The Green New Deal is a visionary program to protect the earth’s climate while creating good jobs, reducing injustice, and eliminating poverty. Its core principle is to use the necessity for climate protection as a basis for realizing full employment and social justice.
— Ellen Sciales 🌅 (@Lnsciales) September 2, 2021
There is no real left at this point and the inability to even create a minimal socialist movement that isn’t a social-democratic formation behind disguise. The Sunrise Movement is part of our current era of defunct radical action, a beautiful mini-movement, but doomed sooner than later. Why not just move to an explicit, potentially revolutionary, stance? We were running out of time, now we are out of time. Revolutionary action is all that is left.
The Sunrise Movement deserves enormous credit for putting the Green New Deal on the national political agenda. But the organization seems to have hit a wall as of late. It may be time for Sunrise to pursue a new direction in its tactics.
David Camfieldreviews Max Ajl’s new book, A People’s Green New Deal
Source: Building ecosocialism – Tempest