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, October 7. All are welcome to discuss the topic Fighting the information behemoth: Why we need alternative media .
(Please note that for technical reasons this edition of the forum will *not* be available via live stream.)
The corporate press has always expressed the views of the rich and powerful. Now that giant corporations are consuming and consolidating once nominally independent news outlets, there is very little independent reporting. In order to get news about things like grassroots organizing, anti-capitalist political parties, efforts to halt state violence and anti-war viewpoints, we turn to alternative sources.
Join our panelists to discuss some quality alternative sources and how we can access and support them:
- Ann Garrison – contributing editor at Black Agenda Report; contributor to The Grayzone, Pacifica Radio, and other outlets;
- Frank Sterling – programmer, KPFA Radio’s “Full Circle”; producer, First Voice Media; member of the Oscar Grant Committee and Reimagine Anitoch; and
- Ken Epstein – Education Editor for the Oakland Post; former communication director for the Oakland Education Association.
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. For more information, write
Please support 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.