State Services, Budget, Revenue

Howie Hawkins, Green Party presidential candidate speaks

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.

Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Socialism in an Era of Extreme Inequality

Bhaskar Sunkara , author of The Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical Politics in an Era of Extreme Inequality and founder and editor of the socialist publication Jacobin, answers What Is Democratic Socialism?, draws lessons from socialism's mixed history, and presents a vision for its future.

Defeat Scott Walker Agenda; Rethinking Labor Politics

David Van Deusen discuses why labor must rethink how we do politics. Ashley Smith explains why we must stop Republicans from bringing Scott Walker’s right wing agenda to Vermont, and organize for our own working class interests.

Teachers’ Strike Wave & Working-Class Politics

Eric Blanc, the author of Red State Revolt: The Teachers' Strike Wave and Working-Class Politics discusses how teachers in West Virginia self-organized themselves, successfully overcame the divisions with school service personnel, and won broad community support for a mass political strike that despite a Republican-controlled statehouse and a coal baron governor, beat back charter school legislation, attacks on seniority, a paycheck “protection” bill, and won a pay raise for all public employees.

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