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Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers: The Decade of Transformation is Here

Remaking the Economy for the People

March 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Jessica Corbett: Global Green New Deal Supporters Urge World Leaders to Learn From Coronavirus to Tackle Climate Crisis

This is a moment when we can implement measures to help boost the economy, create jobs, and build climate resilience.

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: A Message from the future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

What if we decided not to drive off the climate cliff? What if we chose to radically change course and save both our habitat and ourselves? We realized that the biggest obstacle to the kind of transformative change the Green New Deal envisions is overcoming the skepticism that humanity could ever pull off something at this scale and speed.

December 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Steve Fraser: The Greening of the New Deal

The Green New Deal is even more socially capacious than the old one, embracing as it does the need for universal health care, a guaranteed annual income, a program of affordable housing, commitments to truly clean water and air, and a revolution in the production of healthy food.

October 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Solnit: Welcome to the US, Greta. With Your Help We Can Save the Planet and Ourselves

Even in such a divided and troubled country, there is hope. Between us we can beat the climate destroyers.

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Josh Hoxie: 5 ways the economy is stacked against young people

Millennials suffer stagnant wages and high expenses in an economy not designed for them — but there’s hope.

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Aviva Chomsky: Jobs, the Environment and a Planet in Crisis

Does organized labor actually support or oppose the Green New Deal? What about environmental organizations? If you’re not even sure how to answer such questions, you’re not alone.

August 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Feffer: Lifeboat Earth

Feckless democrats or reckless authoritarians: Lifeboat Earth doesn’t stand much of a chance with such options.

August 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Frances Moore Lappé, Zachary Field: Who Can Afford a Green New Deal? We Can!

Despite ridicule by Republican leaders, calls for a Green New Deal resonate with 80 percent of Americans.

July 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Peter Certo: Russia was never the real scandal

Evidence of much more serious “collusion” — with corporations and the wealthy — has always been hiding in plain sight. Though these unique excesses of the Trump era have gotten some coverage, they were never treated as the threat to his legitimacy that Russia was.

April 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Arlene Weiner: Just Sayings

You can’t get anything clean
Without getting something dirty
But you can get everything dirty
Without getting anything clean
Ought to be a country song

March 9, 2019 · 1 Comment

David Korten: Climate Change Is Too Important for Political Labels

Our living spaceship is dying by our hand, and there are no escape capsules, and no place to go if there were. So people, especially the young, are mobilizing to act and to demand action from both government and business.

March 4, 2019 · 1 Comment

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