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Monthly Archives: October 2008

Barbara Lopez fights for a School Board that looks like San Francisco

San Francisco has the worst achievement gap in the state of California. With a record high homicide rate, too many young people have been directly affected by violent crime in this city. We need a candidate who can carry out the district's new strategic plan to close the achievement gap.

The Bay View newspaper's big back page full of exciting photos in vibrant color has long been one of its most popular features. It...

Arrest of KPFA programmer Nadra Foster by KPFA/Pacifica management

http://www.youtube.com/v/44gp0BXCNpw&hl=en&fs=1 This video was taken by KPFA programmer Weyland Southon of Hard Knock Radio on Aug. 20, 2008, as Nadra Foster was being brutalized by...

Obama song for West Papua

http://www.youtube.com/v/8MoJH5mGH7o&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1 See "Independence or death" to learn more about the struggle for freedom from the brutal oppression of Indonesia and the exploitation of its rich...

All Power to the People!

The SF Bay View has served as a vehicle that forces from various walks of life have utilized to provide information about their respective politics, campaigns, events etc. In particular, the POCC's One Prisoner One Contact Campaign shall definitely be affected: a campaign that assesses and stresses the importance of maintaining communication and contact with those who are held captive behind enemy lines with those who are in the outside communities.

Bridges for Obama

http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1855435/world_of_friends_bridges_for_obama_one.swfWorld of Friends: Bridges for Obama - One - The best bloopers are here Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama have been staging rallies abroad at...

In Focus: Congo’s Bloody Coltan

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OWj1ZGn4uM&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] Produced by the Pulitzer Center, "Congo's Bloody Coltan" is a quick glimpse at coltan's role in Congo's civil war. It was featured on...

Prop H: PG&E vs. Clean Energy in San Francisco

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZuwXSbb6WA&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] Vote Yes on Proposition H! The Clean Energy Act will make San Francisco the first major city in the world to require that...

From Death Row, Mumia Abu Jamal – Part 1 of 3

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRGFZ1eLJO4&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] This introduction to Mumia is Part 1 of three videos from the Partisan Defense Committee, which urges: Free Mumia NOW! Mumia is an...

From Death Row, Mumia Abu Jamal – Part 2 of 3

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ri4hKUR_QgQ&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] This introduction to Mumia is Part 2 of three videos from the Partisan Defense Committee, which urges: Free Mumia NOW! Mumia is an...

From Death Row, Mumia Abu Jamal – Part 3 of 3

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va8cp-VQCRQ&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] This introduction to Mumia is Part 3 of three videos from the Partisan Defense Committee, which urges: Free Mumia NOW! Mumia is an...

Please don’t feed the PiGE!

Proposition H offers an opportunity for San Francisco to obtain up to 51 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2017 and 100 percent by 2040. The storm of anti-Prop H mailers and television ads bombarding us is funded by PG&E from the money you pay for your steadily rising electric bills.

Haiti: Racism and poverty

Haiti is now forced by the World Bank and its bloodsucking siblings like the IMF to pay more than $1 million a week to satisfy debts incurred by the Duvaliers and the post-Duvalier tyrannies. Haiti must repay this debt to prove its fitness for "help" from the Multilateral Financial Institutions (MFI).

Cindy Sheehan speaks at Bayview Hunters Point Town Hall Meeting

Peace mom Cindy Sheehan, who has traveled the world speaking out for peace with justice, spoke to a full house of grassroots activists at the Oct. 2 Bayview Hunters Point Town Hall Meeting about her campaign to replace Nancy Pelosi in the U.S. Congress Nov. 4.

Aaron Patterson’s torturer Jon Burge arrested

Political prisoner Aaron Patterson was tortured by Chicago police and brought up on trumped up charges originally in 1986, when he was framed for a double homicide. In 2003, Gov. Ryan of Illinois acknowledged the torturing tactics of the Chicago Police Department under the leadership of Lt. Jon Burge and tenure of then prosecutor and now Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Displaced poor still arriving in New Orleans as Saints go marching in

Tears dripped down her face as she searched for her missing suitcase in the busy New Orleans bus station. "It had my ID, my children's birth certificates, my money and my credit cards," she softly cried. It was one week after she was bused out of New Orleans to a military base in Arkansas. She was supposed to be at work.

New Orleans News Briefs

The Lower 9th Ward Village, a post-Katrina nonprofit community center, is to become a multipurpose, multi-use facility that caters to the community in general, with emphasis on providing services, skills training and recreational activities to youth and the elderly.

SF County Jail’s cruel and unusual punishment of Herman Bell of the San Francisco...

Herman Bell arrived from New York in late May 2007 to face this extremely unjust prosecution of eight former Black Panthers and community activists. Confinement in the San Francisco County Jail has been devastating to what little quality of life Herman and Jalil Muntaqim have experienced in New York prisons for three decades.

What our country desperately needs is a leader who loves us

I want a leader who can love us. And, truthfully, by our collective behavior, we have made it hard to demand this. We are as we are, imperfect to the max, racist and sexist and greedy above all; still, I feel we deserve leaders who love us. We will not survive more of what we have had: leaders who love nothing, not even themselves.

Vote Yes on Prop H: Don’t believe PG&E’s fossil fuel-powered lies

In early October, ethics reporting revealed that PG&E is the source of all but $100 of the entire $5.5 million spent so far to attack Prop H - the San Francisco Clean Energy Act. Prop H is a vital ballot measure that will switch us to 100 percent clean electricity in just three decades, and at the same or lower rates than PG&E.