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

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January 02, 2021

Why single-payer healthcare can win in California: An interview with Michael Lighty

By Shane Ruiz Michael Lighty is a national leader in the fight for Medicare for All, served as the Healthcare Constituency Director for Bernie 2020, was a lead policy analyst for SB-562 to create a single-payer system in California, and for over twenty years worked for healthcare workers’ unions CNA/NNU on campaigns for patients’ rights, […]

December 24, 2020

How to win the holidays

A guide to talking to your friends and family about socialism.

November 24, 2020

Teachers’ unions should endorse Bernie Sanders for Labor Secretary

As Labor Secretary, Bernie Sanders could fight alongside teachers’ unions to reign in Wall St. and ensure safe working conditions for everyone.

November 06, 2020

Waking up a “sleeping giant”: An interview with transit union leader Roger Marenco

“We have been a sleeping giant for the past decades. Nothing happens without the Muni transit operators in this city.”

November 02, 2020

Charter schools threaten the future of education in Oakland. It’s time to stop them.

For years, privatized charter schools have destabilized OUSD, harming all students and families. But when families, students, and teachers organize together, we can restore public education in Oakland.

October 30, 2020

With Prop 15, a COVID schools recovery for all students

Distance learning is exacerbating learning gaps between students. But funding from Prop 15 could provide the wraparound services we need for an equitable recovery for all students.

October 29, 2020

AC Transit workers and riders won free PPE for every rider. But bigger fights are on the way.

Workers and riders pressured AC Transit into providing free masks and hand sanitizer for all riders. We’ll need more popular pressure like that to save our public transit system.

October 27, 2020

Billionaires are trying to buy the Oakland school board… again

Billioniares have dumped more than $1m into the Oakland School Board race. Here’s what they want and how you can vote to stop them.

October 22, 2020

Los inmigrantes indocumentados se enfrentan a Covid sin una red de seguridad social

David Cremins, con asistencia en la traducción por Isaac Harris Adelaida Ríos es una trabajadora de salud comunitaria en La Clínica de la Raza, donde ha ayudado a dirigir un centro de pruebas Covid en el barrio de Fruitvale en Oakland desde mayo. Su equipo administra más de 100 pruebas al día, mientras cambia entre […]

October 22, 2020

Oakland’s immigrants face Covid without a safety net

Excluded from federal relief bills and abandoned by Gov. Newsom, immigrants in Oakland are facing Covid without protections.