The Only Minority We Should Oppose is the 1%

August 18, 2019

Trump’s anti-immigrant and racist rants have been the centerpiece of his campaign rallies, tweets and press conferences. He portrays immigrants from Mexico and countries to the south as rapists, criminals and gang members. He says these immigrants are an invasion,

Nuclear War – A Threat to Our Existence

August 4, 2019

More and more people are concerned about the possible end of the world as we know it, posed by climate change. But humanity also continues to face a long-standing threat – that of nuclear war. August 6 marks the 74th

Puerto Rico – The Power is in the Streets!

July 28, 2019

In the past two weeks the people of Puerto Rico have stood together against the corrupt government that has dominated their lives. In an island of 3.2 million people, 500,000 took to the streets. Workers waged a general strike shutting

Stop the Abuse! Close the Camps!

July 15, 2019

Imagine your three-year old child being ripped from your arms and caged in a prison with other terrified children. Your kidnapped child is then sent to live with a family of total strangers for several months, or even years. They

Fight Back Against Attacks on Women’s Rights!

July 7, 2019

Women’s rights are under attack! When Trump ran for president, he promised anti-abortion activists that he would work to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized a woman’s right to have an abortion. In the first few months

Trump and Iran – Recklessly Threatening a Bloody War

June 24, 2019

Last week, tensions escalated between the U.S. and the Iranian governments, with President Trump claiming that he had been just ten minutes away from ordering a strike on Iran. The Iranian government responded by saying it would retaliate with force

Pride! Recapture the Spirit of Stonewall!

June 16, 2019

June is Pride month, we see rainbow displays in store windows and pride flags hanging from buildings and cars. The Pride Parade at the end of June transforms San Francisco into a colorful festival. Many who come to Pride don’t

NBA Finals: More Than a Game

June 3, 2019

It’s the NBA finals. The Golden State Warriors are facing the Toronto Raptors, Canada’s only NBA basketball team, a team that has never made it this far. But if the Warriors win, it will be three championships in a row,

The U.S Government – Bully of the World

May 19, 2019

In response to the supposed threat of Iran’s plans to attack U.S. forces or personnel, the U.S. military recently ordered non-emergency personnel out of Iraq and updated its military plans which now includes the possibility of sending 120,000 more troops

We Should Work To Live, Not Live To Work

May 5, 2019

While the US economy has grown nearly 60% in the last few decades—bringing in record profits for corporations—workers’ wages have remained stagnant at best. Nationally, workers earn a median income of $44,500, not much more than what we made 40

May Day Is Still Our Holiday!

April 28, 2019

Workers around the world celebrate every May Day (May 1st) as International Workers Day, not just to honor working people, but to commemorate our struggles against capitalist exploitation. This workers’ holiday began in the United States in the 1880s during

Failing Schools or a Failed System?

April 28, 2019

Almost everyone who is involved in education knows that it isn’t working the way it should be. School days can be spent racing from class to class with no time to think. Many just wait for the day to end.

Faced With a Climate Catastrophe, What Will We Do?

April 21, 2019

April 22, Earth Day, is a day to celebrate the natural world for its wonder and beauty, and the life that it provides for all living species. The activists, who created Earth Day 49 years ago, knew that if we

Tax Day – Who Works and Who Keeps the Money

April 8, 2019

April 15 is approaching and that means it is a dreadful time of year for most workers. For most of us filing a tax return is nothing but a headache, a time when we see how much money was taken

Homelessness – Putting Profits Before People

March 25, 2019

Homelessness has become so common in the U.S. that many people see it as normal. An estimated 3.5 million people will be homeless at some point during this year, about 1.35 million of whom are children. A new study found

The Fight for Education in Oakland – A Beginning

March 4, 2019

On March 3, Oakland teachers ratified a contract with the Oakland School District. Their union leaders claimed that the contract was a victory for students and teachers, with significant gains in class size, teachers’ wages, school closures and staffing levels

Oakland Teachers Strike to Defend Public Education

February 24, 2019

Oakland schools are under attack and teachers, students and parents are fighting back. The Oakland Unified School District claims that it doesn’t have enough money to provide even the most basic education for the young people of Oakland. Those who

An Attack on Education is an Attack on Us All!

February 24, 2019

Oakland schools are under attack and teachers, students and parents are fighting back. The Oakland Unified School District claims that it doesn’t have enough money to provide even the most basic education for the young people of Oakland. Those who

U.S. Government – Hands Off Venezuela

February 18, 2019

With his typical arrogant attitude, Donald Trump announced his support for Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaidó, a leader of the Venezuelan opposition who has declared himself the President of Venezuela against the recently elected government of Nicolas Maduro. Venezuela

Black History Month—What Should We Celebrate?

February 6, 2019

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Black unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in November, tying a record low hit in May 2018. What do these numbers mean? First, there is unemployment because this society doesn’t provide

Social Justice at the Super Bowl?

January 27, 2019

Next weekend more than 100 million people in the U.S. are expected to watch the Super Bowl match-up between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta. In preparation, the NFL has funded the painting of dozens of

Workers Must be on the Same Side!

December 16, 2018

Last week across California, 3600 mental health clinicians and 400 support staff in the National Union of Health Care Workers (NUHW) went out on strike against Kaiser Permanente. Kaiser refuses to hire enough mental health clinicians to meet the needs

All Workers Must Stand Together!

December 11, 2018

Year after year Kaiser has continued to increase its membership and its profits. Last year Kaiser made $3.8 billion in profits. It has $29 billion in reserves. Its CEO Bernard Tyson makes $10 million per year along with 25 other

How Dare They Take Our Lives, Our Jobs and Our Homes!

December 2, 2018

The recent Camp Fire in Northern California caused 88 deaths, and hundreds are still missing and unaccounted for. It burned down over 12,000 homes and 150,000 acres of land. It destroyed a whole town and sent the equivalent of a

Wildfires Put the System on Trial – GUILTY!

November 19, 2018

The 150,000-acre Camp Fire that burned the town of Paradise to the ground was not caused by careless campers. The fire was named because its origin was at Camp Creek Road. All evidence for the cause of the fire points

A Nation of Immigrants – One Working Class

November 15, 2018

The U.S. is supposedly a nation of immigrants – people who chose to come here. The real history is quite different. Yes, the majority of people who populate the U.S. were immigrants or descended from immigrants. But there were millions

Migrant Caravan: Survival is Not a Crime

November 15, 2018

The caravan of a few thousand Central American refugees traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border is a desperate journey of survival. People are walking and sometimes riding on trucks to the border, more than 1000 miles away, to apply for asylum.

UPS Teamsters—Voting No is Not Enough!

November 15, 2018

Teamsters Union members who work for UPS recently voted to reject a proposed contract. But the top officials of the Teamsters Union said that the voters actually approved the contract. The vote was 46 percent approving and 54 percent turning

Marriot Workers on Strike

November 15, 2018

Seven thousand hotel workers across the U.S. are on strike against Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain. Its sales last year totaled $23 billion. But workers haven’t seen this money in their paychecks or benefits – all they’ve seen is

Trump’s Attack on Refugees is a Crime!

November 5, 2018

At Trump’s rallies to build support for Republican candidates, he used images of men, women and children fleeing life-and-death situations to build fear and hatred. He refers to the people in the “March of the Migrant” as “criminals.” Trump claims

This System Is A Crisis For The Working Class

October 22, 2018

It has been ten years since the 2008 economic crisis – when tens of millions of workers in the U.S. lost their jobs and millions of families were kicked out of their homes. The government’s response was to give an

Struggles Make History — Don’t Wait For the Politicians

October 10, 2018

The elections are approaching and people are asking, what can we get from these elections? Some people are turning their hopes towards the politicians who are running, especially those from the Democratic Party. It’s not surprising because we are told

Ten Years Later: Still a Crisis for the Working Class

October 10, 2018

It has been ten years since the 2008 economic crisis – when tens of millions of workers in the U.S. lost their jobs and millions of families were kicked out of their homes. The government’s response to this crash is

Prisons of Poverty

October 10, 2018

In the play A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens, the greedy capitalist Ebenezer Scrooge explains the purpose of prison: a dumping ground for the poor and unemployed. When he is asked about what should be done to the poor,

Fighting Capitalism is Back in China

October 10, 2018

China’s claim to be a socialist country – where the poor and working class are in power – is a joke. The People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949 by the Chinese Communist Party, paying lip-service to socialist ideas

The Supreme Court – Not About Justice for Us

September 30, 2018

Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually attacked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when they were in high school. Prior to the hearing three other women accused him of sexual

Nike: Just Do It for the Profit

September 17, 2018

Nike recently released an ad narrated by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The ad has been viewed over 25 million times on YouTube. After its release, major news companies aired video footage of people burning Nike shoes, exaggerating the opposition

Rising Up Behind Bars – National Prisoners’ Strike

September 11, 2018

On August 21, prisoners in 17 different states launched a prison strike against the brutal conditions and state violence directed primarily against the poor and minorities. Prisoners are refusing to work or eat for the 19 days of the strike.

Climate Change: Their System is Not Normal

September 11, 2018

While the summer fires blazed throughout California, burning over 600,000 acres and destroying thousands of homes, Governor Jerry Brown said: “We’re in a new normal.” It’s true that the scale of these fires is new mainly since climate change has

Lead in Our Water: Poisoning the Poor

September 11, 2018

In the spring of 2016, reports showed that schools in Newark, New Jersey had high levels of lead in their water. But besides shutting off contaminated water outlets and supplying some filters, that was it – there was no further

Film Review: Sorry to Bother You

September 11, 2018

Capitalism is a system that forces people into roles they wouldn’t otherwise choose, just to make money. Workers talk, act, and follow rules set down by the boss whose agenda is money-making overall. Writer and director Boots Riley’s Sorry to

Global Warming Is Here – Our Future Is At Stake

September 3, 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco Sept. 12-14 is another show by politicians and powerful people to pretend to find solutions for massive climate change. Global warming and Climate Disruption Global Warming – Heat: This July

Eugene Debs: A Socialist Example from the Past

August 21, 2018

The buildup to the November elections has begun. So far, the primary election results indicate that many people are turning towards the Democratic Party. People are rightfully fed up with Trump’s attacks on women, immigrants, the environment, and his disgusting

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