Anna Gyorgy, US-amerikanische Aktivistin und Gründerin unserer Mitgliedsgruppe “Women and Life on Earth”, arbeitet seit vielen Jahren zum Thema Ökologie und Frieden. In diesem aktuellen Artikel, den sie für eine lokale Zeitung in Massachusetts schrieb, plädiert sie für den “Green New Deal” – ein Konzept, das die amerikanischen Steuergelder statt in Militär und Krieg in nachhaltige Politik investieren will.
It’s that time again. When taxes are due and we can again consider how they are used. Here’s a case for turning our national budget away from war, destruction and corporate enrichment towards reconstruction and reparations, under the umbrella concept of a Green New Deal.
The Green New Deal legislation, sponsored in the House of Representatives by the dynamic youngest member of congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and in the Senate by our own Ed Markey, is gaining wide support – despite Republican jeers.
House Resolution 109: “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal,” calls for a new turn in our country. It does not include specific legislation at this point. Which is good, as it allows for broad discussion of the goals and means presented. It is worth taking the time to read the text of this bill, written in clear English, online at:
It opens by mentioning two major reports issued last fall that detail current climate degradation and make clear that the window for stabilizing the planet’s climate enough to prevent massive and irreversible damage is closing. The resolution mentions that the US helped create the problem: through 2014 this country, with a world population of just 4 percent, has been responsible for 20 percent of greenhouse gas pollution.