Many of us see, within the Bayview Hunters Point district and without, strategic similarities in the wars being waged in Iraq, in New Orleans and here in our own home town.
Fighting oppression will be much harder without Helen Jones. Whether fearlessly scolding the oppressor or tenderly encouraging the oppressed, she could always be counted on to volunteer for a good cause, no matter the sacrifice. She taught us and united us and befriended all who needed her. In everyone who challenges wrong and dares to right it, Helen’s great heart will forever beat for justice, and the stars in the sky will reflect the twinkle in her eye.
Under the dirty development policies advanced by the Newsom administration, Parcel D can be surreptitiously transferred to the City and County of San Francisco for industrial development next year and housing built on radiation-contaminated soils.
This new annexation amendment of the Hunters Point Redevelopment Project Area appears intended to clear away the low-income Black population that has lived alongside the Shipyard for 60 years.
Who will stop the “dirty transfer” of Parcel A of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard to the City? It’s on Parcel A that the notorious developer Lennar – the same Lennar that built a whole subdivision in Florida on its own dump – can’t wait to build hundreds of new homes.
More than once, the Navy has been charged with dishonesty and concealment in an effort to minimize the hazards it has created — and not just in Hunters Point.
“The Navy allowed its last tenant, the Triple A Shipyard, to willfully pollute Dry Dock 4 and the Hunters Point Shipyard for 10 years.”