System Change not Climate Change - Labor Solidarity Webinar Saturday: Register Now!


Protecting Our Right to Organize within vulnerable workplaces, featuring IATSE entertainment workers, National Writers Union Freelance Solidarity Project members, and an IWW organizer.


Saturday, October 30, 2021

4:00 p.m. Eastern
3:00 p.m. Central
2:00 p.m. Mountain
1:00 p.m. Pacific

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Register using the button below so you can join in the conversation via Zoom. If you’re unable to connect via Zoom, we’ll also be streaming live on Facebook and will archive the webinar on our YouTube channel.

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About Our Presenters

Olga Lexell has lived and studied in Kyiv, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. A writers' assistant and script coordinator, she is unionized under IATSE Local 871. Olga has also worked as a freelance journalist and is involved in the IWW Freelance Journalists Union
Steve Ongerth, a ferry boat deckhand on San Francisco Bay, is also an author and website developer. He is an active member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and System Change Not Climate Change. He cofounded the IWW Environmental Unionism Caucus and has worked with the grassroots group No Coal in Oakland and as an advocate for people with disabilities, of which he is one.
Eric Thurm is a writer, organizer, and event producer whose work has appeared in The New York Times and Jewish Currents, among other outlets. A founding member of the Freelance Solidarity Project of the National Writers Union, he also organizes with Never Again Action and New York's branch of the Democratic Socialists of America. In a past life, Eric founded and ran the event series Drunk TED Talks.

Why is System Change Not Climate Change doing webinars and publishing articles on labor struggles?

System Change Not Climate Change is laser focused on climate justice, which we see through a class struggle lens.
Without the organized power of labor to confront the entrenched power of capital, the climate justice movement will fail to prevent ecological destruction undermining the conditions for human and other species’ viability.

There are encouraging signs of working-class resistance across the United States and around the world, as we’ve highlighted in several of our recent webinars — with Sydney Ghazarian and Ashik Siddique on labor-climate collaborations, with Jeremy Brecher on using our labor power to stop climate disaster, and with Aarti Sethi on the united strike among millions of Indian farmers, who supply half the world’s rice and cotton and an enormous number of fruits, vegetables, spices, and medicines.



What is SCNCC?

System Change Not Climate Change is a network of ecosocialists who believe capitalism is incompatible with prospects for a decent life for future generations on planet Earth. We are based principally in the United States and Canada but our perspective is internationalist and anti-imperialist.

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