If Bay Area peaceniks had their druthers, the whole SF Pride Manning-gate imbroglio would end tonight. Pride board members are scheduled to have a meeting at 7 p.m., at which point they'll probably discuss the issue and make a final decision on whether to reinstate Bradley Manning as a grand marshal ... More >>
Alas, it doesn't appear Jason Collins will be the grand marshal of the Pride parade. Neither will Bradley Manning who, depending on how you see it, is either a whistleblower or an accused traitor (or, perhaps, a combination of both).
Manning's suitability as a role model would be a wonderful topic ... More >>
A day after SF Weekly reported on the strangeness of SF Pride's choices for grand marshal for this year's pride parade, the committee did something even more strange.
On Friday, board president Lisa L. Williams released a statement withdrawing the committee's nomination of Army Private First Class ... More >>
"Who's Jason Collins?" For many, that was the predictable retort to the headline news -- and Sports Illustrated rollout -- of the announcement that Jason Collins is gay.
Locals may remember Collins from his days at Stanford, where he and his brother, Jarron, formed the first -- and lesser -- set of ... More >>
Famed San Francisco bar owner Marlena, aka Garry McClain, aka the Absolute Empress XXV, exulted after hearing he' d be one of several grand marshals at this year's LGBT pride parade -- a noteworthy comeback after the sale of his beloved eponymous drag bar.
He'll stand -- or rather, ride and wave a ... More >>
No more dressing up in ugly hospital gowns or sending mean Valentine's Day cards to Wells Fargo executives. It seems 99 percenters have decided it's time to go big or go home.On May 1, occupiers aren't just going to make life hell for Wells Fargo executives -- they are going to make life ... More >>
Just your average hackerIt's hard to sympathize with any of the people involved in the security breaches of Sony's computer systems -- and that includes the victims, or some of them anyway.
First, of course, are the hackers themselves. This might be totally illogical, given the damage they've don ... More >>
Serenaded by S.F. songbirdsOnly in San Francisco would a group of activists pay to protest President Barack Obama.Oakland activist Naomi Pitcairn personally shelled out $76,000 for a group of antiwar activists to access Obama's Thursday morning fund-raiser at the St Regis Hotel so that they could ... More >>
How private can you really be on the Internet?Last month, a lower court ruled against the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, which tried to block the U.S. Government from obtaining secret tweets for its WikiLeaks investigation. Now the EFF, which works to protect the people's dig ... More >>
When a phone call to your senator doesn't get attentionIf you were passing through downtown San Francisco early this morning your eyes might have wandered over to a group of women staging a protest San Francisco-style -- without their clothes on.What you saw was a handful of women from San Franci ... More >>
It pains us, Dear Reader, to ask the question. We like Berkeley. It has nice fruit trees and bright college students. But ask we must, because the Berkeley City Council has given us no choice.I mean, come on. When you schedule votes on two resolutions -- one supporting alleged Wikileaker Bradley ... More >>
Gil RiegoRainey Reitman of the Electronic Frontier Foundation speaks in support of Julian Assange and Bradley Manning
Martin MacKerel wanted to make sure no one got confused about the location of a hastily organized rally in favor of Wikileaks and its founder, Jullian Assange. Around 50 demon ... More >>