GST Original Articles

By Henry Robertson / 15 September 2020
Scientists keep taking the world’s temperature. They report that the fever is getting worse, which is becoming increasingly obvious to the rest of us. They’ve identified the cause — the burning of oil, coal and natural gas. They’ve prescribed the treatment, as if that wasn’t obvious — stop burning the damn stuff. Keep it in the ground. But humanity is reluctant, not to say addicted. When the clouds of greenhouse gases entering the air should be shrinking, they’re growing.
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By Thomas Ultican / 12 September 2020
Birthed in the bowels of the 1950’s segregationist south, school choice has never been about improving education. It is about white supremacy, profiting off taxpayers, cutting taxes, selling market based solutions and financing religion. School choice ideology has a long dark history of dealing significant harm to public education. Market Based Ideology Milton Friedman first recommended school vouchers in a 1955 essay. In 2006, he was asked by a conservative group of... Read more
By Manuel Garcia, Jr. / 10 September 2020
Oakland, CA, 10:15 AM, 9 September 2020, Burning Land Eclipse Carbon dioxide gas (CO2) has been accumulating in the atmosphere since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution (~1750), because increasingly voluminous fluxes of that gas have been exhausted from the lands and the oceans, and are beyond the capacity of natural CO2 sinks to absorb completely. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, carbon would cycle through a variety of processes that sustained the continuation of life, death,... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 09 September 2020
Amazon Day, a day of celebration for over 100 years on September 5th has passed. Amazon Day commemorates the creation in 1850 of the Province of Amazonas, encompassing 60% of Brazil and extending into Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, and French Guyana.  Meanwhile, illegal fires in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rage on, and on, and on, stronger than ever. Nowadays, in spite of the spirit of Amazon Day, suicidal spates of lawlessness rule Brazil’s precious rainforest... Read more

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By Roger Harris / 19 August 2020
Spreading faster than COVID-19 among those on the portside, warnings of a fascist-style coup by Trump are rampant this presidential campaign season. Should Trump fail to carry the Electoral College, Noam Chomsky admonishes, “he could send Blackshirts out in the streets… preparation for a plan to try to bring the military in to carry out something which would amount to a military coup.” ... Read more
By Yanis Iqbal / 11 August 2020
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By Thomas Ultican / 10 August 2020
In Overturning Brown, Steve Suitts provides overwhelming evidence for the segregationist legacy of “school choice.” He shows that “Brown v Board” has been effectively gutted and “choice” proved to be the white supremacists’ most potent strategy to defeat it. In the 21st century, that same strategy is being wielded to maintain segregation while destroying the separation of church and state.  ... Read more
By Kashona Notah / 10 August 2020
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By Yanis Iqbal / 10 August 2020
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By Zoya Teirstein / 08 August 2020
In a voice vote earlier this month, Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee approved a Republican-introduced amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would hand control of more than 850,000 acres of national wildlife refuge in Nevada over to the U.S. Air Force. Patrick Donnelly, Nevada state director for the Center for Biological Diversity, called the vote by the... Read more
By Joseph Winters / 25 July 2020
Grist / Pawel_B / Javier Zayas Photography / Getty Images Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, fossil fuel and plastic industry groups have said that reusable grocery bags and food containers spread the coronavirus. To stay healthy, they’ve encouraged consumers to double down on supposedly safer single-use plastic — things like disposable cups, cutlery, and shopping bags. But health experts don’... Read more

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