When the Red Nation released their call for a Red Deal, it generated
coverage in places from Teen Vogue to Jacobin to the New Republic,
was endorsed by the DSA, and has galvanized organizing and action.
Now, in response to popular demand, the Red Nation expands their
original statement filling in the histories and ideas that formed it
and forwarding an even more powerful case for the actions it demands.
platform, one-part practical toolkit, the Red Deal is a platform that
encompasses everyone, including non-Indigenous comrades and relatives
who live on Indigenous land. We--Indigenous, Black and people of
color, women and trans folks, migrants, and working people--did not
create this disaster, but we have inherited it. We have barely a
decade to turn back the tide of climate disaster. It is time to
reclaim the life and destiny that has been stolen from us and rise up
together to confront this challenge and build a world where all life
can thrive. Only mass movements can do what the moment demands.
Politicians may or may not follow--it is up to them--but we will
design, build, and lead this movement with or without them.
The Red Deal
is a call for action beyond the scope of the US colonial state. It's
a program for Indigenous liberation, life, and land--an affirmation
that colonialism and capitalism must be overturned for this planet to
be habitable for human and other-than-human relatives to live
dignified lives. The Red Deal is not a response to the Green New
Deal, or a "bargain" with the elite and powerful. It's a
deal with the humble people of the earth; a pact that we shall strive
for peace and justice and a declaration that movements for justice
must come from below and to the left.