Statements of the Green Shadow Cabinet

Social Justice Unionism Seeks to Build Labor and Student Movements

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Earlier this month at the Labor Notes Conference, rank and file labor leaders announced for the first time the creation of the Network for Social Justice Unionism (NSJU), a new infrastructure that unionists concerned with advancing social justice beyond the workplace hope to use to organize for a shift in the way the labor movement operates.

The Jewish community center shootings: White-washing white terrorism

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Overland Park, a city of fewer than 200,000 in the heartland of the U.S. just south of Kansas City, is an unlikely setting for a terrorist attack. But on April 13, Frazier Glenn Cross aka Frazier Glenn Miller brought terror.

While the authorities needed “more investigation” regarding Miller’s motive, the national media made the obvious connection characterizing the attack as a hate crime. But neither the media nor the authorities dared to call it what it was – a terrorist attack.

Climate Change Messaging: Avoid the Truth

Friday, April 11, 2014

Should environmental campaigners avoid talking about fearful climate scenarios, even if that's what the science is telling us? Or are we fighting with one arm tied behind our back?

Steve Breyman challenges Nordhaus and Shellenberger’s New York Times op-ed, which argues that fear-based appeals to drum up public support for policies to address climate change are more likely to turn people off than fire them up.