Favorite Books and Films of 2013

Posted December 19, 2013 by Randy Shaw

I’m not sure why, but 2013 was a year in which my tastes diverged from other critics. In films, critics described Before Midnight as the most realistic view of marriage ever portrayed on screen; I saw Ethan Hawke as a
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The 5 Biggest Meat Stories of 2013

Posted December 19, 2013 by Tom Philpott

The food-politics beat took a carnivorous turn in 2013. It’s not that all the year’s biggest stories involved the meat industry, but most seemed to. Here they are, in no particular order. We’re emerging as the globe’s factory farm. First,
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted December 19, 2013 by

I agree the decision to close CCSF is perhaps the worst decision of the year but it must be taken as part of a whole- the wholesale removal of the have nots from the City by closing the one pathway
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To the Editor…

To the Editor…

Posted December 19, 2013 by

white boys still rule – whatever!if you look black you are! try telling a racist in this country you are mixed. Black Americans are mixed by definition – white boys have raped black women for centuries. I could go on
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The Day Rose Pak Saved 176 Tenants From Eviction

Posted December 18, 2013 by Randy Shaw

On December 16, Mayor Lee met with tech leaders and, according to the SF Chronicle, asked them to ” mobilize in support of the city’s effort to amend the Ellis Act, the state law that allows owners to evict tenants
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NAFTA at 20: State of the North American Worker

Posted December 18, 2013 by Jeff Faux

Twenty years since its passage, NAFTA has displaced workers on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, depressed wages, weakened unions, and set the terms of the neoliberal global economy. The North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, was the door
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