ACTION ALERT: Today: SF BoS might approve militarized equipment for SFPD – Act before 2pm

By Adrienne Fong ALERT: Today the SF Board of Supervisors might be approving dangerous equipment to militarize SFPD. It’s not to late to send an email / call the supervisors. SF Board of Supervisors Meeting SFPD’S Funding, Acquisition, and Use of Certain Police Department – Military Equipment Tuesday, November 29 2:00pm… Continue reading

Inspired by Starbucks Organizing Wins, Peet’s Coffee Workers File for Union Elections

A Peet’s Coffee employee fills takeout orders for customers in Oakland, California on May 18, 2020. (Photo: Jane Tyska/Digital First Media/East Bay Times via Getty Images) “We deserve a say in how our workplace is run and we deserve to be fairly compensated for the value we create,” said one… Continue reading

ANTI-LGBT LAW IN RUSSIA: ‘LEADERS WANT TO CONSTRUCT A UNITED CONSERVATIVE BASE’

Issued on: 26/11/2022 – france24.com Text by:Lou ROMÉO Russian MPs this week updated, and expanded, an anti-LGBT law – the latest in a series of measures aiming to highlight “traditional” family values. Against a backdrop of conflict in Ukraine, Russian political and religious leaders are ramping up an internal identity war. Russian MPs on… Continue reading

‘Carpetbagger’ Charges Fly as Georgia GOP Senate Candidate Walker’s Texas Tax Break Exposed

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker speaks at a rally on May 23, 2022 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images) Democratic opponent Sen. Raphael Warnock asked, “How can Herschel Walker represent Georgians when he doesn’t even claim our great state as his primary residence?” BRETT WILKINS November 23, 2022… Continue reading

Outrage as Starbucks Moves to Close First Unionized Shop in Its Home City of Seattle

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz arrives at Investor Day at Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle, Washington on September 13, 2022. (Photo: Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images) “Starbucks and Howard Schultz believe they are above the law. They believe they can do whatever they want and get away with it,” said… Continue reading

Sheng Thao, daughter of refugees, overcomes poverty and homelessness to become Oakland’s first Hmong mayor

Sheng Thao, daughter of refugees, overcomes poverty and homelessness to become Oakland’s first Hmong mayor

SARAH RAVANI Nov. 21, 2022 Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 6:40 p.m. (SFChronicle.com) Comments UPDATE: New Oakland Mayor Thao promises ‘unity’ in first appearance since election. Sheng Thao’s path to Oakland’s seat of power was anything but traditional, and she says her unique background will guide her as the city’s next mayor. Thao,… Continue reading

WHO’S TO BLAME FOR THE NEW GOP HOUSE MAJORITY, PART II: RACIAL GERRYMANDERING

WED, 11/23/2022 – BY CARL GIBSON (Occupy.com) This is Part 2 of an exclusively Occupy.com series analyzing the 2022 midterm elections, read part one. The so-called “red wave” that so many pundits assumed would sweep the country on the night of the 2022 midterm elections never materialized. In the U.S. House of… Continue reading