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Rewilding Politics

It’s not just governments we need to change, but the entire, top-down, 19th Century political system. And we can start, right now, in our towns and cities.

Resist and Rebuild

Don’t despair: we will fight back, and, eventually, return stronger than before.

Platform for the Planet

The political parties have finally woken up to the environmental crisis. But the media hasn’t

Power Failure

The current Labour Party has a weak instinct for power. This undermines its chances, but it reflects some rare and important traits.

Performative Oppression

The government proposes the cultural cleansing of the Romani and Traveller life from Britain.

The Unlearning

Boarding school, a peculiarly British form of abuse, has devastating impacts not only on the boarders, but on those they grow up to dominate.

Popularity Contest

If politicians genuinely respected “the people’s will”, they would let us express it between elections.

Oil Strike

The oil companies have successfully transferred blame for their actions to us. It is time to fight back.

Start Making Sense

By understanding the psychological buttons they’re pressing, we can stop demagogues from destroying our democracy.

Our Once and Future World

Let’s bring back Britain’s missing rainforests, and create national parks worthy of the name.

Embarrassment of Riches

For the sake of life on Earth, we should set an upper limit on the money any person can amass.

Our Brezhnev Moment

Neoliberalism has stalled, so the fanatics in government are using Brexit to revive it.

Grounded

History will be kind to the protesters who plan to stop flights at Heathrow airport. They are climate heroes.

Ash to Ashes

Thanks to shocking failures of government, every tree, almost everywhere, is now threatened by killer plagues

Spectre at the Feast

The livestock industry is trashing the living world, and free-range, pasture-fed meat is the worst offender.

Fossil Rebellion

In the midst of climate breakdown, governments around the world are funding and protecting the fossil fuel industry

Killer Clowns

Why are so many nations now led by extravagant buffoons? Because the nature of capitalism has changed.

Private Taxation

Governments have built a heaven for landlords and a hell for tenants. It’s time to change the system.