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AOC is right, we need unprecedented action to prevent climate catastrophe

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been US Representative for New York’s 14th District for less than two months, but she has already made waves in US politics so large that they have spread across the pond.

Last week, Ocasio-Cortez (or AOC, as she is popularly known) tabled House Resolution 109. The “Green New Deal” it outlines would transition the US to a carbon neutral economy and 100% renewable energy generation within ten years. These changes would be accompanied by massive investment in infrastructure, from improving the energy efficiency of buildings, to developing new …

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How to break through when you have little money and a well-established opponent

One of the stories of the week has been the stunning victory of 28 year old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the primary in New York’s 14th district.

She unseated an incumbent 10 term senior congressman, Joe Crowley, the fourth ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives. He certainly seems to have been very complacent.

How did she do it, and what can we as Liberal Democrats learn from this? The New York Times has an analysis of why she won:

She flipped the levers of power he was supposed to have — his status as a local party boss and his

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  • User AvatarJoseph Bourke 30th Mar - 12:41am
    Peter Martin, the resolution foundation has published a short piece with ten recommendations for how economic policy can be approached in this crisis Safeguarding governments’...
  • User AvatarAndré Browne 29th Mar - 11:37pm
    I feel that we should have elected our leader in line with the planned schedule. The process of electing or leader will help us clarify...
  • User AvatarNigel Hardy 29th Mar - 11:26pm
    @James Belchamber "We should stand ready to work with Labour if they wake up out of their haze, but progress at this point is down...
  • User AvatarMark Pack 29th Mar - 11:18pm
    That is really helpful Sue; thanks.
  • User AvatarNigel Hardy 29th Mar - 10:35pm
    Presumably someone's having a joke. To lead a political party or local WI the ability to build alliances and have something to offer is essential....
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 29th Mar - 10:22pm
    @ Katharine, Yes the Resolution Foundation. I had a mental crosswire there!