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Monbiot: Think Inside The Box
Aug 06, 2004
Every year the figures inch downwards, and every year they are greeted as a triumph. Britain now has the best record for road safety in Europe. Only 3,508 people were killed on our roads last year, and only 171 of them were children. (1) Only 33,707 were
Monbiot: War x 4
Jul 14, 2004
Any government concerned about global security and climate change should be banning 4x4s.
Mondragon: Colombia Prophesies
Jun 09, 2004
On May 13, prices at the Colombian Stock Exchange suffered the largest fall in the exchange's history, of 6.17%. The accumulated loss of the previous two weeks (beginning April 27) in the IGBC (Colombia's version of the Dow Jones Index) was 21.5%. It was
Monbiot: Born Yesterday
Jun 07, 2004
Review of The Day After Tomorrow
Monbiot: Virginity Campaign
May 20, 2004
The flame of sexual liberation may soon have to be kept alive by us geriatric delinquents. A US evangelical group has announced that next month it will be recruiting British teenagers to its campaign against sex before marriage. In the States, over a mill
Marable: The New Racial Domain
Apr 30, 2004
The nearly forty million Americans of African descent find ourselves in an unprecedented situation, with the slow demise of affirmative action. The enemies of racial justice have not (yet) reinstalled "colored" and "white" signs at restrooms and restaura
Apr 14, 2004
Whatever you think about broadcast obscenity, it is hard to make the case that a disk jockey cursing causes greater social harm than someone who puts another person's life in danger.
Mondragon: The March of the Orcs
Mar 30, 2004
**In ÔThe Lord of the RingsÕ, the orcs are the foot soldiers of the evil lord Sauron. They are also the cannon fodder, doing the dirty work while their bosses look on.
Monbiot: Seeds of Distraction
Mar 27, 2004
The question is as simple as this: do you want a few corporations to monopolise the global food supply? If the answer is yes, you should welcome the announcement the government is expected to make today, that the commercial planting of a GM crop in Britai
Mickeyz: New Word Order
Mar 16, 2004
John Kerry is liberal, Wesley Clark is anti-war, and an un-elected president is seeking re-election. When Colin Powell recently said: "Whether or not he is able to effectively continue as president is something he will have to examine carefully," Powell was not talking about Bush...he was discussing Jean Bertrand Aristide, the democratically elected president of Haiti (until ousted by "rebels" and "students"). Of all the beguiling propaganda tactics Corporate America has cultivated, the usurping of language is the greatest victory of all.
Monbiot: Extreme Measures
Mar 03, 2004
So now what happens? Our prime minister is up to his neck in it. His attorney-general appears to have changed his advice about the legality of the war a few days before it began. Blair refuses to release either version, apparently for fear that he will be
Mokhiber: The 10 Worst Corporations of 2003
Feb 18, 2004
2003 was not a year of garden variety corporate wrongdoing. No, the sheer variety, reach and intricacy of corporate schemes, scandal and crimes was spellbinding. Not an easy year to pick the 10 worst companies, for sure.
Mondragon: Law and Disorder
Jan 20, 2004
Two months have passed since the referendum in Colombia. It is safe to say the government lost that referendum, even though the official results are still not in: the recount has been deferred to 2004. The President insists in all the media that he is goi
Monbiot: On the Edge of Lunacy
Jan 18, 2004
Spare a thought this bleak new year for all those who rely on charity. Open your hearts, for example, to a group of people who, though they live in London, are in such desperate need of handouts that last year they received 7.6 million pounds in foreign a
Monbiot: A Weapon With Wings
Dec 17, 2003
They will probably be commemorating the wrong people in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, tomorrow. Five months before the Wright brothers lifted a flying machine into the air for twelve seconds above the sand dunes of the Outer Banks, the New Zealander Richard
Monbiot: George Bush, The Anti-American
Nov 22, 2003
This week something unprecedented will happen in Britain. An American president will arrive here and be greeted not by cheering crowds but by howls of execration. The protests in London against George Bush are likely to be the biggest Britain has seen sin
Terry Gross has a syndicated show on National Public Radio. It's called "Fresh Air."
Mondragon: UribeÕs Naked Aggression
Nov 07, 2003
The failed referendum of Uribe VelezÕs government has had the same effect as the child who declares: Òthe emperor has no clothesÓ. The mainstream media all over the world had proclaimed just days before that Ò70% of Colombians support UribeÓ, but he got h
Mondragon: Uribeâ€™s Naked Aggression
Nov 07, 2003
The failed referendum of Uribe Velezâ€™s government has had the same effect as the child who declares: â€œthe emperor has no clothesâ€. The mainstream media all over the world had proclaimed just days before that â€œ70% of Colombians support Uribeâ€, but he got hardly 18% of voters to vote â€˜Yesâ€™ (7% spoiled their ballots or voted â€˜Noâ€™), while 75% abstained in accord with the proposal of the united social and political opposition movements.
Monbiot: The Flight to India
Oct 29, 2003
If you live in a rich nation in the English-speaking world, and most of your work involves a computer or a telephone, don't expect to have a job in five years' time. Almost every large company which relies upon remote transactions is starting to dump its