Monday, March 09, 2015

Highest in U.S.

The San Francisco 1-bedroom rent map is out.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Photo Finish

From the 1840s to the 1940s, horse racing at Ingleside, Tanforan and Bay Meadows saw some of the liveliest competition on the West Coast. Thoroughbred Racing Commentary looks at The lost tracks of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Rastafari History

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Crossroads

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

City College Art and Music

My friend's mother teaches song and dance at City College of San Francisco, and she says that the reprieve regarding accreditation is conditioned on cutting art and music programs.

Having taught singing and dancing at CCSF for forty years, she is afraid that arts and music majors will have nowhere to go if this happens.
 
As essential forms of communication, practiced by all civilizations in the history of humankind, she is baffled at this attitude that excludes these forms of human expression.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Peace Power Revolution

The revolutionary 1960s were challenging for us as American teenagers, and bewildering for our parents. Feminism, racial equality, and rejection of religion set us apart from their generation. Social phenomena that unfolded during my high school years alone (1967-70) were astounding:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The New Economy

Presaging the new economy of progressive fascists like 350's Naomi Klein, CERES' Mindy Lubber and Avaaz' Ricken Patel, was the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), that emerged in 2004, and the affiliated Campaign for America's Future (CAF). It was a horrifying development, leading to the appointment of Reaganite U.S. Senator Barack Obama, as keynote speaker at the 2006 Democratic National Convention.
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Blogging as a platform had just peaked, and the Democrats were funding fascist bloggers at CAF. Merging progressive institutional interests with fascist ideology led to efforts by CAF to marginalize the views of democratic socialists and indigenous cultures. This capitulation by progressives, due largely to their failure to mount successful electoral or judicial challenges to the conservative fascist regime of G.W. Bush, signaled their endorsement of a totalitarian national security state.
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As America’s nervous breakdown intensified, the progressive fascists produced such horrors as the 2006 bill, introduced by U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D) San Francisco, to make activism against corporations illegal. With the 2010 U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrests of anti-war and environmental activists, for the crime of showing documentary films criticizing the arms and energy industries, Feinstein was in seventh heaven.
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In 2012, as federal prosecutors and law enforcement escalated harassment of #Occupy activists attempting to influence U.S. policy, the defense of civil and human rights moved from the courts to the streets. Neoliberals like Hillary Clinton, Diane Feinstein, and Barack Obama — committed to state-sponsored violence for the benefit of Wall Street —  exercised progressive fascism through aggression, surveillance, and repression of dissent.
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While emotional weakness and psychological dysfunction initially led progressives to this point of complete compliance, mounting insecurity since the 2008 economic meltdown has sealed the deal.