Three days ago, I wrote on Facebook: “Folks, place your bets here: How long will Fauci remain in his position? Trump has quarreled with and ultimately ousted every ‘adult in the room’ […]
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.
Carpenters and building trade workers across the country are in ferment. Here’s what one trades worker reports: “Currently I’m working on a hospital addition (which I admit feels necessary), with hand washing […]
Oaklandsocialist has received the following letter from a grocery clerk in far Northern California. We reprint it here along with a message from Oaklandsocialist. I distributed it in my local Lucky’s. Workers […]
I’ve been saying that inflation was coming here for many years. That was because the dollar supply (M1 or M2) had vastly increased vs. the US GDP – in other words, more […]
The Covid-19 pandemic which is wreaking such havoc is first and foremost an environmental disease. Or, more exactly, it is caused by how our society – capitalist society – interacts with the […]
Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden debated each other one-on-one for the first, and possibly last, time last night. Despite the claims of the Sanders campaign, Biden more or less came out on […]
A fascinating – and hopeful – report from a friend in East Germany: Dear readers, As a left-winger you have probably already thought about what you would do differently if you could […]