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 //A dossier prepared and maintained by the\\ [[mailto:​climate@socialists.nyc|NYC DSA Ecosocialist Working Group]]// //A dossier prepared and maintained by the\\ [[mailto:​climate@socialists.nyc|NYC DSA Ecosocialist Working Group]]//
  
-In most cases, items below include excerpts only - follow links for full text.\\ For older items, go to [[gnd-older|Archive]]. Updated ​9/22/19.+In most cases, items below include excerpts only - follow links for full text.\\ For older items, go to [[gnd-older|Archive]]. Updated ​4/29/20.
  
 [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=d9uTH0iprVQ|Video:​ A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]] [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=d9uTH0iprVQ|Video:​ A Message From the Future With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez]]
  
  
-==== New and Recent ​====+==== A Planet to Win ====
  
 +  * Aronoff, Battistoni, Cohen, & Riofrancos, //​[[https://​www.versobooks.com/​books/​3107-a-planet-to-win|A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal]]//
 +  * Quinn Slobodian, [[https://​foreignpolicy.com/​2020/​01/​11/​green-new-deal-climate-planet-to-win-book-review/​|When the Green New Deal Goes Global]] - review of //A Planet to Win//
 +  * [[https://​www.facebook.com/​jacobinmag/​videos/​2523377561215095/​|Book Launch Video]] - //A Planet to Win// (starts at 34:50)
 +  * [[https://​www.thedigradio.com/​podcast/​planet-to-win-with-thea-riofrancos-and-daniel-aldana-cohen/​|Podcast interview]] with //Planet to Win// authors Cohen and Riofrancos
   * [[https://​vimeo.com/​359778899|Video:​ Designing a Green New Deal]] (U. Penn, 9/13/19)   * [[https://​vimeo.com/​359778899|Video:​ Designing a Green New Deal]] (U. Penn, 9/13/19)
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 +==== New and Recent ====
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 +  * Jon Rynn, [[https://​www.counterpunch.org/​2019/​02/​15/​what-a-green-new-deal-should-look-like-filling-in-the-details/​|What a GND Should Look Like: Filling in the Details]]
   * Naomi Klein, //​[[https://​www.simonandschuster.com/​books/​On-Fire/​Naomi-Klein/​9781982129910|On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal]]//   * Naomi Klein, //​[[https://​www.simonandschuster.com/​books/​On-Fire/​Naomi-Klein/​9781982129910|On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal]]//
-  * Aronoff, Battistoni, Cohen, & Riofrancos,​\\ //[[https://www.versobooks.com/books/​3107-a-planet-to-win|A Planet to Win: Why We Need a Green New Deal]]// +  * [[http://feministgreennewdeal.com/|Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal]]
-  * Bernie Sanders, [[gndossier#​bernie_sandersthe_green_new_deal|The Green New Deal]] +
-  * Tom Athanasiou, [[https://​www.thenation.com/​article/​green-new-deal-sanders/​| Only a Global Green New Deal Can Save the Planet: And Bernie Sanders has a plan for that]]  +
-  * The Red Nation, [[gndossier#​the_red_dealindigenous_action_to_save_our_earth|The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth]]+
   * [[https://​report.gndforeurope.com/​|Green New Deal for Europe]]   * [[https://​report.gndforeurope.com/​|Green New Deal for Europe]]
-  * Aviva Chomsky, [[http://​www.tomdispatch.com/​post/​176594/​tomgram%3A_aviva_chomsky%2C_how_the_green_new_deal_is_changing_america/​|"​How the Green New Deal Is Changing America"​]] 
   * Mann, [[https://​kpfa.org/​episode/​against-the-grain-june-12-2019/​|Keynes,​ Crisis and the GND]] (Podcast)   * Mann, [[https://​kpfa.org/​episode/​against-the-grain-june-12-2019/​|Keynes,​ Crisis and the GND]] (Podcast)
-  * Riofrancos, [[gndossier#​plan_mood_battlefieldreflections_on_the_gnd|Plan,​ Mood, Battlefield:​ Reflections on the GND]] 
   * //Socialist Forum//, [[https://​socialistforum.dsausa.org/​issues/​winter-2019/​a-class-struggle-strategy-for-a-green-new-deal/​|Class Struggle Strategy for a Green New Deal]]   * //Socialist Forum//, [[https://​socialistforum.dsausa.org/​issues/​winter-2019/​a-class-struggle-strategy-for-a-green-new-deal/​|Class Struggle Strategy for a Green New Deal]]
 ===== Proposals ===== ===== Proposals =====
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 ===== Critiques ===== ===== Critiques =====
  
 +==== A Green New Deal Between Whom and For What? ====
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 +By Nicholas Beuret //Viewpoint Magazine// 10/24/19\\
 +https://​www.viewpointmag.com/​2019/​10/​24/​green-new-deal-for-what/​
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 +An important critique, although UK-centered. It brings out the pitfalls of organizing around specific versions of a GND that fail to come to grips with the range of problems and conundrums it details. Key paragraphs -
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 +“The hedging around the question of consumption,​ and the emphasis on the job creation aspect of the ‘jobs and climate measures’ part of the motion, tells us all we need to know about what the [Labour Party’s] Deal is. The Deal is to maintain – as much as possible – the current economic system we have, and the current lifestyles, while taking some action on climate change to minimize it as much as possible without compromising living standards. The Deal is that people outside of the Global North, who live in countries who do not have the geopolitical or economic power to compete for what are scarce resources, will be left out of the transition to a low-carbon economy and will, in effect, be sacrificed for the new mines, biofuel plantations,​ etc. that will enable the transition to renewable power for the new green economic system.”
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 +“insofar as the Green New Deal isn’t ‘the’ solution, it’s also not a stepping stone to one. Expanding and intensifying extractivism,​ deepening the exploitation of the Global South and implementing new forms of ‘green’ imperialism,​ further trashing the biosphere and continuing to emit carbon pollution – none of these can be understood as steps to a better future. Beyond the brutal political realism that would justify the further sacrifice of life and lives for a greened form of sustainable consumerism,​ the future promised by the Green New Deal isn’t one where climate change is arrested before becoming calamitous.
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 +“Even though the Green New Deal isn’t the solution, this doesn’t justify ignoring or opposing it. The Green New Deal is both a policy and a tendency. As a policy, it is a raft of measures that can be engaged with or fought against, in the interest of moving it in a more positive direction. As a tendency, it needs to be engaged with in order to shape what form it takes but also in order to create something else, something that takes us beyond the limitations of efforts to reform the system we have and build something that ensures a rich and abundant life for all of us and all life in general....
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 +“We need a radically egalitarian,​ communist degrowth. Recent years have thrown up numerous scientific papers all essentially calling for the end of capitalism. To some extent, science calls for nothing less than full communism. But not the communism of that part of the left that is only interested in communising consumerism instead of ending it, of redistributing the profits and spoils of extractivism without changing the economic system it supports. And while desire and the values attached to consumerism as a form of life must be interrogated and politically transformed,​ ultimately the foundations of consumerism are structural, and there is no shift to a sustainable form of life without looking to build out new infrastructures and environments that enable our autonomy from the capitalist market.
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 +“Degrowth as a way of producing a radical abundance must become a core part of left politics. We can start by returning to the critique of consumer capitalism that flourished during the 1960s and 70s, and by acknowledging that consumerism mostly benefits the wealthy few. For the vast majority of the world’s population degrowth can and will only mean a better life. It is not enough to try to cut emissions while keeping everything else the same – the only possible way forward is to radically change everything. It’s the only realistic proposal at this point.”
 ==== Report Card on Bernie Sanders'​s Green New Deal ==== ==== Report Card on Bernie Sanders'​s Green New Deal ====
  
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 As a marine biologist, a conservation leader, and an ocean farmer, we all believe that the ocean can go from unsung solution to policy cornerstone. To make that happen, the United States will have to do four things: 1. restore and protect coastal ecosystems; 2. invest in renewable offshore energy; 3. bolster the “blue economy;” and 4. vastly expand regenerative ocean farming. As a marine biologist, a conservation leader, and an ocean farmer, we all believe that the ocean can go from unsung solution to policy cornerstone. To make that happen, the United States will have to do four things: 1. restore and protect coastal ecosystems; 2. invest in renewable offshore energy; 3. bolster the “blue economy;” and 4. vastly expand regenerative ocean farming.
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 +==== Degrowth and the Green New Deal ====
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 +Gareth Dale, [[https://​theecologist.org/​2019/​oct/​28/​degrowth-and-green-new-deal|Degrowth and the Green New Deal]]
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 +I have in mind Alyssa Battistoni’s vision of a climate-stabilising socialism “oriented toward sustaining and improving human life as well as the lives of other species,” with an emphasis on green- and pink-collar labour such as “teaching,​ gardening, cooking, and nursing: work that makes people’s lives better without consuming vast amounts of resources, generating significant carbon emissions, or producing huge amounts of stuff.”
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 +I’m thinking, too, of Tithi Bhattacharya’s reflections on ‘Three Ways a Green New Deal Can Promote Life Over Capital,’ with its call for “insurgent caring.” These share an understanding that the environment is a class question. The compulsive force that drives businesses to exploit workers drives them to plunder and despoil nature too. Ending the latter requires abolishing the former.
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 +In this survey of the terrain, there is no ‘degrowth vs GND’ rivalry as such. Between the camp heartlands there clearly is. Growth boosterism and degrowth are incompatible,​ and the difference is often infused with morality and aesthetics—on one hand, a fetishism of technology, a belief that there exist no environmental limits and a dogma that ‘growth is good’; on the other, a self-righteous frugality and zeal for the hair shirt. But at the left corners, the tents are so close as to practically touch. The greater clashes will occur within each.
 ==== Peter Hudis: The GND: Realistic Proposal or Fantasy? ==== ==== Peter Hudis: The GND: Realistic Proposal or Fantasy? ====
  
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