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Port tack

New members of the Oakland Port Commission represent fresh perspectives on environmental concerns

Letters as leverage

Bay Area activists are leading the fight against a new Bush administration crackdown on undocumented workers

The death of Polk Street

The death of Polk Street: Gentrification is destroying the home of a vibrant, if marginalized, queer community

Importing injustice

How deregulation and Wal-Mart poison the Port of Oakland's neighbors and force poverty wages on its truckers

Fighting back

Guardian scoop and city ruling bolster workers' contention that the Woodfin retaliated against them

Calling in the feds

Hotel sought immigration audit of workers asserting their right to a living wage