Peace & Freedom Party’s co-sponsored Suds, Snacks & Socialism monthly forum series continues via Zoom on Saturday, November 5, with the discussion topic U.S. vs China: The New Cold War.
The Biden Administration has now launched a full-blown economic war on China. The U.S. hegemon sees a rising China as its main rival and wants to stop China’s rise as the country expands its political and economic influence worldwide – while both countries put economic growth ahead of environmental concerns.
The conflict may soon come to a head over Taiwan’s future. Is this the making of a catastrophic world war? Is environmental degradation the greater danger?
Guest speakers include:
- Richard Smith, founding member of System Change Not Climate Change and author of Green Capitalism: the God that Failed, and China’s Engine of Ecological Collapse;
- Laurence Shoup, author of Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics; and
- Richard Tan, a criminal defense and civil rights attorney based in Oakland.
Serving as moderator is Marsha Feinland of PFP.
This forum is co-sponsored by the Oakland Greens, the Alameda County Peace and 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.