GST Original Articles

By Green Party of St. Louis / 16 January 2020
n August 10-11, 2019 Green Party members in St. Louis joined others from across the state to hear from the leading contenders for the party’s nomination for President: Dennis Lambert, Dario Hunter, David Rolde, and Howie Hawkins. All had a very clear understanding that it would be futile to support a Democrat, because, even though they often use sweet-sounding words, once they are in office their actions have little, if any, difference from Republicans. The four GP candidates who came to... Read more
By Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden / 13 January 2020
“Capitalism’s War on the Earth”: The existential challenge of a moribund socio-economic system “…capitalism has remained essentially … what it was from the beginning: an enormous engine for the ceaseless accumulation of capital, propelled by the competitive drive of individuals and groups seeking their own self-interest in the form of private gain. Such a system recognizes no absolute limits to its own advance. The race to accumulate, the real meaning of economic growth under... Read more
By Ellen Brown / 11 January 2020
Although the repo market is little known to most people, it is a $1-trillion-a-day credit machine, in which not just banks but hedge funds and other “shadow banks” borrow to finance their trades. Under the Federal Reserve Act, the central bank’s lending window is open only to licensed depository banks; but the Fed is now pouring billions of dollars into the repo (repurchase agreements) market, in effect making risk-free loans to speculators at less than 2%. This does not serve the real economy... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 10 January 2020
Throughout the world, mega droughts are hitting hard with a ferocity not seen in decades and in some cases not seen in centuries. It’s not merely coincidental that as global warming accelerates droughts turn more vicious than ever before. All of which begs the logical question of when will world leaders wake up with a unified plan of action to mitigate carbon emissions, or is it already too late? Nobody knows for sure if and when it is too late, but the evidence is crystal clear that... Read more

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By Nicholas Kusnetz / 07 December 2019
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By IzquierdaDiario.es / 05 December 2019
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By Maj. Danny Sjursen / 03 December 2019
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By Mark H Burton / 02 December 2019
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By Nino Pagliccia / 02 December 2019
After the military coup we are told that we are witnessing the fact that “a political current within Catholicism advocates violence in the name of God” in Bolivia. Far from being a new phenomenon, this violent religious fanaticism is not different from what the European colonisers did in Latin America centuries ago.
By Nacho Levy / 29 November 2019
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By Conn Hallinan / 28 November 2019
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