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text Call Governor Jerry Brown To Veto AB-2178, Which Restricts Our Right To Share Free Food by San Francisco Food Not Bombs
The California Assembly and Senate have nearly unanimously passed AB-2178, which would impose new restrictions on individuals and community groups, like San Francisco Food Not Bombs, that share free meals. Please call the Governor’s office at 916 445 2841 and ask that AB 2178 be vetoed....
Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:44AM
text 9/12/18 SF Board of Appeals Finally Approves Removal of Racist Statute by Power to the People
On September 12, 2018, the San Francisco Board of Appeals had a re-hearing on the appeal of Frear Stephen Schmid of the decision of the San Francisco Arts Commission to remove the racist statute depicting a Native American as subservient in San Francisco’s Civic Center. On 2/21/18, the Arts Commission had issued a Certificate of Appropriateness to remove this racist statue. Schmid appealed and on 4/18/18, this Board of Appeals granted the appeal 5 to 0! A rehearing was granted on June 13, 2...
Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:49PM
text Outing the chapters of the nefarious Federalist Society of Northern California by Lynda Carson
In San Francisco, the nefarious Federalist Society has a chapter located in the law firm of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP, and attorney Joseph R. Rose is the contact person for the Federalist Society, at Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP!...
Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:45AM
text 4 SF Supes, All Democrats, Oppose Prop 10 As Does Republican Party by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
At the September 4, 2018 San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, on the agenda at https://sfbos.org/sites/default/files/bag090418_agenda.pdf was an item, No. 30 or 180785, to support Proposition 10, the repeal of the disastrous Costa-Hawkins state law that forbids vacancy control, allowing landlords to raise rents sky high after a tenant in a rent-controlled unit moves out, causing a major housing crisis in San Francisco as there is now NO AFFORDABLE HOUSING for the workingclass. This sta...
Posted: Tue Sep 4, 2018 9:40PM
text SF Democrats Promoting Private Profit Restaurants by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
San Francisco Supervisors, Democrats Aaron Peskin and Ahsha Safai, have introduced an ordinance banning cafeterias that some large businesses have for their employees which provide free lunches because these Democrats are promoting eating the 600 calories that sedentary workers need for lunch at private profit greasy spoon spicy non-union restaurants. This comes after the regressive soda tax slush fund promoted by the San Francisco Democratic Party with the sales pitch of fighting obesity kno...
Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:32AM
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