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Activists shut down San Francisco ARCO/ BP gas station

August 21, 2010 by Michael Steinberg
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by Michael Steinberg / / Aug 21st, 2010

SUMMARY: Five people were arrested Friday for locking down in an entrance and exit to an Arco/BP gas station at the corner of Fell and Divisadero in San Francisco. The protesters called their action a “bike spill.” They chained themselves to bicycles and laid in the car entrance and exit ways, effectively shutting down the gas station.

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Surfers in San Francisco’s Ocean Beach Facing A Lot of Crap

February 2, 2010 by Source
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By Chris Roberts / / February 01, 2010

Though less famous than its San Diego–area namesake, San Francisco’s Ocean Beach is anything but unknown to surfers: Its three miles of coastline provide “a world-class surf spot,” says surfer Josh Berry. Its rip current and big winter waves mean it’s for experienced riders only, and those riders come from “all over — not just [locally] — to surf here,” Berry adds.

However, the recent spate of storms means surfing at Ocean Beach could soon get shitty — as in, 10 million gallons of raw sewage shitty.

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Activists, Reformers Now Control State Democratic Party

April 27, 2009 by Source

Before the California Democratic Convention ended yesterday, delegates bucked the Party leadership on the May 19th ballot measures – by securing a “no endorsement” on Propositions 1A, 1D and 1E. State legislators and Party operatives pushed “yes” on all six measures, but enough of the grassroots who stayed for the tail end of the session refused to go along.

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San Francisco Labor Council Condemns SEIU’s Raid On Other Union Unite-Here.

April 18, 2009 by Source
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In a well attended raucous meeting on April 13, 2009, of the San Francisco Labor Council – representing nearly all the unions in San Francisco – the Council unanimously endorsed a resolution condemning the raid by the president of SEIU International Andy Stern on Unite-Here throughout the country. (SEIU stands for Service Employees International Union – and is one of the most influential unions in the country.)

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Hey San Franciso! your mayor wouldn’t allow a sign about lack of funds for public transit into his rally in San Diego

March 18, 2009 by Frank Gormlie

Tonight outside a rally for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom in City Heights, a local activist – and writer for the OB Rag blog – was prevented from taking her sign about the lack of funds for public transit into the rally site, a local City Heights school auditorium.

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Cindy Sheehan is Putting Impeachment on the Table

July 24, 2008 by Staff

by John Nichols / The Nation / 07/23/2008 Does anyone seriously doubt that one of the reasons why a House Judiciary Committee hearing will at least discuss the “I” word on Friday is Cindy Sheehan’s independent challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?Pelosi, famously, took impeachment “off the table” just before the 2006 election. Then, this month, […]

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Caravan to Rally Against Education Budget Cuts

May 5, 2008 by Patty Jones

The Association of Raza Educators along with other teacher organizations have planned a state-wide Caravan to rally against the Education Budget Cuts. The Caravan will begin in San Diego with a press conference at 3:30 on Thursday May 8th at Chicano Park. They will be joining other educators from Los Angeles who will be holding […]

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Longshoremen to close ports on West Coast to protest war

April 14, 2008 by Staff

by Jack Heyman While millions of people worldwide have marched against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and last week’s New York Times/CBS News poll indicated that 81 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction – key concerns being the war and the economy – the war machine inexorably grinds on. Amid […]

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Olympic Torch Farce Mocks Democracy

April 14, 2008 by Michael Steinberg

Last week’s Olympic Torch visit to San Francisco made a mockery of human and civil rights. When the Olympic Torch came to San Francisco on April 9, human and civil rights were incinerated. City and Chinese officials on the ground combined repression and deception to shred the US Bill of Rights. Protest, which gave birth […]

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San Francisco: Resistance is futile — or is it?

March 20, 2008 by Staff

San Francisco was the epicenter of the failed movement to prevent the Iraq War — but the movement that emerged here may still change the country BY Steven T. Jones /SF Bay Guardian Wednesday March 19, 2008 It was a time without precedent in American history. The commander-in-chief voiced his intention to take the country […]

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UPDATE AS OF 5:00 PDT: San Francisco Protests – Breaking Blog News

March 19, 2008 by Staff

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Demonstrators gathered and roamed throughout downtown San Francisco in protests against the war, rallying and blocking corporate offices.. The following is a breaking blog news account, posted from IndyBay. Archived Breaking News: 5th Anniversary Anti-War Actions [CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED VIA INDYBAY:] 5:00 pm A large anti-war rally is now under way in Civic […]

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Media black-out of antiwar protests continues as demonstrators continue to protest 5th anniversary of Iraq war

March 19, 2008 by Frank Gormlie

ALERT: March 19th: We will be providing continuous updates of protests nation-wide today – click on home page above Activists gear up for March 19th protests while corporate media gear up to ignore those very protests This continues to be a most curious week: antiwar protests of the 5th anniversary of the US invasion and […]

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No On 98: Save Rent Control Convention in San Fransisco

March 16, 2008 by Michael Steinberg

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Hundreds of concerned tenants crowded into Koret Auditorium in San Francisco’s Main Library today to hear about Proposition 98, which is on the June 3 ballot. Prop 98 “Prohibits rent control and similar measures” statewide, according to the state’s official summary of the measure. Lupe Arreola of SF’s St. Peter’s Housing […]

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