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The Strategy of the Green New Deal from Below

The Strategy of the Green New Deal from Below

The Green New Deal from Below pursues strategic objectives that implement Green New Deal programs, expand the Green New Deal’s support, and shift the balance between pro- and anti-Green New Deal forces. Not every action is likely to accomplish all of these objectives, but most actions aim to accomplish more than one of them at the same time.

Student Gaza Protesters Are Enforcing the Law

Student Gaza Protesters Are Enforcing the Law

More than 2000 protestors have been arrested in pro-Palestinian demonstrations since mid-April. They have been charged with “criminal trespass” and other crimes. University officials, police, and politicians may say that students protesting Israeli genocide in Gaza and US complicity with it are criminals. But far from breaking the law, their actions are actually enforcing it. Here’s why.

Strategic Perspectives of the Green New Deal from Below

Strategic Perspectives of the Green New Deal from Below

The Green New Deal from Below expresses the values and programs of the Green New Deal at local, state, and regional levels. But it is also a strategy for how to realize those values and implement those programs. This Strike! Commentary will explore how, in a complex and conflicted political arena, the Green New Deal movement has constructed such a strategy. The next commentary will explore how it has implemented that strategy in practice.

Statement of Solidarity with Students, Workers, and Palestine

Statement of Solidarity with Students, Workers, and Palestine

We proudly stand with the brave students and workers who are facing repression, violence, retaliation, and arrest on their campuses for protesting the complicity of the U.S. and their universities in a genocide. With nearly 35,000 Palestinians reportedly murdered since October 7, and no end in sight, ceasefire is a moral and existential imperative. 

Young Workers Listening Project – a Sneak Peek

Young Workers Listening Project – a Sneak Peek

Last month, I presented research from the LNS Young Worker Listening Project (YWLP) at the annual conference of the Southern Sociological Society. The presentation, titled “Laboring through the Storm: Young workers, climate change, and the pursuit of meaningful work,” explored how the climate crisis is shaping the meaning of work for young workers.

Want to Find Work in the Climate Space?

Want to Find Work in the Climate Space?

On May 7 at noon eastern time the youth voter organization Next Gen America will hold an on-line Climate Workshop for young people who are looking for a well-paying job that’s good for the environment. Attendees can expect

Want to Join the Climate Corps?

Want to Join the Climate Corps?

20,000 young people will work this summer and fall to care for their communities and tackle the climate crisis through the American Climate Corps. The Climate Corp has been a key campaign issue for the Green New Deal and groups like the youth Sunrise Movement.

Earth Day to May Day 2024

Earth Day to May Day 2024

April 15-May 30th continues to be packed with actions around the country connecting the concerns of workers and the environment by linking up Earth Day to May Day.

Updates from California Labor for Climate Jobs

Updates from California Labor for Climate Jobs

On May 8, 2024, California Labor for Climate Jobs (CLCJ) will rally for a Day of Action at the California state capitol. As legislators head into final days of committee hearings and Governor Gavin Newsom prepares to announce his 2024-2025 State Budget revisions, CLCJ will turn up the volume to voice their pro-worker and pro-climate demands.