Texas governor Greg Abbott has forever changed the state’s politics. To undo the damage he has caused, we can’t rely on top-down initiatives. We need a working-class alternative.
David Griscom is a writer and Texan based in Austin and the cohost of the podcast Left Reckoning.
Cattle barons carved up Texas with barbed wire in the late 19th century, separating poor farmers and landless cowboys from vital resources for their struggling cattle herds. So the cowboys formed fence-cutting gangs to preserve the open range.
The climate movement must be rooted in the labor movement. Otherwise we get individualistic solutions that throw workers under the bus and only grant reliable, green energy to those who can afford to pay for it.