraq war.
– ‘An Agricultural Crime Against Humanity’.
The Road Well Travelled
October 30, 2007
Are we already shutting our minds to the consequences of climate change?
– ‘The Road Well Travelled’.
Libertarians are the True Social Parasites
October 23, 2007
Matt Ridley raged against the government – until he needed £16 billion
– ‘Libertarians are the True Social Parasites’.
Playing in the Rough
October 16, 2007
Why won’t Gary Player answer my questions about apartheid and evictions?
– ‘Playing in the Rough’.
The New Coal Age
October 9, 2007
A vast new opencast pit will ruin local people’s lives and wreck the government’s climate change policies. How was it allowed to happen?
– ‘The New Coal Age’.
Bring on the Recession
How else will the destructive effects of growth be stopped?
– ‘Bring on the Recession’.
Did Lord Monckton fabricate a claim on his Wikipedia page?
October 3, 2007
– ‘Did Lord Monckton fabricate a claim on his Wikipedia page?’.
The Junta’s Accomplices
October 2, 2007
If you want to support democracy in Burma, phone Gary Player and the other western businessmen propping up the generals.
– ‘The Junta’s Accomplices’.
An Idiot’s Referendum
September 11, 2007
People of all political colours are clamouring to answer a meaningless question.
– ‘An Idiot’s Referendum’.
The Fat Cats Protection League
September 4, 2007
Wherever you hear the words “free market”, you’ll find massive state handouts to corporations
– ‘The Fat Cats Protection League’.
How Did We Get Into This Mess?
August 28, 2007
Many of our current crises are the long-term results of a meeting which took place 60 years ago
– ‘How Did We Get Into This Mess?’.
Beneath the Pall of Misery, a New Movement Is Born
August 21, 2007
The climate camp at Heathrow is materially different from protests that have taken place in Britain before.
– ‘Beneath the Pall of Misery, a New Movement Is Born’.
Attack of the Baby Eaters
August 18, 2007
The press has been publishing a series of crazy scare stories about our intentions at the climate camp
– ‘Attack of the Baby Eaters’.
August 14, 2007
Is it time to consider a ban on the adverts which help to cook the planet?
– ‘Selling Ecocide’.
This Is Now a Protest for Democracy
August 7, 2007
To win an injunction against protests at Heathrow airport, BAA used a law which threatens our democratic rights
– ‘This Is Now a Protest for Democracy’.
Drumming Up a New Cold War
July 31, 2007
By signing up to Bush’s missile defence programme, the British government shows it doesn’t give a damn about either peace or democracy
– ‘Drumming Up a New Cold War’.
July 24, 2007
Green consumerism will not save the biosphere
Union With the Devil
July 10, 2007
The trade unions still rage about the class war, but keep funding their class enemies.
– ‘Union With the Devil’.
A Sudden Change of State
July 3, 2007
A new paper suggests we have been greatly underestimating the impacts of climate change – and the size of the necessary response.
– ‘A Sudden Change of State’.
Heat is now out in paperback
June 30, 2007
With new material and supported by new web resources.
– ‘Heat is now out in paperback’.
Not What It Says on the Tin
June 19, 2007
Even in the rich nations, the babymilk manufacturers are undermining breastfeeding
– ‘Not What It Says on the Tin’.
Debate with Clive Hamilton
June 15, 2007
In which we battle over carbon targets, green tokenism and the economics of climate change.
– ‘Debate with Clive Hamilton’.
The Conspiracy Widens
June 12, 2007
A final response to Alexander Cockburn.
– ‘The Conspiracy Widens’.
Someone Else’s Legacy
Everywhere they go, the Olympic Games become an excuse for eviction and displacement.
– ‘Someone Else’s Legacy’.
June 8, 2007
New revelations show that Blair’s government is as corrupt as any of those it criticises.
– ‘Without Principle’.
June 5, 2007
The G8 has the interests of the rest of the world at heart – until they conflict with its own.
– ‘Breast Beating’.
Alexander Cockburn and the Corruption of Science
May 31, 2007
This is a response to Alexander Cockburn’s articles on global warming.
– ‘Alexander Cockburn and the Corruption of Science’.
Marooned in the Suburbs
May 30, 2007
When planning laws are relaxed, it is the poor who suffer most.
– ‘Marooned in the Suburbs’.
What if the Oil Runs Out?
May 29, 2007
Though the government is planning a massive expansion of transport networks, it has never considered this question.
– ‘What if the Oil Runs Out?’.
May 15, 2007
We need a global campaign for road safety, but not one controlled by the motor industry.
In the Company of Wolves
May 8, 2007
The members of the Council of Europe have agreed to overlook each other’s abuses.
– ‘In the Company of Wolves’.
Giving Up On Two Degrees
May 1, 2007
Have we already abandoned our attempts to prevent dangerous climate change?
– ‘Giving Up On Two Degrees’.
No More Ventriloquists
April 24, 2007
A world parliament allows the poor to speak for themselves
– ‘No More Ventriloquists’.
The Emperor of Africa
April 17, 2007
Tony Blair cannot let go of Britain’s inordinate global powers
– ‘The Emperor of Africa’.
The Real Climate Censorship
April 10, 2007
It’s happening, it’s systematic, and it is precisely the opposite story to the one the papers are telling.
– ‘The Real Climate Censorship’.
April 3, 2007
Why is it still acceptable to eat the endangered large predators of the sea?
– ‘Feeding Frenzy’.
Correspondence with Hamish Mykura
April 1, 2007
Head of History, Science and Religion, Channel 4
– ‘Correspondence with Hamish Mykura’.
A Lethal Solution
March 27, 2007
We need a five-year freeze on biofuels, before they wreck the planet.
– ‘A Lethal Solution’.
Untroubled by Democracy
March 20, 2007
The consultations surrounding the Olympic Games are a stitch-up.
– ‘Untroubled by Democracy’.
The Target Wreckers
March 15, 2007
Two ministries seem determined to scupper the government’s plans to combat global warming.
– ‘The Target Wreckers’.
Channel 4’s Problem with Science
March 13, 2007
It doesn’t give a damn about whether the facts stack up – as long as it creates a controversy.
– ‘Channel 4’s Problem with Science’.
A Plague of Lawyers
March 6, 2007
Their over-representation in politics is partly responsible for a long sequence of oppressive laws.
– ‘A Plague of Lawyers’.
Just a Lot of Hot Air
March 5, 2007
An audit of the government’s planned carbon cuts shows they will achieve only half of what it claims.
– ‘Just a Lot of Hot Air’.
Bayoneting a Scarecrow
February 20, 2007
The 9/11 conspiracy theories are a coward’s cult.
– ‘Bayoneting a Scarecrow’.
A Parallel State
February 13, 2007
For how much longer will BAE be allowed to run its own secret service and overrule the armed forces?
– ‘A Parallel State’.
February 12, 2007
9/11 conspiracism is dragging activists away from the real issues
– ‘Short Changed’.
Another Species of Denial
January 30, 2007
The Bush administration will do anything except cut the consumption of fuel.
– ‘Another Species of Denial’.
The New Friends of the Earth?
January 23, 2007
The superstores are suddenly competing to be green. Can we trust them?
– ‘The New Friends of the Earth?’.
Preparing for Take-Off
December 19, 2006
The government knows that its airport plans will cancel out all its efforts to tackle climate change.
– ‘Preparing for Take-Off’.
The Darkest Corner of the Mind
December 12, 2006
US interrogators have devised a new form of torture. It debases the democracy they claim to be defending.
– ‘The Darkest Corner of the Mind’.
December 5, 2006
The most miserable of transport modes, the coach, could be used to transform the way we travel.
– ‘Life Coaching’.
Defence Against What?
November 29, 2006
The Iraq disaster has eliminated the last major function of our armed forces. So let’s pay ourselves a war dividend.
– ‘Defence Against What?’.
November 7, 2006
How to stop the planet burning
Asserting Our Right to Kill and Maim Civilians
At the talks beginning in Geneva today, the British government will fight attempts to ban cluster bombs.
– ‘Asserting Our Right to Kill and Maim Civilians’.
Here’s the Plan
October 31, 2006
For fast and effective action on climate change
– ‘Here’s the Plan’.
The Cult of the Heroic Animal
October 24, 2006
The Disneyfication of war allows us to ignore its real savagery
– ‘The Cult of the Heroic Animal’.
October 19, 2006
The trade in carbon offsets is an excuse for business as usual
– ‘Selling Indulgences’.
Putting the State on Trial
Protesters who have damaged military equipment are walking away from the dock
– ‘Putting the State on Trial’.
The Water Boom Is Over
October 10, 2006
Global freshwater supplies could start to determine whether or not we can feed ourselves.
– ‘The Water Boom Is Over’.
Small is Useless
October 6, 2006
Micro generation can’t solve climate change.
– ‘Small is Useless’.
Defend Our Ranting Homophobes
October 3, 2006
People should be as offensive as they wish. But in Britain the police can decide whose views to ban.
– ‘Defend Our Ranting Homophobes’.
September 26, 2006
When pundits discuss contentious issues on air, they must reveal their financial interests.
– ‘Who’s Paying?’.
How Much Reality Can You Take?
September 21, 2006
Does anyone really want to stop climate change?
– ‘How Much Reality Can You Take?’.
An 87% Cut by 2030
That’s what we need in the United Kingdom to avoid catastrophic climate change
– ‘An 87% Cut by 2030’.
The Smoke Behind the Deniers’ Fire
September 19, 2006
It isn’t just Exxon which has funded the climate change deniers – Big Tobacco has also played a strange and disturbing role.
– ‘The Smoke Behind the Deniers’ Fire’.
A Catalogue of Idiocy
September 12, 2006
The emerging disaster at Dounreay is a powerful argument for open government.
– ‘A Catalogue of Idiocy’.
A World Without Men
September 7, 2006
An untold story from Greenham Common
– ‘A World Without Men’.
Still the Rich World’s Viceroy
September 5, 2006
If the IMF wants to reform itself, why not try democracy?
– ‘Still the Rich World’s Viceroy’.
No Quick Fix
August 29, 2006
Re-engineering the atmosphere could be as dangerous as climate change
– ‘No Quick Fix’.
Peace Is For Wimps
August 24, 2006
Real men in government use their position to sell weapons.
– ‘Peace Is For Wimps’.
The Generals’ War
August 15, 2006
In victory or in defeat, the military leaders who dominate Israeli politics can’t lose.
– ‘The Generals’ War’.
Israel’s Attack Was Premeditated
August 8, 2006
Hizbullah’s capture of Israeli soldiers provided the excuse for an assault planned for months.
– ‘Israel’s Attack Was Premeditated’.
The King of Fairyland
August 1, 2006
Bush’s view of the Middle East rests on pure fantasy.
– ‘The King of Fairyland’.
Thanks, But We Still Don’t Need It
July 11, 2006
Some of the arguments against nuclear power are no longer valid, but it remains the wrong technology.
– ‘Thanks, But We Still Don’t Need It’.
Willy Loman Syndrome
July 7, 2006
Young people are being torn apart by the gulf between expectation and reality. Is it any wonder that rates of mental illness are rising?
– ‘Willy Loman Syndrome’.
Not Enough Fish in the Sea
June 21, 2006
Not Enough Fish in the Sea We need omega-3 oils for our brains to function properly. But where will they come from?
– ‘Not Enough Fish in the Sea’.
June 13, 2006
The rebranding of Shell and BP is a fraud.
– ‘Still Drilling’.
June 6, 2006
The atrocities in Iraq surprise us only because we ignore colonial history.
– ‘Occupations Brutalise’.
The Inspectors Who Look the Other Way
May 30, 2006
Why won’t anyone enforce our building standards?
– ‘The Inspectors Who Look the Other Way’.
Britain’s Most Selfish People
May 25, 2006
Owning a second home during a housing crisis ensures that other people are homeless.
– ‘Britain’s Most Selfish People’.
A Well of Hypocrisy
May 16, 2006
One man uses gas and oil money to help the poor. The other uses it to buy guns. Guess who gets vilified.
– ‘A Well of Hypocrisy’.
An Easter Egg Hunt
May 9, 2006
The £95 million that private companies extracted from a hospital project was not a mistake, but a deliberate gift from the government.
– ‘An Easter Egg Hunt’.
May 2, 2006
If governments really want to improve law and order, they should ban adverts for junk food
– ‘Feeding Crime’.
A Fondness for Fossil Fuels
April 25, 2006
If we’re to have a hydrogen economy, we have to secure our supplies of natural gas.
– ‘A Fondness for Fossil Fuels’.
Lady Tonge – an Apology
March 24, 2006
I was wrong. She is not a bully, a fool or a stooge. She is a comedian.
– ‘Lady Tonge – an Apology’.
A Bully in Ermine
March 21, 2006
Lady Tonge is using her unelected position to persecute some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
– ‘A Bully in Ermine’.
Beholden to the Mob
March 14, 2006
The UK’s competition authorities still seem to be working for the superstores
– ‘Beholden to the Mob’.
We Are All Killers
February 28, 2006
Until we stop flying
– ‘We Are All Killers’.
Children of the Machine
February 21, 2006
New technological advances could make us susceptible to perpetual surveillance
– ‘Children of the Machine’.
A Good Model for a Mugging
February 14, 2006
Labour’s first full-scale privatisation involves the multiple fleecing of the taxpayer
– ‘A Good Model for a Mugging’.
February 7, 2006
The tobacco industry duped both academic journals and the media.
– ‘Smoke Rings’.
January 31, 2006
Wealth is beginning to reduce our freedoms
– ‘Property Paranoia’.
A Self-Vindicating Policy
January 24, 2006
Building new nuclear weapons creates the threats they are supposed to avert.
– ‘A Self-Vindicating Policy’.
January 17, 2006
The trade in “carbon offsets” is based on bogus accounting
– ‘Buying Complacency’.
How Britain Denies its Holocausts
December 27, 2005
Why do so few people know about the atrocities of empire?
– ‘How Britain Denies its Holocausts’.
Paul Smith and Safe Speed – the Self-Exposure of a Crank
December 22, 2005
– ‘Paul Smith and Safe Speed – the Self-Exposure of a Crank’.
Who Runs Britain?
I nominate the CBI.
– ‘Who Runs Britain?’.
The Anti-Social Bastards in Our Midst
December 20, 2005
The car is turning us into a nation of libertarians
– ‘The Anti-Social Bastards in Our Midst’.
The Corporate Begging Bowl
December 13, 2005
They bleat about the free market, then insist that we subsidise them.
– ‘The Corporate Begging Bowl’.
Worse Than Fossil Fuel
December 6, 2005
Biodiesel enthusiasts have accidentally invented the most carbon-intensive fuel on earth
– ‘Worse Than Fossil Fuel’.
The Struggle Against Ourselves
December 5, 2005
– ‘The Struggle Against Ourselves’.
How Much Energy Do We Have?
November 29, 2005
Are there enough renewables to keep the lights on? The answer will be comforting to no one.
– ‘How Much Energy Do We Have?’.
A War Crime Within a War Crime Within a War Crime
November 22, 2005
The revelations from Falluja are piling up
– ‘A War Crime Within a War Crime Within a War Crime’.
War Without Rules
November 15, 2005
Yes, the US has used chemical weapons
– ‘War Without Rules’.
Bringing Out the Dead
November 8, 2005
The press has been minimising the death toll in Iraq
– ‘Bringing Out the Dead’.
November 1, 2005
Why are we still exposed to pollution that kills 39,000 a year?
– ‘Passive Driving’.
Our Own Nuclear Salesman
October 25, 2005
The government’s chief scientist appears to have succumbed to politics
– ‘Our Own Nuclear Salesman’.
Are You Paying to Burn the Rainforest?
October 18, 2005
If you’re buying Brazilian beef, the answer is yes
– ‘Are You Paying to Burn the Rainforest?’.
Better off without Him
October 11, 2005
New research suggests that the Christian virtues are best represented in godless societies
– ‘Better off without Him’.
Protesters are Criminals
October 4, 2005
And hardly anyone is contesting the new clampdown
– ‘Protesters are Criminals’.
Growing My Own
October 1, 2005
Boycotting the superstores means taking on five allotments
– ‘Growing My Own’.
September 27, 2005
We had better start preparing for a decline in global oil supply
– ‘Crying Sheep’.
A World Turned Upside Down
September 20, 2005
The corporations are demanding regulation, and the government is refusing to give it to them
– ‘A World Turned Upside Down’.
The Net Censors
September 13, 2005
The democratic potential of the new media is being blocked by the companies providing the technology.
– ‘The Net Censors’.
The Man Who Betrayed the Poor
September 6, 2005
Even as the G8 promises fall apart, Geldof stays silent
– ‘The Man Who Betrayed the Poor’.
How to Stop Civil War
August 30, 2005
Nicaragua and South Africa, not the US, should be the inspiration for Iraq’s constitution.
– ‘How to Stop Civil War’.
August 23, 2005
Kenneth Clarke’s work for British American Tobacco should disqualify him from office.
– ‘Burnt Out’.
A Life With No Purpose
August 16, 2005
Darwin tells us that we are no more than assemblages of complex molecules. We should celebrate this.
– ‘A Life With No Purpose’.
The New Chauvinism
August 9, 2005
Why should I love this country?
– ‘The New Chauvinism’.
The Treaty Wreckers
August 2, 2005
In just a few months, Bush and Blair have destroyed the global restraint on nuclear weapons
– ‘The Treaty Wreckers’.
Faced With This Crisis
July 12, 2005
The G8 leaders refuse to accept that anything difficult needs to be done about climate change
– ‘Faced With This Crisis’.
Africa’s New Best Friends
July 9, 2005
The corporations which helped to immiserate Africa are being given control of its development.
– ‘Africa’s New Best Friends’.
June 30, 2005
Review of Margaret Thatcher’s 1989 speech to the UN (extract published below).
– ‘Going Nowhere’.
Save us from Ourselves
Green hypocrisy means that we can’t tackle climate change without government intervention.
– ‘Save us from Ourselves’.
Our Very Own Enron?
June 28, 2005
Is the private finance initiative melting down?
– ‘Our Very Own Enron?’.
Bards of the Powerful
June 21, 2005
Far from challenging the G8′s role in Africa’s poverty, Geldof and Bono are legitimising its power.
– ‘Bards of the Powerful’.
Spin, Lies and Corruption
June 14, 2005
The G8’s debt reduction plan is little better than an extortion racket
– ‘Spin, Lies and Corruption’.
A Game of Double Bluff
June 6, 2005
The UK and EU are keeping the poorer nations exactly where they want them: beholden to their patrons
– ‘A Game of Double Bluff’.
A Restraint of Liberty
May 24, 2005
Climate change’s unprecedented moral challenge demands that we restrict market freedom
– ‘A Restraint of Liberty’.
Bad News from Tesco
May 17, 2005
The superstores are on the verge of cornering the news market, with disastrous implications for democracy
– ‘Bad News from Tesco’.
May 10, 2005
Climate change denial, as David Bellamy’s claims show, is based on pure hocus pocus
– ‘Junk Science’.
In Bed With the Killers
May 3, 2005
BP is working with a genocidal government
– ‘In Bed With the Killers’.
A Different Kind of Revolution
April 26, 2005
Wind power is a technological fix for a political problem.
– ‘A Different Kind of Revolution’.
Signal Your Opposition
April 19, 2005
A vote for a minor party could be the most powerful one you could cast.
– ‘Signal Your Opposition’.
A Vehicle for Equality
April 12, 2005
Would Rover not have been better off as a workers’ co-operative?
– ‘A Vehicle for Equality’.
I’m With Wolfowitz
April 5, 2005
Have we forgotten what the World Bank is for?
– ‘I’m With Wolfowitz’.
The Business of Killing
March 29, 2005
The corporate manslaughter bill has been neutered to please employers
– ‘The Business of Killing’.
God of the Soil
March 22, 2005
Only when nomads settled on fertile land did the notion of progress take root
– ‘God of the Soil’.
The Real Straight Banana
March 8, 2005
A coup against social Europe has been foiled – for the time being
– ‘The Real Straight Banana’.
March 1, 2005
How can MPs represent us when they earn up to 95% of their income from outside interests?
– ‘Paid-up Members’.
Protest as Harassment
February 22, 2005
The new crime bill permits the police to stop almost any demonstration.
– ‘Protest as Harassment’.
Mocking Our Dreams
February 15, 2005
Climate change exposes progress as a myth
– ‘Mocking Our Dreams’.
Fraud and Corruption
February 8, 2005
Where has Iraq’s money gone?
– ‘Fraud and Corruption’.
Pedigree Dogs of War
January 25, 2005
Some people who engage in foreign conflicts are called terrorists. Others are about to be licensed by the government
– ‘Pedigree Dogs of War’.
January 18, 2005
The US media is creating a world of make believe.
– ‘Media Fairyland’.
Punitive – And It Works
January 11, 2005
Sweden proves the neoliberals wrong about how to slash poverty.
– ‘Punitive – And It Works’.
Killing vs Helping
January 4, 2005
Bush and Blair no longer seem able to see the difference.
– ‘Killing vs Helping’.
A Scandal of Secrecy and Collusion
December 29, 2004
Why have we paid £93m for a £15m bridge?
– ‘A Scandal of Secrecy and Collusion’.
America’s War with Itself
December 21, 2004
Bush’s attempt to wreck the climate talks follows an established pattern of self-destruction
– ‘America’s War with Itself’.
A Deadly Reversal
December 14, 2004
Why does no one care that the world’s worst conflict has broken out again?
– ‘A Deadly Reversal’.
Bring Them Back
December 7, 2004
We should welcome the return of the big wild mammals
– ‘Bring Them Back’.
The Alternative Media
December 3, 2004
Undercurrents and Schnews are both ten years old, and still blooming.
– ‘The Alternative Media’.
November 30, 2004
Even the government’s private finance success story turns out to be a roaring failure
– ‘Road Hogs’.
Feeding Cars, Not People
November 23, 2004
The adoption of biofuels would be a humanitarian and environmental disaster
– ‘Feeding Cars, Not People’.
The Myth of Compensation Culture
November 16, 2004
Big business is seeking the freedom to kill its workers
– ‘The Myth of Compensation Culture’.
Religion of the Rich
November 9, 2004
There is a precedent for the Bush Project, but it’s not fascism
– ‘Religion of the Rich’.
October 30, 2004
An insane European ruling will be the final straw for the English apple
– ‘Fallen Fruit’.
Exploitation on Tap
October 19, 2004
Why is Britain using its aid money to persuade South Africa to privatise its public services?
– ‘Exploitation on Tap’.
No Longer Obeying Orders
October 6, 2004
Transcript of lecture.
– ‘No Longer Obeying Orders’.
Too Soft on Crime
October 5, 2004
The government is letting the corporate killers walk free.
– ‘Too Soft on Crime’.
Expose the Tax Cheats
September 28, 2004
The best way of dealing with tax avoidance is to publish everyone’s returns.
– ‘Expose the Tax Cheats’.
The Paradox of Transition
September 27, 2004
How does the Global Justice Movement become effective without becoming New Labour?
– ‘The Paradox of Transition’.
September 21, 2004
Of course Iran wants the bomb, and the international system has given it everything it needs to build one.
– ‘Proliferation Treaty’.
Class War on the Hoof
September 14, 2004
If we want a classless society, banning hunting might be a step towards it.
– ‘Class War on the Hoof’.
August 31, 2004
Africans have good reason to be suspicious of British involvement in their affairs
– ‘Adventure playground’.
Living with the Age of Entropy
August 23, 2004
Is a life without fossil fuel possible?
– ‘Living with the Age of Entropy’.
Correspondence with David Bellamy
August 19, 2004
Letters following the publication of the article Goodbye, Kind World (filed under Climate Change)
– ‘Correspondence with David Bellamy’.
The Bad or the Terrible
August 17, 2004
Those who insist that Nader supporters should vote for Kerry are holding back US democratisation.
– ‘The Bad or the Terrible’.
Goodbye, Kind World
August 10, 2004
We’ve never had it so good, and we never will again.
– ‘Goodbye, Kind World’.
A Thousand Dusty Codicils
August 3, 2004
Little by little, democracy is being banned
– ‘A Thousand Dusty Codicils’.
Think inside the box
July 27, 2004
With only a little tweaking, Labour’s congestion plans could also solve the speeding problem
– ‘Think inside the box’.
The Lies of the Press
July 20, 2004
The newspapers must also be held to account for the decision to invade Iraq.
– ‘The Lies of the Press’.
Greasing Up to Power
July 13, 2004
Our journalists bear as much responsibility for the misinformation about Iraq as the intelligence agencies.
– ‘Greasing Up to Power’.
War x 4
July 6, 2004
Any government concerned about global security and climate change should be banning 4x4s
– ‘War x 4’.
Losing the Battle with Entropy
June 8, 2004
Without cheap oil, the only safe option is to start dismantling our complex economies
– ‘Losing the Battle with Entropy’.
Empire of Denial
June 1, 2004
My old housemate has devised a new and terrifying myth of power
– ‘Empire of Denial’.
The Age of Consent
Text of lecture given to the Royal Society of Arts, and printed in their magazine
– ‘The Age of Consent’.
The Immigrants the Tabloids Love
May 25, 2004
The rightwing campaign against economic migrants may not be as irrational as it appears.
– ‘The Immigrants the Tabloids Love’.
Costing the Earth
May 18, 2004
Costing the Earth
– ‘Costing the Earth’.
This Is What We Paid For
Britain’s foreign aid has been used to bankroll a programme for mass starvation
– ‘This Is What We Paid For’.
Just Fade Away
May 15, 2004
It’s time to lighten up about falling birthrates.
– ‘Just Fade Away’.
May 14, 2004
Review of The Day After Tomorrow
– ‘Born Yesterday’.
Waging War with the Virgin Soldiers
May 11, 2004
Abstinence teaching is a disaster for teenagers.
– ‘Waging War with the Virgin Soldiers’.
The Fossil Fools
April 27, 2004
The dismissal of climate change by journalistic nincompoops is a danger to us all
– ‘The Fossil Fools’.
April 20, 2004
US policy towards the Middle East is driven by a rarefied form of madness. It’s time we took it seriously.
– ‘Apocalypse Please’.
April 13, 2004
Our fairytale version of Rwanda’s genocide has allowed us to overlook the government’s own crimes against humanity
– ‘Victim’s Licence’.
The Bones of the Saint
April 7, 2004
Remarks at the launch of Scott Lucas’s book The Betrayal of Dissent
– ‘The Bones of the Saint’.
Jump on our Bandwagon
April 6, 2004
The corporations’ Achilles heel is the environment. It’s time for the left to hit it.
– ‘Jump on our Bandwagon’.
The British Threat
March 30, 2004
By hardening its position on nuclear weapons, Labour is encouraging proliferation
– ‘The British Threat’.
Battle of the Manifestos
March 26, 2004
Battle of the Manifestos
– ‘Battle of the Manifestos’.
A Charter to Intervene
March 23, 2004
We need new international laws to tell us whether or not force is justified.
– ‘A Charter to Intervene’.
Low Hanging Fruit
March 16, 2004
The superstores are mopping up the last pockets of resistance
– ‘Low Hanging Fruit’.
Seeds of Distraction
March 9, 2004
The biotech companies want us to consider everything except their motives.
– ‘Seeds of Distraction’.
March 2, 2004
We can’t rely on the Establishment to topple Tony Blair: we must do it ourselves.
– ‘Extreme Measures’.
The Sleaze Behind Our Science
February 24, 2004
The conflicts of interest revealed by the MMR story are everywhere.
– ‘The Sleaze Behind Our Science’.
February 17, 2004
Disney’s infantilisation of our culture masks a hard, hegemonic will
– ‘Mighty Mouse’.
Letter of Resignation
February 13, 2004
Letter of Resignation
– ‘Letter of Resignation’.
January 13, 2004
Wildlife is wonderful. We don’t need any other excuse to protect it.
– ‘Natural Aesthetes’.
On the Edge of Lunacy
January 6, 2004
British foreign aid is being directed to countries willing to sell off their assets to big business
– ‘On the Edge of Lunacy’.
A Weapon With Wings
December 16, 2003
The centenary of the Wright brothers’ flight should be a day of international mourning.
– ‘A Weapon With Wings’.
Invasion of the Entryists
December 9, 2003
– ‘Invasion of the Entryists’.
December Debate – part 2
December 4, 2003
December Debate – part 2
– ‘December Debate – part 2’.
December Debate – Part 1
Online debate with Guardian readers
– ‘December Debate – Part 1’.
The Bottom of the Barrel
December 2, 2003
Oil is running out, but no one wants to talk about it.
– ‘The Bottom of the Barrel’.
The Moral Myth
November 25, 2003
Superpowers act out of self-interest, not morality.
– ‘The Moral Myth’.
Rattling the Bars
November 18, 2003
Something very big is stirring among Europe’s young people
– ‘Rattling the Bars’.
George Bush, The Anti-American
November 13, 2003
Our protests are against the policies, not the people
– ‘George Bush, The Anti-American’.
Dreamers and Idiots
November 11, 2003
Bush and Blair did everything necessary to prevent the outbreak of peace
– ‘Dreamers and Idiots’.
November 4, 2003
Beneath the enduring hostility to Gypsies lies an ancient envy of the nomadic life
– ‘Acceptable Hatred’.
Tony Blair’s New Friend
October 28, 2003
He made the moral case for war – but backs a dictator who boils prisoners to death
– ‘Tony Blair’s New Friend’.
The Flight to India
October 21, 2003
The jobs Britain stole from the Asian subcontinent 300 years ago are now returning. Is this a good thing or a bad one?
– ‘The Flight to India’.
Back to Front Coup
October 14, 2003
The military is being invited into the heart of politics in the US.
– ‘Back to Front Coup’.
The Age of Consent
October 13, 2003
A manifesto for a new world order
– ‘The Age of Consent’.
The Enemies of Science
October 6, 2003
Nothing damages science more than forcing researchers to develop GM
– ‘The Enemies of Science’.
No Man’s land
October 1, 2003
An Investigative Journey through Kenya and Tanzania
– ‘No Man’s land’.
The corporate takeover of Britain
– ‘Captive State’.
The Patient is Dying
September 30, 2003
The Labour Party has 24 hours to save the National Health Service
– ‘The Patient is Dying’.
The Philosophy of Cant
September 16, 2003
Europe wrecked the world trade talks, but it may accidentally have forced the poor world to assert its power. Final installment of the series on trade.
– ‘The Philosophy of Cant’.
Whose Side Are You On?
September 9, 2003
Some of those calling for changes in the way we trade are working against the interests of the poor. This is the second of a three-part series on trade.
– ‘Whose Side Are You On?’.
Universal Fair Trade
September 8, 2003
We need a global trading regime which permits only the nice guys to survive.
– ‘Universal Fair Trade’.
Le Monde, C’est Nous
September 2, 2003
At the world trade summit next week, the rich world will ensure that the poor world stays that way. This is the first of a three-part series on trade
– ‘Le Monde, C’est Nous’.
Beware the Bluewash
August 26, 2003
The UN should not become the dustbin for America’s failed adventures
– ‘Beware the Bluewash’.
August 19, 2003
The International Monetary Fund does not make its “mistakes” by accident.
– ‘Stealing Nations’.
Sleepwalking to Extinction
August 12, 2003
Something about the human mind appears to prevent us from grasping the reality of climate change
– ‘Sleepwalking to Extinction’.
Driven Out of Eden
August 8, 2003
Our quest for Paradise always appears to result in eviction or genocide
– ‘Driven Out of Eden’.
America Is a Religion
July 29, 2003
There is no more dangerous notion than that of America the Divine
– ‘America Is a Religion’.
July 8, 2003
Why does the right refuse to see that US power has become a threat to our sovereignty?
– ‘Fake Patriots’.
Shadow of extinction
July 1, 2003
Only six degrees separate our world from the cataclysmic end of an ancient era
– ‘Shadow of extinction’.
June 27, 2003
On becoming a bilious old git.
I Was Wrong About Trade
June 24, 2003
“Localisation” is both destructive and unjust
– ‘I Was Wrong About Trade’.
Seize the Day
June 17, 2003
Our task is not to overthrow globalisation, but to use it as a vehicle for the first global democratic revolution.
– ‘Seize the Day’.
June 13, 2003
An investigative journey through the forbidden lands of West Papua
– ‘Poisoned Arrows’.
Let’s Do a Monsanto
June 10, 2003
The government doesn’t really want the GM debate it’s just launched, but let’s give it one anyway
– ‘Let’s Do a Monsanto’.
How to Stop America
June 9, 2003
How to Stop America
– ‘How to Stop America’.
Blair Trashes Africa
June 3, 2003
Tony Blair has just ensured that Europe and the US continue to promote famine.
– ‘Blair Trashes Africa’.
Enslaved by Free Trade
May 31, 2003
The West became rich by ignoring patent rules and protecting its industries. Poor countries should be allowed to do the same.
– ‘Enslaved by Free Trade’.
Blair’s Grand Mistake
May 20, 2003
The war crimes case in Belgium illustrates the folly of Blair’s belief that the US is interested in justice
– ‘Blair’s Grand Mistake’.
Don’t Cry for Clare
May 13, 2003
Short’s career as a licensed rebel casts light on our post-oppositional, post-modern politics
– ‘Don’t Cry for Clare’.
Rich in Imagination
May 6, 2003
The figures which purport to show that the world’s poor are emerging from poverty don’t add up
– ‘Rich in Imagination’.
Death of the Secret Ballot
April 29, 2003
The government won’t offer electoral choice; instead it has introduced voting gimmicks which will further undermine our faith in democracy
– ‘Death of the Secret Ballot’.
The Bottom Dollar
April 22, 2003
The way to check American power is to support the euro
– ‘The Bottom Dollar’.
April 8, 2003
The US is preparing to use banned weapons in Iraq
– ‘Chemical hypocrites’.
No Way Out
April 1, 2003
Every likely outcome of this war is a disaster
– ‘No Way Out’.
One Rule for Them …
March 25, 2003
Does the US support the Geneva Convention or doesn’t it?
– ‘One Rule for Them …’.
Left Behind to Starve
March 18, 2003
A humanitarian disaster is engulfing Africa as cash is poured into the war with Iraq and its aftermath
– ‘Left Behind to Starve’.
A Wilful Blindness
March 11, 2003
Those who support the coming war with Iraq refuse to see that it has anything to do with US global domination.
– ‘A Wilful Blindness’.
Out of the Wreckage
February 25, 2003
By tearing up the global rulebook, the US is in fact undermining its own imperial rule
– ‘Out of the Wreckage’.
Too Much of a Good Thing
February 18, 2003
Underlying the US drive to war is the need to open up new opportunities for surplus capital
– ‘Too Much of a Good Thing’.
A War of Terror
February 4, 2003
The men who claim to be fighting “evil” on behalf of “good” are also funding one of the world’s dirtiest wars
– ‘A War of Terror’.
January 28, 2003
Far from fizzling out, the global justice movement is growing in numbers and maturity
– ‘Fired Up’.
The Time for Talking Is Over
January 7, 2003
We must oppose this war as we have never opposed one before
– ‘The Time for Talking Is Over’.
Deliver Us from Finity
December 31, 2002
Capitalism is not even mathematically possible, let alone biologically viable
– ‘Deliver Us from Finity’.
The Poor Get Stuffed
December 24, 2002
We cannot feed the world’s livestock and the world’s people.
– ‘The Poor Get Stuffed’.
Planet of the Fakes
December 17, 2002
Wildlife programmes on television, David Attenborough’s among them, perpetuate the dangerous myth of wilderness.
– ‘Planet of the Fakes’.
Who Guards the Guards?
December 10, 2002
The UN Security Council is inherently tyrannical. No war it mandates can ever be just
– ‘Who Guards the Guards?’.
See You In Court
November 26, 2002
Taking the government to court may be the only means of holding Britain and the US to account for their plans to invade Iraq
– ‘See You In Court’.
The Covert Biotech War
November 19, 2002
The corporations seeking to force GM food into reluctant markets are opening new fronts in their internet campaign against their critics.
– ‘The Covert Biotech War’.
The Rescue Parties
November 12, 2002
Far from handing elections to the right, protest votes galvanise the major players into action
– ‘The Rescue Parties’.
In the Crocodile’s Mouth
November 5, 2002
Blair is appeasing Bush partly in order to get a share of the world’s diminishing supplies of oil
– ‘In the Crocodile’s Mouth’.
Do As We Say, Not As We Do
October 29, 2002
The free market is imposed on the poor world, but absent from the rich world
– ‘Do As We Say, Not As We Do’.
October 22, 2002
Television coverage of the poor world has all but disappeared, with disastrous consequences for everyone.
– ‘Unreality TV’.
The Rich World’s Veto
October 15, 2002
Only a democratic revolution can break the grip of vested interests
– ‘The Rich World’s Veto’.
October 8, 2002
For the past eight years, the US has undermined disarmament in Iraq
– ‘Thwart Mode’.
The Official Opposition
September 10, 2002
The trades unions need have no fear of flexing their muscles: we now depend on them to fight the government
– ‘The Official Opposition’.
Trouble in the Pipeline
September 3, 2002
The corporations have asked us to trust them. But even the paragon of “corporate social responsibility” is saying one thing and doing quite another.
– ‘Trouble in the Pipeline’.
What Do We Really Want?
August 27, 2002
The richer we are, the more miserable we become.
– ‘What Do We Really Want?’.
Led by the Weak, We Must Shackle the Strong
August 22, 2002
Public enthusiasm for saving the environment is not influencing public policy
– ‘Led by the Weak, We Must Shackle the Strong’.
August 20, 2002
The solution to the world’s problems, world leaders are about to agree, is more of the problem.
– ‘Earth-Eating Summit’.
Our Racist Demonology
August 13, 2002
Robert Mugabe is portrayed as the prince of darkness, but when whites expel black people from their lands, nobody gives a damn.
– ‘Our Racist Demonology’.
The Logic of Empire
August 6, 2002
The United States is now our foremost enemy. We must begin to treat it as such.
– ‘The Logic of Empire’.
June 25, 2002
African leaders will be forced to humble themselves at the G8 summit, by taking the blame for what has happened to their continent
– ‘White Lies’.
A Challenge to the Chancellor
June 18, 2002
Refute these charges, or admit that the private finance initiative is built on fraud and false accounting
– ‘A Challenge to the Chancellor’.
June 4, 2002
Bush and Blair, who made so much of their “leadership” when there was a war to be fought, are nowhere to be seen when peace is needed.
– ‘Moral Flight’.
Interview with ephemera
May 29, 2002
Interview with ephemera
– ‘Interview with ephemera’.
New findings reveal a web of deceit around GM food, in which the Prime Minister has now been caught.
– ‘Corporate Phantoms’.
Riddle of the Spores
May 21, 2002
All the evidence points to government labs. Is this why the FBI has failed to solve the anthrax case?
– ‘Riddle of the Spores’.
The Fake Persuaders
May 14, 2002
Companies are creating false citizens to try to change the way we think
– ‘The Fake Persuaders’.
Rich Man’s Castle
May 7, 2002
Greens must not allow themselves to be used by the wealthy to shut out low cost homes.
– ‘Rich Man’s Castle’.
Black Shirts in Green Trousers
April 30, 2002
The far right is moving in, and greens and globalisation campaigners must do more to shut it out.
– ‘Black Shirts in Green Trousers’.
April 23, 2002
“If any of this gets out of this room, I’ll kill the person responsible”
– ‘Diplomatic Impunity’.
A War Against the Peacemaker
April 16, 2002
The US wants to depose the diplomat who could take away its pretext for war with Iraq
– ‘A War Against the Peacemaker’.
World Bank to West Bank
April 9, 2002
The movement written off after September 11 is demonstrating its worth in Palestine
– ‘World Bank to West Bank’.
Angel of Death
April 2, 2002
Britain’s development secretary is helping to destroy the lives of 20 million people.
– ‘Angel of Death’.
March 19, 2002
If President Bush is serious about waging war against weapons of mass destruction, he should start at home.
– ‘America’s Bioterror’.
March 12, 2002
Nothing exposes the hollowness of the claims corporations now make to intellectual property as much as their own histories
– ‘Patent Nonsense’.
Private Affluence, Public Rip-Off
March 10, 2002
New Labour’s enthusiasm for business is matched only by its lack of business sense, as the private finance fiasco shows.
– ‘Private Affluence, Public Rip-Off’.
March 5, 2002
Racial profiling threatens to widen the conflict for which Bush and Blair are preparing.
– ‘Race War’.
They’re All Dammed
February 26, 2002
The British government appears ready to fund another ethnic cleansing scheme in Turkey
– ‘They’re All Dammed’.
February 19, 2002
Labour has become the workers’ enemy. It’s time the unions stopped funding it
– ‘Wreckers Unite’.
America’s Imperial War
February 12, 2002
The liberals who supported the bombing of Afghanistan have aligned themselves with a ruthless military machine
– ‘America’s Imperial War’.
The Business of Power
February 5, 2002
Why does the British government remain wedded to the corporations?
– ‘The Business of Power’.
Both Saviour and Victim
January 29, 2002
The film Black Hawk Down is helping to create a new myth of American nationhood, which threatens everyone on earth
– ‘Both Saviour and Victim’.
Very British Corruption
January 22, 2002
The private finance initiative is rigged from beginning to end; but now we have the chance to stop it
– ‘Very British Corruption’.
Greens Get Eaten
January 15, 2002
The environment movement is in serious trouble, as it is losing touch with its ideals.
– ‘Greens Get Eaten’.
The Corporate Takeover of Childhood
January 8, 2002
Schools are being privatised in order to develop a new export industry
– ‘The Corporate Takeover of Childhood’.
A New Mobilisation
January 1, 2002
The atomisation of society means that we must invent novel forms of political organisation
– ‘A New Mobilisation’.
The End of the Enlightenment
December 18, 2001
A new, repressive form of government is emerging from the West’s military triumph
– ‘The End of the Enlightenment’.
November 29, 2001
– ‘Global Governance’.
November 23, 2001
Britain is turning into one big runway, thanks to publicly subsidised misery
– ‘Airstrip One’.
Making Generosity Redundant
November 20, 2001
Our global institutions are destined to fail. They need to be replaced.
– ‘Making Generosity Redundant’.
Blasting Our Way to Peace
November 15, 2001
The West’s victory is a defeat for civilisation
– ‘Blasting Our Way to Peace’.
Trade piracy unmasked
November 6, 2001
Poor countries are still being cheated by the rich world
– ‘Trade piracy unmasked’.
What is … The Corporate Takeover?
November 1, 2001
– ‘What is … The Corporate Takeover?’.
Review of the video “Non-Violence for a Change”, JustUs Productions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
– ‘On Violence’.
America’s Terrorist Training Camp
October 30, 2001
What’s the difference between Al Qaeda and Fort Benning?
– ‘America’s Terrorist Training Camp’.
America’s Pipe Dream
October 23, 2001
The war against terrorism is also a struggle for oil and regional control
– ‘America’s Pipe Dream’.
The New McCarthyism
October 16, 2001
Charges of anti-Americanism are themselves anti-American
– ‘The New McCarthyism’.
Into the Morass
October 9, 2001
There is no clear way to end this war
– ‘Into the Morass’.
Could this be Labour’s poll tax?
October 1, 2001
The attack on New York has suppressed discussion of the Private Finance Initiative; but not for long.
– ‘Could this be Labour’s poll tax?’.
September 25, 2001
How to Win the War with Peace
– ‘Collateral Repair’.
The Need for Dissent
September 18, 2001
Radicalism is retreating, but it’s more necessary than ever before
– ‘The Need for Dissent’.
Silence of the Wolves
September 11, 2001
By refusing to engage with its critics, the government makes reason redundant.
– ‘Silence of the Wolves’.
Sleeping with the Enemy
September 4, 2001
Consumer and environment groups are getting into bed with big corporations
– ‘Sleeping with the Enemy’.
That’s the Horror of Haskins
September 1, 2001
The junk food king says one thing and does another
– ‘That’s the Horror of Haskins’.
Private Finance – Keep Out!
August 28, 2001
As public services are part-privatised, the business of the state is being shrouded by “commercial confidentiality”
– ‘Private Finance – Keep Out!’.
August 21, 2001
As free traders shelter behind repressive regimes, GM crops are being driven into reluctant markets
– ‘Market Force’.
August 14, 2001
British women are using themselves as human shields in Israel, and they put the rest of us to shame
– ‘Hell’s Grannies’.
The War Against Small Farms
August 7, 2001
By appointing Lord Haskins to oversee “rural recovery”, the British government will complete the destruction of the countryside
– ‘The War Against Small Farms’.
Privatising Our Minds
July 31, 2001
Cause-Related Marketing is a new form of social control
– ‘Privatising Our Minds’.
Raising the Temperature
July 24, 2001
It’s time we started pulling down corporate headquarters
– ‘Raising the Temperature’.
Let the People Rule the World
July 17, 2001
The rich nations must surrender their power to a world parliament.
– ‘Let the People Rule the World’.
June 29, 2001
One of the World’s Greyest Cities Could Be Transformed into one of the Greenest
– ‘London Rising’.
June 20, 2001
The great European dream has been subverted by corporate power
– ‘Stealing Europe’.
Break the Whip
June 12, 2001
It should be illegal to influence an MP’s vote
– ‘Break the Whip’.
Bleeding Us Dry
June 5, 2001
Money is being siphoned out of our new hospitals before they receive a single patient
– ‘Bleeding Us Dry’.
Dig Up the Roads
May 29, 2001
Local economies will prosper only by cutting their global links
– ‘Dig Up the Roads’.
Europe’s Dirty War
May 22, 2001
The European Union is funding Plan Colombia
– ‘Europe’s Dirty War’.
Say It With Food
May 17, 2001
Throwing Eggs at Ministers is Good for Democracy
– ‘Say It With Food’.
Big Business vs Big Ideas
May 15, 2001
Labour’s determination to please the corporations is stifling political debate
– ‘Big Business vs Big Ideas’.
Violence is Our Enemy
May 1, 2001
And peaceful protesters must be brave enough to stand up to it
– ‘Violence is Our Enemy’.
Reversing the Corporate Takeover
April 24, 2001
We know what we’re against, but what are we for?
– ‘Reversing the Corporate Takeover’.
April 5, 2001
Genes aren’t the only things being engineered by the biotech companies.
– ‘Manipulated Facts’.
Is Agriculture in Crisis?
April 1, 2001
Is Agriculture in Crisis?
– ‘Is Agriculture in Crisis?’.
Mad Cows Are Back
Mark Purdey’s explanation of the origins of BSE is gathering weight
– ‘Mad Cows Are Back’.
March 22, 2001
The World Trade Organisation, which meets in Geneva today, wields enormous power yet is unaccountable
– ‘Gats’ gaffes’.
A Corporate Aristocracy
March 21, 2001
Market values are in direct conflict with the ethics of public service
– ‘A Corporate Aristocracy’.
A Damning Alibi
March 15, 2001
The latest British sleaze scandal hints at a far bigger, untold story
– ‘A Damning Alibi’.
First Create Your Traffic Problem
March 8, 2001
The purpose of the Hastings bypass is to increase congestion on the South coast, paving the way for a motorway
– ‘First Create Your Traffic Problem’.
How the Superstores Gave Us Foot and Mouth
March 1, 2001
It’s not “cheap food” but big profits which are to blame
– ‘How the Superstores Gave Us Foot and Mouth’.
Wrong T-shirt son? You’re nicked
February 22, 2001
The act which came into force this week could make terrorists of us all
– ‘Wrong T-shirt son? You’re nicked’.
Yes, It Was About Oil
February 15, 2001
New findings reveal that NATO’s intervention in Kosovo paved the way for a Trans-Balkan Pipeline
– ‘Yes, It Was About Oil’.
My Debate with Squall
February 10, 2001
My Debate with Squall
– ‘My Debate with Squall’.
February 8, 2001
A powerful new opposition movement is beginning to emerge
– ‘Britain Rising’.
Power Hides from the People
February 1, 2001
New market “freedoms” need the help of old-fashioned authoritarianism
– ‘Power Hides from the People’.
No Blood Please, We’re British
January 25, 2001
Older mothers have been judged an offence against Nature
– ‘No Blood Please, We’re British’.
Against Corporate Power, For Free Trade
Globalisation is the means by which big business takes trade from small business
– ‘Against Corporate Power, For Free Trade’.
January 18, 2001
In the name of preventing violence, the government is being asked to ban peaceful protest
– ‘Illegal Beagles’.
The ministry that hides from truth
January 11, 2001
Gulf war veterans deserve better treatment and we need honesty.
– ‘The ministry that hides from truth’.
A Cancer in the System
January 4, 2001
Why are the government and the big charities ignoring the environmental causes of cancer?
– ‘A Cancer in the System’.
Our Peripheral Parliament
January 1, 2001
Politics is moving out of Westminster, as our representatives avoid the real issues
– ‘Our Peripheral Parliament’.
Dying of Consumption
December 28, 2000
The more we spend, the happier we become. Probably.
– ‘Dying of Consumption’.
The NHS is Being Privatised
December 21, 2000
But so subtly that even ministers don’t seem to know what’s going on
– ‘The NHS is Being Privatised’.
Big Business, As Seen On TV
December 14, 2000
The Communications White Paper will help the corporations to stifle dissent
– ‘Big Business, As Seen On TV’.
Hear No Evil
December 1, 2000
Why is parliament so worked up about Europe, but not about the graver threats to its sovereignty?
– ‘Hear No Evil’.
Mad Cows and Manganese
November 23, 2000
Mark Purdey’s hypothesis is the only one which explains the spread of BSE
– ‘Mad Cows and Manganese’.
Privatising the Weather
November 16, 2000
The rich nations are carving up the atmosphere and selling it off
– ‘Privatising the Weather’.
Whose Side Are They On?
November 12, 2000
Farmers should be campaigning for more expensive fuel
– ‘Whose Side Are They On?’.
Ban Fossil Fuels
November 9, 2000
It’s the simple solution to climate change – and quite a lot else besides
– ‘Ban Fossil Fuels’.
Reality Re-Asserts Itself
November 2, 2000
The floods are a reminder of our inability to conquer Nature
– ‘Reality Re-Asserts Itself’.
Small is Vulnerable
November 1, 2000
The supermarkets could kill organic farming’s potential to revolutionise the foodchain
– ‘Small is Vulnerable’.
Long on the Carrot, Short on the Stick
October 26, 2000
Blair’s green speech is all very well, but we can’t protect the environment without new laws
– ‘Long on the Carrot, Short on the Stick’.
A Broken Network
October 19, 2000
This week’s train crash is the result of decades of political engineering
– ‘A Broken Network’.
October 12, 2000
The Competition Commission has given the superstores permission to destroy the rest of Britain’s food economy
– ‘Loss Leaders’.
More Human Than We Are
October 4, 2000
Corporations are asserting their “human rights” to exploit the rest of us.
– ‘More Human Than We Are’.
Interview with Labour Left Briefing
October 1, 2000
Interview with Labour Left Briefing
– ‘Interview with Labour Left Briefing’.
September 21, 2000
The World Bank and the IMF are irredeemable – they must be closed down.
– ‘Enforcing Injustice’.
We’re Vulnerable Because We’re Unsustainable
September 14, 2000
If Britain is serious about defence, it should invest in renewable energy
– ‘We’re Vulnerable Because We’re Unsustainable’.
Vote Conservative for a Federal Superstate
September 7, 2000
William Hague’s bold new vision for Britain is to put us in the same position as Mexico
– ‘Vote Conservative for a Federal Superstate’.
September 1, 2000
– ‘UK Inc.’.
Does Working with Business Compromise the Environmentalist?
Does Working with Business Compromise the Environmentalist?
– ‘Does Working with Business Compromise the Environmentalist?’.
Making Peace With Power
August 31, 2000
The United Nations is trying to regain its credibility by fawning to big business
– ‘Making Peace With Power’.
Organic Farming Will Feed the World
August 24, 2000
Astonishingly, it’s more productive than high-tech agriculture
– ‘Organic Farming Will Feed the World’.
I Hope Bush Wins
August 16, 2000
The only hope for American democracy is if Nader takes votes from Gore
– ‘I Hope Bush Wins’.
Lords of Misrule
August 10, 2000
The destruction of the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill by the “new” House of Lords shows that it’s just as bad as the old one
– ‘Lords of Misrule’.
Drivers Are Undertaxed
August 3, 2000
The British motorist has never had it so good
– ‘Drivers Are Undertaxed’.
Close the Roads
July 27, 2000
It’s the only logical way forward for Britain’s transport
– ‘Close the Roads’.
There Is No Debt
July 20, 2000
The Third World “debt” is simply an accounting device
– ‘There Is No Debt’.
Is the Pope Gay?
July 13, 2000
How else can we explain his virulent campaign against homosexuals?
– ‘Is the Pope Gay?’.
Science is Dumbing Down
July 6, 2000
We Need a Revolution in our Universities
– ‘Science is Dumbing Down’.
June 29, 2000
Corporations are seizing the genome, but that’s only the beginning
– ‘Totalitarian Capitalism’.
Running the World without a Mandate
June 22, 2000
We Need a Global Constitution
– ‘Running the World without a Mandate’.
June 14, 2000
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No Man’s Land
An Investigative Journey through Kenya and Tanzania
– ‘No Man’s Land’.
June 9, 2000
– ‘Choose Life’.
About George’s books here.
June 1, 2000
The 17th Century campaigner Gerrard Winstanley is a hero for the 21st Century
– ‘Still Digging’.
God versus Greens
May 25, 2000
Environmentalists are foolishly following Prince Charles over the spiritual abyss.
– ‘God versus Greens’.
The Most Polluted Place in Europe
May 19, 2000
The public health emergency no one has noticed
– ‘The Most Polluted Place in Europe’.
The Billion-Dollar Bonus
May 18, 2000
We Need a Global Maximum Wage
– ‘The Billion-Dollar Bonus’.
No Way to Run a Revolution
May 10, 2000
One of Britain’s Most Effective Direct Action Movements Has Lost the Plot
– ‘No Way to Run a Revolution’.
A Job, not a Hobby
May 4, 2000
Councillors in Britain must be paid for the work they do.
– ‘A Job, not a Hobby’.
Chained to the Past
April 27, 2000
The thousands of car workers about to be made redundant are the victims of the policies designed to help them.
– ‘Chained to the Past’.
We Share the Blame for Zimbabwe
April 20, 2000
Britain’s Debt to its People Runs into Billions
– ‘We Share the Blame for Zimbabwe’.
The Poor’s Most Deadly Enemy
April 13, 2000
The World Bank helps First World countries seize Third World resources
– ‘The Poor’s Most Deadly Enemy’.
The Rich Walk Away
March 23, 2000
It’s time for a global corporation tax
– ‘The Rich Walk Away’.
March 16, 2000
Channel 4 has hired a charlatan to make its science programmes
– ‘Modified Truth’.
Now That They Know Who I Am …
March 9, 2000
The devil will walk amongst you, with great wrath
– ‘Now That They Know Who I Am …’.
Does Blair have a democracy gene?
March 2, 2000
The Government claims to be neutral towards GMOs. It isn’t.
– ‘Does Blair have a democracy gene?’.
The Architects of Hell
February 24, 2000
Early specialisation prevents scientists from understanding the consequences of their work
– ‘The Architects of Hell’.
Life in the Balance Sheet
February 17, 2000
Corporations in Britain get away with murder
– ‘Life in the Balance Sheet’.
The Price of Dissent
February 10, 2000
People are being ruined for opposing development
– ‘The Price of Dissent’.
January 29, 2000
There’s a chance of stopping the massive fraud depriving Australia’s Aborigines of their royalties, but will it work?
– ‘Stolen Identities’.
January 27, 2000
The countries least responsible for global warming will be hit hardest
– ‘Mortal Injustice’.
The Great Blob Coalesces
January 20, 2000
The massive mergers taking place are a disaster for democracy
– ‘The Great Blob Coalesces’.
The Living Dead
January 15, 2000
Our failure to prepare for death makes it more frightening
– ‘The Living Dead’.
The Homespun Revolution
January 6, 2000
The Homespun Revolution
– ‘The Homespun Revolution’.
Reservoir of Sleaze
December 23, 1999
The British Government is underwriting Turkey’s ethnic cleansing programme.
– ‘Reservoir of Sleaze’.
The New Global Masterplan
December 16, 1999
The WTO might have failed, but big business has a fallback scheme
– ‘The New Global Masterplan’.
Open Government Snaps Shut
December 9, 1999
How the Ministry of Agriculture tried to silence me
– ‘Open Government Snaps Shut’.
Champion of Corruption
November 30, 1999
The World Trade Organisation helps business to dump its costs on other people
– ‘Champion of Corruption’.
Short Shrift for the World’s Poor
November 25, 1999
Clare Short, the international development secretary, is selling poor countries down the river
– ‘Short Shrift for the World’s Poor’.
The First Green Shoots
November 18, 1999
At last the British Government is starting to protect the environment
– ‘The First Green Shoots’.
Lost in Space
November 13, 1999
Space tourism will kill our own planet
– ‘Lost in Space’.
Economies of Scale
November 11, 1999
The World Trade Organisation makes businesses bigger – and that makes the rest of us smaller
– ‘Economies of Scale’.
November 4, 1999
Travelling people are being hounded out of existence
– ‘Criminally Different’.
October 28, 1999
Just as predicted, new laws have allowed corporations to seize our genes
– ‘Human Traffic’.
The Corporations’ Sod-You Culture
October 21, 1999
Big business tries to stop energy taxes
– ‘The Corporations’ Sod-You Culture’.
Depraved Debt Collectors
October 14, 1999
It’s time to disband the murderous Export Credit Guarantee Department
– ‘Depraved Debt Collectors’.
The Pope Spreads AIDS
October 7, 1999
The Holy Father is responsible for the deaths of thousands
– ‘The Pope Spreads AIDS’.
October 2, 1999
By buying second homes all over Britain, the rich are preying on the lives of the poor
– ‘Cannibal Feast’.
The Vampires Get the Bloodbank
September 30, 1999
Lord Sainsbury’s conflicts of interest should disqualify him from government
– ‘The Vampires Get the Bloodbank’.
Death to the Small
September 23, 1999
The corrupt Ministry of Agriculture is deliberately wiping small farmers out
– ‘Death to the Small’.
A Laughing Soldier with a Razor Blade
September 16, 1999
How the West has licensed Indonesia’s reign of terror
– ‘A Laughing Soldier with a Razor Blade’.
September 15, 1999
The perils and pleasures of ten years without a car.
– ‘Goodbye Carmageddon’.
September 9, 1999
West Papua, in Indonesia, is being surrended for the sake of geopolitics
– ‘Human Sacrifice’.
Move the Capital to Newcastle
September 2, 1999
It’s the only way to bridge Britain’s disastrous divisions
– ‘Move the Capital to Newcastle’.
August 28, 1999
Canoes have a low impact on the environment, yet they are more restricted than cars.
– ‘Paddle pusher’.
No Politics Please
August 26, 1999
How Britain’s advertising rules forbid us to hear the bad news about business
– ‘No Politics Please’.
Disruptive Protest is a Civic Duty
August 19, 1999
When the law is wrong it must be challenged. That’s progress
– ‘Disruptive Protest is a Civic Duty’.
Shut Down the Superstores
August 12, 1999
We’ll only break up their monopoly by turning them into farmers’ markets
– ‘Shut Down the Superstores’.
A Murderous Conspiracy
August 5, 1999
The US government is trying to destroy South Africa’s AIDS prevention programme
– ‘A Murderous Conspiracy’.
July 29, 1999
Global warming means that flying across the Atlantic is now as unacceptable as child abuse
Beating the Agro-industrial Complex
July 22, 1999
Citizen power is wresting food production away from ruthless corporations
– ‘Beating the Agro-industrial Complex’.
July 15, 1999
Experimental releases of GM crops are a scientific nonsense
– ‘Rigged Trials’.
A Cancer at the Heart of Government
July 8, 1999
Britain’s public health policies stop where corporate interests begin.
– ‘A Cancer at the Heart of Government’.
Loving the World to Death
June 26, 1999
Global warming – caused partly by flights to coral islands – is killing the world’s reefs
– ‘Loving the World to Death’.
June 24, 1999
The Urban Task Force will keep the poor where they belong
– ‘Drawbridge Society’.
Poisoning the Poor
June 20, 1999
The poor are dying younger because they are being systematically poisoned
– ‘Poisoning the Poor’.
June 17, 1999
Wal-Mart’s arrival in Britain will be the final blow for small shops
– ‘Economic Cleansing’.
Stirring up Hatred in the Countryside
June 10, 1999
The rich and powerful have started a new class war
– ‘Stirring up Hatred in the Countryside’.
Feeding the Hunger Machine
June 3, 1999
The Nuffield Council has produced the most asinine biotechnology report ever written
– ‘Feeding the Hunger Machine’.
We’re Not Materialistic Enough
May 29, 1999
It’s time to go back to the land
– ‘We’re Not Materialistic Enough’.
Don’t Get Sick!
May 27, 1999
The Private Finance Initiative is forcing doctors to work dangerously long hours
– ‘Don’t Get Sick!’.
Free Trade Fundamentalists
May 13, 1999
The world is being run by a group of fanatics, who’ll destroy anything for the sake of “free” trade
– ‘Free Trade Fundamentalists’.
May 6, 1999
The Government claims to be stamping it out: in truth it is encouraging it
– ‘Supporting Racism’.
No Free Lunch
May 1, 1999
Duty Free is a subsidy for global warming. It must be stopped.
– ‘No Free Lunch’.
April 29, 1999
The British National Party reinvents itself
– ‘Tribal Politics’.
Publish and Be Damned
Britain’s libel laws allow the rich and powerful to silence the excluded
– ‘Publish and Be Damned’.
Nato’s Dirty War
April 22, 1999
By targeting chemicals factories, Nato is waging war against civilians
– ‘Nato’s Dirty War’.
The Great Railway Swindle
April 8, 1999
Private enterprise flourishes at public expense
– ‘The Great Railway Swindle’.
Protest and Survive
March 26, 1999
Britain has started the biggest civil rights clampdown in recent history
– ‘Protest and Survive’.
The Severed Thumb
March 13, 1999
Hitch-hikers have been driven off the roads
– ‘The Severed Thumb’.
Free at last
March 11, 1999
We get the right to roam, but a predatory landlord has been chosen to enforce it
– ‘Free at last’.
The Hunters And The Hunted
March 3, 1999
It’s not just about fox-hunting: we must re-examine all aspects of our involvement with the natural world
– ‘The Hunters And The Hunted’.
February 25, 1999
Some of Britain’s most eminent scientists are engaged in an economic war against the poor
– ‘Idiot Savants’.
New Labour, Old Feudalism
February 11, 1999
You can stuff your voluntary access agreements: we want the right to roam
– ‘New Labour, Old Feudalism’.
Bashing Small Shops
January 28, 1999
A proposed new tax will make life even harder for the independent foodstore
– ‘Bashing Small Shops’.
Monopoly – the Only Game in Town
January 14, 1999
The Office of Fair Trading is giving Britain’s superstores exactly what they want
– ‘Monopoly – the Only Game in Town’.
More Broken Promises
January 9, 1999
Where is the right to roam the government pledged?
– ‘More Broken Promises’.
Overthrowing the Car
January 1, 1999
What needs to be done to get the transport system we deserve
– ‘Overthrowing the Car’.
December 17, 1998
Scientists are being forced to work for corporations, and against the rest of us
– ‘Skewed Science’.
The Human Zoo
December 12, 1998
Tourists are becoming involved in slavery
– ‘The Human Zoo’.
December 4, 1998
Father Christmas has become an enemy of the people, as advertisers exploit parents for all they’re worth
– ‘Pester Power’.
Land, Genes and Justice
December 1, 1998
Land, Genes and Justice
– ‘Land, Genes and Justice’.
Tested by Animals
November 23, 1998
Using animal testing for experiments in germline gene therapy is doubly repugnant
– ‘Tested by Animals’.
Inequality Before the Law
November 19, 1998
The powerful enjoy immunity, while the law treats the powerless ever more harshly
– ‘Inequality Before the Law’.
Christmas Comes Every Day
November 7, 1998
An absurd and dangerous project threatens Britain’s most important mountain habitat
– ‘Christmas Comes Every Day’.
November 5, 1998
The Government is letting companies dump their costs on the rest of us
– ‘Deregulation Kills’.
Far Left or Far Right?
November 1, 1998
Living Marxism’s interesting allegiances
– ‘Far Left or Far Right?’.
October 22, 1998
Cutting benefits will undermine society
– ‘Slave Labour’.
Breeding Reptiles in the Mind
October 10, 1998
Tourism that trades in mythology makes the world a crueller place
– ‘Breeding Reptiles in the Mind’.
A Nation of Suckers
September 24, 1998
Why do we believe what the superstores tell us?
– ‘A Nation of Suckers’.
People With Eyes
September 19, 1998
Why the Maasai came to believe that tourists have the evil eye.
– ‘People With Eyes’.
New Threats from the Killer Cars
September 10, 1998
Traffic pollution might be responsible for the surge in both blindness and lung cancer
– ‘New Threats from the Killer Cars’.
Sold Down the River
August 27, 1998
50 per cent of all the new homes in central and inner London are being sold to speculators in the Far East
– ‘Sold Down the River’.
Running on MMT
August 13, 1998
The Multilateral Agreement on Investments will force governments to poison their citizens
– ‘Running on MMT’.
July 18, 1998
We need stiff sanctions against second home ownership
– ‘Ghost Towns’.
June 9, 1998
At last the tide is turning against genetic engineering
Monsanto Sells Hunger
June 4, 1998
The biotech company threatens Africa with starvation
– ‘Monsanto Sells Hunger’.
May 23, 1998
BA’s “Go” scheme threatens to make life even worse for the people living near airports
– ‘Go Home’.
Shooting the Messenger
May 21, 1998
The Health and Safety Executive isn’t working: so instead it tries to silence its critics
– ‘Shooting the Messenger’.
May 7, 1998
How disabled people ended up campaigning for a predatory drugs firm
– ‘Emotional Blackmail’.
April 25, 1998
British tourists are furious that the Dominican Republic can’t provide them with the comforts they expect, but no one cares about the locals
– ‘Whingeing Poms’.
The UK’s Nuclear Terrorists
April 23, 1998
The British Government is increasing the dangers of nuclear proliferation
– ‘The UK’s Nuclear Terrorists’.
A Stealthy Truce
April 9, 1998
A new, unnoticed trade agreement will destroy the laws protecting human health and the environment.
– ‘A Stealthy Truce’.
March 26, 1998
Why is it still acceptable to send young children to boarding school?
– ‘Acceptable Cruelty’.
March 12, 1998
The environment succumbs to Labour’s cynical realpolitik
– ‘Green Grave’.
America’s Command Economy
March 5, 1998
The US government is trying to ban organic farming – on both sides of the Atlantic
– ‘America’s Command Economy’.
Go on, Trespass
February 6, 1998
Why are we waiting for an official right to roam, when we can start walking now?
– ‘Go on, Trespass’.
The Corporate Dole Queue
January 21, 1998
Britain’s corporations are living off state handouts
– ‘The Corporate Dole Queue’.
Hard-wired Traffic Jams
January 7, 1998
The Government’s transport policies are being destroyed by its housebuilding plans
– ‘Hard-wired Traffic Jams’.
Protecting the Countryside Means Defending the Poor
January 1, 1998
The Government’s plans for coping with greenfield housing demand are misconceived
– ‘Protecting the Countryside Means Defending the Poor’.
A War Against the Poor
New housing plans are shutting the poor out of the South-East of England
– ‘A War Against the Poor’.
Cuckoos in the Nest
The corporate capture of the National Health Service means that it can only shrink, not grow.
– ‘Cuckoos in the Nest’.
Secrets or Lies?
The Department of Trade and Industry is misleading us about the Multilateral Agreement on Investment.
– ‘Secrets or Lies?’.
The Timber Trade Federation is trying to turn back the clock on forest protection
– ‘Dinosaur Foresters’.
The Revolution Has Been Televised
December 18, 1997
Channel 4′s Against Nature series turns out to have been made by an obscure and cranky sect
– ‘The Revolution Has Been Televised’.
The Monsanto Monster
December 15, 1997
One corporation’s attempt to take over the world
– ‘The Monsanto Monster’.
Crimes Against Nature
November 26, 1997
A new Channel 4 series would be laughable, had it not been given three hours of prime time TV.
– ‘Crimes Against Nature’.
Government by Business
November 12, 1997
The new Regional Development Agencies have no democratic legitimacy
– ‘Government by Business’.
Building on Sand
October 29, 1997
Hong Kong’s financial difficulties are partly due to land speculation. Britain has the same unhealthy patterns
– ‘Building on Sand’.
A Tax on Information
October 1, 1997
Government agencies are making us pay throught the nose for our right to know
– ‘A Tax on Information’.
September 17, 1997
Watch out for Monsanto – this obscure company is trying to take over the foodchain
– ‘Social Engineering’.
August 21, 1997
Big companies are using the courts to stifle their critics
– ‘Silencing Dissent’.
August 17, 1997
The superstores are dumping their costs on all of us
– ‘Social Solvents’.
August 6, 1997
Conservation is becoming one of the greatest threats to the global environment.
– ‘Green Sell-Outs’.
Roll of Dishonour
July 29, 1997
An appointed House of Lords is just as bad as an hereditary one
– ‘Roll of Dishonour’.
Thrown Off The Scent
July 16, 1997
We’ve been duped by the hunting lobby
– ‘Thrown Off The Scent’.
Ditch the Dome
June 12, 1997
It’s a monumental folly
– ‘Ditch the Dome’.
A Beautiful Fraud
May 27, 1997
Cider with Rosie celebrates a past that never existed
– ‘A Beautiful Fraud’.
April 29, 1997
Charging for access to our national monuments reduces the poor to trespassers in their own nation
– ‘Priced Out’.
Making Government Redundant
April 15, 1997
A charter for the corporate takeover of the earth is being negotiated by Northern governments, and no one even knows
– ‘Making Government Redundant’.
April 1, 1997
Why can’t the ecological impact of every new construction be considered as carefully as that of Oxford’s Abraham Building?
– ‘Embodied Energy’.
Stealing from the Poor
March 18, 1997
The superstores are bigger criminals than the shoplifters
– ‘Stealing from the Poor’.
How Farming Has Been Loved to Death
March 6, 1997
Reforming farm subsidies won’t do any good – we must scrap them
– ‘How Farming Has Been Loved to Death’.
February 21, 1997
The direct action movement is giving rise to a new and thrilling politics of empowerment
– ‘Multi-issue Politics’.
The Baby Superstore
February 18, 1997
Gene therapy could enable the rich to buy their way out of society
– ‘The Baby Superstore’.
Enemy of the Earth
February 1, 1997
John Gummer presides over the Government’s starkest conflict of interest
– ‘Enemy of the Earth’.
January 28, 1997
The main political parties have little to offer young people
– ‘Geriatric Politics’.
Green-wellies time for Blair and Co.
January 14, 1997
– ‘Green-wellies time for Blair and Co.’.
The Story of the Land
January 1, 1997
We need land reform in England just as much as in Scotland
– ‘The Story of the Land’.
Home not Domes!
– ‘Home not Domes!’.
London’s transport problem could soon bring the capital to a halt
Science with Scruples
Science with Scruples
– ‘Science with Scruples’.
Warm Words, but no Action
30,000 old people are dying of cold each year, and the Government does nothing
– ‘Warm Words, but no Action’.
December 24, 1996
The thousands of extra deaths each winter are just one symptom of a massive national housing crisis
– ‘Lagging Behind’.
We’re All Damned
November 19, 1996
The Bible says homosexuality’s an abomination. But estate agents and food manufacturers are in even bigger trouble.
– ‘We’re All Damned’.
Breaking the Foodchain
November 5, 1996
Tesco is going organic, but this might not be good news
– ‘Breaking the Foodchain’.
Britain’s Ethnic Cleansing
October 10, 1996
Gypsy culture is being systematically eliminated through a forced assimilation programme
– ‘Britain’s Ethnic Cleansing’.
August 29, 1996
As the security services seek to justify their existence, harmless activists are being treated as terrorists
– ‘Defective Inspectors’.
Crossing the Species Barrier
August 24, 1996
We desperately need a public debate about xenotransplantation
– ‘Crossing the Species Barrier’.
Crossing the Species Barrier
August 22, 1996
We desperately need a public debate about xenotransplantation
– ‘Crossing the Species Barrier’.
A Seedy Business
August 15, 1996
Old plant varieties have been criminalised by a series of draconian laws intended to protect big corporations
– ‘A Seedy Business’.
Hawks and Doves
July 30, 1996
Four remarkable women are challenging the most powerful forces in the land
– ‘Hawks and Doves’.
Theft Is Property
July 18, 1996
If MPs really want to repeal the statute of limitations, they’ll find themselves in deeper water than they think
– ‘Theft Is Property’.
Hunting the Beast
July 9, 1996
I track down the police torturer who had me beaten up in 1989
– ‘Hunting the Beast’.
Decisions For Sale
July 2, 1996
Developers have discovered devious ways of buying planning permission
– ‘Decisions For Sale’.
Why the Police Provoke Crowds
June 20, 1996
The police seem to want as much trouble as they can get.
– ‘Why the Police Provoke Crowds’.
Driven Off the Roads
May 15, 1996
One in every 15 British children will be injured or killed by a vehicle before they reach 16
– ‘Driven Off the Roads’.
May 8, 1996
Britain’s direct action movements have become a force for cultural and even economic renewal
– ‘Starting Over’.
The Mailed Fist of the Free Market
May 2, 1996
Superstores are destroying the local economy
– ‘The Mailed Fist of the Free Market’.
Publish and Be Damned
April 29, 1996
Britain’s libel laws allow the rich and powerful to silence the excluded
– ‘Publish and Be Damned’.
Communist Pigs vs Capitalist Pigs
April 2, 1996
Only by killing all of Haiti’s pigs could the US force its people to abandon their self-sufficiency
– ‘Communist Pigs vs Capitalist Pigs’.
Mad Farm Disease
March 22, 1996
BSE is just one symptom of the insanity governing British agricultural policy
– ‘Mad Farm Disease’.
You don’t give us the Earth, we’ll take it.
January 11, 1996
The direct action movement is putting the passion back into politics
– ‘You don’t give us the Earth, we’ll take it.’.
Grubbing Out the Past
January 10, 1996
Britain’s archaeology is being obliterated – often with the help of archaeologists – yet hardly anyone seems to care
– ‘Grubbing Out the Past’.
Seize It Back
January 1, 1996
Many of the world’s most pressing problems arise from the enclosure of land.
– ‘Seize It Back’.
We Aren’t Robots
The extraordinary work of the neurobiologist Antonio Damasio shows that wisdom is inextricable from emotion
– ‘We Aren’t Robots’.
December 14, 1995
Just as we tried to ignore Germany’s preparations for war, now we refuse to acknowledge the impending global catastrophe
– ‘It’s Happening’.
Blind Faith And Science
December 5, 1995
Genetic engineering will transfer power from the poor to the rich
– ‘Blind Faith And Science’.
The Land Where We Belong
December 1, 1995
Land use in Britain will always work against us, until we demand control over the decisions which govern it
– ‘The Land Where We Belong’.
Greens Must Be Whiter Than White
October 5, 1995
We’re in danger of succumbing to the cynical politics of advertising
– ‘Greens Must Be Whiter Than White’.
Whose Nation, Whose Trust?
September 27, 1995
The National Trust must lose its attachment to aristocratic values
– ‘Whose Nation, Whose Trust?’.
Resign, you Prince of Darkness
September 18, 1995
The Duke of Edinburgh, currently president of the WWF, is an environmental disaster area
– ‘Resign, you Prince of Darkness’.
The Bulldozer of State
September 1, 1995
The decision to build a road takes place before the public inquiry begins
– ‘The Bulldozer of State’.
The Collapsing Tower of Babel
August 24, 1995
Language barriers are good, not bad, and their loss is a disaster for hundreds of millions of people
– ‘The Collapsing Tower of Babel’.
July 19, 1995
South Africa has embarked on a brave and hazardous land reform programme
– ‘Beloved Country’.
Get Off My Planet
June 19, 1995
Britain’s landlords are trespassing against our right to enjoy the countryside
– ‘Get Off My Planet’.
The Vain Pursuit of the Exotic
June 8, 1995
Tourism extracts the differences between ourselves and other people
– ‘The Vain Pursuit of the Exotic’.
Britain’s Cultural Cleansing
May 15, 1995
Our treatment of gypsies and travellers reveals Little England at its worst: mean-spirited, vindictive and narrow-minded.
– ‘Britain’s Cultural Cleansing’.
Inheriting The Wind
April 15, 1995
Review of Slide Mountain, or The Folly of Owning Nature, by Theodore Steinberg
– ‘Inheriting The Wind’.
The Shrinking of Science
March 22, 1995
Reductionism is making science ever less relevant to our lives.
– ‘The Shrinking of Science’.
A Land Reform Manifesto
February 22, 1995
A new campaign is born
– ‘A Land Reform Manifesto’.
The Jaws of Victory
January 14, 1995
Review of: The River Stops Here: How One Man’s Battle to Save His Valley Changed the Fate of California. Ted Simon, Random House, New York.
– ‘The Jaws of Victory’.
January 1, 1995
The superstores are changing the world to suit themselves
– ‘Monotonous Monopoly’.
The Church Must Take Sides
Britain needs a liberation theology movement
– ‘The Church Must Take Sides’.
If Not Now, When?
There are no excuses for not joining the protest against the Newbury bypass
– ‘If Not Now, When?’.
Dispossessed without trace
The Brazilian press and political system is ignoring a wholesale theft of land and the murder of its people
– ‘Dispossessed without trace’.
The Government’s official position is that we should pour our hazardous waste down the drain.
– ‘Toxic Shock’.
Murder in the Amazon
Nearly all the mahogany leaving Brazil has been taken, illegally, from protected reserves
– ‘Murder in the Amazon’.
December 7, 1994
Roads protesters are bringing art and necessity back together, sowing the seeds of cultural renewal
– ‘Subversive Genius’.
The Scattering of the Dead
November 23, 1994
A disastrous project funded by the Canadian Government is destituting an African people
– ‘The Scattering of the Dead’.
The Maasai and the Mercedes Men
November 19, 1994
A fraudulent privatisation project is reducing the Maasai to little more than tourist dancers
– ‘The Maasai and the Mercedes Men’.
Back to 1662
October 26, 1994
The Government’s repressive new laws contain eerie similarities to statutes passed hundreds of years ago
– ‘Back to 1662’.
A Private Order Called Public Order
August 5, 1994
Environmentalism is at the vanguard of Britain’s movements for political change
– ‘A Private Order Called Public Order’.
Moses in the Wilderness
July 1, 1994
One man’s story might hold the key to the survival of the Maasai
– ‘Moses in the Wilderness’.
Keepers of the Artificial Wilderness
In East Africa, conservationists are creating a wilderness out of inhabited lands, then punishing the people they have dispossessed
– ‘Keepers of the Artificial Wilderness’.
June 18, 1994
Did Ledumen, the celebrated Samburu prophet, know I was coming to visit him three months before I decided to do so?
– ‘The Astromancer’.
June 4, 1994
Environmentalism is yet to inspire a great novel
– ‘Wishful Thinking’.
Fire in a Box
June 2, 1994
Britain’s protest movements have emerged in response to the enclosure of the land, the mind and political power. They are seeking to recover the freedom all of us have lost
– ‘Fire in a Box’.
Hero or Villain?
March 18, 1994
Richard Leakey’s reappointment as head of the Kenya Wildlife Service is a disaster for Kenya’s nomads
– ‘Hero or Villain?’.
Local people are the real victims of the turf war between the conservation authorities in Kenya
– ‘Collateral Damage’.
The Tragedy of Enclosure
January 1, 1994
The “Tragedy of the Commons” is one of the modern world’s most dangerous myths.
– ‘The Tragedy of Enclosure’.
The Smith and the Devil
Why are the same myths associated with blacksmiths all over the world?
– ‘The Smith and the Devil’.
Conservation without Miracles
January 31, 1992
A peasant farmers’ project in the western Amazon might hold the key to protecting the forests
– ‘Conservation without Miracles’.
Death in Your Living Room
January 1, 1992
The only people who can prevent the invasion of Indian reserves in Brazil and British and American consumers
– ‘Death in Your Living Room’.
January 1, 1990
Why doesn’t Guinness stop fighting us and help us to turn its land into something worthwhile?
– ‘Your Round’.
A Pox on the Planet
Golf course development is becoming one of the major threats to the environment and human rights
– ‘A Pox on the Planet’.
Charity Begins at Home
Self-serving relief agencies are doing nothing to build up developing countries’ own capacity to respond
– ‘Charity Begins at Home’.
A disastrous conflict of interest ensures that the government won’t stop oil pollution
– ‘Dirty Dealings’.
Too Many Chiefs, Not Enough Indians
A disastrous military project in the northern Amazon will destroy some of the most pristine forests on earth.
– ‘Too Many Chiefs, Not Enough Indians’.
Trading in Human Lives
Trading in Human Lives
– ‘Trading in Human Lives’.