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.
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.
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.
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.
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.