News for the East Bay's diverse, working-class majority.
Brought to you by the Democratic Socialists of America, East Bay chapter.
Student organizer Xavier tells us: “This protest should be an example that anyone can organize a protest…no matter the age.”
On Sunday afternoon, Oaklanders held a peaceful car caravan protest against the racist murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
With tenants unable to pay rent during COVID, landlords say they are facing their own crisis. Instead of bailing them out, we should ask what function they serve in providing housing.
The state of California and Contra Costa County have expanded tenant and homeowner protections to address the Covid-19 shutdown. But these measures aren’t enough to keep many people from losing their homes.
District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is easing incarceration in response to the coronavirus. We should fight to maintain and expand these measures.
In a pandemic, the problems of working from home and finding childcare are compounded for working-class women of color.
Implementing contact tracing to limit the spread of Covid-19 could involve forking over more personal data to private tech firms. We need to make sure that corporations don’t profit off of that data at our expense.
An Oakland McDonald’s restaurant is forcing its employees to work in unsafe conditions. Its workers are going on strike to demand hazard pay and protective gear for the duration of the Covid-19 outbreak.
A recent California judicial ruling suspends cash bail for some defendants and halts most evictions during the Covid-19 state of emergency. But we can’t rely on court orders to deal with the ongoing social crisis.