GST Original Articles

By Thomas Ultican / 30 August 2020
In 1993, Political Science Professor Paul T. Hill established the Center for Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs on the University of Washington campus. The research group Hill founded is steeped in public school failure ideology. On their web site Hill lets it be known “The Center has a definite point of view.” Among the points listed are: “The ineffectiveness of big city public schools clouds the futures of millions of children.” “Incremental... Read more
By Don Fitz / 29 August 2020
As a coup de grâce to the Bernie Sanders campaign Joe Biden declared that he would veto Medicare-for-All. This could drive a dedicated health care advocate to relentlessly pursue Med-4-All as a final goal. However, it is not the final goal. It should be the first step in a complete transformation of medicine which includes combining community medicine with natural medicine and health-care-for-the-world. Contrasting Cuban changes in medicine during the last 60 years with the US non-system of... Read more
By Roger D. Harris / 26 August 2020
A “color revolution” is a media term for a movement based on legitimate grievances only to be co-opted into a regime change operation backed by the US and confederates. There have been so many – Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004, Kyrgyzstan in 2005 – that they have run out of colors. Belarus is amidst the “slipper” color revolution. The last Soviet republic Belarus, a former constituent republic of the USSR, declared its sovereignty in 1990 with the dissolution of the Soviet... Read more
By Manuel Garcia, Jr. / 21 August 2020
Let me call the complicated work of supercomputer climatologists “ClimateSIM Senior.” Their efforts result in very complex “computer games” that simulate, up to a point, the Earth’s climate history, past and future. What follows is a description of “ClimateSIM Junior,” my “speculative science” effort to model Earth’s climate, using formulas devised on pads of paper and numbers arrived at with a hand-held calculator (HP45). My purpose here is to present a simplified and only mildly inaccurate... Read more

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By Ana Maldonado, Manolo de los Santos, Subin Dennis, Vijay Prashad / 16 July 2020
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By Baskut Tuncak / 11 July 2020
In the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, myself and other U.N. special rapporteurs consistently raised concerns about the approaches taken by the government of Japan. We have been concerned that raising of “acceptable limits” of radiation exposure to urge resettlement violated the government’s human rights obligations to children.  We have been concerned of the possible... Read more
By Joseph Winters / 09 July 2020
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By Shamus Cooke and Bradley Wiedmaier / 06 July 2020
Above photo: FDR signing the Wagner Act. The backwardness of the South was forced upon the rest of the country in the New Deal era, promoting a Jim Crow that exacerbated existing racial tensions in Northern cities instead of mitigating them... FDR also used the Federal Housing Administration as a racist weapon whose fallout still affects us today: An economic ladder was given for a generation... Read more

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