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Captive State

There are many of us who have known what is going on in Britain for a long time, but there are many more who choose to stick their heads in the sand or marginalise those in the know as crackpot conspiracy theorists.

Kathleen O’Shea, ‘Women on the row: Building for peace in the aftermath of war Feature. Alice Ackerman, ‘Making Peace Prevail: Monbiot really is a ‘Marmite’ person for me. In a lot of hands this could have been a dry, turgid, regurgitation of heorge and dossiers but Monbiot has the soul of a poet which lends the book a real heart.

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: The more people become aware, mobniot more people might become agitated enough to start doing something on a bigger scale.

Struggles in the mirror Feature.

Captive State by George Monbiot

They are seizing powers previously invested in government, and sttate them to distort public life to suit their own ends. Inhe joined the demonstrators, marching over the bridge with a pipe band, and announced that the Tartan Toll Tax was capfive injustice which will not be meekly acquiesced in”. If you ever wanted to know why the British government so rarely steers the country in the direction wished for by the general populace, this book contains a number of case studies that detail the corporate takeover that began under the Tories around the time of Thatcher and accelerated under Blair.


Nonviolent revolution in Serbia? One of these days I’m going to set up in a garden shed and if the police come I’ll tell them, ‘I’ve got the paperwork: Legally, the land remained a designated recreation area, and Robbie and friends were lawfully entitled to play football there, and use the barrier as a goal: The power of prison support Feature. To ask other readers questions about Captive Stateplease sign up.

Jun 08, Duncan rated it it was amazing. Review by Melanie Jarman. The people of Skye would get their bridge, but it would be financed by a private company. The struggle between people and corporations will be the defining battle of the 21st century.

Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain

Soon after the election was won, ministers announced that scrap ping the tolls would be impossible. Daniel Parker rated it really liked it Jul 17, The other companies were employed merely to collect the tolls on its behalf and transfer the money to America.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Josie rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Long live Robbie the Pict and his ilk. As for the chapter called “Economic Cleansing: So the islanders devised new means of frustrating their captors. Jul 09, Joanna rated it really liked it.

He equally inspires and infuriates with some of his views but I wholehearted agreed with this book as my first introduction to his writing. But this victory cannot be brokered by our representatives. To my astonishment, he called back, and we talked for half an hour. The islanders discovered that the company empowered by the government to collect the tolls had changed its name, while the deed which appeared to allow it to charge the money remained the same.


The bank was sole controller of the bridge. A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower’. The strait, or kyle, that separated Skye from the mainland, they argued, was scarcely a mile wide at its narrowest point. Return to Book Page. So the people of Skye must pay a fee to an American bank every time they want to go to or from their island, although the costs of the bridge have already been met by the taxpayer and the European Investment Bank.

Schools are now run by Tesco, and GM foods are awash with illegal poisons that can’t even be labelled. A long road ahead then, butat least mapped and made so much more comprehensible by Monbiot’s Manifesto of Multinational Malevolence.

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But their demonstrations have diminished. Adrian Moore rated it liked it Oct 20, As the terms under which it is being conducted have come to light, it has developed into a scandal of the kind associated with Brazil, rather than Britain: The Forth Bridge, many times longer, costs 80p for a two-way trip.

Essential reading and just the precursor to even more essential reading. Also in this Issue Monbilt to Hell News.