Years before a foot of track was laid for the Bart system my father collected record albums with miles of tracks pressed into the grooves he had hundreds of them and he always handled them by the edges he didn't want to get fingerprints, scratches or dust on them said it would ruin the sound (not to mention waste his hard earned money from his trusted Janitorial job over on Van Ness Ave) But as much as he tried to take care of those albums, he couldn't keep some of them from warping and getting scratched and those albums would
October 7, 2014
Several years ago former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom shared his vision of making SF the greenest city in America while in office. In more recent years Mayor Ed Lee has invited many tech giants into the city which has caused real estate prices to increase drastically. I have an idea that can address the holes in these two mayors' visions for the city.
Along with many things that are ever-changing in San Francisco is the crackdowns on the sidewalk grannies marketplace.
The sidewalk grannie market is generally elder female Chinese immigrants presumably selling odds and ends that they get for free.
They generally have fewer than 20 items at a time that range in price from 1-3 dollars.
May 20, 2014
The people concentrated in US prisons are largely Lumpen. In the classical sense the lumpen-proletariat are a subgroup of the proletariat. In the US this can better be defined as simply the Lumpen class. A “class” simply means people who have a common social or economic relation to society. I.e. in our case, as prisoners we share common relations to the capitalist mode of production--we don’t have a pot to piss in--that currently exists in US society. Our interaction to the means of production results in us existing as Lumpen.
April 14, 2014
At POOR Magazine's indigenous news-making circle we call Community Newsroom this April there was a storming result of women and organizations coming together with holiness to lead the circle. We got visitors from other parts of the country, and what they said confirmed that for some reason, gentrification and mistreatment is going on all over the United States. Our visitors came from Detroit to screen their film, “We Are Not Ghosts.”