Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw is the author of four books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century.

Articles by Randy Shaw

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SF Cuts Homeless Outreach

Posted August 28, 2014 by

The San Francisco Health Department announced this week that it was cutting back on services provided by its Homeless Outreach Team through the end of November. The action comes despite the Board of Supervisors sharply increasing homeless outreach funding to
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There will be no Giants victory parade this year

Giant(s) Decline— Who’s to Blame

Posted August 27, 2014 by

Madison Bumgarner pitched a brilliant game last night. But for the first even numbered year since 2008, there will not be a SF Giants victory parade down Market Street this fall.
And unless things turn around in a hurry, it
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Can Obama Resist Calls for War?

Posted August 26, 2014 by

As the United States grapples with underfunded schools, rising homelessness, and increased inequality,  the U.S. media elite has a solution: a new war. Not a war to reduce U.S. poverty, homelessness, or inequality, but another war to stop terrorism abroad.
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The Tenderloin at Night

Posted August 25, 2014 by

Last week, I and 22 others walked the Tenderloin from 8-10pm to survey locations for new streetlights.
It was an illuminating experience.
It wasn’t news that the Tenderloin is so poorly lit—-a class at Hastings Law School conducted a lighting
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Mayors Unite Behind Fred Ross Sr.

Posted August 21, 2014 by

The Giants and Dodgers are bitter rivals, but that did not stop San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from organizing a Big City Mayors campaign in support of legendary organizer Fred Ross Sr. The campaign
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The Roots of #Ferguson

Posted August 21, 2014 by

As media flock to Ferguson, the roots of the current crisis are often overlooked. Laura Barrett, who began organizing tenants in St. Louis in the 1990’s and is now the National Campaign Director for Gamaliel, provides this critical back story
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Leading Oakland candidates from top left: Jean Quan, Libby Schaaf, Rebecca Kaplan, Dan Siegel

Oakland’s Quiet Mayor’s Race

Posted August 19, 2014 by

Oakland’s  competitive mayor’s race has strong candidates  and comes at a pivotal time for the city’s  future. So why aren’t Oakland voters more excited?
I’ve talked to many Oakland residents and found that I’m more interested in the mayoral election
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