Author: george

Cardinal Sins

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

Frozen Assets

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

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.

Corporate Blowback

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

Secrets of the Rich

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


How the government betrayed its promises to protect our seas.

Out of Steam

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

Betting on Extinction

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

Another Country

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

Life is Elsewhere

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

Annus Horribilis

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

The Brindled Hounds

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