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Sana Saleem

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Sana Saleem is a writer with a focus on social justice and human stories. She's member board of advisory for the Courage Foundation, Edward Snowden's legal defense fund.

Day III of Hunger Strike: ‘We Are Hungry for Justice’

This post is part of our special coverage of #hungerforjusticesf. Six San Francisco residents are on hunger strike outside Mission Police Station, demanding that...

Hunger Strike, Day II: ‘This is not a publicity stunt by any means of the imagination’

This post is part of our special coverage on the #hungerforjusticesf. Six San Francisco residents are on hunger strike outside Mission Police Station, demanding...

Community confronts Chief Suhr: ‘I am never calling the police’

More than a hundred angry residents attended the town hall meeting Wednesday where Police Chief Greg Suhr announced that the officers who shot and killed Luis...

Some Mother’s Daughter: Fighting the criminalization of sex workers

Imagine a woman goes missing and no one looks for her. There’s no inquiry, no need for forensics, and no further investigation required. In...

Protesters go to City Hall: ‘A young man was murdered on your watch’

“There’s been this kind of waiting game going on, let’s just wait this out and see if people lose interest and go away. Well...

59 shots: Closing arguments in the Nieto case

“We are here today because of 59 shots,” Nieto family attorney Adante Pointer said, as he began his closing argument in the Nieto trial....

While cops pass notes and look away, Alex Nieto’s mom talks of the death of her son

In what has been the most overwhelming day in the Alex Nieto trial, the court heard testimony from a range of experts, mostly witnesses...

Nieto trial: More evidence casts doubt on police story

Just before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins entered the courtroom this morning, Alex Nieto’s parents took their seats carrying a solemn pink helium balloon,...

Where will the Division Street homeless go?

As if moving them under the bridge, away from public view wasn’t enough, San Francisco health officials declared homeless tents a health hazard yesterday,...

Another foreclosure in Bayview puts the focus on Fannie Mae

 More than 30 people gathered last week outside the home of yet another Bayview family losing a home of 19 years. It couldn’t be...