GST Original Articles

By R. Burke / 09 February 2020
2019 was the 100th year anniversary of the publication of the first surrealist text, The Magnetic Fields by Andre Breton and Phillipe Soupault. As we approach the centennial anniversary of the publication of Breton’s Manifesto of Surrealism in 1924 it is fitting that we have a statement by a long-time participant of the surrealist movement. Penelope Rosemont provides this for us in her newest work Surrealism: Inside the Magnetic Fields. Along with her husband Franklin, Ms. Rosemont was one of... Read more
By Henry Robertson / 04 February 2020
It seems like everybody is waiting for government to take the lead in stopping climate breakdown. Government has the power to act on that scale. Government is being slow to act, possibly because it’s in the pockets of oil and gas interests. Politicians love development, which means money, jobs, votes — and fossil fuels. The kinds of programs being proposed, and in some cases implemented at the state level — the Green New Deal, cap-n-trade schemes, carbon taxes — are intended to continue an... Read more
By Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden / 04 February 2020
 “The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House” - Audre Lorde So long as capitalism dominates, there is no escaping its unrelenting assault on rational and humane cultural values and practices, most prominently today in the form of the consumerism purveyed in every media by commercial advertising.  Even worse is the pervasive example of many of capitalism’s leading representatives, teaching through their demeanour and authoritarian delusions their commitment to... Read more
By Harvey Wasserman / 26 January 2020
Despite the corporate hype, Democratic Socialism and Social Democracy are deeply rooted in the mainstream of our nation’s history. The lie that they’re “foreign ideologies” starts with the fascist assault Woodrow Wilson waged against them during and after World War 1.   Their marginalization today by corporate Democrats and Trump Republicans is itself profoundly unAmerican. Here’s the reality (as explained in greater length in my new People’s Spiral of US History): In the decades after... Read more

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By Julian Rose / 06 February 2020
In the late 1990’s I bought an early model Ericsson mobile phone. Travelling around the UK countryside visiting farmers, it seemed quite useful, in spite of the very intermittent signal availability of that time.After a while I started feeling the side of my head to which I held the phone, heating-up. It was an unpleasant sensation and it concerned me that using this device involved putting-up... Read more
By Charlotte King / 05 February 2020
It’s fast-growing, flexible and strong. Standing underneath a bamboo canopy, it is easy to understand why people have been using this grass plant for years, in the construction of houses, bridges,scaffolding. Bamboo has several advantages in construction, including its height, light weight, excellent tensile strength and flexibility. Critically, bamboo is also abundantly available and low cost,... Read more
By Nuria Alabao / 04 February 2020
Social media functions as a public meeting place that, beyond its tendency to sometimes enclose us in bubbles, allows us to sound out opinions on current events. Recently, for instance, we have been able to witness the demand that a certain part of the left close ranks with the government of Evo Morales regarding the political crisis following the presidential election in Bolivia.
By Aimée Cree Dunn / 03 February 2020
... averting climate change is not going stop the global collapse of the planet as we know it.  Don’t get me wrong.  Climate change is a global emergency and will cause tremendous damage, and, in fact, already has for many. But the thing is, massive, global-scale destruction has been going on for a long time even before climate change. ...addressing climate change using the values and viewpoints... Read more
By Kris De Decker / 01 February 2020
The daily shower would be hard to sustain in a world without fossil fuels.  The mist shower, a satisfying but forgotten technology which uses very little water and energy, could be a solution.
By Roger Harris / 31 January 2020
As predictable as death and taxes is the quadrennial injunction from liberals for progressive third parties to cease and desist. Equally predictable is the admonition that this will be the most decisive presidential election in US history. Given the prospect of four more years of Trump, do they have a valid thesis or are they once again just sheep-dogging those of little faith back into the true... Read more
By Thor Benson / 30 January 2020
“but to the degree that large industry develops, the creation of real wealth comes to depend less on labour time and on the amount of labour employed than on the power of the agencies set in motion during labour time, whose ‘powerful effectiveness’ is itself in turn out of all proportion to the direct labour time spent on their production, but depends rather on the general state of science and on... Read more

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