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. His new book is The Tenderloin: Sex, Crime and Resistance in the Heart of San Francisco

Articles by Randy Shaw

Will SF’s New Tech Workers Vote?

Posted September 16, 2014 by

Those who believe and/or fear that tech workers will reshape San Francisco politics are in for a surprise come Election Day: much of this group will not vote. I base this on two factors. First, I have heard too much
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Campos-Chiu Politics and Airbnb

Posted September 15, 2014 by

The SF Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee holds a hearing on September 15 on new rules governing Airbnb and other tourist rentals of apartments. Unfortunately, the process surrounding this vital  legislation has become a mess. (Update: After a 7
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49ers Hide Behind “Due Process”

Posted September 11, 2014 by

Claiming “Ray McDonald is not Ray Rice,” San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York said on Tuesday that “due process” must play out before the team would suspend the team’s alleged woman batterer. But York soon made clear that he had
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Obama’s Betrayal

Posted September 9, 2014 by

President Obama’s latest broken commitment to millions of undocumented immigrants and their supporters is a stab in the back to all activists working for social change. After setting an end of summer deadline for an Executive Order legalizing millions, the
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Next Steps for UN Plaza Night Market

Posted September 9, 2014 by

The September 5 opening of the UN Plaza Night Market was a tremendous success. Turnout exceeded projections, to the point where some food trucks ran out of food. Credit goes to DPW Director Mohammed Nuru and Carolyn Diamond of the
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Will Republican James Fang Win Again?

Posted September 8, 2014 by

This November should be the worst of all times for an incumbent BART Board member to face voters. It’s voters’ first chance to punish BART management for the 2013 strike. Recent reports have highlighted “smelly and filthy” San Francisco BART
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Friday Night Market in UN Plaza

Posted September 5, 2014 by

September 5 starts what hopefully will be a positive future for long troubled UN Plaza: A Friday Night Market. Initiated by the SF Department of Public Works and the Market Street Association, the planned market has partnered with Ansanelli Productions,
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Is the Internet Good for Us?

Posted September 4, 2014 by

New books examining the broader social impacts of the Internet fall into two camps. Some view the Internet, new media and social media as forces of liberation; others, as reinforcing oppression.  My reading has found both approaches relying on  superficiality
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