While the climate justice movement has been winning important victories, stopping and slowing pipelines and other fossil fuel infrastructure, and putting the future of fossil fuels in doubt, the political system, long connected to the fossil fuel industry, is still fighting the urgently needed transition to clean sustainable energy. Both President Trump and former Vice President Biden put forward energy plans that do not challenge fossil fuels. The only candidate with a serious climate plan is Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins. The movement needs to build momentum from these successes for more actions to stop fossil fuel infrastructure.
Bruce Dixon, who died last week, was a friend and colleague of Popular Resistance. He was one of the great political analysts and commentators as a co-founder and editor for Black Agenda Report. He taught us a great deal not only about issues and electoral politics but about organizing and mobilizing people. Bruce’s long career began when he was in high school and college and became active in the Black Panther Party under Fred Hampton, who was assassinated by the police. Bruce was involved in electoral politics in Chicago and went on to become a leader of the Georgia Green Party as well as a delegate to the National Committee of the Green Party of the United States. Most recently, Bruce was the co-chair of the Howie Hawkins 2020 Presidential Campaign.