Activism

16 Feb 2022

What They’re Not Telling You About Bay Area Starbucks Closures

Is your neighborhood Starbucks closed?  According to local news reports, several Starbucks locations are struggling with “staffing shortages.” Considering that we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic, this seems plausible. But there’s a larger story at play here that’s not making headlines.  Last December, employees at the Elmwood

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01 Dec 2021

Anarcho-Curious? Bound Together Bookstore Sees “Record Sales”

Anarchism means different things to different people. For some, it’s synonymous with chaos. For others, it’s a compelling alternative to structural hierarchies. Either way, it’s a loaded term, resistant to tidy definitions and often crudely portrayed. Generally, though, anarchism is anti-capitalist, as it opposes “exploitation of man by man” and

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08 Nov 2021

How to Get $300+ Worth of Free Stuff at Rad Bay Area Restaurants

I am extremely excited to announce the release of The Delicious Card! Delicious cardholders get awesome deals at over 37 delectable Bay Area eateries! Membership is a great way to explore new places, support local businesses, AND support local journalism. And all you gotta do is join the Broke-Ass Stuart Patreon for $10

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17 Nov 2021

Uber Founder’s Latest Sinister Business Venture Lands in Oakland & SF

You may be familiar with Uber founder Travis Kalanick. In 2017, Kalanick was forced to resign as CEO after complaints of Uber’s toxic workplace culture surfaced, including claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. Nevertheless, this tick has found a new host. Kalanick has since launched another highly exploitative and secretive

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19 Oct 2021

Black Panther Party Alumni, Punk Artists Join Forces to Revive Radical Roots

It all began here in Oakland 55 years ago: the rise of what would become a global movement for equal civil rights under the law, for oppressed brothers and sisters of every stripe. With a “radical” idea of what equality looks like and a 10-point platform, the Black Panther Party

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30 Sep 2021

Protestors Shut Down GG Bridge Traffic to Call for $3.5T Funding Package, Pathway to Citizenship

By Eli Walsh A group of immigrant rights activists shut down traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge Thursday morning to call on federal legislators to pass trillions of dollars in social program spending and create a pathway to citizenship for people living in the country illegally. Activists with the Bay

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26 Oct 2020

5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW to Make 2020 Less Awful

Hi everyone! Nivi here, founder of Soapbox Project, a media startup that makes socia impact easy for busy people. It’s so nice to meet you. I’ve been following Broke-Ass Stuart over a year now (though it’s felt more like a decade). For me, living through a pandemic has been a

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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08 Jun 2020

Photos from This Weekend’s Golden Gate Bridge Protest

We’re on week three of the nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd and the systemic oppression of people of color. Over the weekend there were a couple dozen protests throughout the Bay Area and it was amazing. It’s incredible to see so many people from all walks

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