Sunday - Jan 20, 2019

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  • 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

  • Beyond deportation

    Beyond deportation

    Fixing a broken immigration system by David Bacon The American Prospect When President Obama appointed Dollie Gee to the U.S. District Court in 2010, he undoubtedly didn’t expect her to mount a frontal challenge to his administration’s detention and deportation policies. But five years after her elevation as the first Chinese American woman on the

  • Protect female farmworkers

    Protect female farmworkers

    by José R. Padilla and David Bacon Oakland, Calif. – ACROSS the country, some 400,000 women, mostly immigrants, work in agriculture, toiling in fields, nurseries and packing plants. Such work is backbreaking and low paying. But for many of these women, it is also a nightmare of sexual violence. In a 2010 study from the

  • Mario Woods Coalition marches on Super Bowl City on opening day

    Mario Woods Coalition marches on Super Bowl City on opening day

    by Josh Wolf San Francisco’s long-standing culture of resistance continues to soldier on despite the rapidly changing demographics of the city. On Jan. 30, the opening day of Super Bowl City, a diverse contingent of Bay Area activists marched down Market Street surrounded by scores of police officers. Despite efforts by law enforcement to prevent