ACORN Makes Wachovia “Turkey of the Year”

Posted November 26, 2008 by Paul Hogarth

Two months ago, San Francisco ACORN held a sit-in at Wachovia Bank – after the Bay Area’s 4th largest bank repeatedly refused to work with families who had been given predatory loans they could not afford. After that action, the
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“I Heard That”: NAACP Supports Marriage Equality

Posted November 26, 2008 by Rochelle Metcalfe

THE CITY PREACHER – REV. AMOS BROWN, President San Francisco Chapter NAACP should have been a happy man last Friday night for the NAACP Annual Fundraiser was successfully attended despite rumors of a threatened boycott allegedly from “FOES” who were
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A Church that Celebrates Orgasms

Posted November 26, 2008 by Tommi Avicolli-Mecca

How’s this for the origin of a new religion? Painter Carlos Bebeacua does a work called The Madonna of Orgasm, which is censured at the 1992 Expo in Sevilla, Spain because it is considered pornographic. During a protest of the
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Giving Thanks to Some Who Made a Difference

Posted November 25, 2008 by Randy Shaw

As Thanksgiving approaches, we offer thanks for those who have endeavored to improve the world this year. Topping our list is the millions who cast a vote for change on November 4, and the hundreds of thousands who gave money,
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Minefield: Will Holder Be the Obama Cabinet Nominee Who Goes Down?

Posted November 25, 2008 by Irvin Muchnick

Lost in the speculation over a chimerical “filibuster-proof” Democratic Senate majority and in the justified praise of President-elect Obama’s sensible Cabinet nominations is a life lesson: No large batch of appointments makes it through the advise-and-consent process unscathed. Even if
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35th Anniversary of Historic SF Community Organization

Posted November 25, 2008 by Randy Allgaier

In 1974, Shanti was founded by Dr. Charles Garfield to provide emotional support for people with life-threatening illnesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. The project’s focus on one-to-one peer support provided by trained volunteers became a new standard in
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Obama’s Cabinet Picks …

Obama’s Cabinet Picks …

Posted November 25, 2008 by

To the Editor: What a terrific essay on Barack Obama’s appointments — savvy and insightful, one of the most balanced I’ve seen. Yes, Obama will progress “leftward” by steamrolling through the middle, hiring Beltway expertise that knows how to get
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On Cabinet Picks, Obama Savvier than Progressive Critics

Posted November 24, 2008 by Randy Shaw

As Barack Obama’s Cabinet fills with Clinton Administration veterans, some are raising concerns why no “movement progressive” has been selected. Hillary Clinton’s appointment as Secretary of State galvanized fears that Obama’s cabinet is unduly “centrist,” a concern amplified by the
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