News for the East Bay's diverse, working-class majority.
Brought to you by the Democratic Socialists of America, East Bay chapter.
Big corporations are fighting to stop Prop 15, which would tax them fairly to fund schools, hospitals, and parks. Teachers, nurses, and socialists are fighting back.
We photographed and interviewed East Bay DSA members who are patients of AHS, as well as members of our union partners in the Alameda County Coalition for Healthy Communities, about why they are supporting the upcoming strike.
Our public bus service is facing cuts of up to 30%. But we need to expand public transit — and make it fare-free, as AC Transit Board candidate Jovanka Beckles proposes.
The pandemic and looming budget cuts threaten the future of public transit in the East Bay. Jovanka Beckles is running for AC Transit Board on a platform of free, safe, and environmentally sustainable public bus service.
The Oakland school district is threatening to reopen on Aug. 10 without adequate provisions for student safety and technology needs. Now teachers in OEA are bargaining for the lives of students, families, and teachers.
Oakland has one of the only school police forces in the country. The Black Organizing Project is leading the charge to abolish cops in OUSD.
On Juneteenth, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union organized a shutdown of all West Coast ports. The action is of a piece with the union’s radical history.
Oakland’s scandal-ridden police department has long sucked up money that could be going to public services. Community members are demanding that the city gets its priorities straight.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has publicly supported Black Lives Matter and pledged money to support Oakland schools. But Dorsey’s wealth has come from displacing Black and working-class residents and undermining public services.