By John Reimann Early this July, some 30,000 California prisoners went on hunger strike to protest the inhumane conditions in California prisons. Foremost amongst these conditions is solitary confinement, in which a […]
This is the web site of the Oakland/East Bay Socialist Group. We are a small group of workers, youth and retirees in the Oakland/East Bay area and are affiliated with the Workers International Network (WIN). WIN is just that - an international network that doesn't pretend to be more than it is. We believe that socialists must participate in the struggles of workers around the world, and that an essential part of that struggle is discussing and learning from our experiences. Contact us at Oaklandsocialist@gmail.com.
by John Reimann Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought This is what I always suspected. That the collapse of beehive colonies was not due to one […]
Oscar Grant I went to see “Fruitvale Station” last night – the film about the murder of young Oscar Grant by the public transit police in the San Francisco Bay area. Overall, […]
Nearly 30,000 prisoners in California prisons have gone on hunger strike to protest the use of psychological torture through solitary confinement. Now, the prison authorities have added physical torture to the psychological […]
On Friday, President Obama gave an important speech on the Zimmerman trial. The following day, the ever-interesting Wall St. Journal covered that speech in a front page article. The following are […]
Some socialists had thought the courts would find Zimmerman guilty because that would simplify things for the “one percent”, the capitalist class. The idea makes sense in one way. After all, consider […]
by John Reimann On Tuesday, July 17, the Egyptian government’s interim cabinet was announced. Several appointments serve to confirm our previous perspectives. These appointments can only be understood when the extreme economic […]