February 27, 2012

Why 'Gang Green' isn't working well today

That exact phrase isn't used in this great article by Alternet, but the story is talking about the style of the big, mainstream environmental groups, who styled themselves "Gang Green" at the start of the Clinton Administration. Wanting to play ball with Democratic insiders, give some friendly "greenwash" to businesses and other things are all symptoms of their model that is not only top-down to their detriment, but overly politicized and too controlling.

And, not surprisingly, as a result of all of this, "Gang Green" is also still whiter and richer than the country as a whole. In short ... about as neoliberal as the Democratic politicians and businesses it often sucks up to.

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