The Green New Deal Stirs Things Up!

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The Green New Deal Stirs Things Up!

MARCH 5, 2019 Fellow Fossil Fuel Terminators,

The Green New Deal remains at the center of conversation about what to do about climate change. A YouTube of a confrontation between children and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) left her looking like a clueless and arrogant politician who has suddenly passed her sell date.The children spoke to Amy Goodman here and here and clearly outclassed Feinstein by a mile. A Saturday Night Live skit captured the absurdity of Feinstein's response to children concerned about their uncertain future.

The seven articles linked to below include a set of guiding principles for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal, a reminder that the Climate Movement needs to listen and learn from Black activists, an analysis of how we can win against climate change, an Ecosocialist Roundtable with six voices of System Change Not Climate Change activists, a dissection of the Washington elite who are opposed to the Green New Deal, an interview with a leader of Cooperation Jackson, and a piece about the wariness with which Labor Unions are viewing the Green New Deal.

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Olive branch in red fist

An Ecosocialist Green New Deal: Guiding Principles

Democratic Socialists of America Ecosocialist Working Group | ecosocialists.dsa.org | March 3, 2019
From time to time, SCNCC endorses statements made by other groups that advance the principles we support. The statement by the Ecosocialist Working Group (EWG) of Democratic Socialists of America ... read more

Black folks have built some of the most powerful movements in U.S. history. And we have a whole lot to teach you about building an inclusive movement. Photo: Montecruz Foto via Flickr

Climate Change Ain’t the First Existential Threat

Mary Annaïse Heglar | medium.com | March 3, 2019
Dear Climate Movement: I’m with you when you say that climate change is the most important issue facing humankind. I’ll even go so far as to say it’s the most important one ever. But, when I hear... read more

Wildfire

How Can We Prevent Climate Catastrophe?

Phil Gasper | International Socialist Review | March 1, 2019
It’s not hyperbole to say that the accelerating climate emergency, which is getting closer to spiraling out of control, is the most serious crisis that humanity has faced in its entire history. Two... read more

One, Two, … Many Green New Deals: An Ecosocialist Roundtable

Carol Dansereau, John Foran, Ted Franklin, Brad Hornick, Sandra Lindberg, Jennifer Scarlott | resilience.org | February 26, 2019
Introduction by John Foran There was a saying in the Green Party – perhaps I made it up: “Two Greens, three opinions.” Ecosocialists, perhaps, tend to be slightly more in agreement with a few basic... read more

Slandering the Not-So Radical Green New Deal: A Bipartisan Operation

Paul Street | CounterPunch | February 25, 2019
An “Accurate Translation” of the “Anti” Charge “One commonly hears,” Noam Chomksy wrote thirteen years ago, “that carping critics [on the Left] complain about what is wrong, but do not present... read more
Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson

“It’s Eco-Socialism or Death”: An Interview With Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson

Editors | Jacobin | February 18, 2019
The Green New Deal (GND) is now part of the national conversation. But for decades, social movements have been doing the on-the-ground work to resist fossil capitalism and envision a different... read more
Solar energy installers atop a roof

A Green New Deal for American Labor?

Saurav Sarkar | Labor Notes | February 17, 2019
The simple yellow protest signs were stenciled “Green Jobs for All.” Speaker after speaker stepped into the middle of the office floor, marked with a U.S. House of Representatives seal.... read more SCNCC.net welcomes you!

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