Against the Grain

Richmond vs Chevron

In the age of Trump — and before him, of Obama — change from the top seems far out of reach for progressives.  Some have drawn from the past and have struggled from the bottom up for a just city, perhaps the premier case being Richmond, California. Journalist Steve Early talks about Richmond, Chevron, labor — and the challenges of creating socialism in one city. He also discusses the history of leftwing municipal reformism.


Steve Early, Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City Beacon Press, 2017

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