[Marxism] Jerry Brown

Steven L. Robinson srobin21 at comcast.net
Mon Nov 2 10:07:03 MST 2009

Moonbeam actually got elected Oakland Mayor as a political independent, running against the Alameda County Democratic Party Machine of Don Perata and Barbara Lee. He made a big show of changing his party registration to "independent."

As noted, Brown's record as Mayor did not match up with the populist rhetoric  of his run for election.  He tried take control of the local schools, with limited success, and promoted charter schools with somewhat more success.  He had a special animus toward the local teachers union ("OEA"). which does not bode well for public employees if he returns to the Governorship. SR

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Perelman 
To: srobin21 at comcast.net
Sent: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 16:50:47 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: [Marxism] Jerry Brown

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 


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