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Flowers on the Rock

@Large: Ai WeiWei on Alcatraz" highlights contemporary struggles for freedom of expression

Gearing up for war

The SFPD and police departments across the country get free military equipment, but does it make us safer or provoke violence?

Alerts: August 6 – 12, 2014

August 5, 2014
THURSDAY 7 The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club's 2014 Dinner and Gayla City College of San Francisco's Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia, SF. milkdinner.eventbrite.com. 6-9pm, $40...

How you can help the 1,900 Central American child refugees in the Bay Area

There are at least 1,900 child refugees in the Bay Area from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, according to federal immigration data. These teens...

Avalos: Should SFPD officers wear body mounted cameras?

April 9, 2014
The fatal shooting of Alejandro Nieto, a man who possessed a Taser that was mistaken for a firearm who was killed in Bernal Heights...

In the dark

Bay Area plaintiffs seek legal memo justifying drone strikes against US citizens

Alerts: January 22 – 28, 2014

January 21, 2014
WEDNESDAY 22Housing forum at an historic location I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny, SF. 630pm, free. Join Sup. David Campos and others for a community...

Solomon: We met Edward Snowden in Moscow: Please defend his right to travel

November 12, 2013
(B3 note: Norman Solomon sent out the following message from Roots.org. The message was signed by four Americans who recently  visited Snowden...

Shit happened (Oct. 23-29)

Tenant proposals and Guardian forum address eviction crisis; Students fight suspensions; Techies to NSA: Stop spying!

Celebrities tell NSA to stop spying as digital privacy advocates head to D.C.

October 23, 2013
Thousands of privacy and civil liberties activists are bound for Washington, D.C. for an Oct. 26 rally calling for surveillance legislation reform, in response...

Lock-up shake up

Questions raised about longstanding plan for rehab-focused jail rebuild

SFPD targets bikes before hearing on its anti-cyclist bias

October 1, 2013
As it prepares for this Thursday’s Board of Supervisors hearing examining allegations that its officers are biased against bicyclists, the San Francisco Police Department...

Still secret

SFPD won't allow public oversight of its surveillance work with the FBI, despite high-profile legislation requiring it

Solomon: Oiling the war machinery, from Oslo to Heathrow to Washington

August 21, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War...

One thousand surveillance cams in SF and counting

August 21, 2013
If you walk through densely populated commercial corridors on a regular basis, chances are you’re being recorded. Based on information compiled by CommunityCam, a...

Alerts: July 31 – August 7, 2013

July 30, 2013
Whose paper? Your paper! A community forum about the Guardian LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market, SF. tinyurl.com/lvl9vla. 6-8pm, free. Join the staff of the...

Solomon: Obama’s escalating war on freedom of the press

July 24, 2013
The part of the First Amendment that prohibits “abridging the freedom … of the press” is now up against the wall, as the Obama...

Alerts: July 24 – 31

July 23, 2013
WEDNESDAY 24Milk Club Dinner & Gayla Roccapulco Supper Club, 3140 Mission, SF. http://milkdinner2013.eventbrite.com. 7-10pm, $40 and up. Join the Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club...

Solomon: Denouncing NSA surveillance isn’t enough–we need the power to stop it!

July 10, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy:...

Alerts

July 9, 2013
WEDNESDAY 10Laborfest: CCSF's accreditation crisis City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia, SF. www.saveccsf.org. 6-8pm, free. City College serves about 85,000 students...

Solomon: David Brooks, Tom Friedman, Bill Keller wish Snowden had just followed orders

June 27, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How...

Protesters to be awarded $1 million settlement in mass arrest lawsuit

June 24, 2013
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval for a settlement of more than $1 million to a group of 150 activists who were mass...

Solomon: Uncle Sam and Corporate Tech: Domestic Partners Raising Digital Big Brother

June 23, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy:...

Why I’m still with the Bay Guardian…for now

During the tumultuous week since my longtime boss and mentor Tim Redmond suddenly left the Bay Guardian, I’ve been repeateadly reminded of the old...