GST Original Articles

By Henry Robertson / 31 March 2020
By Strmsrg - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=88561792 None of us saw this coming and all of us want it to end. In late March 2020 most of us (I hope) are stuck at home while grocery store checkers and stockers put their lives on the line when they go to work. Silver linings are hard to find, but amid the myriad consequences emerging from this viral upheaval may be glimpses of better things that could be. Pollution levels are down, and in retrospect we... Read more
By Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden / 28 March 2020
Our strategic perspective is evidently a revolutionary one, not limited to modest reforms that would leave capitalism as the globally dominant mode of production of essential goods and services. In our previous ten articles, published in Green Social Thought, we have at some length argued that capitalism, with its accompanying ideology, is itself the main barrier to environmentally and socially sustainable relationships for making our way on Earth. Only a revolutionary... Read more
By Stan Cox and Priti Gulati Cox / 23 March 2020
An embroidery work illustrating the early course of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United  States—images of which are posted here at the Sidewalk Museum of Congress—follows the exponential growth in number of confirmed cases. The cumulative number rose very slowly through February, reached 100 on March 2, then leaped to 1,000 by March 11 and blew past 10,000 a week later, on March 18. It took just three more days more to surpass 25,000. By March 14, it had already become impossible to embroider... Read more
By Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden / 22 March 2020
This article continues an argument we began in Learning from history, previously published on www.greensocialthought.org. Evidently, socialist movements arose historically under circumstances that were not necessarily favorable to the enduring achievement of a socialist alternative. Under these circumstances some socialist movements set their sights no higher than the achievement of modest reforms of capitalism. Others declared their revolutionary successes to be the beginning... Read more

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By Media Lens / 01 April 2020
Governments are now channelling money into the economy in amounts that have not been seen since the Second World War. However, there have been calls to ensure that public rescue packages should only be agreed if major changes are made to the economy, including significant public ownership of business. There should also be legal and financial consequences for socially irresponsible or criminal... Read more
By Tom Wetzel / 23 March 2020
The British writer R. H. Tawney once described capitalist management of the workplace as “autocracy checked by insurgency.” And, indeed, a kind of insurgency takes place when workers band together to form unions. Worker unions are a key working class organization because of the potential power workers gain from collective resistance but also because of the potential role of unions in social... Read more
By Glen Ford / 22 March 2020
The nation that considers itself to be the apex of capitalist achievement on planet Earth turns out to have no health care system worthy of the name–a testament to the sucking moral vacuum at America’s imperial, white settler colony core. A lowly virus–a form of being that exists at the very border between “life” and “not-life”–has revealed the world’s superpower as butt-naked and very much... Read more
By Rob Wallace / 18 March 2020
AGRIBUSINESS KILLS Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combination A socialist biologist explains the tight links between new viruses, industrial food production, and the profitability of multinational corporations.
By Matt Jackson / 15 March 2020
Wanda Culp, of the Chookeneidí clan of Glacier Bay, has battled for the rights of Indigenous people all of her adult life. For decades, she’s been an outspoken critic of the Alaska Native regional corporations system, borne out of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. She believes the system wrests direct power from Indigenous people, clans and tribes, and places it in the hands of a... Read more
By Robin D. G. Kelley / 11 March 2020
Why go back to the 1920s when the militant white supremacists of current generation are either products of, or influenced by, the “third Klan” of the 1970s and 1980s?
By Eric Toussaint / 10 March 2020
De-growth must be started immediately and urgently planned to combat the ecological crisis. We must produce less and better. The manufacture of certain products vital to the well-being of the population must increase (construction and renovation of decent housing, public transport, health centres and hospitals, drinking water supply and sewage treatment, schools, etc.) but many other productions... Read more

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