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Kim calls for hearing on how SFPD investigates cyclist fatalities UPDATED

September 4, 2013
UPDATED In the wake of revelations of shoddy and insensitive police work related to the Aug. 14 death of 24-year-old bicyclist Amelie Le Moullac,...

Still secret

SFPD won't allow public oversight of its surveillance work with the FBI, despite high-profile legislation requiring it

Solomon: What the assault on whistleblowers has to do with Syria

August 28, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy:...

Big game hunting

FALL ARTS: GAMER 'GTA V' and the rest

Memorial for cyclist marred by SFPD harassment

A memorial and informational event on Aug. 21 at the Sixth and Folsom corner where a bicyclist was fatally run over by a delivery...

Anti-cyclist bias must stop

EDITORIAL The streets of San Francisco can be dangerous enough for their most vulnerable users — pedestrians and bicyclists — without the aggressive, insensitive,...

The other thing Chelsea Manning said, and more updates

August 22, 2013
By now, we all now that Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was sentenced to 35 years on Aug. 21 for leaking classified U.S. government documents,...

Solomon: Oiling the war machinery, from Oslo to Heathrow to Washington

August 21, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War...

Memorial for cyclist marred by SFPD harassment

August 21, 2013
A memorial and informational event this morning at the 6th and Folsom corner where a bicyclist was fatally run over by a truck last...

One thousand surveillance cams in SF and counting

August 21, 2013
If you walk through densely populated commercial corridors on a regular basis, chances are you’re being recorded. Based on information compiled by CommunityCam, a...

Film Listings: August 21 – 27, 2013

August 20, 2013
Film listings are edited by Cheryl Eddy. Reviewers are Kimberly Chun, Dennis Harvey, Lynn Rapoport, and Sara Maria Vizcarrondo. For rep house showtimes, see...

Waiting to connect

Years after a failed privatization scheme, SF is letting Google create its municipal Wi-Fi system

Midsummer mayhem

From Jupiter's moon to a Chinese drug war: four beyond-the-mainstream treats for genre film fans

Alerts: August 14 – 20, 2013

August 13, 2013
WEDNESDAY 14"Untitled" Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission, SF. tinyurl.com/untitled814. 7-10pm, $5. The Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts is kicking off...

The killer inside me

Film: Jawdropping 'The Act of Killing' examines the psychological effects of mass murder without remorse 

Solomon: Obama’s escalating war on freedom of the press

July 24, 2013
The part of the First Amendment that prohibits “abridging the freedom … of the press” is now up against the wall, as the Obama...

Solomon: The portrait of a leaker as a young man

July 20, 2013
  Painted by Robert Shetterly for his Americans Who Tell The Truth Project. A Portrait of the Leaker as a Young ManBy Norman Solomon  Norman Solomon is co-founder...

Solomon: Denouncing NSA surveillance isn’t enough–we need the power to stop it!

July 10, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy:...

On the Cheap

July 10, 2013
On the Cheap listings are compiled by Guardian staff. Submit items for the listings at listings@sfbg.com. For further information on how to submit items...

Torture lawyer John Yoo drafted legal rationale for NSA spying, protesters targeting his talk in SF tonight

July 10, 2013
Former U.S. Department of Justice attorney John Yoo is no stranger to protests. He’s responsible for drafting controversial memos under the Bush Administration to...

Solomon: David Brooks, Tom Friedman, Bill Keller wish Snowden had just followed orders

June 27, 2013
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made Easy: How...

Disillusionment, “Everyman,” and Netroots Nation

For nearly the entire Caltrain ride to down San Jose last Thursday morning, my thoughts were fully consumed by the subject of liberal disillusionment...

Our Weekly Picks

June 25, 2013
WEDNESDAY 26 Dita Von Teese With a seductive and sexy nod to the past, modern pin-up and burlesque queen Dita Von Teese has been...

Solomon: The pursuit of Edward Snowden: Washington in a rage, striving to run the world

June 24, 2013
By Norman SolomonNorman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include “War Made...