Jonathan Blitzer

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   April 3, 2019

Nato Green
Teachers at The Accelerated Schools, a community of public charter schools in South Los Angeles picket outside the school on second day of the Los Angeles school teachers strike on January 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

TUESDAY, MAR 12, 2019

Union contract negotiations include mandatory and permissive subjects of bargaining. Employers are required by law to negotiate over mandatory subjects—wages, benefits and working conditions. Permissive subjects, such as decisions about which public services will be provided and how, have historically been the purview of management. We only negotiate over how managerial decisions affect members’ jobs. Employers may voluntarily agree to negotiate permissive subjects, but unions can’t legally strike over them.

Tracy Loew

Two Oregon lawmakers want to protect public drinking water sources by banning clear-cuts, pesticide and fertilizer applications, and new logging roads on private forestland in those watersheds.

The aim is to prevent disasters such as last year’s Detroit Lake algae bloom, which shut down drinking water supplies in the state Capital for more than a month.

Dan Young interviews Don Fitz and Stan Cox

Interchange – Is “Green Growth” Malignant? Perspectives on the Green New Deal

March 12, 2019 InterchangeNewsPublic Affairs 44 Views

Yves Engler
Hands off Venezuela

Many Canadians are familiar with the Monroe Doctrine. First issued in 1823, it warned European powers against renewed colonization of the Western Hemisphere. Presented as anti-imperialist, the Monroe Doctrine was later used to justify U.S. interference in regional affairs.

Democratic Socialists of America
Democratic Socialists of America
Break the power of capitalists and guarantee a vibrant natural world that is home for humanity  and all forms of life, for many generations to come.
Author: and The Leap

Editor: Both of these works are interesting discussions of extending some of the ideas of the Green New Deal to the Canadian context.

Watch "What can a Green New Deal look like for Canada?" here.


And here is the link to the podcast described below:

February 12 2019:

Carol Dansereau, John Foran, Ted Franklin, Brad Hornick, Sandra Lindberg, Jennifer Scarlott,

February 26, 2019


Introduction by John Foran

Rob Urie
"This is an excellent article, explaining the central, crucial need for radical ecological-economic transition plans. But it also stresses why asking/expecting the corporations and their governments to devise/implement such plans may be a useful tactic but is definitely a doomed strategy."
Gene McGuckin

Feb. 15, 2019

Naomi Klein
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks alongside Sen. Ed Markey at a news conference about the Green New Deal, in Washington, Feb. 7, 2019. Photo: Pete Marovich/Redux

February 13 2019

“I REALLY DON’T like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!'”

So bellowed President Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas, his first campaign-style salvo against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey’s Green New Deal resolution. There will surely be many more.


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