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
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.”

June 01, 2020

Scenes from Sunday’s Car Caravan, “Justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor”

On Sunday afternoon, Oaklanders held a peaceful car caravan protest against the racist murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

May 29, 2020

Rent is due June 1. It’s a good time to ask: are landlords essential?

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.

May 28, 2020

Rents and mortgages — Is there a housing safety net?

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.

May 21, 2020

Alameda County is jailing fewer people. Let’s keep it that way.

District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is easing incarceration in response to the coronavirus. We should fight to maintain and expand these measures.

May 14, 2020

For workers and parents at Highland Hospital, race and gender distribute Covid-19 burdens unevenly

In a pandemic, the problems of working from home and finding childcare are compounded for working-class women of color.

May 11, 2020

Big Tech shouldn’t profit off of the coronavirus

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.

April 24, 2020

Workers at East Oakland McDonald’s strike for safety

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.

April 18, 2020

The courts won’t save us from the pandemic

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.