Zero Dark Thirty: Turning the Spotlight on US Use of Torture

January 07, 2013 | No Comments

Zero Dark Thirty tells the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. The film shows graphic scenes of US torture including waterboarding, beating, sleep deprivation, humiliation, and psychological torture.

Is the U.S. Finally Serious About Gun Control?

December 23, 2012 | 6 Comments

Today in America, a gun is status among too many. That’s why they call it an equalizer. And unfortunately what’s happening today is that everybody is getting more and more equal because everybody has one.

America Faces Gun Culture Crossroads

December 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Our nation stands challenged by yet one more horrific, violent act at the hands of another deranged, damaged soul who had access to weapons of mass destruction that should not have been available to him under any circumstances. When, at long last, is enough enough?

Posted in Crime, Culture, Law, Opinion, Politics

Senior and Disability Groups Protest Wells Fargo Evictions, Shutter Accounts

December 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

A fiery crowd of as many as 50 seniors and their supporters including green-clad, Doctor Seuss-styled grinches, rallied this afternoon in front of Wells Fargo Bank at the intersection of Market and Grant streets, calling on the national bank to halt its evictions of struggling homeowners and to change its foreclosure practices.

Fog City Artist Brings Fog to Canvas

December 15, 2012 | 8 Comments

Bay Area artist Gregorio De Masi blows away the San Francisco art scene with a unique punk style and bringing true craftsmanship to each of his pieces.

Posted in Arts/Entertainment

A Women’s Place is in Combat Too

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.

Posted in Opinion, Politics, War

Gun Patriotism or Hypocrisy?

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.

Posted in Law, Opinion, Politics