I won’t be writing my Guardian column for a few weeks, as I’m trying to finish my book about feeding the world without devouring the planet. Normal service will resume in April.
Some falsehoods about the pandemic are so dangerous that they should be banned.
Long Covid is devastating the health and lives of many thousands of people, and highlights the terrible neglect of patients with chronic conditions such as ME/CFS.
It is hard to imagine how the government’s handling of the pandemic could have been more catastrophic.
Brexit isn’t about Europe, and isn’t about the UK. It’s the outcome of a civil war within capitalism.
A crucial link in the food chain has been forgotten by the government, exposing us to a potential disaster after the Brexit transition.
Unless Biden fights big money, he could pave the way for someone even worse than Trump.
Privatisation, outsourcing, packed classrooms and a total government failure to make them safe expose schools to deadly levels of infection.
England’s response to the coronavirus pandemic now relies on unskilled teenaged call centre workers, taking the place of experienced clinicians.
The huge amount of public money spent on test and trace has been wasted by incompetent private contractors and executives, with devastating results.
The government retreats for billionaires, while smashing down our doors.
The BBC amplifies the voices of billionaires, and shuts down those who challenge them.
World summits and politicians’ promises are not taking us closer to environmental salvation, but further away.
Let’s create communities from which we scarcely have to travel.
Full-scale participatory democracy would change everything. It has the same revolutionary potential as the universal franchise and women’s suffrage.
The UK’s economic and political life revolves around corruption.
The opaque and secretive networks on which Boris Johnson builds his power.
The obsession with the birthrates of the poor has a grim history, and is used by the rich to transfer blame.
Landed power, built on theft, slavery and colonial looting, crushes our freedoms. It is time to reclaim them.
Across the UK, our rivers are being turned into filthy, dead gutters, at astonishing, heartbreaking speed.