EQUAL TIME is where Vermonters talk about issues ignored by the corporate media—mothers opposing toxic pollution, workers fighting for decent jobs, nurses working for health care reform, students speaking out about their education, farmers struggling against corporate agribusiness, and more.
Vermont AFL-CIO President, David Van Deusen, discusses plans for a historic political summit on December 7, 2019 in order to make a determination as to how we move forward with our political agenda, how we may change our approach to the legislative process, and to re-evaluate our relationship to the political parties and elections/endorsements.
Robert Pollin, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and founding co-director of its Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), explains that the Green New Deal isn’t just about saving the planet; it’s about doing so in a way that builds the power of working people and erodes inequality.
David Van Deusen, President of the Vermont AFL-CIO, and Michael Alexander, a volunteer who fought with the Kurdish led forces of the People’s Protection Units against Daesh (ISIS) and for Rojava, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, speak out about the Turkish invasion and ethnic cleansing.
Howie Hawkins, a leading Green Party candidate for president, explains that Implementing the Green New Deal will require ecosocialism—social ownership in key sectors in order to democratically plan the coordinated reconstruction of all economic sectors for ecological sustainability. The Green New Deal encompasses an Economic Bill of Rights and a Green Economy Reconstruction, and Howie explains how we would pay for it.