Wilson Riles, Jr.
The People's Convention
On July 14-16 (probably 1984) The Coalition for a People's Convention "a broad grouping in the Bay Area", organized The People's Convention in order to "unite on and present a people's program to the DNC and to network the many local efforts to win people's power from around the country. Its purpose is to enhance local efforts and amplify them into a united voice and demonstration for reorienting our society away from military aggression and towards meeting the needs of all our people".
"Friend of DSA"
East Bay Democratic Socialists of America, named Wilson Riles, "friend of DSA, and other progressive movements", in the Democratic Socialist, January 1985.
East Bay Democratic Socialists of America, endorsed and supported Wilson Riles, Jr., in his 1986 run for Mayor of Oakland.
Progressive Alliance of Alameda County
The Progressive Alliance of Alameda County held its founding conference June 1 and 2,1996, Federal Building Auditorium, Oakland California.
Supporting individuals included;
People's Weekly World Banquet 1997
Elected officials attending the the 1997 Bay area People's Weekly World banquet, at His Lordships, Berkeley Marina, included State Senator Barbara Lee Assemblywoman Liz Figueroa, Alemada County Board of Supervisors president Keith Carson and Berkeley vice mayor and City Council member Maudelle Shirek..
Honored were Brian McWilliams, Santa Cruz County Central Labor Council, Amy Dean, South Bay Labor Council, Wilson Riles, Jr. regional director AFSC and Art Rodriguez of the National Labor Community Coalition for Public Works Jobs.
Endorsed Communist Party fund raiser
Endorsers of the project included Wilson Riles, former city councilperson and progressive Oakland mayoral candidate.
In 2002 East Bay Democratic Socialists of America supported Wilson Riles in his Oakland mayoral campaign and also supported a Just Cause Eviction municipal referendum. It also put together a forum that included progressive Democrats and Green Party gubernatorial candidate Peter Camejo.
Not In Our Name
In August 2004 Wilson Riles endorsed an anti “Bush Team” Protest at the Republican National Convention in New York, organized by Not In Our Name, an organization closely associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party.
In 2007 Wilson Riles and Patricia St. Onge were listed on the DataCenter's annual report as donors to the organization. The Oakland, California based DataCenter is widely regarded as the intelligence wing of the United States Left and has close ties to Cuba.
Bay Area New Priorities Campaign
Initiating signers, Bay Area New Priorities Campaign were;
- Aimee Allison, Host, KPFA Morning Show'
- Bob Brauer
- Mal Burnstein, California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus
- Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation
- Attenio Davis, War Times
- Pamela Drake, Oakland Community Activist
- Michael Eisenscher, US Labor Against the War
- Arthur J. Hatchett, Greater Richmond Interfaith Program
- Jakada Imani, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
- Sheila Jordan
- David Kakishiba, Oakland Board of Education
- Roger Kim, Asian Pacific Environmental Network
- Jack Kurzweil, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
- Ying Lee, Grandmothers Against the War
- Antonio Medrano, West Contra Costa Board of Education.
- Grace Morizawa, Asian Americans for Peace & Justice
- Jon Rainwater, Peace-Action West
- Wilson Riles, Oakland Community Action Network
- Walter Riley, Attorney and Civil Rights Activist
- Myrna Schnur, Co-Convenor, Gray Panthers - East Bay
- Sandra Schwarz, American Friends Service Committee
- Norman Solomon, Progressive Democrats of America
- Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont, Oakland Rising
- James Vann, Oakland Community Activist
- The People's Convention introductory pamphlet
- CrossRoads April/May 1996, page 6
- PWW, Dec.6 1997 page 2
- Peoples Weekly World, September 11, 1999
- WAR TIMES January 29, 2002
- Democratic Left • Fall 2002
- DataCenter 2007 Annual Report
- Priorities Campaign website, initiating signers, accessed September 1, 2011