Wednesday, November 29, 2023

West Coast ports shut on May Day

In San Francisco, more than a thousand people marched from Local 10’s union hall, led by the Local 10 Drill Team, along the Embarcadero where the 1934 Big Strike took place.

‘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.

Haitians demand food

Supposedly, the UN occupation and the 2006 election had allowed Haitians to forget that its democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, had been overthrown in a violent coup. The massive protest over food prices has shattered this facade.

‘Give us our mail!’

The San Quentin Death Row inmates have filed a complaint. Their goal is a settled and dependable mail handling standard that enables them to stay in touch with their family and friends. We fully support them.

Lennar’s Prop G: Vision or Mirage?

Prop G is not about development – it’s about land banking for the future. Lennar will sell off its affordable housing obligations to nonprofits, then hold out to maximize its return.

The techno-lynching of Sen. Barack Obama

Even Stevie Wonder can see that the media is carrying out a nasty techno-lynching of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama based on the comments of his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

Vote Yes on Prop F to stop our beautiful city from being corrupted by...

"Gentrification is racist and therefore illegal, but no one is doing anything about it." – Kalann Johnson, 11th grade

Silenced Mamas: Prominent Family Court judge consistently rules against mothers

Sandra was extremely shocked and devastated by Judge Slabach’s order that placed her 7-year-old son’s life in danger.

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.

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.“

Statement on the Sean Bell verdict

Police officers seem to know that they can kill certain people with impunity.

Rally to stop polluting power plants

Monday, May 5, our Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will outrageously seek permission to build a polluting natural gas power plant in San Francisco within the next year.

Prop 98 would eliminate rent control and tenant protections

If passed by the voters, 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.

Ruth Garland Dewson receives ‘Power of One’ award

“Ruth Dewson is a doer, a change maker, a one-woman show and a force of nature.”

Espanola Jackson wins National Fair Housing Award

“A relentless champion for the people, Ms. Jackson is best known for leading struggles for affordable housing in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point.”

Support and defend the MOVE 9!

A rally to mark the anniversary of the brutal 1985 bombing of the MOVE Organization will be held Saturday, May 10, 12-3 p.m., at 11th and Market in Philadelphia.

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.

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.

Freedom West co-op shareholders fight HUD, Redevelopment displacement tactics

As the struggle to defend Black-owned land in San Francisco has hit a fevered pitch in Bayview Hunters Point through the work of resident activists, popular support for Proposition F – the “Truly Affordable Housing Initiative” – and the Stop Lennar Action Movement, shareholding residents of Freedom West Homes are bracing for a similar fight in one of the last vestiges of affordable housing in the Fillmore/Western Addition. This article honors their requests for anonymity.

‘Banished’: How West Oakland and Hunters Point are fighting that fate

He stressed the need for people to buy property collectively and develop plans that would work as safety nets when people can’t afford to pay their mortgages.