GST Original Articles

By Peter Solenberger / 08 August 2020
Some left Democrats concede that the 2020 presidential election, like the 2016 one, is the Democrats’ to lose. But they still challenge radicals with the argument, “If large numbers of activists did as you advocate, Trump would win, and it would be your fault.” The argument is bogus. If radicals were in a position to determine presidential elections, mass demonstrations and strikes would be bringing down Trump, not votes for the likes of Biden.   https://solidarity-us.org/why-leftists-in-all-... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 08 August 2020
Massive uncontrolled unprecedented wild fires are consuming portions of the Amazon rainforest and several regions of the Arctic. Somebody somewhere must be asking why all of a sudden in unison, all over creation, two of the planet’s largest ecosystems are going up in smoke. It’s eerily spine chilling. “Major fires have hit the Amazon and the Arctic for the second year in a row.” (Source: NewScientist, June 26, 2020) Where's the world’s largest fire alarm when so desperately needed? Sure,... Read more
By Manuel Garcia, Jr. / 03 August 2020
The heat being captured by the increasing load of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is subsequently transferred into the oceans for storage. This process — global warming — has raised the temperature of the biosphere by 1°C (or more) since the late 19th century. Heat introduced into any material body at a particular point will diffuse throughout its volume, seeking to smooth out the temperature gradient at the heating site. If heat loss from that body is slow or... Read more
By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 01 August 2020
Something remarkable is happening in the US in 2020 in terms of public awareness of race.  The George Floyd uprising, two months in duration so far, has brought formerly fringe ideas into the mainstream, shifting the entire frame of discourse to the left. The breakthroughs we are experiencing this summer might feel sudden, but they follow decades of activism, with all its labor, learning and dedication. People have been pushing for a while. The murder of George Floyd was a “last straw” event... Read more

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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
By Interview with Andreas Malm / 28 June 2020
State power should definitely be used to prevent luxury emissions perpetrated by the rich — private jets should be banned outright, as should SUVs and other vehicles that consume completely indefensible amounts of fuel. This is low-hanging fruit for the climate justice movement, as these sources of emissions are among the least socially necessary. The situation is completely different when we... Read more
By Vincent Emanuele / 21 June 2020
Argues the need to not only defund the police, but to cut the military as well, two ways to help facilitate the attack on capitalism.
By Glen Ford / 19 June 2020
Abolition of the police begins with community control, in which community representatives not only hire, fire and oversee the cops, but decide the nature of the policing that is necessary and acceptable. If anything has been learned from the past half century of Black reliance on Democratic Party politicians, it is that no lasting victories can be achieved without the transfer of control of... Read more
By Josh Schlossberg / 10 June 2020
Biomass plant, Williams, California. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. As a former environmental activist and environmental journalist with a brief appearance in Jeff Gibbs’ film Planet of the Humans—I was the guy trespassing at the biomass facility—I’m blown away by the amount of discussion the film has generated. POTH brings up a slew of critical environmental issues ranging from ecosystem... Read more
By Ajamu Baraka / 07 June 2020
The justice for George Floyd mobilizations today reflected the state’s worst nightmare – a multi-national and multi-racial action initiated by Black people with Black leadership. So, we say: Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland; for our political prisoners; for the super-exploited Black and Brown working class; for oppressed Indigenous nations; and... Read more
By Alison Weir / 05 June 2020
Israeli police officers detain a Palestinian protestor on March 12, 2019. Over 100 Minnesota law enforcement officers attended a 2012 conference organized by the Israeli consulate in which Israeli police trained them. Israeli forces often use the knee-on-neck restraint on Palestinians. Israel has been training law enforcement officers around the US for many years… (Meanwhile, Congress is... Read more

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