GST Original Articles

By R. Burke / 08 October 2019
One of the most illuminating scenes from Milton Knight’s The Young C.L.R. James: A Graphic Novelette depicts him as a seven year old. Young James is watching a cricket game excitedly from a window in his house. “Cricket was the only game.” “Our house was superbly situated, exactly behind the wicket.” His enjoyment is interrupted by a shout: “Cyril!” The voice is that of his mother, Elizabeth James. “Come away from the window. No cricket on Sunday.” Moving from the window, he picks up a copy of... Read more
By Don Fitz / 30 September 2019
Green Party Debates Green New Deal by Don Fitz Despite the furor over the Green New Deal (GND), many of its supporters have no idea of the wide variety of views on it, especially within the Green Party (GP), where it originated in the US. From June through August, 2019 Missouri Greens held public discussions contrasting at least three distinct GP views to those from the Democratic Party (DP). In June, the Green Party of St. Louis hosted a forum “The Green New Deal: Promise and... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 25 September 2019
Tokyo Electric Power’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which experienced three massive meltdowns in 2011, is running out of room to store radioactive water. No surprise! But now, what to do about phosphorescent water? Addressing the issue, Japan’s environmental minister Yoshiaki Harada held a news conference (September 2019). Unfortunately, he proffered the following advice: “The only option will be to drain it into the sea and dilute it.” (Source: Justin McCurry in Tokyo, Fukushima... Read more
By Don Fitz / 25 September 2019
Politicians Agree: “Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man” by Don Fitz In 2017 my article, “Any White Cop Can Kill a Black Man at Any Time,” told how St. Louis cop Jason Stockley killed a 24-year-old black man, Anthony Lamar Smith. Though Stockley claimed he had fired in self defense when Smith pulled a gun on him, evidence showed that he had planted the gun after the killing. When Stockley was found “not guilty”protests by thousands in St. Louis lasted for months, just as in 2014... Read more

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By Greg Wilpert interviews Michael Mann / 09 November 2019
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By Rufus Jordana / 08 November 2019
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