The following was written by a worker in the US health care industry who reports her experiences as Obama’s health care “reform” nears becoming effective. There are several reasons why Obama Care […]
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.
I was asked on Facebook why there is no general revolt as a result of the government shutdown. Why does the majority appear unconcerned with the fact that the poorest are the […]
Any time the Wall St. Journal proposes that “individuals” should be treated the same as businesses, and any time they criticize the hard line Republicans in Congress, you know there is a […]
Recently a documentary came out about Occupy Oakland, whose second birthday is approaching. As somebody who was intimately involved in Occupy, especially in its early and most radical period, I took a […]
Note: National elections were held in Germany on Sunday, Sept. 22. As the most powerful capitalist country in the European Union, these elections hold more than just national importance. Below a German […]
Here is an interesting article on the links between scientific researchers and private industry. It seems that the European Union is considering regulating endocrine disrupting chemicals. Recently, 18 scientists signed an editorial criticizing […]
When Wall St. investor gurus start looking at environmental issues and resource depletion issues as a major factor in investing, then you know things are really serious. Here’s an interview from today’s […]
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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 […]