San Francisco

Big Oil and Climate Science on Trial

March 30, 2018

Climate change science is basis of San Francisco and Oakland’s legal case against Big Oil companies, to make them pay billions for rising public cost of rising sea level due to global warming. In a surprise move, Chevron admits humans are causing climate change but says the company is not liable

The People's Summit 2017

June 20, 2017
San Francisco city representative Jane Kim tells Paul Jay that she helped lead successful ballot initiatives that won a higher minimum wage, free college for all, and a much higher affordable housing component in new developments; much of this fight has been against corporate Democrats

US Federal Reserve

November 15, 2013
Economists Bill Black and Greg Palast discuss Fed Chair nominee Janet Yellen’s record, pointing to her support of the repeal of Glass-Steagall as an indication of how she’ll work with Wall Street.

Frustrated with Congressional Inaction, Immigrant Communities Resist Deportations

October 29, 2013

David Bacon: Grassroots communities take matters into their own hands in the absence of Congressional action on immigration reform.  

Would Janet Yellin as Fed Chair Mark a Shift in Economic Policy?

October 9, 2013

Bill Black: Yellin’s confirmation marks a victory for progressive democrats?

Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Share Close Financial Ties to Defense Industry

July 30, 2013

Vote to protect citizens privacy is struck down not based on party lines but campaign contributions from the defense industry

Workers/People's Rights

July 18, 2013
Despite billions of dollars in subsidies, professional sports teams often squeeze lowest wage workers; in San Francisco concession workers are fighting back

Community Victory over Major Healthcare Corporation

July 3, 2013

A community and labor coalition has just won a years-long battle against the largest private healthcare provider in San Francisco

Nurses, Environmentalists Lead Keystone XL Protest in San Francisco

June 21, 2013

National Nurses United lead protest against Keystone XL pipeline highlighting possible health impact.