News for the East Bay's diverse, working-class majority.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sacramento teachers have been fighting on the frontlines with their district to get their contract implemented for nearly two years. If the district gets away with breaking the law and not honoring the legally binding contract, it sets a dangerous precedent for other districts and employers across the country.
Corporate Democrats, feeling the heat from massive teachers’ strikes, have passed mild reforms to destructive charter school laws. But only a political revolution, like the one Bernie Sanders is calling for, can save political education from billionaires who want to destroy it.
On Monday Bernie Sanders announced a plan to cancel all $1.6 trillion in U.S. student debt. It’s not just the right thing to do — it’s also good politics.