Randy Shaw

Randy Shaw is the Editor of Beyond Chron and the Director of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Housing Clinic, which publishes Beyond Chron. Shaw is the author of four books on activism, including The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century, and Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century.

Articles by Randy Shaw

Teresa Frandrich and Diego DeLeo both stopped Ellis evictions

Court Stops North Beach Ellis Eviction

Posted December 18, 2014 by

In another victory for long-term senior San Francisco tenants, on December 17 the San Francisco Superior Court quashed the Ellis eviction of North Beach poet Diego DeLeo. DeLeo’s case galvanized tenants. His victory marks yet another legal victory for longterm,
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U.S. Gets Another “F” On Homelessness

Posted December 17, 2014 by

In a cruel accident of economics, prosperous times drive housing prices higher, beyond the reach of the poor.  Because their numbers are fewer, they are less visible and their voices less powerful.  But they are no less in need. Prosperity
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2014 was breakthrough year for marriage equality

The Best and Worst of 2014

Posted December 16, 2014 by

2014 has been a very strange political year. Major breakthroughs for gay marriage, undocumented immigrants and fast food workers were combined with a midterm election that empowered forces opposed to progress in all three areas. 2014 brought young people into
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Cindy Wu

Mayor Lee Should Appoint Cindy Wu D3 Supe

Posted December 15, 2014 by

In early January, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will appoint a District 3 supervisor to replace David Chiu. One candidate stands out: the current President of the San Francisco Planning Commission, Cindy Wu. Wu is far and away the best
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Last Days of Tenderloin Museum Indiegogo Campaign!

Posted December 15, 2014 by

If you have been putting off helping to open the Tenderloin Museum, its indiegogo campaign, https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-tenderloin-museum , has only two more days. Make your tax-deductible donation now! Don’t miss out on a chance for the world to learn of the
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Next Steps Against Police Shootings?

Posted December 11, 2014 by

It’s been two weeks since the Ferguson grand jury ignited a new wave of protests against police shootings of African-Americans, and a week since the Staten Island grand jury added fuel to the fire in the Eric Garner case. Keeping
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TNR and the Power of NYC Media

Posted December 9, 2014 by

The New Republic magazine had a staff upheaval last week. Based on the massive coverage in the New York Times and the volume of tweets from journalists, one would think that the very fabric of national political debate has been
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