Here is a video of yesterday’s protest in San Francisco against Israel’s resumption of bombing Gaza. Below it are some photos plus my written comments on the protest. Within 24 hours of […]
The administrator of this blog site, I am a lifelong socialist and a retired carpenter and the former recording secretary and an expelled member of Carpenters Local 713. I was expelled for my leading role in the 1999 SF Bay Area carpenters wildcat strike as well as for his opposition to the union bureaucracy in general. I was one of the founding members of a small group called Labor Militant, which was the forerunner to Socialist Alternative. Along with a small group of others, I was expelled when that group started to adapt to the union bureaucracy. I have also visited the workers' movement internationally, including in Pakistan, Egypt (during the Arab Spring), Britain, Mexico and Chile (during the uprising there in 2020). Unless otherwise specified, I am the author of the articles that appear here. Although I am the main author, Oaklandsocialist welcomes articles on any issue that relates to the working class. Contact us at Oaklandsocialist@gmail.com.
Israeli BDS/anti-apartheid activist Ofer Neiman on military perspectives for war in Gaza and politics inside Israel
Israeli anti-apartheid and BDS activist Ofer Neiman discusses: Is Israel boxed into a corner militarily in Gaza? The special role that Gaza City plays in Gaza itself and how that relates to […]
Oaklandsocialist interviewed Zachary Lockman, author of the book “Comrades and Enemies”. This important book reviews relations between Arab and Jewish workers in Palestine, starting in the 1920’s. Video of interview is below, […]
Last night (Nov. 27) Oakland City Council had an “emergency” meeting to consider a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Gaza. About 3-400 people turned out, and many of them spoke. The […]
Yes, nowadays enjoying nature is totally political. Plus, we all need a little beauty and pleasure in our lives. Here’s an important part of how we get ours.
I was one of the founding members of the Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign. Here is a presentation I made about our group’s past, present and future. It includes the method I believe […]
Short video/slideshow: We need to think through what is the long term resolution to ending Zionist oppression. It seems to me that it must be on a regional basis and that the […]
When Netanyahu accustoms us to an inhuman world without rights or rules, where the law of the jungle reigns!
by Yorgos Mitralias While the operation to exterminate and ethnically cleanse the Palestinians in Gaza has – quite rightly – monopolized the world’s attention for weeks, little or no attention is being […]
This is part 2 of Oaklandsocialist’s slideshow presentation of our pamphlet on the rise of Zionism and the founding of the State of Israel. This part will examine the role of “labor […]
Sometimes I write articles that are fantasies. This is not one of them. This is a report of what somebody actually told me about a conversation she had with a couple of […]