David Van Deusen, President of the Vermont AFL-CIO, and Michael Alexander, a volunteer who fought with the Kurdish led forces of the People’s Protection Units against Daesh (ISIS) and for Rojava, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, speak out about the Turkish invasion and ethnic cleansing.
Howie Hawkins, a leading Green Party candidate for president, explains that Implementing the Green New Deal will require ecosocialism—social ownership in key sectors in order to democratically plan the coordinated reconstruction of all economic sectors for ecological sustainability. The Green New Deal encompasses an Economic Bill of Rights and a Green Economy Reconstruction, and Howie explains how we would pay for it.
Bhaskar Sunkara , author of The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality and founder and editor of the socialist publication Jacobin, answers What Is Democratic Socialism?, draws lessons from socialism's mixed history, and presents a vision for its future.
Keith Brunner, climate justice organizer with Rising Tide Vermont & Vermont Workers Center member, and Leslie Matthews, Workers Center leader, discuss the Put People First movement's environmental justice agenda. At a time when our fossil-fuel-dependent economy, and the politicians in its service, are taking us over the climate cliff, there is an urgent need to build a peoples movement from below that can radically transform the system.