Green New Deal

An Extinction Rebellion protest in Melbourne in October.

In response to the climate emergency and growing social inequality, socialist parties and campaigns in Europe and North America have proposed socially transformative green new deals. But what could one for Australia look like?

Politics in Britain is in turmoil. An early election will most likely happen as soon as December, or at the latest within a few months — the second early election since 2017.

This election will pit the Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party against various parties representing the interests of the 1%, including the governing Conservative party (Tories), the Liberal Democrats and the recently-formed, far right, Brexit Party.

What are the strengths of the “Green New Deal” campaign launched by progressives in the United States and now being taken up by environmental and labour activists in Britain, Australia and other countries? Is it something socialists should support?

RMIT University professor Rob Watts believes Australia needs a “Green Fair Go” — akin to the United States proposal of a “Green New Deal” — that would include a commitment to full employment through jobs linked to combating climate change.

Growing numbers of environmental and social activists are recognising the need for profound system change in order to ensure a safe and fair future for everyone. Particularly in the US and Britain, transitional demands are being framed into the so-called 'Green New Deal'. What exactly does it envisage, and what potential would such a plan have in Australia? Join us for this important discussion!

Saturday November 23 @ 2pm

The Boorloo (Perth) Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St East Perth

Hosted by Socialist Alliance WA

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