Saving The World 101
March 11, 2019 10:28 AM Subscribe
“The core question: is a politics of rejecting industrialism realistic given material conditions? Is it scientific in Engels’s sense? I will argue that this anti-industrial vision of ecosocialism is “unscientific”: its vision of the future is based in a romantic rejection of the material conditions that confront us.“ Ecosocialism: Dystopian and Scientific - On March 15, the Climate Kids Are Coming: A massive, international, youth-led mobilization will demand action on the climate crisis. (The Nation) “Remarkably, the US’ historically high percentage of federal spending during World War II would put it at the low end of present-day spending in Europe.” The Green New Deal Needs WWII-Scale Ambition - “So American workers are getting smacked in the head by a vicious federal administration, and the conservation groups are over in La La Land, trying to figure out 10 years later why they can’t implement the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Neither of those laws have ever been fully implemented, ever.” Meeting the Standard : Jane McAlevey On the strained relation between unions and environmentalists, the limits of narrative change, and a winning strategy for a Green New Deal.
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