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 [...]

Can Cities Create Net Neutrality? The SF Plan

By Ed Lee and Mark Farrell, www.sfchronicle.com -

By Ed Lee and Mark Farrell for The San Francisco Chronicler - The Internet is no longer a luxury available to a select few. It is an essential tool for communication, education and [...]

San Francisco Plans Free College Education To Residents

By Nanette Asimov, www.sfgate.com -

By Nanette Asimov for San Francisco Chronicle - City College of San Francisco will be free of charge to all city residents under a deal announced Monday by Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Jane Kim [...]

Climate Scientists Protest Trump Administration In San Francisco

By Sarah Emerson, www.motherboard.vice.com -

By Sarah Emerson for Motherboard - With hope, exhaustion, and a fair bit of anger, dozens of scientists and climate experts met to protest the coming Trump Administration. An estimated 26,000 [...]

Launching Injustice Boycott In Standing Rock, San Francisco, And NYC

By Shaun King, www.medium.com -

By Shaun King for Medium - It’s an organized resistance, driven by local people and activists, supported by passionate believers all over the country and around the world. Just as the Montgomery [...]

San Francisco Authorities Respond To Guerrilla Bike Lanes…

By Alex Bowden, www.road.cc -

By Alex Bowden for Road.CC - Earlier this year we reported on the San Francisco Transformation Agency (SFMTrA), a group of cyclists who have been creating mock-protected bike lines with cones as [...]

San Francisco Lab Launches New Era Of Glyphosate Testing In Food

By Staff, www.sustainablepulse.com -

By Staff of Sustainable Pulse - Anresco Laboratories in San Francisco has launched unique low detection testing program for glyphosate residues in final food products and soil samples from all [...]

San Francisco State University Student Hunger Strike Victory

By Michael Barba, www.sfexaminer.com -

By Michael Barba for San Francisco Examiner - Faculty and students reached a sweeping agreement Wednesday afternoon with San Francisco State University President Leslie Wong to end a hunger [...]

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