Peace & Freedom Party’s co-sponsored Suds, Snacks & Socialism monthly forum series at the Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley (3101 Shattuck Avenue; click here for map) on Saturday, May 13. All are welcome to discuss the topic Climate Chaos: An Existential Crisis.
(Can’t participate in person? Join the forum online! Click here to register and join in.)
In its 2023 report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) found that there is a more than 50% chance that global temperature rise will reach or surpass 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7o Fahrenheit) between 2021 and 2040. Many parts of the world are already seeing the effects of climate change.
At thisweek’s forum, we will explore the problems faced by the environmental and socialist movements as we try to end and reverse global warming. We will examine the idea of de-growth and seek ways to unite the working class around climate solutions.
Join our panelists to discuss the present situation and what it would take to create the peaceful world we need.
- Steve Ongerth – Inland Boatman’s Union member, and cofounder of the IWW Environmental Union Caucus;
- Eugene Coyle – activist with System Change not Climate Change, consulting economist on environmental issues; and
- Ted Franklin – coeditor of org, No Coal in Oakland coordinating committee member, and Labor Rise Climate Jobs Action Group organizer.
Serving as moderator is Marsha Feinland of PFP.
The program will start promptly at 2:30pm PT and is expected to wrap up by 4:30pm. To join the forum, click here or write
Please help us celebrate our return to the Starry Plough by ordering food and/or drinks. Please try to arrive early to place your order so that you do not miss any of the presentations. An open discussion will follow the presentations. We will be accepting donations which will be divided among the sponsoring organizations.
This forum is co-sponsored by the Oakland Greens, the Alameda County Peace & Freedom Party and Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change. The forum is part of our ongoing Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Our purpose is informed political discussion, and the views expressed are those of the speakers only, not official positions of the Peace & Freedom Party or our fellow co-sponsors..