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Commentary: Resist: Serving (and) feeding the people

Commentary: Resist: Serving (and) feeding the people

By Christina A. DiEdoardo

In Bay Area activist circles, we often draw — whether consciously or otherwise — a hard distinction between "actions" (which cost money and resources) and "fundraisers."

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By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | December 5, 2018

In 2013, a woman from the Dominican Republic landed in Miami. While she was hoping to witness the birth of her grandchild, police had other ideas, arresting her on an outstanding drug charge. She was taken to the local jail and processed.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | November 28, 2018

I don't talk about my status and personal experience as a trans woman in this column very often, mainly because it's not directly relevant to the topic under discussion.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 20, 2018

Recently, a Dutchman named Emile Ratelband began a unique legal fight. He wanted to legally change his age. At 69, he claimed that his age made it hard for him to score on dating sites and requested to be 49 instead.

By Belo Cipriani | November 14, 2018

In a chilly November afternoon in 2008, I tapped my white cane down Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, California and entered Pegasus Books.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | November 14, 2018

Just as Malcolm and Macduff gathered their forces for the final assault on Macbeth's castle, anti-fascists in San Francisco and around the country continue to rise regardless of the outcome of last week's midterm elections.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | November 7, 2018

My readers are all time travelers. For me, the 2018 midterm is still a moment in my near future, not a moment of the near past. I don't know the outcomes and can only make a somewhat educated guess about what's to come.

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | October 31, 2018

In a week that began with the leak of the regime's plan to regulate trans and nonbinary Americans out of existence ... one sentence stays in my mind.

By Gwendolyn Ann Smith | October 24, 2018

Bleary-eyed, as the first streams of dawn's light appeared on the horizon, I checked in on my phone. It's a sort of daily ritual that I suspect I share with a large part of the world, as I try to get a sense of what's changed overnight by friendly voices

By Christina A. DiEdoardo | October 17, 2018

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.

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.

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