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Compromise measures

Housing and business tax propositions don't solve the city's problems, but both sides say they're the best we can expect

Suspended state

Californians lose extended unemployment benefits as recession lingers

Sonic attack on the poor

Concert promoter blasts industrial noise at illegal levels to drive away homeless people

Oakland protest: Tear gas, one arrest

Tuesday morning brought an eruption of protests though out downtown Oakland as Occupy activists marched and rallied in support of a national general strike...

Local control of cops

Legislation seeks to prevent SFPD from working with the FBI to spy on lawful citizens

What are people?

Occupy protesters and progressive politicians call for end to corporate personhood

Occupy movement targets foreclosed homes

December 7, 2011
Throughout the Bay Area on Tuesday (Dec. 6), Occupy activists and housing advocates launched what they said will be an ongoing effort to place...

Homes for the 99 percent

Fed up with foreclosures and evictions, the Occupy SF Housing coalition fights back

BART adopts policy on cutting cell phone service

December 2, 2011
 The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Board of Directors has adopted the nation's first policy outlining the circumstances under which cell phone service can...

UC’s pick of Bratton to investigate pepper spray incident isn’t reassuring

December 2, 2011
The video images are already iconic, a line of young students sit cross legged, arms linked, at the front edge of an Occupy UC...

Occupy Oakland’s short-lived new camp (VIDEO)

November 20, 2011
Police raided Occupy Oakland's new encampment at Fox Square Park at 19th and Telegraph streets early Nov. 20. Some 30 tents had been set...

The cop group coordinating the Occupy crackdowns

November 18, 2011
As cities across America evict encampments of the Occupy Wall Street movement, similarities of timing, talking points and tactics among major metropolitan mayors and...

BART seeks power to ban targeted individuals

September 23, 2011
Legislation currently before California Governor Jerry Brown would allow Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to ban passengers who have been convicted of a crime...

BART protests continue (VIDEO)

August 30, 2011
Protesters returned to downtown San Francisco train stations on August 29, vowing to keep up their schedule of Monday evening rush hour protests until...

Corporate vampires drink your blood

August 29, 2011
The same week that Warren Buffett gave an anemic Bank of America a $5 billion transfusion of capital, a score of protesters in downtown...

BART board mulls nation’s first cell service disruption policy

August 25, 2011
A special meeting of BART's Board of Directors yesterday (Wed/25) was the first step in crafting a policy outlining the circumstances under which BART...

BART arrests protesters for speaking out

August 22, 2011
Faced with yet another protest over BART's disruption of cell phone service on August 11 to preemptively disrupt a protest, and with lingering anger...

Imprisoned hikers’ families react to sentencing

August 22, 2011
The families of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal issued a statement yesterday (Sun/21) after receiving confirmation that the two men, both 29, had been...

After ordering phones censored, BART spokesperson took vacation during protest

August 17, 2011
On August 16, one day after a transit system disruption caused by protests over BART's unprecedented decision to temporary cut cellular phone during a...

Scenes from #opBART: video of the Civic Center protests

August 16, 2011
Protesters shut down afternoon rush hour BART operations on Aug. 15 as part of a campaign by international hacker group Anonymous in response to...

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...