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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Doing Green Jobs Right

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August 28, 2010
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  (EDITOR?S NOTE: The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the the September 13, 2020 edition of The Nation.  It tells a clear story of solidarity economy networking between environmental justice, economic justice, and community development.)

In Boston "the Green Justice Coalition has gone far beyond teaching people how to save energy?to actually shaping public policy in Massachusetts. In the process, it has created a model to connect the struggle for environmental justice with the fight for living-wage jobs, helping to lay the groundwork for a new generation of community-labor coalitions across the country. Largely below the radar, a growing number of activists are scoring important victories at the regional level through similar tactics, combining serious coalition building, astute policy research and aggressive political action, and paving the way for a new New Deal in America." 

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