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Labor Day’s Local History, Present Actions

August 30, 2013 | 4:43 pm

Labor Day’s Local History, Present Actions

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The recent flurry of strike activity in the Bay Area brings the region’s role in labor history into focus this Labor Day.

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Oakland Considers Banning ‘Tools of Violence’ From Future Demonstrations

July 26, 2013 | 8:48 am

Oakland Considers Banning ‘Tools of Violence’ From Future Demonstrations

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SFGate reports that “hammers, slingshots, clubs, wrenches, spray-paint cans, shields and other potentially destructive items” would be banned from demonstrations in Oakland under a proposed ordinance that the City Council will consider next week. The City considered a similar ban in 2012 during the Occupy protests, but failed to pass it after Occupy demonstrators complained […]

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May 1, 2013 | 1:47 pm

Immigration Rights Demonstrations Bloom on May Day

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators demanded an overhaul of immigration laws Wednesday in an annual, nationwide ritual that carried a special sense of urgency as Congress considers sweeping legislation that would bring many of the estimated 11 million people living in the U.S. illegally out of the shadows. In New York, paper rats on sticks […]

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Protesters Demand Help for City College of San Francisco (Photos)

March 14, 2013 | 5:02 pm

Protesters Demand Help for City College of San Francisco (Photos)

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Hundreds of people marched to San Francisco City Hall Thursday afternoon demanding support for City College. Protesters asked the city to commit to funding the school and to reverse cuts to classes, programs and staff. The school faces a Friday deadline to demonstrate to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges that it has […]

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Trustees Delay Fee Hike Proposal

November 12, 2012 | 4:12 pm

Trustees Delay Fee Hike Proposal

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Update: California State University Trustees announced on Tuesday that they are postponing a plan to hike fees on selected students. The CSU chancellor released the following statement: California State University Trustees have postponed reviewing a plan to improve access and reduce time to degree. The proposal to modify the current undergraduate fee structure was part […]

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Occupy Oakland Rolling Coverage, Wednesday; Iraq Vet Critically Injured During Unrest

October 26, 2011 | 10:30 pm

Occupy Oakland Rolling Coverage, Wednesday; Iraq Vet Critically Injured During Unrest

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Thursday, 11:15 a.m. Post on the political fallout for Jean Quan… 10:30 p.m. No new developments in San Francisco or Oakland as of this writing, and it’s time for us to call it a night. We’ll be back in the morning with the latest developments on Occupy Oakland and San Francisco. Come back to News […]

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Anonymous Targets BART, But What Exactly is “Anonymous” Anyway?

August 18, 2011 | 10:48 am

Anonymous Targets BART, But What Exactly is “Anonymous” Anyway?

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It’s a nice, easy construct to conceive of things in groups. That goes for perceptions of people, too: he’s a card-carrying Democrat, she’s a Heather, they’re geeks… So when some entity with even the hint of organization makes a mark on the public’s consciousness, our inclination is to think of it as a monolithic group. […]

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Marchers in San Francisco Support Egypt Uprising

January 29, 2011 | 9:16 pm

Marchers in San Francisco Support Egypt Uprising

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Demonstrations were held in many U.S. cities Saturday, including San Francisco and Los Angeles. From the Associated Press in San Francisco: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Demonstrators marched through downtown San Francisco on Saturday to show solidarity with the uprising in Egypt and demand the ouster of the Egyptian president. A crowd of several hundred crammed […]

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