The impeachment trial of Donald Trump is the focus of media attention. But does it really matter? Should workers and socialists more or less ignore the whole impeachment proceedings? That is the […]
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.
The lies and hypocrisy were so thick it felt like Sydney, Australia blanketed by smoke from the wildfires there. You had Ken Starr stand up there with his kindly and pompous smile […]
Trump’s White House lawyers opened up their defense of Trump on Saturday. It was a classic example of how a skilled lawyer can combine a series of isolated events, statements and […]
The debate around Trump’s impeachment can be confusing. It can seem that both sides are simply distorting things equally. But that’s also true about human-caused (actually, capitalist-caused) global warming. A skilled lawyer […]
“Ukraine” means “borderland”, and that it is. It’s a border – or a gateway – from Russia to Western Europe as well as to Asia. As such, it has major strategic importance […]
I was sent a message from a Mohamed Abdi, General Secretary of the Somali Public Trade Union, asking what is the situation with labor rights in the United States. Here is my […]
By Mike Howells In 1988 “independent” socialist Bernie Sanders and the DSA both endorsed 1988 presidential candidate Jesse Jackson and his presidential Rainbow Coalition campaign. That an African American and well known […]