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Commentary: Resist: On resistance and accommodation

Commentary: Resist: On resistance and accommodation

By Christina A. DiEdoardo

Other than the act itself, perhaps the most disgraceful aspect of the internment of Japanese-Americans in the Bay Area and elsewhere by the federal government in 1942 was the fact that most who were not of Japanese ancestry did nothing to protest.

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By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | October 10, 2018

In April 2015, a year before the Departments of Justice and Education under President Barack Obama issued guidance to public schools clarifying that Title IX protected transgender students, a school district in Virginia faced a dilemma...

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | October 3, 2018

To many, the city of San Francisco has long gotten more credit for being a "progressive" municipal government than the actual deeds of its employees and elected officials would merit.


By Christina A. DiEdoardo | September 19, 2018

As the hours crept toward dawn Friday, September 14, most of San Francisco was asleep. Some of those who weren't were making history in Civic Center next to the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | September 5, 2018

After more than a decade fighting for the people of Oakland, both in the streets and the halls of government, Cat Brooks decided to run for mayor after she saw first-hand how some of the city's most marginalized residents struggle to survive.


By Christina A. DiEdoardo | August 22, 2018

In the Bay Area, actions at the start and end of the month provided stark examples of how much the situation has changed in a year - and why our tactics in countering the fascists need to change too.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | August 15, 2018

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at an elementary school LGBTQ support group, where I shared my experiences as someone who is now as old as so many of the "community elders" I met when I was first coming out.


By Christina A. DiEdoardo | August 8, 2018

Oakland recently served as an example to the entire country on what intersectionality means in practice by bringing together activists from all over the Bay Area to defend not only a city, but the memory of one of its lost daughters.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | July 25, 2018

Six months ago, Rebeccalyn Mir Bilodeau pulled off a miracle by leading a team that saved Wicked Grounds, the only kink- and leather-friendly coffeehouse on the West Coast, from closure.


By Bradford Wolfe and Alex Grey | July 25, 2018

There are a limitless number of characteristics that people typically associate with porn stars; these individuals are often presumed to be wild, promiscuous, money-hungry, and morally bankrupt, endorsing an industry rich in corruption and violence.

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