Stories about Activism

Race, labor, and activism on the waterfront

'Dockworker Power' explores how longshore workers on two sides of the world stood together in solidarity during the most racist, anti-leftist, and pro-capitalist period of the 20th century.

Community celebrates the life of Jeff Adachi

More than 1,000 gather to mourn -- but also to insist that the public defender's legacy will continue.

Review: A marvelous Chinatown ride in ‘King of the Yees’

From a Sichuan Face Changer to an onstage 'Shrimp Boy,' Lauren Yee's play is a hilarious, thought-provoking experience.

Building momentum and the Women’s March

Plus: Newsom's got the housing crisis all wrong -- and SF negotiates with PG&E over CLeanPowerSF. That's The Agenda for Jan 21-28.

Black Panthers, today: A 1968 photo series exploring the activists’ humanity finds significance in 2019

SFAI students and contemporary Black artists re-contextualize Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch's influential and controversial images

A progressive candidate files for DA, opening up the 2019 race

Chesa Boudin, a deputy public defender whose life has been shaped by the criminal justice system, offers a new perspective in a campaign dominated by tough-on-crime candidates.

How the Yimbys got slaughtered in the November SF election

It's hard to campaign to be a neighborhood supervisor when you attack neighborhoods.

Fearless artist Keith Haring’s sister tells his tale, for all ages

Kay Haring's new children's book 'The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing' highlights his vibrant drive for a better world.

Senate tumult reflects popular discontent with Yemen War

International relief organizations consider the conflict the world's worst humanitarian crisis. Now, it seems, the US is paying attention.

As a queer POC, El Beh finds joy in playing ‘Mary Poppins’

Actor sees the gently radical side of the classic, class-conscious children's musical character in SF Playhouse production.