The Green New Deal
This is an ongoing series on the politics and organizing effort around the Green New Deal. For an introduction to this series read our piece on the point of a GND.
As we move forward in shaping the Green New Deal, we need to call in the left when they march on ahead of the rest of the working class. We remind the left to take a step back and walk alongside the working class.
New York State has shown how to build diverse grassroots coalitions—now, the nation must follow.
Teachers, construction workers, nurses, miners, frycooks—you have an indispensable role to play in the passage of the Green New Deal. Here are five concrete steps to take.
Like its 1930s counterpart, the Green New Deal should champion democratic cooperation in electricity.
The GND’s greatest potential is to represent a whole new political paradigm in which legislation—and political, social, and economic life itself—occurs.
It’s easy to compare Green New Deal to FDR’s original New Deal. Let’s also compare it to a country who’s recently been there, done that.
The Left would benefit from treating policy goals and political strategy differently—particularly when it comes to the Green New Deal.
The Green New Deal’s meaty focus on economic and racial justice makes it a political liability for no one but a narrow elite.
We need not sacrifice freedom of expression, our autonomy, our right to self-rule to survive what lies ahead. But if we allow our current, cramped understanding of who the Constitution serves to preclude climate mitigation, the horizon of possibilities will be increasingly limited by the physics of a rapidly warming world.