Howie Hawkins, Harvey Wasserman
Saturday, 12 October 2019 — 3:45 p.m.
Two co-founders of the anti-nuclear, pro-safe energy Clamshell Alliance in 1976 evaluate the various Green New Deal proposals in the national spotlight today. The signature program of the Green Party for the last decade has been taken up by some Democrats in the Non-Binding Resolution for a Green New Deal, which takes the brand but not all of the content from the Green Party. What’s missing? What needs to be added back in? What do climate scientists say is necessary? What do the economists and engineers say is possible and on what timeline? How do we organize to get a Green New Deal enacted?
Howie Hawkins is a retired Teamster from Syracuse, New York who is seeking the Green Party nomination for president. A civil rights, peace, union, and environmental activist since the 1960s, in 2010 he was the first US candidate to campaign for a Green New Deal running for governor of New York.
Harvey Wasserman is a lifelong activist who speaks, writes and organizes widely on energy, the environment, election protection, social justice, grass-roots politics and natural healing, personal and planetary. He hosts “”California Solartopia”” at KPFK-Pacifica and “”Green Power & Wellness”” at prn.fm. He edits nukefree.org, solartopia.org and has taught history, diversity and ecology studies at numerous colleges. His latest book is America at the Brink of Rebirth: The Organic Spiral of Us History. His top priority is to shut all nuke reactors and help make Los Angeles the world’s first Solartopian megalopolis.