The Open Veins of Wales

Dr Beeching helped turn the country I’ve come to love into an outpost of empire. Now his legacy can be reversed. Read more.

The Paranoia Squad

A British police unit is demonising peaceful protesters to stay in business. Read more.

Shaun Spiers Challenged

This is the third of my investigative interviews with policy makers. Read more.

Pin-Striped Pirates

Why does the UK retain a handful of colonies? To destroy the world’s taxation systems. Read more.

Fatih Birol Challenged

This is the second of my bare-knuckle interviews with policy makers. Read more.

At Last, A Date

For the first time, the International Energy Agency has produced a date for peak oil. And it’s not reassuring. Read more.

A Beardful of Bunkum

David Bellamy’s at it again, with even dafter claims about climate change. Read more.

Yvo de Boer Challenged

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. Read more.

Whistling in the Wind

The new climate change report falls miles short of what we need. Here are some of the emergency measures it should have contained. Read more.

One Shot Left

The latest science suggests that preventing runaway climate change means total decarbonisation. Read more.

Clearing Up This Mess

John Maynard Keynes had the answer to the crisis we’re now facing; but it was blocked and then forgotten. Read more.

Lest We Forget

Could the First World War have been stopped? Read more.

The Triumph of Ignorance

Why morons succeed in US politics. Read more.

Free the Unborn!

A proposal for slowing down politics. Read more.

This Is What Denial Does

The economic crisis is petty by comparison to the nature crunch. But they have the same cause. Read more.

The Other Bail-Out

Another set of corporations is pressing for public money. Governments should let them die. Read more.

Congress Confronts Its Contradictions

They baled out of the bail-out, but the money will still have to come from us. It always has. Read more.

The Patron Saint of Charlatans

How does Christopher Booker get away with it? Read more.

The Price of Free Speech

A grotesque case of legal bullying using a 13th-Century law shows that in some respects we still haven’t shaken off feudalism. Read more.

Protect and Survive

Peter Mandelson is bullying the world’s poorest nations into following a development route that can’t work. Read more.