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Archives 1976-2008

Archives 1976-2008

The Bay View Archives is a project founded in 2019 to publish stories and journalism from 2008-1976. This venture is funded by a grant from the San Francisco Foundation.

‘Don’t let anyone tell you it’s not toxic’

“I have several friends who have died from asbestos, died from inhaling asbestos. Don’t let any of these people tell you it’s not toxic. I have complained about all those trucks with all that dust. They bring it through our neighborhood with no cover.”

Bayview Community Demands Construction Shutdown at the Hunters Point Shipyard

ATSDR determined the Parcel E industrial landfill, the Parcel E Bay Fill areas and on-site soil at the Shipyard to be completed exposure pathways in the 1995 study and identified toxic metals and other compounds to be sources of contamination.

Food Wars

The logic of the market leads to mass starvation.

The landfill in our living room

The industrial landfill located on Parcel E of the Hunters Point Shipyard is known to contain potentially flammable petroleum products, construction debris, irradiated animal carcasses, human feces and lead based paint, pesticides and solvents.

Did CDC conceal toxic dust threat in Hunters Point as it did in Ohio?

Short term exposures to particles can, within hours or days, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections.

It is our collective duty to make freedom a reality

“When you have a trigger happy president, a trigger happy vice president, a trigger happy office of homeland security, you are bound to have an increase of trigger happy police and many of our young people are bound to end up dead or imprisoned.“

California Hotel is raided by City of Oakland

Oakland's California Hotel residents have organized and taken over management and maintenance since building was abandoned by property manager John Stewart Co.

City gives Hunters Point to Lennar as activists revive referendum

“Redevelopment destroyed the Western Addition,” said Bayview resident Charlie Walker. “And now they’re destroying Bayview Hunters Point. Black people are not leaving San Francisco – we are being driven out.”

The Shipyard can uplift the people

The Hunters Point Shipyard is our front yard. Let's act like we own it!

Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant protections

Prop 98 would terminate rent control and other tenant protections and would place homeowners at risk by allowing unscrupulous property owners to challenge existing building codes and zoning laws.

The Liars’ Club, Pt. I

On Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, Mayor Gavin Newsom claimed “the CDC and the California Department of Public Health agree with the San Francisco Department of Public Health that there was no significant health risk created by the grading activities at the shipyard.”

‘You’re lucky; that officer shot somebody last week’

The police officer took pictures of himself covered in blood, complaining of a hurt right hand and shoulder. Those injuries were caused by repeatedly punching my brother in the face.

Community calls for removal of radioactive, toxic waste from Shipyard Parcel E-2

Nevertheless, recent news articles have discussed plans to speed up the pace of the cleanup and possible use of the Shipyard to house a new 49ers stadium.

‘Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks out of Town in America’

Between the late 1860s and the 1920s, Black people were subjected to a form of ethnic cleansing that Hitler would later use as a precursor for the Holocaust.

Up and coming: an interview wit’ the rap group Hairdoo

We make soul music coming directly from the spirit. We combine styles of the diaspora and hit it with the Juju stick, to make it hit.

US Navy aims its big guns at Latin America

While Washington assures that its sole interest in the region is combating “new threats” – terrorism, drug trafficking and the Maras gangs of Central America – Latin American people often see it as the pursuit of “imperialist” interests dictated by energy needs.

Cindy Sheehan declares solidarity with longshoremen’s May Day anti-war port shutdown

The longshoremen of the West Coast are demonstrating that it is possible to oppose the war-mongering corporate politicians and prevent them from dividing and conquering the movements of the workers and peoples.

For Whom are Newsom and Maxwell developing the Hunters Point Shoreline

"One can only conclude that the real and unstated purpose of this project is to create a bedroom community for the affluent while making weak efforts to prevent dislocation of present residents."

Betrayal

In his intellectually-impoverished attempts to force speedy development of Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown demonstrates an inhumane disregard for the health and safety of Bayview Hunters Point residents.

Navy, City still blocking Black truckers

While the Navy has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on cleaning up the Shipyard, Blacks have been excluded — denied the trucking and other contracts needed to put bread on their tables.