News for the East Bay's diverse, working-class majority.

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East Bay DSA
July 19, 2019

Blue-collar workers: Let’s support the Green New Deal

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.

July 08, 2019

The Sacramento School District is trying to set a dangerous precedent of breaking contracts

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.

June 27, 2019

Corporate Democrats can’t save public education. Only a political revolution can.

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.

June 25, 2019

Bernie’s plan to abolish student debt is even better than you think

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.

June 18, 2019

This Week in Class History: The Battle of Orgreave

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.

June 13, 2019

Everything you need to know about the proposed Oakland school closures (part 2): The district’s excuses for closing schools get an “F”

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.

June 12, 2019

Organizing for municipal power: From Barcelona to Richmond and beyond

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.

June 11, 2019

Jumoke Hinton Hodge must resign from the Oakland school board

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.

June 07, 2019

Exclusive: Interview with Darnisha Wright, Oakland teacher fired after attack at school board meeting

An Oakland school board member put her hand around this kindergarten teacher’s throat. Then OUSD fired her. Our interview with Darnisha Wright.

June 05, 2019

NIMBYs and YIMBYs think they’re enemies. But they both side with the ultrarich.

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.