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. […]
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.
US Media Cover-UP: The Moore Oklahoma Supertornado
In all the news items about the super tornado that almost swept away Moore, Oklahoma, there is no mention of global climate disruption. In fact, it was just two weeks ago today […]
US “Energy Independence” and Hydraulic Fracturing
by John Reimann The practice of hydraulic fracturing is spreading across the US and around the world. This practice combines all that is destructive of the Earth’s environment. The dangers are summarized […]