Why I Am Optimistic Going Into 2020

By Ronnie Cummins, Organicconsumers.org -

“They say the darkest hour is right before the dawn.” – Bob Dylan, “Blood on the Tracks,” 1975. Beyond the media smog, the 24/7 fixation on the Trump cesspool and the endless distractions of the [...]

Failed Action On The Climate Crisis Makes Resistance Imperative

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Popular Resistance. -

The United States is the second-largest total GHG emitter in the world and the third-largest per-capita GHG emitter behind Saudi Arabia and Australia. The US is the largest producer of new fossil [...]

The Just Transition, Economic Democracy, And The Green New Deal

By Evan Casper-Futterman and Jason Spicer, Metropolitiques.eu -

Earlier this year, US Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez introduced a Congressional resolution for a Green New Deal (GND), an idea since supported by a number of 2020 Democratic presidential [...]

The First Step To Averting Climate Catastrophe

By Jodie Evans, Truthdig.com -

Here we are, a full three decades after NASA scientist James Hansen raised the specter of a looming climate crisis with Congress, looking at the first generation of severely impacted youth and [...]

Dammed Good Question About The Green New Deal

By Don Fitz, Greensocialthought.org -

Hydroelectric power from dams might be the thorniest question that proponents of the Green New Deal (GND) have to grapple with. Providing more energy than solar and wind combined, dams could well [...]

Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston Arrested On Capitol Hill Protesting For Green New Deal

By Olivia Rosane, Ecowatch.com -

It appears Jane Fonda is good for her word. The actress and political activist said she would hold demonstrations on Capitol Hill every Friday through January to demand action on the climate [...]

The Global Climate Strike Is Just The Beginning

By Brent Patterson, Rabble.ca -

The global climate strike wasn't intended to "amaze" so-called leaders about "the kids" and allow them to make generic statements about climate change to conceal their pro-fossil fuel industry [...]

Linking Popular Movements And Unions Is A Winning Strategy For Workers

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

After years of declining power and stagnant wages, workers in the United States are awakening, striking and demanding more rights.  A Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the number of [...]

Every American Should Be Guaranteed A Job. The Green New Deal Could Make That Happen.

By Editors, Inthesetimes.com -

Yes! President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed a “second Bill of Rights” in his 1944 State of the Union, a list of economic and social rights including “the right to a useful and remunerative [...]

Exploiting Russiagate Coma, Democrats Raped Climate Movement

By Patrick Walker, Popular Resistance -

Climate activists’ failure to connect these crucial dots has made Russiagate analogous to a coma-inducing, rape-permitting drug. But on the topic of splitting the truth difference between [...]

What Would A City-Level Green New Deal Look Like? Seattle’s About To Find Out

By Kristoffer Tigue, Insideclimatenews.org -

City leaders launched Seattle on the path to a Green New Deal this week, passing a resolution that starts laying out an ambitious plan for how the city can cut its greenhouse gas emissions in [...]

The Fight For A Green New Deal Can Start With Your Union Contract

By Jared Odessky, Inthesetimes.com -

News coverage of the Green New Deal portrays organized labor as a major obstacle to its enactment. But our new report for Data for Progress paints a different picture. In a poll conducted for the [...]

The Exploitation Time Bomb

By Jayati Ghosh, Project Syndicate. -

New Delhi – Since reducing inequality became an official goal of the international community, income disparities have widened. This trend, typically blamed on trade liberalization and [...]

The Politics And Potential Of The Green New Deal

By Johanna Bozuwa, Onlinelibrary.wiley.com -

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), we have less than 12 years to slash our emissions in half to stand a chance of staying under 1.5 degrees Celsius average global [...]

The Green New Deal Must Transform Agriculture & Food Systems To Combat Climate Crisis

By The Center for Food Safety -

Eight environmental, farmworker, public health, and food safety advocacy organizations delivered a petition—signed by more than 100,000 people—to Congress. The petition champions solutions to [...]