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text Nathan Fistner: I am a gay American - by Jeff Hays
As a person who was recently married in July, I am a proud Gay American. I cannot live the lie said Nathan Fristner. As I sat and interviewed him,he was crying at the fact that he can get married legally. As a gay american,Nathan Fristner grew up in a Christian school and knew he was living a lie. The young Sacramentan credits the Supreme Court for allowing his marriage to his partner to move forward. My other partner Shannon who I have been living a lie with will be upset but I must ...
Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:35PM
text Why is the head of a CA affordable housing agency evicting tenants from affordable homes? - by Aimee Inglis
Matthew Jacobs, chair of the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) is using the Ellis Act to evict 17 units worth of tenants. We are demanding that Jacobs resign and that the Governor remove Jacobs from his post. It is totally unacceptable for the chair of an affordable housing agency to be using the Ellis Act to evict and demolish affordable housing.
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:56PM
text The Bay Area Tech Workers Union Demands Fair Wages From Google, Facebook, Twitter, Etc. - by Sunlia Fein
Have you seen all the billboards around San Francisco with nearly naked tech worker kids on them? Isn’t it nice that we can finally acknowledge that tech workers are just so much meat for the VC machine. As a tech CEO recently told his peers at a venture capital luncheon: “These kids have no brains, too many tattoos, and wild eyed wonder. This is the perfect storm for workforce exploitation. A new teenage tech idiot shows up every hour in the Bay Area. Layoff the ones that figure ou...
Posted: Wed Jul 8, 2015 8:29PM
text That “Shared” Parking Space is All Mine! Setting the Right Policy for On-Street Car-Sharin - by Tes Welborn
If the city rented the parking spot outside your home to your neighbor for $150 a month there’s a good chance you’d be pretty annoyed. But if ten of your neighbors sold the private cars they parked on your street you’d probably be much more enthusiastic, and wouldn’t much mind that their new shared car gets a reserved parking space. In fact, both those trends are part of San Francisco’s nearly two-year-old On-Street Car Share Pilot Program. Finding the right policy for on-street car...
Posted: Mon Jul 6, 2015 12:42PM
text Green Party Attacked by SF Police at Dolores Park on 4th of July 2015 - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
San Francisco's Democratic Party Park Police told the Green Party, which has had a table at the SF Mime Troupe Dolores Park performances since the Green Party's inception in 1990 or so, that it was not allowed to have an ironing board for a table since that is a household item and that the large Green Party sign they always have held up by 2 poles was not allowed because they thought it might make holes in the ground, a lie.
Posted: Sat Jul 4, 2015 5:45PM
text Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Extends Condolences to Dead Creep Landlord - by B. Durruti
Yet another symptom of the lack of resistance to predators like Google's late and wholly unlamented Jack Halprin...with friends like these...
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 7:21PM
text Chelsea Manning Contingent in the SF Pride Parade - by Daniel Borgström
Honoring the Whistleblower. The Pvt. Chelsea Manning Contingent marched again this year in the SF Pride Parade
Posted: Fri Jul 3, 2015 1:04AM
text Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model - by Peter Gelderloos, ROAR magazine, June 28,
This is particularly of interest in the context of a total lack of opposition to the end-stage tech-fueled gentrification of San Francisco.
Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:28AM
text Open Letter to SF Pride (re: Pink Brick for AirBnB) - by E
Open Letter to SF Pride (re: Pink Brick for AirBnB)
Posted: Sun Jun 7, 2015 10:03AM
text Shared Rides or Bandit Cabs? - by Tes Welborn
Are Companies like Uber and Lyft Helping or Hurting San Francisco? June 11, 7 pm It also seems that TNCs are only interested in serving some of the public. Beyond the transportation-specific concerns, TNCs exemplify the erosion of labor protections implicit in much of the sharing economy. Hear more on these issues and how public policy should address them at the HANC general membership meeting, 7pm Thursday, June 11 at 1833 Page Street.
Posted: Mon Jun 1, 2015 9:28AM
text AFSCME 3299 & CLF Call on UC to Support Equal Pay for its Subcontractors - by via AFSCME 3299
San Francisco: As State and Federal lawmakers struggle to address the growing problems of poverty and income inequality, AFSCME 3299 President Kathryn Lybarger, California Labor Federation Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski and others today publicly called upon UC President Janet Napolitano to support SB 376 (Lara)—a measure that would guarantee that the employees of private firms providing contract services to the University are paid commensurate wages as career UC employees performing the sa...
Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:00PM
text UC Students Address UC Regents on Sexual Violence - by via nowUCSB
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—On Thurs. May 21, 830AM, at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center, nowUCSB and UC students will address the UC Regents regarding college sexual violence and students’ struggles for justice with Title IX.
Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 5:01PM
text SF Bicycle Police Falsely Claim Right to Ride on Sidewalk; Democratic Mayor & Airbnb - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
At lunch time on crowded sidewalks filled with voters in San Francisco’s Financial District today, a police woman bicyclist loudly proclaimed that she is exempt from the law requiring bicyclists to either walk their bicycle on the sidewalk or ride the bicycle in the street. This is a lie. This is the same day that election-frauding Democratic Mayor Ed Lee, running for re-selection, was exposed for his thwarting of democracy by a newspaper headline “Running Interference,” and the artic...
Posted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:18PM
text National Fibromyalgia Day - by Bobbie Sanders
Today is National Fibromyalgia Day May 12, 2015
Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:40PM
text Long-time UNITE HERE Local 2 President Mike Casey Stepping Down - by Marc Norton
What’s ahead (and behind) for San Francisco’s iconic hotel workers union, and an interview with Casey’s successor, Anand Singh
Posted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:49AM
text NBC Bay Area’s Bay Area Revelations Series Returns With Rebels & Revolutions - by Liza Catalan
Second Chapter Untold Stories of the Bay Area’s History in Leading Political and Social Movements
Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:26PM
text Harding/Nieto killers strike in SF again and everywhere else; 4-28-15 Mouse Report - by DJ Mouse Report
news from press conference on federal civil rights case against SFPD for Hamilcar Lopez Perez murder...phoned in Citizen's Arrest of chief popo Greg Suhr and related murders...etc.
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:40PM
text Association for Chicana/Chicano Studies Supports Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions - by via NACCS
The National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Conference took place in San Francisco from April 15-18, 2015. The business meeting, open to all members, took place on Saturday evening at the close of the conference. At the business meeting, the membership gave unanimous support to the Resolution to Support the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions. In addition, individual FOCOS (regional caucuses) and interest group Caucuses all voted to support the resolution.
Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:24PM
text Worldwide Grassroots Support Going to Kobane and Rojava - by Teachers4Peace in Kobane
Kobane is out of the headlines, but please let us not forget that people there are living amidst a city utterly reduced to rubble. Assistance is starting to flow from the European grass roots: funds, medicines, medical equipment and other resources.... but more is needed.
Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:03AM
text San Francisco Nonprofit Conard House Targeted For Abusing Tenants - by Michael Steinberg
Activists gathered in San Francisco to protest abuses by nonprofit Conard House against its tenants.
Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:29AM

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