[Marxism] Jerry Brown

Michael Perelman michael at ecst.csuchico.edu
Mon Nov 2 09:50:47 MST 2009

For a while, before he became mayor, Brown had a radio program on 
Pacifica in which he militantly denounced corporate misdeeds. Once he 
became mayor of Oakland, he pandered to developers ... A perfect 

On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 09:07:40PM -0800, Kenneth Morgan wrote:
> At the port of Oakland, CA, April 7, 2003, Oakland cops fired on a peaceful
> anti-war demonstration with tear gas, rubber bullets and wooden dowels,
> injuring quite a few people, several seriously. I was there. Brown was Mayor
> of Oakland at the time. He endorsed the action of the Oakland police! The
> cops even fired on a group of longshoremen from Local 10 of the
> International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), breaking the hand of one
> longshoreman, who was a crane operator. Ironically a couple of weeks
> earlier, Brown was a guest speaker at my local, ILWU Local 6. What a
> hypocritical fraud!

Michael Perelman
Economics Department
California State University
Chico, CA 95929

Tel. 530-898-5321
E-Mail michael at ecst.csuchico.edu

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