GST Original Articles

By Henry Robertson / 21 July 2021
jerrycan.jpg Every year we add about 55 billion tons (Gt) of carbon-dioxide and other greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, where they stoke heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and other less visible consequences. The cumulative level rises like a flooding river that has reached our chin. The scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have abandoned their once sober and sedate tone and become downright panicked. In a... Read more
By Manuel Garcia, Jr. / 10 July 2021
Watch the video presentation “Earth and Humanity: Myth and Reality,” (2:52:15) by Nate Hagens, linked below. Hagens presents an analysis and grand synthesis of the multi-entwined crises of unsustainable human society living in the rapidly degrading world climate of an increasingly resource-depleted and increasingly inhospitable Planet Earth. I guarantee that you will find many of your own views on this topic reaffirmed by Hagens, and also that he will challenge at least one of your cherished... Read more
By Don Fitz / 03 July 2021
childdrc10.jpg Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo “Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and the prophets!... Accumulation for the sake of accumulation, production for the sake of production: this was the historical mission of the bourgeoisie in the period of its domination …” Karl Marx, Capital, Vol 1, Ch 25 The world is threatened with environmental disaster and capitalists hope to make a killing off of it. Fossil fuel (FF)... Read more
By Don Fitz and the Green Party of St. Louis / 09 June 2021
resistline3enbridgesmall.png Resisting Line 3, Enbridge Pipeline People the world over are opposing fossil fuel extraction in an incalculable number of ways. It is now clear that burning fossil fuels threatens millions of Life forms and could be laying the foundation for the extermination of Humanity. But what about “alternative” energy? As progressives stand shoulder-to-shoulder with those rejecting fossil fuels and nuclear power, should we despise, ignore... Read more

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By Andreas Malm / 04 July 2021
ende_gelande.jpg The science is eminently clear. Because so much valuable, irretrievable time has been lost, assets have to be stranded. Investments must be written off too early for capitalist taste; on one estimate, the instant suspension of every project in the pipeline would make 2°C achievable only if accompanied by the decommissioning of one-fifth of all... Read more
By Helena Nicholson / 03 July 2021
earth_sick.jpg Socialist economic planning is the only way to ensure a just transition to low-carbon energy and sustainable production. Left to the market, any move to green alternatives will never be rapid enough, since fossil fuels remain so highly profitable; the manufacture of renewable technologies will be scarred by brutally exploitative, destructive, and... Read more
By Craig Collins / 27 June 2021
hunter_gatherers.jpg According to JK&W, Bright Greens are heretics. Civilization is the enemy because any society with agriculture and cities is “at war against the living world.”[8] The only alternative is a return to the fundamentalist crusade of defending Mother Earth “by any means necessary.”[9] Their goal is to denounce these false Bright Green prophets... Read more
By Winona LaDuke / 26 June 2021
A hemp plot constitutes a carbon sink: Because the plant grows quickly (up to 12 feet in four months), it absorbs huge quantities of carbon, offsetting greenhouse gas emissions that cause destructive climate change. More than that, the plant can replace carbon-intensive materials used in manufactured products ranging from plastics to concrete, creating a new carbon-friendly economy. That’s what... Read more
By Miriam Douo / 26 June 2021
cobalt.webp Meanwhile, the push for greener sources of energy, particularly in the Global North, is driving the demand for metals like nickel, cobalt and lithium. Labourers in mining communities working to extract these metals face dangerous and degrading working conditions. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the use of child labour in cobalt mines... Read more
By Austin Price / 05 June 2021
aprice-thackerpasssmall.jpg On January 15, the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a lithium mine at Thacker Pass, the site of the largest known lithium deposit in the United States. Through its subsidiary Lithium Nevada, Vancouver-based Lithium Americas plans to dig a 1,000-acre open-pit mine to tap into the estimated $2.6-billion resource over the next... Read more
By Maddie Stone / 01 June 2021
phone-repairsmall.png Major tech brands like Apple and Microsoft must now give their smartphones and laptops "repairability" scores in France — and the initial results don’t look good.

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