Vermont AFL-CIO President, David Van Deusen, discusses plans for a historic political summit on December 7, 2019 in order to make a determination as to how we move forward with our political agenda, how we may change our approach to the legislative process, and to re-evaluate our relationship to the political parties and elections/endorsements.
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Workers Rights are Human Rights
Robert Pollin, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and founding co-director of its Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), explains that the Green New Deal isn’t just about saving the planet; it’s about doing so in a way that builds the power of working people and erodes inequality.
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.
Matt Huber advocates for tacking the ecological crisis by organizing around working-class interests, why Bernie Is the Best Chance We Have on Climate, and discusses the Democratic Socialists of America prioritizing organizing for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal.