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10:42 am, November 16th, 2018 - 15 comments
Categories: capitalism, Economy, Environment, global warming, International, jobs, us politics - Tags: AGW, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, democrats, pelosi
The Sunrise Movement began a year or so ago in the US and is seeking to get political action on global warming by getting ‘big oil’ out of US politics and securing a “Green New Deal”. As proclaimed on their website –
We’re building an army of young people to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.
As part of that effort they only offered support to mid-term election candidates who spurned fossil money. And although they might not have seen as many desirable candidates elected as they’d have liked, and although they might stand accused of overlooking deeper systemic aspects of the problem facing the world, they seem to have gained a measure of penetration and traction within the US political set up. You can read a report of the latest action they took in Congress via The Intercept
I guess it’s not every day a pressure group might lay claim to having a Congress Person on side and willing to “occupy” the office of their own boss to push a point.
“I’m gonna take the table,” says @Ocasio2018, “because we are busting down the doors.” pic.twitter.com/tQ8IebKtBb
— Sunrise Movement 🌅 (@sunrisemvmt) November 13, 2018