Authors Arundhati Roy and Naomi Klein took part in a virtual conversation on Tuesday to help launch a Global Green New Deal project to foster internationalism and visualize possibilities for a new and better world for people and the planet.
The online event, entitled “Into the Portal, No One Left Behind,” was co-sponsored by The Leap, War on Want, and Haymarket Books. Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want, moderated the discussion…
Roy said the pandemic meant “the machine of capitalism has come to a halt…” “The answer to the question ‘How do we change the world?’ isn’t in any of us individually,” said Reyman. “It’s in all of us collectively…”
The Global Green New Deal website says that a call to action is will be released in the coming weeks. “Together,” says the new site, “we will create a people’s plan to build a resilient global economy, based on the principles of a just transition and recovery, which guarantees the right to a dignified life for all.”