Question: Does it matter who actually fired the rocket that killed hundreds at the al Ahli Hospital in Gaza? Answer: Yes it matters because if it can be established that it was […]
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.
Statement of the Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign We stand with the Palestinian people The Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign was formed to build support for Ukraine’s fight against Russia’s imperialist invasion. However, we […]
Joe Biden came into office based on appeals to return to a day gone by. He pledged to restore the “soul of America”. He pledged a return to “bipartisanship”, meaning collaborating with […]
While we were visiting Flensburg in northern Germany, we joined a protest about Gaza. Below are a couple of photos plus a video.
Interview with Cheryl Zuur, co-chair of the Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign, about a “peace” award being given to neoliberal, privatizing and Putin apologizing economist Jeffrey Sachs.
by Yorgos Mitralias More than at any time in the 75 years of the State of Israel’s existence, these days we have witnessed the spectacular yet tragic collapse of the Zionist movement’s great […]
Below is a collection of comments of mine on Facebook (and one email) on the unfolding disaster/Israeli war crimes in Israel/Palestine. Oct. 13 I just watched a news clip from BBC showing […]
Background to crisis is “Israel’s colonial hubris” – interview with Ofer Neiman, Israeli anti apartheid activist
Ofer Neiman is an Israeli socialist and Palestinian rights, anti apartheid activist. In this interview he discusses the present crisis and some of its background What were the conditions, what was the situation, […]
Just when Biden (and Trump before him), Netanyahu and bin Salman thought they had the entire Palestinian population well under control, Israel and the world received a shock of as great magnitude […]
It took nearly a week and a mere 15 tries for Kevin McCarthy to secure his lifelong dream of becoming House Speaker. But this didn’t come close to the record, which […]