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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.
Here is the link to the full interview US “news” caster Charlie Rose did with President Assad. Exercise extreme care in watching it, because you may intend to only watch a few […]
Many people in Oakland don’t know it, but we have our own boating community. This little community is one of many that add to the “flavor” here… The real estate interests are […]
by John Reimann In the world of human psychology, sometimes a victim bonds with is or her abuser. It’s called the Stockholm syndrome, and Wikipedia describes it as ‘a form of traumatic […]
(Right photo: Doug McCarron – second from left – and his mob; left photo: Chicago gangsters) Doug McCarron, president of the carpenters union, has always led the union leadership in backwardness, selfishness, […]
Its powers and control are slowly slipping away, and that makes the monster even more dangerous. We are referring to the world domination exercised by US capitalism. An essential part of this […]
It makes no sense for Assad to have used the poison gas. He was winning the war without it, and he knew that using it would likely provide the excuse that the […]
by John Reimann I had high hopes when I saw the headline: “A Wish for Labor Day: Visionary Union Leaders.” Well, considering the source – a building contractor named Richard Pieper writing […]
Sean O’Torrain is a long-time socialist originally from Northern Ireland. While there, he was an active participant in the struggle against the special oppression of the Irish catholics. Here is a posting […]
All the main points about the coming attack by the Obama regime on Syria have been made: There is no proof that it was the Assad regime who used poison gas; it […]