Jacobin Radio: UAW Strike; Green New Deal
Suzi talks to UCSB Labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein about the ongoing UAW strike against General Motors, the first strike since 2007, with 50,000 workers on the picket lines. Lichtenstein shares his views of the strike, the union leadership, and the impact he thinks this strike can have on politics and work life, in reviving and reshaping industries and workplaces — and the political order. Suzi then talks to Daniel Aldana Cohen about the Green New Deal (GND) in the wake of worldwide climate strike actions, and how the GND intersects with the housing crisis, racism, inequality, and energy and food systems, not to mention the political and socioeconomic order while seeking to decarbonize the economy. Plus — it is reviving the Left. It’s not pie in the sky and we get Cohen’s take on why.