Nationalisation is finally back in fashion
The popularity of the SEC demonstrates that fighting for re-nationalisation of essential industries and rebuilding the public service is a demand capable of building a broad political base for climate action.
The Australian Labor Party’s Climate Bill Is Empty Symbolism | Jacobin
Labor’s climate bill is little more than symbolism. With escalating climate disasters and soaring inflation, it’s bad policy and even worse politics.
To Take Real Action on Climate Change, Australia Must Rebuild Its Public Sector | Jacobin
By returning to a policy of full employment and tying it explicitly to decarbonization efforts, Labor could make it self-evident that climate action tangibly and materially benefits working-class people right now.
What to Do When the World Is Ending →
Despair is not about reality, or the world, or even ultimately the people we care about. It is about us. It is the act of allowing our very real sadness and fear to limit our sense of what is possible, about finding safety and comfort in that darkness, about avoiding heartbreak.
Should Environmental Activists Sabotage Fossil Fuel Infrastructure? →
The moral case against the fossil fuel industry is irrefutable. But this is not simply a question of morality, this is about strategy and power
The Only Winning Climate Policy Is a Pro-Worker Climate Policy →
Matt Huber: "The GND strategy is deceptively simple. Tie decarbonization directly to public investment and visible material benefits for the working class."
Powershop’s Sellout Shows the Free Market Won’t Stop Climate Change | Jacobin
The Australian green energy provider Powershop launched in 2012 with the support of a range of environmental NGOs. Last month, Shell bought the company and took over its clients.
The Case for the Civilian Climate Corps →
Decarbonisation isn't a set-and-forget kind of thing. Plans that don't account for what it would take to build and maintain political constituencies over the long-haul are doomed to fail.
A Warning We Can’t Ignore
The IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5°C destroys any doubt that the fossil fuel industry is at war with our future. We need to confront them head on.
Climate Change: Winning Slowly Is the Same as Losing →
This is the end game, and we need to start acting like it.