New City College Board rescinds layoffs, sets plan for rebuilding the school

New City College Board rescinds layoffs, sets plan for rebuilding the school

Turns out the union’s budget numbers were more accurate than the administration’s. By TIM REDMOND MAY 29, 2023 ( With two new pro-labor trustees leading the way, the City College Board last week voted to overturn the layoffs that deeply damaged the education of hundreds of students last year. Susan Solomon and Anita… Continue reading

It’s on McCarthy to Find Votes for Ransom Package, Say Progressives

U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) walks through the Capitol in Washington, D.C. on May 30, 2023.  (Photo: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) “Kevin McCarthy took the American economy, and working people’s economic security, hostage,” said one campaigner. “Now if he wants to get his ransom, he ought to put up the… Continue reading

Ugandan Leader Ripped for ‘Grave Assault on Human Rights’ After Signing ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill

Emira Woods, an activist with the group Africans Rising for Justice Peace and Dignity, speaks during a protest against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill outside the Ugandan Embassy in Washington, D.C. on April 25, 2023.  (Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) “This is a desperately dark day for LGBTI rights and for Uganda,” said… Continue reading

Uphold Democracy! INSIST the DNC Holds 2024 Democratic Primary Debates

Debates Equal Democracy started this petition to Executive Director of the DNC Sam Cornale SIGN OUR PETITION TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESS & INSIST THAT THE DNC HOLDS 2024 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY DEBATES! As of May 10, 2023, we have three officially declared Democratic candidates (Marianne D. Williamson, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and… Continue reading

What San Francisco can learn from Wall Street

What San Francisco can learn from Wall Street

Olivia Wise/The Examiner A “ring of stagnation, decay, vacancies and vestigial industries.” You’d probably guess that’s some recent Miami transplant with a Substack describing downtown San Francisco. Actually, it’s Jane Jacobs, writing about lower Manhattan in “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” published in 1992. Wall Street back then had… Continue reading

San Francisco’s Downtown Doom Loop May Have a Silver Lining

Written by Christina CampodonicoPublished May 22, 2023 • 5:30am ( An Undiscovered Creative Market comes alive at night in 2019. | Courtesy Kultivate Labs By many accounts, Downtown San Francisco is in a so-called “doom loop,” with dying shopping centers and empty storefronts serving as harbingers of the apocalypse. But where so many see doom and gloom, some… Continue reading