US/Corporate America’s president, Barack Obama, has a wide resume. He holds Wall St. interests dear to his heart, as shown by his nomination of Penny Pritzker, the Hilton millionaire, for Commerce Secretary, […]
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 following is a statement from the Workers International Network on the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich, Britain. (NOTE: Oaklandsocialist is affiliated with the Workers International Network.) The savage murder […]
From Mother Jones magazine: Who cares about phosphorus? For starters, every living thing on Earth—including humans—since all the crops we eat depend on it to produce healthy cells. Until the mid-20th century, […]
On May 21, the three Boulder County (Colorado) commissioners voted unanimously not to extend the moratorium on fracking in the county. One of the three – Elise Jones – has longstanding ties […]
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For several years now, I’ve increasingly struggled with eating meat. It got to the point that every time a took a bite of a nice, juicy steak or sizzling link, I’d think […]
The Rise of Zionism and the State of Israel This pamphlet, written over ten years ago, explains how Zionism went from being a fringe movement amongst Europe’s Jews to a mass force. […]