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textPeople's Park — Its Place in the History of Land Art by Bit of an artist myself
Much has been said about the political history of People's Park. People's Park is also an important piece of Land Art. Art historians and artists should speak up to preserve it. The destruction of the park by the University of California has temporarily been stopped by activists; however many trees were cut down. Legal advocates have requested a hearing, which a judge has granted. All demolition and pre-development work is legally halted until the October court hearing....
Posted: Fri, Aug 5, 2022 5:01pm PDT
textThe poetization of the world and Behind the Curtain by Roland Rottenfusser and Jochen Kirchhof
When the poet says "autumn," he can mean a season (outside), but at the same time he can also mean melancholy, farewell, decline, the dying of a happy love affair (inside). Schelling had already praised this capacity of poetry: "What we call nature is a poem that lies locked in secret, wonderful writing."...
Posted: Mon, Jun 20, 2022 7:39am PDT
textRemembering Jack Hirschman by Michael Steinberg
The recent death of poet and activist Jack Hirschman as recalled by another writer and activist....
Posted: Mon, Aug 23, 2021 11:46pm PDT
textJack Hirschman, Poet Laureate, 1933-2021 by A Remembrance
San Francisco's Poet Laureate in 2006, Jack Hirschman, passed away in San Francisco on August 22, 2021 at age 87. His life story may be found at
Posted: Sun, Aug 22, 2021 9:20pm PDT
textNight Attack on Oakland Police Property by Anonymous
On May 7, antifascist guerillas broke into a police vehicle lockup at 10th St. & Union St. and damaged cruisers. Undetected, they splashed muriatic acid, flattened tires and smashed windows....
Posted: Sat, May 8, 2021 3:06am PDT
textArtists Deface Homes of SF Anti-Graffiti Board by Anonymous
Anti-graffiti officials in San Francisco wake up to graffitied homes after an anti-displacement art spree. Oh the irony....
Posted: Fri, Apr 16, 2021 4:23am PDT
textFirst Video Release from the Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future by Ancient Future
The first video release to feature Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort’s custom Martin scalloped fretboard guitar was recorded at the inaugural performance of the Alternate Reality Concerts from the Ancient Future on his birthday! The video is 7 minutes and 21 seconds long....
Posted: Tue, Mar 9, 2021 9:02am PST
textCruising down West Sunset by Robert Maxim
Reflections of driving down West Sunset Boulevard on a sunny afternoon. Past the Elliott Smith memorial wall, and through the Eyes mural at the Reuben Soto mural, located in the Silverlake district of Los Angeles....
Posted: Fri, Mar 5, 2021 8:47pm PST
textLike Minded Minds Think Alike by Robert Maxim
Social Media and the dopamine addiction.It's like the crack addiction....
Posted: Fri, Mar 5, 2021 3:10pm PST
textPortland Bombs by Robert Maxim
An impulsive updating of a classic Clash composition. Also, this shouldn't have to be stated but in light of whatever madness has transpired at the Capital, I need to indicate the line about Donald Trump is purely for artistic purposes.Donald Trump you are so fucking punk rock man, you're like if GG Allin became president and stopped shitting on Bibles, and kind of got his shit together. ....
Posted: Thu, Mar 4, 2021 11:36pm PST
textFavorite Brief Lines Of Poetry or Prose by Gratitude
memorable lines memorable paragraphs...
Posted: Mon, Jan 18, 2021 5:24am PST
textJoin the Worldwide Celebration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Victory. by Wit
Join the world in the celebration that Trump is no longer is the President of the United States and replaced with Joe Biden....
Posted: Sat, Jan 9, 2021 4:20pm PST
textSF: Claim Of Responsibility For Vandalism Of Pelosi Mansion by Repost from IGD - Not The Author
Repost from It's Going Down:...
Posted: Mon, Jan 4, 2021 10:24am PST
textSteichen Declared Mentally Unfit to Stand Trial (Update) by Robert Maxim
Jacob Steichen, 34, is currently in custody for the September 21 stabbing and homicide of his brother, Aaron. Conflict counsel Owen Tipps and Judge Canning vaguely discuss documents under subpoena from Arcata Police Department...
Posted: Wed, Oct 28, 2020 12:56pm PDT
textSteichen Declared Incompetent to Stand Trial by Robert Maxim
Jacob Steichen's Criminal Proceedings Suspended; Declared Mentally Incompetent...
Posted: Wed, Oct 28, 2020 11:16am PDT
textJustice for Aaron and Jacob Steichen by Robert Maxim
Jacob Steichen's family called emergency services, mandated reporters, and local police department 8 times over a 5 week period. Authorities deliberately refuse emergency psychiatric care; Jacob is charged with PC187(a) after stabbing Aaron....
Posted: Sat, Oct 17, 2020 10:29am PDT
textColumbus Statue Finally Removed from Telegraph Hill by Milestone in History
After decades of protest, going back in memory to 1992, the 500th Anniversary of Columbus' arrival in the Americas, when we were able to move the Columbus Genocide Parade from Market to Fisherman's Wharf, the latest anti-racism movement, Black Lives Matter, finally moved the City & County of San Francisco to take down the Columbus monument outside Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill today....
Posted: Thu, Jun 18, 2020 10:19am PDT
textSan Francisco, CA: Windows of Union-Busting Bakery Smashed Out by Repost
The following communique’ was anonymously sent to It’s Going Down which we republish below. For context, the Tartine Bakery in San Francisco has recently resisted efforts at a unionization drive by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). The communique’ reads:...
Posted: Wed, Apr 1, 2020 10:15am PDT
textChristmas & New Year Music Mixes For The Activists by Lynda Carson
For the music lovers who are activists feel free to click on the links below to download some free music from my personal stash of music for the Christmas and New Year holidays!...
Posted: Thu, Dec 26, 2019 5:59am PST
textThe politics of Hollywood & the Trump impeachment parties by Lynda Carson
As the impeachment of Donald J. Trump in the House of Representatives excites people across the nation and inspires people to party down with some impeachment parties in celebration, it appears that the GOP and the Republican Party has gone totally insane with their lies and feeble attempts to defend Trump from himself!...
Posted: Mon, Dec 9, 2019 1:05am PST