Los Angeles And San Francisco Announce They Are Moving Forward With Plans To Start Public Banks

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

Close on the heels of the Public Banking Act being signed into law last week, LA City Council President Herb Wesson announced he will be introducing a motion within the week to hire a banking [...]

A Bay Area Housing Solution With Worker Empowerment Built In

By Aaron Fernando, Shareable.net -

As housing crises heat up across American cities, the San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing an extreme disparity: in 2017, it added three times as many jobs as it did new housing units for those [...]

Gentrification vs. Revitalization: The Fight For Affordable Housing In San Francisco

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A close up look at the epicenter of the nation's affordable housing crisis: San Francisco. We sit down with local residents and activists to hear about the manifold problems that gave rise to [...]

Whitewashing American History The WPA Mural Controversy In San Francisco

By Jack Heyman, Internationalist.org -

There has a been a controversy percolating the last couple of years over protests against the 13-panel “Life of Washington” murals painted in 1936 by Works Progress Administration (WPA) artist [...]

Seizing The Initiative

By Lester Spence, Dissentmagazine.org -

When we look back at the 2018 midterms, we will likely remember the historic victories of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and many others elected as part of [...]

San Francisco Erases $32 Million In Criminal Fees For 21,000 People

By Joe McCarthy, Globalcitizen.org -

Everything from finding a job to renting an apartment can be challenging when a criminal record is disclosed. As a result, formerly incarcerated people often struggle to get back on their feet [...]

SF Protesters Say No To “Techsploitation,” Block Buses With Scooters

By Charlotte Silver and Abraham Rodriguez, Missionlocal.org -

Fifty people blocked 14 tech buses by piling scooters in their path and lighting an orange flare at 24th and Valencia. One bus driver tried to move the scooters, but soon resigned himself to just [...]

Taking Steps Toward Public Options For Banking

By Oscar Perry Abello, Nextcity.org -

It’s been an interesting few weeks for the idea of public banking — establishing banks owned by government entities as a values-based alternative to ‘Wall Street’ banks. In San Francisco, where [...]

San Francisco Should Have A Public Bank To Leverage The Power Of Its Own Money

By Staff, Publicbankinginstitute.org -

San Francisco’s Municipal Bank Feasibility Task Force comes under pressure to provide a truly ethical and full-powered alternative — a Public Bank — in an article by Zac Townsend in the San [...]

Protesters Descend On ICE San Francisco Headquarters After Immigration Raids

By Antonia Blumberg, Huffingtonpost.com -

SAN FRANCISCO ― Hundreds of activists gathered on Wednesday outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building here to protest the arrests of more than 150 undocumented immigrants in [...]

How City-Owned Public Banks Could Transform Cities

By Oscar Perry Abello, Nextcity.org -

It’s no surprise that Malia Cohen worries about what local public dollars are doing. As a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the municipal legislative body, it’s her job to know [...]

SF Treasurer Announces Priorities Of Public Banking Task Force

By Staff, Sftreasurer.org -

Treasurer José Cisneros announced today the 16 members of the Municipal Bank Feasibility Task Force. The formation of the Task Force was recommended by the Board of Supervisors to identify and [...]

An SF City Bank Is Not Only Possible — It’s A Great Idea

By Tim Redmond, 48hills.org -

San Francisco faces no legal obstacles and no significant policy problems with creating a municipal bank, a recent report from the city’s budget and legislative analyst concludes. The report, [...]

Will San Francisco Be First City With A Public Bank?

By Staff, publicbankinginstitute.org -

By Staff of Public Banking Institute - San Francisco's Board of Supervisors released a new report last week that puts SF strongly in the running for the first city in the nation to launch a [...]

Dockworkers Showed Labor Movement How To Shut Down Fascists

By Peter Cole, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Peter Cole for In These Times - What role should the labor movement play in beating back the resurgence of fascism? Resistance, while a powerful concept, is far too vague. Local 10, the San [...]

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