Activism

11 Oct 2019

The 2019 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. Seeing as the 2019 Election is less than a month away we figured it was time to put out our voter guide to help you decide who and what to vote for on Tuesday, November 5th 2019. Absentee

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08 Oct 2019

Government Tear Gas vs Molotov Cocktails: Hong Kong’s Street Fight for Democracy

  Riot police and protesters fought fierce battles up and down Kowloon’s Nathan Road in Hong Kong on October 1st. Hundreds of tear gas canisters and Molotov cocktails were thrown, and dozens of arrests were made.  During citywide protests on that day, police used lethal force for the first time, after

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07 Oct 2019

Why You Should Support Dean Preston for District 5 Supervisor

Political junkies call electoral contests such as the one coming this November an off-year election.  The characteristics of such elections are: no big political office such as President or Governor, low voter turnout, and usually a more conservative electorate.  But interested BAS readers can turn San Francisco’s off-year election into

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03 Oct 2019

The Careful, Calculated Ways Crisis Pregnancy Centers Hurt Women

by Kate Brunotts In May of this year, Alabama passed a bill gravely restricting reproductive rights coined The Human Life Protection Act. Under this law, any doctor who performs an abortion in cases outside of rape or incest is subject to Class A felony charges, equating to a prison sentence

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01 Oct 2019

Recycling Trash, to Make Awesome Costumes & Art : Trash Mash-Up

DRAWN FROM THE CITY: Illustrations and Interviews of SF’s Best, first appeared in The Bold Italic in 2015 and ran through 2016. We at broke-assstuart.com liked them so much we asked Crystal if we could put them out again as a time capsule of SF’s creative scene during the height of the

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26 Sep 2019

E-cigarette Executive Claims Only Side-Effect of ‘Vaping’ is looking like a ‘Douche bag’

“we did extensive testing, and the only measurable side effect of vaping, was a significant increase of douche levels in individuals.”

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25 Sep 2019

The Strange Economy of Fake Urine

by Hannah Harkness One day, when I was relaying my usual drug-testing rant to a fellow stand-up comic, they responded “Oh yeah, and you can just jump those tests with fake piss anyway. I got a job at a children’s hospital doing that.” Before this point, I’d only ever heard

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24 Sep 2019

Chasing Patti Smith Through the Haight, & through History

There she was, just within reach, the famous punk rocker poet, the shamaness beaming raw mystic power, the one, and only Patti Smith. There she was, right on Haight Street hovering in the San Francisco sunshine her presence breaking through the fog, still amongst the ragged street kids all refusing

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