Sanders supporters couldn't win without the unions. To get a stronger left candidate in the future, or build a real mass base if Biden (or Trump) wins, we need the unions. But they are stuck in their old ways. We need a new strategy.
With 80,000 members today, UMWA is more of a retirees’ organization than a fighting union — at roughly 1.6 million members, the AFT is one of the largest unions in the country. The former opposes the Green New Deal, the latter supports.
If environmental groups want to gain power in state houses or senates, they may want to look at what just happened in Philadelphia: Groups like 350 Philadelphia and Sunrise Movement endorsed the same candidate as the electricians’ union.
Yanis Varoufakis and David McWilliams
One thing seems clear: we are not going back to where we were, to business as usual. Greece's former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and Irish economist David McWilliams on the hope for a global new deal.
Why do we fail in protecting our own people’s health and well-being while we squander more than a trillion dollars each year – with the assent of both Republicans and Democrats – on maintaining a failed and futile military empire across the world?
The possibilities of an “organizer-in-chief.” Sanders is the only presidential candidate who has put forward a genuine Green New Deal, to radically remake the economy to serve ordinary people. One of two cover stories of our dual-sided January issue