Congresswoman Barbara Lee is among the labor and political leaders who are raising concerns about impact to American workers and jobs of the proposed international trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
How did I end up in prison? That’s the age-old question that I and nearly every other inmate, regardless of race, culture or religion, has reflected upon.
In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. Even as Alabama finally took down its confederate flags this year, it has raised new obstacles to voting.
By Margaretta Lin The international peace leader Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us to write love letters to our elected officials. My mother taught her children that a true friend tells you what you [...]
By Barbara Parker, Oakland City Attorney Once again, all of us are trying to process news of yet another mass shooting, this time in Roseburg, Oregon. Another heavily armed, angry and likely deranged [...]
Pope Francis has departed, but his words and his presence linger. He had an electric effect on those who saw him or heard his words. He served the highest purpose of faith by offering [...]
By LaCresia Hawkins, REACH Program Coordinator According to scripture, we must consider our bodies as “temples of the Holy Spirit,” which we have been tasked to manage throughout our lives.
I am thankful to Pope Francis for speaking out in favor of justice, and lifting up of the oppressed. During his recent visit to the United States, Pope Francis, by his words and his [...]
Longshore workers and marine clerks who have moved cargo at the Ports of Oakland and San Francisco since 1934 have rejected a developer’s plan to export coal through the former Oakland Army Base. International [...]
The City of Oakland is facing a serious affordable housing crisis, with numerous residents being displaced from their homes. We have a hearing scheduled on the housing crisis on Sept. 30, 5:30 p.m., at [...]