How Progressives Could Still Win The 21st Century

By Yanis Varoufakis, The Correspondent. -

Our era will be remembered for the triumphant march of authoritarianism in whose wake the vast majority of humanity have experienced unnecessary hardship and the planet’s ecosystem has suffered [...]

Part I: The Unannounced Death Of The Green New Deal

By Michael Swifte, Wrong Kind of Green. -

You could say that the Green New Deal died when the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force recommendations came through, or perhaps that was the moment we knew that the Jemez Principles  and the [...]

Nuclear Power In The Green New Deal?

By M.V. Ramana and Schyler Edmunston, Beyond Nuclear International. -

Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in a Green New Deal and there are many versions proposed in different countries. At the same time, there has also been criticism of [...]

COVID19 Lockdown Has Little Impact On Climate, Green Recovery Needed

By Piers Forster, The Conversation. -

Here in the UK, with traffic noise back to drowning out birdsong, and foreign holidays back on the cards, it is easy to forget the weeks of cleaner air. If we do not seize the opportunity to [...]

Here’s How We Remake The Economy

By Alexander Reed Kelly, Scheerpost. -

To defend the $600 unemployment payments as both morally and economically necessary is not to suggest that the CARES Act is a sufficient solution to our economic problems. Nor, says Pavlina [...]

In the Face of Mass Unemployment, We Need a 21st Century WPA

In the Great Depression of the 1930s the Works Progress Administration was one of the main New Deal agencies that put millions of unemployed back to work on public infrastructure projects. The [...]

Supreme Court Rejects Effort To Greenlight Keystone XL Construction

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

The Supreme Court late Monday upheld a federal judge's rejection of a crucial permit for Keystone XL and blocked the Trump administration's attempt to greenlight construction of the 1,200-mile [...]

Shell: Latest Oil Company To Do A Belly Flop

By Brian Kahn, Gizmodo. -

We’re halfway through 2020, and I think we can all safely say it’s been a pretty terrible year. There’s been so much terrible stuff in the past two months alone, I can’t even remember the bad [...]

New Democratic Climate Action Plan Is Woefully Inadequate

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams. -

"This is not an emergency response." That is how Laura Berry, director of research and policy at the Climate Mobilization (TCM), responded to reporting on a congressional "action plan" for the [...]

The Pandemic As Part Of A Much Broader Crisis Of Civilisation

By Roland Kulke, Transform! Europe. -

Covid-19 was first identified in November 2019 in the city of Wuhan. It is an infectious disease caused by a virus which is highly likely to have ‘jumped’ from a horseshoe bat to a human. This is [...]

Democratizing Energy To Counter The Climate Catastrophe

By Lavinia Steinfort, ROAR Magazine. -

Youth climate activists have been striking to demand immediate climate action from political powers. They conjoined the issues of climate and labor by calling for a global climate strike in [...]

40 Million Health Workers Endorse Green Recovery

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch. -

More than 40 million doctors and nurses are in, and they are prescribing a green recovery from the economic devastation caused by the new coronavirus. More than 350 health organizations [...]

Covid-19 Is A Reason To Start The Green New Deal Now

By Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

Our political leaders, Republican and Democrat, are leaving tens of millions of people in free fall. Instead of a guaranteed income and universal, single-payer healthcare, we are offered paltry, [...]

The Green New Deal Is The Key To Ending Forever Wars

By Lindsay Koshgarian, Truthout. -

The fossil fuel industry is a current casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, with oil prices briefly dipping below zero at the end of April. With the oil industry on the ropes, progressives see a [...]

France And Germany Join 10 EU Countries In Call For Green Recovery

By Frédéric Simon, Euractiv.com. -

Paris and Berlin have added their names to a growing list of EU capitals asking for the European Green Deal to be placed at the heart of the EU’s post-pandemic recovery plan. The Green Deal [...]