Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: Green New Deal

Noam Chomsky: The Green New Deal is exactly the right idea

"So the basic idea is, I think, completely defensible – in fact, essential."

Earth Day, planetary boundaries, and the Green New Deal

We need system change, not business as usual.

End taxes that favor the rich; confront inequality and implement an...

More progressive and ecological taxation is essential to fund the ecosocialist Green New Deal for climate and economic security.

Bill McKibben: Green New Deal is a chance to ‘remake not...

"...if we don’t get action really soon, if we let it stretch out, those are the decades that will finish the work of breaking the planet. It’s why the urgency of something like the Green New Deal is so crucial."

A ‘buyback’ for our future?

“Corporate profits should be shared with the workers who actually create them.”

Beyond the Green New Deal: Eco-socialism and decolonization

As the threat of climate change increasingly becomes the deadly reality, we cannot afford to leave survival to the right-wing or racist survivalists.

While McConnell tries to rush Green New Deal vote, Senate Democrats...

"This is about our lives, and this should not be partisan. Science should not be partisan."

Transformative climate action is possible – if polluters stay away

We need strong firewalls separating Big Oil and other polluters from climate policy making.

Monetary policy takes center stage: MMT, QE or public banks?

A network of public banks including a central bank operated as a public utility could similarly fund a U.S. Green New Deal – without raising taxes, driving up the federal debt, or inflating prices.

Why students of color are stepping up to lead climate strikes

The youth-led movement builds on the momentum of the increasingly Black and Brown leadership behind the Green New Deal.

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in critical danger

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly...

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition in schools backed...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.