GST Original Articles

By Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden / 16 November 2019
Radical Democracy: Towards a global ecosocialist alternative On the agenda globally is the re-emergence of a comprehensive vision of a future beyond capitalism. And just in time, given the emergence of neofascism as potentially the last gasp of a dying capitalist order.     In what follows, we have combined critique of the dangerous path along which the pro-capitalists are taking us (austerity for the people, endless wars, profligacy for the rich, and disregard for the rest... Read more
By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 15 November 2019
salar_de_uyuni_lion-hirth.jpg Salar de Uyuni salt plain in Bolivia. (photo by Lion Hirth, public domain)
By Don Fitz / 01 November 2019
dam_tasmaniacrop.jpg Gordon Dam, Southwest National Park, Tasmania, Australia (2008). Creator: JJ Harrison. Via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gordon_Dam.jpg Hydroelectric power from dams might be the thorniest question that proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) have to grapple with. Providing more energy than solar and wind combined, dams could well become the backup for energy if it proves impossible to get off of... Read more
By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 22 October 2019
tiehms_buckwheat_flower_patrick_donnelly_center_fpwc-cropped.jpg Tiehm’s buckwheat flower by Patrick Donnelly/Center for Biological Diversity.
In a remote corner of Nevada is a wildflower that grows nowhere else on earth. Named “Tiehm’s Buckwheat” (Eriogonum tiehmii), it has been found on only ten acres of public land in the Silver Peak Range of Esmerelda County, and is virtually unknown except to a handful of botanists. Tragically, it is at risk of... Read more

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By Curtis Johnson / 13 November 2019
“Our goals need to shift from GDP growth and the pursuit of affluence toward sustaining ecosystems and improving human well-being by prioritizing basic needs and reducing inequality.”
By Eoin Higgins / 12 November 2019
The Sunday military coup in Bolivia has put in place a government which appears likely to reverse a decision by just-resigned President Evo Morales to cancel an agreement with a German company for developing lithium deposits in the Latin American country for batteries like those in electric cars. 
By Ronnie Cummins / 11 November 2019
A more accurate estimate of GHG emissions from U.S. and international food, farming and land use is 44-57 percent, not the 9 percent, as the EPA and USDA suggest.
By Jim Miles / 11 November 2019
Obama is a shining light in comparison to his two bookends, George Bush and Donald Trump. The veneer is broken in Jeremy Kuzmarov’s new work, Obama’s Unending Wars. Throughout the book he contrasts Obama’s rhetoric about the military helping people live free , protecting them from threats, promoting peace and human rights throughout the world, while all the while throughout his presidency (and... Read more
By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 10 November 2019
Talking politics often includes unfavorable characterizations of one’s adversaries and using animals to insult humans is very common in this context, both online and IRL. But this is neither fair nor accurate, and I often find myself tacking on a comment to that effect, such as: “Describing Republicans as rats is insulting to rats” or “Calling cops pigs slanders pigs.” Writer Upton Sinclair... Read more
By Peoples Dispatch / 10 November 2019
We stand against the coup, and with the Bolivian people. We hope that they will be able to withstand what is thrown against them in the days to come. El Mundo Con Evo. So are we.

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