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Live shots: A hot and sticky Hardly Strictly

October 6, 2014
In keeping with Hardly Strictly weekend weather of years gone by, this past weekend was the most summerlike the Bay Area's been all year....

Guardian Intelligence

WHO OWNS THE NEW SF?This week, former Bay Guardian editor and publisher Tim Redmond published an epic investigation on his 48Hills site showing that...

Project Censored 2014

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

Flowers on the Rock

@Large: Ai WeiWei on Alcatraz" highlights contemporary struggles for freedom of expression

Anti-war groups take to the streets of SF to protest US bombing campaign UPDATED

September 24, 2014
With the US military now bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, and the Islamic State that we’re targeting threatening to retaliate against US...

Ellis Act evictor immortalized on a condom at Folsom Street Fair

Now you can don rubbers against evictions.Activists engaged in eviction "protection" of a different sort this Sunday at the Folsom Street Fair, as they...

Facebook talks delayed, drag queens plan to sass social media into the 21st century

A cadre of drag queens, LGBT rights supporters and politicos trekked in their glamorous best to Facebook HQ today, to negotiate the reinstatement of...

UPDATED Drag queens plan to protest Facebook over name-change policy

September 14, 2014
UPDATE: Sister Roma just posted this to her Facebook page:  "BREAKING: FACEBOOK AGREES TO FACE-TO-FACE MEETING. DEMONSTRATION CANCELED (for now)Just got off the phone with...

Guardian Intelligence: Sept. 10 – 16, 2014

September 9, 2014
COPS EVICTEDIn the wake of Urban Shield — the police training and trade show staged in Oakland last week, attracting attendees from 200 law-enforcement...

Developers lobby hard to slash payments promised to Transbay Terminal and high-speed rail

September 8, 2014
Will the San Francisco Board of Supervisors let developers of the biggest office towers proposed for San Francisco renege on promises to help pay...

Activists form human barricade to protest crude-by-rail facility

September 4, 2014
This morning , at 7am in Richmond, Calif., four environmental activists used U-locks to fasten themselves by the neck to the fence of an...

The sound of America

Hits and history mix in 'Motown the Musical'

Alerts: September 3 – 9, 2014

September 2, 2014
WEDNESDAY 3 Panel: Agriculture and Journalism SF Commonwealth Club, 595 Market, SF. tinyurl.com/agriculturebeat. 6pm, $20 nonmembers, $8 members, $7 students. Cutbacks in reporting staff have...

Alerts: August 27 – September 2, 2014

August 26, 2014
THURSDAY 28 SF MIME TROUPE PERFORMANCE 855 Treat, SF. www.sfmt.org. 6:30-7:30pm, suggested donation $20. The old commie, the tech newbie, and the flag-waving beautician, all...

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?

Department of Homeland Security issues security bulletin over peaceful protest

August 21, 2014
Apparently, the Department of Homeland Security takes the leaderless activist group Anonymous very, very seriously. But that doesn’t mean that the feds take what...

Researcher explores police and protester violence in the Occupy movement

As the nation's eyes watch police officers in Ferguson firing rubber bullets and tear gas into crowds of protesters, one UC Berkeley sociologist is...

Block the Boat

Protesters prevent Israeli ship from unloading during two days of picketing outside the Port of Oakland

Live shots: Pro-Palestine activists block ship at the Port of Oakland

Pro-Palestine activists marched on Saturday to block an Israeli ship scheduled to dock at the Port of Oakland, protesting Gaza violence.Well over 1,000 protesters...

Guardianistas on the air: Catch our Alternative Ink and Expanding Mind broadcasts

August 18, 2014
We Guardianistas aren’t just tethered to our keyboards, writing stories for our weekly print and daily online editions. We’re also working the microphones at...

Was Oakland’s moment of silence for Ferguson buzzed by a police helicopter?

As many of us watched in horror as Ferguson, Missouri police lobbed tear gas grenades and fired rubber bullets into crowds of their own...

Real estate speculators physically push out Ellis Act eviciton protesters

Native San Franciscan Benito Santiago, 64, joined a protest Aug. 12 in an attempt to remind his evictors that he's a human being –...

Listen: The trainwreck pop parodies of the Westboro Baptist Church

August 12, 2014
In case you don't stay tuned to the comings and goings of the fearful, hate-filled, how-is-this-a-real-thing-and-not-a-caricature-of-extreme-right-wing-lunacy shitshow that is the Westboro Baptist Church, your...

Gaza protests continue

Activists with personal ties to region speak out at Bay Area demonstrations