GST Original Articles

By Henry Robertson / 25 July 2021
heatwave.jpg On June 22, 2021, the town of Lytton, British Columbia, hit 121° F (49.6° C), obliterating the old Canadian high temperature record of 113°. It was a fun fact with perhaps a shudder of alarm attached, but heat waves happen. The natural reaction is to turn up the air conditioning (except that people in those northerly parts tend not to have it). But AC with its high demand for electric power only adds to the heat as power plants burn coal or... Read more
By Henry Robertson / 21 July 2021
jerrycan.jpg Every year we add about 55 billion tons (Gt) of carbon-dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, where they stoke heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and other less visible consequences. The cumulative level rises like a flooding river that has reached our chin. The scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have abandoned their once sober and sedate tone and become downright panicked. In a... Read more
By Manuel Garcia, Jr. / 10 July 2021
Watch the video presentation “Earth and Humanity: Myth and Reality,” (2:52:15) by Nate Hagens, linked below. Hagens presents an analysis and grand synthesis of the multi-entwined crises of unsustainable human society living in the rapidly degrading world climate of an increasingly resource-depleted and increasingly inhospitable Planet Earth. I guarantee that you will find many of your own views on this topic reaffirmed by Hagens, and also that he will challenge at least one of your cherished... Read more
By Don Fitz / 03 July 2021
childdrc10.jpg Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo “Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and the prophets!... Accumulation for the sake of accumulation, production for the sake of production: this was the historical mission of the bourgeoisie in the period of its domination …” Karl Marx, Capital, Vol 1, Ch 25 The world is threatened with environmental disaster and capitalists hope to make a killing off of it. Fossil fuel (FF)... Read more

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By Ajamu Baraka / 10 January 2020
The rhetoric of the Democratic “progressives” only gives cover to the ongoing criminality of the U.S. state and its commitment to permanent war – with congressional approval. In the cynical spectacle that is called politics in the United States, the latest insult to the intelligence of the people is the Democrats who are posturing as anti-war champions in reaction to the Trump Administration’s... Read more
By Güney Işıkara / 09 January 2020
The newest book by Giorgos Kallis, one of the most prolific degrowth advocates is entitled Limits: Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care. It is a short and accessible read which contains some important and unconventional arguments. In what follows, I will first briefly summarize the core arguments of the book, which promises to provoke important discussions on the... Read more
By Chris Hedges / 06 January 2020
The assassination by the United States of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, near Baghdad’s airport will ignite widespread retaliatory attacks against U.S. targets from Shiites, who form the majority in Iraq. It will activate Iranian-backed militias and insurgents in Lebanon and Syria and throughout the Middle East. The existing mayhem, violence, failed states and war,... Read more
By Robert R. Raymond / 05 January 2020
In fact, the political economist Eleanor Ostrom actually won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2009 for disproving the long-held belief known as the “tragedy of the commons,” a theory which held that resources held in common by communities would naturally be overused and depleted. Ostrom’s work demonstrated that this assumption is false, and that it is in fact very possible for resources to be... Read more
By Howard Lisnoff / 02 January 2020
Growing up in the late 1950s and early to mid 1960s, the kind of uniforms I see in New York were reserved for schools in my community that had religious affiliations. Even the staid, but slowly changing 1950s would never have had any hint of the loss of individualism that comes from wearing school uniforms.
By Salvador Soler / 01 January 2020
There is no “Christmas truce” for the workers of the Electricity Company of France (EDF) who are on strike.... Read more
By Marina Martinez / 31 December 2019
“Lithium mining in Portugal involves large open-cast mines that rip open huge tracts of land-destroying soils and ecosystems,” said Laura Williams, a resident based in central Portugal, who is having to deal with lithium mining activities on her doorstep. “It uses huge amounts of water in the processing, which then contaminates ground and river water. The huge machines that are used have a... Read more

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