GST Original Articles

By Henry Robertson / 07 June 2022
world-fire-9662904.jpg Most talk about the climate crisis comes at it from the “demand side” — how to reduce demand for fossil fuels (FF) by replacing them with renewable electricity or becoming more efficient in the use of FF. We need to look at it from the “supply side” too. Ongoing extraction of oil, methane (natural gas) and coal will eventually blow through the safe limits on greenhouse gas pollution. What’s less often acknowledged is that the FF... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 25 May 2022
In case you have lingering doubts about the reality of human-caused global warming, hop on an airplane to parts of India or Pakistan and spend a few days. And, as long as you’re there, maybe be a good citizen and pick up a few of the dehydrated birds that drop out of the sky. Then, use the syringe you brought along to feed it some water before it dies in your hands.  And, maybe do the same for some of the people sprawled out on the roadside before they die right before your eyes. After all,... Read more
By Stan Cox / 18 May 2022
itstime.jpg Democratic politicians are being pressed hard on issues of critical importance to Black, Native, and Latinx communities—those most harmed by state oppression, economic injustice, the extraction and use of fossil fuels, and the impacts of climate change. In response, a minority of the party’s lawmakers began in 2021 to push harder for stronger voting rights and climate legislation. But without a functioning majority in the Senate, they flopped on... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 15 May 2022
deforest_drawing.jpg The planet is wheezing, coughing and sputtering because of vicious attacks by worldwide droughts aided and abetted by global warming at only 1.2C above baseline. Some major metropolises are rationing water. What’ll happen at 1.5C? It’s not as if droughts are not a normal feature of the climate system. They are, but the problem nowadays is highlighted by reports from NASA and NOAA stating that earth is trapping nearly twice as much heat... Read more

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By The Mapping Project / 09 June 2022
mappingpr.png US imperialism is the greatest threat to life on the planet, a force of ecological devastation and disaster impacting not only human beings, but also our non-human relatives. How can we organize to dismantle the vast and complicated network of US imperialism which includes US war and militarism, CIA intervention, US weapons/technology/surveillance... Read more
By Ivan Rajković / 07 June 2022
serbia766x1024.png Demonstrators blocking a highway in Belgrade, Serbia [Photo Credit: Ivan Rajković]. This is the first part of a two-part series on anti-lithium mining protests that have erupted in Serbia over the last several months, and the broader environmental movement around it. Last September, the outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel made her farewell... Read more
By Kim Scipes / 03 June 2022
Announces a new initiative, LEPAIO (Labor Education Project on AFL-CIO International Operations), to challenge the AFL-CIO's foreign policy.
By Fourth International / 08 May 2022
The ecocidal accumulation of capital threatens the very conditions of human life on the planet.  The Covid pandemic confirms this, insofar as the increase in zoonoses over the last forty years is attributable to the destruction of ecosystems. The global ecological limits of sustainable human development have been crossed in several areas (climate, biodiversity, nitrogen and land use). They are in... Read more
By Rick Sterling / 28 April 2022
The importance of NATO and Ukraine With the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact, many people in the West believed NATO was no longer needed. NATO claimed to be strictly a defensive alliance and its only rival had disbanded. Brzezinski and other US hawks saw that NATO could be used to expand US hegemony and keep weapons purchases flowing. Thus he wrote that, “an enlarged NATO will... Read more
By Kim Scipes / 24 April 2022
This is a report of a 2015 public event on this subject, with talks given by John Mearsheimer and Rick Rozoff.  This provides some basic information BEFORE the Russian invasion in 2022 that many people don't know and/or don't want to know.
By Fanny Kinsch / 15 April 2022
3604bf1f6794df86e08d07370459cad7.jpg Daniel Tanuro argued that the energy transition would require an increase in fossil energy, and therefore an increase in emissions. So somewhere along the line, to balance the climate equation, we need to compensate for this by cutting production and transport. He suggested eliminating useless or harmful production, such as... Read more

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