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What to take from SF Pride's bumblings and shut-outs? Maybe we're not so equal, after all

Pride Board locks out press, protesters at public comment meeting

May 8, 2013
"Let the press in! Let the press in!" the crowd of about 50-60 Bradley Manning for Grand Marshal supporters chanted yesterday evening at 7pm,...

Pride Board statement: Manning “not local,” controversy “not our mission”

May 7, 2013
Here's the official statement just issued by the Pride SF Board about the Bradley Manning grand marshal fiasco, "clarifying" its bizarre rules ("Under longstanding...

Pride faces backlash from defenders of gay whistleblower

April 30, 2013
In the wake of the debacle unleashed by San Francisco Pride’s announcement that gay whistleblower Bradley Manning would not be grand marshal for this...

Former Pride grand marshal: Manning is LGBT hero, Board action ‘height of stupidity’

April 29, 2013
"I was one of the 15 former grand marshals on the electoral commission that voted for Bradley Manning," Barry Saiff, former BiNet president, told...

Oh look, suddenly Pride is interesting

April 28, 2013
So. Pride did a thing. After years of being no more politically risky than an bowl of strawberry Jell-O, the Pride committee -- or...


January 29, 2013
THURSDAY 31 Saluting Bradley Manning: Book event with Daniel Ellsberg First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing, Berk. (510) 967-4495, tinyurl.com/salute-BM. 7:30-9:30pm, $12 advance,...

Did SF prosecutors subpoena protesters’ account information from Twitter?

December 6, 2012
UPDATED A group calling itself the Anti-Colonial Anti-Capitalist 19 (ACAC19), representing 19 demonstrators who were arrested Oct. 6 in downtown San Francisco during a...

FAIR: The press turns its back on Private Bradley Manning

December 4, 2012
FAIR, the national media watchdog organization, has written an excellent critique of the coverage of the Bradley Manning case, one of the more shameful...


October 16, 2012
THURSDAY 18Culture as a weapon: poetry and storytelling SOUL School of Unity and Liberation, 1904 Franklin Suite 904, Oakl; www.schoolofunityandliberation.org, RSVP at info@schoolofunityandliberation.org. 6:30pm,...

Obama’s appeal to SF’s divided Left draws mixed reactions

September 7, 2012
President Barack Obama has a divided political base, as local Democrats who showed up at the Laborers Local 261 hall last night to hear...

Protesters tell Obama to free Bradley Manning

September 6, 2012
Led by veterans from Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Peace, supporters of army PFC Bradley Manning protested in some 35 US...


August 14, 2012
WEDNESDAY 15 Save CCSF at Homecoming Ram Plaza, City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan, SF; Facebook: Save City College of San Francisco....

Undercover Sabbath

Fifty local musicians expand the tracks off 'Paranoid' in a one-off performance

GUEST OPINION: The politics of retribution

May 7, 2012
By Debra Walker and Krissy KeeferWe have been shocked and saddened by the perpetual attack on Ross Mikarimi and his family.To Ross’s credit, he...

Interviewing Anonymous

We chat with one of the legion of hactivists using the Internet to organize allies and attack enemies

Our Weekly Picks: December 7-13

WEDNESDAY 7Jonathan Richman & Tommy Larkin Jonathan Richman is a magnetic character on stage. You could probably guess as much by listening to the...

Cass McCombs greets the Great American Music Hall crowd warmly

December 6, 2011
There’s been a lot of talk about how Cass McCombs is an impenetrable character, so much so that it’s become tiring. We’ve heard about...

Remember, remember the 5th of November

How a 17th century British rebel became the symbol of resistance to American empire

On the Cheap Listings

October 11, 2011
WEDNESDAY 12"Hoarding in the Digital Age" lecture Scanners bookstore, 312 Valencia, SF. www.scannersproject.com. 6:30 p.m., free. Renaissance woman Rebecca Falkoff is a Ph.D. candidate...

The worst-kept secrets

What the major media left out: Project Censored highlights the year's most relevant ignored news

An American blindness

We're ten years from 9/11 and still in the Long War. Can we open our eyes in time?

Waves of protest pound at BART, shutting down stations

August 15, 2011
Watch exclusive SFBG video of the Civic Center protest here.The latest battle between BART and its growing group of grassroots foes played out during...

Best of the Bay 2011: BEST SAFETY NET FOR THE ‘NET

July 26, 2011
When technology evolves faster than law, unanticipated questions on Internet users' rights spring up like weeds. Think of the Electronic Frontier Foundation as a...