A fascinating – and hopeful – report from a friend in East Germany: Dear readers, As a left-winger you have probably already thought about what you would do differently if you could […]
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.
Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes Inhumanity of Capitalism. What Can Socialists Do? Statement by Alliance of MENA Socialists Mar 14, 2020 We need to change the dominant discourse from one focused on fear of […]
I remember back in the 1980s sometime when a campaign for health care reform was first getting underway. At that time, the slogan was for “socialized medicine”. I remember we were meeting […]
Note: This post seriously underestimated the threat of coronavirus. It was influenced by the warnings in the past about Swine Flu, Aviary Flu, and others – none of which really became […]
I handed out this leaflet at the East Bay DSA meeting. There was some interest.
Bernie Sanders strategy has been based on an appeal to younger voters and the belief that he could get increased turnout of that age group. While there has been some reason all […]
The untimely death of Lal Khan (Tanvir Gondal, as I knew him) has struck a bitter blow, not only to the ongoing struggle and future hopes of the working class in Pakistan […]