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California’s refusal to reduce its prison population is a sign of deeper problems

California just doesn’t get it when it comes to criminal justice. We have among the highest incarceration rates in the world (just below Russia's,...

Alerts: July 31 – August 7, 2013

Whose paper? Your paper! A community forum about the Guardian LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market, SF. tinyurl.com/lvl9vla. 6-8pm, free. Join the staff of the...

Inmates on hunger strike win support from California legislators

The largest prison hunger strike in California history officially began on July 8, and though some California legislators have voiced support for state prison...

Parents, behind bars

New programs acknowledge that strengthening the parent-child bond reduces recidivism

Hungry for reform

California prisoners prepare for another hunger strike to protest persistently deplorable conditions

Solomon: Bradley Manning is guilty of “aiding the enemy”–if the enemy is democracy

By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. Of all the charges against Bradley Manning,...

Changing the metaphor

How I went from a Three Strikes lifer to participant in California's criminal justice reform movement

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Submit political events to be listed in Alerts at alert@sfbg.com or tweet us @SFBG_alerts.WEDNESDAY 3Protest Obama fundraiser outside the Getty mansion 2870 Broadway, SF....

On KPFA, Gavin Newsom ducks the tough ones

Gavin Newsom sat down for an hour with Brian Edwards-Tiekert of KPFA's Up Front, and the show is remarkable. Brian was a little less...

America’s new Progressive Era?

By Jeffrey D. SachsJeffrey D. Sachs is Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Earth ...

Norman Solomon: Verbal tics and political routines

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

No Oscar for the guv’s budget

Liked Les Miz? There's another good cry to be had looking at Jerry Brown's numbers

The screams of dead children — everywhere

The screams of a thousand dead children wail through my mind. Children in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Libya killed by empires’ drones; thousands of...

Why the anti-leaks bill is so scary

If a bill that is now before the US Senate were in place in 2005, none of us would know about the CIA's secret...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

Film Listings and Reviews

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see Rep...

PROJECT CENSORED 2012

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

Why the parks bond could lose

A general obligation bond to improve San Francisco parks ought to be a slam dunk, particularly when it's getting pushed by Sup. Scott Wiener,...

Film Listings

Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, and Lynn Rapoport. For rep house showtimes, see Rep Clock. MILL VALLEY...

Endorsements 2012: State ballot measures

End the death penalty -- Yes on 34. No on 35 saves our sexworkers. GMO food gets a label when you vote Yes on 37

Endorsements 2012: San Francisco propositions

Yes (sigh) on Prop B. And vote hell yes to deny corporations personhood -- that'd be Prop G