Recently, the ACLU released more than 1,800 'suspicious activity reports' that the organization obtained through public records requests. The reports document supposed "suspicious activities" observed by law enforcement and civilians alike, and are part of a federal push to gather intelligence abo ... More >>
As much grief as Muni got over its "Defeat Jihad" ads it ran last summer, it's somewhat surprising to learn that the transit agency would want to risk starting a holy war in San Francisco. According to ABC, for the next few weeks, buses in San Francisco will be carrying more than just passengers - ... More >>
It's like something out of sci-fi: The bad guy, dressed in black, runs from police officers and manages to shimmy up a drainpipe and hide on a deserted roof. But then from behind him rises a small computerized helicopter that tracks his every move.Well, for Bay Area folks, that scenario might not be ... More >>
Last month, the Chronicle published an eye-opening story alleging Muni squandered $37 million in anti-terror grants on cameras it largely wasn't using. Perhaps the most jarring allegation, however, is one that Muni quickly copped to -- it shunted $5 million in federal anti-terror money into rail rep ... More >>
Erin SherbertStranger things have happened Early this morning, San Francisco police circled the OccupySF site on Justin Herman Plaza, donning helmets and batons, ready to raid the camp. But for some reason, after bringing in backup, the cops retreated a few hours later, calling off the planned ra ... More >>
No-speech zone?This might just be a first in the annals of Bay Area transit agencies' political suppression (such as those annals are). BART has fessed up to jamming cell-phone signals yesterday at downtown stations in San Francisco in order to disrupt protests over the death of Charles Hill, who ... More >>
Fox News probably doesn't think there is a difference between Osama and ObamaTwitter was abuzz after Fox News made the Freudian slip yesterday when announcing that Obama, not Osama, bin Laden is dead. Sure, the names are off by only one letter, but that one letter spells the difference between th ... More >>
The guy who made this tie deserves a reward.Did the CIA miss something? News reports have cited unnamed intelligence officials saying that they've only recently stumbled upon rumors that Osama bin Laden had been holed up in a luxury residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and not -- as had been assume ... More >>
Move along folks; nothing to see here.This Thursday, ferry passengers will launch from the Larkspur Terminal unaware of the presence of a terrorist. He plans to set off an improvised firebomb -- and the crew will scramble to put out the fire and calm passengers. Soon afterward, Marin Army Reserv ... More >>
Do not give this man directions to Fisherman's WharfHere's the good news: Everyone loves visiting San Francisco. And the bad: That includes terrorists. According to a recently released report, San Francisco is one of the nation's most terror-saturated cities. Between 1970 and 2007, 66 terror atta ... More >>
Carly Fiorina wants no suspected terrorist to go unarmedRepublicans aren't generally big on respecting the constitutional rights of suspected terrorists, but -- as The New York Times' Gail Collins pointed out in a funny column yesterday -- they seem to have found their voice on one thing they don ... More >>
He's on the right...For shoppers wishing to give America the gift of national security, consider sending your favorite Pentagon staffer an SF Weekly. No offense to Jane's Defence Weekly, but a Senate Foreign Relations Committee report released Monday suggests the publication you're now reading pr ... More >>
She's closed Camp Casey outside George W. Bush's Crawford ranch and recently lost her bid to unseat Nancy Pelosi in Congress. Now Cindy Sheehan is taking on Barack Obama, claiming the U.S. president is the same sort of warmonger as her previous foes. But no less an anti-war authority ... More >>
The next wave of post-9/11 political films trades sobriety for satire.
Iraq War movie Stop-Loss does its best not to mention the war.
Don't let Paul Haggis' heavy hand stop you from seeing his latest
Two hardened journalists and a newbie go after a war criminal in this dark and dirty winner
The Iraq war is the setting for ... high camp?
A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the Twin Towers
Paradise Now finds humor in the mission of suicide bombers
A powerful vision of four Palestinian women in the afterlife
What Are Words For?
Anti-war activists ignored Saddam Hussein's horrendous crimes against ordinary Iraqis. Do they have anything -- beyond anti-Bush demonstrations -- to offer the oppressed in Iran and Syria?
Inside the Patriot Defenders Network, which is busy supporting our veterans, troops, and families, and respecting God, country, flag, and president
An unfond look back at Freedom Toast, TV jingoes, and a pro-war bully called Tony Hall
When it comes to terrorism and U.S. atomic power plants, we may as well put Homer Simpson in charge
This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter
24 has been the most talked-about show of the season and for all the wrong reasons
This is no time for softheaded governing. In this election, Prop. F and Dennis Herrera pass the confidence test; MUD fails completely.
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Let's Agree to Disagree; Coming Together
With an October trial in the offing, prosecutors had every intention of proving that Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson was a domestic terrorist who helped plant bombs under police cars 26 years ago.