Why doesn't the left invest in people and institutions like the right? →
Money, infrastructure, and leadership development over the long-term. It’s a frustratingly simple formula.
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.
The End of the End of the End →
"Food might be political now, and sitcoms, and novels, and every conversation with everyone you’ve ever known, but the sole exception seems to be politics itself."
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 Left’s “Theoretical” Problem →
Being correct is less important than building organisations and power.
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.
Moving Toward Conflict for the Sake of Good Strategy →
"Strategy is all about choice. It is about saying no, sharpening a position through disagreement, narrowing focus."
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.
Toward the Next Jewish Rebellion →
"And this is where the lesson transcends the question of Jewishness and anti-Semitism and goes hand in hand with the most essential questions the movement must ask itself today: What do we — each and every one of us — have to do to become our most powerful selves?"