GST Original Articles

By Don Fitz / 01 November 2019
Gordon Dam, Southwest National Park, Tasmania, Australia (2008). Creator: JJ Harrison. Via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gordon_Dam.jpg Hydroelectric power from dams might be the thorniest question that proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) have to grapple with. Providing more energy than solar and wind combined, dams could well become the backup for energy if it proves impossible to get off of fossil fuels fast enough. An August 2019 forum on... Read more
By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / 22 October 2019
Tiehm’s buckwheat flower by Patrick Donnelly/Center for Biological Diversity.
In a remote corner of Nevada is a wildflower that grows nowhere else on earth. Named “Tiehm’s Buckwheat” (Eriogonum tiehmii), it has been found on only ten acres of public land in the Silver Peak Range of Esmerelda County, and is virtually unknown except to a handful of botanists. Tragically, it is at risk of extinction due to mining activities that have just started in its habitat. Tiehm’s Buckwheat is a “... Read more
By Charles Posa McFadden and Karen Howell McFadden / 21 October 2019
We begin by way of a conclusion. The now globally dominant system through which we make our living in nature is capitalism.  But capitalism is in process of self-destruction, now rapidly undermining the natural and social conditions for its own and humanity’s further existence. If we are not to go down with it, we must construct an ecological alternative – democratic, science-based, imaginative and sustainable. In other words, a system of relations between people and with the rest of nature... Read more
By Stan Cox / 12 October 2019
If U.S. greenhouse emissions are to be driven down to zero within a decade or even two, it will not be accomplished through building more solar and wind energy capacity and relying on market competition to eliminate fossil fuels from the economy. A direct, foolproof mechanism is required to drive oil, gas, and coal out of the economy, by law and on schedule. We need an airtight national cap on fossil fuel extraction and importation that ratchets down year by year, stifling all use by whatever... Read more

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By Vijay Prashad / 13 November 2019
Tesla (United States) and Pure Energy Minerals (Canada) both showed great interest in having a direct stake in Bolivian lithium. But they could not make a deal that would take into consideration the parameters set by the Morales government. Morales himself was a direct impediment to the takeover of the lithium fields by the non-Chinese transnational firms. He had to go. After the coup, Tesla’s... Read more
By Eoin Higgins / 12 November 2019
The Sunday military coup in Bolivia has put in place a government which appears likely to reverse a decision by just-resigned President Evo Morales to cancel an agreement with a German company for developing lithium deposits in the Latin American country for batteries like those in electric cars. 
By Jim Miles / 11 November 2019
Obama is a shining light in comparison to his two bookends, George Bush and Donald Trump. The veneer is broken in Jeremy Kuzmarov’s new work, Obama’s Unending Wars. Throughout the book he contrasts Obama’s rhetoric about the military helping people live free , protecting them from threats, promoting peace and human rights throughout the world, while all the while throughout his presidency (and... Read more
By Peoples Dispatch / 10 November 2019
We stand against the coup, and with the Bolivian people. We hope that they will be able to withstand what is thrown against them in the days to come. El Mundo Con Evo. So are we.
By Victor Marques / 10 November 2019
The Brazilian working class and the Left are under attack of a vicious political project that is globally articulated with the most reactionary currents in the world. We can only beat the populist right with an internationalist working-class movement. Our weapon is solidarity, our struggle is international.
By Eugene Linden / 09 November 2019
This is a good question for those of us who have been aware of the problem since the 1980's!
By Craig Collins / 09 November 2019
Everyone who gives a damn about the planet is denouncing Trump’s latest attack on the Endangered Species Act. But little is being said about this law’s actual impact on the fate of endangered species. In theory, the collapse of global biodiversity was supposed to be prevented by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Convention on International Trade of Endangered (CITES). But in reality this... Read more

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