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Building a working class green movement with the jobs we already have.

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We should be thinking much more broadly about what kinds of jobs people do that are part of building an economy and society that is low-carbon but high quality of life. Instead of just focusing on jobs seen as in conflict with the environment, there are a lot of kinds of work that are part of having a society that is not environmentally destructive - things like carework and teaching and healthcare - jobs that are typically done by women, but not jobs people think of in the jobs vs environment dichotomy.

Jacobin editor Alyssa Battistoni looks beyond the non-politics of the Democratic Party's response to the looming disaster of climate change, and towards the possibilities of a mass movement directed at addressing both jobs and the environment, building solidarity between today's workers and creating tomorrow's economy on a platform of less emissions, less work, and more care.

Alyssa wrote the article Living, Not Just Surviving for Jacobin.

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Alyssa Battistoni

Alyssa Battistoni is an editor at Jacobin and a PhD student in political science at Yale University.

 

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