GST Original Articles

By Roger D. Harris / 18 September 2020
At the risk of counting chickens before they hatch, what would the return of Team Blue portend? As is patently obvious, the US is in trouble. Climate driven heat waves and fires grip the nation. An already faltering economy with deep contradictions could only tank given the shock of the pandemic that has necessitated varying degrees of sequestering. In fact, the downturn had already started before COVID-19 hit. An already largely privatized healthcare system run for profit and a social ethic... Read more
By Manuel Garcia, Jr. / 17 September 2020
I developed a model of Global Warming based on the anthropogenic perturbation of the Carbon Cycle. The essence of this model is a rate equation for the evolution of the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere. The interesting results from this model are projected trends for the CO2 concentration and the average global temperature during the next century. The character of those trends — whether rapid rises, shallow plateaus, or diminishment into the future — depend crucially on... Read more
By Stan Cox / 17 September 2020
Don Fitz’s new book Cuban Health Care: The Ongoing Revolution was going to press at Monthly Review in early spring, as the pandemic was ramping up, so he had just barely enough time to slip in a postscript teasingly titled, “How Che Guevara Taught Cuba to Confront COVID-19.” The postscript puts an exclamation mark on the medical history of Cuba that Fitz takes us through in the 240 compelling pages that come before. Based on that history, one would have expected Cuba to take early, decisive... Read more
By Henry Robertson / 15 September 2020
Scientists keep taking the world’s temperature. They report that the fever is getting worse, which is becoming increasingly obvious to the rest of us. They’ve identified the cause — the burning of oil, coal and natural gas. They’ve prescribed the treatment, as if that wasn’t obvious — stop burning the damn stuff. Keep it in the ground. But humanity is reluctant, not to say addicted. When the clouds of greenhouse gases entering the air should be shrinking, they’re growing.
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By Yanis Iqbal / 02 September 2020
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By Margaret Kimberley / 30 August 2020
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By Thomas Ultican / 26 August 2020
In Overturning Brown, Steve Suitts provides overwhelming evidence for the segregationist legacy of “school choice.” He shows that “Brown v Board” has been effectively gutted and “choice” proved to be the white supremacists’ most potent strategy to defeat it. In the 21st century, that same strategy is being wielded to maintain segregation while destroying the separation of church and state.

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