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Alabama prisoners and families rally in Washington DC to demand justice and equal protection Sept. 20

‘Alabama to DC: End Prison Slavery’ rally and press conference with speeches from inside, banners, personal stories, music on Friday, Sept. 20, 4-6 p.m., in Pershing Park, at 14th St NW & Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC

News & Views

Biden his time

Do you elect someone who has failed you for decades, again, again – and again?

One year later, National Prison Strike demands manifest in presidential proposal

Every one of the [National Prison Strike] demands is addressed in Bernie Sanders’ criminal justice reform plan.

New signs trigger confusion about Treasure Island’s radiation, chemical and heavy metal toxins – Part Two

What is the Navy hiding from residents and business owners about toxins on Treasure Island?

Starr King Elementary, segregation and wealth: The politics of liberal San Francisco’s ‘separate but equal’

Segregation happens when people in power, many of whom identify as liberal, diminish the opportunities of those most in need through the redirection of resources.

Public Housing for All

With Public Housing for All – and a system growing larger year by year – we can begin to guarantee a right to shelter.

Behind Enemy Lines

Michigan: The Good Time Bill myth

If Michigan state legislators really want to pass a bill that effectively reduces the current population inside jam-packed state prisons (TIS), they should introduce a bill, or bills, that simply repeals disciplinary time, as enacted back in 1998.

Incarcerated pregnant women face enormous challenges with few reproductive rights

“They made me shower in shackles right after I gave birth.”

Black August, from 1971 to 2011-13

“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be saved ... Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution.”

Alabama prisoners and families rally in Washington DC to demand justice and equal protection Sept. 20

‘Alabama to DC: End Prison Slavery’ rally and press conference with speeches from inside, banners, personal stories, music on Friday, Sept. 20, 4-6 p.m., in Pershing Park, at 14th St NW & Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC
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Rattling the bars with Eddie Conway: Government targeting of Black activists reminiscent of COINTELPRO

In October 2017, a leaked memo entitled, “Black Identity Extremist Intelligent Assessment” revealed a government surveillance program targeting black activist liberation movements.

Culture Currents

#StokersSoWhite: 2016 Horror Writers’ Association boycott

“'Beloved' would have been considered gothic horror if it had been written from a white character’s point of view by a white author.”

Deep reflections for a world on fire: A review of two books by Victor Wallis

We live in revolutionary times, by virtue of the fact that “moderate” reforms are totally inadequate to the planetary crisis we face.

The Haitian-based film ‘Lalo’s House’ screens at Oakland Film Fest

“Lalo’s House” is the story of human trafficking in Haiti, which is the favorite playground of Jeffrey Epstein’s bestie, former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Asante sana, Ayesha and Stephen!

In July, the Currys launched their new Eat.Learn.Play Foundation to continue supporting the youth in the city they’ve called home for the past decade.

Countdown to Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema’s Sweet 16 Celebration

For the past 15 years, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema has marked the onset of autumn with free screenings, this year on Sept. 6, 7 and 14. When the film festival originated in 2004, Bernal Heights was a largely underserved and working-class neighborhood, ethnically and socially diverse. Today it has become gentrified.

Bay View Archives

Welcome to the Bay View Archives! With a $20,000 grant from The San Francisco Foundation, we can finally formalize and publicize our trove of Black journalism from 1976 to 2008.

Everyone talks about affordable housing; Prop F makes it the law

With passage of Prop F, 50 PERCENT OF NEW HOUSING BUILT AT CANDLESTICK POINT MUST BE AFFORDABLE – BY LAW.

Polluter pays!

The 94124 zipcode ranks in the 80th percentile for particulates, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. It ranks in the 90th percentile for sulfur dioxide.

Prop G’s false promises

Newsom and his political allies are backing the Proposition G transfer of City property to a private developer in what is likely the worst public-private partnership the Newsom administration has dreamed up.

Lennar asks feds for help

With San Francisco having climbed deeper into bed with Lennar thanks to Prop. G's passage, the bad news coming from Wall Street and beyond can't exactly be music to Mayor Gavin Newsom's ears.

Proposition F: A fight for the heart and soul of San Francisco

Lennar has used its multi-million dollar profits to buy off community groups, pay community residents as “consultants” and sell a set of wolf tickets that would have shamed even the wolf himself.

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