Kim Stanley Robinson’s ‘The Ministry For The Future’

By David Schwartzman, Washington Socialist. -

The Ministry for the Future (Orbit, 2020) is a magnificent novel but also an especially welcome resource for thinking about ecosocialist initiatives for a near-future global Green New Deal. Could [...]

‘True Climate Leadership’ By US Would Be 60% Emissions Reduction By 2030

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

For the Biden administration to meet its long-term target of net-zero emissions by 2050, the United States must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 60% below 2005 levels by 2030, [...]

Building Or Unbuilding America?

By Nomi Prins, Tom Dispatch. -

During the Trump years, the phrase “Infrastructure Week” rang out as a sort of Groundhog Day-style punchline. What began in June 2017 as a failed effort by The Donald’s White House and a [...]

The Obama-fication of ‘The Squad’ Strengthens The Right At The Expense Of The Left

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

Black Agenda Report has long understood the Democratic Party to be a graveyard for social movements in the United States. An online push led by Jimmy Dore and the Movement for a People’s Party to [...]

Will Biden Become The Climate President?

By Mark Dunlea, GELFNY.org. -

A number of large coalitions (e.g., ClimatePresident.org) have outlined a comprehensive list of Executive Actions the President can take without the need for Congressional approval. It includes [...]

A Global Green New Deal Is The Only Way To Avert Disaster

By C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout. -

Global warming is the biggest challenge facing humanity today. Yet, climate change has yet to become our number one priority even though, as the World Meteorological Organization warned back in [...]

Part 2: The Unannounced Death Of The Green New Deal

By Michael Swifte, Wrong Kind Of Green. -

In Part 2, I will explore how the elements of the Green New Deal came together with the transfer of momentum from the People’s Climate Movement to the Sunrise Movement, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [...]

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 [...]