Seize the Plant, Save the Planet: Organizing for a Green New Deal in the Rust Belt

Donald Trump won office in part because he promised to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., especially in the Rust Belt. Not only have these jobs not materialized so far, but the U.S. auto industry continues to suffer and sputter. Organizers from the DSA in Rust Belt cities discuss what the Green New Deal could look like on the ground.

Recorded at the Socialism2019 conference in Chicago, sponsored by Haymarket Books and Jacobin.

Natasha Fernández-Silber is a lawyer, filmmaker, and co-chair of the Detroit DSA.

Sean Crawford is an auto worker, UAW member, Democratic Socialist and activist in Detroit.