Green New Deal/LEAP

Laurie E. Adkin

January 8, 2020  - At this point in human history, the limits of capitalism and the limits of our species’ life on Earth have converged. We have never been here before, and we cannot go back.

Aaron Saad
Lorenzer Platz, Nuremberg WE ARE ON FIRE - ACT NOW! Global climate change strike - No Planet B -  09-20-2019

Dec. 29, 2019

But if a Green New Deal can be won, it would recast the past 10 years as something other than a lost decade

Perhaps the most unsettling fact about the effort to get the world on track to addressing climate change this decade is this: there was no point where we came even close.

Ryan Pollock
Construction workers are seen as they work with steel rebar during the construction of a building on May 17, 2019 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle / Getty


Editor: This article is about how to get building trade unions in California and Texas to back a resolution supporting a Green New Deal or similar policy package.  Be sure to check out other articles linked within to read about what other strategies union organizers have pursued to this end. This will be of interest for how such tactics or strategies could be adapted in Canada.

Maurice Mitchell
Washington protest - attribution Getty Images

December 20, 2019

The climate crisis has long been escalating. With temperatures, sea levels and climate refugees all on the rise, it’s difficult to imagine a more terrifying trajectory.

But we’ve reached a new level of existential threat. Because now, some elements of the right wing are using the crisis to advance eco-fascism—an ideology that sees climate change migrants as a threat to “our America.”

Glen Ford
Jo No Malarkey


The outcome of the early primaries may erase Joe Biden’s “electability” luster and plunge the Lords of Capital into a panic in which all bets are off on what’s left of democratic liberties.

The catastrophic defeat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in last week’s elections does, indeed, foreshadow what’s in store for Bernie Sanders if the U.S. ruling class believes the self-styled socialist has a real chance of winning the Democratic presidential nomination.

Matt Huber
Motorists navigate a flooded highway during the onslaught of Typhoon Kammuri on December 3, 2019 in Lipa town, Batangas province, Philippines. (Ezra Acayan / Getty Images)

To build the power to take on climate change, we can’t simply validate individual movements or assume single-issue struggles will add up to something greater than the sum of their parts. We need class politics to connect the dots of our many struggles — and to save the planet.

Review of On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal, by Naomi Klein (Simon & Schuster, 2019).

Joël Foramitti, Marula Tsagkari, Christos Zografos
Moss Graffiti | Image: Kulturlabor Trial&Error, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

A reduction of economic activity is necessary and just – and can lead to human flourishing.

To sustain the natural basis of our life, we must slow down. We have to reduce the amount of extraction, pollution, and waste throughout our economy. This implies less production, less consumption, and probably also less work.
Our Time


Today we are celebrating yet another victory for our movement. One of the Green New Deal champions we helped elect in October, MP Peter Julian, just announced he's submitted a motion for a Green New Deal. This motion, M-1, is the first motion filed by any MP elected into the 43rd parliament. This is all thanks to the incredible organizing efforts of young people, who made sure the climate crisis and Green New Deal were top issues in the election.

Ursula von der Leyen
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrives for EU summit in Brussels, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. AP Photo/Olivier Matthys

December 12th 2019

Do we humans want to continue living well and safely on this planet?


Economy and Energy

This election is about the crisis of living standards and the climate and environmental emergency. Whether we are ready or not, we stand on the brink of unstoppable change.


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