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.
“Go back with the Fierce Urgency of NOW to talk with your Locals and International unions about all workers joining together – To End this Shutdown with a General Strike.” Sara Nelson, […]
From Alliance of Middle East and North African Socialists January 12, 2020 The eloquent statements and slogans voiced by the latest wave of mass protests in Iran seem to indicate that the […]
On the evening of the Iranian missile attack on military installations in Iraq that housed US troops, this writer wrote on Facebook: “…. I don’t think that either Trump nor Khameini/Rouhani want […]
Well over 1500 people swarmed the streets of San Francisco to protest the latest terrorist drone attack of the Trump administration. About a quarter or more of the protesters were young. But […]
The Alliance of Middle East and North African Socialists (AMENAS) has issued the following statement on the US attack on Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mauhandis: Oppose U.S. and Iran War by […]
The best – the only – way to build a successful movement against a US war on Iran is to build a workers movement that includes direct links between workers in this […]