No to APEC

Save the Date Shut Down APEC Nov. 12 noon Harry Bridges Plaza

by Joemae Santos

This year, San Francisco will host APEC downtown at the Moscone Center. The summit is a convening of 21 heads of states, primarily from the Indo-Pacific region, where they will discuss economic foreign policies. With these policies come agreements that will only benefit the politically elite and the wealthy such as the privatization of industries or the establishment of agreements binding one country’s resources to the interest of another.


Mayor’s Plan to Expand Shelter Guts Housing for Families and Youth

by Jennifer Friedenbach

Mayor London Breed announced plans last month to fund shelter for unhoused San Franciscans. What the mayor did not mention was  where that funding would come from. The Coalition on Homelessness supports the plans to replace and continue the announced 594 beds, not just for two years but permanently, and at the same time vehemently opposes that same plan to pay for some of these adult beds by gutting housing for homeless youth and families in Proposition C. 


Tenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit

For Immediate Release

June 23, 2020

Press Contact: 

Jennifer Friedenbach 1(415)577-9799 


Tenderloin Rises Up Against UC Hastings Lawsuit

Community members, students, and  organizations protest the offensive move by UC Hastings to clear black and brown residents from tent encampments in middle of the pandemic

When:     3:00 pm Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020



A Palace to Us: Unhoused 37MLK Residents Demand Hotel Rooms, Occupy Palms Motel in Oakland 

On Friday afternoon several dozen people gathered outside the unassuming Palms Motel in Oakland, CA with signs reading “Housing is a Human Right” and “Hotels Not Graves.” Inside, Stefani Echeverría-Fenn, an adjunct classics lecturer who herself was formerly homeless and has lived in the neighborhood for 11 years, has chained herself in the bathroom of a small room. She has been demanding that the City of Oakland offer hotel rooms where she has helped set up for her unhoused neighbors at the intentional encampment at 37th Street and Martin Luther King,


Food Not Bombs Celebrates 40 years of Direct Action on Sunday, May 24, 2020 

by Keith McHenry

“This cause is a great cause and we’re tired of being treated like dirt. We’re not, we’re human beings. We bleed just like you and we’re good people. We need a safe place and this is a safe place right here.” – Deseire Quintero

Volunteers with Santa Cruz Food Not Bombs wait outside what had been a large homeless camp that welcomed visitors for over one half year.