The ecosystem, the political system and the economy are all in crisis, yet the 99% seems powerless to influence the ruling class which continues on a path toward disaster. The panel will address some of the following questions:
- What went wrong with the radical and progressive movements of the 60s that initially seemed promising, but left us more vulnerable to a system of exploitation?
- How can we unite to defend ourselves (and the ecosystem that allows us to survive) against the multi-national corporations, the capitalists, the corrupt political parties and a political system that uses violence to maintain its power and the status quo?
- What allowed the 1% to co-opt our struggles resulting in greater wealth inequality and alienation among the 99%?
- What do we need to do differently to turn the tide of neoliberalism which has captured our institutions? How do we best frame the struggles to activate and unite the 99%?
- Are framings such as “exploitation as class struggle” and “oppression as identity politics” useful in understanding our predicament?
Green Sundays are a series of free public programs & discussions on topics “du jour” sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. Snacks are potluck. Vegetarian and vegan snacks are always welcome, but we appreciate whatever you can bring! The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party follows, at 6:45 pm. Council meetings are open to anyone who is interested.