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Art & Architecture: Legacy & Loss

News items that speak to the vast legacy of New Deal art and architecture and to controversies about the loss of historic works or their relevance to modern times.

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  • Green New Dealers Turn Up the Heat
    • February 21, 2019
    In a radical departure from business as usual, talk of a “New Deal” has lately been reverberating through the halls of the nation’s Capitol. Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass) have introduced a resolution for a Green New Deal that is making headlines and rapidly ...
  • Climate Activists Demanding “Green New Deal” Arrested at Pelosi's Office
    • November 16, 2018
    Young climate activist are driving a generational shift in the Democratic Party. Backed by Democratic Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the climate activists with the Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats were arrested on Capitol Hill this week. This past Tuesday they staged a protest at Nancy Pelosi’s office, demanding ...
  • Public Investment in Puerto Rico in the Wake of Hurricane Maria
    • October 25, 2017
    Over a month after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Puerto Rico remains devastated from the damage inflicted, with much of the island still without power.  In the aftermath of the storms, there has been some discussion of implementing significant public investment in Puerto Rico, in the spirit of the New Deal programs. An article ...
  • Bernie Sanders and Co-Sponsors Introduce "Medicare for All," Echoing Roosevelt's Goal of Universal Health Care
    • September 22, 2017
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 16 of his Democratic colleagues introduced legislation on September 13, 2017 to guarantee health care to every American by expanding and improving Medicare.  The Medicare for All Act of 2017 would establish a national health insurance program called the Universal Medicare Program. Under this legislation, every resident ...
  • Building Bridges, Not Wallsby Harvey Smith
    • April 6, 2017
    Last November, following the election of Donald Trump, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution declaring the City’s commitment to values of multiculturalism and tolerance. “RESOLVED, That no matter the threats…,San Francisco will remain a Sanctuary City; we will not turn our back on the men and women from ...
  • A New New Deal from the Bottom Up
    • June 14, 2016
    At The Living New Deal, we’ve long been tracking rumblings of a new New Deal in American political circles. So often, though, that conversation centers on the biographies and affiliations of major politicians. Over at The American Prospect, Christopher Faricy takes a bottom-up perspective in his article, “Is It Time ...
  • Bernie Sanders and Historical Memory
    • April 12, 2016
    In running for President, Sen. Bernie Sanders has compelled Americans to rethink some long-standing political bromides of the neoliberal era, such as the evils of government action and universal health insurance. But how radical is Bernie, really? As Sanders and others have pointed out, he’s basically a New Deal Liberal. It’s a sign of ...
  • Speaking Openly About the Crisis of Capitalism: A Report On Our Fall Benefit
    • November 2, 2015
    Remember when “Socialism” wasn’t a dirty word? In fact, it used to be “an American tradition," one with deep national roots and a far-flung influence. This past Thursday, October 29, Richard Wolff reminded us that Socialism, and all the other Left “isms,” aren’t synonymous with “un-Americanism” or “terrorism.” They are, ...
  • Listen to Richard Wolff on Income Inequality and Wage Stagnation
    • October 26, 2015
    Monday on KALW’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, Richard Wolff spoke about the wealth gap brought about by modern capitalism (an often-ignored “redistribution of wealth”), and that dirty word—“Socialism”—in our current political and cultural climate. Dr. Wolff will speak at our Fall Benefit this Thursday; but here is the interview to whet your appetite. ...
  • Join The Living New Deal and Richard Wolff for Our Fall Benefit, Oct. 29
    • October 22, 2015
    The Living New Deal invites you to our Fall Benefit, featuring Dr. Richard D. Wolff, Economist and Founder of Democracy at Work. On Thursday, October 29, Dr. Wolff will be giving a talk at the Berkeley City Club, entitled, "Another New Deal? Answers to Capitalism's Crisis Today."     Reception and lecture with Dr. ...
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