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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
textS.F. has 8,000 Homeless, 30,000 empty homes, 42,000 empty hotel rooms by repost
We are now seeing the boarding up of businesses in San Francisco, including the huge Sir Francis Drake Hotel near Union Square due to loss of tourist business. Meanwhile, San Francisco has an estimated 8,000 homeless, 30,000 empty homes and 42,000 empty hotel rooms. The homeless must be housed right now to save their lives from the coronavirus and to stop the epidemic. At https://sfunitedincrisis.org/, 100 medical professionals have a letter with their recommendations....
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:24PM
textSan Francisco Dept of Public Health Site Offers Help to Everyone by Solidarity Around the World
San Francisco now has 178 Coronavirus cases and for the first time today, 1 death. See the Department of Public Health website at https://www.sfdph.org/dph/alerts/coronavirus.asp The same website has all kinds of helpful tips good for everyone, no matter where you live, translated into Chinese, Filipino, Spanish, Arabic and Vietnamese....
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13AM
textSan Francisco Food Not Bombs Adds Sharings During Shelter In Place Order by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
San Francisco Food Not Bombs expands its serving schedule during the shelter in place order....
Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:09PM
textSan Francisco Food Not Bombs Is Still Sharing Food by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
San Francisco Food Not Bombs will keep its regular schedule during the San Francisco Department of Public Health's Shelter In Place Order....
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:08PM
textChina uses forced labor in factories making American products by Lynda Carson
Forced labor in factories that make products for American companies, including some of the companies listed further below such as GAP Inc., headquartered in San Francisco, Apple which is headquartered in nearby Cupertino, Cisco Systems which is headquartered in San Jose, or Google which is headquartered in Mountain View!...
Posted: Thu Mar 5, 2020 9:43PM
textShahid Buttar v Nancy Pelosi for Congress in November 2020 runoff by Milestone in History
We achieved a milestone in history in San Francisco in the March 3, 2020 election with Shahid Buttar now in second place challenging 37-year incumbent millionaire reactionary Democrat Nancy Pelosi for a seat in Congress representing 770,000 San Francisco residents out of a population of 866,000 total San Francisco residents....
Posted: Wed Mar 4, 2020 8:41PM
textMedia Advisory: Coalition of unions unite against cuts to public education by Posted by Lynda Carson
On Thursday, March 5, hundreds of parents, students, educators, support staff, and community allies will hold a rally to demand that the San Francisco Board of Education partner with us to identify alternative budget solutions and prevent any and all cuts and layoffs!...
Posted: Tue Mar 3, 2020 3:36PM
text#Matrix4 Helicopters Buzzing S.F. At Night by Nighttime is for Sleeping
Since around 6 p.m. tonight, a movie, Matrix4, has been buzzing the Union Square Financial District of San Francisco with a low flying helicopter, for 5 hours now, and counting, while we try to rest. This should be illegal....
Posted: Sun Feb 9, 2020 11:28PM
textSF Food Not Bombs Updates San Francisco Empty And Abandoned Buildings List by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
SF Food Not Bombs has updated the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection’s list of empty and abandoned buildings through December, 2019 on this webpage: https://sffnb.org/list-of-san-francisco-empty-and-abandoned-buildings/....
Posted: Wed Feb 5, 2020 7:36AM
textStatement from HRCSF on recent claims from Veritas Investments by Posted by Lynda Carson
Veritas is selling 76 of their buildings, comprising over 2,000 units of rent-controlled housing. Will you stand with Veritas tenants in urging their landlord Veritas Investments to pause the sales and negotiate with the City and impacted tenants? We don't want to see these homes go to another speculator who's business model is to flip the units using various tactics, including harassement, renoviction and unnecessary passthrough rent increases, in order to bring them to market rate, which un...
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:03PM
textSpeculator Developer Shill Scott Wiener Takes More Real Estate Money Than Any Other Politician by repost
Speculator Developer Shill Scott Wiener Takes More Real Estate Money Than Any Other Politician In The California Legislature And it’s not even close....
Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:07PM
textRemembering Michael Canright by Michael Steinberg
Michael Canright was a native San Franciscan, founder of the San Francisco Tenants Union, Zen student, union carpenter. father and grandfather....
Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:55PM
textS.F. Rep Pelosi Postponed Vote on War Powers Act by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
San Francisco Representative Nancy Pelosi postponed the urgently needed vote on a War Powers Resolution to prevent a US war against Iran. And Top House Democrats want to abandon any vote on a War Powers Resolution. See https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/08/kicking-can-next-week-irresponsible-progressives-rebuke-pelosi-delaying-iran-war...
Posted: Wed Jan 8, 2020 9:50PM
textJan 4, 2020: 5,000 March for Peace in San Francisco by We Are The Many
With only two days' notice and during the winter vacation, some 5,000 people managed to take over the streets of San Francisco, filling two wide blocks near Fifth and Mission, as we marched past the San Francisco Chronicle building on January 4, 2020, a clear, sunny 55 degree day for a peace march protesting Nazi Trump's war against Iran....
Posted: Sat Jan 4, 2020 6:05PM
textJan 18, 2020 March for Free Abortion on Demand by When the Saints Come Marching In
The anti-abortion banners are on the poles in San Francisco on Market Street, starting at the foot of Market outside the Hyatt Regency. In this presidential election year, we need every single person who supports the right to abortion at our pro-abortion march on January 18, 2020 starting at 11 a.m. at the Civic Center celebrating the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v Wade, legalizing abortion in the USA, so that our march is literally not just sidewalk to sidewalk as it usually is, but wal...
Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:13PM
textMillstone and Me 2020 by Michael Steinberg
A San Francisco independent journalist reflects on the two decades anniversary of his book Millstone and Me: Sex, Lies and Eadiation in Southeastern Connecticut....
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:01PM
text20th anniversary of Indymedia / Seattle 1999 WTO protests by IMC crowd-sourced curriculum
Curriculum to commemorate and share the history and inspiration of the Independent Media Center network...
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:44PM
textBay Area Youth Evade Unjust BART Fare by Fare strike
San Francisco, California. Today, Friday November 29th, Bay Area (born and raised) youth evaded unjust fares and hopped the turnstiles en masse, stating their concern for their communities and a desire to hold BART accountable for attacks towards them. They say that many people from the Bay regularly hop as a basic point of survival and likewise, they have no intention of stopping these evasions....
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:45PM
textSF Public Library Commission: discrimination vs. seniors, low-income and disabled by Restore the Mailed Notices Committee
The SF Public Library has jeopardized its long-standing policy of serving all patrons equally with the same level of service by making it very difficult if not impossible for low-income, seniors and disabled to access the full range of services at this $160 million funded library system. (SFPL spends $3 million per year on digital service contacts)....
Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:29PM