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Interviewing Anonymous

We chat with one of the legion of hactivists using the Internet to organize allies and attack enemies

OccupyOakland rings in the new year with protests against police

January 3, 2012
Occupy Oakland kicked off the year with two marches protesting police and prisons. A march to the Oakland City Jail on New Year’s Eve...

BART adopts policy on cutting cell phone service

December 2, 2011
 The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors has adopted the nation's first policy outlining the circumstances under which cell phone service can...

The problem of the UC police

Poor supervision, poor training and limited civilian oversight

Guardian editorial: The problem of U.C. police

November 29, 2011
GUARDIAN EDITORIAL Twenty years from now, when people look back on the Occupy movement, one of the indelible images will be the video of...

BART seeks power to ban targeted individuals

September 23, 2011
Legislation currently before California Governor Jerry Brown would allow Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to ban passengers who have been convicted of a crime...

BART’s failed press mainpulation

September 14, 2011
Another nice scoop by Zusha Elinson at the Bay Citizen: He's got emails showing how BART tried to set up a fake counter-protest and...

On Guard!

Our perspective on the week's most notable San Francisco news

Cops go after the press

Guardian reporter has press pass confiscated by BART Police


September 13, 2011
alert@sfbg.comFRIDAY 16Justice begins with seeds The California Biosafety Alliance hosts a two-day conference bringing together farmers, activists, and experts to discuss the threats of...

Editorial: The BART and SFPD cops go after the press!

September 13, 2011
The BART Board and the new general manager, Grace Crunican, have become so clueless it's almost mind-boggling. For weeks, demonstrators have been taking to...

Powell station shut down by BART protest

September 8, 2011
A Sept. 8 protest called to test the limits of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) agency's policies on freedom of speech inside BART...

BART Police arrest journalists and protesters

September 8, 2011
BART Police are cracking down hard on a peaceful protest in the Powell Street station, detaining a group of 30 to 40 people that...

BART, PG&E targeted for protests

September 7, 2011
Protesters plan to descend upon downtown San Francisco on Sept. 8 and 9, as two separate groups of organizers are calling for mobilizations against...

Dick Meister: Football breeds violence, Bart breeds cell phone abuse

September 6, 2011
By Dick Meister The media are missing some important factors in the coverage of recent football fan violence and the protests over BART shutting...

BART protests continue (VIDEO)

August 30, 2011
Protesters returned to downtown San Francisco train stations on August 29, vowing to keep up their schedule of Monday evening rush hour protests until...

Doctor questions BART shooting

August 29, 2011
Nice piece in the Bay Citizen by Rupa Marya, M.D., who treated Charles Hill, the man killed by BART police. She points to the...

BART board mulls nation’s first cell service disruption policy

August 25, 2011
A special meeting of BART's Board of Directors yesterday (Wed/25) was the first step in crafting a policy outlining the circumstances under which BART...

Even BART must honor free speech rights

August 24, 2011
Given the recent battles between BART and both the physical and online protesters organized by the group Anonymous, it's no surprise that the live...

Why doesn’t BART just apologize?

August 23, 2011
It's pretty clear that people are still mad at BART for cutting off cell phone service -- and that the agency is doing a...

BART arrests protesters for speaking out

August 22, 2011
Faced with yet another protest over BART's disruption of cell phone service on August 11 to preemptively disrupt a protest, and with lingering anger...

BART officer information hacked and released

August 17, 2011
UPDATE: See below for text of a conversation with an anonymous hacker who takes credit for hacking the BART police site.Someone has hacked into...

After ordering phones censored, BART spokesperson took vacation during protest

August 17, 2011
On August 16, one day after a transit system disruption caused by protests over BART's unprecedented decision to temporary cut cellular phone during a...

Stop cell phone censorship

The BART board has proven itself unable to properly monitor and oversee its law-enforcement operations