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Feds indict SFPD officers for allegedly stealing from the poor

February 27, 2014
Update: Click here for the latest as this story develops.Federal civil rights and corruption charges have been filed against several San Francisco Police Department...

Goldies 2014 Visual Art: Michelle Ramin

Up from Etsy, and beyond the masks we paint with social media

UPDATE: Rabblerousers drag Google down from astral plane

At one point protesting tech buses was new and shiny, but now it barely registers a shrug from San Franciscans. The newest eviction protest...

Guardian honored for investigation of buying influence at City Hall

February 13, 2014
Bay Guardian News Editor Rebecca Bowe and Staff Writer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez are being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists with a James...

Film Listings: February 12 -18, 2014

February 11, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Protesters target AT&T today, Twitter tomorrow

February 11, 2014
Today (Tue/11) marks a nationwide protest against government surveillance that is partially taking place online, as websites such as Reddit post banners opposing the...

Film Listings: February 5 – 11, 2014

February 4, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Did Feinstein see a drone?

For years now, Bay Area organizers with the antiwar group Code Pink have been staging protests outside the Pacific Heights residence of Sen. Dianne...

Film Listings: January 29 – February 4, 2014

January 28, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Film Listings: January 22 – 28, 2014

January 21, 2014
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, Sam Stander, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house...

Alerts: January 22 – 28, 2014

January 21, 2014
WEDNESDAY 22Housing forum at an historic location I-Hotel Manilatown Center, 868 Kearny, SF. 630pm, free. Join Sup. David Campos and others for a community...

Soft eyes

Chip Lord unearths unexpected details in urban landscapes

Left turn?

Civil rights attorney Dan Siegel launches Oakland mayoral campaign

Solomon: Why the Washington Post’s new ties to the CIA are so ominous

January 13, 2014
American journalism has entered highly dangerous terrain.A tip-off is that the Washington Post refuses to face up to a conflict of interest involving Jeff...

Stealing secret records about government spying used to be way more complicated

January 7, 2014
In 1971, a group of radicals broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania and stole a bunch of documents about J. Edgar Hoover’s...

Solomon: We met Edward Snowden in Moscow: Please defend his right to travel

November 12, 2013
(B3 note: Norman Solomon sent out the following message from Roots.org. The message was signed by four Americans who recently  visited Snowden...

NSA spies on Google and Yahoo users

More revelations on spying by the National Security Agency were published in the Washington Post on Oct. 31. Thanks again to whistleblower Edward Snowden, we now...

Latest NSA spying news features emoticons and Google engineers exploding with profanity

October 30, 2013
More revelations on spying by the National Security Agency were published in the Washington Post today. Thanks again to whistleblower Edward Snowden (whose actions...

In the year of worms

Grass Widow's Hannah Lew offers Cold Beat tales of 'death, paranoia, and science fiction'

Shit happened (Oct. 23-29)

Tenant proposals and Guardian forum address eviction crisis; Students fight suspensions; Techies to NSA: Stop spying!

Celebrities tell NSA to stop spying as digital privacy advocates head to D.C.

October 23, 2013
Thousands of privacy and civil liberties activists are bound for Washington, D.C. for an Oct. 26 rally calling for surveillance legislation reform, in response...

Shit happened

A wrap-up of important local news from the week that was

Where’s my car?

Here's what happens when your car gets stolen in San Francisco

The NSA made the most boring and controversial Tumblr in the United States; also, best news reads on...

Tumblr is a hub for social media literate millenials, a magical place for Doctor Who animated GIFs, reblogged Instagram photos of your lunch and...