Green New Deal/LEAP

Primary Author Compiled By Mitchell L Beer @MITCHELLBEER
Germany coal mining - Arnoldius/Wikimedia Commons

JANUARY 19, 2020

National and regional governments in Germany have sealed the deal on a €40-billion (US$45-billion) plan to phase out coal by 2038 and fund a realistic transition for workers and communities that still depend on the industry.

Nicholas Beuret,

originally published by Viewpoint Magazine

December 10, 2019

Sunrise Movement USA
Jan. 17, 2020

Have you seen the trailer for Generation Green New Deal yet?

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).


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