By John Reimann In early July, renewed fighting broke out in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This fighting represents a threat of renewal of the massive bloodshed […]
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.
And now a word from Britain on fracking:
by John Reimann The US and the global capitalist class understand the threat in Egypt perfectly. They see that the removal of a president today by extra democratic means can lead […]
Here is a short video of a fracking worker showing the damage done to him from having worked in the industry for just four months.
Here is a report on the ongoing crisis at Fukushima. Of course, if they discuss it at all, it will be with all sorts of denials. They will cite facts and figures […]
New report from Egypt: The Egyptian military has just massacred demonstrators in Rabaa for the second time. Graphic imagery is now rapidly spreading on the internet. Assuming these reports are accurate, what […]
Below is a link to an article on the continuing strikes in Egypt. In the case of the striking steelworkers, their leaders have been arrested. Support in the form of letters of […]
In California the prisoner hunger strike goes on into its second month. They are striking to protest the psychological torture of extended solitary confinement. But lying behind that issue is the issue […]
In 1944, the state of South Carolina murdered 14 year-old George Stinney – the youngest person ever to be executed in the United States. That was part and parcel of the famous […]
Living in Oakland, it’s hard to believe that killing a fellow human being is so unnatural to the human species. After all, since 2011, 21 children have been killed here, five of […]