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Jun 25, 2020
Hot & Bothered: A Decade to WinJune 25, 2020
Kate and Daniel reflect on the lessons of the last few months and the prospects for ecosocialism in this decade. The post Hot & Bothered: A Decade to Win appeared first on Dissent Magazine.
Jun 18, 2020
Hot & Bothered: An Abolitionist Green New Deal, with Jasson PerezJune 18, 2020
What does an abolitionist, ecosocialist program look like in practice? Researcher and organizer Jasson Perez explains why working toward police and prison abolition is key to building social movements and, ultimately, expanding the horizon of a vibrant working-class life. The post Hot & Bothered: An Abolitionist Green New Deal, with Jasson Perez...
Jun 11, 2020
Hot & Bothered: Putting Racial Justice First, with Patrick HoustonJune 11, 2020
Connecting the dots between racial injustice and the climate crisis isn’t just a question of principle—it’s a daily reality. Organizer Patrick Houston describes how the movement can win. The post Hot & Bothered: Putting Racial Justice First, with Patrick Houston appeared first on Dissent...
Jun 04, 2020
Hot & Bothered: Why Defunding the Police is Key to a Just Transition, with J. Mijin ChaJune 04, 2020
What will it take for the climate movement to move beyond statements of solidarity and advance a strategy of targeted divestment from racist institutions, in order to reinvest those resources—and many more, besides—in communities of color? The post Hot & Bothered: Why Defunding the Police is Key to a Just Transition, with J. Mijin Cha appeared first on...
May 28, 2020
Hot & Bothered: Has the Fracking Bubble Finally Burst? with Bethany McLeanMay 28, 2020
The fracking boom that drove a decade of record U.S. oil and gas production was never really profitable to begin with. Has its bubble finally burst? The post Hot & Bothered: Has the Fracking Bubble Finally Burst? with Bethany McLean appeared first on Dissent Magazine.
May 21, 2020
Hot & Bothered: Designing a Green New Deal, with Billy FlemingMay 21, 2020
Billy Fleming discusses not just the kinds of policies that should anchor a Green New Deal, but how to advance an effective inside-outside strategy to win them as we gear up for 2021. The post Hot & Bothered: Designing a Green New Deal, with Billy Fleming appeared first on Dissent Magazine.
May 14, 2020
Hot & Bothered: A Climate Story to Win a Multiracial Majority, with Mary Annaïse HeglarMay 14, 2020
Mary Annaïse Heglar talks to Kate and Daniel about climate grief; why we don’t have to choose between caring about police violence and caring about the polar bears; and why Bernie Sanders’s campaign message didn’t resonate with many (especially older) black voters. The post Hot & Bothered: A Climate Story to Win a Multiracial...
May 07, 2020
Hot & Bothered Podcast: A New Commonwealth, with Jedediah Britton-PurdyMay 07, 2020
From crocus blooms to interstates, the material world we live in sets the conditions for our politics. What would it take to establish collective, democratic rule over the material terms of our shared lives? How can we, as an “infrastructure species,” transform both our physical and political infrastructures—and even ourselves in the process? And how can we build an ecosocialism that can win in the months and years ahead? These are some of the questions guiding the work of Jedediah Britton-Purdy, professor of law at Columbia Law School and author, most recently, of This Land Is Our Land: The Struggle for a New Commonwealth...
Apr 30, 2020
Hot & Bothered Podcast: Debt vs. Democracy, with Astra TaylorApril 30, 2020
Under the weight of COVID-19, every lie we’ve been told about how the economy works is busting open, and our institutions are revealing themselves to be incapable of offering a path to recovery. Worse yet, many governments are using the crisis as a pretext for a punishing return to austerity. Why? The answer can be summed up in one word: debt, an issue that Astra Taylor has spent the last several years organizing around as co-founder of the Debt Collective. Also a prolific writer and documentarian, Astra is the author most recently of Democracy May...
Apr 23, 2020
Hot & Bothered Podcast: Building Power in a Time of Monsters, with Waleed ShahidApril 23, 2020
The last two months have seen the left come closer than it has in decades to nominating a U.S. presidential candidate, only to end in stinging defeat. In Congress, Democratic leaders have been on the back foot in negotiating record stimulus spending amid a historic crisis. For the U.S. left, in other words, the current moment in many ways looks like one of defeat. Still, says Waleed Shahid, “The progressive movement is dominating the ideas conversation in the Democratic party, which was not the case five years ago.” Shahid, a veteran of Bernie Sanders’s first presidential campaign in 2016 and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset run in 2018, is now the communications director for Justice Democrats and a leading voice of left-wing realignment in the Democratic Party. On this week’s show, Kate and Daniel talk to Shahid about how the broad...