Stories about Immigrants

The racism lurking beneath the Santa Barbara killer’s rage

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson May 27, 2014 -- There was no surprise that in between U.C. Santa Barbara's mass murderer Elliot Rodger's warped, sick,...

Undocumented, uninsured, and in debt for life

By Jesus E. Valenzuela-Felix Editor’s Note: California Senator Ricardo Lara’s (D- Huntington Park/Long Beach) Health For All Bill (SB 1005) – it would make all...

Chiu’s attack on Campos is just factually wrong. Here’s how.

Aaron Peskin, shown here partying with Tom Temprano, Campos, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, and Gabriel Haaland, is a Campos supporter. So are many others, including...

The strange politics of the Angela Chan reappointment

By Tim Redmond APRIL 29, 2014 – The politics of the reappointment of Police Commission member Angela Chan are getting awfully weird. Sup. David Chiu, who...

Why are Mayor Lee’s allies trying to oust a good police commissioner?

By Tim Redmond APRIL 28, 2014 -- I have spent the past week shaking my head and trying to figure out one of those weird...

Supervisors defy progessive community, approve Google Bus Project

By Tim Redmond APRIL 2, 2014 -- The San Francisco supervisors defied pretty much the entire progressive community last night and gave a green light...

San Francisco or bust: Class war and why we need to stand and fight to save our city

(Editors Note: This is a speech delivered to a business conference on the “Mid-Market Transformation,” March 12, 2014) By David Talbot I want to talk about...

The Cove of Weepers: Why San Francisco has often had good reason to be nervous about new arrivals

  By Rebecca Solnit “In the past, it was racists and homophobes who attacked newcomers to San Francisco. Today, anti-tech activists are promoting a new nativism,...

Double-crossed by the DEA: The story of an undocumented informant

By Yolanda Gonzalez Gomez New American Media March 3, 2014 -- Norma knows what it's like to live through hell. She says she's experienced it ever...

How SF Weekly and C.W. Nevius got the tech protests all wrong

Actually, protests are good. And they work. By Tim Redmond FEB. 24, 2014 -- I don’t have any bad feelings for SF Weekly these days. The...