May Day in Oakland draws renewed support in times of Trump

May 2, 2017 News

Thousands marched in May Day demonstrations in Oakland bringing renewed vigor to a day of protest with recently flagging numbers. An estimated 2,000-3,000 protesters rallied outside Fruitvale Village before marching to San Antonio Park in East Oakland. Recently, the annual day of protest has become associated with the immigrants’ rights cause but the Oakland event ...

Another violent battle sets off in Berkeley at Patriots Day rally

April 17, 2017 News

Correction: A previous version of the article referred to the anarchist website “It’s Going Down” as an Antifa website.   A Patriots Day rally in Berkeley turned violent on Saturday as Trump supporters and white supremacists clashed with a group of black bloc protesters in Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.   Early on, ...

Violence erupts in another Berkeley park protest

April 15, 2017 News 1 Comment

Violence erupted in Berkeley today when competing left and right wing groups clashed in Martin Luther King Park. It was unclear which group announced their event first, but both were determined to rally in the park simultaneously. Rich Black, who organized the March for Trump event at the same site last month, organized a coalition ...

SFFilm Festival focuses on women in cinema

April 12, 2017 Life

Alternative visions of womanhood are taking center stage at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival. More than 50 movies showing at this year’s SFFilm Festival were directed by women. Several of these were presented at the festival’s College Days series attended by students from both SF State and UC Davis. Five selections were shown ...

Dissecting the de-evolution of 4chan and the rise of the alt-right

March 29, 2017 Opinion 4 Comments

“This new faith has emerged from a bizarre fusion of the cultural bohemianism of San Francisco with the hi-tech industries of Silicon Valley,” wrote Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron in their 1995 paper “The Californian Idealogy.” The “new faith” was a strange hybrid of Reaganomics and New Left idealism, which would produce a no-holds-barred and ...

Black Panther Party exhibit extended due to high demand

February 22, 2017 News

Thousands have shown up to the golden anniversary exhibit that reflects on one of the most militant organizations of the Civil Rights era.   Workers at the ticketing desk said “All Power to the People: The Black Panthers at 50” is creating the largest turnout for any one exhibit they had ever hosted at the ...

First amendment under fire

February 8, 2017 News

Berkeley protest creates tension over conflicting practices of free speech   In the wake of the cancellation of Milo Yiannopoulos’ speaking event at UC Berkeley Wednesday, Feb. 1, a national conversation erupted over free speech on college campuses.   Yiannopoulos, who critics charge with racism and sexism, has ignited controversy and sparked  protests at venue ...

Yiannopoulos brings Berkeley to a boiling point and free speech into question

February 2, 2017 News 1 Comment

Militant protests shut down a scheduled speaking event by controversial “alt-right” speaker and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos Wednesday night at UC Berkeley. The protest resulted in an impromptu march down Bancroft Avenue after university officials canceled the event roughly an hour before it began. Campus police announced the event’s cancellation and issued a dispersal order ...

Protests break out at UC Berkeley in response to Milo Yiannopoulos appearance

February 1, 2017 News 1 Comment

A demonstration to keep controversial “alt-right” speaker and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at the University of California, Berkeley has turned into an impromptu march. Campus police called off the event and issued a dispersal order shortly after 6 p.m., about an hour before Yiannopoulos was scheduled to appear. Demonstrators launched fireworks at the ...