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

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East Bay DSA
February 13, 2020

Lessons from “Radical Seattle”

Cal Winslow’s new book on the Seattle general strike of 1919 contains important insights for leftists and labor activists who hope to turn talk of a general strike into reality.

February 05, 2020

The Alameda County sheriff’s ties to the racist far right

Alameda County Sheriff Gregory J. Ahern, who just evicted the Moms4Housing with an armored vehicle, is a far-right cop. His views are common among law enforcement, which typically serves the interests of the powerful and privileged.

January 02, 2020

Why Bernie’s debt forgiveness plan is better than Warren’s

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have both released expansive student debt forgiveness plans. But Bernie’s plan does more to advance racial and economic justice.

December 16, 2019

Facing eviction in West Oakland, Moms 4 Housing are fighting back

In our interview, Moms 4 Housing activist Dominique Walker tells us what motivated her to occupy a vacant home, and how she sees the struggle continuing.

December 09, 2019

Student debt cancellation is a demand for racial and gender justice

Student debt burdens women and people of color more than anyone else. Cancelling student debt is an urgent demand for economic, gender, and racial justice.

December 06, 2019

AOC documentary director blasts GO Public Schools for Oakland event

The director of “Knock Down the House” put pro-charter school org GO Public Schools on blast after they screened her film in Oakland.

November 26, 2019

How to win the holidays

Bernie Sanders and Killer Mike

Talking to your friends and family about Bernie Sanders and democratic socialism

November 25, 2019

Billionaires’ agenda to own Oakland schools: the Blueprint Plan’s 24 proposed school closures

The billionaire-backed Blueprint Plan proposes to close 24 Oakland schools, paving the way for total privatization. But parents and teachers are fighting back – and getting beaten and jailed for doing so.

November 09, 2019

How Medicare for All will kneecap the alt-right

Medicare for All would drastically improve the lives of millions of people in the United States in obvious and tangible ways. It would also undermine the alt-right’s ability to remake American politics.

October 28, 2019

Berkeley High educators go out on wildcat strike

On Oct. 28, over 200 educators from Berkeley High School called out sick to demand fair pay and caseload caps for Special Ed workers — essential demands to ensure that teachers can stay in Berkeley and that student needs are met.