Author: george

Cardinal Sins

How a modern Inquisition, with the help of Pope Francis, stifled the movement protecting the poor. Read more.

Frozen Assets

Why are we exploiting unconventional gas when we can’t afford to burn existing supplies? Read more.

My Agreement with Lord McAlpine

We have reached a remarkable and eminently decent settlement. Read more.

Smart Phones, Dumb Companies

17 years, and the phone companies still haven’t sorted out the issue of conflict minerals Read more.

A Capitalist Command Economy

Forcing schools into the hands of unelected oligarchs is the latest contradiction of everything the market fetishists claim to stand for. Read more.

A Great Corporate Cock-up

Take a ringside seat as a giant company beats the living daylights out of itself. Read more.

Corporate Blowback

Companies like EDF, seeking to terrify protesters with lawsuits, are likely to become victims of their own aggression. Read more.

Secrets of the Rich

Billionaires are hiding behind a network of “independent” groups, who manipulate politics on their behalf. Read more.


How the government betrayed its promises to protect our seas. Read more.

Out of Steam

Nuclear power seems to have stalled. So what happens now? Read more.

Betting on Extinction

Ladbroke’s is offering odds on fish populations collapsing; the government is shortening them. Read more.

Another Country

The way we are governed is inexplicable – until you understand the upbringing of the elite. Read more.

A Telling Silence

Why we need land value taxation. Read more.

Life is Elsewhere

In both Russia and Canada a bloodbath of wolves is now taking place. Read more.

Bang Goes the Theory

How neoliberalism trashed your life, but made the super-rich even richer. Read more.

As It Happened …

A letter to the Travellers’ Solidarity Network. Read more.

New Weather, New Politics

The extremes now hammering Australia leave old perspectives stranded. Read more.

The Grime Behind the Crime

Could an astonishing explanation for the rise and fall of violent crime be correct? Read more.

Annus Horribilis

2012 was the worst year for the environment in living memory. Read more.

The Brindled Hounds

“A sad tale’s best for winter: I have one / Of sprites and goblins.”(1) Read more.