1.1 Million Americans Join Poverty Ranks

Posted August 31, 2005 by Casey Mills

Lost amidst hurricane coverage and relegated to page 2 in today’s Chornicle is a Census Bureau report on the significant rise in America’s poverty rate over the past year. Jumping from 12.5 percent to 12.7 percent, the rise brought the
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Better Neighborhoods Plus: Is It Really Any Better?

Posted August 31, 2005 by Alison Stevens Rodrigues

Tempers flared at last night’s Better Neighborhoods Plus Community Workshop where those for and against the proposed Better Neighborhoods Plus legislation exchanged heated words. At one point the Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room at the San Francisco Public Library’s main branch
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Activist Authors’ Plan to “Globalize Liberation”

Posted August 31, 2005 by Emily Alpert

Four progressive authors and activists spoke last night at the Center for Political Education, sharing their thoughts on movement-building and the realization of social change. The event was titled “Globalize Liberation: How to Uproot the System and Build a Better
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Bill Barnes in San Francisco, Oprah Winfrey in Chicago

Posted August 31, 2005 by Allen White

Two Cities, Two challenges, Two movements demanding respect. Bill Barnes is enjoying Burning Man. Oprah Winfrey is on summer hiatus. This past week both became the focus of movements for liberation and civil rights. Before leaving for Burning Man, Barnes
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MUNI Fare Strike Announced, Will Start Thursday

Posted August 30, 2005 by Emily Alpert

On Monday, activists held a press conference at the corner of 24th and Mission to protest the second MUNI fare hike since 2003. The 25-cent increase was approved this spring by MUNI’s governing body, the Municipal Transportation Agency, which has
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