June 23, 2015 | 1 Comment
African Americans in San Francisco are more likely to await trial behind bars than their white counterparts and face harsher punishment once convicted, according to a new study commissioned by the San Francisco Reentry Council.
June 21, 2015 | No Comments
When African-Americans demonstrated against police brutality and racism in Ferguson, Missouri, Baltimore, Maryland, and Oakland, California, they were called “thugs,” “rioters,” and “hoodlums.” But 21-year old Dylann Roof, a white supremacist, is being referred to as a “lone wolf” and of course, he must be mentally ill.
May 30, 2015 | 3 Comments
Eliana Lopez, the wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, presented her new play ‘What Is the Scandal? / ¿Cuál es el Escándalo?’ to an ovation-standing audience of media professionals Thursday.
May 29, 2015 | 12 Comments
The San Francisco mayor’s race is turning out to be something of a cake walk for Mayor Ed Lee, with folks like former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and Senator Mark Leno deferring from the race.
May 22, 2015 | 1 Comment
The ruined, historic city of Bam is located in southeastern Iran. It is made entirely of mud bricks, clay, straw, and the trunks of palm trees. The city was originally founded during the Sassanian period (224-637) and while some of the surviving structures date from before the 12th century, most of what remains today dates to the Safavid period (1502-1722).
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December 13, 2012 | 7 Comments
The ban on women in combat in ground combat units is one of the last vestiges of sexism. Under the guise of protecting the “weaker” or “fairer” sex, the armed forces discriminate against women by denying them the perks of serving in combat positions.
December 11, 2012 | 7 Comments
Puzzling me for a long time is the inconsistency between two claims by gun and Second Amendment supporters. One is that what they worship is critically needed to defend themselves against a government that they would view as oppressive and unacceptable.
December 02, 2012 | 47 Comments
The final vote on San Francisco’s nudity ban is this upcoming Tuesday, December 4. This draconian law represents a serious failure of leadership on the part of Supervisor Scott Wiener and brings up many interesting questions about this issue and the direction of our city.
November 29, 2012 | 10 Comments
The National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) has selected San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi as its 2012 Reginald Heber Smith Award winner.
November 22, 2012 | 17 Comments
According to the mission statement of Pacifica, we would be wrong to base all of our programming decisions on who makes the most money during the morning drive time or which show raises the most money. We actually have a mission; to give voice to the voiceless.
November 20, 2012 | 10 Comments
(Updated, 12/2/12) Two coincidences are swirling around former CIA Director Petraeus: that the Benghazi attack had nothing to do with the anniversary of 9/11 and Al Qaeda, and that knowledge of his affair with his biographer and his subsequent resignation, did not reach President Obama until after his re-election.
November 19, 2012 | 72 Comments
This month, KPFA is going through what will probably prove to be one of the most important elections of its 10-year experiment with democracy.
November 19, 2012 | 30 Comments
San Francisco’s ranked choice voting system produced surprising results in the Nov. 6 election when voters in District 5, the City’s most progressive district, elected moderate London Breed, and in District 7, the City’s second most conservative district, elected progressive Norman Yee.
November 16, 2012 | 4 Comments
After well over a year campaigning and an estimated $6 billion spent (including by SuperPacs), we ended up with the same president and roughly the same Democratic-controlled Senate and GOP-controlled House. The status-quo prevailed, ultimately, so it looks like we can look forward to two more years of stalemate.
November 13, 2012 | 28 Comments
In his November 11 “Willie’s World” column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Willie Brown suggests Gov. Jerry Brown’s next “bold move be to enlist Warren Buffett for a joint effort to reform Proposition 13.” No matter what you think of Willie Brown, he is politically savvy.
November 12, 2012 | 8 Comments
Senator Mark Leno, Mayor Ed Lee and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi were the only elected officials to honor US veterans Sunday during San Francisco’s 93rd annual Veterans Day Parade.