Planning the Inaugural Eco Vista Green New Deal

Planning the Inaugural Eco Vista Green New Deal

Sociology 134EC:  Earth in Crisis

November 2029

Part One:  The Many Green New Deals

Each of the following represents a distinct version of the Green New Deal.  

1) An Ecosocialist Green New Deal

2) A Feminist Green New Deal 

3) Howie Hawkins/Green Party Green New Deal 

4) The Red New Deal 

5) Jeremy Brecher, “A Green New Deal for Workers” 

6) Bernie Sanders Green New Deal 

Part Two:  Eco Vista Inaugural Popular Assembly for a Green New Deal

Opening and Deliberations of the Popular Assembly 

This will feature opening remarks, followed by structured discussion, debate, deliberation, and brainstorming about what would/should be the best features of an Eco Vista Green New Deal.

Recommendations and Decisions of the Eco Vista Inaugural Popular Assembly for a Green New Deal

In this session, we will attempt to make recommendations and, if possible, some collective decisions for the drafting of the principles of an Eco Vista Green New Deal.

Some Key Materials on the Green New Deal

Text of the Resolution (February 5, 2019), https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Naomi Klein video on the Future [7 minutes, 2019], https://theintercept.com/2019/04/17/green-new-deal-short-film-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/

Naomi Klein, “Movements will make, or break, the Green New Deal,” pp. 259-271 in On Fire:  The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (New York:  Simon and Schuster, 2019)

Naomi Klein, “Epilogue:  The Capsule Case for the Green New Deal,” pp. 280-291 in On Fire:  The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (New York:  Simon and Schuster, 2019)

Peter Hudis, “The Green New Deal: Realistic Proposal or Fantasy?” (May 26, 2019), https://newpol.org/the-green-new-deal-realistic-proposal-or-fantasy/