by fairleft, Sat Jul 17, 2010 at 08:25:37 PM EDT
On July 7, Green Change launched its campaign for a Green New Deal. (I first found out about it on Firedoglake's 'The Seminal'.) Their ten proposals would shatter the earth as we know it (in a good way).
Green Change's new campaign: the Green New Deal The Green New Deal is our answer to the economic and ecological problems facing communities around the world. The Green New Deal is a platform of policies aimed at creating broadly shared economic prosperity and effecting the transition to a sustainable civilization. . . . Sign onto the Coalition for a Green New Deal today. Here’s what you endorse by joining the Coalition for a Green New Deal:
THE GREEN NEW DEAL 1. Cut military spending at least 70%. 2. Create millions of green union jobs through massive public investment in renewable energy, mass transit and conservation. 3. Set ambitious, science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and enact a revenue-neutral carbon tax to meet them. 4. Establish single-payer "Medicare for all" health care. 5. Institute tuition-free public higher education. 6. Change trade agreements to improve labor, environmental, consumer, health and safety standards. 7. End counterproductive prohibition policies and legalize marijuana. 8. Enact tough limits on credit card interest and lending rates, progressive tax reform and strict financial regulation. 9. Amend the U.S. Constitution to abolish corporate personhood. 10. Pass sweeping electoral, campaign finance and anti-corruption reforms.