Green New Deal/LEAP

09/11/20
Author: 
Kelsey Vlamis
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - The Bronx native said the Democratic party has been hostile to progressive causes, like Medicare for All and the Movement for Black Lives. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images

Nov. 7, 2020

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told the New York Times in an interview that she might quit politics, depending on the hostility of her own party towards progressive causes.

"I don't even know if I want to be in politics," she told The Times. "You know, for real, in the first six months of my term, I didn't even know if I was going to run for re-election this year."

03/11/20
Author: 
Jason Hickel
image on economic growth

A response to Pollin and Chomsky on degrowth: We need a Green New Deal without growth

By Jason Hickel, published on his website Nov 2, 2020  (And see below a related essay by Jason Hickel as well as his bio. You can read this article here in pdf formatJason Hickel responds to Michael Pollin and Noam Chomsky on degrowth)

01/11/20
Author: 
Aaron Saad
Canada Fossil Fuel Proliferation Treaty - Photo: Jeff Wallace

Oct. 29, 2020

It’s the highest-profile success to date of a new initiative aimed at reining in the threat of fossil fuels

On Oct. 15, not long after enduring days of skies choked with U.S. wildfire smoke, Vancouver became the first city in the world to endorse something bold: the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

It’s the highest-profile success to date of a new initiative aimed at reining in the threat of fossil fuels.

31/10/20
Author: 
Socialist Resistance

[Webpage editor's note: One red-green position that challenges other red-greens on various questions, e.g., significance of Paris/COP, role for market mechanisms (carbon taxes), red? content of "transitional" demands, 'Blockadia'...]

 

Those of us who inhabit planet Earth in the 21st century face a huge problem. Our own species, homo sapiens (modern humans), are trashing the planet at an ever increasing and more destructive rate.

08/10/20
Author: 
Seth Klein
Ecosocialism or Barbarism - Photo via Stephen Melkisethian.

Oct. 8, 2020

We can’t ask people to separate their fears about the climate crisis from the other economic pressures and systemic crises they face.

There is a common argument made against linking the need for climate action with inequality and social justice issues, which goes: “Getting society off fossil fuels is challenging enough. So why make the task even more difficult by requiring our transition plans to rectify the other injustices of the world?” 

19/09/20
Author: 
Horizons

Convincing more people about the need for this, the need to mobilize for it (beyond petitions and other "pressuring" tactics), and the need for all of us to take an active part in ensuring democratic planning will more or less be the determinant of whether there is a future.

                -- Gene McGuckin

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