2018 saw Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old former bartender from the Bronx, dance her way onto the US political stage and into our hearts. Trouncing one of the country’s most senior politicians to become the Democratic candidate for New York’s 14th congressional district, Ocasio-Cortez continued to make waves before she’d even taken office by joining protesters from the Sunrise Movement in a march on House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office on her first morning in D.C. The demand? The creation of a new select committee on climate change as part of a ‘Green New Deal’ (GND).Read More
Climate change is happening now. It requires urgent action. Increasingly, it is apparent that only socialists have the ideas and the organisation to lead us out of this crisis. 2019 will be the year the new left takes charge of climate action.Read More
The Green New Deal has taken US politics by storm, propelled into the mainstream by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Sunrise Movement. Inspired by its transatlantic traction, members of the British climate and labour movements came together to discuss what building a Green New Deal through the UK Labour party might look like.