S.F.’s massive plan to create a ‘Grand Central Station of the West’ wins major funding grant

S.F.’s massive plan to create a ‘Grand Central Station of the West’ wins major funding grant

By Ricardo Cano,ReporterMay 22, 2024 (SFChronicle.com) A cross-sectional rendering of the Transbay transit center after the completion of a downtown San Francisco rail extension to the hub’s basement. Transbay Joint Powers Authority ​​San Francisco’s vision to make the desolate Transbay transit center the “Grand Central Station of the West” has received support from… Continue reading

Corporations Are Weaponizing Free Speech To Wreck The World

Corporations Are Weaponizing Free Speech To Wreck The World

By Katherine Li AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Corporations are weaponizing the First Amendment to argue they don’t have to comply with regulations they oppose. Referencing faulty science and controversies they helped engineer, these companies have pioneered a novel legal strategy taking aim at emissions disclosures, drug price caps, social media reforms,… Continue reading

‘For Gaza’: Hundreds of Students Stage Walkout at Harvard Commencement Ceremony

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protest outside Harvard Yard during Harvard University’s graduation ceremony on May 23, 2024.  (Photo: Rick Friedman / AFP via Getty Images) The demonstration followed the “unduly harsh punishment” of 13 students barred from receiving their diplomas stemming from their support for Palestinian rights. EDWARD CARVER May 23, 2024… Continue reading

Sanders, Omar Proposal Would ‘End Absurd Corporate Welfare’ for Fossil Fuel Giants

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) attend a press conference in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2019.  (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) “Working families should not be forced to pad the profits of an industry that is destroying our planet,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders. JULIA… Continue reading

DOES DEBATE FIASCO SIGNAL MODERATE CRACKUP?

by Randy Shaw on May 20, 2024 (BeyondChron.org) Mayor Breed preferred to share stage with Aaron Peskin San Francisco’s Moderate Disunity Until last Thursday afternoon, there were two competing San Francisco mayoral debates set for Monday night, May 20. Mark Farrell, Daniel Lurie and Ahsha Safai were debating at the Tenderloin’s historic Hibernia… Continue reading

[Update] USF Starts Clearing Gaza Encampment, Protesters Mad Because They Claim They Said They’d Leave Willingly

[Update] USF Starts Clearing Gaza Encampment, Protesters Mad Because They Claim They Said They’d Leave Willingly

21 MAY 2024/SF NEWS/JOE KUKURA (SFist.com) There is a clear difference of opinion between the University of San Francisco and the last remaining Gaza encampment protesters there, as the protesters agreed to move out on Monday, but the university started hauling their tents anyway. If you’re interested in what’s going… Continue reading

Spain, Norway and Ireland Recognize a Palestinian State, a Blow to Israel

New York Times Members of the government and Parliament on Wednesday in Madrid as Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, announced that the country will recognize a state of Palestine. (photo: Thomas Coex/AFP) 22 may 24 (RSN.org) Spain, Norway and Ireland said on Wednesday that they would recognize an independent Palestinian… Continue reading