GST Original Articles

By Raymond Nat Turner / 24 July 2022
dial 9-1-1 singing the dispatcher this: “I just called to say it’s a Black man” (from Akron…) “I just called to say it’s a Black man” (from Brunswick…) “I just called to say it’s a Black man” (from Cleveland…) Tell the cops, “He’s got a broken brake light…Treat it like a traffic stop!” “I just called to say it’s a Black man” (from Ferguson…) “I just called to say it’s a Black man” (from Minneapolis–Saint Paul…) “I just called to say it’s a Black man” (from New Orleans…) Tell the cops... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 22 July 2022
greenland.jpg It rained for 9 hours at Summit Station, Greenland, 10,530’ elevation. Greenland is sending signals to coastal metropolises around the world that it’s never too early to start building seawalls. These are not mixed signals from the big ice island. Rather, they are straightforward signals indicative of rapid breakdown of average ice thickness of 5,000 feet sooner than ever thought possible.  Stating the obvious, it’s horrible news. In conjunction... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 19 July 2022
“With 35% loss globally since 1970, wetlands are our most threatened ecosystem, disappearing three times faster than forests. Wetlands’ services for climate mitigation, adaptation biodiversity, and human health outweigh all other terrestrial ecosystems.” (Source: Wetlands are Being Lost at Alarming Rates, Global Wetland Outlook, 2021)  Sudd is Africa’s largest freshwater wetland at roughly 3,500 square miles in an otherwise dry region of South Sudan. It’s under threat by a megaproject named... Read more
By Stan Cox / 14 July 2022
On Juneteenth weekend, tens of thousands of people walked up Pennsylvania Avenue toward the U.S. Capitol as part of the epically titled Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls. (Priti Gulati Cox and I traveled via Amtrak from Kansas to join in.) Although we were following the footsteps of a mob that had stormed the Capitol seventeen months earlier, this march embodied the polar opposite worldview. At the rally ending the march, Poor People’s... Read more

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By Julie Varughese / 09 August 2022
Black political organizations and other anti-imperialist groups condemned the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) raiding early Friday morning the properties of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) and its solidarity organization in Saint Louis, Missouri, and in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Based on the description, APSP appears to be one of several unidentified groups and people... Read more
By Djibo Sobukwe / 25 July 2022
The late Dr. Walter Rodney accurately described the early foundation of colonial Africa’s relationship with NATO in How Europe Underdeveloped Africa: ”... in the 1950’s when most Africans were still colonial subjects, they had absolutely no control over the utilization of their soil for militaristic ends. Virtually the whole of North Africa was turned into a sphere of operations for NATO, with... Read more
By Matt Kennard / 18 July 2022
When the coup was looking inevitable, Morales had gone underground.  Days after Morales and Linera arrived in El Trópico, Mexico’s left-wing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador sent a plane to rescue them, flying them out of Chimoré airport again.  Obrador later said that the Bolivian armed forces targeted the aircraft with an RPG rocket moments after it took off. It appears the U.K.-backed... Read more
By Moon of Alabama / 17 July 2022
Just last week the New York Times reported of a Russian strike ‘on civilians’ in Chasiv Yar even as its own reporter at the location acknowledged in a detailed separate report that the apartment complex that was hit was mostly housing military forces.  Yesterday a Russian missile strike hit the town of Vinnytsia in western Ukraine.  The New York Times is again lamenting about a damage to civilian... Read more
By Chris Hedges / 14 July 2022
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the arms industry that depends on it for billions in profits, has become the most aggressive and dangerous military alliance on the planet. Created in 1949 to thwart Soviet expansion, it has evolved into a global war machine in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia.  NATO expanded its footprint, violating promises to Moscow,... Read more
By Michael Beyea Reagan / 14 July 2022
In the 1930s, a new type of union, an ​“industrial” union that welcomed all workers in a single workplace emerged as the cutting edge of working-class struggle. Previously, unions and employers both had a long history of racism and support for white supremacy. Certain jobs were reserved for whites, and Black workers were kept out of factories and union halls. This had catastrophic consequences.... Read more
By Kurt Cobb / 12 July 2022
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that about 700 million metric tons of copper have been extracted to date. Based on mining statistics from the Copper Development Association, that means about half of all the copper ever mined has been mined from the year 2000 through 2018 inclusive... For lithium annual production is now 25.39 times the 1970 rate... the governing ideology of the age is... Read more

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