In the United States, proposals for a Green New Deal have been getting considerable attention in recent months as activists have pressed both members of Congress and Democratic presidential candidates to support aggressive measures to combat global warming. There clearly is much more that we can and must do in the immediate future to prevent enormous damage to the planet. More
GND: reform as revolution?
Economist Robert Pollin explains why the Green New Deal is the only viable response to global socioeconomic crises.
For once I am almost in agreement with a marxist, but the reality is that marxists have made a mess of communism, they will surely make a mess of ecological socialism. Continue reading “John Bellamy Foster on the ‘Green New Deal’”
The stance of many labor unions against the green movement, or the Green New Deal, is very shortsighted. The world is getting frantic. Kneejerk labor unions will end up losing support on the left and/or starting a war there. We will end up in the an even more hopeless situation that we are in now: union busting from the left. We can easily avoid this, but the narrow vision of many labor honchos should be called out forthwhith. And many in the elite green movement are incapable of understanding the issue.
Labor leaders need to study ecological socialism and create a social blueprint able to avoid such a collision…
Leaders of working class labor orgs need to get smart in a hurry: the dangers to working class interests are real but the dangers of climate change are even worse. We need a new kind of labor movement that can assess the route to a no-growth stable socialism where the basics of economic populism are guaranteed but possibly under reduced circumstances. If labor can’t evade a collision with green issues they will cripple their own movement and destroy working class consciousness. Continue reading “idiot union bosses fighting GND?///The Green Revolution (New Deal) Is the Only Realistic Option”