MAJORITY

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
September 25, 2019

Bernie’s Green New Deal can save public transportation

Robust public transit is an essential part of solving the climate crisis. Only one presidential candidate is running on a bold vision that ties together transit, jobs, and climate change, and strikes a blow at the powerful companies who are blocking progress: Bernie Sanders.

September 23, 2019

East Bay bus drivers are ready to strike to save public transit

East Bay bus drivers have authorized a strike against AC Transit. If they strike, the bus drivers would be taking part in a long tradition of fighting back against corporate elites and standing up for their riders.

September 18, 2019

How we build a movement to win Bernie’s Green New Deal

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal is a new kind of strategy for environmental justice, and it will require a mass movement to defeat the ultra-rich who oppose it

September 11, 2019

Only Bernie Sanders is serious about cancelling your student loan debt

Millions of Americans are chained down by massive student debt burdens. Bernie Sanders has a simple solution to the crisis: cancel the debt. All of it.

September 03, 2019

Why your vote actually matters in the 2020 California primary

Bernie Sanders addresses rally in California

Due to a late primary date and the undemocratic superdelegate system, the 2016 Democratic presidential primary was decided before California could weigh in. In 2020, with an early primary and a quarter of the delegates needed to win the nomination, California’s votes matter.

September 02, 2019

Kaiser workers set to strike for better patient care and working conditions

CKPU healthcare workers holding banner reading "Corporate healthcare is failing patients."

Kaiser Permanente workers’ national contract expires Sept. 30. They may strike, not only to improve their own working conditions, but to improve the quality of patient care at Kaiser.

August 29, 2019

We need social housing for all

Our for-profit housing system turns what should be a basic human need into a source of anxiety and suffering for millions of working people. But there is an alternative. We can have affordable and high-quality housing for all, publicly owned and democratically controlled.

August 24, 2019

This Week in Class History: The Saint-Domingue Uprising

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.

August 13, 2019

“Not the end of the struggle, but a huge victory”: An interview with Hayward Collective housing justice organizer Alicia Garcia Lawrence

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.

July 19, 2019

Blue-collar workers: Let’s support the Green New Deal

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.