News for the East Bay's diverse, working-class majority.
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On June 18, 1984, thousands of police clashed violently with striking coal miners in South Yorkshire, marking one of the most brutal strike battles in Britain’s industrial history.
If school closures have such negative impacts and are so consistently opposed by the community, why does the district keep pushing them? Contrary to what the Oakland school board says, it’s not money, and it’s not quality.
Author and activist Steve Early reviews “Fearless Cities: A Guide to the Global Municipalist Movement” and explains the lessons Barcelona En Comú has to share with struggles elsewhere in the world.
Putting her hands on the throat of teacher Darnisha Wright is only the latest in a long line of reasons that Hinton Hodge must go.
An Oakland school board member put her hand around this kindergarten teacher’s throat. Then OUSD fired her. Our interview with Darnisha Wright.
YIMBYs and NIMBYs appear to disagree on the fundamentals of housing policy. Despite the endless bickering, these groups share a deep, and deeply flawed, commitment to the idea that housing is a commodity — a way for the wealthy few to wring profit from the everyday needs of the vast majority of society.
Majority spoke with “Ish” Armendariz about the Sacramento rallies on May 22, what they meant for the struggle to defend public education, and what’s next for teachers and the labor movement.
After two weeks of walkouts, New Haven Unified School District teachers are confronting an intransigent school board which refuses to provide even a cost-of-living adjustment. Majority spoke with teacher Rochelle Thorne about the battle, the strike, and community support.
Last year’s teachers’ strikes in West Virginia, Arizona, and Oklahoma rocked the country and heralded a revival of labor militancy in the US. Eric Blanc’s compelling account of the strikes contains essential political lessons for labor and the contemporary left.