Two years ago, the Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion both captured media attention through bold direct action. Since then, Sunrise has combined protest with political work challenging fossil-fuel interests. XR and other groups tepid about electoral politics should do the same.
Edward Carver is a journalist based in London. His work has appeared in the Guardian and Le Monde.
Liberal pundits argue that Bernie Sanders’s policies were too radical for “ordinary Americans.” But primary voters are much richer than the average voter in the general. Among working-class Americans, ideas like Medicare for All are becoming common sense.
Coca-Cola makes 100 billion plastic bottles a year, and recycling isn’t stopping the build-up of waste. We need government action to rein in the plastics industry.