George Monboit is a columnist for The Guardian,
author and environmentalist. He appears in the
film The Lottery of Birth.
Monboit is internationally known for his environmental and political activism as well as his writing. He lives in Machynlleth, Wales, while he writes his weekly column for The Guardian. 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), he continues to publish and lecture worldwide.
Monboit founded ‘The Land is Ours’, a peaceful campaign for the right of access to the countryside and its resources in the United Kingdom. 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.
Among his best-known articles are his critique of David Bellamy’s climate science, his description of an encounter with a police torturer in Brazil, his attack on libertarian interpretations of genetics, his discussion of the ethics of outsourcing, and his attack on the politics of Bob Geldof and Bono.