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07/08/19
Author: 
Aviva Chomsky
Despite challenges from parts of both the labor and the environmental movements, which its sponsors had undoubtedly hoped would be among its strongest supporters, Markey and Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal resolution has gone a remarkably long way toward putting a genuine discussion of what an effective and just climate policy might look like in the public arena for the first time. (Photo: Emelia Gold)

This article contains some rare information and analysis about U.S. unions' positions on the Green New Deal and the climate disruption crisis in general.

Published onTuesday, August 06, 2019 by TomDispatch

02/08/19
Author: 
John Feffer
[This is a very interesting article. But you have to persist to get to the part about the GND. - Gene McGuckin]

July 31, 2019

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30/07/19
Author: 
Ruth Milka
Image Credit: Corey Torpie/Courtesy of the Ocasio-Cortez Campaign

July 30, 2019

"Climate change represents not only the greatest threat to our species, but one of our greatest economic opportunities."

Senator and presidential-hopeful Kamala Harris and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have partnered to propose a bill that would target communities that are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

The Climate Equity Act would “ensure that the United States government makes communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis the foundation of policy related to climate and the environment.”

23/07/19
Author: 
Ben Ehrenreich

The alternative is the death of millions and a world fractured by nationalism.

08/07/19
Author: 
Susie Cagle 

Conservative lawmakers have put forward laws criminalizing protests in at least 18 states since 2017 that civil liberties advocates say are unconstitutional

06/07/19
Author: 
Don Pittis

Global investment of more than $1 trillion in planned LNG plants at risk

Employees work next to tanks for liquefied natural gas at a factory in Xian, China in June. China is a prime customer in a worldwide LNG expansion. (Reuters)
06/07/19
Author: 
John McMurtry
Tar Sands Protest

July 5, 2019 

Big Lies and Ecocide in Canada

As we know, big lies can run free across borders with few people joining the dots. For example, no media has been reporting that China’s growing dispute with Canada is based on Canada’s enforcement of the Trump administration’s unilateral embargo against Iran. This is what politicians called ‘the rule of law’. In fact, it is assisting the US takedown of China’s superior IT competition – Huawei – for not obeying the illegal US embargo.

02/07/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
 June 29, 2019
 
The U.S. president reportedly worked to weaken G20 commitment to fighting climate crisis during summit in Osaka, Japan
 
 
24/06/19
Author: 
BlueGreen Alliance

"Many good ideas. Some that are still not dealing with the total reality of the climate disruption crisis." - Gene McGuckin - a past president of Local 1129, Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers (CEP) at the recycled paperboard mill in Burnaby​

https://www.bluegreenalliance.org/work-issue/solidarity-for-climate-action/

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