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Sharing the sun

Solar energy entrepreneurs are pioneering new models for democratizing power

Not in our neighborhood

District 2 residents and supervisor oppose housing projects for at-risk young people

Power to the powerful

PG&E's proposed rate increase would hurt conservation and the poor

Igniting a union

Leadership struggle among UC academic employees points to more militancy against budget proposals

Ghosts of sit-lie past

May 11, 2011
Is sit-lie a case of not learning from our mistakes? An interesting bit of history that for the most part failed to enter the...

Art walk used to protest Chase Bank

April 13, 2011
This week's Thursday evening Divisadero Art Walk is going to combine local culture with a clear political message. Local activists have dubbed the night...

Free online learning

How to stream a top-notch university education, tuition-free

The online-learning challenge

Is it about making money or making education free?

Will Muni youth passes be saved?

April 8, 2011
A popular and successful program that gave free group bus passes to summer programs for kids is up for renewal -- but nobody knows...

Preaching Tikkun

Rabbi Michael Lerner still courts controversy as he celebrates his magazine's silver anniversary

Hilton breaks ranks and reaches a deal with its workers

March 7, 2011
After an 18-month contract impasse, hotel workers in San Francisco landed a breakthrough deal when Hilton decided to settle with its union’s negotiating team,...

The American dream, for sale

Thousands of hard-working immigrants are getting deported every month. But unregulated private companies are offering a deal: for $500,000, you can get a green card.

Queer Palestinian activists discuss “pinkwashing” and more

February 16, 2011
Queer Palestinian activists are on tour in the Bay Area speaking about queer struggles in the context of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands....

San Franciscans show solidarity with Egyptians

February 9, 2011
“Yesterday we were all Tunisian. Today we are all Egyptian. Tomorrow we will all be Free,” read one sign on at last weekend’s protest...

Activists and former prisoner call for Obama to close Guantánamo

January 28, 2011
The second anniversary of President Obama’s promise to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center was recognized this week at an event about torture and...

BART removes anti-Palestinian ad

January 27, 2011
Offensive advertisements promoting a right-wing Zionist viewpoint of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were removed from all BART stations this week. “They could be commonly interpreted...