In a show of progressive power and solidarity that organizers hope will make President-elect Joe Biden take notice—and take action—a coalition of frontline Indigenous activists, union organizers,
Source: Indigenous and Progressive Activists and Lawmakers Plan Rally at DNC to Push Biden in Greener Direction | Common Dreams News
One would be foolish to count out the left… In response to the cataclysm occasioned by the coronavirus, three lines of thinking are emerging.One is that the emergency necessitates extraordinary
Source: The Race to Replace a Dying Neoliberalism | Common Dreams Views
“This is a moment when we can implement measures to help boost the economy, create jobs, and build climate resilience.”
Source: Global Green New Deal Supporters Urge World Leaders to Learn From Coronavirus to Tackle Climate Crisis | Common Dreams News
Ten years after the publication of their first plan for powering the world with wind, water, and solar, researchers offer an updated vision of the steps that 143 countries around the world can take to attain 100% clean, renewable energy by the year 2050. The new roadmaps, publishing December 20 in the journal One Earth, follow up on previous work that formed the basis for the energy portion of the U.S.
Source: Plan for a Global Green New Deal | Portside
The idea of a Green New Deal, including the one proposed by a group of Democrats led by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is hardly novel on the world scene, though potentially consequential for American politics. European Green parties, for example, introduced far-reaching policies in support of an ecological (sustainable) model of development as early as 1980. A few other European leftist parties later arrived at their own “greening” initiatives to mitigate climate disruption. The much-smaller U.S. Greens followed suit. Even the authoritarian Chinese government has introduced its own program to curb greenhouse emissions while theoretically reducing fossil-fuel consumption. More
Source: Capitalism and the Limits of Greening – CounterPunch.org
As sit-ins targeted establishment Democrats nationwide to demand the Green New Deal, Sanders stood with climate campaigners in Iowa on Friday and applauded striking youth worldwide who are saying:
Source: Calling Him Only 2020 Candidate Whose Plan ‘Can Save Our Planet,’ US Youth Climate Strike Leaders Endorse Bernie Sanders for President | Common Dreams News
To fulfill the promise of the climate strikes, we need a bold policy solution.
Source: Only Bernie’s Green New Deal Answers Greta’s Call for Action – In These Times