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text Scott Wiener's Legacy - A Century of Protest Undone by BugEyedGoblin
Video of how a city Supervisor overturned one of San Francisco's longest running traditions and oldest laws. NSFW for some. [5:57]...
Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:25PM
text Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? by Lynda Carson
The Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo in San Francisco is John Stumpf, who resides in a $7 million penthouse condominium on Russian Hill in San Francisco!...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:08AM
text Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award by Joanna McWilliams
Turtle Island nominated Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) for the prestigious White House Champions of Change Award....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:33AM
text U S Militarism in Asia: Questioning the "Rise of China" 2016-08-15 by BlackHorseMedia
Col. Ann Wright (Ret.) discusses the "Pivot To Asia" with Veterns For Peace in San Francisco...
Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:21PM
text Is Matt Sridhar the owner of Bay View Apartments in Alameda a slumlord? by Lynda Carson
In addition to being involved in mass evictions that are displacing families from their housing at the Bay View Apartments in Alameda, people are also wondering if Matt Sridhar (aka Madhu Sridhar) who resides in a very fancy home in Saratoga on Deer Trail Ct., is a slumlord?...
Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:52PM
text 8/1/16 SF Janitors March for Union Contract by Solidarity Forever
On Monday, August 1, 2016, at 4 p.m., at least 1,000 janitors rallied in the center of Market Street at Montgomery Street in San Francisco’s Financial District for a union contract, then marched west on Market toward the Civic Center, followed by 10 police vans filled with the Democratic Party machine’s police, at least 6 motorcycle police and accompanied on the sidewalk with a line of police, all armed to the teeth as the police always are, all paid at least $100,000 a year each plus benefit...
Posted: Mon Aug 1, 2016 8:36PM
text SF Janitors Demand Union Contract by Solidarity Forever
For the past week or so, the janitors in the San Francisco Financial District have had marches and rallies on Market Street and at various locations in the Financial District demanding a union contract. The latest was a Friday, July 29, 2016, 5 p.m. march down Montgomery Street with a sound truck in the lead, followed by red flags and a huge banner calling for Bread & Prosperity, with about 1,000 janitors chanting The People United Will Never Be Defeated, El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Venci...
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:36PM
text Walgreens will start surcharging San Francisco Federal Credit Union Members by Victim
Effective, July 31, 2016, ATMs located in approximately 560 California Walgreens stores will no longer be part of the "surcharge-free" CO-OP ATM Network....
Posted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:39PM
text Grocery Tax on SF 11/8/16 Ballot & Other Anti-Labor Props by Sniff
The stench of corruption and possible election fraud can be seen in the many anti-labor propositions on the San Francisco 11/8/16 ballot, with perhaps the worst being the Grocery Tax on sugar drinks that will certainly cause ALL food prices to rise at the grocery store and in restaurants, so the Democratic Party machine at City Hall can have a slush fund, since this one, unlike the 2014 measure which was defeated, is openly and proudly going to the general fund instead of specific projects, s...
Posted: Sat Jul 9, 2016 8:40PM
text Liberty means what on the 4th of July? by David Giesen
The 4th came and went, and no one, even me, bothered to talk about the significance of freedom in public discourse on this special day. Is the Republic shuttered? Is Independence Day merely an excuse for popping some colorful gunpowder? The author rallies the citizenry with a short recap of what the meaning of the Liberty Bell is truly about....
Posted: Mon Jul 4, 2016 11:46PM
text Press the press on homelessness by David Giesen
Inforum at the Commonwealth Club hosted a panel of journalist biggies who didn't finger community-generated land values as the key to addressing homeless issues....
Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:36AM
text BART Creates a New Way to Become a Criminal. The Vicious Crime of Seat Hogging. by JP Massar
In April, the BART Board passed a law making it illegal to occupy two seats during rush hour on a BART train. The law was not to take effect until the BART police presented their implementation strategy. At the most recent BART Board meeting the BART police presented how they intend to enforce the new law....
Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:42PM
text San Francisco's Mission St. Mission by San Francisco
The contentious public hearing Monday evening, June 20, at the Mission Cultural Center regarding the MUNI changes on Mission St. was exacerbated by unrequited gentrification....
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:37PM
text Public Space goes down for the count? by David Giesen
Ed Lee et al may as well rename Civic Center "The corporate picnic area formerly known as public space."...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:02PM
text Killer whales remain protected in Washington by via OCEANA
Olympia, WA, June 10, 2016 – Today the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to maintain killer whales on the state’s Endangered Species List. This vote follows the recommendation of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists who prepared a detailed review of the status of Washington’s southern resident killer whales. Oceana commends the Commission for its decision given the dire situation. Only eighty-three killer whales remain in the southern resident populati...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:03PM
text Three Little Scams: Manipulating the Housing Crisis by Steve Martinot
City councils think that they are dealing with the housing crisis by requiring inclusion of affordable housing units in buildings composed of market rate units. Their attempts violate the class composition of this area. They ignore the salient factors of corporate economics. And they pretend that affordable housing units are just another form of market rate housing. Thus, they hide from the real problem, state laws which violate and obviate the democratic needs of the cities, and which need t...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:16PM
text SF privatizes sacred space once again by David Giesen
The city of San Francisco once again rented out Civic Center for chump change, barring the public from the heart of Public Space, indicating to youth that the days of Bad King John are back....
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:17PM
text The unabashed apostasy at San Francisco's Civic Center by David Giesen
City Hall facilitated a cruel disdain for real estate justice when it barred the citizenry from public land and rented out Civic Center to those whose narrow public interests are inflating SF rents....
Posted: Thu Jun 9, 2016 12:56AM
text Midtown Apartment Tenants Mark One Year Anniversary of Rent Strike by Michael Steinberg
Residents of Midtown Park Apartment and their supporters rallied outside the Mayor's Office of Housing at Market and South Van Ness today to mark the first anniversary of their rent strike and demand the restoration of their rent control....
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2016 10:34PM
text To save Indybay, please pay now; nothing is free by SF Indybay Fan
May 31, 2016 started with around $60 out of $1600 and is now at $443 out of $1600. Considering all the postings, and far more viewers probably reading this website, that is shameful. Less than 12 people contributing $100 each for the remaining $1157 would slightly exceed the goal. 24 people contributing $50 each would do the same. We cannot afford to lose this website. Nothing is free and a $1600 goal can easily be realized....
Posted: Wed Jun 1, 2016 12:43AM