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

Stanford students block San Mateo Bridge on January 19, 2015

Activists Must Do More Than Disrupt

Posted January 22, 2015 by

As young people across the nation continue to block highways and transit systems, their commitment to the cause of racial justice has stirred millions. In the St. Louis region whose Ferguson shooting galvanized nationwide protests, longtime activists Laura Barrett of
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Board President London Breed and Supervisor Scott Wiener lead Board's "moderate" majority

San Francisco’s Political Shift

Posted January 20, 2015 by

San Francisco has its most “moderate” Board of Supervisors since 2001. It also has its first President since 2001 who reached the Board backed by landlord rather than tenant groups. Does this shift to a more “moderate” Board matter?  Not
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Alternative Weeklies Thrive—in the East Bay

Posted January 20, 2015 by

According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s C. W. Nevius, “opinionated, news-driven independent newspapers are slipping away.” Nevius’ January 16 lament was triggered by news that the SF Weekly will have more of an arts an entertainment focus, which is how
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Has Obama Fulfilled the Dreams of 2008?

Posted January 15, 2015 by

Barack Obama entered the White House with high expectations. As he begins year seven, he has revived the economy, made Obamacare a success, protected over five million undocumented immigrants, filled federal judicial openings with Democrats,  established new relations with Cuba, reduced
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Mayor Lee’s First Term Report Card

Posted January 13, 2015 by

After the January 11, NY Times graded Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first year, I realized that it was time to issue San Francisco Mayor Lee’s first term report card. Lee became interim mayor in January 2011, and has completed four
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Kamala Harris is strongest candidate

Kamala Harris Holds All the Cards for 2016

Posted January 12, 2015 by

The media loves speculating about future elections. It is far more interested in the daily plans of likely Republican presidential primary candidate Jeb Bush than in covering issues like the lack of safe and affordable housing, which impacts millions of
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