New VA Privatization Threat to Vets

Posted October 12, 2017 by Suzanne Gordon

On Thursday October 5th,the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)  the union that represents federal employees, held a briefing on the threat to privatize the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  Veterans, VHA caregivers, and policy
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More Reviews From The 40th Mill Valley Film Festival

Posted October 12, 2017 by

The titular “White Sun” is a metaphor for the clouded brightness of Nepal’s future.  As Deepak Rauniyar’s film shows, such problems as ironbound traditions and political differences make imagining a better life difficult.  Ex-Maoist soldier Chandra has returned to his
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SF’s Drug Containment Zone

Posted October 10, 2017 by

SF Lets Anything Go on 400 Block of Turk When I first got involved in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in 1980, I wondered why so many openly illegal drug sales activities were allowed  in the neighborhood. Then residents explained to me
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Ken Burns’ Vietnam Documentary Misses Mark

Posted October 10, 2017 by Anh Lê

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary, “The Vietnam War,” is a misnomer. The title suggests that it is a definitive history of the War in Viet Nam.  It is not. Burns and Novick’s title suggests that it offers a critical,
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California Game Changers: Reaffirming Affirmative Action

Posted October 10, 2017 by Erin Aubry Kaplan

Reinstating affirmative action is not as pie-in-the-sky as it sounds. A 2014 Field Poll found strong support for it across the board. Of all the controversial, national trendsetting ballot measures decided by California voters in the last generation, perhaps none
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SF Groups Mobilize for South Bay Housing

Posted October 5, 2017 by Garrett Bergthold

The San Francisco Housing Action Coalition (SFHAC) is doing something long overdue and badly needed: it is mobilizing pressure on city councils to build housing outside San Francisco. From Brisbane to Mountain View, SFHAC is showing the connection between the
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