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Occupy the Mission?

December 1, 2011
Photo taken by Geoff King outside 1950 Mission Street on May 1, 2010.As the Guardian reported yesterday, protesters camped out at Occupy SF rejected...

The impact of Occupy

November 30, 2011
With the city getting ready to crack down on OccupySF, and Occupy encampments around the country under attack, it's easy to get discouraged. And...

OccupySF awaits police raid after rejecting city ultimatum

November 30, 2011
A police raid that could wipe out OccupySF, one of the country's largest remaining Occupy camps, now seems imminent after the protest group rejected...

Public health and Occupy

November 29, 2011
By Sasha J. Cuttler OPINION On November 17, Mayor Ed Lee's administration declared OccupySF a "public health nuisance." The mayor and other city officials are...


November 29, 2011
alert@sfbg.comWEDNESDAY, NOV. 30 Protesting Muni firings Transport Workers Solidarity Committee hosts a press conference to highlight Muni operators who have recently been fired. The group...

Occupy standoffs continue as poll finds public support for the movement

November 29, 2011
As OccupyOakland moves to reoccupy Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza today and the burgeoning OccupySF encampment braces for another long-threatened raid by police, a new...

Protesters target UC to demand openness, accountability, and the restoration of cuts

November 28, 2011
UPDATED BELOW -- Protesters with ReFund California and other groups are gathering today (Mon/28) at UCSF-Mission Bay and three other UC campuses to protest...

In his words: SF Occupier Derek

November 25, 2011
We spoke with Derek at Occupy SF on Monday, November 21. He spoke about his Cherokee roots and how he feels like he's been...

In his words: SF Occupier Adam

November 23, 2011
Art director Mirissa Neff and photographer David Bornfriend had the chance to talk with Adam at Occupy SF on Monday, November 21. The recent...

The faces and voices of Occupy

A mechanic, a nurse, a leukemia patient, a cat owner, and a pair of queer activists: Don't believe the hype, they are occupiers too

Lessons of the Avalos campaign

November 22, 2011

The mayoral candidate demonstrated what can be accomplished with a new kind of progressive leadership

The one percent on the waterfront

The 8 Washington plan would build apartments for the $450,000 salary set

Alameda County sheriff is shocked

November 21, 2011
Sarah Jane Holcombe, a graduate student in public health at UC Berkeley (and a neighbor of mine), was disturbed to see Alameda County deputy...

Guardian editorial: The one per cent on the waterfront

November 21, 2011
EDITORIAL While Mayor Ed Lee struggles with the OccupySF encampment, another, very different group has its eyes on the city's waterfront. On the edges...

Police raid part of OccupySF

November 20, 2011
Police dismantled the OccupySF protest and campsite in front of the Federal Reserve building early Sunday morning. Around 1 a.m., police massed on Market Street between...

Labor ready to fight Occupy eviction

November 18, 2011
Tim Paulson, director of the San Francisco Labor Council, just told me that he's got as many as 500 union members on alert to...

OccupySF is worth the investment

November 18, 2011
Thirteen labor and community leaders wrote to Mayor Ed Lee Nov. 17 asking him not to evict the OccupySF protesters. The message of the...

The cop group coordinating the Occupy crackdowns

November 18, 2011
As cities across America evict encampments of the Occupy Wall Street movement, similarities of timing, talking points and tactics among major metropolitan mayors and...

Will Occupy message reach Sacramento?

November 17, 2011
One of the early tests of the political impact of the Occupy movement will come in the next two months, as California prepares to...

Student protests shut down business as usual (VIDEO)

November 17, 2011
By Yael Chanoff, Nena Farrell, and Shawn GaynorTuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 15 and 16, marked galvanizing student-led protests that shut down a Bank of...

Occupy SF: Chron, Ex set the eviction stage

November 17, 2011
The OccupySF camp is filthy. There's violence, drugs and disease. Half the protesters are just drunken thugs who are there to party and make...

There are homeless people and mental problems at Occupy encampments? No duh, that’s the point.

November 16, 2011
The SF Examiner reporter that embedded at the Occupy SF camp just brought back a titillating story of pants-off rowdies, pot smoking, and screaming....

Occupy your imagination: Tomorrow, hear the words of a Mission son

November 16, 2011
It's getting into the grind time for the Occupy movement. The first, brilliant tactic of camping out in our nation's towns and cities is...

Editor’s notes

Occupy demands for concrete change -- not just Justin Herman Plaza