In mid February, a worker at the federal Health and Human Services (HHS) agency filed a whistleblower complaint that HHS had bungled the response to the Covid 19 (AKA coronavirus). That complaint […]
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.
More from the brilliant geniuses who are leading the Carpenters Union. The February issue of The Carpenter magazine just arrived from the Northern California Regional Council of Carpenters. I know. It just […]
“I’ll lay my cards on the table: To me, Sanders is looking increasingly electable, the virus looks like it could reshape much of daily life at least in the short term, and […]
The following is a summary and update of the revolution and counter revolution in Syria. It also raises some questions of how the Syrian revolution might have won: In this period of […]
In 2016, in recognition of the heroic Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Oaklandsocialist published a review of the book The Ghetto Fights. Written by one of the very few surviving fighters of that uprising, […]
The Wall St. Journal editors are worried. Following the Nevada caucus vote they wrote: “The other candidates… all offer some version of Bernie Lite, and none speak up for the private economy.… […]
Like the gunfight at the OK Corral, the confrontation with Michael (“Mike can get it done”) Bloomberg was a much anticipated event. It did not disappoint as far as seeing an autocratic […]