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Mazzola v. Daly: Who Has Fought for SF’s Working-Class?

Posted April 30, 2009 by Randy Shaw

Still angry over the Board of Supervisors denying him a seat on the Golden Gate Bridge District Board, Local 38 Plumbers union leader Larry Mazzola, Jr. has attacked Supervisor Chris Daly as an enemy of workers’ interests. Assisted by opponents
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Déjà Vu on Race

Posted April 30, 2009 by Stephen Steinberg

As with his previous books, trouble with William Julius Wilson’s More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City begins with its title: Is there anybody on the planet, in academic or popular discourses, who believes that
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School Beat: Burning Moms (and Dads) Unite!

Posted April 30, 2009 by Lisa Schiff

“Mother on Fire” Sandra Tsing Loh is at it again, organizing a second California Children’s Rally intended to bring massive numbers of California families to Sacramento to impress upon our legislators the need for solid, sufficient funding for our state’s
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Swine Flu …

Swine Flu …

Posted April 30, 2009 by

To the Editor:
I think the current outbreak came from the thousands of undocumented Chinese pouring into Mexico. A source from Mexico has confirmed the existence of “boat factories” that house Chinese workers/refugees. They work their passage to Mexico, and
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Swine Flu, the CIA and Fidel Castro

Posted April 29, 2009 by Lincoln Cushing

Everyone is terrified about the current outbreak of swine flu. Daily photos of Mexican citizens with medical face masks highlight the enormous danger of a pandemic. The terms “swine flu” and “swine fever” are often used interchangeably, and it appears
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Democrat Specter May Draw Primary Challenge

Posted April 29, 2009 by Paul Hogarth

Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has quit the Republican Party to become a Democrat, as the GOP plunges further off the right cliff. Democrats had tried in the past to get Specter to switch, while unions had offered to help him
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Google Books, Chapter 2: The Worldwide Resistance

Posted April 29, 2009 by Irvin Muchnick

This article was written just before the Justice Department announced that it is opening an inquiry into the antitrust implications of the proposed Google Books settlement.
Your correspondent prides himself on understatement over hyperbole, and Monday’s Beyond Chron piece, “Google
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Strip Searching 13-Year-Olds

Posted April 29, 2009 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

I’m glad I’m not a high school student these days. Sure, things were scary at Bishop Neumann High School in South Philly in the late 60s. Not only were we indoctrinated with a theology that basically reduced us to worthless
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