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ENDORSEMENTS! The case for six progressive supes, Kim for state Senate …

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This is, to channel our favorite presidential contender of 2016, a HUUUGE election. There’s an increasingly scary presidential race, control of San Francisco City Hall up for grabs, and crucial state and local ballot measures. >> CLICK HERE FOR OUR PRINTABLE CLEAN SLATE GUIDE TO TAKE TO THE POLLS In June, most local progressives did well, and while the Bernie Bump was...

ENDORSEMENTS for California Democratic Party delegates

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The California Democratic Party has long been dominated by insiders, politicians linked to big campaign donors – and that has prevented the party from going in a truly progressive direction. But that’s changing as a new generation of activists are running for statewide delegate positions. It’s going to be a process: All of the statewide elected officials (all Democrats) hold...

Support local journalism! Score Vintage Bay Guardian logo stuff

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In honor of our 50th anniversary, we've partnered with 48 Hills to revive the vintage '70s Bay Guardian logo! Support local, independent media and score vintage Guardian logo tees, totes, and bumper stickers. >> VISIT THE SHOP NOW <<  

Join us at the 48 Hills Gala on May 2!

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48 Hills, the daily independent news and culture site launched by former Bay Guardian editors, is celebrating six years of essential local journalism! Join us for the festivities on May 2, including entertainment, music, food, drinks, and some very special guests—including a special honor for the Anchor Brewing union organizers, who successfully unionized the company's workers this year! Please come...

VOTE Jan 8 to reform the Democratic Party!

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The Democratic Party controls California – and yet, this deep-blue state still suffers under Prop 13, still allows landlords to control the political agenda (at the cost of thousands of evictions and a homeless epidemic), and is going to struggle to create an effective response to Donald Trump. That’s because the California Democratic Party is still a corporate-run operation, dominated...

Endorsements for the March 3, 2020 primary

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Below are our complete endorsements for the March 3, 2020 primary elections.  PRESIDENT Bernie Sanders Two elements come into play in the presidential primary, and we think both favor Sanders. The first, of course, is beating Trump. We do not subscribe to the “Bernie or bust” theory, and in November, we will be endorsing and strongly supporting any Democrat who wins the nomination....

Putting tenants first in the Democratic Party

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“That’s Sacramento” the old timers say, as they shake their heads. For the entire time that I’ve worked on housing justice in San Francisco, housing activists have told me about about our inability, year after year, decade after decade to defeat the Ellis Act and Costa Hawkins, two laws that were written for and by the real estate industry...

New Book! Tom Ammiano’s ‘Kiss My Gay Ass’ recalls SF political history

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Tom Ammiano's story could only happen in one place: San Francisco. Reflecting on a life of teaching, stand-up comedy, activism, and bloodsport politics, Tom sat down at his kitchen table and wrote his story as only he can tell it. Now you get to read it. Kiss My Gay Ass: My trip down the Yellow Brick Road through activism, stand-up, and...

Guardian Archives Project phase 1 launched!

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We're happy to announce that the first phase of our project to recover and make available all 50 years of the Bay Guardian has launched! We've rebuilt all print articles and blog entries 2006-2014 in an online searchable database. The database is being hosted by our sister site, 48 Hills. SEARCH THE ARCHIVE HERE! Soon we'll be adding pictures to the...

Our publisher’s ‘must-read’ history of US protests is out now!

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"Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States" by 48 Hills publisher and arts editor Marke B is out today on Lerner Books (available everywhere, but please support your local bookshop and Bookshop.org). It's already been called "a must-read for understanding our current times" (Book Riot) and "a thoroughly representative book" (Kirkus Reviews),...