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HOT AND STICKY HARDLY STRICTLYIf you were among the estimated 750,000 people who poured into Golden Gate Park this past weekend for Hardly Strictly...

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?

Happy May Day, San Francisco

Happy May Day, comrades, and what a fine May day it is even if the urgent mayday spirit on this International Workers Day doesn’t...

The Rise of Candidate X

The absolutely true story of how a complete unknown rocketed from political obscurity, electrified the city, tackled real problems, and beat Ed Lee in 2015. 

Did the Hayes Valley Farm occupation help or hurt the cause of liberating urban space?

June 24, 2013
Did the recent activist occupation of a temporary urban farming plot help “liberate the land,” as they claimed, or might it actually make property...

Roe v. Wade anniversary inspires flash mob, pro-choice rally, and pro-life march in SF

January 22, 2013
Remember when a dance revolution broke out in Justin Herman Plaza during Occupy San Francisco? This coming Saturday, the same choreographers behind that flash...

Local censored 2012

Our picks for SF stories that didn't get the attention they deserved

Where is Occupy SF now?

September 20, 2012
On the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, Occupy San Francisco also celebrated its birthday.Demonstrations throughout the day Sept. 17, focusing on a variety of...

Happy Birthday Occupy

September 16, 2012
Occupy celebrates its one-year anniversary Monday, and many of the groups who have gotten involved over the past year will be going all out....

Alerts

September 5, 2012
alerts@sfbg.comThursday 6Skill Exchange launch party Storefront Lab, 337 Shotwell, SF; www.storefrontlab.org. 6-9pm, free. Skill exchange is a three day "pop-up workshop series." Spend the...

Saving City College

Disparate groups are coming together to help rescue the threatened institution. What are they up against?

Activists rally for alleged victim of illegal foreclosure

July 27, 2012
A few dozen rallied in front of the building that houses a branch of PNC bank July 26, demanding that the bank not foreclose...

Best of the Bay 2012: Local Heroes

2012 Local HeroesAlex Tom and Shaw San LiuAlex Tom and Shaw San Liu — the executive director and lead organizer for the Chinese Progressive...

Killing of suspect with box cutter may have been legal. But was it necessary?

July 20, 2012
Police officers have dangerous jobs, and when confronted with subjects who may threaten their lives, they have to think fast under stress. When a...

Occupy brings the noise to the Canadian consulate for Quebec students

June 29, 2012
Activists with Occupy San Francisco, Occupy Education Northern California and other groups staged a small demonstration outside the building that houses the Canadian consulate...

OccuPride remembers

QUEER ISSUE: Pride has long been a forum for protest, and this year is no different

Occupy Caravan takes off to the National Gathering

This looks familiar!Jan. 17, we proposed Occupy Nation, an idea that those energized and organized by Occupy come together on July 4, 2012 for...

A range of rage at Obama visit

Hundreds gathered in the financial district today as President Obama came through San Francisco for a brief visit, consisting of a high-priced fundraising lunch...

Chevron meets amid angry shareholders, liability, and environmental disasters

About 40 gathered outside Chevron’s San Francisco offices yesterday to mark its annual shareholder meeting. The demonstration was organized by OccupySF’s environmental justice working...

Who is the brick thrower?

Jesse Nesbitt, charged with Occupy violence on May Day, tell his story.

Reflecting on violence at the SF Commune

Occupy San Francisco protesters entered Catholic Church-owned properties at 888 Turk last night. This is the same building that a similar group occupied April...

May Day protests begin with ferry workers strike

May Day activities have begun with a strike by ferry workers and Golden Gate Transit workers, halting parts of the morning commute.About 100 ferry...

On eve of May Day, Valencia, Mission Police Station vandalized

A group of protesters left a trail of broken glass and paint tonight as they made their way from Dolores Park to Duboce on...

What’s going on for Bay Area May Day?

April 30, 2012
UPDATE: The Golden Gate Labor Coalition has announced a change of plans. Instead of Golden Gate Bridge pickets, the coalition will be supporting a...