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 […]
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.
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 […]
by John Reimann Gerald Seib is the chief correspondent covering politics in Washington D.C. for the most important newspaper of Corporate America – the Wall St. Journal. That’s why when he writes, […]
Last night there was a large march in Oakland, CA, to protest the George Zimmerman verdict. Not only was it considerably larger than the previous one, but the people who were on […]
“We are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken.” That was Barack Obama’s message on the not-guilty verdict of George Zimmerman. Given Obama’s full history, what he should have said […]