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Kevin Cooper Fights for Justice from Death Row

On February 10, 2004, Kevin Cooper sat with his spiritual advisor, waiting for death. He had received his execution date only seven weeks prior. Over the course of those seven weeks, Kevin was “psychologically, mentally, and physically tortured.(1)” Less than four hours before employees of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) were scheduled …

We Will Rally for Reproductive Justice

The Rally for Reproductive Justice will take place tomorrow, January 27th. We begin at the Federal Building (90 7th St.) at 11:30 a.m to voice strong opposition to the Walk for Life, a hypocritically named movement backed by individuals who stand against reproductive justice for women. We ask you to come out on the streets …

Red and Ted Talk Housing in SF

Editors’ Note: Introducing our latest series: Red and Ted! These are conversations between two longtime San Francisco residents, both of whom want to see a better city, but who have slightly different perspectives on how to get there. Ted listens to KQED and true crime podcasts, donates monthly to Planned Parenthood, and appreciates Nancy Pelosi …

Midtown: Broken Promises and The Ghosts of Redevelopment

On the evening of October 18th, citizens and activists packed the cafeteria of Gateway High School, intent on speaking out against certain injustices that have been visited upon the residents of the Midtown Park Apartments. Addressing the crowd were a somber set of officials. Some spoke for the Mayor’s Office of Housing, while others were …

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 …