by John Reimann Like a psychopathic drunk driver careening down a busy street, capitalism on its last legs is creating untold disaster in its wake. One of the most serious is the […]
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.
Here’s one of a number of reasons why I hate capitalism: Recently I had a roofing contractor put a new roof on my house. I tried to relate to the contractor (a […]
Julian Assange with associate, right-winger Israel Shamir Further information is coming out about Julian Assange as a right-wing libertarian. This is not relevant to the allegations of rape against him, nor to […]
By John Reimann In early July, renewed fighting broke out in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This fighting represents a threat of renewal of the massive bloodshed […]
And now a word from Britain on fracking:
by John Reimann The US and the global capitalist class understand the threat in Egypt perfectly. They see that the removal of a president today by extra democratic means can lead […]
Here is a short video of a fracking worker showing the damage done to him from having worked in the industry for just four months.
Here is a report on the ongoing crisis at Fukushima. Of course, if they discuss it at all, it will be with all sorts of denials. They will cite facts and figures […]
New report from Egypt: The Egyptian military has just massacred demonstrators in Rabaa for the second time. Graphic imagery is now rapidly spreading on the internet. Assuming these reports are accurate, what […]
Below is a link to an article on the continuing strikes in Egypt. In the case of the striking steelworkers, their leaders have been arrested. Support in the form of letters of […]