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Black Panthers at 50: Reflections on their legacy

Black Panther logo

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, founded in Oakland, California. I went to the Oakland Museum of California to see the exhibit "All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50" and it got me to reflect on how the Panthers and other movements of that era affected many radical projects that continued in their legacy.

February 1918 Vol 1 No 5

VOL 1. FEBRUARY, 1918, NEW YORK NO. 5.

The 1937 and 1938 San Francisco retail strikes - Michael B Reagan

Retail strikers, San Francisco 1938

A history of the Department Store Employees Union Local 1100 and the 1937 and 1938 San Francisco retail strikes.

Solidarity, as weapon and practice, versus killer cops and white supremacy

Cindy Milstein blogs about the wave of protests against police killings in the Bay Area, in the wake of the killings of Mike Brown and Eric Garner.

Increasingly, if you want to stay, home in San Francisco = resistance

There is a noticeable and necessary sea change in “solidarity not charity” eviction defense in San Francisco, as evidenced by the November 18, 2014, rally outside yet another endangered home, this time in Hayes Valley at 194 Gough Street. That shift isn’t accidental; it’s due, in particular, to the tenants themselves, who carefully curated their own “Save Our Homes” public plea.

The Giants won and capitalism is the loss

Cindy Milstein on the celebratory rioting which followed the San Francisco Giants winning the world series, and its background.

The One Big Union Monthly (January 1937)

Articles from the January 1937 issue of The One Big Union Monthly, with articles on fascism, sit-down strikes and the death of Francisco Ascaso. Contributors include Gefion, Tor Cedervall, William Macphee, Melvin W. Jackson, Charles Velsek, John Lind and Jim Seymour.

Whatever Happened at the End-Up?

An account of queer workers at a gay bar in San Francisco organising in the IWW. From Tsunami #1 (March 1995). Photo via tumblr.