Arrest Monbiot website launched on the eve of Chernobyl’s 28th anniversary


A website has been set up on the eve of the 28th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.  The website calls for the Arrest of the Guardian newspaper’s columnist and  “leading environmentalist”  George Monbiot.

Monbiot has been a key player in persuading government ministers, many environmentalists and those who have been groomed to trust his judgement, that new nuclear is to be  embraced and “loved” as a solution to climate change.   Far from being a “solution” nuclear contributes to climate change with thermal heating of the oceans, profligate use of fossil fuel and fresh water – and diversion of resources from renewables.  Even if it were a “solution” it would be the final solution making large tracts of land uninhabitable, farmland unusable, the bounty of the sea uneatable,  and the air  unbreathable.

The website says:

A reward is offered to people attempting a citizen’s arrest of George Monbiot for crimes against humanity and the environment.

Monbiot must face justice for his criminal irresponsibility in promoting nuclear power.

This site offers a *reward to people attempting a peaceful citizen’s arrest of the self professed “professional trouble-maker” George Monbiot for Nuclear Crimes against Humanity and the Environment.

Anyone attempting an arrest, which meets the rules laid down here, will be presented with a certificate honouring their actions.

Any money donated to this site will be used for no other purpose than to donate to Radiation Monitoring in Cumbria (RADMIC) an independent, community initiative to monitor and assess the effect of the nuclear industry. There is no independent monitoring in the North West following the disbanding of Lancashire County Council’s – Radiation Monitoring in Lancashire.

The aim of this website is to encourage repeated attempts to arrest George Monbiot:

  • To remind people that nuclear power is the most vicious and extreme way of boiling a kettle.
  • To put pressure on the UK government to rethink its disastrous nuclear agenda
  • To discourage others from repeating this crime of promoting nuclear as a benign “solution”










14 thoughts on “Arrest Monbiot website launched on the eve of Chernobyl’s 28th anniversary

  1. Although I am anti-nuclear, disagree with Monbiot’s pro-nuclear statements, and agree with much of what you are trying to achieve, my first-glance impression of this idea below is that it is likely to backfire not just on its creator but the anti-nuclear cause and other green causes: it is potentially divisive amongst environmentalists, greens, and those people trying to protect our climate from change. A real shame.

  2. Yes, but I remain convinced that unless being pro-nuclear comes from ignorance – and you said that this is not the case for Monbiot- that it has to do with arrogance and pomposity. The pro-nuclear lobby thinks that they are gods – that they are able to control the uncontrollable, that they can wield the power of life and death over everyone, that they can even choose who gets more cancers. I was looking through a US EPA or NRC document and they were really discussing that — if it is ok for those nearest the plants to get what even they deem unacceptable levels, because the population was comparatively small! Being lower density and rural reduces their definition of “risk” (in Europe too). Bill Gates needs to be arrested next – for promoting nuclear and for investing in FCC Environment, which is placing radioactive waste in the Lillyhall municipal waste dump. On the nuclear crimes against humanity list, I see: a) murder, b) extermination, d) deportation or transfer of population (especially for uranium mining), e) imprisonment, as people won’t be able to go outside in an increasingly contaminated world, like the kids at Fukushima, f) torture – what else is cancer and other illness?, g) enforced sterilization – nuclear does that too or makes babies deformed, h) persecution against an identifiable group – the Celtic speaking peoples on both sides of the Irish Sea (Ireland, Wales, Cumbria, maybe Scotland); indigenous peoples in mining countries, i) disappearances – what happened to Hilda Murrell? k) Other inhumane acts causing suffering or serious injury to body or mental or physical health (nuclear does all of the above). Your initiative is brilliant!

  3. Pingback: George Monbiot- the nuclear lobby’s poster boy « nuclear-news

  4. Bill Williams

    Monbiot wrote the following in an article in the Guardian a few years back [not long before he came out strongly in favour of nuclear power] and I saved it then out of interest … what happened to change his position I wonder? … certainly NONE of his listed stipulations :

    “…But I have not, as many people have suggested, gone nuclear. Instead, my position is that I will no longer oppose nuclear power if four conditions are met:
    1. Its total emissions – from mine to dump – are taken into account
    2. We know exactly how and where the waste is to be buried
    3. We know how much this will cost and who will pay
    4. There is a legal guarantee that no civil nuclear materials will be diverted for military purposes…”

    G Monbiot February 2009

  5. Dee

    Do you know about ENENEWS dot com which has been reporting on the dangers of nuclear energy and nuclear radiation; i.e, Fukusima, etc.?

    Anyway, post this at Enenews. I think Helen Caldicott reads Enenews and she and Monibot debated nuclear power:

    youtube /watch?v=oiHfGeOcneg

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s