The Green Party of Alameda County

Green Sunday (2/11): California’s Plutocratic Politics: Time for a Dialogue on Green Party Strategy and Tactics

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Green Sunday, February 11th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Dr. Larry Shoup will speak and lead a discussion on:  
California’s Plutocratic Politics: Time for a Dialogue on Green Party Strategy and Tactics
What time is it in terms of the earth’s ecologies? What time is it politically, in terms of activism for the people and the earth and against the threats posed by reactionary plutocratic Republicans and mainstream plutocratic Democrats? What are the implications for elections as the main focus of Green Party activism? What are the alternatives? The case for varied local Green Party campaigns to promote municipal grass roots democracy and community based economics. The goal of this Green Sunday is both educational and developmental in the sense of beginning a dialogue
on what should be our strategy and tactics for the immediate future and longer term.

 

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Larry Shoup was the Green Party candidate for California Secretary of State in 2002. He is the author of five books, including Wall Street’s Think Tank: the Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics (Monthly Review Press 2015).

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Breakout Groups
We were thrilled by your enthusiasm in Breakout Groups at Green Sundays a few months ago. To grow that energy, we’re trying Breakout Groups at the beginning of the County Council meetings after the 15 minute refreshment break that follows our Green Sunday programs. Which group will you roll with?
1. ELECTIONS (including endorsements, campaigning, ballot drives, voter guide…)
2. More CONVERSATION re Green Party Strategy & Tactics, AND Green Party ORIENTATION
3. OUTREACH (recruiting, social events, networking with other groups…)
4. TECH (website, social media, newsletter, recording/broadcasting our events…)
5. OPERATIONS (including Green Sunday plans, fundraising, working with state and national Green Party…)

WHEN: Sunday, February 11th, 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 7:15 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/.

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