GST Original Articles

By Brian Tokar / 12 September 2016
All of us on the Green Social Thought editorial board were terribly saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our friend, comrade and former editorial board member Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero during the afternoon of Tuesday, September 6th.  Carmelo apparently had a sudden, fatal heart attack while at work in his home city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. I first got to know Carmelo when he enrolled in the Institute for Social Ecology's Masters program, then hosted at Goddard College in Vermont. I had the... Read more
By Elliot Sperber / 05 September 2016
Across the USA, people from all types of backgrounds marinate for hours each day in the glow of nationalistic and militaristic news reports and entertainment. From the reverence directed toward its historical wars, to the imaginary wars featured in the entertainment industry, to the virtual wars of drone strikes (which blend politics and entertainment into ideological indistinction), glorification of war is ubiquitous. But though it may be amplified by the pervasiveness and invasiveness of... Read more
By Pete Dolack / 12 August 2016
     The ongoing environmental disaster at Fukushima is a grim enough reminder of the dangers of nuclear power, but nuclear does not make sense economically, either. The entire industry would not exist without massive government subsidies.     Quite an insult: Subsidies prop up an industry that points a dagger at the heart of the communities where ever it operates. The building of nuclear power plants drastically slowed after the disasters at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, so it is at a... Read more
By Carmelo Ruiz / 07 August 2016
1959- Founding of the pro-independence organization Movimiento Pro Independencia (MPI) and its newspaper Claridad. 1964-66- The local press informs that the government plans to approve strip mining projects. The MPI and the autonomist group Vanguardia Popular present environmental objections. The debate around mining marks the birth of the modern ecology movement in Puerto Rico. 1969-79- A period of generalized violence against the independence movement, which included police brutality, mob... Read more

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If a guy does something bad to someone else, but then complains later when another person does that same thing to him, what do we say? Stop being a hypocrite. Either you change tact or you got what you deserved. Does the same moral logic apply to countries?
By John Stanton / 31 July 2017
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By Kevin Zeese / 30 July 2017
A dominant issue at the Green Party 2017 Annual National Meeting was inclusion of and leadership by oppressed communities. The Green Party began as a party of primarily white environmentalists, but that has been changing over the past decade. In the current corporate kleptocracy, there is a dire need for a party of and by marginalized communities that builds effective political power for... Read more
By Yevgeniya Yatsenko and Sebastian Rosemont / 29 July 2017
Amid a natural gas boom, could U.S. activists ever dream of a national ban on fracking? If it seems impossible, they should look to the south for inspiration. On March 29, the small Central American nation of El Salvador passed a total ban on metal mining. The historic vote on the law was unanimous, bridging strong partisan divides, and was the culmination of more than a decade of activism,... Read more
By Marula Tsagkari / 25 July 2017
We must look for man wherever we can find him. When on his way to Thebes Oedipus encountered the Sphinx, his answer to its riddle was: ‘Man’. That simple word destroyed the monster. We have many monsters to destroy. Let us think of the answer of Oedipus. These words are from the Greek Poet Giorgos Seferis’ speech at the Nobel Banquet. Today they are more relevant than ever, as humanity fights... Read more
By Yoav Litvin / 24 July 2017
November, 2016 came and went and the world has since been immersed in the predicament of the Republican regime headed by the insane orange clown president and his unelected, and all-too-present familia.Within the American duopoly, the “opposition” Democratic Party has yet to recover from its resounding defeat and humiliation, retreating indefinitely into surreal and immature finger- pointing,... Read more
By Robert C. Thornett / 23 July 2017
Geothermal development in the Kenyan Rift Valley shows that even renewable energy can be unsustainable in fragile environments.

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