GST Original Articles

By Don Fitz / 08 June 2020
La Colonia de San Pablo, Peru Beginning in December 1951, Ernesto “Che” Guevara took a nine-month break from medical school to travel by motorcycle through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. One of his goals was gaining practical experience with leprosy. On the night of his twenty-fourth birthday, Che was at La Colonia de San Pablo in Peru swimming across the river to join the lepers. He walked among six hundred lepers in jungle huts looking after themselves in their own way.... Read more
By Dennis Gallie / 01 June 2020
Part 1 of this essay described the events in Virden, Pana, and Carterville, Illinois, that encompassed the mine wars of the late 1800’s, reviewing some commonly unchallenged views. We critique a few more conventional views in this concluding Part 2, and then explore an alternative view that illuminates our labor history in the dimension of race, and helps us comprehend the virtual defeat of our labor organizations today. Finally, we will explore the lynching at Lacon, and re-pose the initial... Read more
By Manuel Garcia, Jr. / 31 May 2020
The average global surface temperature rose by 1°C during the 110 years between 1910 and 2020. During the 50 years between 1910 and 1960, the average global temperature rose by 0.25°C, an average rate-of-increase of 0.005°C/year. Another 0.25°C of biosphere heating occurred during the 25 years between 1960 and 1985, a rate-of-rise of 0.010°C/year. During the 20 year span between 1985 and 2005 another 0.25°C of temperature was added, a rate-of-rise of 0.0125°C/year. During the 15 year span... Read more
By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 30 May 2020
The term “native plant” has become a common one, and many people probably assume that the definition is clear cut. However, like many other seemingly simple designations, that’s not the case. Whether a given plant is considered “native” where it is found growing is dependent on the interpretation of the interrelation of three factors: time, place and human involvement. So, in the United States, a plant is generally considered native only if it grew here before European colonization. On the... Read more

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By David Harvey / 26 April 2020
For this reason, technological dynamism is embedded within the heart of a capitalist society. Marx recognized this from the Communist Manifesto (written in 1848) onward. This is one of the prime forces that explains the permanently revolutionary character of capitalism
By Javier Blas / 26 April 2020
Noam Chomsky has long advised leftists to read the business press closely, to better understand what social elites want each other to know.  This article, originally from Bloomberg News, explains how demand for oil has fallen by 30-35% globally, and that production and refining are beginning to shut down. US oil companies attempt to play the ‘jobs’ card to lobby for bailouts, but this article... Read more
By Ed Rampell / 25 April 2020
He says that, when President Barack Obama announced a “trillion dollar green energy” initiative, “things were looking up.” But Planet looks into and behind the scenes of what happened to that purported push for alternative energy, asking: “Is it possible for industrial machines to save us from industrial machines?” Along with Green Illusions author Ozzie Zehner, a Planet producer and interviewee... Read more
By Nathan Donley / 25 April 2020
Pronounced EYE-sox-Ah-FLUTE-ole, isoxaflutole is a highly toxic pesticide the EPA has linked to cancer and liver damage. And much like dicamba, it's well-known for its ability to drift more than a thousand feet from where it's sprayed, creating potential for broad, unintended damage to nearby crops, backyard gardens and native plants.
By Emilio Caja & Leonie Hoffmann / 22 April 2020
With millions of people put out of work, analysts across the political spectrum have proclaimed that the time has come for an Unconditional Basic Income. But this safety net won’t be enough unless we take on the biggest problem we face — an economic model based on high rents and high personal debts.
By Paul Le Blanc / 22 April 2020
I have decided to support eco-socialist Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate, so that I will be able to campaign for something I believe in during the upcoming electoral season. Others may think other choices make sense. But for me, this divergence is not the “bottom-line.”
By Kris De Decker / 17 April 2020
Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, mandarins, tangerines, grapefruits, limes, pomeloes) are the highest-value fruit crop in terms of international trade. Citrus plants are not frost-hardy and can only be grown in tropical and subtropical climates – unless they are cultivated in fossil fuel heated glasshouses.  However, during the first half of the twentieth century, citrus fruits came to be grown a... Read more

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