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Forum tonight cancelled after Mayor’s ‘no stop and frisk’ announcement

August 8, 2012
A community forum to discuss stop and frisk tonight has been cancelled, in the wake of Mayor Lee's announcement yesterday that he would not...

On 67th anniversary of bombs in Japan, nuclear energy challenged

August 8, 2012
An hour before the Chevron refinery in Richmond started to burn, Bay Area residents were demonstrating against a different type of energy that posed...

Creating activist scholars

New anarchist-led program at CIIS aims to help Bay Area social justice groups

Alerts

WEDNESDAY 8Speak up: stop and frisk Southeast Community Complex, 1800 Oakdale, SF; Stop and frisk — the controversial, pretty much definitely Fourth Amendment-violating policy...

Community questions Chevron in wake of refinery fire

August 7, 2012
This post has been updated to correct information concerning the Ecuadorian lawsuit against Chevron. In the wake of last night’s fire at Chevron's oil...

Taser debate takes off once again at Police Commission

August 2, 2012
At a police commission meeting last night, commissioners delayed the vote on a controversial agenda item: adding tasers to the SFPD toolbelt. Specifically, Chief...

Bay Area activists join in anger over Anaheim police shootings

July 31, 2012
Last weekend in Anaheim, police shot and killed two young men. Every day since, protesters have taken to the streets. This weekend, a national...

Janitors continue pressure as negotiations’ close draws near

July 30, 2012
As contract negotiations with several employers come to an end August 1, the SEIU Local 87 janitors union has been coming out in force....

Workers launch global Hyatt boycott, hundreds picket at Union Square

July 27, 2012
As shoppers scurried around Union Square yesterday, a picket that drew more than 300 people could be heard for blocks. The grand-scale noise-making was...

Activists rally for alleged victim of illegal foreclosure

July 27, 2012
A few dozen rallied in front of the building that houses a branch of PNC bank July 26, demanding that the bank not foreclose...

Medical marijuana patients demand an end to federal raids as President Obama arrives in Oakland

July 23, 2012
As President Obama arrives in Oakland for a fundraiser today, medical marijuana activists have already made a point with a rally on the steps...

Guardian feminism panel calls for change, gang activity

In the interest of behaving badly, let us first say that we won't apologize for the "roving feminist gangs" comment, nor the laughter that...

Killing of suspect with box cutter may have been legal. But was it necessary?

July 20, 2012
Police officers have dangerous jobs, and when confronted with subjects who may threaten their lives, they have to think fast under stress. When a...

Trust the police?

Relations between the cops and certain communities have been strained over the last year

Black Young Democrats rally against stop and frisk

July 17, 2012
A group organized by the San Francisco Black Young Democrats rallied at City Hall today. Their message: no to stop and frisk.Members of the...

Morning Muni shutdown commemorates death of Kenneth Harding, Jr.

July 16, 2012
More than 50 protesters disrupted Muni service for about an hour this morning before peacefully leaving to march down Market, in commemoration of the...

Caught in the FBI’s net: the extended interview

July 11, 2012
From June 20 through June 23, the FBI and local police departments and district attorney's offices throughout the United States were engaged...

Healing the Hood

July 11, 2012
Fifty people were sitting in a circle July 8, talking about what was weighing on them that week. And the weight was heavy. Poverty,...

Caught in the FBI’s net

A nationwide hunt for sexually exploited children wound up catching a few youth — and a lot more adult sex workers

Alerts

July 10, 2012
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...

Oakland families protest Oakland School Police killings and school closures

The Oakland School Police Department was the target of a protest today, as more than 100 marched to the department’s headquarters. The small department...

The People’s School

Oakland's Lakeview Elementary is seized and transformed by protesting parents

Sit-in at Lakeview elementary raided, free classes continue, rally at 5pm

This post has been updatedA sit-in at Oakland’s Lakeview Elementary School ended early this morning as police from the Oakland School Police force entered...

Undocumented youth hold ‘graduation’ at Civic Center

June 30, 2012
"I'm undocumented and unafraid, queer and unashamed!" Javier Hernandez declared as he took the stage in front of City Hall June 30.He was one...