Green New Deal/LEAP

29/07/20
Author: 
Chelsea Nash
 Guy Smith - The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) president Guy Smith said his union is agitating and educating its members in preparation for a "looming battle" with the provincial government.
This fall, we will see again and again how the petitions for "a just recovery" and the calls to "build back better" must be backed up by working class defiance and working class solidarity. And not just in Alberta....
             - Gene McGuckin, retired past president, CEP Local 1129
 
July 21, 2020
  
28/07/20
Author: 
Michael Lebowitz

In this interview, Michael Lebowitz explores the importance of participation and democracy in the construction of socialism, while reflecting on the internal contradictions of the Bolivarian Process. He was interviewed by Cira Pascual Marquina of Venezuelanalysis.com.

27/07/20
Author: 
Shelby Prokop-Millar
Canada Needs a Green New Deal - Photo Credit: (350.org / Google Images)

July 23, 2020

An Op-ed

With a recession declared in April, and a million plus Canadians unemployed, it is time for Canada to consider an economic stimulus package to address our post-pandemic economic recovery, similar to that of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal during the Great Depression; the Green New Deal.

14/07/20
Author: 
Ainslie Cruickshank
A report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development says federal funding should support skills training for green industries. Photo: Stephen Yang, The Solutions Project / Flickr

Jul 7, 2020

New report from Canada’s leading environmental groups lays out a roadmap for recovery that ties federal support to emissions reductions, prioritizes worker training and addresses longstanding inequalities

More than a dozen environmental organizations in Canada are calling on the federal government to attach “green strings” to its economic recovery measures that prioritize both workers and efforts to address the climate crisis.

11/07/20
Author: 
Peter Boyle
In her new podcast Thunberg spells out the impossibility for real climate solutions without system change. Image: Greta Thunberg/Twitter

June 30, 2020

In her new 75-minute podcast entitled Humanity has not yet failed — recorded under the COVID-19 lock down — Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg explains that there is no solution to the climate crisis without system change.

“The climate and ecological crisis cannot be solved within today's political and economic systems. That is not an opinion, that's a fact,” she says, with typical bluntness.

 

05/07/20
Author: 
Interview by Editors
Cooperation Jackson leader Kali Akuno. Cooperation Jackson

 

Feb. 15, 2019

This article is part of Jacobin‘s Green New Deal series. The rest of the pieces in the series can be read here.

05/07/20
Author: 
Aaron Saad
Zurich Solar panel installation - Ricardo Gomez Angel/Unsplash

June 29, 2020

For Canada, an easy place to start would be the cancellation of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Once in a generation. Once in a lifetime.

These phrases keep cropping up to describe the historic opportunity now before us. With governments preparing to spend massively to revive a global economy battered by the COVID-19 crisis, there is a chance to use the coming stimulus to not only emerge from this recession but also put people back to work building a world that avoids further climate breakdown.

18/06/20
Author: 
Stan Cox
Building a More Humane, Robust Way of Putting Food on the Table

Building a More Humane, Robust Way of Putting Food on the Table

Covid-19 outbreaks are now reaching far beyond the meatpacking industry. Migrant farmworkers in fruit orchards and vegetable fields, long the targets of intense exploitation, are seeing their health put in even greater jeopardy as they’re pushed to feed an increasingly voracious supply chain in pandemic-time.

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