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In Iowa, Rashida Tlaib and the Sunrise Movement Push the Green New Deal—and Bernie Sanders

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/01/14/iowa-rashida-tlaib-and-sunrise-movement-push-green-new-deal-and-bernie-sanders

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Climate chaos is the second most important issue after healthcare according to polls of likely caucus/primary voters. I have considerable qualms about Bernie’s Green New Deal based on its promise of continuing the American love affair with the unsustainable accumulation of stuff, but it’s miles ahead of what the other candidates are offering.

Great article, very inspiring, thank you David Goodner, & thanks to the amazing Catholic Worker folks who do so much.

A rather more sceptical take on the GND from the World Socialist Party of the United States

It may be true that the technology needed for carbon-neutral production already exists, or is in the works. All the resources to stop the madness may be there. But in capitalism, the requirement to generate profit never ceases: It’s do or die. That, in the first place, is what makes the GND an impossible goal.