A local resident and American Indian talks about the politics in the area of East Palestine John Reimann So we’re talking with somebody that lives in the next county over from, from […]
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.
The author of this blog, John Reimann, was recently interviewed by Luke Pickrell. Here is that interview as he published it. Interview with socialist activist and writer John Reimann By Luke Pickrell 2/11/2023 The […]
United rally marking the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A real step forward towards Freedom Fighters of the World United.
On February 3, a 1.8 mile long train run by Norfolk Southern derailed in East Palestine, Ohio. It was known at the time that the train was carrying the highly toxic vinyl […]
Given the numbers involved, it might seem that all the brouhaha over the “Rage Against the War Machine” protests is just a tempest in a teapot. After all, their signal event […]
by Giorgios Mitralias In France, what happened in the previous three days of popular mobilisation against the government’s pension (anti-)reform, happened again in the fourth, on Saturday 11 February: many hundreds of […]
Any thinking worker – no less any real socialist – will say, “of course the people of Ukraine have the right to defend themselves, arms in hand, against the Russian invaders.” That is […]
From the Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign Boycott “Rage Against the War Machine” UKRAINE SOCIALIST SOLIDARITY CAMPAIGN, CISPOS, AND SYRIA SOLIDARITY NYC CALL FOR BOYCOTTING “RAGE AGAINST THE WAR MACHINE” RALLY ON FEBRUARY […]
With their permission, we republish here an interview with Taras Bilous originally published in New Politics. This is invaluable information, first and foremost to keep us informed of the actual situation in […]
I was talking with a friend of mine who is from Turkey today. I commented on the fact that I was seeing a building that had collapsed into a pile of rubble […]