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Will it fly? Drones in Alameda County and (almost) San Francisco

February 15, 2013
During what one official called the “show-and-tell” portion of a public hearing held yesterday by a committee of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors,...

Norman Solomon: Washington’s war-makers are in a bunker

February 11, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...

Tidbits on tech, race and gentrification in the Bay Area

February 6, 2013
The media and blogosphere have given us plenty to chew on lately as columnists, subversive Tweeters, and mischievous YouTube producers take to the Internet...

Police gear up for round two on Tasers

On February 4, the San Francisco Police Commission will hold the second of three planned community meetings to gauge support for a pilot program...

Activists slam hollow report on SFPD-FBI spying

January 31, 2013
UPDATE: SUHR APOLOGIZES FOR REPORT The San Francisco Police Department continues to resist meaningful oversight of its partnership with the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task...

Norman Solomon: Verbal tics and political routines

January 30, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War...

Oakland to decide on controversial stop-and-frisk advocate Bill Bratton

On Tuesday, Oakland City Council will consider approving a $250,000 contract for an outside security consulting team, which could include controversial roving police chief...

Supervisors approve nudity ban on close vote

November 20, 2012
Over the objections of progressive supervisors and under threats of a lawsuit from nudists and civil liberties advocates, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors...

Life-and-death decision

Backers of Prop 34 target the still-high number of undecided voters

PROJECT CENSORED 2012

The top stories you didn't read in the mainstream media: expanding police state, NATO war crimes, criminalized protests, more

Berkeley Police implement new limits on spying and mutual aid

October 4, 2012
The Berkeley Police Department is undergoing some major policy changes after mounting pressure from the community to enact reforms, with new limits on its...

Dick Meister: Let’s count our blessings on Labor Day!

August 28, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Corporations, people, money, and speech

Just about everyone wants to overturn Citizens United. But it's not so simple

Black Young Democrats rally against stop and frisk

July 17, 2012
A group organized by the San Francisco Black Young Democrats rallied at City Hall today. Their message: no to stop and frisk.Members of the...

Stop ‘stop and frisk’

Mayor Lee's new policy smacks of Arizona

Ed Lee gets frisky

June 28, 2012
I knew Mayor Ed Lee was going to be more friendly to developers that I would have liked, and I knew he'd be a...

Mayor Lee signs watered-down limits on SFPD spying

Flanked by members of Coalition for a Safe San Francisco, Police Chief Greg Suhr, and Sup. Jane Kim, Mayor Ed Lee today signed legislation...

A seat in Congress for the 99 percent

For the first time in two decades, voters north of the Golden Gate will choose a new member of Congress. Given the overwhelming party...

Lee veto protects the SFPD’s ability to spy on you

Mayor Ed Lee yesterday vetoed legislation that would have banned San Francisco Police Department officers working with the FBI from conducting covert surveillance on...

SFPD-FBI spying restrictions could face mayoral veto

If the San Francisco Police Department isn't working with the FBI to secretly spy on law-abiding local residents – as a secret document released...

Dick Meister: The IWW Legacy

February 24, 2012
By Dick MeisterDick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than a...

Local control of cops

Legislation seeks to prevent SFPD from working with the FBI to spy on lawful citizens

This is our country, too: Fred Korematsu’s daughter on her father’s civil rights legacy

January 26, 2012
“One never knows after someone dies what happens to their legacy. Sometimes it becomes a part of history and sometimes it grows,” Karen Korematsu...

Stuck in reverse

January 4, 2012
Some days, you wake up, check the news, and wonder just what the hell happened to this country. And I'm not talking about that...