GST Original Articles

By Richard Burke / 14 November 2015
A review by R. Burke of Kate Evans' Red Rosa; A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg. When the Cold War ended many shortsighted, and ill-informed people thought we had reached the end of history, and that Capitalism had triumphed, Socialism had failed. Today, after the events of the first 15 years of the 21st century, that triumphalism rings hollow. What actually happened was that history had decided in what had long been an argument between various competing versions of Socialism. What were... Read more
By Richard Burke / 13 November 2015
A review by R. Burke of Tariq Ali's The Extreme Centre: A Warning. Debates about "reform versus revolution" on the Socialist Left are by now more than a century old. Yet it seems that the political climate at this time is one in which even the revisionists of the German Social Democratic Party of Germany in the early 20th century would be considered to be "too radical" to be taken seriously as a political alternative! How have we come to a point where even ‘socialist' and ‘labor' parties are... Read more

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By Greg Albo and Lilian Yap / 06 November 2016
The ecological and social implications of climate change have – or should – become a central parameter for all discussions of work and capitalism. It is generally agreed that reliance on the burning of fossil fuels as the pre-eminent energy source for production and consumption over the history of capitalism is the critical factor in the ruinous greenhouse gas emissions triggering global warming... Read more
By Emily Achtenberg / 02 November 2016
The shutdown of Bolivia’s state-run textile company calls into question the alliance between President Evo Morales and the Bolivian Workers Central at a crucial political and economic juncture.
By George Wuerthner / 31 October 2016
Whenever there is discussion about the impacts of livestock production that has been imposed on native predators, someone almost always brings up “predator friendly” livestock operations.  It is a way to have your beef and eat it too. For some people giving up meat eating is something they can’t imagine, despite the many health and environmental costs of a meat diet, in particular, the mortality... Read more
By Elliot Sperber / 30 October 2016
Bonnie Boime: Live Animals as Objects of Art While non-human animals (e.g. the bulls and horses depicted in the caves of Lascaux) have been subjects of art for tens of thousands of years, in the past few decades living animals have become not mere subjects but objects of art. Unlike two or three dimensional representations of animals, or even dead animals (the stuffed goat central to Robert... Read more
By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 30 October 2016
The deserts of the American Southwest have come under a new assault in the last decade. The few, fragmented areas of these austere, rugged, yet delicate landscapes that had managed to survive relatively intact from mining, ranching, military use (including nuclear tests), urban encroachment and motorized recreation, are now being targeted for the development of large-scale “green” energy projects... Read more
By Jon Mitchell / 29 October 2016
Contamination at Largest US Air Force Base in Asia: Kadena, Okinawa | The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus Located in the center of Okinawa Island, Kadena Air Base is the largest United States Air Force installation in Asia.Equipped with two 3.7 kilometer runways and thousands of hangars, homes and workshops, the base and its adjoining arsenal at Chibana sprawl across 46 square kilometers of... Read more
By Mark Weisbrot / 23 October 2016
Mark Weisbrot discusses the current economic problems facing Venezuela, suggests possible solutions, and debunks disinformation regarding the situation.

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