Monday, September 28, 2020

Protest

Following the money in D1

District One has always been a key political battleground, a part of town that’s around 60 percent tenants and 40 percent homeowners and that, since the return of district...

Public funding transforms D11 race

The District 11 fundraising records show how public financing is changing the nature of local political campaigns. Former Sup. John Avalos is challenging the incumbent, Sup. Ahsha Safai. It’s always...

A free fridge opens in the Mission

Days before Mayor London Breed declared the shelter-in-place order back in March, Gabriela Alemán was already trying to figure out how her older neighbors could get food without exposing...

‘She Represents’ teaches teens the good, bad, and infuriating of women in politics

Large, wild quantities of joy and a smattering of acute frustration were involved in writing my first book, the YA title She Represents: 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics...

Our publisher’s ‘must-read’ history of US protests is out now!

"Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States" by 48 Hills publisher and arts editor Marke B is out today on Lerner Books...

A brief history of replacing Trump with kittens

Picture in your mind’s eye a bug-eyed, enigma-faced kitten at peace, chilling in its home, it’s cheek tufts spreading wantonly. I hate to do this to you, but now...

Out of the Crate: Revolutionary records to spin you into summer

With this past weekend, summer's officially here—and while that may not mean dancing in the streets, you can certainly use some new protest and home listening energy. Here's a...

Laborfest 2020 highlights global struggle from Vietnam to George Floyd uprising

The George Floyd uprising, the massive Juneteenth Oakland port blockade, gig workers protesting outside CEO's houses: All of these in the past month have shown that the power of...

Black youth a new organizing force in Oakland

As former Black Panther Angela Davis spoke to the crowd of thousands that had gathered at the Port of Oakland June 19 to protest police brutality, a group of...

People’s March on Pride: Reclaiming the streets and looking fierce

A 2020 Pride faerytale: First Pride was cancelled and almost everyone was sad. The glowing Pink Triangle in the sky offered some gorgeous solace, but it seemed to all...