GST Original Articles

By Henry Robertson / 31 March 2020
By Strmsrg - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=88561792 None of us saw this coming and all of us want it to end. In late March 2020 most of us (I hope) are stuck at home while grocery store checkers and stockers put their lives on the line when they go to work. Silver linings are hard to find, but amid the myriad consequences emerging from this viral upheaval may be glimpses of better things that could be. Pollution levels are down, and in retrospect we... Read more
By Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden / 28 March 2020
Our strategic perspective is evidently a revolutionary one, not limited to modest reforms that would leave capitalism as the globally dominant mode of production of essential goods and services. In our previous ten articles, published in Green Social Thought, we have at some length argued that capitalism, with its accompanying ideology, is itself the main barrier to environmentally and socially sustainable relationships for making our way on Earth. Only a revolutionary... Read more
By Stan Cox and Priti Gulati Cox / 23 March 2020
An embroidery work illustrating the early course of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United  States—images of which are posted here at the Sidewalk Museum of Congress—follows the exponential growth in number of confirmed cases. The cumulative number rose very slowly through February, reached 100 on March 2, then leaped to 1,000 by March 11 and blew past 10,000 a week later, on March 18. It took just three more days more to surpass 25,000. By March 14, it had already become impossible to embroider... Read more
By Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden / 22 March 2020
This article continues an argument we began in Learning from history, previously published on www.greensocialthought.org. Evidently, socialist movements arose historically under circumstances that were not necessarily favorable to the enduring achievement of a socialist alternative. Under these circumstances some socialist movements set their sights no higher than the achievement of modest reforms of capitalism. Others declared their revolutionary successes to be the beginning... Read more

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By Matt Jackson / 15 March 2020
Wanda Culp, of the Chookeneidí clan of Glacier Bay, has battled for the rights of Indigenous people all of her adult life. For decades, she’s been an outspoken critic of the Alaska Native regional corporations system, borne out of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. She believes the system wrests direct power from Indigenous people, clans and tribes, and places it in the hands of a... Read more
By Robin D. G. Kelley / 11 March 2020
Why go back to the 1920s when the militant white supremacists of current generation are either products of, or influenced by, the “third Klan” of the 1970s and 1980s?
By Eric Toussaint / 10 March 2020
De-growth must be started immediately and urgently planned to combat the ecological crisis. We must produce less and better. The manufacture of certain products vital to the well-being of the population must increase (construction and renovation of decent housing, public transport, health centres and hospitals, drinking water supply and sewage treatment, schools, etc.) but many other productions... Read more
By Glen Ford / 08 March 2020
It has always been clear to Black Agenda Report that the post-Sixties betrayals of the Black Misleadership Class necessitated that a future Black liberation movement must be largely an internal Black struggle to uproot the corrupted elements in our polity. False unity has become Black folks’ Achilles Heel, allowing Black charlatans free rein in our communities and reserving most elected positions... Read more
By Yvette Cabrera / 06 March 2020
A 16th-century manuscript depicts the construction of the city of Tenochtitlán, with Aztecs strengthening the land using the chinampas method. DEA / G. DAGLI ORTI / Getty Images Adelina walked briskly everywhere — and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our... Read more
By Countercurrents Collective / 05 March 2020
The world’s tropical forests are no longer carbon sinks because of human activity, and these forests now emit more carbon than these are able to absorb from the atmosphere as a result of the dual effects of deforestation and land degradation, finds a new study. The study tracking 300,000 trees over a period of 30 years finds: The ability of the world’s tropical forests to remove carbon from the... Read more
By Jason Hickel / 04 March 2020
Twitter erupted in a heated debate about global poverty.  The question was whether it’s better to measure our progress against poverty (or lack thereof) by looking at the total number of people in poverty or by looking at poverty as a proportion of the world’s population. 

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