TOPIC: The Mission

Interview with Keep Hoods Yours

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12.01.16 - A large portion of this episode is a conversation with a member of Keep Hoods Yours. Keep Hoods Yours, or KHY, is a radical graffiti crew based in the SF Bay Area that organizes against gentrification, against sexual predators in the scene, against racism and more. During the conversation, we’ll hear about the rebel cultural car events called Sideshows, the police killing of Richard Perkins during one of these Sideshows, KHY participation in uprisings against the Ferguson verdict, resistance to Fast Agent and real estate baron Kenny Truong, and the shutdown of racist, gentrifying business “Locals Corner” in the Mission District. You can find KHY on Instagram or in the streets. Keep an eye out for this interview in an upcoming issue of Rolling Thunder magazine. Read…

Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputies Brutally Beat Man in San Francisco’s Mission District

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11.14.15 - The San Francisco Public Defender’s office this evening released video of two Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies beating a man who is curled up on the ground. The first pig tackles and punches the man and then both proceed to hit him with their batons for nearly a minute, repeatedly striking the man in the head and all over his body. They only stop beating him after other deputies and SFPD arrive on the scene, making sure to get in a few final whacks before they stop their assault. Instead of rendering immediate medical care or having an ambulance take the man to the hospital, the gaggle of pigs assembled walk around the seriously wounded man, shining flashlights on him as he moans in pain, crying out for help. Read…

Condo Attack in San Francisco

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11.12.15 - This is an escalation from a sentiment of resistance to gentrification to a direct attack against it. We join the vandals of fastagent signs, Google Bus blockades, the Midtown Apartments rent strike, and other clandestine offensives with a window smashing attack on condos in the Mission. as we expected, SF's election season was a charade of democracy. It only showed that while the developer/colonizers feast on our City, not even the crumbs could be saved through legal means. We fight because the issue of our homes and survival is not up to a vote by anyone. survival and resistance are only there for the taking. All that is necessary is the will and the act. Read…

Bay Set to Boil: Democracy Serves Capital

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11.07.15 - This week was a hectic one! From SF Election losses on the Mission Moritorium and Airbnb restrictions to police assaulting protesters in Alameda, democracy failed again. News on the Santa Rita jail expansion, the Berkeley student walkout and much more. Read…

Marchers Face Off With Police in Mission Outside of Shuttered Bar

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06.29.15 - During PRIDE celebrations in San Francisco this past weekend, participants in the annual Dyke March marched through police barricades and into the Mission District. As one statement read, protesters acted "in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and in protest against the displacement of people and queer community institutions in San Francisco." A separate confrontation later that night ensued with police in front of the recently evicted Lexington bar, where a large crowd threw a block party. Police confiscated an anarchist flag, attacked marchers, made two arrests, and then quickly left the scene. The Lexington, along with Esta Noche, are two of the most recently evicted queer spaces in the Mission. Read…

79-Year-Old Woman Says Officer Pushed Her

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06.22.15 - Her son, Arturo Pleitez, has been arrested many times. He’s used drugs, he drinks, he causes problems, his family said. Police have been inside his 79-year-old mother’s house multiple times in the past, but never before has she been the subject of police action. Read…