Steve Early lives in Richmond and belongs to its ten-year-old Progressive Alliance. He is the author of Save Our Unions (Monthly Review Press, 2013) and is now researching a book about recent political changes and environmental conflicts in Richmond. A version of this article originally appeared at Beyond Chron, a Bay Area political blog. Early can be reached at Lsupport@aol.com.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Labor for Bernie
When I first met Brooklyn-born Bernie Sanders, he was a relatively marginal figure in his adopted state of Vermont. It was 1976 and he was running, unsuccessfully and for the fourth time, as a candidate of the Liberty Union Party (LUP). Liberty Union was a radical third party spearheaded by...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Chevron Sounds Alarm Against East Bay “Anarchism”
One of the great things about living near Chevron’s big East Bay refinery—yes, the one that caught fire and exploded two years ago—is its system of early warnings about new disasters about to befall Richmond, CA. In our post-Citizens United era, the nation’s second largest oil producer is now free...