In the final episode of this pandemic edition of Hot & Bothered, Kate and Daniel reflect on the lessons of the last few months and the prospects for ecosocialism in this decade. They discuss a new, $1.5 billion green infrastructure bill introduced by House Democrats; why dismantling the carceral state is key to climate politics; how the climate movement and the left more broadly has advanced in terms of contesting for power over the last decade; and why the zombie neoliberalism metaphor is, itself, undead.
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Democrats unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan (Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill)
Latin America’s Green New Deal (Daniel Aldana Cohen and Thea Riofrancos, NACLA Report on the Americas)
A Crisis Wasted (Reed Hundt, Simon & Schuster)
Kate: Why Abolishing ICE Is Good Climate Policy (In These Times)
Crisis Cities: Disaster and Redevelopment in New York and New Orleans (Kevin Fox Gotham and Miriam Greenberg, Oxford University Press)
We, The Sovereign (Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Wiley)
Katrina: A History, 1915–2015 (Andy Horowitz, Harvard University Press)
Jamaal Bowman Set to Oust Rep. Eliot Engel in Major Progressive Power Grab (Aída Chávez, The Intercept)
Kate: Inside the Fight to Shape Biden’s Climate Policy (New Republic)
Colin: French city of Dunkirk tests out free transport – and it works (France 24)
Colin: Paris’s new public housing push aims to offset soaring rents (France 24)