George Monbiot

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(Writer, political activist)
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Born George Joshua Richard Monbiot
1963-01-27
Paddington, London, England, UK
Nationality British
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford
Children 2
Parents • Raymond Geoffrey Monbiot
• Rosalie Cooke

George Monbiot (born 27 January 1963) is a British writer known for his environmental and political activism who writes a weekly column for The Guardian.

In January 2018, journalist Jonathan Cook accused George Monbiot of "using his prominent platforms, at the Guardian and on social media, to discredit critical thinkers on the left – not with reasoned arguments, but by impugning their integrity."[1]

Grenfell Tower fire

In a Guardian article in July 2017, George Monbiot wrote:

"On 14 June 2017, while the Grenfell Tower was smouldering, a meeting of the Red Tape Initiative panel decided that "on this occasion" they would not recommend the removal of the EU Construction Products Regulation, which seeks to protect people from fire, and restricts the kind of cladding that can be used."[2]

He followed this up with a video explaining why the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire are “cowards”.[3]

Arrest Blair

In January 2010, Monbiot founded the ArrestBlair.org website, which offers a reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen's arrest of former British prime minister Tony Blair for alleged crimes against peace.[4]

September 11, 2001

George Monbiot is a supporter of the US government's official narrative in the case of 9-11.[5]

Campaigner

Monbiot is the founder of The Land is Ours, a peaceful campaign for the right of access to the countryside and its resources in the United Kingdom. His most recent project was a concept album that he wrote and toured with the musician Ewan McLennan, called Breaking the Spell of Loneliness.[6] He is the author of a number of books, including Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain (2000) and Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding (2013).

 

A Document by George Monbiot

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Here’s why the Grenfell inquiry will be a stitch-upArticle5 July 2017Grenfell Tower fire
Martin Moore-Bick
Oliver Letwin
Policy Exchange
Red Tape Initiative
Archie Norman
Michael Gove
Frank Lowy
Jonathan Marland
Kate Rock
On 14 June 2017, while the Grenfell Tower was smouldering, a meeting of the Red Tape Initiative panel decided that "on this occasion" they would not recommend the removal of the EU Construction Products Regulation, which seeks to protect people from fire, and restricts the kind of cladding that can be used.
 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Left-leaning Despisers of the 9-11 Truth Movementopen letter6 July 2010David Ray Griffin
Monbiot is not only a hypocrite, but a bully tooArticle12 January 2018Jonathan CookIt is time for George Monbiot’s legion of supporters to call him out. Not only is he a hypocrite, but he is becoming an increasingly dangerous one!


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