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Oakland Teachers are strike ready. Last Friday they voted to approve the strike with 95% in favor with an 84% turnout. Wildcat strikes and student walkouts have already begun, showing the uncontainable support from teachers...

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When the Oakland Unified School District announced that they would be closing 24 out of Oakland’s 87 schools at the same time as the teachers began preparing for a strike in February, they essentially declared...

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By Rob Rooke, Skyline High parent On Friday January 18, five thousand students stayed home and several hundred teachers didn’t show up to work in Oakland. Oakland’s biggest high schools stood empty, as teachers called...

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A united group of renters in Oakland, California and members of Socialist Alternative recently fought back and won against a wealthy Bay Area landlord, protecting the affordability of their rent-controlled homes and improving their living...

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Two hundred and fifty angry and vocal working people marched on California’s biggest healthcare corporation at the May 12 March for Our Health. Behind the banner “Tax the Rich! Free Healthcare for all!” healthcare activists,...

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Nathalie, 23, a native Oaklander who would sometimes pay the $10 cover to see music at Ghost Ship was out of town when texts started flooding in Friday night asking, “Are you okay?” For the...

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When a people’s most sacred sites, land, and water, comes into the cross hairs of capitalist greed, we as human beings, as socialists are obligated to stand with them and fight back. More than four...

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After moving the family bed into the living room because of extensive mold in their bedroom, one Oakland family decided enough was enough. One family member had recently joined Socialist Alternative, so the local branch...

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This year’s MLK Day comes in the wake of the explosive #BlackLivesMatter movement, organized by thousands of black youth and allies across the country engaging in direct actions, rallies, and marches challenging police brutality and...

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Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, and Akai Gurley. These names join Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Ramarley Graham, and many others not listed here, all victims of racist killings at the...

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