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Protesters “occupy” vacant building

January 21, 2012
After a long day of protest that began at 6 a.m., 1200 joined a march affiliatiated with Occupy SF  last night. The march aimed to “liberate the...

“Occupy Wall Street West” hopes to see massive protest

January 19, 2012
A coalition from across San Francisco is hoping to make tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 20 – a monumental day in the history of Bay Area...


January 17, 2012
yael@sfbg.com FRIDAY, JAN 20Occupy Wall Street West OccupySF revs back up for a day of nonviolent mass action to connect their protest against Wall Street...

Occupy Nation

Let's take back the country — starting now, by planning a tour to occupy the country

Protesters climb on Wells Fargo roof to protest evictions

January 17, 2012
Activists held a massive banner and pitched a tent on the roof of the Wells Fargo branch at 16th and Mission Jan 14, while...


January 10, 2012
yael@sfbg.comTHURSDAY 12Dinner for the 99 percent Rebecca Solnit, author of A Paradise Built in Hell, will speak with her brother, long-time activist and OccupySF...

Daly is back in a progressive leadership role

January 5, 2012
Chris Daly, a pivotal organizer of progressive politics during his decade on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, has returned to a high-profile role...

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...

Occupy and the hostile media

The mainstream press is always on the wrong side of history

Occupying the future

Forum raises the question of what's next for Occupy and the audience offers myriad answers

Occupy Berkeley’s overnight clashes with police

December 22, 2011
In an afternoon raid, the Berkeley Police Department cleared what was left of the Occupy Berkeley protest encampment. Here’s our account of protesters’ attempts...

Revolutionary bedfellows: What Occupy has in common with the sex-positive movement

December 16, 2011
Guardian reporter Yael Chanoff embedded at the Occupy SF and Occupy Oakland encampments during the months-long protest. Here, she reflects on the non-monogamy movement...

End war, bring that money home — a controversial proposition, even in SF?

December 15, 2011
A substantial majority of Americans support ending the war in Afghanistan, decreasing the military budget, and redirecting that money to domestic needs, a position...

OccupyOakland extends Port blockade into second day

December 13, 2011
Early this morning, the protesters carrying out Oakland’s part in yesterday’s national “West Coast Port Shutdown” declared victory after 24 hours of demonstrations. After...

Why we need Occupy

December 12, 2011
Not than anyone needs this kind of reminder any more, but more reports seem to come out every day highlighting the level of economic...

Police arrest 55 in early morning raid at Occupy SF

December 11, 2011
After more than two months, police have successfully cleared out all of the Occupy SF encampment on Market Street between Main Street and the...

Should Occupy pull back and reinvent itself?

December 9, 2011
Maybe it's time for the Occupy movement to simply take a bow, step off the national stage for now, and start planning its next...

OccupySF retakes plaza to debate whether to keep it

December 8, 2011
OccupySF and its supporters defended Justin Herman Plaza last night (Wed/7) in a strong display of nonviolent action, demonstrating a commitment to the movement....

Occupy movement targets foreclosed homes

December 7, 2011
Throughout the Bay Area on Tuesday (Dec. 6), Occupy activists and housing advocates launched what they said will be an ongoing effort to place...

Occupy SF plans rallies in response to police raid

December 7, 2011
Occupy San Francisco protesters are calling for emergency rallies at noon outside 101 Market Street and 6 p.m. at Justin Herman Plaza in response...

State of the occupations

Occupy acts against foreclosure and college cuts; OccupySF holds its ground; and writers discuss the movement's future

Homes for the 99 percent

Fed up with foreclosures and evictions, the Occupy SF Housing coalition fights back


alert@sfbg.comTHURSDAY 8Feminist Occupiers Eyewitness accounts from women in the Bay Area and London have attested to sexual harassment in Occupy camps and struggles to...

Castro residents clash over proposed restrictions in public spaces

December 6, 2011
UPDATE: This article has been changed to include three corrections.Community activists in the Castro District of San Francisco have been riled up by recent...