News for the East Bay's diverse, working-class majority.
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On Aug. 21, 1791, the enslaved people of Saint-Domingue rebelled, beginning the Haitian Revolution. Haitian revolutionaries extended the emancipatory promise of the French Revolution to those whose enslaved labor created the wealth of the emerging French elite.
In the heart of the Bay Area’s gentrification crisis, the Hayward Collective just secured a big win for tenants. Our interview with Alicia Garcia Lawrence, once of the Collective’s committed organizers.
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.