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

Brought to you by the Democratic Socialists of America, East Bay chapter.

East Bay DSA
March 15, 2019

This Is Not a Moment, It’s a Movement

The message Bernie delivers is clear: We can’t beat the right with weak policy plans and rhetoric; only a mass, working-class movement can take on the vicious greed of the wealthy.

March 08, 2019

In Their Own Words: Oakland Teachers Reflect on the Strike and The Road Ahead

Oakland teachers share their reflections on the strike, the support from the community, the agreement reached, and the power they’ve built.

March 04, 2019

The historic Oakland teachers’ strike and the way forward

With their recent strike, Oakland’s teachers showed the power of a united, organized working-class movement. Their victory is only the beginning of a broader struggle.

February 28, 2019

“The strike is powerful”: San Francisco teachers organize to join Oakland picket lines

Teachers across the Bay Area are staging a sick-out today in solidarity with Oakland teachers. We talked to two San Francisco teachers who are on the picket lines today about the importance of building teacher militancy to challenge the power of billionaires and to save public education.

February 28, 2019

Striking in the rain: Highlights of the week so far

As the Oakland teachers’ strike enters its sixth day, rain can’t dampen the enthusiasm of Oakland teachers and community members in their fight against billionaire privatizers and the bought-off school board.

February 27, 2019

“They are the backbone of our society.” OUSD parents tell us why they support the strike.

97 percent of families are honoring the pickets in the OUSD strike. Parents tell us why the teachers’ fight is their fight too.

February 26, 2019

Oakland has a school-to-prison pipeline. The teachers’ strike is our best hope to end it.

Last month’s victory by Los Angeles teachers made clear they were on strike to improve conditions for all the students and communities they serve, including demands for racial justice. Unions and an organized mass movement are the best tools teachers have to make this a reality.

February 25, 2019

Lies in the Skies

An anti-union group hired a private plane to slander the leadership of the Oakland teachers’ union. The stunt reveals a network of wealthy donors and Republican politicians that want to break the power of unions, and the OUSD strike, at any cost.

February 25, 2019

Cross-bay strike wave: San Francisco teachers walk out to support the Oakland strike

Teachers at San Francisco’s Mission High School adopted Skyline High School in Oakland, raising funds to support teachers there during the strike. Today, several Mission teachers are standing in solidarity with Skyline teachers on the picket line.

February 25, 2019

Why billionaires love charter schools

Michael Bloomberg addressing the Center for American Progress

Billionaires care about one thing: protecting their profits. That’s why they use charter schools to destroy two of the top threats to their fortunes: unions and taxes.