64. Climate Memo Mondays, February 28, 2022
European Green New Deal
Talking to Your Kid about CC
GREEN NEW DEAL: EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES
A Left Green New Deal: An Internationalist Blueprint.
Review P, 2022.
With the cascading effects of multiple ongoing health and economic crises, conditions are ripe for the emergence of a global progressive social project capable of moving us beyond business-as-usual and eradicating the fundamental causes of misery: namely, a global Green New Deal. But simply creating new “green jobs” within the current capitalist system is not nearly enough. If we are to take on climate change, it is imperative that we first of all engage in “system change,” a process rooted in socialism. Shifting beyond the American notion of the Green New Deal and adding vital internationalist dimension, provides just such a blueprint for this worldwide undertaking.
Written by Bernd Riexinger and his team in the German DIE LINKE [the left] Party,unveils the powerful opponents of a genuine, left-wing Green New Deal—corporations, the wealthy, the ultra-rich and their political allies. But it also discloses the creation of a potent new counterforce, embodied in a left-wing mobilization strategy developed by DIE LINKE. This organizing model is based in “connective party politics”— transformative organizing practices that reach across class lines within and beyond the party. This essential book provides both a Left Green New Deal platform and the inspiration necessary to lay a path towards an alternate future.
Talking to your kid about climate change. Editor. Mronline.org (2-21-22). Emotions
are at the heart of the matter
--Biden should declare the climate catastrophe a national emergency (see Biden and climate)
--Contrast Lynas, Our Last Warning, on the dark truth about temperature and resistance, to Fonda’s optimistic account of 4 mos. Of resistance.
Fonda, What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action. 2020.