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Local socialists call for public takeover of PG&E in Santa Rosa rally

November 18, 2019

"Public ownership of this utility is a definite necessity," said J.D. Opperman of Guerneville, whose subsequent description of monopolies as capitalist relics drew cheers from onlookers. Rallygoers, many holding signs espousing the benefits of socialism or criticizing PG&E, later chanted, "corporate liars, faulty wires, set our towns and homes on fire" while assembled along Third Street.