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Sydney Ghazarian and Ashik Siddique
A solar systems engineer (Getty Images)

March 11, 2021

After years of delay and denial from the highest levels of government, the Biden administration has promised to confront the existential threat of the climate crisis with trillions of dollars in “green” investment. Such a massive infusion of spending on energy, transit, housing, and more would reshape the entire physical landscape of the country.

Bruce Kecskes
Which way NDP 2021 -  Jagmeet Singh and Jack Layton on bikes

April 7, 2021

In so far as participating in bourgeois democracy remains a component of socialist strategy in Canada, voters on the Left are largely limited electorally to the New Democratic Party (NDP). As with many western socialist and social democratic parties, however, the federal NDP has been following a steady course of neoliberalization over the past decades. The party’s commitment to the workers’ movement and its own foundational labour-centred principles have been jettisoned in favour of a far more moderate political project.

Carl Meyer
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, right, at a Green New Deal event in 2019 in New York. Corey Torpie Photo / Instagram

April 7th 2021

Liberal and NDP national conventions being held this week are both set to feature policy proposals that would embrace a “Green New Deal” for Canada.

The 2021 Liberal National Convention runs April 8 to 10, while the NDP’s Convention 2021 runs April 9 to 11. Both events are being held virtually.

Kenny Stancil
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), listens during a press conference introducing the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2021 on March 18, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Anna Moneymaker/AFP via Getty Images)

March 31, 2021

"This is not nearly enough," the New York Democrat said of Biden's $2.26 trillion proposal.

With President Joe Biden expected to unveil the first part of his jobs and infrastructure plan from Pittsburgh later on Wednesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is warning that the White House's $2.26 trillion proposal does not come close to meeting the scale of the unemployment, inequality, and climate crises facing the nation and world.

Democratic Socialists of America - Ecosocialists Working Group
DSA’s Green New Deal Principles
Alexis Baden-Mayer

February 2, 2021

On January 27, 2021, President Joe Biden signed his “Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad.” This historic action commited the U.S. to achieving “significant short-term global reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and net-zero global emissions by mid-century or before.”


Harry Holmes

Andreas Malm’s How to Blow Up a Pipeline gives a balanced assessment of the conditions which make sabotage, vandalism, and other forms of strategic direct action necessary in a warming world. This review was first published by Bright Green.



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