The Not So New Concentration Camps

by Quiver Watts

Two hundred people gathered outside the Federal Building in San Francisco at 8 a.m. on Friday, blockading the main entrance in protest of the abhorrent concentration camps set up all across the country that are currently warehousing more than 53,000 immigrants, including 15,000 children. Conditions in the camps are appalling, with overcrowding forcing people to spend nights in standing room only cells, children being denied such basic provisions and toothbrushes and diapers,

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MUNI Keeps Passing Me By

by Zachary Karnazes

Under federal law, people with disabilities are supposed to
have the same access to government-funded services and public transportation as
everyone else. Many disabled people suffered and fought for the passage of the
ADA, or the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, which recognized for the
first time many basic rights of disabled people.  It was the closest thing we’ve had to a civil
rights movement.

However, just because something is law doesn’t mean that
people are following all the rules.

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PROP C WINS BIG IN FIRST COURT PROCEEDINGS

Hundreds of San Franciscans joined in a unity rally to show support for November 2018’s Proposition C. The measure, which was passed by the majority of San Francisco voters, will generate $300 million annually by taxing a small number of the City’s wealthiest corporations and will provide thousands of homeless people with housing and homelessness services. Three business associations representing large corporations are suing the proposition, including the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, California Business Roundtable,

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Shut Down 850 Bryant!

Shut Down 850 Bryant sticker from nonewsfjail.org

No New SF Jail Coalition

July 2019 communiqué

After the 2015 victory in stopping a new jail from being built, the No New SF Jail Coalition worked alongside city players to try to bring down the jail population in order to close the jail at 850 Bryant without constructing or reopening any jails. While there have been several policy changes, programmatic expansions, and some creation of new resources these have not resulted in a decrease in the jail numbers.

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Hot Weather Protocol Takes Heat from Advocates

Overhead shot of San Francisco

by Armando Del Toro Garcia

I appreciate that we have a hot weather protocol for homelessness, even in famously foggy San Francisco, but the alert notice published by the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) describing this hot weather protocol made me ask myself some questions. While all of the steps they describe taking in the alert are appropriate, I can’t help but feel underwhelmed by the scale of the response given the severity of our homelessness crisis.

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