As the penal systems continues to use all efforts to maintain its power over Black, Brown and poor people, weaponizing all available opportunities like the COVID-19 pandemic, civil rights attorney Yolanda Huang exposes the audacity of the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Department and the City and County of San Francisco to appeal a magistrate judge’s order to provide fresh air and sunlight to prisoners.
It is clear that even though a person may have served their time in prison, release from prison to a halfway house does not provide freedom. One might be “allowed” to work, but may not be allowed the tools, or Constitutional Rights, necessary for the work allowed. The penal system prevails in unrelenting oppressor control and punishment against captive people, our Black and Brown community members.
When you’ve got the tail of the snake in your hand, it’s going to try to bite. And that’s just what GEO Group and BOP did when SF Bay View editor in chief Keith “Malik” Washington told the truth to protect the safety of his people and his community – using his First Amendment right and commitment to integrity. Commitment to integrity and rights are not where BOP or GEO Group like to play, as they have demonstrated.
In the legislative dead air between the failed SB 562 in 2017 and the introduction of AB 1400 in 2021, there has been no healthcare legislation out of Sacramento. Barry Hermanson describes the David and Goliath aspects of the magnitude of the fight against the big pharma capitalist grip on our healthcare system and what is necessary to humanely provide healthcare for each and every person in California.
Join the rally on Sunday, March 7, 12-2 p.m., at 111 Taylor in San Francisco. This is a fight about racism, mass incarceration, private prisons, safety from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the defense of the people’s media.
As housing authorities continue their racist and classist policies, public housing residents are closing ranks and realizing their power lies in supporting each other while demanding their rights in solidarity with the help of organizations like United Front Against Displacement.
The limits of capitalism have been reached and the persistent, maniacal grab of the capitalist monster is causing fissures in the structure, like drops of water on the rock over time, and at the 50-year mark of relentless resistance to profits over people, the people are rising to take back what has been stolen.
Environmental justice is inseparable from racial justice, as expertly shared by Ahimsa Porter Sumchai about sometimes deadly impacts disproportionately affecting Black, Brown and other people of color resulting from unregulated energy players and what is necessary to keep people safe – and who is being brought into policy-making to do what is necessary.
Former Treasure Island residents report radiation and chemical poisoning during Feb. 8 SF Supervisors’...
These crushing personal accounts of lives living, lived and lost on Treasure Island, are a clear indictment against the white supremacist, racist, capitalist, profits-over-people developers, the U.S. Navy and government entities, which intentionally continue to withhold information and refute any danger and harm to residents suffering and dying from extreme toxic conditions of their harmful living space.
Sister’s Circle Women’s Support Network (SCWSN) is zeroing in on the very basic real needs of women, addressing a broad spectrum of in depth healing recovery, empowerment and supportive uplift within the circle.
Love, creativity and determination direct renewed and expanded energy into communities hit hardest by ongoing calamity avalanches like Bay View Hunters Point. The leadership baton at Mission Neighborhood Centers is passing from retiring Santiago “Sam” Ruiz to new non-profit veteran Richard M. Ybarra.
Mayor London Breed announces spending plan for $120 million reinvestment in San Francisco’s African...
Emerging from the fertile earth of the Black community, seedlings begin to sprout as Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton present the Dream Keeper Initiative with a hefty commitment redirecting $120 million from SFPD for investments in the African American community.
Treasure Island residents live surrounded by deadly radiation and chemicals in the soil and groundwater around their homes. The illnesses they cause can continue and even kill after the families leave the island. Two weeks ago, this beautiful 10-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Now his mother sits beside his hospital bed praying he survives.
Under contract with San Francisco, the historic Compton’s Cafeteria, now signed as 111 Taylor St. Apartments, has been operating as a private prison aka halfway house run by the multi-billion-dollar multinational corporation GEO Group, which like the ICE detention centers GEO runs, has been infested with COVID-19 due to deliberate indifference to the wellbeing of those under their thumb.
Adachi Project releases ‘One Eleven Taylor,’ a documentary short depicting dangerous conditions at a...
Hope and purpose illuminates the work that The Adachi Project and Keith “Malik” Washington are doing to lift the burden of pain and suffering from the shoulders of those marginalized, dehumanized and oppressed, to expose the injustices of modern slavery being perpetrated on the people by the racist, capitalist oppressor and GEO Group.
Here is capitalism in one of its ugliest forms by way of housing privatization, eliminating the people’s sovereignty over their own lives in the true name of profits over people. Sunnydale residents are having none of it and are fighting courageously by relentlessly and loudly demanding their rights.
Jeremy Miller succinctly describes the seemingly benign invitation from the FBI to help them keep us safe from scary events like the recent white supremacist insurrection at the People’s House as being somewhat akin to the fox asking the chickens to help with the slaughter. As Jalil Muntaqim said, “We Are Our Own Liberators.”
There are always forces afoot like the prison and criminal substance abuse to crush beautiful human lives. The beauty of our humanity is that there are also forces of love with relentless purpose to support our communities to heal, recover and live into successful and vital lives.
Shameful history may be repeating itself where again the city of San Francisco and a developer are moving forward with a housing redevelopment project, during a pandemic, without respectfully hearing the voices of those who have been residents for decades and who likely will be adversely impacted.