GST Original Articles

By Daniel Young / 15 March 2019
In a recent podcast, Daniel Young of KNYO community radio in Northern California  interviewed Green Social Thought's Don Fitz and Stan Cox about the Green New Deal. The following, from Young's blog, includes a link to the audio: For many years, Fitz, Cox, and GST have advocated that solving not just global warming but other major environmental crises will require an overall reduction in the size of economy and industrial production. Now they are concerned that the Green New Deal recently... Read more
By Stan Cox and Paul Cox / 14 March 2019
Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover. Nearly a year and a half after Hurricane Maria, about three-fourths of the houses in the Sierra Brava neighborhood of Salinas, Puerto Rico stand battered and empty. Some families left because their homes were rendered uninhabitable and they had no money to fix them. Others left because they lost their jobs. In responding to Maria, federal agencies had hired some local people, but... Read more
By R. Burke / 06 March 2019
Those of us familiar with the 1964 Stanley Kubrick movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the Bomb know the story. An Air Force general looses his mind and orders a nuclear strike against the U.S.S.R. in order to preserve the “purity of essence of our bodily fluids” threatened by fluoridation. The movie begins with a disclaimer: “it is the stated position of the U.S. Air Force that their safeguards would prevent the occurrence of such events as are depicted in this... Read more
By Eva María / 17 February 2019
Gonzalo Gómez is a Venezuelan revolutionary, member of the socialist organization Marea Socialista and co-founder of the independent left-wing website aporrea.org. He was interviewed by Eva María, and the interview was translated by Alejandro Q.  This interview was first published by International Viewpoint on February 6, 2019. Note from the interviewer and the editors of International Viewpoint: This interview was conducted on January 27 with Goméz, a leading voice of Venezuela’s Marea... Read more

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By Justine Calma / 26 May 2019
Marine Corps Sergeant Peggy Price was six months pregnant when she arrived at Camp Lejeune in the 1980s with her husband, a fellow Marine. Serving as a cryptologic linguist, she never imagined the most immediate threats she would face would come from being stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina. “When you’re [stationed] stateside and you’ve got your family living with you, you don’t expect... Read more
By James Dyke / 25 May 2019
[Editors Note: While GST finds much to agree with in this article, we disagree with the author's assertion that "curbing growth within environmental limits is central to the idea of a Green New Deal." On the contrary, the Green New Deals of the US Congress and the Green Party would increase growth.] It may seem nonsense that humans are unable to make important changes to the system they have... Read more
By Lisa Song / 23 May 2019
The appetite is global. For the airline industry and industrialized nations in the Paris climate accord, offsets could be a cheap alternative to actually reducing fossil fuel use. But the desperate hunger for these carbon credit plans appears to have blinded many of their advocates to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven’t — and won’t — deliver the climate benefit they promise. I... Read more
By Nick Pemberton / 22 May 2019
Kollibri makes a convincing argument against farming and agriculture (and for wildtending). Kollibri effectively debunks myths about what he calls gatherer-hunters (he explains the reason for the reversal of the name). He points to not only their technical knowledge of plants, but argues that the all-knowing Western subject simply cannot grasp the feeling of what it was like to live in that time—... Read more
By Peter Bolton / 21 May 2019
In November 2013, then-Secretary of State John Kerry declared: “The era of the Monroe Doctrine is over.”1 The reality of Obama administration policy did not entirely support this assertion; there was the executive order against Venezuela in 2015, support for the coup in Honduras in 2009, and ominously close ties with right-wing governments across the region. But with other more encouraging steps... Read more
By Richard Greeman / 20 May 2019
Dear Friends, Colleagues, Comrades, I am writing you from France, where I am a participant-observer in the Yellow Vest movement, which is still going strong after six months, despite a dearth of information in the international media. My report follows. This unique, original social movement has enormous international significance. It has already succeeded in shattering the capitalist myth of “... Read more
By JASPER BERNES / 20 May 2019
We cannot legislate and spend our way out of catastrophic global warming. ...nearly every renewable energy source depends upon non-renewable and frequently hard-to-access minerals: solar panels use indium, turbines use neodymium, batteries use lithium, and all require kilotons of steel, tin, silver, and copper. The renewable-energy supply chain is a complicated hopscotch around the periodic... Read more

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