For those of you who do facebook: While workers can and must fight for their economic interests and for safe working conditions in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have to […]
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.
This is a podcast of oaklandsocialist’s article below of that same title
A disaster is stalking the planet. It consumes all and threatens all. It is the epochal clash of “society” – in reality capitalism – against the forces of nature. The world capitalist […]
Now that Bernie Sanders has officially withdrawn from the race, what lessons will be learned by his tens of thousands of supporters? For many of the 20+ year olds, it’s entirely understandable […]
by Michael D. Yates I am worried, shocked, sad, angry. At 74 and with a pre-existing condition, Covid-19 certainly could mean death. I am more afraid than I have ever been in […]
Introduction I always try to talk with any workers I encounter. That includes those whose job it is to deal with the public (like salespeople) and others, like those who work on […]