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  • Roots of social justice  organizing in Silicon Valley

    Roots of social justice organizing in Silicon Valley

    by David Bacon The South Bay has its history of violence, structural racism and worker exploitation. But it also has a long history of resistance-of courageous organizers who built movements that have had an impact far beyond the Santa Clara Valley. The Santa Clara Valley’s social movement history began with the indigenous resistance to colonization,

  • Voices from Juárez worker’s movement

    Voices from Juárez worker’s movement

    by David Bacon Ciudad Juárez, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, is the center of a growing rebellion of laborers in the border factories. Since September, workers have set up encampments, or plantones, in front of factories, they’ve marched through the streets, they’ve demanded recognition of independent unions. In response, the companies

  • New transit lanes have Mission residents seeing red

    New transit lanes have Mission residents seeing red

    by Josh Wolf A red strip of paint running down one of San Francisco’s most well-known streets has ignited a controversy that has divided the city over transit, parking, bicyclists, and local businesses. In February, initial changes to Mission Street that involved removing some bus stops began to draw some ire within the community. People

  • Why freelancers need to get together

    Why freelancers need to get together

    by David Bacon In first person As freelancers, we know we do the work. Ad while the way we work is what defines us, it’s also the root of many of our problems. We provide the content, but because we don’t have a traditional employer-employee relationship with the publications that run our articles or photos,

  • Farmworker groups march on Driscoll’s corporate headquaters, call for boycott

    Farmworker groups march on Driscoll’s corporate headquaters, call for boycott

    by ZH WATSONVILLE, CA – A loose circle of people, many dressed in green t-shirts bearing the message “Boycott Driscolls!”, stood around in an empty space in the parking lot shared by an Applebee’s, a AAA, and Watsonville’s Green Valley Cinema. “Does anyone want to make a sign?” asked Michael of the Watsonville Brown Berets,

  • Community rallies to stop the return of the Beast on Bryant Street

    Community rallies to stop the return of the Beast on Bryant Street

    by Josh Wolf A developer who attempted to placate the Mission community by dedicating land for affordable housing instead of building a smattering of affordable units has once again found himself at odds with housing and neighborhood activists. On Wednesday, March 16, the Nick Podell Company hosted a community meeting to present a new version

  • City clears out homeless encampment

    City clears out homeless encampment

    by David Bacon NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The March 2 print edition of our front page story incorrectly identified the author of its story City Clears Out Homeless Encounter. The correct author of the piece is David Bacon. Bacon’s story was edited by Josh Wolf, who contributed additional reporting to focus the story on recent