Refuse Fascism moves to oust Trump with more protests

November 5, 2017

Hundreds of people gathered onto the few stairs within San Francisco’s Union Square for a protest. It was a usual sunny, crisp autumn Saturday afternoon with people breezing in and out of the square — and even the police officers, there to assure safety, looked relaxed. And so the protest, organized by Refuse Fascism, an ...

Gun debate once again in deadlock

October 17, 2017

*They, Them, Their are used as preferred gender identification* Travis Anthony always had three weapons with them at all times in Afghanistan and Iraq. A former forward observer for the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division from 2000-2004, Anthony slept with their weapons, always loaded, and ready to engage if necessary. But, they said, the military ...

Berkeley’s “Free Speech Week” fades out in screaming matches

October 4, 2017 News

The anticipated pinnacle of the canceled “Free Speech Week” at UC Berkeley ended in a small show of right and left wing supporters clamoring to drown out each other’s voices last Wednesday. A crowd that fluctuated in size every hour, as students walked from and to class, gazed upon the screaming matches between the conservative ...

Protection ends for Dreamers

September 6, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Savannah Assi and Gabriela Cazares-Lopez*** The Trump Administration announced yesterday morning that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted recipients protection from deportation and gave work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors. The decision prompted protesters to fill San Francisco’s streets, ...

SF State sued twice before third week of fall semester

September 5, 2017 News

In the current political climate where social unrest pervades college campuses around the country, some SF State students think the university is at odds with its own values of equity, inclusion and diversity. With only the third week underway in the new school semester, the university has two lawsuits under its belt. One was filed ...

Trump Administration formally announces to end DACA program

September 5, 2017 News

The Trump Administration announced this morning that it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which granted protection from deportation and gave work permits to undocumented immigrants who came to the country as minors. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a press conference that the Obama-era policy was implemented unilaterally after Congress ...

President Trump to end DACA program

September 3, 2017 Life

President Trump has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with a six-month delay, Politico reported. The Obama-era program grants work permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. when they were minors and protects them from deportation.     After months of deliberation on whether to gut the program, Trump ...

Students sue university

August 30, 2017 News 1 Comment

[media-credit id=477 align=”alignnone” width=”800″][/media-credit] ***Clarification: A previous version of this article wrote that the University filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissing the complaint. The correct phrasing is that the University filed a motion to dismiss the complaint. This article has since been updated to reflect the clarification. After a ...

San Francisco comes together for a day of peaceful counter-protests

August 29, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams, Golden Gate Xpress City News Editor*** What many anticipated to turn into a violent clash between right-wingers and their opposition morphed into a day of peaceful gatherings for counter-protesters who had no one to confront on Saturday. The right-wing group, Patriot Prayer, and its supporters were a no-show at its ...

Counter-protesters claim victory in Alamo Square Park

August 26, 2017 News

***Additional reporting by Ian Williams, Golden Gate Xpress City News Editor*** The canceled press conference by the right-wing group, Patriot Prayer, turned into a victory rally for counter-protestors today after they showed up in droves. Patriot Prayer was a no-show at its planned press conference at San Francisco’s Alamo Square Park after its organizers canceled ...

Dean of College of Ethnic Studies files lawsuit against SF State

August 24, 2017 News 1 Comment

The dean of the College of Ethnic Studies Department (COES) at SF State filed a lawsuit yesterday, suing the University for unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation and defamation. On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Kenneth P. Monteiro, Ph.D., dean of the COES, filed the suit in the San Francisco Superior Court, after the University failed to respond to ...

Gator Pass: Good for some, not for all

August 23, 2017 News

After over a year of either anticipation or anger about an upcoming increase in student fees, the SF State Gator Pass is now officially in effect. The Gator Pass, which doubles as a student ID card and Clipper card, provides free, unlimited rides on Muni buses and light rails and a 25 percent discount off ...

Finals disrupted following bomb threat

May 24, 2017 News

** Ian Williams contributed to this article. The HSS building was shut down earlier today due to police activity in the wake of a bomb threat, according to Mary Kenny, director of news and new media. Kenny said in an email that the University had received a bomb threat and the HSS building had been ...