Politics

10 Feb 2022

Letter From an SF Teacher: Don’t Recall our School Board!

By Gloria Maciejewski A lifelong educator with SFUSD and a district parent Nothing has been more anxiety-provoking and stressful than experiencing the COVID19 pandemic as both a parent of two kids, and an educator who has dedicated my life to public elementary schools in SFUSD. During school closure, I helped

Guest Writer 6
07 Dec 2022

Twitter CEO Elon Musk Reportedly Forcing Workers to Sleep On-Site

Twitter is allegedly forcing its few remaining employees to sleep in makeshift bedrooms at its Market Street headquarters. A whistleblower alerted San Francisco’s 311 service, backed up by a Forbes report that described conference rooms rudely converted to “modest bedrooms featuring unmade mattresses, drab curtains and giant conference-room telepresence monitors.” Anonymous employees

Jake Warren 4
06 Dec 2022

SFPD Goes Full Cyberpunk With Killer Robots

Written By Mona Taleb-Agha UPDATE: The Board of Supervisors reversed the decision. SFPD WILL NOT HAVE KILLER ROBOTS. Last week in San Francisco, controversy arose when the board of supervisors decided in an 8-3 vote in favor of a policy proposal allowing the SFPD to utilize military-grade weaponry against civilians,

Guest Writer 1
30 Nov 2022

Locking Up the Mentally Ill, Involuntarily, is Making A Comeback

New York City Mayor Eric Adams just announced his initiative to renew involuntary commitment. A “common misunderstanding persists that we cannot provide involuntary assistance unless the person is violent,” said Adams, with the New York Times reporting. “Going forward, we will make every effort to assist those who are suffering

Jake Warren 1
29 Nov 2022

The Vallejo Police Department Is Corrupt, And Why You Should Care

The Bay Area has always acted as if it was exceptional – and in some ways it is. The Bay Area is exceptionally beautiful and exceptionally wealthy. It’s also, in some ways, exceptionally full of shit.  The Vallejo Police Department’s history of unchecked murder and normalized use of lesser forms

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 0
22 Nov 2022

Fentanyl Crisis Claims Over 500 Lives

“As society degrades, a broader segment of it will choose drugs, moving images, dormancy. Yet this subset will cling, surprisingly, to a single public duty: that of electing a ruling class.” —Author Miles Klee, June 2012 A grim new statistic has emerged in the wake of 2022’s messy midterm elections.

Jake Warren 2
22 Nov 2022

Sam Bankman-Fried, The Founder of FTX Is From The Bay?

If you think your life is chaotic, you can rest assured that it certainly isn’t as chaotic as Sam Bankman-Fried’s life. If you’re unfamiliar with Mr. Bankman, he’s the founder and former CEO of FTX, which up until about 5 fucking minutes ago was the 2nd largest crypto exchange in

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 0
16 Nov 2022

I Need To Get Real With You for A Minute

I get that this is the cost of doing business, but the flip side is that nearly all media, from music to writing to photography, is now expected to be free. The traditional business model has failed, and the only sustainable one going forward is for readers to support the publications they love and rely on.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0