It was about 2 in the morning on June 13 when San Francisco police in riot gear raided the occupier camp in the former Hayes Valley Farm, arrested seven activists, and bulldozed over the newly planted crops. The group had moved into the space, which they rechristened Gezi Gardens in solidarity with protests in Turkey, on June 1 in a bid to keep the 2.2-acre parcel open for growing food instead of becoming a $42 million mixed-use development. Hand-lettered banners and sidewalk chalk slogans touted catchphrases like "Crops not Condos," "Liberate the Land," and "Harvests not Hipsters." It all... More >>>