Social media exploded this week when Vanity Fair’s cover introduced Caitlin Jenner to the world and continued a dialogue about the gender identity of the former Olympic track star Bruce Jenner. But as Laverne Cox, another trans celebrity, said, “Most trans folks don’t have the privileges Caitlyn and I have now have,” and raised the … Continued
On Tuesday, Mission activists lost a vote on freezing market-rate development–but turned out overwhelming grassroots support for their cause. We’ll talk to Supervisor David Campos about what’s next; to one of the opponents of the Mission Moratorium about what he thinks the solution to the city’s housing crisis is, and to Tim Redmond about what happens to upcoming … Continued
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Activists disrupt city council meeting in Oakland over plans to construction of a 24-story luxury apartment tower on East 12th Street, between 1st and 2nd avenues, near Lake Merritt — a development that is designed to accommodate wealthy residents.
A look at the symbolic work that went into making US elites identify with Israel’s government, even as early Palestinian organizing was convincing most of the rest of the world to see the country through Arab eyes. Plus: how a new type of warfare is rapidly changing the US military, revolutionizing surveillance, and tipping public opinion … Continued
“Cultural Genocide”: Landmark Report Decries Canada’s Forced Schooling of Indigenous Children; Australian Whistleblower Who Took on FIFA Corruption: Sepp Blatter’s Resignation Long Overdue; Fracking Protests Continue in Texas as New ALEC-Backed Law Bars Towns from Banning Drilling.
Last week we announced that there are 27,000 torture survivors in Chile today. 117 of these Chilean survivors of torture during the Augusto Pinochet regime are now on a hunger strike to demand justice, reparation, and compensation. They are currently in their 70’s. These elderly protestors call for international letters of support addressed to the … Continued
Joel M. Moskowitz PhD, Director and Principal Investigator at the Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. Electromagnetic Radiation Safety Visit Your Own Health And Fitness
John Waters is an American film director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films including Hairspray and Pink Flamingos. His most recent book Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, just came out in paperback. And Christian Hageseth, the … Continued
Last week, Cuba was officially taken off the U.S.’s state sponsors of terrorism list, paving the way for the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between Washington and Havana. While the move is controversial, what does it actually change? Walter Turner is here to let us know if we can start booking flights to Havana this summer … Continued