GST Original Articles

By Miguel Coma and Katie Singer / 28 October 2020
Dear Greta, Last Spring, after I spoke about the Internet’s footprint on a teleconference, I met Miguel Coma, a Belgian engineer. Thanks to the Internet, we have corresponded regularly and taught each other a lot about 5G, the fifth generation of mobile networks. The way he takes responsibility for his part of climate change really inspires me. Let me introduce you. Yours, Katie
  Dear Greta, I’ve been a geek from the age of ten, when I started using and programming some of the... Read more
By Roger D. Harris / 21 October 2020
With the seemingly interminable US presidential campaign season mercifully drawing to a close, the buzz is about a possible coup. That would make the US one of the few countries in recent history to experience regime change not masterminded by a US embassy, because there is no US embassy in Washington. There are other reasons why a coup is unlikely. Namely, most of the politically active public believe that they live in an exceptional democracy. This conviction is held despite the abysmal... Read more
By Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden / 21 October 2020
Is it possible to achieve a social system which is at the same time democratic, just, and environmentally sustainable? And if so, how? What are the main obstacles in the path of doing so? Will the global Green political parties be able to avoid the pitfalls of capitalist electoral politics? In prior articles published in the US based online journal, Green Social Thought, we argued that capitalism is the main driver of the global ecological crisis and growing inequality within... Read more
By Katie Singer / 13 October 2020
originally posted by Wall Street International Magazine: https://wsimag.com/science-and-technology/63710-behind-our-screens Dear Greta, In 2018, when I met Soumya Dutta, co-founder of India Climate Justice, he spelled out my privileges as a U.S. American. (I think you know what he shared, but I did not.) “In the twentieth century,” Mr. Dutta explained, “the human population increased four-fold, from 1.6 to 6.1 billion people. During the same time, global energy consumption increased... Read more

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More Reading Recommended by GST

By Vandana Shiva / 18 October 2020
Vandana Shiva: CESAR RANGEL / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
The pan­dem­ic is a con­se­quence of war. A war against life. The mechan­i­cal mind con­nect­ed to the mon­ey machine of extrac­tion has cre­at­ed the illu­sion of humans as sep­a­rate from nature, and nature as dead, inert raw mate­r­i­al to be exploit­ed. But, in fact, we are part of the bio­me. And we are part of the virome. The bio­... Read more
By Kim Scipes / 17 October 2020
Argues the need to think about wars, the US military and the people in the military in a different way.
By Michael Löwy / 15 October 2020
An argument for the fusion of the de-growth and the ecosocialst movements.
By Eric Holthaus / 14 October 2020
Original art for The Phoenix by Laila Arêde Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – the world’s foremost group of climate scientists – found that Indigenous people manage lands in a way that significantly draws down carbon. Indigenous land management reduces the risk of climate breakdown to such an extent, the panel found, that it will be nearly impossible to meet the 1.5... Read more
By Zoltan Grossman / 09 October 2020
Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Trump’s call for the Proud Boys and other armed far-right paramilitaries to “stand by” has finally shed light on the real threat of physical intimidation around the election, to add to the threats of cyberattacks and abuses of the legal system. His call to arms is also a reminder why calling far-right domestic terrorists merely “vigilantes” minimizes and even... Read more
By Hilary Goodfriend / 08 October 2020
Berta Cáceres was murdered on March 2, 2016. (Photo by Goldman Environmental Prize) HG: One of the arguments at the heart of your book is that Berta’s murder, and the social and ecological destruction in resource-rich areas like the Bajo Aguán, is the consequence of the insatiable demand for energy in major economies like the U.S. and what we might call “green capitalism,” or the free market... Read more
By Bernard Marszalek / 06 October 2020
The trajectory of Green Progress hurtles us along a track where resources will be consumed to maintain a style of life, albeit “green,” that we instead need to abandon. Why for example do we need bullet trains? Why not direct a fraction of the money needed to build bullet trains and refurbish track and rolling stock of the already-in-place Amtrak lines? And instead of speed the goal, have an... Read more

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