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text SF Military Style Fireworks Unwanted by SF Native
First a lot of flashing light, then a tremendous banging noise we experienced about 5 times from 10 pm to 10:30 pm on 7/4/18 around 2 miles from Fisherman's Wharf, past 3 hills, near Union Square. That was not entertainment; that was a frightening battle scene....
Posted: Thu Jul 5, 2018 6:18AM
text SF Tenants Fight Stronger Than Ever After # Years by Michael Steinberg
The Midtown Tenants Association in SF's Western Addition has been resisting mass evictions and carrying out the city's longest rent strike since 2015....
Posted: Sun Jul 1, 2018 5:50PM
text CCSF AFT 2121 Union Officials Organize "Victory Rally" Before Proposed Contract Explained by repost
The AFT 2121 union officials have organized a victory rally for a contract before it is even explained to the members....
Posted: Wed May 9, 2018 10:09AM
text HUD’s attack on the poor in the Bay Area must be rejected by Congress by Lynda Carson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson wants to triple the rents on some tenants, and raise from 30% to 35%, the share of a household’s income that it must pay in rent. Additionally, Secretary Carson wants to add more work requirements on those receiving assistance in HUD’s housing programs!...
Posted: Tue May 8, 2018 2:55PM
text Filling in the Wage Gap by BLC
Equality is not only a matter of black or white, gay or straight; it is also a matter of equal pay....
Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:16PM
text SF Tenants Continue Fight To Save Homes From Demolition by Michael Steinberg
The Midtown Tenants Association and supporters gathered at SF City Hall today to continue their fight to save their homes from demolition by the city....
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:40PM
text Dismantling Toxic Masculinity: What We Must Do by Fiona Duffy
We need to dismantle toxic masculinity and build a generation of men who aren’t afraid to openly discuss their emotions....
Posted: Sat Apr 7, 2018 11:56AM
text March For Our Lives San Francisco by Michael Steinberg
Thousands filled San Francisco's Civic Center today to protest gun violence in our schools and on our streets, in a student led call to for gun control....
Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:16PM
text 3/24/18 SF March for Our Lives was Huge by Ban All Guns
San Francisco’s March for Our Lives on March 24, 2018 was easily over 100,000 strong since the Civic Center rally filled up the entire Civic Center from the library to city hall during the first half hour, and people kept streaming to the rally even as the march started at 2:30 p.m. down Market Street to the Embarcadero. Teenagers turned out by the thousands, unlike the Dump Trump rally on January 20, 2018. Despite the narrow focus on gun control, there was a sense that the tide has turned ...
Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:26PM
text illegal Mass Arrests in San Francisco-15th Anniversary by Michael Steinberg
15 years ago, on March 21, 2003, I was arrested with hundreds of others in San Francisco protesting the US invasion of Iraq, while I was working as an independent journalist. This report originally appeared in the San Francisco Bay Independent Media Center....
Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:13PM
text Young millennials ditch Facebook for Snapchat and Instagram by Gene Koprowski
Young Millennials, those born between 1991 and 2001, are moving away from Facebook, en masse....
Posted: Fri Mar 9, 2018 6:19PM
text Police Put Hood Over Homeless Person’s Head to Stop Free Speech by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
At 2 p.m. on February 10, 2018 at Washington Square Park in San Francisco’s North Beach, 4 Democratic Party police, each paid $100,000 a year and up plus benefits, all heavily armed and very muscular, arrested a homeless white man and put a hood over his head after he had been exercising his free speech rights to say whatever came to his mind, as he sat among a group of apparently homeless people. He was not harming anyone but someone called the police. This horror show will produce no posit...
Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:41PM
text The Honest Government Manifesto by Eric Reeves
The Honest Government movement is launching in San Francisco. Shut down the standard practice of elected leaders selling out to elitist special interests and take back control of government. Many have tried to accomplish this before, but we have a new strategy which allows us to bypass the roadblocks of the past. We are going to fix government by going outside of government, so we don't need the approval of anyone inside government....
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:13PM
text 1/20/18 SF Women's March: A Glorious Day by Stop Trump Terrorism
On a beautiful, 55 degree sunny day on January 20, 2018, San Francisco marked the 1 year anniversary with tens of thousands of protesters of an utterly reactionary, anti-women, racist, anti-immigrant, anti-labor, pro-war profoundly stupid and ignorant presidency of a former Democrat, only recently Republican, former TV host, Donald Trump, illegally put in office by tossing the black vote in contested states, the same as the selection of his Republican predecessor, George Bush, Jr., in 2000 an...
Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:33PM
text San Francisco Passes Resolution Against Offshore Drilling, Fracking by Center for Biological Diversity
Trump’s Proposal to Expand Offshore Leasing Meeting Resistance in California...
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:24AM
text Ed Lee, Occupy SF and the Triumph of the Frisco 5 by Michael Steinberg
Ed Lee as mayor of SF quickly changed from a progressive activist to an agent of repression...
Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:30PM
text SF Jury Says Jose Zarate Not Guilty of Murder of Kate Steinle by Power to the People
Under the brilliant and experienced leadership of Matthew Gonzalez, Chief Attorney at the San Francisco Public Defender's office, undocumented immigrant Jose Zarate was successfully defended before a 6 women, 6 men jury, which declared him not guilty on November 30, 2017 of murder of Kate Steinle and not guilty of manslaughter....
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:19PM
text Apartment associations and realtor associations are the enemies of renters by Lynda Carson
The California Apartment Association has been stalking the tenants movement, and in opposition to renter protections it has meddled in the affairs of many cities, including the cites of Alameda, Burlingame, Concord, Healdsburg, Lafayette, Mountain View, Oakland, Pacifica, Richmond, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Rosa and many other cities!...
Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:03PM
text Black Reconstruction in Our Times: CPE track at Zinn Book Fair by Center for Political Education
Center for Political Education is excited to bring together nearly 20 authors and activists for this year’s Howard Zinn Book Fair. We will host five different sessions that will put authors of new works in conversation with local organizers to help explore Black Reconstruction themes of land, education, labor, political power, and resistance. Featuring: Jordon Camp, Dawn Phillips, Melissa Crosby, Damien Sojoyner, Chrissy Anderson-Zavala, Chela Delgado, Sónia Vaz Borges, Gaye Theresa John...
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 3:04PM
text Call SF Bd of Supes for Marijuana: We Voted 75% for It by Phone Time
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors, all Democrats, is currently doing everything they can to oppose the 75% of San Francisco voters who voted for Prop 64, the marijuana initiative, of November 2016. We need your phone calls, Emails and faxes now to demand enforcement of Prop 64 with marijuana stores everywhere in San Francisco....
Posted: Wed Nov 8, 2017 7:42AM