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Luxy! The dating app for the 1 percent is NOT a prank

I got a press release announcing a new app yesterday that immediately set off my “hoax” radar. Not only is Luxy not a prank,...

Streetcar standoff

Muni sickout echoes earlier labor clashes and economic inequities

Three upcoming events on housing in San Francisco

There are a few upcoming opportunities to have your say in the ongoing dialogue about the San Francisco tenants’ struggle as long-term renters grapple...

Can we rediscover radical action on this marriage equality anniversary?

San Francisco’s political establishment will rightly celebrate itself this afternoon at 5pm with a ceremony in City Hall marking the 10th anniversary of...

Crappies awards rain on tech award show’s parade

The Crunchies are a San Francisco-based dog and pony show for the tech industry, hosted by technology business news site Tech Crunch. But amid...

How San Francisco should really be helping the Philippines

There were a couple good stories in today’s San Francisco Chronicle related to concerns the Guardian and its readers have sounded in recent...

‘Money is a tool’

And so is disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But is he a tool of political reform or just his longtime allies among the rich and the right?

The adulation of the technoriche

It’s hardly news at this point that billionaire tech mogul Sean Parker tore up a public campground to build the sets for his $10...

The inauguration and the economic divide

Second inaugration speeches are hard; you have to be political without sounding partisan, inspiring without being divisive -- and promise change and progress even...

Lee ducks tough questions about Alvarez and diversifying SF’s economy

For a career bureaucrat who was appointed mayor supposedly as a sort of straight-shooting un-politician, Mayor Ed Lee today once again demonstrated a real...

Olague attacks led by billionaires and a consultant/commissioner with undisclosed income

Understanding how political activists are being paid is important to understanding what their motivations are. For example, is Andrea Shorter – a mayor-appointed former...

Was Realtor-financed attack ad illegally coordinated with Lee?

District 1 supervisorial candidate David Lee might have violated election laws prohibiting candidates from coordinating with groups doing independent expenditures after being featured in...

PROJECT CENSORED 2012

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

The rich, the poor and the state of SF

The latest Forbes 400 is out, the list of the richest Americans, and a record number (according to my annual record-keeping) now live in...

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Thursday 13Coalition on Homelessness 25 years SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan, SF; www.cohsf.org. 5:30pm, $25-75. The Coalition on Homelessness has been working for the...

Dick Meister: The billionaire’s bill of rights

By Dick Meister Dick Meister, former labor editor of the SF Chronicle and KQED-TV Newsroom, has covered labor and politics for more than...

Newsom votes for — and pushes — housing for the rich

I can't say if the campaign contributions had anything to do with it (in fact, nobody seems to know when campaign contributions become bribery)...

Trash Lit.: Endless summer reading edition

So much summer trash lit. So little of note.I've been reading as fast as I can, catching up on all of the beach books...

The NY Times and class struggle

The NY Times isn't exactly a revolutionary left-wing publication -- and while columnist Paul Krugman routinely talks about the income and wealth divide, it's...

8 Washington’s going on the ballot

San Franciscans are going to get a chance to vote on the most expensive condos in the city's history and the future of development...

Developer hires crew to block signature gathering

The developer of 8 Washington has taken an unusual if not unprecedented step to prevent a referendum on his waterfront condo project from succeeding:...

We can stop 8 Washington

There's a week left to stop the sale of San Francisco's waterfront to the 1 percent.The Board of Supervisors approved the 8 Washington project,...

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WEDNESDAY 11Students organizing for CCSF Student Union upper level lounge, CCSF Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan, SF; www.ccsfwill.blogspot.com. 5-8pm, free. At an emergency community meeting...

Davis launches D5 campaign with fortuitous timing

When progressive activist Julian Davis formally launched his District 5 supervisorial campaign late last week with a well-attended kickoff party at the Peacock Lounge...