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.
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.
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.
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.
Anu Partanen, author of The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life, discusses what the Nordic countries can tell us about creating a better country. Anu is joined by Isaac Grimm, lead organizer of Rights and Democracy Vermont's Raise Up Vermont campaign.