GST Original Articles

By Bob Spivey / 06 December 2021
cjr_cover_med.jpg Climate Justice and Community Renewal, edited by Brian Tokar and Tamra Gilbertson, New York, Routledge, 2020.  Review by Bob Spivey The COP26 meeting in Glasgow, Scotland must be added to a long series of failures of UN-convened international meetings to meet the urgent social and ecological needs of a world threatened by catastrophic climate change.  These failures include the lack of truly binding commitments to the steps needed—such... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 04 December 2021
dead-forest.jpg Trees are not regrowing in burned-out forests. This strange occurrence is becoming more frequent as global warming turns verdant flora into flammable tinder, causing more and bigger wild forest fires.  This article will examine the science behind failure of trees to regrow in burned-out forests. Additionally, and as a collateral issue, this puts one more distorted face on the consequential impact of the multi-billion dollar business called “... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 17 November 2021
tree_clump.jpg One of the most controversial fixes for global warming is the use of woody biomass — cutting trees, burning trees to achieve “carbon neutral” status in the worldwide battle to conquer climate change/global warming.  The term carbon neutral (which is not the same as zero carbon and not a scientific term) when used to distinguish a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions really means this: “Someone else, at some other time, removes carbon, so I... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 09 November 2021
amazon_rainforest_by_view_world_beauty.jpg Wall Street investors have hit the jackpot. Soon they’ll be able to buy, own, and dictate The Commons, public lands, the world of Mother Nature. In fact, a pilot project is already in the works with ecosystems up for sale as Wall-Streeters anxiously prepare to gobble up the valued benefits of Mother Nature.  According to the New York Stock Exchange PR Dept. they’ll IPO nature: “To preserve and restore the natural... Read more

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By DANIEL HENRYK RASOLT / 19 May 2021
rasold210421smalll.jpg Photo by Daniel Henryk Rasolt. In Colombia, activists and scientists are boosting mega-dam resistance by showing the cumulative impacts of these destructive projects.  When El Quimbo was constructed, its reservoir flooded 80 square kilometers of forest and fertile agricultural land, displaced around 450 families, and killed the... Read more
By Eric Toussaint / 08 May 2021
The election of Lasso as president opens a new stage in the implementation of policies that will be even more favourable to Ecuadorian Big Capital, to foreign multinational corporations, to an alliance among right-wing presidents in Latin America and to the pursuit or indeed reinforcement of US domination on the continent. The election outcome on 11 April 2021 is a dark signal for the popular... Read more
By Tara Lohan / 10 March 2021
A 2019 study by the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney found that demand for lithium could exceed supply by next year, which would drive up prices and interest in more lithium mining. Demand for cobalt and nickel, also key battery components, will exceed production in less than a decade. “Cobalt is the metal of most concern for supply risks as it has highly... Read more
By Hans A. Baer / 28 February 2021
Mann singles out Kevin Anderson, a British-based climate scientist, who gave up flying about fifteen years ago, as having been taken in by the deflectors. In actual fact, Anderson maintains that individual actions may serve as the catalyst for deeper systemic changes which would contribute to climate change mitigation. Is Mann himself, as a privileged academic and a former advisor to the Clinton... Read more
By Jacob Levich / 15 February 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the celebrity who moonlights as my Congressional representative, has repeatedly claimed to speak for “ordinary people,” but she refuses listen to them,  even if they are constituents. In late November, shortly after the US-backed military coup that unseated the legitimate president of Bolivia, I together with my life companion requested a meeting with Rep. Ocasio-Cortez... Read more
By Janine Jackson & Vijay Prashad / 14 February 2020
JJ: Maybe we could start with what’s being described as the flashpoint, the Citizenship Amendment Act. CNN International used that quintessential media technique, saying protesters “oppose a new citizenship law that they say discriminates against Muslims.” And the New York Times described the law as “contentious.” What does the CAA seem to do? And what is the context?... Read more
By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 12 February 2020
I got called by a military recruiter when I was a senior in high school. This was ’86 or ’87, and I wasn’t surprised; other guys I knew had been contacted too, but even so, I hadn’t put any thought into how to respond ahead of time. Nonetheless, when the moment came I was unequivocal. I told the man I had no interest whatsoever in going overseas to kill people, no matter what. He was a bit taken... Read more

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