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text Hardly Strictly - by Marc Norton
I knew I had stopped having a good time when Emmylou Harris gave Warren Hellman a big hug at the Banjo Stage in Speedway Meadows.
Posted: Tue Oct 9, 2007 6:56AM
image Second Quarter Reporting: What will Barrick hide from their shareholders this time? 120_12.mujerdiaguitadelvalledelhuasco.jpg original image ( 787x574) - by Sakura Saunders
August 2 marks the publishing date of Barrick Gold's second quarter results. With profits down by 14 percent, the Pascua Lama project delayed, and Norway's pension fund considering pulling their investment on ethical grounds, things aren't looking good for this gold mining giant. But, are any of these developments a big surprise? There are many shareholders who might think so, but that is only because Barrick has been systematically hiding vital information from them through glaring omissions...
Posted: Thu Aug 2, 2007 3:15AM
text CISPES Declares its Solidarity with the Salvadoran Political Prisoners - by CISPES
On July 2 the Salvadoran police violently attacked a peaceful protest against water privatization and arrested 14 people. President Saca was scheduled to announce water “decentralization” – the first step in the privatization process – in the town of Suchitoto.
Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:43PM
calendar Fault Lines Distro Dinner and a Movie Night - by
Station 40 (16th & Mission)
Event Date:Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:00PM
Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:53AM
text In San Francisco, Tenants Have Rights! - by SF Tenants Union
Most housing unites in SF are rent controlled. If yours is, your landlord can only evict you for a "just cause." Your landlord cannot evict you because they feel like it. If your landlord is trying to evict you, get help!
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:43AM
image Rent is Theft, Housing is a Human Right 120_squat.jpg original image ( 2336x3209) - by Tommi Avicolli Mecca
The housing situation in San Francisco is a prime example of the greatest evil of capitalism. Only those who can afford it get to be housed. Everyone else lives on the streets. They get trash talked by neighbors and politicians alike for the sin of being homeless. They are arrested or cited with “quality of life” citations.
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:39AM
text Former Tenant Pickets as Realtors Tries to Sell House - by Susan
Currently, I am picketing the building I was Ellised* from in 2001 by speculators Michael Gallin and Elba Borgen. The apartments were sold as TICs* in 2003 and 2004 after the building sat empty for almost two years. Three of the four apartments are for sale again as TICs. The purpose of the picket is to make sure prospective buyers know the building’s history. While an Ellis Act eviction must be recorded on the deed, many realtors try to hide this information or omit it...
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:30AM
image What Do More Condos Mean for the Mission? 120_condosite.jpg original image ( 3008x2000) - by Emma Gerould
At a time when affordable family housing is on the political agenda, Seven Hills Properties is pushing a condo development through the planning process for 60 new condos and another Walgreen’s Drug Store. The site in questions is 3400 Cesar Chavez Street (at Mission), now a empty parking lot where day laborers wait for work daily.
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:24AM
text The Ellis Act Defined - by Fault Lines
The Ellis Act is a state law that says landlords have the unconditional right to evict tenants to “go out of business.” For an Ellis eviction, the landlord must remove all of the units in the building from the rental market. The apartments cannot be re-rented, except at the same rent the evicted tenant was paying, for five years following the evictions. There are no such restrictions on converting them to ownership units (e.g., tenancies in common or condos).
Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:23AM
text Pacifism Summer: Revolution Summer Through the Lens of Churchill's Pacifism as Pathology - by B. Rex
State police, often serving as the order-preserving arms of global capitalism, have a simple formula for dissolving groups that pose a threat to that order. This formula has been documented for decades in the US and has even been applied against completely nonviolent groups. According to Ward Churchill in Pacifism as Pathology, reissued this year by AK press, the existence of such a formula brings up an inherent flaw in the logic of American Liberals and other totally inef...
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:39PM
image Sacco and Vanzetti: A Review 120_saccoandvanzetti.jpg original image ( 1463x1224) - by Hannah E. Dobbz
The story of Niccolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti was one so powerful that it is still lamented almost 90 years later. In 1920, the two Italian-American anarchists were convicted of murder outside of Boston and held for seven years before their execution in 1927. To the authorities’ chagrin, the execution resounded as an electric shock heard ‘round the world, as the two had garnered support from the far-reaching corners of the planet. Everyone knew the names Sacco and V...
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:29PM
image Guerrilla Gardens 120_scfarmstencil.jpg original image ( 3008x2000) - by Justin Valone
For those of us living in our modern cities land is a foreign concept. Stories of land conjure romantic images of countrysides far from our crowded neighborhoods, images that seem irrelevant to our lives. Even though we inhabit a landscape smothered with buildings and concrete, the struggles for land fought by rural people hold many important lessons for us as we strive for control over our lives and communities. When we consider the landless state of most poor people the world round and h...
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:01PM
image The Scapegoat's Tale: An Interview with Gabe Meyers 120_gabemeyers.jpg original image ( 496x452) - by Matt Gereghty
Fault Lines interviewed Josh Wolf and Gabe Meyers, the two people targeted by the federal and local authorities after the July 8, 2005 Anarchist Action Anti-G8 demonstration in San Francisco. Anti-capitalist protests and demonstrations against the G8, WTO, and other institutions that represent neo-colonial domination and corporate globalization have always been met with more aggression and hostility than normal marches for peace. Granted, these demonstrators are often much more militant. ...
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:39PM
image Anti-G8 Fallout: Learning from Past Actions in San Francisco: An Interview with Josh Wolf 120_josh_wolf.jpg original image ( 500x333) - by Nico Rahim
Fault Lines interviewed Josh Wolf and Gabe Meyers, the two people targeted by the federal and local authorities after the July 8, 2005 Anarchist Action Anti-G8 demonstration in San Francisco. Anti-capitalist protests and demonstrations against the G8, WTO, and other institutions that represent neo-colonial domination and corporate globalization have always been met with more aggression and hostility than normal marches for peace. Granted, these demonstrators are often much more militant. ...
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:26PM
image No G8: Heiligendamm Report Back 120_blackbloc.jpg original image ( 462x400) - by David Zlutnick
This year’s meeting of the Group of 8 (G8, the 7 richest nations in the world: Great Britain, United States, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, and Canada, plus Russia) was held in the resort of Heiligendamm, Germany from June 6-8. At the meeting, the 13 percent of the world’s population was “represented” to decide policies that will have tremendous effects on the other 87 percent of the world.
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:06PM
image Indigenous Resurgence in Abya Yala 120_guatmarcha.jpg original image ( 512x384) - by Ramor Ryan
As the historic march flooded into the old colonial central plaza, there was a moment of great jubilation. From the side streets flowed legions of people from the feeder marchers, swelling the ranks of the main body. As the rivers of indigenous marchers merged, a tremendous roar filled the air as hundreds of smiling faces greeted each other like long lost brothers and sisters re-uniting—which of course in many respects, they were.
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:32PM
image No Love for Golddiggers 120_marinduque.jpg original image ( 500x333) - by Sakura Saunders
From the uselessness of the final product to the dramatic environmental and social impacts of its excavation, modern-day gold mining serves as an absurd illustration of the dangers and complexity of our global economy.
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:55PM
image Biojustice Diary: Oranized Opposition to the Biotech Industry's Annual Meeting in Boston 120_biohazard.jpg original image ( 600x402) - by Sean McMahon
Chinatown - 5.03.07 Up a dusty flight of stairs in the heart of Boston’s Chinatown lies the arterial lining of the Boston anti-biotech movement. Banners for the US Social Forum line the walls, stacks of the Bioustice 2007 underground newspaper sit prepared for distribution, and various flyers await eager hands. Amidst these tools of resistance, there is a murmur of activity as a motley crew of committed individuals plot and laugh heartily. These are not your typical anti-authoritarians.
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:30PM
text Microradio Blues: SF Liberation Radio's Court Defeat Exemplifies Federal/Corporate Control - by Rubble
On February 15, 2007, three years after its demise, San Francisco Liberation Radio’s (SFLR) case against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally reached the Ninth Circuit Court. This was the station’s third appearance in court, and it unfortunately reached the same conclusion as the previous two: a decision overwhelmingly in favor of the FCC. A victory would have done nothing in regard to the station’s ability to broadcast, but would have made it more difficult for the FCC...
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:08PM
image Clean Burn: SF City College Administrators Swindle Students out of $200G Biodiesel Grant 120_hotrod.jpg original image ( 2048x1536) - by Chris Avilla
On April 19, City College of San Francisco celebrated Earth Day by showcasing alternative fuel and electrically powered vehicles on the school’s Ram Plaza. Among the line-up of vehicles was a biodiesel hot rod that some fellow CCSF students and I built in the school’s Automotive Department. The hotrod is a 1974 El Camino Super Sport that was originally gas powered with a 350 Chevy engine. We pulled the engine and replaced it with 6.2 liter GMC diesel engine and filled ...
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:27PM

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