We caught up with Jabari while he was by Lake Merritt, gathering signatures for a minimum wage ballot initiative for a $15 hour minimum wage by 2020. He agreed that by then, rents […]
“Warren for President”?
In the lead-up to the first primary – in Iowa – it seems that Clinton is in serious trouble and Sanders’ support continues to grow. The main thing holding back his numbers […]
The Man With No Home: Hassan’s Story
as told by “S” (Note: “S” teaches German at a refugee camp in Germany.) Today I had a totally interesting German lesson day. In fact, we did close to no German at all. […]
More Oakland Speaks: “I like to th___ hope my vote counts”
I think “the presidential race is pretty funny (because) I never thought Donald Trump would run for president,” says Major. “I like to th___ hope my vote counts,” says Nina. (Note how she catches […]
Oakland speaks: “high rents; gentrification; just right here, right now, chillin'”
Everybody has a story to tell. Everybody has a philosophy of life. For almost all longer-time Oakland residents, the issue of money and rents is huge. That’s clear from Cetima* and Cloud, […]
Interviews with Bernie Sanders Supporters in Oakland
Supporters of Bernie Sanders rallied and marched around Oakland’s Lake Merritt today. Here are a few interviews that Oakland Socialist did with a few of them. More are coming. For those wanting […]
The Democratic Party “Debate”: One family with a few squabbles
The fourth and last “debate” of the Democratic candidates for their party’s nomination for president was held last night.The two real candidates (Clinton and Sanders) and the faux candidate (O’Malley) all agreed […]
Martin Luther King, jr.
Today, as the nation “celebrates” the birthday of Martin Luther King, we should remember him as he really was, rather just than as a kindly man who gave a few nice speeches, […]
Can Sanders Break from the Democratic Party?
Can the Bernie Sanders campaign lead to a split away from the Democratic Party? That’s the subject of a debate I’ve been having with some socialists who support Sanders. How could such a […]
Economics, Oppression and Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders focuses almost exclusively on the issue of income inequality and related issues – “breaking up the big banks”, student debt, etc. Even when pressure forces him to talk about the […]