Green New Deal

GOP Offers Preview of Brutal Climate Policies in Texas

As freezing temperatures and mass power outages plague the state of Texas, Republicans blame renewable energy—and Texans. By Sonali Kolhatkar As Texas battles a severe snowstorm and mass power outages this winter, Tim Boyd, the now-former Republican mayor of Colorado…

Forget Ted Cruz, What’s Really Missing in Texas Is the Green New Deal

“Lives are already being lost because of Texas politicians’ refusal to acknowledge and prepare for the realities of the climate crisis.” By Jessica Corbett While Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is under fire for fleeing to Cancún for a vacation as…

America—and the Democrats—Won’t Have a Future If Joe Biden Adopts a Centrist Agenda

It is up to the Democratic president-elect to ensure the future of both his party and the nation. Moving to the right, or even the center, will do neither. By Sonali Kolhatkar President-elect Joe Biden has called the November 2020…

Nuclear power in the Green New Deal? The arguments against it

By M.V. Ramana and Schyler Edmunston Over the last few years, there has been a growing interest in a Green New Deal and there are many versions proposed in different countries. At the same time, there has also been criticism of…

Coronavirus and the Universal Basic Income

Molly Scott Cato Capitalism isn’t working. We need a Universal Basic Income as we come out of the coronavirus lockdown into the economic – and the climate – crisis. The furlough scheme was an extraordinary move from a Conservative government…

After Sanders Exits Race, Climate Campaigners Thank Him for ‘Raising the Bar’ and Urge Biden to ‘Step Up’

“Sanders has been a constant, fearless voice for people and the planet, advocating for the bold ideas and real solutions like the Green New Deal, which met the scale of what is needed to avoid climate catastrophe.” By Jessica Corbett,…

DiEM25 presents 3-point plan for dealing with COVID-19 depression

DiEM25’s 3-Point Plan for the COVID-19 Pandemic Step 1: Issue €1 trillion in ECB-Eurobonds Step 2: Inject a €2000 European Solidarity Cash Payment Step 3: Introduce a European Green Recovery & Investment Program Introduction: Lives, Livelihoods and the Union on…

How Are We Going to Pay for Saving Trillions of Dollars?

Enhanced Medicare for All — that wild scheme that Michael Bloomberg calls “untried” because it’s only been tested for decades in virtually every wealthy nation on earth — would cost $450 billion a year less than the current U.S. system. In the…

20 Teens Arrested as Youth Climate Activists Take Over Capitol Building for Green New Deal Teach-In

Over 150 youth climate activists with the Sunrise Movement took over the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., Monday to hold a teach-in on the Green New Deal and to call on lawmakers to immediately adopt the measure. Twenty teenagers, one…

War Is Not Green

Addressing the climate crisis is one of the most important challenges of our time. The U.S. military is the world’s largest consumer of oil and causes more greenhouse gas pollution than 140 nations combined. Yet 64% of our discretionary spending…

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