NSA whistleblower supporters to speak on civil liberties

June 10, 2013
Famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and plans to march in the upcoming San Francisco Pride Parade to honor Bradley...

Solomon: Historic challenge to support the moral actions of Edward Snowden

June 10, 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...

Dianne Feinstein fails

June 7, 2013
You have to have your head deeper in the sand than the worst Republicans not to have noticed that the federal government has been...

It’s only to keep you safe, why worry?

June 7, 2013
As the story of the government data mining Verizon's customers gains (and loses) momentum, the various responses (all predictable) are rolling out. "It's Obama's...

Double standard and then some

June 6, 2013
"Let's see. I was a reporter for the AP in Washington. I'm a Verizon customer in America. Way to go, govt. You have my...

NSA spying extends to Internet companies, reports say

June 6, 2013
As if a top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand telephone records over to the National Security Agency weren't enough, the UK Guardian...

NSA spying on Verizon calls is nothing new

June 6, 2013
So, the federal government is spying on millions of Americans. Still. And this time, there’s a document to prove it. In a momentous scoop...

Rope a dope the whackaloon

June 6, 2013
Susan Rice, the current US ambassador to the United Nations will be the next national security advisor. She replaces the resigning Tom Donilon. Unlike...

Film Listings

August 16, 2011
OPENINGAmigo John Sayles' career is a fascinating one too varied to fully examine here; suffice it to say, the man's first big gig was...

Film Listings

August 10, 2011
OPENINGFinal Destination 5 Because Death never dies, or stops making sequels. (1:32)Glee: The 3D Concert Movie The TV show goes cinematically 3D. (1:30)The Help...

Film Listings

August 2, 2011
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Louis Peitzman, Lynn Rapoport, Ben Richardson, and...

Film Listings

July 27, 2011
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Michelle Devereaux, Peter Galvin, Max Goldberg, Dennis Harvey, Johnny Ray Huston, Louis Peitzman,...

Stop the AT&T boxes!

May 23, 2011
By the League of Pissed Off Voters More than 60 people showed up on the steps of City Hall May 21 to demand that AT&T...

Big Brother Obama

February 3, 2010

The federal government's electronic eavesdropping continues under the new presidential administration

“The Viagra Diaries”: sexy chick lit for the over-sixty set

January 25, 2010
If the idea that a mainstream San Francisco newspaper would publish a weekly sex/dating column called The Viagra Diaries -- targeted at...


September 30, 2009
The top 10 stories not brought to you by mainstream news media in 2008 and 2009

Full disclosure

October 22, 2008
Secrecy investigates executive power and the need-to-know

The new privacy

June 25, 2008
The National Security Agency may be about to gain access to the phone calls and Internet activities of millions

Citizens vs. spies

February 19, 2008
San Francisco is at the center of a national debate over government and corporate surveillance of US residents

The real FISA problem

February 19, 2008
The entire premise of secret electronic surveillance seems shaky, judge or no

Polite message from the surveillance state

January 30, 2008
Privacy, spying telcos, and the Protect America Act

Technology in wartime

January 2, 2008
In a time of war you can't enjoy a party game without thinking about your game console being used to kill people

James Madison Freedom of Information Award Winners

March 6, 2007
The 2007 James Madison Freedom of Information Award Winners: this year's First Amendment heroes

James Madison Freedom of Information Award Winners

March 6, 2007
SF journalism association honors this year's First Amendment heroes