Miscellaneous

Tasers Lead to Tragedy, and the SFPD Shouldn’t Have Them

Last Tuesday, I filed into the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium with around a hundred other concerned citizens to make public comments on the proposed adoption of Taser weapons by the San Francisco Police Department. It was rather unlikely, and only through word of mouth, that I found myself there at all — the announcement of the meeting …

Violence and Silence

This is a picture of Heather Heyer. She was a paralegal from Charlottesville with a strong sense of justice. Friends say they’d often find her crying in front of her computer after reading news of some new terrible thing happening in the world. But she didn’t just settle for being upset online — she did what she …

Beyond Reproductive Rights

Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Representative from New Mexico, has his work cut out for him. As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Luján is responsible for coming up with a strategy that will enable the Democratic Party to take back control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans in 2018. On Monday, …

Municipalism: A Reading List

Introduction Since publishing Becoming a Fearless City, the Phoenix has heard from many people who would like to learn more about Barcelona en Comú and the municipalist movement, including whether such movements are practical in their own cities. To answer these inquiries, we are proud to share a version of the reading list developed by …