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

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East Bay DSA
June 22, 2020

One union’s century-long fight for justice

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.

June 21, 2020

Oaklanders demand: Defund the police, refund the people

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.

June 18, 2020

Don’t buy Jack Dorsey’s philanthropy hustle

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.

June 15, 2020

Save the Richmond Public Libraries

While the Richmond police take 40% of the city budget, libraries that were once vibrant community centers endure cut after cut. A budget vote this week could save the libraries.

June 05, 2020

It’s (way past) time to redistribute obscene police budgets to schools, hospitals, and buses

The cost of policing is exacted first and foremost in the damage to Black lives—and second in an enormous drain on public resources. Every dollar spent on police is a dollar not spent on schools and city services.

June 04, 2020

Students say it’s time to “disrupt” to stop police brutality

On June 1, student organizers drew thousands of people in Oakland to protest the murder of George Floyd by police. Youth took the stage and sent a powerful message to the world: they demand justice and they aren’t backing down.

June 03, 2020

Defund the Oakland police

Efforts at “reform” eat up money while failing to stop racist police violence. We need to defund the Oakland Police Department.

June 02, 2020

Organic rage: Night one of the George Floyd protests in Oakland

On the night of May 29, thousands of Oaklanders spontaneously assembled to protest the murder of George Floyd at the hands Minneapolis Police.

June 01, 2020

Highland Hospital denies sexual assault response workers PPE, accommodations

Highland Hospital has not equipped its Sexual Assault Response & Recovery team to do its job safely in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

June 01, 2020

“I wanted to say, we feel you Minneapolis. Solidarity.” Our interview with the student organizers behind today’s mass protest.

Student organizer Xavier tells us: “This protest should be an example that anyone can organize a protest…no matter the age.”