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Monbiot: Junk Science
May 16, 2005
For the past three weeks, a set of figures has been working a hole in my mind. On April 16th, New Scientist published a letter from the famous botanist David Bellamy. Many of the world's glaciers, he claimed, "are not shrinking but in fact are growing. ..
Majavu: Congo; A Story of â€œUnimportant Peopleâ€
Apr 27, 2005
In his book, â€œKing Leopoldâ€™s Ghostâ€, Adam Hochschild writes: â€œAt the time of the Congo controversy a hundred years ago, the idea of full human rights, political, social, and economic, was a profound threat to the established order of most countries on earth. It still is today.â€
Monbiot: Signal Your Opposition
Apr 24, 2005
A vote for a minor party could be the most powerful one you could cast.
Apr 23, 2005
The profits of major corporations went up by 20% in 2004 in Colombia. Banks broke profit records. The stock market index doubled. The concentration of lands after years of violence was consolidated.
Monbiot: Harassment Laws
Mar 20, 2005
It was the greatest legal victory against corporate power in living memory. Last week, two penniless activists, Dave Morris and Helen Steel, persuaded the European Court of Human Rights that Britain's libel laws, under which they had been sued by McDonald
Mokhiber: Eliot Spitzer and the 92nd Street Y
Mar 14, 2005
In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.
Monbiot: Mocking Our Dreams
Feb 25, 2005
It is now mid-February, and already I have sown eleven species of vegetable. I know, though the seed packets tell me otherwise, that they will flourish. Everything in this country - daffodils, primroses, almond trees, bumblebees, nesting birds - is a mont
Mokhiber: Self Interview: On The Rampage
Feb 24, 2005
Q: How did you come to write On the Rampage?
Mokhiber: Kennedy: Fascist America
Feb 05, 2005
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. wants to run for Attorney General of New York State.
Monbiot: America's War with Itself
Jan 13, 2005
I have a persistant mental image of US foreign policy, which haunts me even in my sleep. The vanguard of a vast army is marching around the globe, looking for its enemy. It sees a mass of troops in the distance, retreating from it. It opens fire, unaware
There has never been a moment like it on British television. The Vicar of Dibley, one of our gentler sitcoms, was bouncing along with its usual bonhomie on New Year's Day when it suddenly hit us with a scene from another world. Two young African children
Monbiot: Feeding Cars, Not People
Dec 12, 2004
If human beings were without sin, we would still live in an imperfect world. Adam Smith's notion that by pursuing his own interest a man "frequently promotes that of ... society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it" and Karl Marx's p
Mokhiber: Smedley Butler, Meet John Perkins
Dec 06, 2004
Remember Smedley Butler?
Monbiot: Religion of the Rich
Nov 29, 2004
"If Bush wins", the US writer Barbara Probst Solomon claimed just before the election, "fascism is possible in the United States."(1) Blind faith in a leader, she said, a conservative working class and the use of fear as a political weapon provide the nec
Mondragon: A Quick Visit
Nov 25, 2004
President Alvaro Uribe badly wanted to show Colombians his only recent success: Bush's re-election. But the US President had only three hours to visit the only supporter of his strategic project in South America.
Monbiot: The Paradox of Transition
Nov 06, 2004
There is one good reason for attending the Labour Party Conference. This is that it offers the last hope of unseating Tony Blair as Prime Minister. It won't happen through composite motions from the constituencies, or any of the other cumbersome and large
Mokhiber: Bobbleheads And Prop 64
Nov 03, 2004
Ralph Nader says that the greed of multinational corporations has no bounds.
Monbiot: Proliferation Treaty
Sep 29, 2004
Of course Iran wants the bomb, and the international system has given it everything it needs to build one.
Monbiot: A Thousand Dusty Codicils
Aug 25, 2004
If we have learnt anything over the past 18 months it is this: that the first rule of politics - power must never be trusted - still applies. The government will neither regulate itself nor be regulated by the institutions which surround it. Parliament ch
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