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Monbiot really is a ‘Marmite’ person for me.

Captive State

Nonviolent revolution in Serbia? Capttive PFI seems to mean is this: Many layers are here peeled away from the rotting vegetable called the Westminster.

The other companies were employed merely to collect the tolls on its behalf and transfer the money to America. Long live Robbie the Pict and his ilk. A Recurrent Vision’ Review. Another chapter explains why there are so many crappy, characterless shopping centres in our smaller cities and towns. Everything is for sale – they have patented human organs, charged hospitals for life saving research.

No trivia or quizzes yet. A truly astonishing read, if not a comfortable one. A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower’.

We could mount a legal challenge to the existence of the toll booths. Andy Geogge rated it really liked it Aug 28, Preview — Captive State by George Monbiot. The government shows few signs of concern about this coup d’etat.


Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain by George Monbiot

A devastating indictment of the corruption at the heart of the British Monboit by one of our most popular media figures. Schools are now run by Tesco, and GM foods are awash with illegal poisons that can’t even be labelled. Though Skye has only 10, inhabitants, within a few weeks 7, people had signed up, demanding a free crossing rather than a toll bridge.

It would, or should, make them angry.

What is to be done?

The meeting on renewing democracy and rebuilding communities was financed by Tesco, widely blamed for shattering communities with their out-of-town superstores. Eoin rated it liked it Dec 19, While this showed exemplary and disarming dedication, I wish I had read this book mombiot we spoke.

Liam Butler rated it did not like it Jan 18, A legal discovery by veteran campaigner and folk singer Robbie the Pict convinced the people of Skye that the tolls were worth fighting. Jul 28, Lysergius rated it really liked it Shelves: The toll regime, he announced, was “immoral, unacceptable and unjust”; while the people of Skye were the “near-monopoly prisoners of For then I would have had chapter and verse, if not on every promise that Labour has broken, then on the rationale behind every broken promise: This book only takes us up to around the year or so.

The struggle between people and corporations will be the defining battle of the 21st century. Return to Book Page. The Millennium Dome exhibits the work of some of our most cherished national institutions: As he announced the names of the American states, protesters in fancy dress took placards: The national beacon, lit by the Queen to kindle a chain of flame from London to Aberdeen, was a gigantic crucible on which British Gas was scored in words 11 metres long beneath a crown of 18 BG logos.


Now they’re just suits.

The great social democratic institutions which have defended the weak against the strong – equality before the law, representative government, democratic accountability and the sovereignty of parliament – will be toppled. At the time advertised, the residents quietly filed into the car monviot. So the islanders devised new means of frustrating their captors.

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The ruthlessness of the supermarkets’ business practices is so barbaric that the thought of entering one even to make an emergency purchase now fills me with disgust. What we have always sort of known. The Bank of America has continued to thrive in Britain. Exhausted and impoverished, the people of Skye no longer have statf the energy or the resources to sustain the pressure of the last few years.