News for the East Bay's diverse, working-class majority.
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A retired Oakland worker makes the case for blue-collar workers to support the Green New Deal, a program to achieve both well-paying union jobs and a just and sustainable world.
Sacramento teachers have been fighting on the frontlines with their district to get their contract implemented for nearly two years. If the district gets away with breaking the law and not honoring the legally binding contract, it sets a dangerous precedent for other districts and employers across the country.
Corporate Democrats, feeling the heat from massive teachers’ strikes, have passed mild reforms to destructive charter school laws. But only a political revolution, like the one Bernie Sanders is calling for, can save political education from billionaires who want to destroy it.
On Monday Bernie Sanders announced a plan to cancel all $1.6 trillion in U.S. student debt. It’s not just the right thing to do — it’s also good politics.
On June 18, 1984, thousands of police clashed violently with striking coal miners in South Yorkshire, marking one of the most brutal strike battles in Britain’s industrial history.
If school closures have such negative impacts and are so consistently opposed by the community, why does the district keep pushing them? Contrary to what the Oakland school board says, it’s not money, and it’s not quality.
Author and activist Steve Early reviews “Fearless Cities: A Guide to the Global Municipalist Movement” and explains the lessons Barcelona En Comú has to share with struggles elsewhere in the world.
Putting her hands on the throat of teacher Darnisha Wright is only the latest in a long line of reasons that Hinton Hodge must go.
An Oakland school board member put her hand around this kindergarten teacher’s throat. Then OUSD fired her. Our interview with Darnisha Wright.
YIMBYs and NIMBYs appear to disagree on the fundamentals of housing policy. Despite the endless bickering, these groups share a deep, and deeply flawed, commitment to the idea that housing is a commodity — a way for the wealthy few to wring profit from the everyday needs of the vast majority of society.